YMCA Hamilton Recreation Centre

Out There, Around Here.

At YMCA Hamilton, we welcome everyone!

At Hamilton YMCA we love building strong kids and families so we have lots of options for everyone! 

We have dance, gymnastics and boxing classes for children plus cool before and after school care and holiday programmes too. We are also a great venue for birthday parties!

If you’re keen to take to the basketball court or show your skills with a soccer ball we have got you sorted. If it’s an amazing work out you are after, our first-class group fitness and weight training equipment will give you just what you need. 

YMCA Hamilton is open 7 days a week and our hours are 5.30am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 5.30am-8pm on Friday and 8am-4pm on weekends. At our central location we have plenty of free, off-street parking, making our centre an easy option for families and individuals of all ages and fitness levels.



36 Pembroke Street

Hamilton, 3244



Operating Hours

Monday - Thursday
5:30am - 9:00pm
5:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday
8:00am - 4:00pm

YMCA Hamilton Recreation Centre Facilities

Fitness Centre

YMCA Hamilton Fitness Centre has equipment that will get you on track to reaching whatever fitness aspirations you have, with REPs qualified Personal trainers to help you along the way. Casual fitness from only $8 per visit.

Come in today and check out Hamiltons best community fitness Centre!

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Group Exercise Classes

With over 25 classes a week you can get the blood pumping with Boxing, enjoy the zen of Pilates or Yoga or take a ride with Spin and much more. 

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Jumpstart participants will attend educational sessions which covers a range of topics from understanding diabetes, what to look out for and the importance of exercise in managing your diabetes. There will also be nutritional advice run by the program leader from meal planning to reading food labels. Participants will have access to local health providers for additional support.

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Never2old is a targeted gym based programme for over 60’s designed to support independent lifestyles. Based on functional movement, the programme offers modified sports, challenges and a cup of tea to follow!

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Personal Training

Achieve greater results faster with a fully tailored programme coupled with the expertise, motivation and support of a dedicated personal trainer. All of our Personal Trainers are REPs qualified and have a wealth of knowledge to share with all of our customers.

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Holiday Programmes

Send your kids on a new adventure every day! From arts & crafts to games, cool activities, day trips and more YMCA has your kids covered next school holidays. Book online or come into reception and sign your children up for holidays filled with fun!
2017 July Holidays available to book online now!

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Before and After School Care

Our Before and After school care programmes offer a variety of activities including art, crafts, cooking, sports, games and free play. We know kids always come home from school hungry, so we’ll also provide a healthy afternoon tea. Click the link below and find out where our programmes are facilitated.

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Raise Up Youth Programme

Raise Up with YMCA Hamilton is an internationally recognized programme for youth aged 13 to 18 years of age. Each year youth apply to be apart of Raise Up. They are guided by a coordinator to organise and run their own community events throughout the year and learn the responsibilities needed to run a successful event.

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Birthday Parties

There is only one word to describe parties at YMCA Hamilton and that's FUN! We cater for all children and there will be a staff member on hand to help you run your party, along with games and free play on the YMCA equipment. Talk us through any particular interests or themes you have in mind.

All you need to do is bring the party food, decorations and cake of course!

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Childrens Gymnastics

YMCA Hamilton recreational gymnastics programme develops each week and is based around movement patterns. Each gymnastics class builds on the skills learned in the previous weeks and is tracked by our Colours (beginners) and Stages (Intermediate) development programme to allow your child to make steady progress and have fun along the way!

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Y-Dance Classes

Dance classes provide a movement and music programme for preschool and school aged children aged 2 to 12 years of age. They offer children the opportunity to express themselves within a fun, safe and caring environment. Dance will teach them creativity and musicality.

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Children's Boxing

What can boxing teach your child?
Strategy, discipline, balance, agility, confidence and fitness! Watch your children’s ability develop and then see them channel their emotions and active needs into results. Watch their confidence grow as these skills develop throughout the programme. The YMCA we will encourage you to also train with your children, and get skilled and fit as a team; together.

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Whats happening in Hamilton!

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Holiday fun at the YMCA

YMCA Hamilton is taking the guess work out of winter school holiday activities this year by offering a range of fun and engaging sessions for kids aged 5 to 15 across seven different locations. 

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Ethan Elder Bickers

One step at a time: Ethan Elder-Bickers

For a lot of people, even the idea of getting up at 5.30 in the morning is rather draining. For Ethan Elder-Bickers, however, an 11-year-old boy from Hamilton, it’s become a way of life for two mornings each week.

What makes Ethan’s story even more impressive is that before he does this, Ethan has to put metal splints on his legs to help them work. This is something that he does every morning because Ethan has Muscular Dystrophy.

Find out how much of a difference YMCA is making in the life of an 11 year old boy. 

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Fishing Trip

YMCA Hamilton OSCAR Fishing Trip

Summer holidays are the ultimate time for adventure – and for a lucky group of kids from the YMCA Hamilton Recreation Centre’s school holiday programme, adventure came in the form of a fishing trip to the Coromandel.

Bright and early on a late January morning, the group of eight kids and four YMCA staffers piled into two vans and hit the road; amped up for a day of sun and sights.

Find out who caught the most Snapper on the Coromandel adventure

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Take a Virtual Tour

To really experience everything YMCA Hamilton has to offer you'll have to come in and see us but until then this video will give you an idea of what you will find in our centre.

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