Welcome to the Y, where there's something for everyone.

For more than 85 years, the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA has contributed to the lives of thousands of people of all ages, races, religions, and economic backgrounds. We are a non-profit charitable organization like few others in the area. At the Y, we have the unique opportunity to touch the lives of infants, children, adults and seniors throughout the Southwest Michigan community.

As a YMCA member, you’ll have all this at your fingertips:

  • FREE Group Exercise Classes
  • FREE Childwatch with a Household Membership
  • FREE Walk-On Racquetball (3 Courts)
  • FREE Strength Training Instruction and Equipment Orientations
  • Open Basketball, Open Volleyball, and Family Gym Time
  • Open, Lap, and Family Swims in our 25 meter pool
  • Cardio-Strength Center with 30 Minute Nautilus Strength Circuit
  • Multi-Purpose Room with Free Weights, Nautilus & Trotter Equipment
  • Indoor Walking and Running Track
  • Steam Room
  • Flat screen TVs
  • No Contracts

Equipment Checkout: Basketballs and Racquetballs

A photo ID is required to check out a basketball or racquetball equipment (anyone 17 and under may use their parent’s ID).

The person checking out the equipment is responsible for returning it.  There is a $50 fee for any equipment that is not returned.  The fee will be added to the account and must be paid by the next billing cycle. Fee’s that are not paid are subject to termination of membership.  Nonmembers must pay for lost equipment before re-entering the facility. **There are balls available in both gyms for use.  Please let member service know if there aren’t any available.

Facility Hours

Sunday 11:30 AM-6:00 PM
Monday 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
Friday 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

Summer Hours

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day
Saturday 6:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM-4:00 PM

The YMCA closes on major holidays: 

Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

The YMCA will close at 12:00 PM on: 

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve


    Location Amenities

    • Adult Locker Rooms
    • Cardio Equipment
    • Child Watch
    • 6 Lane Pool
    • Free Weight Room
    • Group Exercise Classes
    • Preschool
    • Free WiFi
    • Swim Lessons
    • Swim Team
    • Dance Classes
    • Gymnastics Classes
    • Steam Room
    • Personal Training
    • Nutrition Counseling
    • Health Coaching
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    News & Events


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 22, 2019 Both YMCA of Southwest Michigan branches will start a new session of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA in September. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free 12-week exercise program and support group for cancer...


    It’s 6 1/2 weeks into the new year, and, for some, that “New Year, New You” resolution has started to falter – or fail altogether. It’s something Michelle Holloway, director of personal training and health promotions for the YMCA of...


    The South Bend Medical Foundation will be holding a blood drive at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA on Monday, November 25! Where: Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA When: Monday, November 25 Time: 2:30-6:30 PM Sign up online at www.GiveBloodNow.com .


    Join us at the 4th Wednesday of each month, October 2019 - April 2020, at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA for Soup Night! Meet new people and enjoy a bowl of soup compliments of the YMCA. We'll have several different...