Happy New Year!

We hope you have made a safe, happy, and healthy transition into the New Year! As we make our resolutions and set our goals for the year ahead, we like to look back and reflect on year's past.
And what a year that has been! From being closed for 6 months and still feeding our community to going virtual for our staff and members, 2020 was a tough year. With your support, we were able to continue doing really impressive work in Bay County.
Thank you for helping us to serve our community through our Mission to put Christian principles into place through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. YOU made these services possible!
Consider Giving to the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA
Make a financial contribution to the YMCA and help us sustain the YMCA's impact in Bay County and the surrounding community for years to come. Please join us in donating towards our Mission: Forward campaign and help us reach our goal of raising $300,000. This money will help us run the programming that our community has relied on: Before and After School Care, Childcare, Swim Lessons, Emergency Food Box Deliveries, Outdoor Group Exercise, Sports Camps and Leagues. It will also help us pay for annual costs and utilities that keep our building standing. Watch the video below to learn more about our impact in Bay City.
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Free YMCA Membership for UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Plan Holders

UnitedHealthcare® Medicare plan holders are eligible to join our YMCA at no cost thanks to the Renew Active program. If you are currently enrolled in what was formally our AARP membership program, you are automatically enrolled in the Renew Active program at our YMCA. We encourage you to check your status and join beginning January 1st, 2021!

Open Spots in Childcare!

Our Childcare has some open spots! Send your children to the YMCA and watch them grow, learn, and thrive through our creative curriculum. Learn more about our quality care on our website, and contact Wendy Plewa, Childcare Director, at to reserve your spot today.
Virtual Fitness
Watch our Youtube Channel and Facebook page in the coming days for more Virtual Fitness videos! Videos will include workouts you can do at home and even virtual group exercise classes! Stay tuned for more.
Personal Training
We offer rates for seniors, one-hour, and 30-minute sessions. To get started, visit this page and complete the Personal Trainer Request form. Once our team receives it, we will pair you up with your trainer and you'll be able to schedule your first session!
24/7 Fitness Update
24/7 Fitness is truly available around the clock! We have reserved this room as an added comfort for our senior members and members who are immunocompromised during these regular business hours:
  • Monday - Friday | 5AM-4PM
  • Saturday | 8AM-12PM 
Effective today, from 4PM-7PM Monday through Friday, all members ages 18 and older are welcome to use the 24/7 Fitness area, as well as make a reservation online for After Hours use whenever we are closed. Make sure you have received after hours access before making a reservation!
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Member of the Month

Hilary Koch
"I have always loved the Y, but seeing how much the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA has helped out our community during the pandemic, it makes me that much more excited to be a member here! 2020 was a difficult, confusing and frustrating year for everyone. It was really encouraging to see the Y’s Youth Food program and the Emergency Food Box program for those in need! What a wonderful blessing for our community!"

Employee of the Month

Lindsey Yanick
Member Service Staff
"I love working for the Y because it's working for a cause. The Y does wonderful things with and for the community and I love being a part of that."
Monday - Friday 5AM-7PM
Saturday 7AM-12PM

24/7 Fitness Access available to all qualifying members by reservation.
225 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
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