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1724 Christian Street Philadelphia, PA 19146
Today's hours: Hours:
Branch Hours
5AM - 8PM
All hours
Branch amenities
KidZone / Babysitting
Unlimited Exercise Classes
Strength & Cardio Fitness Center
Personal Training
Indoor Pool
Family Changing Room
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.


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!


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

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

Lifeguard News Post

Lifeguard Certification Courses at the Y

Community Programs
Get your lifeguard certification, and if you're hired by the YMCA, we'll pay your certification fees! You heard that right! Participants who take our lifeguard certification class that are hired by the YMCA afterward will be reimbursed for their certification fees!
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Martial Arts News Post

Tang Soo Doo at the Christian Street YMCA

Youth Programs
Join us for a new self-defense class at the Y! We're partnering with Inclusion Martial Arts to offer traditional Tang Soo Doo self-defense classes each month! Registration is required. The cost for participation is $75/month for members and $125/month for non-members.
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Parent Child Swim Lesson News Post

2023 Early Spring Program Registration Info

Youth Programs
Do what you love this year and register for Early Spring programs! From dance to science to basketball and more - there are programs for every age and every interest! Browse the programs offered throughout our association to find the right one for you. Programs may vary by branch.
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Camp News Post

Christian Street YMCA Summer Camp 2023

Calling all happy campers! Get ready for summer of fun! Our day camps offer a variety of options to keep your young ones engaged during their months off. Traditional camp, sports camp, arts camp... and so much more. A summer of fun awaits at the Y!
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Photos with Santa News Post

Photos with Santa at Christian Street YMCA

Youth Programs
Santa is coming! Join us at the Y to get a picture with him. Santa is on his way to the Y so throw on your holiday sweaters and join us for a holiday photo op! No registration required. Where: Join us in the lobby at the Christian Street YMCA.
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Walk Against Hate News Post

Walk Against Hate 2022

Join us for a day of walking in support of a future of acceptance! As partners of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), we've joined the Walk Against Hate event on behalf of all the locations in our Greate
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Dance News Post

Early Fall Program Registration Info

New season, new programs! Register your child for awesome programs this fall! From swim lessons to art and everything in between, our fall program schedule is packed with classes that allow your child to dive into their favorite activities or discover a brand new hobby!
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No Place for Hate News Post

2021 No Place for Hate Events

The Y is for all and we're joining No Place for Hate to foster a safe place for our community. We've partnered with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to host No Place for Hate events across the association. These include fitness classes, walks, runs, and more! 
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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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