Bridgeport Y



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
Saturday:              8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday:                8:00am-4:30pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Thursday:   6:00pm–8:30pm

Address & Phone:

850 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P  203.334.5551
F  203.334.2847
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Change Your Choices, Change Your Life

2012-03-24_KSCY-1357_rgbJoin our HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM for positive, healthy and lifelong change

Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.

Program Benefits:

  • Led by a trained lifestyle coach
  • Small group setting
  • Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Reduce body weight
  • 16 One hour sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions

Register for an information session today!  Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.

Volunteer or Run…Have Some Fun

The Bridgeport Y is the Official Local Charity of The Color Run!

For every volunteer who works a shift, the Y gets a donation!  Help us by volunteering at packet pick up, registration, dousing the runners in color or clean up.

WHEN:  Friday October 16 at Kohl’s in Fairfield &/or Saturday, October 17 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard , 500 Main Street, Bridgeport


  • Pick one of the 5 volunteer session times listed below.
  • Click YES when it asks “Are you associated with the Bridgeport YMCA?”
  • Have fun while helping our community!

The Color Run is a 5K, untimed race in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.  There are only two rules which are easy to follow: 1. Wear white at the starting line 2.  Finish plastered in color! This is not a competitive race, but a fun run-walk.  It is a great way to be healthy and have fun – there will be music, dancing, stretching and giveaways.

Fun with Family, Fun with Friends

Program Guide Cover Fall 1 2015 GraphicRegister for Fall Programs and Classes!

We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

Browse our Fall Program Guide to learn all the ways we can get stronger together: 2015 Fall Program Guide

Our Fall 2 Program Session runs October 25, 2015 – December 20, 2015.

Facility Members can register for programs starting Monday, October 5, 2015.  Community Members on Monday, October 12, 2015.  Register on-line, at the Y or by calling our Member Service Team.

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.


Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day.  Affordable tuition.  Care 4 Kids accepted.

Openings Available for the 2015-2016 School Year

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 331 0200

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

Enroll your child today!

For more information, please contact: Michelle Genest at 203 332 6447 or

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

Instructor: Dan

For More Information:  Visit the Membership Services Desk

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!

zumba 3 dancersDance, Sweat, Dance

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

Youth Sports

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.

Silver Sneakers®

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