Welcome to the Downtown Y!

The Downtown YMCA has been a cornerstone in Columbia’s community for over 150 years. With state-of-the-art exercise equipment, sports programs, an extensive group exercise schedule, and much more, the Downtown YMCA is ideal for the fitness-minded.

The Downtown YMCA has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and interests. Please take a few minutes to learn about our new facility.

Amenities at the Downtown YMCA:

  • Wellness center with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment
  • Steam room and sauna for men and women
  • Over 50 different group exercise classes
  • Functional training space with free, high-intensity group exercise classes and open use times
  • Yoga studio for low impact classes
  • Free weights area
  • Virtual spin bikes with over 1,500 on-demand cycle classes
  • Memberships include access to all five YMCA of Columbia locations
  • Towel service
  • Parking
  • ADA-compliant facility

Contact AJ Hernandez to learn more! Tours are available during regular branch hours or you may contact us to schedule a tour.

Questions? Our Membership Policies or FAQs may have the answer.

Downtown YMCA Membership Rates

Community-Wide Membership

Ballentine, Downtown, NorthWest, Jeep Rogers and Orangeburg Facilities

Joining Fee

Monthly Draft

Young Adult (Ages 15-20) $50 $34
Adult (Ages 21 & up)
$50 $51
Family (2 adults + dependents)
$50 $76

Visit any local YMCA of Columbia location to join or join online.

Please note: those ages 15-17, those with a corporate membership discount, or those with financial assistance must visit the Y to join.

YMCA Holiday Operation Hours:

  • New Year’s Day – closed
  • Easter Day – closed
  • Memorial Day – regular operating schedule
  • Independence Day – closed
  • Labor Day – closed
  • Thanksgiving Day – closed
  • Christmas Eve – close at 2 pm
  • Christmas Day – closed
  • New Year’s Eve – close at 2 pm