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YWCA Uptown

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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With so many restaurants, parks, shops and events to enjoy, Uptown is the place to be — and we’re right here in the thick of things! If you stroll by the Uptown Transit Center, you’ll come across our state-of-the-art fitness facility, ready and waiting with the tools you need to crush your fitness goals. YWCA Minneapolis members get full access to this facility packed with exercise equipment, an indoor track, a basketball court and a seven-lane pool!

YWCA Uptown
2808 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Fitness Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 5:30 am  9:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am  5:00 pm

Fitness Features & Perks

Join a gym that helps you reach your goals and supports your community. Take a look at what our Uptown gym has to offer:

  • A spacious fitness center with first-rate cardio machines, strength machines, free weights, kettlebells, stretching areas and more
  • Pilates, cycling and hot yoga studios, indoor track and basketball court
  • Free group fitness and water exercise classes
  • Seven-lane, 25-yard lap pool and whirlpool
  • Swim lessons for all ages
  • Free child care while you work out
  • Personal, team and small group training options
  • Massage services


Take a virtual tour of our YWCA Uptown 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. View our site for all current promotions and information.

Our Locations and Hours

We can’t wait to support you on your health and wellness journey! YWCA Uptown is conveniently located near the Midtown Greenway and Uptown Transit Center, at 2808 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Remember, a fitness membership with us gets you into more than just one facility: members can also visit our Downtown and Midtown locations for classes, events and other opportunities to get in shape and connect with your community. We’re happy to answer any questions — just give us a call at 612-874-7131.

Fitness Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 5:30 am  9:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am  5:00 pm

Membership Desk Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am 5:00 pm


YWCA Uptown

2808 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA


Swimming Pool

Our seven-lane lap pool will give you all the space you need for a good workout, and comes equipped with a UV system that reduces chlorine irritants. When you’re finished with your laps or other water exercises, take a dip in the whirlpool on the pool deck — or enjoy a few minutes in the nearby sauna. We also provide swimming classes and lessons for all ages, from infant to adult.

Indoor Track

Don’t risk slipping on unseen ice while running outdoors during the colder months — instead, take your walk or run inside to our convenient indoor track! Whether you’re training for a marathon or just looking to get your steps in for the week, you can accomplish your fitness goals from the comfort of our temperature-controlled space.

Free Group Fitness and Exercise Classes

Getting healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. It can (and should!) be empowering to see your strength, speed or stamina improve as you progress. For some additional motivation or a change of pace, add one of our group training and fitness classes into your exercise schedule. We offer a range of free and pay drop-in classes, covering everything from yoga to strength training. Whether you’re looking for an intense workout or some gentle stretching and meditation, take your pick and get moving!

Child Care While You Work Out

Along with access to our facilities, a family membership with YWCA includes free child care while you work out at one of our fitness centers! You can make a reservation for the Kids Zone at our Uptown location, where your child will be supervised by our CPR and First Aid-certified staff. Child care is open to kids aged 6 weeks to 11 years and reservations are highly recommended; call 612-215-4218.

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!

Otters Youth Swim Team

Younger swimmers are welcome to try out for our Otters Youth Swim Teamwhich is focused on building confidence and strength both in and out of the pool. Participating swimmers are placed in training groups based on their ages and abilities — and receive personal guidance from experienced swim coaches.

Through practice, games and other exercises, Otters learn about respect and teamwork while improving their technique and endurance. Otters outside of the novice group also compete in swim meets — so you’ll be able to join in the fun and cheer them on!