The Y’s philosophy of health and wellness involves the whole person and encourages all people to Get Started and Stay Active. A YMCA staff member is ready to help you learn how to take full advantage of your membership. Get in shape and stay in shape through one-on-one orientation, express workout, we will help you set measurable goals, and most importantly, building relationships.
- Sign up for your FREE fitness orientation with one of our Certified Personal Trainers.
- Our trainers will keep you motivated and challenged.
- Learn the safe and proper way to use all the fitness equipment.
- Get connected with YMCA staff and other members.
Child Watch is safe, clean and a fun place for kids to be while parents are working out or taking other children to Y classes. Child Watch is free for Y Family members and available on a drop-in basis for up to two hours. Children ages 6 weeks to 10 years old are welcome during Child Watch hours, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, and Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Child Watch is staffed by dedicated staff and volunteers – many of whom are also parents of kids involved in YMCA programs! Volunteers and staff must pass a criminal background check and a thorough orientation/training.
Parents provide healthy snacks, diapers, and wipes for their own children. Please keep in mind when choosing snacks that Child Watch does not allow nuts or nut products in the facility
For more information or to inquire about volunteering, call 503-399-2799.
Free Group Fitness
From aerobics to cycling to yoga, there’s no additional charge to participate in Group Fitness classes.
Youth Program Discounts
Family memberships receive discounted enrollment fees for most of our youth programs, such as swimming lessons, gymnastics, martial arts, and dance.
Free on-site parking
Two free parking lots located on Court St. are available to members, plus parking between the YMCA and the IKE Box is available for members. In addition, metered street parking is available, and the YMCA is located just two blocks from downtown Salem’s Free Parking zone.
Youth Activity Center (YAC)
The YAC is a special place for youth ages seven through 18. Board games, a pool table, ping pong, foosball, books, and more fun keep youth engaged after school or while parents work out. It’s a great place for youth to hang out with friends, meet new people, and enjoy special events. YAC is open to members 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Complimentary Towel Service
Sweat towels and shower towels are available for your convenience. Please remember to bring a towel for pool use from home.