YMCA of El Paso

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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YMCA of El Paso

The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


Turkey Trot

The YMCA of El Paso Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the region. In 2014, the Trot had over 1,200 participants participating in our event.  Starting from humble beginnings 38 years ago, it has grown into the undisputed "Way to Begin Thanksgiving Day" for hundreds of local families as well as those who travel to share in our great event.

Sun Bowl Challenge

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and the YMCA of El Paso have teamed up to give football fans around the country the chance to win a $1,500 Sun Bowl Game Package for the Hyundai Sun Bowl by participating in the YMCA Hyundai Sun Bowl Challenge.


Community CPR

In this blended class you will get a link through your email, you must complete before attending the classroom skills class. After passing the skills you will be given a written test, you must pass the test to become certified. Registration deadline is the last day you can sign up  and pay. Class size limited 4-10 participants. Sign up early. $40.00


Mobile App

Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while on the other side of town—and where is that Y branch in this neighborhood anyway? With the Y's mobile app, all this and more is a smartphone away!


As the U.S. Organizing Agency for Shift+, the new alcohol prevention initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, we are working with a diverse group of community partners who are committed to reducing underage drinking and binge drinking in all ages.

We are excited about our Shift+ Advocacy Training Program!

We’re working with partners who:

  • are motivated to promote effective & evidence-based alcohol prevention strategies
  • support local and statewide efforts to change the role of alcohol in our culture in ways that protect our youth and promote healthy communities
  • have the capacity to engage with policymakers and community leaders
  • represent a diverse group of people, organizations, & communities

If you're interested in becoming involved in regional alcohol policy advocacy work, we'd like to hear from you!

LiveStrong at The YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their "new normal". The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.