Two young men playing basketball in a gymAt the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we believe in the power of sports to promote physical fitness, build character, and bring people together. Our sports programs are designed to provide a great workout while also being fun and engaging. Here are some of the sports you can participate in at our YMCA to get in a great workout. 

  1. Basketball
    Basketball is a fantastic sport for a full-body workout. It involves running, jumping, and quick lateral movements that work your legs, core, and upper body. It also improves coordination and balance. At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we offer basketball leagues for all ages, as well as open gym times for those who want to play a pick-up game or just shoot some hoops. 
  1. Swimming
    Swimming is a low-impact sport that works all the major muscle groups in the body. It’s great for cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Our YMCA offers lap swimming, swim teams, and swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a competitive swimmer or just enjoy a leisurely swim, our pools provide a great workout. 
  1. Soccer
    Soccer is a great sport for cardiovascular fitness. It involves a lot of running, which improves heart health, and the complex footwork helps improve coordination and agility. Our YMCA offers soccer leagues for children and adults, providing a fun and competitive environment to get a great workout. 
  1. Volleyball
    Volleyball is a fun team sport that provides a great upper body workout. It involves a lot of arm and shoulder movement, as well as jumping and quick lateral movements. Our YMCA offers volleyball leagues and open gym times for those who want to play a pick-up game. 
  1. Group Exercise Classes
    While not a sport in the traditional sense, our group exercise classes provide a sports-like environment with the camaraderie of a team and the guidance of a coach. We offer a variety of classes, from Zumba and yoga to boot camp and cycling, each providing a unique and effective workout. 
  1. Pickleball
    Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It’s a fun and social sport that provides a good workout. It involves a lot of quick movements and agility, working your legs and core, and the swinging of the paddle works your upper body. Our YMCA offers pickleball courts and equipment for those who want to play. 

At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we believe that sports are a great way to stay active and healthy. Our sports programs offer something for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. So why not join a league, take a class, or just come in for a pick-up game? You’ll get a great workout and have fun doing it.