The Downtown Berkeley YMCA is a family-centered health club and a true community center. Our state-of-the-art facilities are located in the same historic building our members have known and appreciated for more than 100 years. A great place to work out, learn new skills and make lasting friendships, the Downtown Berkeley Y promotes healthy living and provides new opportunities to people of all ages. We’re more than a gym—we’re a place to belong where you’re empowered to set and achieve personal goals through inspiring programs and supportive relationships. We’re glad to have you with us!

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  • Lap pool: 25 yards long, 7 lanes wide, 4 ft deep, 80 – 82 degrees
  • Shallow pool: 30 sq ft, 3 – 3.5 ft deep, 90 – 92 degrees
  • Grace’s pool: 20 yds long, 3.5 – 7.5 ft deep, 88 – 90 degrees
  • Lap pool features an on-deck stretching area and hot tub
  • All pools feature hydraulic swim lifts
  • Youth & Family Center
  • Strength Training Center
  • Free Weights Center
  • Mind-Body Center
  • Aerobics Studio
  • Group Cycling Studio
  • Two gymnasiums
  • Adult, youth and family locker rooms
  • Youth Movement Studio