The McGaw YMCA has been bringing value and values to Evanston since 1885. Here, the mirrors on the wall are not our most important reflecting tool. The kind of fitness we are all about is the fitness of relationships, the fitness of purpose, as well as the fitness called good health. That is values.
But if our values are old-fashioned, our facilities are state-of-the-art. Fitlinxx electronic training machines, video screens galore, the Sebring-Lewis Center-for NCAA-sanctioned basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and more-the pools, the group exercise studio, the Hammer Strength free weight room, over 75 class offerings – everything you could want, when you want it, the way you want it. That is value.
Established in 1885 as a private, non-profit organization, our YMCA is now over 9,700 members strong. As the premier community service organization, the McGaw Y serves residents of Evanston, Rogers Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Skokie and Kenilworth with programs and services that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We hope you enjoy our website and find it to be a valuable resource.
As part of our Y family, you’ll find opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, self-confidence, improved mental abilities and cognition – not to mention the obvious benefits of healthy heart, lungs, bones and muscles.
You will also enjoy these amazing facility features:
o10,000 Sq. Foot Fitness Center and Hammer Strength Free Weight Room
o Indoor Running Track
o NCAA Regulation Basketball Court
o Group Exercise Studio
o 2 Pools
o Whirlpool o Sauna o Steam
o Free Aerobics, Spinning and Cardio Kickboxing Classes
o Yoga o Pilates o Tai Chi o Taekwon-do o Hapkido
o Raquetball/Handball/Squash Courts
o Massage Therapy
o Personal Training
o Adult Basketball and Volleyball
o Babysitting Services
o Free Towel Service