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.


NEWS FROM THE Y


Turkey Trot


The YMCA of El Paso Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the region. In 2013, the Trot had over 1,100 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.

** There is still time to register in person at the following **
race packet pickup locations:

Monday, November 24:  
      Fred and Maria Loya Family YMCA                                   
      2044 Trawood                                                               
      11:00 am - 6:00 pm
      Registration Fee: $30

Tuesday, November 25:  
      Westside Family YMCA                                   
      7145 N. Mesa                                                               
      11:00 am - 6:00 pm
      Registration Fee: $30

Wednesday, November 26:  
      Metro YMCA
      810 Wyoming                                                            
      11:00 am - 6:00 pm
      Registration Fee: $30

Thursday, November 27 (Race Day):
      Registration Booth
      Corner of Montana and St Vrain
      6:00 am - 6:45 am
      Registration Fee: $35



New 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 new mobile app, all this and more is a smartphone away!

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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!



The Parents as Teachers program is an evidence-based early childhood home visiting framework that builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Parents as Teachers certified professional parent educators who implement the program emphasize parent-child interaction, development centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. There are four interrelated and integrated components of the model: personal visits, group connections, screening and resource network. Together, these form a dynamic package of services. Parents as Teachers serves a range of families with varying needs and offers services throughout the continuum from prenatal to kindergarten entry.

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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.