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

The YMCA is more than just a gym. In addition to workout facilities, health programs and swimming, you’ll find great kids programs that make the YMCA the best choice for child care in Columbia, IL. The YMCA also has a range of youth sports leagues, summer day camp, and so much more.



Kris Fulford
Executive Director

David Cox
Senior Program Director (Membership and Health & Wellness)

Kim Dailey
Youth & Family Director

Megan Ingram
Aquatic Director

Mike Sabo
Sports Director

Cidney Billops
Branch Administrator

Matt Clark
District Vice President

Located right off Illinois State Route 3 in Columbia, the Monroe County YMCA offers state of the art fitness equipment, an indoor pool, a beautiful indoor track, child watch for while you workout, and a caring community. Gym membership includes access to amenities like our fitness center, basketball court, aquatics (including a sauna), group exercise classes and much more.


Want to see more of our facility? Claim a guest pass and visit us today!

Child Watch
Early Childhood Education
Pickleball Courts
Indoor Track
Indoor Pool
Group Cycling
Free Weights
Strength Equipment
Cardio Equipment
Stretching Area/Equipment
Queenax/Functional Training
Family Locker Rooms
Sports Fields
Community Room
Birthday Parties/Rentals
We’d love to hear from you.
Tell us what you and your family love about the Y!

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.