Y Living Center Information

Centrally located on the city’s south side, the Y Living Center is uniquely poised to play an essential role in the implementation of community-based chronic illness intervention programs for an at-risk community. Using a new and innovative approach that focuses on the premise of holistic balance — spirit, mind and body — the programs offered at the center provide wellness education, promote physical activity, encourage implementation skills, and create a culture for support and success. The Y is committed to eliminating barriers that hinder families from reaching their wellness potential and goals and ensures that no one is turned away due to their current financial situation.

Center Hours

Days           Hours

Mon-Thur    8:00am-11:30am
                  5:00-8:30 pm

Friday       8:00am-11:30am

Sat & Sun      CLOSED

ChildWatch Hours

Days           Hours

Mon-Thur   5:30-8:30pm

Friday         5:30-7:30pm

Y Early Learning Center
at Southcross

Days           Hours

Mon-Fri       6:00am-6:00pm

Sat & Sun     CLOSED

Address: 835 W. Southcross, San Antonio, TX 78211 | Phone: 210-924-8858


Y Living Center Programs


Y Living Program

The Y Living Program is a FREE 12-week holistic healthy living program targeting obesity. This family-based program empowers the family to obtain total wellness through enriching the Spirit, Mind and Body. Families learn techniques to reduce and prevent chronic illness that results from obesity and sedentary lifestyles through educational seminars and physical activity.  The focus of the program is to change lifestyles behavior to eat healthier and increase physical activity.

The YMCA is continuously accepting "Y Living Interest Forms" for the 2014 sessions.  The Y Living Program meets twice a week for 2 hours, which includes an hour of education and an hour of physical activity. Participants will receive a FREE 3-month family membership and other incentives during the program while they are active in the program. Interest forms can be turned at the YMCA.  We will be offering sessions throughout the year in different areas of the city.  Click to Download interest form.

Westside Family YMCA                                                                       Y Living Center
2900 Ruiz, San Antonio, TX 78228                                             835 W. Southcross, San Antonio, TX 78211
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays                                                Meets Mondays and Wednesdays
(210)433-6391                                                                      (210)924-8858

Davis-Scott Family YMCA                                                                  D.R. Semmes Family YMCA 
1213 Iowa, San Antonio, TX 78203                                           3233 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX 78212 
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays                                             Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 
(210)532-0932                                                                     (210)246-9622


 For more information contact the Y Living Center at (210)924-8858 or Kristine Gusman at kristineg@ymcasatx.org.

Salsa, Sabor y Salud

An 8-week interactive, bilingual course developed by the National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) and Kraft Foods to raise awareness among Hispanic/Latino families on the importance of good nutrition and increased levels of physical activity, and to encourage healthy lifestyle habits for families. Families participate in sessions that reinforce the importance of achieving “energy balance” through healthier food choices and increased levels of physical activity. This program is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's “Let's Move” initiative. Free program upon an 8 week commitment. For more information on how to apply for this program call 210-924-8858.

Y Preschool Wellness

Provides children with structured activities and lessons to encourage and foster a healthy lifestyle at an early age. Provides free play time that is carefully planned to create opportunities for children to acquire and fine-tune basic locomotors and motor skills.


A 12-week, small-group program designed for adult cancer survivors and offered in collaboration with the Lance Armstrong Foundation and other cancer support groups and organizations.  By supporting the work of medical facilities in a community setting, this program meets the needs of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing treatment and improving physical and emotional strength to return to their normal life or to their “new normal.” For more information on how to apply for this program call 210-924-8858.

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health, this 12-month group-based nutrition and fitness program is designed for individuals at high-risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Adults participate in a 16 core-session program with 12-15 participants and their families. The goal is to reduce and maintain individual weight loss through regular physical activity and a diet low in fat and calories. Programs are starting monthly, you can qualify for the program by calling (210)924-8858 or going to the Diabetes Help website at www.DiabetesHelpSA.com .

Y Living TEXTING Campaign

An educational campaign that provides materials and presentations on the awareness and importance of nutrition, physical activity, and cancer prevention. Strategies include YLiving4Health, a text messaging campaign, newsletters, mobile mammograms, and health chats.

Group Exercise (Group Ex)

GroupEx is great way to get your heart pumping and a full body workout. Classes are scheduled at select times of the day. Classes are available for the beginner to advanced.
FEE Based Classes.

Adult   -
 Individuals 18 years and older-    $21 per month

Family I   - Either two adults in the same household OR one adult and children under 18 in household-  $27 per month

Family II - 
Two adults and children under 18 in household -  $32 per moth

Financial Assistance available 

At the Y, we believe we have something special—a sense of community. We also believe that everyone should have access to our community, along with the programs and services that help us learn, grow and thrive.  Click HERE for more information on Financial Assistance. 

Questions? Call 210-924-8858  

YMCA Mission

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs
that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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