YMCA Louisville Downtown branch

Downtown Family YMCA - Programs

Downtown Family YMCA - Programs

Welcome to the Downtown Family YMCA!

Every day, there's something new at the YMCA. We bring kids, adults and families closer together, encourage healthy living and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. Our members enjoy group exercise classes, year-round swimming and encouragement from our Healthy Living Coaches. We have the support, guidance and resources to help you learn new things and make new friends at any stage in your life. Join us at the Downtown Family YMCA today!

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Downtown Family YMCA


555 South 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
United States

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Contact Info

Branch Hours

5 am - 9 pm
Mon - Thu: 5 am - 9 pm
Fri: 5 am - 8 pm
Sat - Sun: 7 am - 5 pm
5 pm - 7 pm
Kids' Club Hours
Mon - Thu: 5 pm - 7 pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9 am - 12 pm
Sun: Closed
6 am-1 pm; 3 pm-8 pm
Lap Swim Hours
Mon - Thu: 6 am-1 pm; 3 pm-8 pm
Fri: 6 am-1 pm; 3 pm-7 pm
Sat - Sun: 7 am-3 pm
Open/Family Swim Hours
Mon - Fri: Closed
Sat - Sun: 12 pm-3 pm

Health and Fitness Programs

The YMCA is dedicated to helping everyone in our community become their best selves. As part of that mission, we have a strong belief in mindfulness about health and fitness. Members can take advantage of a vast array of health and fitness programs that make us stronger and make our lives more enjoyable.

We offer a wide variety of health and fitness programs. Some are included with your YMCA membership at no additional cost, others may have additional fees. 

  • People with barbells in a YMCA strength group fitness class

    Strength Classes

    Build strength, endurance and flexibility in the YMCA's strength training and conditioning classes. Whatever your fitness level, we have a strength...
  • Women in a YMCA yoga class

    Mind and Body Classes

    Find your center in our mind-body classes. From yoga to barre and Pilates, we offer mind-focusing exercises for people of all fitness comfort levels...
  • Group of people in a YMCA cycling class

    Cardio Classes

    From kickboxing to cycling that feels like you're pumping up a hill, our classes ensure a good sweat while having fun and boosting your energy. Enjoy...
  • People in a YMCA dance class

    Dance Classes

    Whether you're a ballerina in the making or simply enjoy the excitement that comes with learning fun choreography, the YMCA is here for you. We have...
  • Group of people in a YMCA aqua fitness class

    Aqua Fitness

    Get fit in the pool! From higher-intensity aqua fitness classes to more accessible offerings, we strive to meet your goals whatever your fitness level...
  • YMCA personal trainer working with a member

    Personal Training

    We know that sometimes it can be hard to take the first steps to becoming healthier. That's why we're here for you, every day, to give you extra...
  • YMCA Louisville trainer coaching member for fitness assessment

    Smart Start Program

    At the YMCA, we offer you the opportunity to work with a Healthy Living coach to help you meet your goals. Whether you're just getting started or want...
  • Two adults playing in racquetball league at YMCA Louisville

    Adult Racquetball

    Racquetball is a time-tested, tried-and-true sport to sweat it out and find social camaraderie at any age. Whatever your skill level, the YMCA of...
  • Woman on massage table receiving therapeutic massage

    Massage Therapy

    Let our YMCA massage therapists provide you with a relaxing massage to relieve stress, prevent injury and promote healing.
  • Woman walks on treadmill while personal trainer supervises

    Personalized Fitness Program

    Work one-on-one with a trainer to discuss your fitness goals, develop a personalized plan designed to fit your schedule, goals, and comfort level, and...
  • Instructor and student high-fiving together during a YMCA dance fitness class

    YMCA Weight Loss Program

    The Y's Weight Loss Program strives to help you lose weight in a healthy way. With the help of trained facilitators and a focus on nutrition and...
  • Smiling woman exercising on a spin bike at the YMCA

    Healthy Living Challenges

    We believe healthy living starts with healthy goals. We support members seeking realistic achievements not just in fitness, but also nutrition and...
  • Three older adults waiting their turn to play pickleball at YMCA Louisville


    Join in the fun of the fastest growing sport in America! Pickleball is perfect for all ages and all skill levels. It's a great workout while offering...

Swimming Programs

Swimming is central to the Y's mission to build up our community and help members stay active. The YMCA teaches people of all ages to swim and enjoy the water because we know that swimming is not just a life-saving skill, but a way to remain active and healthy for a lifetime.

  • YMCA Louisville coach teaching children during swimming lessons

    Swim Lessons

    The YMCA is the nation's favorite swim instructor. We teach people of all ages and from all backgrounds that water can be fun — not feared — if you...
  • YMCA Louisville members splashing in pool

    Swim Testing

    Research shows that 75% of beginner-swimmer drowning injuries happen in the shallow end. Swim testing is a great way to improve children's swim skills...
  • Woman swimming at YMCA Louisville

    100 Mile Swim Club

    Do you like to swim? Do you frequently find yourself swimming laps at the YMCA pool, no matter rain, shine or snow? Are you looking for a new...

Youth and Teen Programs

The YMCA is dedicated to helping our community's younger members become the best people they can.

  • Kids doing push ups for YMCA Louisville youth fitness program

    Youth Fitness Fundamentals

    The YMCA's Youth Fitness Fundamentals program is designed to support teens in living a healthy, active life. The program introduces concepts focused...
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    Downtown Family YMCA - Kids' Club

    At the YMCA, we give parents the peace of mind to know that their child is enjoying fun-filled activities in a safe, supervised environment while they...

Community Programs and Events

Our community programs strive to bring members together, because we're all stronger when we're looking out for each other.

  • 2 women and a man running through mud


    The YMCA is here to serve our community. And that means, among other things, having a whole lot of fun! Our events allow parents to leave their...
  • YMCA Louisville members clearing brush for local volunteer opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Help lead the YMCA of Greater Louisville in responding to our neighborhoods' social needs. Our YMCA volunteer opportunities are key to the Y's mission...