Details on fitness centers, classes, pools, Child Watch, locker rooms, and more

Fitness Centers

Y branch locations include exercise machines, stretching and functional training areas, free weights, and weight rooms. Head to the Nuʻuanu Y for a gym where you can play basketball, volleyball, and pickleball. Specific equipment varies by location.

Free guided workout for new members

Your YMCA membership benefits allow you to schedule a free guided workout to learn how to use basic equipment and machines. A Healthy Lifestyles Coach will acquaint you with the equipment and show you how to use the machines properly. Guided workouts can last up to 60 minutes.

Schedule a guided workout at your desired location by calling (808) 678-4296 or submitting a request online:

Following your guided workout, staff are available to help during future visits to a fitness center with questions you might have about equipment or exercises.

Age guidelines

Children under age 13 must be supervised by an adult in all areas of the facility or enrolled in a supervised program activity.

Rules and common courtesies
  • Exercise tops, bottoms, closed-toe, and closed-heel shoes must be worn when using weight and fitness machines. Swimsuits that cover private parts are required when using pools.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the workout areas or locker rooms, except water. Vending machines and eating areas are available at each Y location.
  • Please limit your cardio equipment usage to 30 or 45 minutes per session.
  • All YMCA facilities are smoke-free environments.
  • Be sure not to come to the Y if you are feeling unwell or suspect you have a communicable disease
  • Please follow the YMCA Code of Conduct.
Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center locations
  • Kaimukī-Waiʻalae, 4835 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu (808) 737-5544
  • Kalihi, 1335 Kalihi Street, Honolulu (808) 848-2494
  • Leeward, 94-440 Mokuola Street, Waipahu (808) 671-6495
  • Mililani-West Oahu, 95-1190 Hikikaulia Street, Mililani (808) 625-1040
  • Nuʻuanu, 1441 Pali Highway, Honolulu (808) 536-3556
  • Waiʻanae, 86-71 Leihoku Street, Waianae, (808) 447-3802 [Outdoor covered basketball/pickle ball court, limited group exercise classes only.]
  • Windward, 1200 Kailua Road, Kailua (808) 261-0808

Fitness Classes

Group exercise classes are free to attend (except in-person or live-streamed Jazzercise classes at Kaimuki, which cost an additional $15 a month and must be prepaid before registering). There are more than 325 free in-person classes per week, and many are simultaneously live-streamed. Categories include cardio, dance, strength, Pilates, yoga, water exercise, and more.

Also included in your YMCA membership is YMCA360, a 24/7 video-on-demand and live-streaming service that seamlessly brings your Y experience to mobile devices, TVs, and the web. Choose from over 1,500 wellness classes, sports training, art, dance, music, and cooking classes, kids activities, and connections with personal trainers, with new content added weekly.

Getting started
  • You can choose from in-person indoor, pool, and online classes. 
  • When attending a new class, please arrive (or check in online) 15 minutes early, and let the instructor know you’re a beginner. The instructor can offer tips, tell you what equipment is needed, and offer alternate exercise options.
  • When taking an in-person class, standing in the middle of the room is a good idea so the instructor can see your form, and you can watch the front row for visual cues.
Class reservations
  • Class reservations are highly recommended, as some classes have a limited capacity. We encourage members to use our online reservation system or mobile app to make reservations up to 2 days before the class, starting at 8am. You may register for up to 2 classes at a time. If a class is full, you will be placed on the waitlist in order of the time you registered.
  • We recommend you arrive early to class (15 minutes is recommended), as the waitlist opens up 10 minutes before the start of class. You must be checked in to confirm your spot in class. To check in, let the Welcome Center know which class you are attending.
  • Registered members who do not check in upon arrival or who arrive after the waitlist has opened may lose their spot to waitlisted members. Waitlisted members will be allowed into class as space permits, in the order of their waitlist number and by whom is on-site at the time the waitlist opens up.
  • If you’ve made reservations but cannot attend class, please unregister in the Y app so that space opens up for another participant.
  • For safety reasons, we ask that you do not enter class after the warm-up has been completed. 
Rules and common courtesies
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your in-person group exercise class and check in at the Welcome Center to claim your reservation spot. Any members with reservations who are not checked in 10 minutes before the start of class will be removed from the list, and all walk-ins will be welcomed.
  • Please wait to enter the studio or setting up equipment needed in class until the previous class is finished.
  • You may bring your own fitness equipment for classes. Equipment and sanitizing supplies will also be available for those members who do not bring their own, and we ask that members disinfect any equipment used before and after use.
  • Food and drink (other than water) is not allowed.
  • Bring a towel and water bottle.
  • For our live-streaming group exercise classes, please log in 10 minutes before class starts to establish your connection and to ensure you don’t miss the warmup so you can have a safe workout.
Class locations
  • Kaimukī-Waiʻalae, 4835 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu (808) 737-5544 
  • Kalihi, 1335 Kalihi Street, Honolulu (808) 848-2494 – no pool classes
  • Leeward, 94-440 Mokuola Street, Waipahu (808) 671-6495 
  • Mililani-West Oahu, 95-1190 Hikikaulia Street, Mililani (808) 625-1040 
  • Nuʻuanu, 1441 Pali Highway, Honolulu (808) 536-3556
  • Waiʻanae, 86-71 Leihoku Street, Waianae, (808) 447-3802
  • Windward, 1200 Kailua Road, Kailua (808) 261-0808

