The Y: For a better us.

For more than 130 years, the YMCA of Northwest Florida has served Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, creating opportunities for men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds to come together to learn, grow and thrive. Through our programs, each year more than 12,000 people have a chance to enrich their spirit, mind and body.

As the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we welcome a diverse membership that includes all ages, genders, races, religions, abilities and incomes. At the Y, you can make new friends, renew old friendships and help make Northwest Florida a better place to live.At the Y, everybody belongs!

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Improving the Nation's Health and Well-Being

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Celebrating Cal Moore's 30 years of inspiring Y members

We marked the end of an era on Oct. 11, when Cal Moore taught his last Body Conditioning class at the Bear Levin Studer Branch. After 30 years of coaching and inspiring members through group fitness, Cal is moving on to enjoy a little more time for travel and fun - although we fully expect he will keep up his healthy, active lifestyle, as he has for decades. In addition to serving as a group exercise instructor, Cal has been a board member, volunteer and donor to our Y for many years, and has served as a strong advocate for healthy living through Ymembership and programs. Thanks to the nearly 50 members who came out for his last class and joined us afterward for a celebration.


The parking garage across the street from downtown's Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA is now OPEN for all members. We're excited to expand the availability and safety of your parking experience while you're visiting our new facility.

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