Welcome to the Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA

Conveniently located at 79 James St. South in Hamilton's downtown core, the Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA offers friendship, support, expertise and all the amenities you expect from Canada's health and fitness leader, including:

  • Fitness Centre with the latest cardio and weightlifting equipment
  • Complimentary coaching to help you meet your goals
  • Swimming pool and aquatics programs
  • Gymnasiums, squash and racquetball courts
  • CPR and First Aid Certified front line staff and on-site Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Group fitness classes including Yoga, Aquafit, TRX and Queenax Functional Fitness classes
  • Personal Training
  • Certification courses
  • LiveWell specialty programs
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Multiple changerooms
  • Cafe and more

Programs for all ages

Register for swim lessons.

Register for swim lessons. Learning how to swim is a lifelong skills that can save a life.

Put a healthier you in motion.

YThrive is a free exercise and coaching program and is included in your YMCA membership. Sign up at the membership desk or email us for an appointment.

We are here for you.

Can't make it to the YMCA? We have you covered with free health and wellness classes and activities you can do in your own home.

Branch Amenities

Cardio Equipment
Child Care - School Age
Fitness Centre
Group Fitness Classes
Health Management
Indoor Track
Meeting Rooms
Men’s Residence
Personal Training
Pickleball Court
Racquetball/Handball Court
Squash Court
Strength Training Equipment
Youth Centre