Whether you're looking for group exercise classes, swimming lessons, or day camps, the Y has programs for everyone.
Health & Fitness
Train with friends, lose weight, build strength, try a new class, and take care of the whole you. We're here to help you get healthier and have fun while doing it.
The Y offers hundreds of free classes led by trained, responsive, and fun instructors. Try indoor cycling, zumba, yoga and pilates, water exercises, and more. Check the schedule and reserve your space today!
Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain, training for an event, getting ready for that high school reunion, or just looking for a more healthy lifestyle, the Y’s certified personal trainers can help you achieve those goals safely, efficiently, and with the support you need. We offer one-on-one, semi-private, and group personal training! Register now!
Healthy Lifestyles at the YMCA
The Y is committed to ensuring healthy living across the region through programs that support those who’ve been diagnosed or are at risk for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and obesity. Check out our programs to learn more!
Complimentary Fitness Orientation
Whether you’re new to exercise or in tip-top shape, the Y offers a 30-minute complimentary fitness orientation with our experienced fitness staff. Let us help you get started on your journey to a healthier lifestyle with a plan customized to your goals.
The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim so they can stay safe around water, have fun and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.
Swim lessons at the Y focus on learning vital water safety skills and stroke development through a progressive swim lesson curriculum. Swimmers develop self-esteem while creating positive experiences that last a lifetime. Learn more or register for a program today!
Utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Instructors lead small groups through water choreography and resistance exercises. Learn more or sign up for a water exercise class today!
Drop into our pool for lap swim, family swim, or recreational swim. Check the pool schedule to find a time that works for you and your family. Don't forget our indoor water park and kiddie play structure!
The Y offers lifeguard and swim instructor certification courses to give you the tools needed to be successful. Join our aquatics team today!
Want to swim competitively in a fun and positive environment? Join the team! Young swimmers build strength, speed and endurance while refining their stroke technique in our pathway and swim team programs.
Synchronized Swimming combines the strength of swimming with the grace of dance. The program, available for ages 16 and up, focuses on strength, flexibility and synchronizing your movements, to music in the water. Register now!
Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new skill or building positive relationships that lead to good character and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole person, from the inside out.
Traditional Youth Sports
The Y offers year-round team sports for kids of all ages and skill levels. Every child plays at least half of every game. We welcome Y members and non-members to participate, practice and play. Most sports are offered in 8-week sessions with one game and one practice per week for children K-8. Preschool sports typically have one practice per week with a scrimmage at the end of the season.
Sports offered at this branch include: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Flag Football, Baseball, Softball, & T-Ball.
The Y offers Karate and Fencing for youth and adults alike. Y instructors are among the best in their respective martial art, providing an encouraging, non-intimidating, and family-friendly environment for students of all ages -- while making it fun! Students learn to strengthen their bodies and the value of hard work, discipline, honor, integrity, and respect
The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for a successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe place to grow. Parents trust the Y’s child care programs to support and nurture their children from infancy through the teen years and help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.
At Y camp, kids have the opportunity to explore, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, above all, it’s so fun! We offer camp throughout the entire summer! Our camps are designed for a wide variety of conventional interests that include arts & crafts, group games, nature exploration, swimming, field trips and more. Camps are themed weekly. Most camp activities are held outdoors with indoor activities provided based on the day and theme. Day campers are divided into groups by the grade level they are entering in the fall. Registration opens on December 26 for the following summer.
Y Club Before and After School Enrichment Program
In Y Club Before and After School Enrichment Programs, kids engage in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. Get high-quality Y care right at your school and keep your child active physically, intellectually and socially the whole day.
School's Out Camp
We offer Schools Out Camp on the days school may not be in session. Campers have fun and stay busy with arts, crafts, group games, sports, swimming and much more!
At the Y, teens feel welcome and have proven success. We offer activities and programs for teens that provide them with academic assistance, employment opportunities and other life skills, all while having fun!
Leaders Club is a program for teens, ages 13-18 that provides opportunities for personal and professional development. Teens plan out service projects, discuss upcoming events and trips, and vote on which types of development opportunities they would either like to attend or bring into their future meetings. Leaders elect officers on an annual basis who serve as club president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. These officers have additional responsibilities and assist their advisor to support their peers and ensure the success of the club.
Youth and Government (YAG)
YAG provides students the opportunity to experience the democratic process and develop the leadership skills needed to become citizens of a participatory society.
Youth and Government promotes:
- An understanding of local, state, national, and international concerns
- Research, study, and debate on public issues
- Exploration of careers in public service
- Interaction with adult and youth leaders involved in decision-making processes
- An understanding of political systems and the forum they provide for the effective and peaceful resolution of issues and concerns
- Appreciation for the diversity of viewpoints on public issues and a respect for ideas, beliefs and the positions of others
- Demonstration of citizenship responsibilities and leadership roles essential to the health of a participatory democracy
YMCA Achievers is a bi-state college readiness, career exploration, and life preparation program which provides students of color with the essential tools ot pursue higher education, define life goals, and identify different career opportunities.
Active Older Adult Activities
The Y is a great place to build relationships and connect with members of your community. We offer day trips, monthly potlucks, clubs -- for games like bridge and chess, and so much more for those looking to get involved socially and make new friendships.
Parties and Rentals
Are you looking for room space for an upcoming event? Whether you're looking to host a party, baby shower, wedding shower, or corporate meeting...the Kirkwood YMCA offers room rentals to accommodate your next event!
Rentals are held on Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons and Sunday afternoons.
Alcohol is prohibited at the YMCA.
Available Party & Rental Times
$30 per hour (includes set up and break down of tables and chairs)
Room Size: 25 ft x 21 ft
Room Capacity: 25 people
Rentals available on Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons and Sunday afternoons
- Parties include a $50 non-refundable cancellation fee.
- All parties must be canceled with a 2 week written notice.
- Those canceled less than 2 weeks before the party will only be eligible for a 50% refund.
- If you wish to reschedule your party, we require 3 weeks written notice and there will be an additional $15 rescheduling fee.
- If the YMCA cancels, we will reschedule or refund 100%.
How to Book Your Party
Reservations must be confirmed 3 weeks prior to party date. Payment due in full at booking. You can book by calling or visiting our Welcome Center 314-965-9622.
The Y's success relies significantly on the generous volunteers who donate their time and talents to make a difference in the community. When you volunteer at the Y, you are joining more than 5,000 other volunteers taking an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.
Kids Night Out
At the Y, we know parents need a break from time to time. With Kids Night Out, parents enjoy a night out while kids engage in fun and safe activities at the Y, including games, crafts, swimming, food, and more!
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