New For You At McGrath Family YMCA


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Annual Campaign

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Help Us Ensure Access for All

As a leading nonprofit, our East County YMCAs are making a difference in the lives of 30,653 community members annually through our programs and services. Thanks to generous donations to our annual fundraising campaign, we are opening doors and changing lives. When you invest in the Y, your dollars will directly benefit kids and families in under-served communities and provide scholarships to fulfill our mission to serve all people regardless of their ability to pay. The need is urgent and growing…and it can’t be met without you! Please give to McGrath Family YMCA. The more we raise, the more people we can help.

OUR GOAL: $255,000

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Facility News and Updates

Check here for 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.

REFER A FRIEND AND SAVE!

It's a great time to refer a friend to the Y. Now through January 31, your friend pays no join fee and you get a month free. Learn more.

NEW MY Y COMMUNITY PORTAL

Set up your new My Y account! In November 2022, we launched a new platform for program registrations and YMCA accounts. Learn more and find out how to get connected here.

NEW YMCA APP

The new YMCA app makes it easy to stay connected to the Y. Use it to scan in at the Y, check schedules for group fitness classes, pools and facilities, add activities to your calendar and more. Learn more.

CHILD WATCH 

Family members can opt to add a Child Watch option to their accounts, which includes unlimited use of the service for $10 monthly. Use your Child Watch benefit at any YMCA that offers the service. While you exercise or relax at the Y, children can play under the supervision of trained YMCA staff. Child Watch is open to children ages 6 weeks to 9 years old! View our hours here.

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Events and Special Activities

BLOOD DRIVES

Did you know you could help save up to three lives by giving blood? The YMCA of San Diego County has partnered with the American Red Cross to host blood drives across the county this year. Help address a critical need for blood donations in our community! View locations and dates.


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Health and Wellness

LIVESTRONG

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person - mind and body. Participants work with trained Y staff to improve cardiovascular endurance and functional ability, build muscle mass and strength, and increase flexibility. In addition to physical benefits, the program also focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of survivors and their families. This creates a supportive community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. Get more information online Learn more about the program

Group Fitness Classes

Be sure to check the group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to our fitness classes.

CLASS RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Karen W., our health and wellness director, has a great recommendation for you: "We have a walking class that meets Thursdays at 8:00am. Warm up in the soccer arena, walk the trail and end with balance and stretch. Join Lisa right after at 9:00am for Gentle Yoga. Combine these two classes for a well-rounded workout!"
  • If you're 50+ and looking for a class to try, Karen recommends Exercise Lite with Linda at 8:00am on Mondays and Wednesdays.

TEAM TRAINING

Team training offers the camaraderie of a group — you'll sweat together, laugh together, and reach milestones together — all while getting expert instruction. View all team training classes.

  • TRX Team Training: TRX suspension training uses bodyweight exercises to simultaneously develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.

INBODY ASSESSMENTS

InBody body-composition assessments are available by appointment. Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body!

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ORIENTATION

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.


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Y’s Active Adults (50+)

FITNESS CLASSES TO TRY

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, start here:

  • Exercise Lite
  • Walking Club
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Hydro Healing

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Activities for Kids and Families

YOUTH SPORTS

loyal and the y proud partnersGet in the game at the Y! Our youth sports leagues and clinics are starting soon. Sign up for sports today!

  • Leagues: Play soccer and experience our partnership with the San Diego Loyal SC! 
    • Soccer league assessments will be held on January 7. (Ages 6-7 at 9:30am | Ages 8-9 at 10:30am | Ages 10-13 at 11:30am)
  • Clinics: Youth sports clinics for soccer and basketball start in January and will continue through March.
  • Peewee lessons: New monthly peewee lessons are happening! Sign up today at the membership services desk.
  • Volunteer! We still need parent volunteers for youth sports coaching! The Y provides training and guidance.
    • Volunteers for youth soccer leagues will receive instruction from the San Diego Loyal SC!

If you can help or have any questions about youth sports, contact Tyler Rutter at [email protected] 

GYMNASTICS

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

NEW: We are now enrolling for all levels: girls gymnastics, boys gymnastics, preschool gymnastics, and little ninjas! Learn more.

SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS

When school is out, fun is in at the Y! Register for camp today.


Community Support Services

Connecting You To Care

We've streamlined the childcare search process with our enhanced referral system to help parents make the best decision for their families. Learn more!


KEEP IN TOUCH

CONNECT ON SOCIAL

Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram.

COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES

Visit our subscription center to opt-in for text-message alerts to ensure you receive updates that may affect your visit to the Y.

CONTACT US

Our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 462-9622 during regular business hours or send an email: to [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!