New For You At Copley-Price Family YMCA 

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New for you at Copley-Price Family YMCA

Facility News and Updates

Check here news about special happenings and updates that may affect your visit to the Y! Scroll down to see more specific information for different programming areas.


Find out more about our aquatics facility at Copley-Price Family YMCA and other pools around the county by visiting our aquatics facilities section page.


While you exercise or relax at the Y, children can play under the supervision of trained YMCA staff. Family members can add a Child Watch option to their accounts, which includes unlimited use of the service for $10 monthly. Child Watch is open to children 6 weeks to 9 years old, and families can use the service at other YMCA locations.


    • Mornings: Tuesdays- Thursdays, 8:15am - 11:15am | Saturdays, 7:45am - 11:30am
    • Evenings: Mondays - Thursdays, 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Events and Special Activities


The Y Strong Girls program provides tools to empower young women to create meaningful lives through healthy choices, mindfulness, self-love, forming friendships and community involvement. For teen girls (ages 13-18) who are in middle and high school. *YMCA Membership is not required.

  • Program Includes:
    • Field Trips
    • Mentoring Opportunities
    • Special Events
    • Community Service Projects
    • Speaker Series
    • Creative Arts

Learn more at our Community Showcase on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 6:00pm!

For more information or to sign your teen up, please contact Lina Bell, Teen Coordinator, at [email protected].


September 22-24, 2023 | $199 member / $225 non-member – Join us at Camp Martson for a relaxing weekend filled with camp activities, delicious meals and classes focused on mind and body wellness. Register today!


This program incorporates all aspects of general fitness: cardio, strength, core training, weight training, resistance training, bodyweight workouts and personal nutritional support. The Transformation Challenge is a PROGRESSIVE program to aid transformation of your mind and body with the support of the coaches.

  • When: Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 6:25pm | Continues through September 27
  • Instructors: Jackie & Edson
  • Cost: Members $432 | Participants $576

Register today!

For more information, contact Edson Cedeno: [email protected]| (619)280-9622


Every Third Tuesday | 3:00-5:00pm: Copley-Price Family YMCA has partnered with Feeding San Diego to distribute free groceries and produce.

Upcoming Distributions:

  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

For more information, please contact Kat Salazar at [email protected].


One blood donation saves up to three lives! The San Diego Blood Bank will be hosting a blood drive at the Copley-Price Family YMCA from 10:00am - 3:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome. Photo ID is required. Schedule your appointment today online at or call 619-400-8251.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, September 30
  • Saturday, October 28


Free Immunizations. Available at no cost (COVID-19, FLU & HPV), presented by Champions For Health. No registration or insurance required. Walk-ups are encouraged. Clinics will take place at the Copley-Price Family YMCA next to the soccer field. (4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105). Please contact Kat Salazar, [email protected], for more details. The following immunization schedule has been confirmed for 2023.

Upcoming Dates:
All clinics take place 10:00am - 2:00pm 

  • Saturday, September 30
  • Saturday, October 28
  • Thursday, December 28

Health and Wellness


Join us for our Smoking & Vaping 101 workshop, designed to educate and raise awareness about the detrimental health risks associated with smoking and vaping. Discover the facts and make informed choices about your well-being. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from experts and protect your health. For inquiries, please contact Celina Ibarra at [email protected]. No registration required.

  • WHEN: September 26, 2023 | 5:00pm–6:00pm
  • LOCATION: Copley-Price Family YMCA | 4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105 | Intergenerational Room
  • FEE: Free



One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. In response to this critical health issue, YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support while participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure. Free to participate. Learn more about the program.

Participants will: 

  • Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month. 
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month. 
  • Attend monthly nutrition education seminars. 

Who Qualifies? 

  • Participants must be at least 18 years old. 
  • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure. 
  • Not have experienced a recent cardiac event. 
  • Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias. 
  • Not be at risk for lymphedema. 



Join a team of like-minded individuals for a motivating and enjoyable way to add an extra element to your workouts! Team trainings can have different areas of focus — yoga, boxing, muay thai, running, water fitness and more. This is a perfect option for groups of 3-8 people who would like to work out on a consistent day and time with their awesome trainer!



