About Scottsdale / Paradise Valley Family YMCA

The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA opened in 1987. It opened its doors to the community providing a fitness center, free weight, locker rooms, a pool, full sized basketball gym, racquetball courts, teen center, and two licensed childcare centers (age 3-12). It has group fitness classes for all ages; sports, swimming lessons, and a USA competitive swim team. In 2015 the Scottsdale branch along with 8 other branches was awarded with a grant by APS for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities in their afterschool program. The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA is proud to be part of the Valley of the Sun YMCA and its community.

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Scottsdale / Paradise Valley Family YMCA

For A Better Us

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Looking for something to do this Winter season? The Valley of the Sun YMCA has many options available that can suit your family’s needs. We offer sports programs, group fitness classes and dance lessons for individuals of all ages. Check out our program guides below to learn more about the activities taking place at your local branch and sign up today! The winter is the perfect time to recharge your energy and focus on your health and well-being.
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Prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, and 79 million people in the United States are estimated to have it. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle and work with you to reduce the risks this condition can pose to your health.… Read More

Darlene Leonard August Newsletter For Web

Sometimes the most challenging journeys begin with the first step. Or the first stroke, as in Darlene Leonard’s case. While she can now freestyle and kick it up like the best of them, she wasn’t always as comfortable in the pool. … Read More


Science Thursday | Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Science Thursday

Y Fun Fact

Volleyball was invented by the YMCA in Massachusetts in 1895 because staff wanted an activity for businessmen that was less strenuous and sweaty than basketball.