For More than a Workout. For a Better Us.

Everything the Y does is in service of making us—as individuals and a community—better. From advocacy to early education, disease prevention to sports, swim lessons to after school programs, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhoods and the people who live here.

New! Join the Y Online

When you join the Y, your committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. And our new online membership feature makes joining the Y easier than ever. Visit our Membership page to calculate your membership rate and join online.


Why Join?

FREE Group Exercise
FREE Water Fitness Classes
FREE Supervised Kids Zone
Cardio Fitness Centers
Strength & Weight Training
12 Pools Across the Metro

PLUS reduced rates for programs, including specialty classes, personal training, and youth activities such as sports and swimming lessons!

AND use of all YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations and participating Ys across the country.

Here for You and the Community

When you’re part of the Y, you become part of a charitable organization committed to strengthening the community. Membership offers the benefit of discounts on a wide range of programs that offer resources, support and education for you and your family to be at your best.

Y Programs

Cycle studio

We have 14 Y centers across the metro. 

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Y Events

10th Annual Challenge Your Fashion

Fundraising Events

Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm
Kansas City Marriott Muehlebach Downtown, 1213 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Don’t miss a special night filled with fashion and fun — for a great cause. Join honorary co-chairs Mark and Lauren Teahen for the 10th Annual Challenge Your Fashion event. Local sports celebrities will challenge their sense of style as they walk the runway to benefit the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's Challenger program on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Current and former players from your favorite local teams will leave their jerseys at home in favor of the latest fashions during this fun evening that includes dinner, the fashion show, a live and silent auction, along with live music.

Event includes: 

  • Cocktails and silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Fashion show with emcees Rex Hudler and Sports Radio 810’s Steven St. John 
  • Runway models will include local professional athletes and YMCA Challenger athletes
  • Live auction by the Nigro Brothers
  • Live music from the band Dolewite

Tickets are available for individuals. Visit for sponsorship opportunities. 

Northland Triathlon Series - Parkville Indoor Triathlon

Wellness Event

Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
8875 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152

Challenge yourself and take part in a series of three triathlons at Y locations in the Northland!
Platte County Community Center South in Parkville - Sunday, February 26, 2017 Platte County Community Center in Platte City - Sunday, March 19, 2017 North Kansas City YMCA - Sunday, April 9, 2017
All participants will receive a race T-shirt, swim cap, googles and drawstring bag. Packet Pickup will occur at the hosting YMCA site 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Saturday before event or on the day of event. Format: Swim 10 minutes, Bike 20 minutes, Run 30 minutes.
All proceeds to benefit the Learn to Swim Program at Y locations in the Northland. 

Our Mission

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being.

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