About Us

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Our Mission compels us to embrace, reflect and celebrate the richness of diversity within each other and the many communities we serve. 

The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, 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. The Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.   

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure, and connected children, families, and communities. We serve members from the communities of Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and other rural communities in Black Hawk County.  

The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County is guided by four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility

Taking the YMCA from a Place to a Purpose


At the YMCA, memberships open the door to a world of wellness, community, and personal growth. As a member, you gain access to state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse range of fitness programs, and enriching activities for all ages. Beyond fitness, your membership also grants you a sense of belonging to a supportive community that shares a commitment to healthy living and social responsibility.


The YMCA offers a wide array of programs tailored to enrich various aspects of individuals’ lives. From fitness and wellness classes that cater to all ages and fitness levels to youth development initiatives, educational workshops, and community engagement projects, our programs encompass a diverse range of interests and needs.

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Group Exercise

Group exercise at the YMCA offers an engaging and motivating way to stay active and connect with others. Our diverse range of group exercise classes caters to various fitness levels and preferences, including cardio, strength training, yoga, dance, and more. Led by certified instructors, these classes provide not only a structured workout but also a supportive community atmosphere that encourages you to push your limits and achieve your health and fitness goals.

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Your donation to the YMCA is a powerful investment in creating a stronger, more vibrant community. By contributing, you support essential programs that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility

Youth Development 

Youth development at the YMCA is a cornerstone of our mission, dedicated to nurturing the potential of young individuals. Through a variety of programs and activities, we empower youth with valuable life skills, leadership opportunities, and a supportive community that encourages personal growth.

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Financial Assistance 

By offering reduced fees and subsidies, we strive to create an inclusive environment where individuals and families can engage in fitness, wellness, education, and community activities that contribute to their overall well-being. Your support for financial assistance at the YMCA helps break down barriers, promote equity, and empower individuals to thrive and contribute to their communities.

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