Michiana Family YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

Welcome to the

Michiana Family YMCA

The Michiana Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.



Greatest Chefs of MichianaOne Saturday, February 27, 2016, Chefs from Michiana's top restaurants have been teamed with a local "celebrity" to help the Y serve up a helping of life-changing programs to kids and families. Together, they will create a new dish to be featured at the chef's restaurant during the month of February.

We encourage you to try all of the dishes, and vote for your favorite. The signature dishes, chefs, and celebrities will be featured at a gala event taking place at the Century Center in South Bend on the 27th.

Last year’s event raised over $200,000 to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and give back to our neighbors in need.

Tickets for the evening are now available; voting has already begun.

Click here for more information about the Greatest Chefs of Michiana!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And you can get married (or renew your vows) at the Y on Valentine's Day this year!

(we've never been great at rhyming).

Celebrate Valentine's Day by saying "I Do" to your true love.  On Sunday, February 14th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, we will have an officiant on hand to perform marriage ceremonies and renewal of vows.  

You bring an Indiana Marriage Certificate and your spouse, we'll provide pictures, a ceremony and a decorated space for up to 10 guests.  (If you're already married, you won't need to bring a marriage certificate.)

Registration will open on February 1st and a $20 donation to the Y is requested.  Walk-ins will also be accepted.  Contact our Welcome Center for more details.  



Start your new year off right!

From January 1 to January 16th, 2016, we're waiving the joining fee for new members.  That's a savings of up to $50!  

Our memberships include all adult fitness classes, free childwatch and a great staff who are here to help you reach your health goals!  And we're so much more!  At the Y, you're joining a movement that cares about you and our community!

Click here for more information about joining the Y!

openhouse Beat Cabin Fever This Winter!

Between December 26-31, 2015, the Michiana Family Y invites you to try out all that we have to offer for free.  Adults can sample any of our group fitness classes.  If you have kids, there is something for them as well.  Try out our child watch area while you are exercising.  

Please bring a photo ID for all adults 18 and over.  The Michiana Family YMCA is located at 1201 Northside Blvd in South Bend (just east of the Farmer's Market).

If you have questions, please contact Chasity Everett at 574-287-9622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Are you up for an easy challenge for the holiday? November 26th, Thanksgiving, through January 1st, New Years, we encourage you to watch your food portions and to get some activity in during the holidays.

Members that choose to participate in this challenge will pay $10 to enter. If you gain weight at the end of the challenge you lose your $10, but If you stay the same or lose weight, you will receive a custom athletic shirt to show off your victory!

Please stop by the welcome center between November 18th through the 25th to register and weigh in. Contact Chasity Everett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.
All new moves and music are coming your way on Saturday, October 17th at our Les Mills Relaunch Party! We will be featuring all 5 of our Les Mills formats - grab a friend and join us! This event is free and open to the public! Please email Natalie Tavernier, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions. The schedule is as follows

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(note: * indicates that we recommend pre-registering at our welcome center)

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd for the launch of two PILOXING classes! We are hosting a Master Trainer from PILOXING who has trained several of our group fitness instructors. She will be leading us in PILOXING® Barre at 9:15am and PILOXING® Knockout at 10:15am. Members and non-members are welcome to attend! Both of these classes will be featured on our October Group Exercise Schedule.

We are very proud of our 9-time Indiana YMCA State Championship team. Not only for their wins, but for the friendships and self-confidence developed through teamwork and individual excellence as a member of the team. Kids ages 5-18 may join the Stingrays any time of the year. Our seasons are September through March and May through July.

Your child may join the team when able to swim a minimum of 2 lengths (50 yards) of both front crawl and backstroke, and has been introduced to breast stroke. Swim team members must be Full Members of Michiana Family YMCA.


aquatics brochure Aquatics is kind of our thing. We are a national leader in swim instruction for all ages and water safety. Our pool is a great place where families can enjoy swimming together. We reserve "Open Swim" times in our pool every week for this very reason. We also offer a lap swimming option for those wanting a great cardiovascular workout. Laps not your thing? Water fitness classes are a fun way to exercise, and the low-impact workout builds strength and flexibility for people of all ages. If you are looking for more competitive swim programs, we have those too. Finally, and most importantly, our pool is a great place to have fun and exercise but your safety is our highest priority.

Download our 2015 Aquatics Brochure

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Read more about our financial assistance.