Labor Day 2014 Hours of Operation

In honor of Labor Day, all Knoxville Y branch locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. The outdoor pool at our West Side Y will be open on Monday, September 1st from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  For details on the outdoor pool, click here. Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day! ...

Save $ on UT Football Tickets and Non-Credit Courses with your Y Membership

YMCA & UT Football Ticket Promotion Fall 2014

Your Knoxville Y Membership card will help you save $! University of Tennessee Knoxville = From Non Credit Courses to Tennessee Volunteer Football Games, your Knoxville Y membership will help you save!  For information and the Promotional Code for the Y discounted tickets at select 2014 UT Home Football Games, click here. In addition, Y members receive a 10% discount off Non-Credit courses ...

New Saturday Hours at Cansler & Downtown Ys Beginning September 6, 2014

Its Football Time Saturday Hours at the Y

At the Y, we are big supporters of our hometown team.  What better way to support the VOLS, then to take time to watch the games! Beginning September 6th, we will be closing our Cansler Family Y and the Downtown Y branches at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday. We will open each Saturday morning for your weekend workout needs, so be sure to stop in, then, get on to the game! Downtown Y Saturday ...

Thank you WATE TV 6 for the Day of Service at the Y Community Giving Garden

WATE TV 6 Day of Serviceat the Y

Thank you to Knoxville television station WATE TV 6 employees who helped recently with the expansion of our Community Giving Gardens through the Six on Your Side Day of Service Program.  Please enjoy a short video of time well spent at our garden at the Cansler Y. Watch Video:   ...

Enter to Win a FREE Personal Training Session


Each time you meet with your trainer, enter your name into our monthly drawing. The more you train, the more chances you have to win a free session with your trainer! Our certified personal trainers will make sure you stay motivated, give you one-on-one guidance, and help you work toward your health and wellness goals. ...

Our Y is Celebrating 160 Years in Knoxville!

Celebrating 160 Year Anniversary YMCA Knoxville

The YMCA was founded in London, England in 1844.  It's original mission, to provide a place where young people could grow and prosper in a Christian environment, has never changed. Less than a decade after the original Y was founded, America, faced with continued industrial expansion, increased population in already crowded cities, began to witness a noticeable decline in Christian morality ...

One is the Loneliest Number – Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend to the Y in Knoxville

Good Friends Share what they know.  And you know It's Better Together, and not so lonely when you exercise with a friend.  For a limited time, you can earn FREE months of membership to the YMCA of East Tennessee.  All you need to do is refer your friends, relatives, or co-workers to the Y.  When they join and remain members for 6 months, you get a month free. Since there is no limit to how many ...

Back to School Bash 2014

2014 YMCA Back to School Bash Volunteers

Our Annual Back to School Bash Each year we have a Back to School Bash to celebrate the end of Summer Day Camp and to welcome the new school year with a SPLASH!  Our West Side Y pool was the party place last Friday.  We served up hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, fruit, drinks and the ever popular snow cones to 600 kids and 300 adults.  Dancing to the DJ's great sounds, inflatable slide rides, and ...

Red to Green (That’s Swim Band Speak!)

S for Swim Lessons & Safe Water

Kuddos to 107 Knoxville youth!  They have learned basic water safety and how to swim.  These kids now proudly sport green safety bands.  This means they can now enjoy all areas of the pool, including the double flume slide at the West Side Y.  This opportunity for these kids was made possible thanks to a grant from Y USA. As the largest operator of swimming pools in the U.S., the Y understands ...

We are a Healthier Tennessee Workplace!

Healthier Tennessee Certificate for the Knoxville Y

The Y in Knoxville is A Healthier Tennessee Workplace The YMCA of East Tennessee was recognized recently as a Healthier Tennessee Workplace. Watch a short video to learn ways you can live a healthier lifestyle: Join us and together we will become a healthier state! Visit to learn more. ...