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5120 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19139
Today's hours: Hours:
Branch Hours
5 AM – 9 PM
All hours
Branch amenities
KidZone / Babysitting
Unlimited Exercise Classes
Strength & Cardio Fitness Center
Indoor Pool
Accessible Swim
Family Changing Room
Gymnasium Courts
Before & After School Care
Virtual At Home Workouts
Teen Tech Center

Find your Y in West Philadelphia!

The Y is focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle filled with activities that keep you moving. We provide workouts, pool activities, and child care services to help you on your fitness journey. Having a membership here also means you can access all Greater Philadelphia YMCA locations, so you'll always have a convenient place to work out or bring the kids.


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.

Sports and Recreation

At the West Philadelphia Y, you can do more than work out — you can form relationships and build healthy habits. The strength and cardio fitness center has equipment like treadmills and weight machines, allowing you to create the perfect workouts. Your membership also lets you access group exercise classes that help you strengthen your mind and body, plus we offer virtual at-home workouts

The Y is a great place for you and your family to come and play, too. Stop by for volleyball, basketball or pickleball at our gymnasium courts or enjoy boxing or our sauna to create variety in your active life.


Whether you're looking to practice your skills or teach a child how to swim in a safe environment, you can find everything you need here. Our lap pool allows swimmers at any level to practice their strokes, and families can enjoy a fun place to play and become more comfortable in the water. Swimming is open to all at our pool in West Philadelphia, with options like accessible swim and water walking. These activities help active older adults or those seeking low-impact therapeutic exercise. 

Child Care

If you need child care services in West Philadelphia, our experienced and caring staff will watch your children for up to two hours while you spend time looking after your health. This amenity helps busy parents devote a few hours to their well-being. The Y also provides before- and after-school care to keep your kids safe and nurture learning and relationships. From homework help to games and activities, we will help your child thrive.

Happening at the Y

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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Movie Night News POst

West Philadelphia YMCA Movie Day

Join us for a movie day at the Y! We're hosting a free screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Bring your own comfy seating (chairs, blankets, bean bags chairs, or sports chairs only). We'll provide the snacks! This event is free and open to members only.
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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 West Philadelphia Y has facility rentals available for your next event, practice, or birthday party! We have a wide variety of options for clubs, sports teams, and families to rent spaces around the Y. Some options include pool, gym, and room rentals. We also offer a fun mix of birthday party options.

For more information on rental options available at the West Philadelphia 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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