Uptown Whittier Family Center

12510 E. Hadley Street
Whittier, CA 90601-3942
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Phone: (562) 907-6530
Fax: (562) 907-6527

In 1923 an old barn that had been the Whittier College gym was dismantled and reassembled on Washington Ave. The "barn" served Y headquarters for 24 years. A new building on Hadley at Milton was built in 1948. In 1964 the East Whittier YMCA was opened in an old Fire Hall on Colima, moving to its new facility on Starbuck in 1970. After Whittier's earthquake in 1987 the decision was made to build a new facility in the Uptown area, which opened in 1993.

Days Hours
Monday thru Thursday 5:00 am -10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 am -10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am -5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The YMCA of Greater Whittier seeks to annually enroll persons participating in YMCA activities, programs, and services as members. The YMCA is a member supported organization. Membership and program fees reflect the actual costs of services. By becoming a member, you not only receive lower fees on most classes, camps and activities, you also receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited Use of both YMCA Centers
  • 12 Week Personal Fitness Program
  • Variety of Group Exercise/Dance  Classes
  • Lap and Recreation Swim
  • Gymnasium/Racquetball Court/Basketball Court
  • Training Orientation
  • Large Variety of Strength and Cardiovascular Training Center
  • Indoor Heated Pool, Spa and Warm Water Therapy Pool
  • Comprehensive strength and conditioning equipment
  • Cycling Classes
  • Early Registration for Classes at reduced rates
  • Guest Privileges
  • Childwatch services available to all family members
  • Rock Climbing Wall/Kids Gym
  • Locker Rooms for Youth and Adults
  • Family Dressing Area
  • Mind/Body Fitness Center

Membership Types:

  • A FAMILY is defined as two adults and their dependents age 17 and under living in the same household.
  • A SINGLE FAMILY is defined as one adult and dependents age 17 and under living in the same household.
  • A YOUTH is defined as an individual 17 and younger.
  • An ADULT is defined as an individual 18 to 61.
  • A SENIOR is defined as an adult 62 and over.
  • Joiner's Fees
    Joining fees are paid by all new members at the time of registration. Members who let their membership lapse for more than 90 days must pay the joining fee to re-enroll. Joining fees are non-refundable, and are restricted for future capital expansion and improvement.

"Easy-Pay" Monthly Membership Plan

For your convenience, the YMCA offers a monthly automatic bank transfer program. Members make a one month down payment plus joiner's fee and, with your authorization, monthly membership dues are then deducted automatically from your checking account. Your draft will begin one month later. Annual memberships are also available and may be paid in cash, check or credit card.

Service Guarantee

If for any reason you are unhappy with our services within the first 30 days of membership, we will gladly refund your joining fee and the unused portion of your membership.

Cancellation Policy

YMCA memberships are continuous. On the bank draft plan (ATS) there is no need to renew your membership. You may cancel at any time by giving 20 days written notice and returning your membership ID cards. Memberships lapsing more than 30 days will be subject to a joiner's fee upon rejoining.

Childwatch / Babywatch

Childwatch services available to all family members.  Our staff gives tender loving care to children while mom and dad participate in our health and fines programs.

Membership Cards-Lockers-Towels

All members must present their membership card for scanning to enter the facility. There is a $10 charge to replace a lost card. Members must bring their own towels and lock, which must be removed daily. The YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. 

Locker Room Policies

Adult locker rooms - Ages 14 & up
Family locker rooms - Ages 13 & under and parents with preschool children
(Children over age 5 must use proper gender locker rooms)


The YMCA of Greater Whittier does not carry accident/sickness medical insurance on its members or participants. Members and program participants are responsible for providing primary accident and sickness medical insurance. The YMCA does not provide this type of coverage for persons enrolled as members or class participants. All injury expenses incurred while at the Y or through involvement in Y programs and activities are the responsibility of the participant.

Group Facility Use

The Whittier YMCA's are available for use by recognized groups when programs are not scheduled. Please inquire at the YMCA. Tina Arriaga (562) 907-6530 (Uptown)

Policy of Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of the YMCA of Greater Whittier to make membership available to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances without discrimination.