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Aloha!  Welcome To The Windward YMCA

The Windward YMCA is the only branch in the world with a historical Hawaiian Heiau in its back yard. This is why members & the community feel the "Aloha Spirit" is alive and well here at the Windward YMCA. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are one of the many reasons you will want to join us! Experience the many amenities at the Windward YMCA, like our heated, salt water pool, over 90 group exercise classes weekly or even the serenity of our Heiau and it's abundant natural beauty that will draw you back for more. "Hele Mai!" See for yourself!

For Youth Development

During the school year, our Windward YMCA operates the Department of Education's A+ After School programs at 10 DOE Windward District Elementary Schools. During School Year 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 we were voted "Principals Choice" For After School Child Care.

To add to the excitement, when school is out, the "Y" is in! We offer Fall, Winter And Spring Intersession Programs and during the Summer is our Famous "Summer Day Camp programs.


For Healthy Living

Welcome to your second home! Our Healthy Lifestyles Department is here to make you feel welcome and help you reach your health & wellness goals. With over 90 Group Exercise classes each week, we've got something for everyone. We offer a variety of classes for seniors, water lovers, hard core exercisers, Yogis and everyone in between, at times convenient for you. To view our current group exercise schedule, click HERE.

Our Healthy Lifestyles weight & cardio room is equipped with a variety of cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent and upright bikes & more, each with heart rate monitors and personal LCD touch screen TVs with 30 HD channels for your entertainment. We've got a wide variety of weight equipment and free weights, which were recently upgraded at the end of 2016.

Our Healthy Lifestyle Coaches on duty are happy to take you through a guided workout, help you learn how to use a piece of equipment or answer any of your fitness related questions. Need some help? Just ask!

Looking for a workout specifically tailored towards your fitness & wellness goals? Our nationally certified Personal Trainers will work with you to stay motivated and create a training program to help you reach your goals.

We're happy to announce that we are now offering Dietitian Consultations! Our Registered Dietitian on staff, Heather Bessee, has been helping individuals improve their health through their diet since 2002. Set up a consultation today to get your diet on track!

Are you struggling to manage a Chronic Disease? Did you know the YMCA offers programs & classes to help prevent, manage and decrease the risk of certain chronic diseases? Our programs include The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, Enhance Fitness for individuals with Arthritis, Parkinson's classes and Healthy Weight & Your Child for children with obesity. Let us help you make a lifestyle change without fear of judgement and with the support of the staff and participants around you so that you can improve your quality of life and feel great both inside and out.



Aquatics, Swim Lessons & Swim Team

Our heated salt water pool is perfect for lap swimming, swim lessons, water exercise classes and Mermaids! Yes! Mermaids or "Synchronized Swimming" - Every Sunday from 2:30p to 4:30p, led under the direction of Swim Coach - Alice Roberts.


We offer Swim lessons 7 days a week! Please view class options by clicking "register online". If you are unsure of what level to sign up for, please contact the YMCA to schedule a swim assessment. For any questions regarding our Learn to Swim Program, Swim Team, or Private Lessons, please call our Aquatics Department at 262-1488.

Keiki (Child) Watch

The Windward YMCA offers Keiki Watch for members who need to have their keiki cared for while utilizing the facility. Keiki Watch is only available by reservation and can only be booked 1 week in advanced.

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For Social Responsibility

Togetherhood - Activating People for Good

The Y’s Togetherhood program connects people from all backgrounds to plan and carry out volunteer projects that address a real need in their community.

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Our Togetherhood Project is right in our very own back yard. The Ulupo Heiau Our most recent work day activated over 80 volunteers to the Heiau and lower Kalo or Lo'i patches where we cleaned the ‘auwai, pulled invasive weeds, removed rocks, harvested kalo and cleaned up the area. All together with our YMCA Members, Community Members and Program Participants.

Click Here for More Information on the YMCA Togetherhood Movement.