We are more than a gym. We are the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities.

The Y offers an exciting and energizing way to stay active and get involved in the greater St. Louis, MO, and Southwest Illinois communities. If you need a motivation to keep you moving, there's no better place to turn than the YMCA, where we take fitness and fun seriously as the best parts of a healthy lifestyle.



Gateway Region YMCA Blogs

4 Essential Tips That Will Keep You Safe!

It is estimated that two thirds of drowning victims are poor or non-swimmers. Nationwide statistics,...

How do I become a Lifeguard at the Y?

Being a lifeguard is an excellent choice for someone who is comfortable in the water and who has...

How to Play Pickleball: Tips for New Players

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. The sport has less of a learning curve...