Heated Pools

Heated pools are available for lap swim, classes, and family swim.

Rules and common courtesies
  • Please don’t use the pool if you are feeling unwell, have an open cut or blister, or suspect you have a communicable disease.
  • Please shower before entering the water or after use of toilet facilities.
  • Diving is prohibited in water less than 9 feet deep.
  • Spitting or spouting water from your mouth or blowing your nose in the pool isn’t allowed.
  • Do not run or engage in rough play.
  • Diaper changing is allowed in restrooms—but not in the pool area.
  • Animals are not allowed.
  • Glass and breakable items are not allowed.
  • Food and drink (other than water) is not allowed.
  • For aquatic staff training, the Y does periodic safety drills by simulating emergencies—your cooperation in following staff instructions during a drill is appreciated.
Pool locations
  • Kaimukī-Waiʻalae, 4835 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu (808) 737-5544 
  • Leeward, 94-440 Mokuola Street, Waipahu (808) 671-6495 
  • Mililani-West Oahu, 95-1190 Hikikaulia Street, Mililani (808) 625-1040 
  • Nuʻuanu, 1441 Pali Highway, Honolulu (808) 536-3556 – saline heated pool available
  • Windward, 1200 Kailua Road, Kailua (808) 261-0808 – saline heated pool available

Locker Rooms

All Y locations on Oahu offer free locker room access to change and secure your belongings with a personal lock. The Y is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Contact the Welcome Center to retrieve lost and found items. All content that is not recovered will be donated to a local charity.

Access and age guidelines

The YMCA's practice is to welcome all members and do our best to accommodate everyone. Children ages 5 and younger may enter the YMCA locker rooms with a parent or guardian of a different gender. If family or universal private locker rooms are available, we strongly encourage you to use these locker rooms with children of a different gender.

Rules and common courtesies
  • Members must have a photo ID taken and sign a waiver to sign up for membership.
  • While lockers are available for daily use by members and guests, please leave valuables at home. To use our lockers, please bring your own lock, and remove it at the end of each visit. Padlocks are also available for purchase at many YMCA locations. Locks left overnight on lockers will be removed. 
  • Members may also wear a fanny pack to store their personal items while exercising. For safety reasons, we do not allow bags or backpacks on the floor of our facility and cannot store personal items or bags at our Welcome Center.
  • Valuables cannot be accepted for safekeeping at the Welcome Center.
  • All cell phone usage and picture taking is prohibited in all locker rooms for the security and comfort of members and guests. Please restrict picture taking to your own child. Violation of this policy can result in consequences up to termination of membership.
  • Please refrain from visiting the YMCA if you have a communicable disease or are feeling unwell.

Child Watch

An exclusive Y Family Membership complimentary benefit! When you come to work out at the Y, bring your children, ages 3 months to 12 years, along for the fun that awaits them at our Y Child Watch Center. They’ll participate in age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Activities and hours of availability vary by location.