  • BOXING - Boxing classes continue at Copley-Price Family YMCA! We are now offering classes in 4-or-5-week sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. Learn more about boxing at the YMCA.

    • Boxing classes with Coach Tikal provide a consistent fitness opportunity perfect for individuals looking for a cardio-intensive workout and stress relief. For more information, contact Edson Cedeno at [email protected]. Sign up now to join in on this incredible, full-body workout! - Register today! 

      - Small group training classes updated 09/01/2023 


Learn the basics of self-defense with coach Lolo over the course of five weeks, September 1-29 on Fridays, 5:00pm - 5:55pm! Women who participate in self-defense training are less likely to experience assault and are more confident in their ability to effectively resist assault. Our women’s self-defense workshop will help participants develop easy-to-use techniques such as awareness, assertiveness and combination techniques to prevent, resist and escape assaults. | Fee: $90 members | $119 participants| For more information, Health & Wellness Director Rosa Ruiz at [email protected]. Registration taking place at the front desk.


Join us for a four-part series on Fridays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, October 6-27, on Friday as we activate, shape, lift and round your glutes with a targeted training program. Learn the basics of activating and strengthening your glutes with our amazing personal trainer, Jackie! Our glute-centered guide will help you get your glutes toned — in just one month. The Glute Power workshop is designed to hammer and strengthen the glute with high frequency and volume. For more information contact: Rosa Ruiz, Health & Wellness Director, [email protected]. | Fee: $72/members | $96/participants - Register Today!


Monday, September 11 - Wednesday, November 29 | 11:30am - 12:45pm — LIVESTRONG is back beginning in September! This is a 12-week programs that focuses on strengthening the whole person in a safe and supportive environment. We meet twice a week for 75 minutes. Learn more about LIVESTRONG.



Led by UrbanLife, our hands-on cooking and nutrition education class will inspire healthy habits for children and their families. The class will focus on easy-to-make recipes for the whole family to make. Find out how eating fruits and vegetables can be fun and enjoyable! All classes are free for ages 7 and up. Families and individual adults are welcome. Be a part of the next culinary adventure - Register today!

All classes take place on Saturday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, on the upcoming dates: 

  • September 16
  • October 21


Y members | Ages 18 and up

Register today at the front desk to schedule your rejuvenating massage trial with HydroMassage and CryoLounge+! Enjoy the stress relief and total relaxation of the HydroMassage and CryoLounge+ experience, now available at Copley-Price Family YMCA. Discover how regular massage is perfect for you and your lifestyle with FREE three- to four-minute trials of each, now available until September! If you enjoy the experience, incorporate it into your membership with the membership add-on option of $10 a month for the use of one for 10 minutes a day OR add $15 a month to your membership for both for a total of 25 minutes of relaxation every day!

Treat yourself to rejuvenation with HydroMassage and CryoLounge+. Call us or visit the Welcome Center for more information and to sign up.


Build more than muscle in our private yoga sessions. To schedule your session or for more information, contact Rosa at [email protected].


Get in the game! Play adult soccer at Copley-Price YMCA! Registered players will play on the new turf field connected to our branch. We have women's leagues and coed leagues. Sign up today!



Team challenge is a team training program that works for any fitness goal. Over six weeks, you'll be challenged to move more and eat healthfully. Each week you and your team will earn points by working out and practicing healthy living. Ready to achieve your fitness goals? Just join a team, register and complete a conditioning assessment. The team with the most points at the end will have a chance to win free personal training packages, YMCA swag and more! Register today!


  • August 12: START/ InBody Scans
  • August 26: Orientation, Nutrition and Boot Camp
  • September 9: Check-In and Boot Camp
  • September 23: Final Boot Camp
  • Jackie: Monday & Friday, 7:00pm
  • Ezra: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00pm
  • Ryan: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30am
  • Edson: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm


Meet with a wellness coach to get acquainted with equipment and classes, ask questions and chart a path to reach your goals. Schedule your 30-minute orientation at the Welcome Center! Learn more.

