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About the Charles E. Lakin YMCA

The YMCA has had a presence in the Council Bluffs community since 1867, evolving itself over this time. The Charles E. Lakin YMCA was a dream by a community longing to address the health needs of Council Bluffs. With help from a lead gift by Charles E. Lakin and Iowa West, the Council Bluffs residents have rallied around this Y, which is here for all community members to not only live healthily, but to thrive.

NEW for Summer 2022! The Charles E. Lakin YMCA is proud to present our Lakin Family Park Summer Series to be held in the NEW Lakin Family Park connected to the Y. These events are open to all, regardless of YMCA membership status, and are sure to inspire connection, activate physical activity, reignite an appreciation for the arts, and create memories for years to come. We hope you will join us. Check out the Featured Events feed below for more information about the Summer Series!

 

 

GROUP EXERCISE

See the calendar of group exercise classes offered at the Charles E. Lakin YMCA.

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FIND A PROGRAM

Sign up for a range of programs for children and adults of all ages.

Find a Program

BRANCH CAPACITY

See the current branch capacity at all our facilities.

Medically-Based Wellness Programs

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your birthday at the Y!

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Try the Charles E. Lakin YMCA!

Interested in giving the Charles E. Lakin YMCA a try before joining? Sign up for a 10 day Trial Membership pass! Experience everything the Y has to offer including our stocked fitness floors, group fitness classes, lap & open swim, and more!

 

Sign up for a Trial Membership

Free Trial Terms & Conditions:

Valid within 10 days of submission. Trial memberships are valid for one time per person/family. The trial pass is good for an individual guest, two adults living at the same address or a family living in the same household. The primary guest must be at least 18 years of age and an area resident where the YMCA is located. The trial pass is subject to YMCA Policies and a Liability Waiver must be signed. All guests on the Trial Membership pass consent to receiving YMCA information & solicitations. No cash value. 

Branch amenities
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2 Wellness Coach sessions
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Free Childwatch
after-school
Monthly Parent's Night Out

Reduced member pricing for programming like sports, camp and swim lessons

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Reduced member program pricing
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Free mobile app
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Access to all 10 metro locations
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Free group fitness classes
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Free aqua exercise classes
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Open Gym times
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Lap swim times
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Family open swim times
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Military membership rates
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Teen Center
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Youth Activity Room
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In-house Early Learning Center
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Personal and Small Group Training
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Steam Room and Sauna
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Swim lessons
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Y Weight Loss Program