Active Older Adults

A place for EVERYBODY to thrive!

The YMCA is a charitable organization, and we make sure we keep everyone active and engaged, regardless of age or their ability to pay.

The Y has activities and fitness classes specifically designed for older adults. They give participants an opportunity to stay physically and socially active or in some cases, to overcome their fear of exercise and begin being physically active.

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EVERYBODY deserves to enjoy water safely!

The YMCA of Pueblo is a charitable organization, so we ensure everybody participates in our programs, regardless of their ability to pay. In our swim lessons, we emphasize safety, confidence, and progressive skill building so that our community is safer for its youth, and so our next generation is healthier and happier than ever. 

The Pueblo Y offers the highest quality swim lessons in Pueblo! The YMCA of Pueblo is providing its swim lessons for all ages and abilities in Pueblo. The YMCA of Pueblo has the best pool and aquatics center in southern Colorado. Come jump in to a great time today!

Click here to see what aquatics trainings and certifications are currently available.

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Birthday Parties

The YMCA of Pueblo provides the perfect venue for a fun, safe, unique birthday party! Our trained staff create a memorable experience for the birthday child and party guests, while taking a load off for parents!

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YMCA offers camps for all ages, from pre-kinder youth ages 3-5, youth ages 7-17, and special events and family camps for everyone! 

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Child Development

At our Child Development Center, we provide programs for children ages 1-12. Y Child Care (our Preschool, Before and After, and Extended Care) and Youth and Family programs offer more than anywhere in Pueblo! 

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Child Watch

Child Watch is a drop-in program for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Child Watch is held at our indoor play area and is overseen by Y staff. 

Our Child Watch staff is fully background checked, fingerprinted, and CPR/First Aid trained! We've got the best team in town. 

Child Watch is a free service to members and guests of the Pueblo Y. 

Drop in today!

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Rock climbing at the Pueblo YMCA is a great way to reach new heights, stay fit, and have a great time. Climbing is for ages 6+, and is for all abilities!

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Corporate Cup

Corporate Cup at the YMCA of Pueblo is a community competition between local organizations and businesses, promoting fitness, health, and wellness in the workplace. This is our 31st year, so get signed up and make your business or organization better than ever!

Click here for 2015 YMCA of Pueblo Corporate Cup results!

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Learn to Dance at the YMCA - Dance Lessons

We've partnered with Richard Martinez of the Pueblo Dance Company to bring dance lessons to dancers of all skill levels. You can sign up as just one person or as a couple.

We have two sessions coming up:

January 11 - February 15 ( Mondays Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15)

6:00p-6:50p   Country Two Step

This basic introduction Country Two Step will have you learning some                                                                            fun patterns to get you started on the dance floor.                    

7:00p-7:50p   West Coast Swing I

A fun dance danced to a variety of genre from Blues to Top 40 to Country. This class will get familiar with the basic six count patterns. Great for beginners.


March 7 - April 11 (Mondays Mar 7, 14, 21. 28, Apr 4, 11)

6:00p-6:50p   Country Two Step. Beyond the Basics. Learn some fun new patterns that will get your Country Two Step smoking! 

7:00p-7:50p   West Coast Swing II

 A fun dance danced to a variety of genre from Blues to Top 40 to Country. This class will teach you various eight count patterns to take your dancing to the next level.


Singles: $30 Y member / $45 non member

Couple: $60 Y member / $90 non member


Colleen Jones
719.543.5151 x 261

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Driving Range and Putting Greens

The YMCA of Pueblo has a world class driving range and putting green, with turf and grass tees. A cover structure is available to keep you out of the sun or rain, too! 

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Free Community Programs

The Pueblo Y offers fun free social events like potlucks, journal club, woodworking, and more! Stop in to find out more, or check back on our schedules and website to see what's going on!

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Group Fit / Health and Wellness

Fitness options for EVERYBODY.

The YMCA of Pueblo is a charitable organization, so we ensure everybody has the opportunity to pursue their own fitness goals, regardless of their current fitness level OR ability to pay. 

We know that staying healthy involves more than working out. Our programs and services focus on the entire family's health, while providing a variety of fitness and wellness programs to serve a person's unique needs.

At the Y, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions so you can know the best ways to stay fit. We offer the latest fitness classes, personalized training programs, sports leagues for all ages and so much more.

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Martial Arts

The YMCA’s Martial Arts Program combines fitness, self-defense, sport, meditation, discipline, character development and self-confidence.

