As the aging process and arthritis takes it's toll, this routine exercise is much needed to maintain an active lifestyle!
Marlene Murphy
Exercising the large range of muscles in the EnhanceFitness® program has helped me a lot. My weak legs have gotten stronger and I can do more of what I want and need to do.
Mike Griffin

Youth Development
Learn how to swim at the Ottawa YMCA

The Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning each year, and we’ve been doing it for 125 years!

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Healthy Living
Leading the fullest life possible at any age

We know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit. Well-being and fitness at the Y is much more than working out.

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Social Responsibility
The Y. More than a gym.

More than just a gym, a pool, or a place for fitness; YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else!  The Y has been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for 125 years.  

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News & Events


Effective Monday, May 13th all youth under age 18 must have a parent or guardian come in and fill out a guest form or membership form for entrance. We will no longer be able to send forms home. This is...


The Ottawa Y is thrilled to announce the opening of its brand-new facility. As we prepare for this big step, we're taking measures to ensure our current members receive the best possible experience. To do this, we're temporarily pausing Nationwide...