The Y is more than a gym. We’re the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening our Washington community.

As a fitness center in Washington, MO, we are proud to serve our community through programs and services that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. From athletics to swimming, camp and fitness, the Y offers a great variety of activities that help people of all ages and abilities grow strong in spirit, mind and body.

 

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Meet our Team

Becky Cox
Executive Director
Becky.cox@gwrymca.org

Brandy Koch
Membership and Health and Wellness Director
Brandy.koch@gwrymca.org

Anne Schneider
Program Director for Aquatics and Sports
Anne.schneider@gwrymca.org

Melissa Mueller
Child Care Director
Melissa.mueller@gwrymca.org

Sara Newbanks
Youth and Family Director
sara.newbanks@gwrymca.org

Tricia Meinhold
District Vice President of Operations
tricia.meinhold@gwrymca.org

About our Y

The Four Rivers Family YMCA is a full-facility YMCA that features an indoor pool, fitness center, gymnasium, rec center, group exercise room, cycling studio and Child Watch area. Group exercise and water fitness classes are included in membership and personal training is available. For youth, the Four Rivers Y offers swim lessons, sports, summer day camp, before and after school enrichment programs and more. The Y is committed to ensuring everyone can enjoy the Y and makes financial assistance available. We offer a great variety of programs and activities that help people of all ages and abilities grow in spirit, mind and body, and we work to strengthen community.

History

The Four Rivers Area Family YMCA, originally named the Washington Area Family YMCA, was established in 1985 as a program site of the South County Branch. Programs first operated out of the Army Reserve Building then moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall, and eventually to the LeKnight Club Building. In 1991, the Y received five acres of land adjoining the Park District sports fields on Grand Avenue from the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce. A capital campaign was conducted and in 1998, construction was completed on a new 33,000 square foot family facility featuring a pool, gymnasium with suspended running track, fitness center, multi-purpose room, nursery, and locker rooms for men, women and families. An addition was completed in 2009, expanding the wellness center, adding group exercise and cycling rooms and expanding the nursery.

Amenities

Want to see more of our facility? Visit us today for a personalized tour!

Indoor Pool
Gymnasium
Group Cycling
Indoor Track
Strength Equipment
Stretching Area/Equipment
Free Weights
Child Watch
Adult Locker Rooms
Family Locker Rooms
Sauna
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Support the Y

Our Annual Campaign provides financial assistance and subsidies to ensure all who wish to participate can, regardless of their financial situation. Growing our Annual Campaign will ensure that we scale and expand our programs into our most vulnerable communities. To ensure we are deepening our impact, we will innovate our programming to meet community needs.