April is Member Appreciation Month

April is Member Appreciation Month

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Try the Y for FREE!

As part of Member Appreciation Month at the Y, we're offering everyone in the metro area a chance to experience the Y for themselves. Stop by any of our five fitness communities, take a tour and receive a FREE one-week pass to use the Y. Work out, swim, take classes and explore the many programs available for kids, families and Active Older Adults

Member Appreciation Month - Giveaways all month long!

All YMCA fitness communities are holding weekly drawings for Y merchandise, gift cards and other fun prizes. Enter each time you visit the Y -- new winners drawn every Friday! Plus, all entries during the month are eligible for the drawing on May 2nd for our Grand Prize -- a Deluxe Des Moines Stay-Cation for four!

Healthy Kids Day: Saturday, April 30

Join YMCAs throughout the community for a day of healthy, fun activities that celebrate kids being kids!

Open House at all branches -- stop by and get a FREE one-week pass to try the Y! Contact the branch for times for specific activities.

Kids ages 8-13 are invited to attend group exercise classes when accompanied by an adult.  

Indianola YMCA - Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8:30-10:30 / DNR Archery & Casting Contest

10:30-11:30 / Family Dodgeball/Volleyball

11:00-Noon / Paddleboards & Kayaks in the pool

10:00-Noon / Popcorn Bar

Family STEAM activities in the lobby 

John R. Grubb YMCA - Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Just Work Basketball Training Skills

Good Vibes Yoga

Extreme Hip Hop Step Aerobics

Family STEAM activities

Walnut Creek Family YMCA - Open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Noon-1:20 / Family Swim

1:30-2:30 / Family Dodgeball 

1:30-2:30 / Bounce House and kids' activities with Des Moines Children's Museum

Family STEAM activities

Waukee Family YMCA - Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Expanded family swim times

Noon-2 p.m. / Flick 'n' Float

Family Pickleball

Family Yoga

Face Painting


Healthy beverages and snacks

Family STEAM activities

Off-Site Events - Brenton Arboretum - 9:30-11:30 

Family Yoga on the lawn

Nature Hikes

Nature Playscape

Nature Art

Wellmark YMCA - Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Heart Walk - meet in lobby at 8:30 a.m.

Healthy beverages and snacks

Family STEAM activities




Indianola — Waukee — Wellmark