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YWCA Downtown

As part of our strategic pivot, the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team have made the difficult decision to close fitness, gym and pool operations at the Uptown and Downtown locations and consolidate our fitness offerings to YWCA Midtown effective November 1, 2023.

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Enhance your health and connect with your community at YWCA Downtown! YWCA Minneapolis members have access to a full-service gym in the heart of the city all year round, complete with group fitness classes, TRX, personal training and swimming lessons. We help make health and wellness a priority for members who work and live close to downtown.

YWCA Downtown
1130 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Fitness Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 6:00 am  7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am  2:00 pm

Fitness Features & Perks

Here’s what our YWCA Downtown facility has to offer:

  • Renovated fitness center, including locker rooms and new workout studios
  • Large gym for a variety of classes
  • State-of-the-art equipment for cardio, core work and strength training
  • Variety of training options, including personal, team and small group
  • Free group fitness and water exercise classes
  • Five-lane, 25-meter lap pool with whirlpool and sauna
  • Swim lessons for all ages
  • Massage services

Take a virtual tour of our YWCA Downtown facility.

Note: This virtual tour is for viewing purposes only. Many of the promotions and signage that you see in this tour may not be current. Please view our website for all current promotions and information.

Our Locations and Hours

Whether you’re dropping by for a fitness class or a relaxing massage, we’re looking forward to seeing you! You can find us at 1130 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Paid parking is available in the lot behind our facility, which you can enter from 12th Street, between LaSalle Avenue and Nicollet Mall. YWCA members also have access to our Uptown and Midtown locations. Feel free to give us a call at 612-332-0501 with any questions.

Fitness Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Membership Desk Hours
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


YWCA Downtown

1130 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA


Fitness Center

Our renovated fitness center is the perfect place for adult, youth and family fitness. Come work up a sweat, whether you decide to hop on one of our ellipticals or treadmills, steam it up in the sauna or get competitive on the basketball court! New workout studios and locker rooms allow you to exercise your way, and then cool down in comfort.

Group Exercise Classes

Not one for solo workouts? No problem! Take one of our hundreds of group fitness classes to work it out alongside your fellow members. We offer accessible classes aimed at a range of exercise styles and skill levels. You can choose to burn off some calories at Cardio Dance, relax and renew with Restorative Yoga, add water resistance to your workout with Aqua Blast and much more. We provide a wide variety of free and pay classes, so you’re sure to find the one that’s right for you.

Swimming Pool

Our YWCA Downtown location boasts a five-lane, 25-meter lap pool — perfect for working on your strokes during the colder months of the year. Don’t know how to swim? We also offer swimming lessons — group and individual — for all ages, from infant to adult. More competitive swimmers can join our Otter Youth Swim Team or prepare for their next triathlon with swim training. You can also hone your lifesaving skills by taking one of our courses on lifeguarding and safety, or become Red Cross-certified in CPR or First Aid.

Massage Services

Our experienced massage therapists are happy to provide a range of body work and massage styles, such as Swedish massage, sports massage and deep tissue or trigger point massage. You can purchase a massage session at any of our locations or use our online appointment scheduling system to schedule a massage from anywhere!

Child Care & Youth Programs

Child Care & Education

You may know us for our state-of-the-art facilities and award-winning programs and workshops, but did you also know that YWCA Minneapolis is one of the largest nationally accredited nonprofit providers of early childhood education in the state of Minnesota? We offer programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers that utilize an anti-bias curriculum to support development and empowerment.

Afterschool Youth Programs

We’re here to create young leaders and help them achieve academic success. Our high-quality afterschool and summer programs use culturally responsive, research-based curriculums to meet the needs of over 1,250 youth each year.