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1724 Christian Street Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Branch Hours
5 AM – 9 PM
All hours
Branch amenities
child-watch
KidZone / Babysitting
group-exercise
Unlimited Exercise Classes
strength-equipment
Strength & Cardio Fitness Center
personal-training
Personal Training
indoor-pool
Indoor Pool
Family Changing Room
sauna
Sauna
Boxing
Pickleball
gymnasium
Gymnasium Courts
Before & After School Care
Virtual At Home Workouts

Explore the Christian Street Y!

The YMCA's Christian Street location in Philadelphia, PA, brings elements of our three main goals to the greater community - healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. We believe every person in Philadelphia deserves a space to come for fun and fitness, whether alone or with friends and family. We offer a range of possibilities for anyone to find their path to a healthier life.

Looking to visit the Y as a guest? The Christian Street Y has implemented specific guest hours to ensure we offer a world-class experience to our members. Members who wish to bring guests can do so at the following times:

  • Monday-Friday from 5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Join the Y

With state-of-the-art equipment, world-class swimming pools, unlimited classes, 2-hour free Kidzone care, or a wide range of programs for kids, teens, families, and seniors - the Y is the best place to connect to a healthier life.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Ready to see what the Y is all about? We cannot wait for you to come see our branch! Meet with a member of our amazing staff for a tour to find out more about the services we offer that fit your needs. See you soon!

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Workout from Home

Workout whenever, wherever with PhilaYathome - your virtual YMCA. Members can choose from hundreds of on-demand classes, catch a LIVE online class with fan-favorite instructors, workout with LES MILLS, or browse the latest lifestyle and health articles.

Experience Healthy Living at the Christian Street YMCA

One of the tenants of healthy living is getting active, and that's what the Y is all about! Whatever your fitness preference, you're sure to find something fun to do.

Our membership offers unlimited access to group exercise of all kinds, available for you to attend online and in person. Join in a pickup game during our open court hours or go swimming in our indoor pool facilities, which provide low-impact exercise opportunities for those looking to improve their mobility.

Whenever you come in to get your workout, we'll make sure your family is taken care of, too. Our KidZone area gives our members up to two hours of child care while at our facility for free.

Encourage Youth Development

From childhood through the late teen years, every youth needs guidance and understanding to help them find their way in the world. That's why we offer youth programs in all subjects, from sports to science to music to college and career preparation. Being a Y member has benefits like receiving discounted prices for all our youth programs.

Take on Social Responsibility

Getting involved in the community is as simple as checking out what's happening at the Y and finding the events that speak to you. Our roster of events is constantly updating, so check back frequently and see what new opportunities we have to give back to Philadelphia. Come into our Christian Street center and see firsthand everything you have to gain by joining the YMCA!

Happening at the Y

STEM news post

Girl STEMpowerment programs at the Christian Street Y

Events
We're partnering with Girl STEMpowerment to host a free event for girls in our community! Students will learn to use microscopes and explore different types of cells and materials on the macroscopic and microscopic level. This event is FREE and open to members and non-members. Registrat
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YAG news post

Youth & Government Program

Youth Programs
Your teens can participate in an immersive club focused on political affairs! Youth and Government is a student-led and student-run mock government program where participants experience what it is like to run the state of Pennsylvania.
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Self Defense Class News POst

Self-Defense Program at the Christian Street Y

Events
Back by popular demand: self-defense classes at the Y! We're excited to partner with Inclusion Martial Arts to offer self-defense classes each month. With the rise of violence in the city of Philadelphia, there is a need for practical, simple, and effective ways to keep yourself safe fr
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The Benefits Of Group Fitness Classes

The Benefits Of Group Fitness Classes

Health and Fitness
You've probably passed by a group workout class before and heard the loud music and the encouraging and energetic instructor. You've likely seen class participants smiling, sweating and having a great time getting active.
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The Benefits of Summer Camps for Children

The Benefits of Summer Camps for Children

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Summer is nearly here, bringing about many new considerations for parents. Most parents must consider childcare for the summer, activities to prevent their kids from being bored and educational programs. A go-to solution for these concerns is summer camp. 
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7 Reasons to Work with a Personal Trainer

7 Reasons to Work With a Personal Trainer

Health and Fitness
If you're setting out on a journey to become stronger and more fit, congratulations! You've already taken the first step toward reaching your personal health and wellness goals. Now you just need to plan and execute the workouts.
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IBX Blog News Post

The Training-Wheels Guide to Improving Family Nutrition

Health and Fitness
Sausages fried in butter. Sugar-coated cereal. Strawberry milk. Sometimes a toaster pastry. That was the breakfast that many of us in my generation routinely had each morning, and no one gave it a second thought. And if you did, you were probably in the minority; a “health nut.”
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7 Tips For Choosing A Child Care Service

7 Tips For Choosing A Child Care Service

Child Care
Whether you want to improve your child's socialization and behavior early or relieve some of the weight from personal and work obligations, picking the right child care services is crucial. You'll want a place that's clean and staffed with experienced and passionate caregivers. 
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Benefits of Youth Sport Leagues

Benefits of Youth Sport Leagues

Youth Programs
Kids' sport leagues in the Greater Philadelphia area are an incredible opportunity to get your child involved in a team sport, whether they're already athletes or have not played. Read these seven benefits of joining a Greater Philadelphia YMCA youth sports league.
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10 Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

10 Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

Health and Fitness
No matter when you start, exercise can improve your health in just about every way. At the Greater Philadelphia YMCA, we have seen firsthand how exercise can change people's lives — here's a look at some of the benefits.
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No Place for Hate

We partnered with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to ensure the YMCA is inclusive and available for everyone. In 2022, our branch earned No Place for Hate accreditation through the ADL.

The accreditation comes after a year-long initiative to ensure inclusion in all facets of our YMCA. The initiative was made up of events, pledges, celebrations, and daily acts of acceptance and inclusion.

We welcome our neighbors of all races, genders, and abilities at the Y. We pledge to continue to ensure the Y is inclusive, accepting, and a place for all people.

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