  • Up to 2 hours per day and a maximum of 6 hours per week of Child Watch is included in Y Family Memberships. Advance online reservations are required and are available up to 48 hours in advance on a first-come, first-served basis using our online Alaris app.
  • Please review our Child Watch Parent Handbook for more information about this Y Family member benefit.

Reservation System Upgrade

On Wednesday, May 29, your free child watch service got an upgrade with an improved online reservation system.

Our new system, sporting a new look and fresh features, allows you to log in with the email address associated with your membership account. Please be sure we have the correct email address for each adult on your account. You can check and update your email address by logging into your Y Membership account, calling our Service Center at 808-678-4296, or stopping by the Welcome Center for assistance.

To learn how to use the new system, please watch a short video on how to register in the new Alaris system. You may also review this instruction guide in case you need help booking appointments for Child Watch.

LocationMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Kaimuki*    
For Ages: 3 months-12 years
8:00am - 12:00pm---8:00am - 12:00pm---8:00am - 12:00pm---
Kalihi    
For Ages: 3 months-12 years
4:00pm - 7:00pm8:30am - 11:30am4:00pm - 7:00pm8:30am - 11:30am------
Leeward 
For Ages: 24 months-12 years
3:30pm - 7:30pm8:00am - 12:00pm3:30pm - 7:30pm8:00am - 12:00pm8:00am - 12:00pm and
3:30pm - 7:30pm
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Mililani    
For Ages: 3 months-12 years
3:00pm - 7:30pm8:00am - 1:00pm and 
3:00pm - 7:30pm
3:00pm - 7:30pm8:00am - 1:00pm and    
3:00pm - 7:30pm
8:00am - 1:00pm and    
3:00pm - 7:30pm
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Nu'uanu    
For Ages: 3 months-12 years
8:00am - 12:00pm and    
3:30pm - 7:30pm
8:00am - 12:00pm and    
3:30pm - 7:30pm
8:00am - 12:00pm and    
3:30pm - 7:30pm
8:00am - 12:00pm and    
3:30pm - 7:30pm
8:00am - 12:00pm and    
3:30pm - 7:30pm
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Windward    
For Ages: 3 months-12 years
3:00pm - 7:00pm8:00am - 12:00pm3:00pm - 7:00pm8:00am - 12:00pm3:00pm - 7:00pm8:00am - 12:00pm

*Child Watch reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance at Kaimuki.

Rules and common courtesies
  • Children must be checked in and out of the Child Watch area by a parent/guardian with an ID. Children cannot be released to an individual who did not sign the child in.
  • If your child has special needs or medical conditions, please let the staff know. Any medication must be administered by a parent/guardian.
  • You must remain on Y premises while your child is at the Child Watch Center, and available by cell phone.
  • Please don’t bring a child who is ill or showing signs of illness.
  • You will be contacted immediately if your child is injured, inconsolable after 15 minutes, showing symptoms of illness, needs a diaper change, or shows aggressive/inappropriate behavior.
  • Please don’t bring toys or personal belongings, except comfort items like a pacifier or blanket.
  • Food or snacks aren’t allowed, except water and pre-mixed formula marked with date and time made.
  • All comfort items, water cups, and formula must be labeled with first and last name.
  • The YMCA doesn’t allow private childcare by a YMCA employee for any YMCA participant. Staff are not allowed to personally babysit any child they meet in Child Watch or other Y programs.
  • If your child wears diapers, please bring them in a clean, dry diaper. Staff are not able to change diapers, you will be notified if your child needs a diaper change.
  • Please bring extra clothes in the event of an accident.
  • Please cancel your reservation if you are not going to use it so that others may have the opportunity to register.
Staff certifications

All Child Watch team members are required to pass a criminal background check and receive annual safety training on:

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Child abuse prevention
Child Watch locations
  • Kaimukī-Waiʻalae, 4835 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu (808) 737-5544 
  • Kalihi, 1335 Kalihi Street, Honolulu (808) 848-2494 
  • Leeward, 94-440 Mokuola Street, Waipahu (808) 671-6495 
  • Mililani-West Oahu, 95-1190 Hikikaulia Street, Mililani (808) 625-1040 
  • Nuʻuanu, 1441 Pali Highway, Honolulu (808) 536-3556 
  • Windward, 1200 Kailua Road, Kailua (808) 261-0808