The Downtown Berkeley YMCA is 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 YMCA 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 – FOR A BETTER US.


  • 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
  • Fit Kids 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