Healthy Heart Challenge 2015 at the Y

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Healthy Heart Challenge 2015 for February February is American Heart Month, and we're encouraging all our Y members to join our Healthy Heart Challenge!  Cardiovascular disease (including stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease) is the leading killer in the U.S., both for men and women.  Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight are all easy ways to fight heart ...

Parent’s Night Out at the West Side Y

Parent's Night Out

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  This year, don't spend $40 or $50 on a babysitter when your kids can have a TON of fun with us at The Y for half the cost!  PARENT'S NIGHT OUT will be held at the West Side Y on February 13th from 6-9pm.  Your kids can play in our gym, make a Valentine's craft, eat a healthy snack, and even swim in our pool.   1 child:   $10 2 children:  $15 3 ...

Ultimate Fit for Kids is BACK!


Ultimate Fit for Kids is BACK at the West Side Y!  This program is designed to keep your kids active and introduce them to habits that will keep them healthy and active for life.  Ultimate Fit for Kids will be very similar to our "Ultimate Fit" class for adults, but tailored for ages 6-14.  A typical class might include box jumps, sled pulls, burpees, weighted hula hoops, and more.  In addition to ...

Here For Her Heart

Heart Month Here for her Heart Event

Here for Her Heart The Downtown Y is hosting the biggest Girls' Night Out with "Here for Her Heart" on February 19th from 5-8pm.  This event is FREE and open to all women in our community!  "Here for Her Heart" is dedicated to women's heart health and happiness.  Heart disease claims the life of more women than anything else in America, but it's no match for the power of women! Join us at "Here ...

Tai Chi now offered at the West Side Y!

You asked and we delivered!  Tai Chi is now on our group exercise schedule on Mondays at 2pm and Wednesdays at 1pm.  This specific Tai Chi class is great for seniors battling arthritis and looking to stay active.  Tai Chi is easy to learn, effective, and safe, yet has depth for more advanced learners.  It increases flexibility, muscle strength, mental activity, and heart and lung capacity while ...

Happy Healthy New Year 2015 From the Y!

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We wish you a happy and healthy 2015, and would like to take this opportunity to let you know that it is our honor and privilege to serve the Knoxville Community! Our doors are open on New Year's Day from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Start the New Year off at the Y! ...

Looking for A Gym in Knoxville? The Y is That and MORE!

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NEW YEAR NEW YOU! $0 JOIN FEE Start 2015 with a membership at the YMCA of East Tennessee and save!  Join by February 28, 2015 and we will waive the $30 registration fee! When you belong to the Y, you get so much more than gyms, swimming pools and weight-rooms.  From Master Gardening Classes to Diabetes Prevention Programs, Wellness Coaches to Bridge Games, Advocacy to Zumba, and everything ...

A Message From WBIR’s John Becker

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YMCA of East Tennessee Board Member John Becker has a message for you. Please watch this video.» Each year we help more than 28,000 youth, adults, and seniors improve their health, learn new skills, and have fun. As a not-for-profit charity, we rely on charitable donations to ensure that everyone can be a part of the YMCA. It is our hope that you will  prayerfully consider a Year End Gift ...

YMCA Winter Holiday Hours of Operation 2014 into 2015

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Don't Miss Your Time at the Y Hours of Operation during the holidays will change at the Y in Knoxville. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, be sure to make time for yourself and your family at the Y. Family Time is very important to us.  To allow our staff and volunteers to spend time with family and friends, some of our hours of operation will be abbreviated during the ...

Ask Us Why and Share Your YMCA Story


We all  have a story. We want to share our stories with you. When you see someone sporting a colorful button, don't be shy - please ask why! You might be surprised by what you hear. We want to hear YOUR Y Story! The best way for us to tell the Knoxville community about what we do is to tell them real stories about our members and how the Y has had a positive impact on their life, and why ...