Activities for Kids and Families


Hang out with us in the teen center and enjoy activities that are just for you and your friends, ages 13-17! For more information, contact Teen Department Director, Lina Bell at [email protected].

  • Friday Fun - Every Third Friday | 4:00 - 6:00pm: Teens who are enrolled in our teen programs are invited to join us for fun Friday activities — stay tuned for our February activity! Space is limited. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Lina Bell at [email protected].

  • Teen Soccer Clinics - Get in the game and enroll in our new teen soccer clinics by September 6, 2023, to join in on the fun and improve your soccer skills! These clinics will have mandatory practices on Thursdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm and games on Fridays, 4:00pm. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Lina Bell at [email protected].


loyal and the y proud partnersGet in the game at the Y! Fall youth sports leagues and clinics are starting soon. Registration is now open!

  • Leagues: Play soccer at the Y this fall and experience our partnership with the San Diego Loyal SC! Register today!
  • Clinics: Youth sports clinics for soccer, basketball, lacrosse and volleyball start in September and continue through November.
    • New YMCA Jr. Seals lacrosse clinics! We are excited to offer new YMCA Jr. Seals Lacrosse Clinics for FREE thanks to our partnership with the San Diego Seals professional lacrosse team. Get an introduction to the exciting game and register to play today!
      • Play will take place on Wednesdays at 6:15pm - 7:15pm.
    • Register for clinics today
  • Peewee lessons: Monthly peewee soccer lessons are on Mondays, 4:30pm for ages 3-5 and Saturdays, 9:00am for ages 4-5. Sign up today at the membership services desk or register today online!


  • Volunteers needed! We need parent volunteers for youth soccer coaching! If you can help, contact Sports Coordinator Francis Souhala at [email protected].


Registration for swim lessons opens on September 15 for members and September 17 for nonmembers. 


During the month of October, swim lessons are FREE Mondays through Fridays at 7:00pm for ages 13-18. - Register today!


Our swim team is practicing regularly! If your child would like to get involved, swimmers should be proficient in 50 -100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Learn more about swim teams at the Y. To join our swim team, contact Head Swim Coach Marissa Ennis at [email protected].


Master your stroke technique, get ready for a triathlon or just get a great workout. The Masters swim program at the YMCA is a structured lap swim workout designed to help avid recreational and competitive swimmers of various skill levels improve their stroke, form, ability, endurance and stamina. For more information, contact Aquatics Coordinator Jason Holguin at [email protected]Register online today!


Jump into fun with gymnastics! Toddlers and teens can grow strong, get confident and find balance in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Learn more.

NEW: We are now enrolling for a Teen Parkour class held on Wednesdays!

  • Ages 6-12 at 5:00pm
  • Ages 13-17 at 7:00pm

Register today for Teen Parkour classes.


Ages 6-12 | Fridays, 5:00-6:30pm — You asked and we listened! Cheer is coming to Copley-Price Family YMCA beginning in September. Register Today! - Updated August 31, 2023.


We are now enrolling for:

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Y’s Active Adults (55+)


  • Coronado Ferry and Walk: Thursday, September 28 | 6:00 - 9:00am — Board the Coronado Ferry at 6:10am from Broadway Pier ferry landing to experience the beauty of the moonset and sunrise from the ferry as we travel across the San Diego Bay to Coronado. Enjoy the silhouette of downtown on the trip. We will walk Coronado Island and return on the 8:30am ferry. Registration is required.
  • October Documentary and Popcorn Club: Wednesday, October 6 and 18 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    • Wednesday, October 6 — We're watching "The September Issue" — a behind-the-scenes look at the preperation of the most important issue with 840 pages of fall fashion.
    • Wednesday, October 18 — We're watching "In Organic We Trust" — a documentary that follows a personal journey to answer questions about organic food.
  • October Movie Club: Monday, October 9 | 11:30am - 1:30pm — This month we're watching "Dead Poets Society", rated PG.
  • October Book Club: Wednesday, October 18 | 1:00 - 2:30pm — We will discuss "Back When We Were Grownups" by Anne Tyler.
  • Learn to Play Mahjong: Every Wednesday, October 4-23 | 10:00am - 12:00pm — Join us for our four-week, weekly lesson and learn to play American style Mahjong. Registration required in the Welcome Center or online.
  • Fraud Workshop: Monday, October 2 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm — Presented by St. Pauls' Pace. Join us as we discuss how to prevent fraud and signs to look out for that commonly target people everyday.
  • Mobility, Activities & Staying Fit at Home Workshop: Thursday, October 5 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm — Presented by St. Pauls' Pace. Join us as we walk through ways to engage your body every day, even in the comfort of your own home!
  • Warning Signs of Alzheimer's: Thursday, October 5 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm — Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Medicare Education Seminar: Thursday, October 5 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm — Confused by Medicare? Join us for clarification of your benefits, the enrollment process and more.

