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1400 N. Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19121
Today's hours: Hours:
Branch Hours
5 AM – 9 PM
All hours
Branch amenities
KidZone / Babysitting
Unlimited Exercise Classes
Strength & Cardio Fitness Center
Personal Training
Indoor Pool
Family Changing Room
Gymnasium Courts
Teen Tech Center
Before & After School Care
Virtual At Home Workouts

Discover your Y in Philadelphia, PA!

Columbia North YMCA is your center for family-friendly activities and meeting your fitness goals. Our mission centers around connecting you to a healthier life. Our center in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, accomplishes these goals in variety of ways, including offering gyms, swimming pools, exercise classes, and child care services that make carving out time for yourself a little easier.


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.

Explore Social Responsibility

Every YMCA strives to become a community resource that helps people in the area connect and grow together. Our Columbia North facility offers year-round opportunities for you and your family to get involved and explore more of what's to love in South Philly. We add new events all year, so check back often and see what new opportunities we have near you.

Support Youth Development

The Y provides young people with a place they can go to enrich their lives. Our kids and teens programs cover all kinds of topics, including sports, music, math, and career readiness. All of these programs come at a discounted price to our members. Our Columbia North facility even boasts a Best Buy Teen Tech Center, where kids can develop skills in music production, programming, design, and filmmaking through free hands-on programs. Access to the Teen Tech Center is included in your membership!

Engage in Healthy Living

Getting active and staying healthy is one of the key components of living well, and our Columbia North Y offers you the gym space and swimming pool to do so as you please. Sign up for any of our in-person or virtual exercise classes — when you become a member, the opportunities are endless — or join a pick-up game in our basketball gym. If water is your preference, check out our indoor pool for lap swimming or family fun.

Box, lift, enjoy the sauna or do whatever makes you feel fit. You'll find all this and more at Columbia North YMCA. Check out what's happening at the Y and plan your visit today!

Happening at the Y

Halloween News Post

Halloween at the Columbia North YMCA

We're hosting Halloween at the Y and it's sure to be full of free, festive fun! Bring the whole family to our Trunk-or-Treat event! We encourage families to wear costumes and bring Halloween baskets to collect candy and snacks. This event  is free and open to the community.
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Teen News Post

Y Achievers Info Sessions

Community Programs
Come get to know our YMCA Achievers program! We invite teens in our communities to join us to learn more about our Y Achievers program. This is a national college readiness program designed to help teens ages 14-19 through academic support, career exploration, and mentoring.
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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

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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Facility Rentals

The Columbia North Y has facility rentals available for your next event or practice! We have a variety of options for clubs and sports teams to rent spaces around the Y. Options include pool, gym, and studio rentals.

For more information on rental options available at the Columbia North Y and across the Greater Philadelphia Y, visit our facility rental page.

Facility Rentals

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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