Latest Updates on Programs for Members and Community

Last updated: January 18, 2021, at 5:36 p.m. PT

Originally published: December 7, 2020, at 1:35 p.m. PT

Two members lap-swimming in the pool

We are constantly adapting to the needs of our community, both in-person and online. Check out what’s happening at the Y:


What's New

Happening Now

  • More In-Person Services: Cardio equipment, strength equipment, and free weights are now available to use with a reservation. Learn more >

  • Reservation window now opens at 6:00 am: In response to member feedback, reservations will now open at 6:00 am two days in advance instead of at midnight. Phones will open at 6:00 am on weekdays for support if you need it too. Learn more >

  • More Activities for Children: Children ages 10-13 are now welcome to reserve cardio and lap swim times. Supervising adults must accompany them during the reservation. Learn more >

  • Updated Safety Protocols: Each member will have 500 square feet of space to complete their workout. Masks are required at all times, indoors and outdoors and while working out too. Learn more >

  • Outdoor Group Exercise Classes: Group exercise classes are back! Join us outside, rain or shine, for a socially distanced workout. Start reservation >

Wednesday, January 27

  • Virtual Y Launch Party! From kids, teens, and adults to seniors and families, the Y has "virtually" something for everyone! Join us for a launch party as we explore more live fitness, special virtual events, and more just for members. Learn more >


All Available Activities

For Members

  • Reserved Lap Swim & Aquatics Activities: Learn more about lap swimming and Family Recreational Swim, plus how we keep members safe in the pool. See reservation times, or learn more >

  • Snowshoeing: Our Y outdoor experts are eager to help you explore the great northwest this winter with snowshoeing day trips. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. Learn more >

  • Swim Lessons: Swim lessons for January will open for registration on Tuesday, December 15. All swim levels are welcome! Learn more >

  • Family Recreational Swim: Up to five people in a household can reserve time in the pool for a friendly family swim. Spend your afternoon with us this weekend. Learn more >

  • Cooking Classes: Our instructor will guide you through recipes providing tips and answering questions along the way. Classes are hosted online. They're FREE for members or $20 for community members. Learn more >

  • Lose to Win: Join our 12-week program for help setting and reaching your weight loss goals. More sessions starting in November! Learn more >

  • Martial Arts: Take Tae Kwon Do virtually! Students learn punches, blocks, and self-defense techniques, but kicks are the Tae Kwon Do trademark. Learn more >

  • The Teen Hub: We’ve launched a place for teens to make friends, make a difference in their community through Earth Service Corps and Youth & Government programs. Learn more >


Family Highlights

  • Birthday Party in a Box: Our Birthday Party in a Box kits make online parties awesome for kids and easy for parents. With seven super fun themes, or the option to customize, there's something for every kid! Learn more >

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Active Older Adult Highlights

  • Virtual Poetry Workshops: This special workshop meets every other week on Zoom. Mark your calendars with upcoming dates! You can participate in every workshop or just drop-in for inspiration and writing prompts. Learn more >

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Day and Overnight Camp

  • Y Cabin Rentals: Explore the outdoors together! Join us for a physically-distanced campout this winter. Rentals are available at both Camp Colman and Camp Orkila. Learn more >


Child Care

  • Y LEAP Academy: We’re offering full-day, in-person programs designed to support kids and families with distance learning and school-day care along with the enrichment activities, social emotional learning, and play that the Y is known for. Learn more >


For Community

Classes, events, and resources below include FREE or non-member options for all. You don't need a membership to use them.

  • Counseling Services: We are proud to announce that we now offer virtual and in-person counseling services for all ages. Services include mental health support, substance use counseling, family therapy, and more. Learn more >

  • Help Families with Healthy Meals: As a meals volunteer, you will pick up meals from your site address, drive with the meals to a family’s home, and deliver the meals on the doorstep, through no-contact delivery. Learn more >

  • On-Demand Workouts and Wellness Resources: In our Healthy Living Room, use our library of on-demand videos to workout on your schedule. Plus, find recipes, mindfulness exercises, and other wellness resources. Learn more >

  • Activities and Games for Families: Bring the Y's education and enrichment activities into your home. Add variety and creativity into days without school, child care, or work through our virtual family room. Learn more >

  • Virtual Community Cafés: Come together in a virtual space for conversations that we typically enjoy in-person, but find are less available these days. Each café includes time for a resource person to share, pose, and answer questions in a discussion space facilitated for support and encouragement. Learn more >

  • Equity and Justice Resources: The Y of Greater Seattle has formalized our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Join us on our journey. Learn more >


About Our Reopening to Members

Facilities are currently open to members only. Visit our Welcome Back to the Y guide for the latest information.


Category: Membership