How to Register

To register for our upcoming events and educational series, please visit our Welcome Center or register online. Questions? Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] .


We are looking for adults to tutor our teens during a program that will take place Monday-Friday between 4:00pm-6:00pm. Volunteer the time you have available.

Questions? Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] .


Thanks to our versatile, excellent instructors, most moves in our group fitness classes can be modified to suit any fitness level. If you're new to our group fitness classes and looking for a good place to start, we recommend Aqua Fit, Forever Fit, Chair Yoga and Zumba Gold classes.

Free Balance Assessments

Sign up at the Welcome Center for a 5-minute balance assessment with the Family Health Centers. A physical therapist will be on hand to explain your results and share recommendations for exercise or referrals to specialized care. Balance is important to your well-being!  Here's why:

  • Balance is key to maintaining or improving your independence with activities, allowing you to rely less on others to complete your daily tasks.
  • Balance improves your ability to move with confidence.
  • Improving balance can decrease your risk of falling and injury.
  • Good balance brings confidence to exercise more, which can decrease your overall stress and improve your overall mood!


Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

View our Y Active Adults page to view programming and activities around the county.

Y in the Community

The YMCA Teen Achievers Program (Y-TAP)

The YMCA Teen Achievers Program (Y-TAP) aims to create safe spaces for teens in San Diego’s City Heights and neighboring communities. The program includes computer lab access, dinner, field trips, Workshop Wednesdays and other fun activities! Y-TAP offers qualifying teens a free, year-long YMCA membership as long as requirements surrounding school attendance, physical activity, community service and well-being are met and/or exceeded.

  • Eligible students must be ages 13-17.
  • Complete monthly goals and stay current with academic meetings to maintain their membership.

For more information, visit the Copley-Price Family YMCA Welcome Center or contact Lina Bell, [email protected].


Various dates | 5:30 - 7:30pm — Join us for an evening of connection and conversation with a community of parents, caregivers and child care professionals. Dinner and child care will be provided. These events are free and open to the community. Registration is required.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Check back soon for more upcoming meeting dates for September.

Register today! Questions? Please contact Ayarim De Anda at [email protected].


We are committed to supporting families in their search for quality, affordable and convenient childcare options. Funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, YMCA Childcare Resource Service offers free childcare referrals and resources to families in San Diego County so parents and guardians can make informed decisions that help their families thrive. Learn more!

Help Paying for Child Care

Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care?

The San Diego County Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) is one application that connects you to different agencies across San Diego to help pay for child care for families who qualify. Child care has become the second-largest expense for families – spending up to 50% of their household budget a year. See if you qualify for this service today.



Support from the sidelines! Come out and help our young players have a great season at the Y. We need team volunteers for the upcoming youth soccer league. Contact our Sports Director, Luis Hernandez at [email protected], call 619-280-9622 or visit the branch.


Our YAA program is in search of dedicated volunteers to guide groups and instruct courses! Please contact Ann Conway at [email protected] for more information.


Copley-Price Family YMCA is looking for new, passionate Board of Advisor members interested in sharing their time, talent and treasure to support our Y mission and work to strengthen our community. For more information, contact Julian Villegas at [email protected].



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If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 280-9622 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!