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With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, we work with you every day to help your children have fun while realizing their potential. With the Y, you can feel confident that all child and teen activities offer a safe, positive environment to learn, play and grow.

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Western Community Center YMCA

1400 Mortimer Street, Barry, IL 62312

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization committed to strengthening the foundations of the community through programs and services focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA is open to everyone regardless of race, religion, or inability to pay.

You SPOKE...We HEARD...Taking ACTION!  

Coming in MAY: 4 way bench, 300 lbs of weighted plates, additional lifting bars, smith squat machine, pull up bar, plyometric boxes, functional trainer, bicep curl bench and additional fitness classes offered!!!  The FUN has just begun!  Tell your friends about all of the NEW EQUIPMENT and get 1-month FREE!  There is no better time to get active that RIGHT NOW!!!  Be your BEST- let the YMCA help!

Current and Upcoming Program


During the month of APRIL we will be collecting non-perishable items to donate directly to the Barry Food Pantry.  Receive a complimentry guest pass to use at our facility with your contribution.


Let's Grow Together

We are in the beginning stages of developing a gardening club.  We would like to get some feedback from the community to see if there is an interest and to help us in the development of this special program.  Contact our Welcome Desk for additional details or email christinap@westernymca.net

More information here.

Wellness Coaching

This 6-week course will help  you feel better, have more energy and shred toxic fat and inches!  Our guest, Charmen Baxter, will give you the tools to build a healthy life so you can look and feel your best.  Wellness coaching is not about a trending diet- it is about a lifestyle change.  The cost for members is $15 and $20 for potential members.  Registation must be turned in by May 16.   The program will meet on Tuesday nights at 5:30 May 20th-June 24th.

 Wellness Coaching Registration

Summer T-Ball

Ages 3-5 are welcomed to join us!!! All games will be played Holy Redeemer Baseball Fields on Sunday afternoons.  Teams will be co-ed.  Games begin June 1st and will run the month of June.  Fees are due with registation.

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for potential members.  Families with mulitiple children recieve a $5 discount for each additional child.  Children must live in the same household and register together.

Registation beings March 23 and runs until May 7th.  Forms will be avaliable at WYRA registation on March 23 as well as at our welcome desk.  T-Ball Registation Form

2nd Annual Mississippi River Mud Mania

Up to the challenge of getting dirty? Get down and dirty with us and participate in an event that’s fun for the whole family and is sure to become an epic tradition...the Tri-State’s only 5k Mud Run! The obstacle
course is open to individuals, groups and organizations and is sure to challenge and thrill participants. Challenge yourself, get a group together and make it a team effort, feel good and get a little dirty!

Follow the link for additional details.    ymcamudmania.com Not sure you can do it alone??  Join our team and let's tackle it together.  You also get a special discount if you register with us.



Zumba is BACK!!

Evening Zumba is Mondy and Wednesday at 6 pm!!




 Row 1, Toni Wise (Forever Fit Instructor). Row 2 from left to right: Judy Forsehy, Martha Fee, Mary “Kay” Yelton, Becky Clark, Kelly Syrcle, Pat Sprague.  Row 3 from left to right: Sharon Cooley, Arlene Mason, Peggy Rawlings, Helen Furniss, Norma Rennecker, Elaine Shover



Congratulations YMCA Running Crew Regulars who all

placed at the Mississippi River Run!

Pictured Left to Right:  Rachel Snyder, Ellie Pinzarrone (Running Crew Coach), Ashley Ayo and Lindsay Ayo

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