Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Our Cause

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Welcome to our Y!

The YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association), emphasizing mind, body, spirit, was founded in London in 1844. The first associations in North America were organized in 1851. Five years later, the YMCA came to Columbus, GA on November 18, 1856.

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YMCA Endurance Triathlon
Who: YMCA Members
What: Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles, Run 26.2 miles
Where: Indoors or Outside
When: November 2017
Turn in your distance card to receive your free t-shirt!

Mid Morning Out

John P. Thayer YMCA
Tuesday, November 21st 9:00am-2:00pm
Ages 2-8
$5/hour for members, $8/hour for non-members
Lunch will be provided

Pickleball at the Y!

Monday & Thursdays 9:30am - 12:00pm
John P. Thayer YMCA Gymnasium

Please visit our Group Fitness page for Saturday class information.