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The MEND Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire children, families and adults to lead and sustain fitter, healthier and happier lives. Our focus is on changing the behaviors that cause overweight and obesity through our MEND 7-13 Program. The Pueblo Y is a proud partner of MEND. Learn how you may be eligible for this FREE program!

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Parents Night Out & Tween Night

Take a night off and let the kids enjoy the YMCA and its awesome staff!

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Confidence, teamwork, and fitness...FOR EVERYBODY!

The YMCA of Pueblo is a charitable organization, so we make sure we include everyone in our sports activities, regardless of ability to pay. 

Sports are naturally fun for children and adults. We are as interested in developing character as we are in developing healthy athletes. Our coaches stress good sportsmanship and skills development over winning. During the season, team members receive equal practice time and will play at least one half of every game. In addition to learning the fundamentals of sports and inclusion in games, your kids will also learn the four core values of the YMCA : caring, honesty, respect and responsibility - winning strategies for in and out of the game! That's what makes the YMCA so much more. 

The Y - Everybody plays... everybody wins!

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Training and Certifications

Change lives. Save Lives. 

Learn powerful new skills with the YMCA!

The YMCA of Pueblo offers training and certifications for health and safety such as CPR, Swim Instructor and lifeguarding. Courses are taught by accredited professionals. 

More info:

Swim Instructor Training

This course provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills to teach YMCA swim lessons to parent-child pairs, preschoolers, youth and adults. It includes both land and pool sessions, lesson planning, teaching methodology, class organization, class components and skills for the YMCA progressive program. The course also covers the Y's expectations for instructors and outlines their responsibilities for teaching YMCA Aquatics classes that are student centered, values oriented and safe and effective in teaching aquatic skills.

Included in the course is the YMCA Instructor Safety Assistant Module. YMCA Instructor Safety Assistant (YISA), which will be taught by YSL trainers and will replace the YASA prerequisite. The YISA course focuses on how an instructor can assist and help a lifeguard in the event of an emergency in the pool area. It will teach lifeguards who are also swim instructors what role to play during an emergency while they are teaching rather than guarding. YISA is the fifth module within the YSL instructor course and helps reinforce aquatic safety, streamline the training system and decrease the required training hours.

Training Dates: TBA

For more information and registration please contact Lacy Schalamon (719) 543-5151 ext. 401 or at lschalamon@puebloymca.org

American Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguarding

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in water up to 5 feet deep and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. 

Prerequisites: Must be 15 years old

1. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using
the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
Swim goggles may be used.
2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
3. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds.
■ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
■ Submerge in water 4-5 feet deep to retrieve a 10-pound object.
■ Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands
holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You
should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Class dates:

Nov. 14th- 8:00a-9:00a Pre Swim (complete the pre-requisites to take the course)
Nov. 22nd- 9:00a-5:00p
Nov. 23rd- 2:00p-8:00p
Nov. 24th- 12:00p-7:00p
Nov. 25th- 10:00a-2:00p
Must participate in all classes to complete the course.

For more information and registration please contact Lacy Schalamon (719) 543-5151 ext. 401 or at lschalamon@puebloymca.org


The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers course is to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel take over. This includes the use of an automated external defi brillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest. To successfully complete the course, you must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the fi nal written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. Some skill sessions require strenuous physical activity. Please wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing dangling jewelry or jewelry with sharp edges. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions regarding your ability to participate fully in this course, discuss this with your health care provider and the local Red Cross chapter before you start the course. Before attending the fi rst class, please be sure you have read the attached document, Health Precautions and Guidelines During Training. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers certificate.

Training Dates:

Saturday December 19th 12-5pm @ the Y                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Saturday February 20th 2016 12-5pm @ the Y

Saturday April 16th 2016 12-5pm @ the Y

Saturday May 21st 2016 12-5pm @ the Y

Saturday August 13th 2016 12-5pm @ the Y

Saturday September 10th 2016 12-5pm @ the Y

Saturday December 3rd 2016 1-6pm

Dates and times are subject to change.

For more information please contact Camille Arnold (719) 543-5151 ext. 323 or at carnold@puebloymca.org


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Turkey Trot

The YMCA of Pueblo Turkey Trot run / walk is for the entire community, and is the best way to get ready for the big meal with your friends and family! The Turkey Trot is as much about community, fun, and family as it is about fitness, running, and of course...the race!

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