In Bridgeport, the YMCA has provided adult programming since 1884 and youth services since 1929. We offer the greater Bridgeport community access to affordable child care, youth and teen programs, summer camp, health and fitness, and community building programming. Learn more about the Bridgeport YMCA and how you can become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 5:30am-9:00pm
Child Watch Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00pm–8:30pm
Address & Phone:
850 Park Avenue
Encouraging Healthy Habits
It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you and your family will be encouraged to work towards that balance – to try a new routine, make a new friend, to challenge yourself and to enjoy each other. At the Y, we offer many programs for you and your family to develop healthy habits.
Take a look: 2015 Winter I Program Guide
Winter I Session: January 2 – February 22, 2015
Member Registration opens: Monday, Dec 8
Community Registration opens: Monday, Dec 15
Register for our Winter I Session on-line or by visiting or calling the Branch.
Prevention. Lifestyle. Support.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60. Click Here to find out if you qualify and for more information about classes.
Be Healthy, Be Strong
Body Sculpting Class
A complete body workout incorporating intervals of cardio, strength, toning, power and balance while using various weight and resistant equipment. Great for beginning and intermediate fitness levels. If you are getting back into fitness or looking to work at a slower pace this is the perfect class for you.
When: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 7:30am – 8:15am
For More Information: Visit the Membership Services Desk
Fall Fun for Everyone
Fill your Fall calendar with activities for yourself and everyone in your family!
Check out our Fall 1 Session Program Guide: Program Guide
Session 1 runs: September 2 through October 26, 2014
Registration opens on Monday, August 11 for Facility Members and on Monday, August 18 for Community Members. Register in person at the Branch or on-line.
BSY Swim Team
Ages: 5 – 18 years (participation depends on ability level)
A collaborative effort between the Bridgeport and Stratford Ys, our team offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, endurance, sportsmanship, goal-setting and leadership. We strive to do all this in an environment that embraces the YMCA’s philosophy of building spirit, mind and body for all. We believe these qualities serve our swimmers well in the pool, but also in the classroom and in life.
Practices take place weeknights at the Stratford Y, 3045 Main Street, Stratford. For more information contact Rob Urban at email@example.com
Let’s Dance the Salsa and Smile
Work out to Latin Music!
Improve your flexibility, strength, endurance and sense of well-being while you have fun!
The program, for all fitness levels, combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt your body as you dance.
When: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM
See Member Services for the details!
It’s Time to Party!
Join us for Zumba® Fitness – When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.
When: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Right here at the Bridgeport Y
Fees: Free with Membership
Through our youth sports programs young people have the opportunity to be in a safe environment, gaining social maturation and leadership abilities, while engaging in fun recreational activities. From wrestling to our basketball league, youth are encouraged to learn and lead healthy lifestyles, commit to goals and team settings and approach challenges optimistically.
Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and is available to eligible Medicare health plan and group retiree members. Eligible members have a complimentary community membership to the Bridgeport YMCA. To find out if you are eligible, please speak to one of our Member Service Associates at the Welcome Desk or visit www.silversneakers.com.