Health & Wellbeing

Gyms, sport and recreation for fitness, and community hubs for classes, social connection and collaborations.

We recognise health and wellbeing is the bedrock that enables people to develop in all areas of their life, from education and employment to relationships and social networks.

YMCA provides more than 225 health and wellbeing facilities,including gyms, swimming pools, community halls, and outdoor activity centres.

Engaging more than 132,000 people each year, YMCA is the largest voluntary sector provider of services promoting health and wellbeing in England and Wales.

This includes (number of annual users):

  • Gyms – 212,574
  • Exercise classes – 55,719
  • Swimming pools – 120,550
  • Sports – 37, 898
  • Disability programmes – 2,169
  • Outdoor activity programmes – 40,131
  • Rehabilitative and other special care – 1,913
  • Healthy living activities – 11,137

Nationally, we have a Health and Wellbeing Committee that helps move our offer forward. Our federated structure means we are able to deliver services both nationally and locally.

If you are interested in working with YMCA to help everyone enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing, then please get in touch.

Find your nearest YMCA community gym.

Changing Futures

Find out more about our mental health peer to peer support programme.


The #IAMWHOLE campaign is a partnership between YMCA and NHS. It is fronted by music star Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks) and aims to tackle the problem of stigma in a series of ways.

Be Real Campaign

Find out more about how we support the Be Real Campaign.

YMCA Community Gyms

Find your nearest community gym.

YMCA Physical Activity

Find out more about our physical activity provision.