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Our Fall Guide is now online and member registration for the Fall Session is Open! Register Today for your old favorites and experience new programming like...

  • SmartLab
  • Enhance Fitness
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • 2 seconds, 2 long
  • and more!

We are excited to bring another fall of great programming to our community. 

Click the button below to view our Program Guide. 

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The NSYMCA is celebrating 50 years in our community by Honoring our past and growing for the future.

As we move towards the future of the NSYMCA and our community, we will be launching a series of transformative new Strategic Initiatives that will guide our Y for the next 50 years! From June 2018 to August 2019, we will enjoy:

  • Celebrations & Community Events
  • A voyage through the 50 Year History of our Facility and the foundation years that preceded it.
  • Five decades of reunions, bringing old and new friends back together.
  • stories of the Y's impact

For more information about our 50th initiative or to be a part of 50, please click here.

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Marathon runnersEVENT INFO

1st Annual Run/Walk to benefit The North Suburban YMCA

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Race starts at 8:00 am

Preparations and last minute registration begins at 7:00 am

Race Location:

2705 Techny Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062


  • Registration:
    • Online:  https://healthykidsday5kwalkrun.itsyourrace.com/register/
    • Mail: Download and complete this form and mail to North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062

    Register as Corporate Team!
    Want to run/Walk as a corporate team? You now can!
    5-10 Team = $18 per Runner
    15-20 Team = $17 per runner
    20+ Team = Contact Kim Nyren.

    Race Day Morning: 7:00am - 7:45am

  • Awards:
    • Top finishers: Prizes will be given to the overall male and female winners.
    • Youth age groups 19 and under: Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender category. Awards will be presented at the post-race awards ceremony.
    • Adult age groups 20 and over: Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender category. Awards may be picked up at the awards table following the event.
    • See website for the list of age categories in each race.
    • See website for post-race results

    Packet Pick Up:
    • Friday, April 20, 2018 at the North Suburban YMCA from 8 am – 8 pm.
    • Race Day, at the registration tent between 7:00 am - 7:45 am.

    Race Course:
    Police and volunteer marshals will staff intersections and direct traffic, but the course will not be completely closed to traffic.

    Race Shirts:
    Every early participant will receive a short-sleeved technical T-shirt, both adult and youth sizes. Early registrants will receive their shirt selection in their race packet and are guaranteed the race shirt size they have selected. We will do our best to accommodate race day registrants but they will recieve a cotton tshirt and we can’t guarantee you will receive the size you want as they will be first come, first served.

    Timing & Results:
    CHIP TIMING! Course clocks will be located at mile 1 and at end of the race. Race Results will be posted on race day at the finish line and online at www.nsymca.org.

    • For safety reasons, pets, roller blades, skateboards, and
    bicycles of any kind will not be allowed in either race.
    • Strollers will be allowed but must start behind the run.

    All proceeds go back to the NSYMCA

  • Race Parking:
    • NSYMCA Parking lot
    • Neighboring streets


    On April 21, the NSYMCA will celebrate the YMCA national initiative, Healthy Kids Day, to improve the health and well-being of kids in our community. 1.2 million participants worldwide at more than 2,000 YMCA’s will join us in inspiring kids.

    For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Kim Nyren.

    Click here to download our sponsorship packet.

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Heart treadmillAmerican Heart Month Tips

February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the North Suburban YMCA offers the following tips to help families in our 14 communities to be heart healthy.

  1. Get Physical: Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart. Plan and schedule opportunities for active play; for example, include a brisk 10-minute trip around the block after meals or a 10-minute walking break during the day. If your family enjoys active video games, select versions that require moving the body’s large muscle groups while playing.

  2. Take a Snooze: Lack of sleep can be associated with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Adults need at least seven, but no more than nine hours of sleep at night to aid with the prevention of heart disease. Children need 10-12 hours of sleep per night. Develop bedtime routines for the whole family to assist with falling asleep faster and staying asleep.

  3. Shape Up Those Recipes: Makeover your family’s favorite recipes by reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat and substituting a lower fat food without sacrificing tastes. For example, use low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream and skip the seasoning packet and use pepper and olive oil instead. Read food labels to learn more about what is in the package, select foods that have less than 1,000 mg of sodium per serving

  4. Feeling the Pressure: Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure.  Lowering or maintaining normal blood pressure can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Start self-monitoring your blood pressure and know the numbers. Discuss the results with your doctor, if needed.

  5. Play Together: Spending time together as a family is a great way to reduce stress, which is important to heart health. Make homemade valentines for your children’s classmates or build a snow fort together in the yard or the park.  

For more information on how your family can live a healthy, active life, please contact Wellness Director, Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Allen Mendell

I have been a Y member since moving to Northbrook in 1980. I have brought my sons and their friends for swimming and open gym while they were growing up. They also went to the great summer camps. I love the YMCA for the family atmosphere and diversity of people and all the different age groups from young children to seniors like me. The people that work there are always cheerful and helpful. I have been in the Workout Buddy program for a year now and really had enjoyed it. My hobbies are working out, gardening, walking my dogs, handball, and going to our farm in Jo Davies county.


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Joe Giorango 

Joe started BODYPUMP in May of 2017 and continues to attend the classes three to four times a week. 

"I must say I was a little apprehensive about the class because, to be honest, I didn't think I was in very good shape. After my first few classes, I realized the class is geared toward everyone no matter what skill levels and you get to work at your own pace. All of the instructors are very knowledgeable and show a real interest in helping everyone succeed and obtain their goals."

Joe has begun taking GRIT classes and finds the classes to be very helpful in attaining good health.

"Both BODYPUMP and GRIT classes are really for everyone. I guarantee anyone taking the classes will feel better about themselves and will continue to notice an improvement in their health and well-being. I hope the BODYPUMP and GRIT classes will continue to remain an important part of the workout and conditioning programs of the YMCA."

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 Sheedy Family 

The North Suburban YMCA is a huge part of our family’s life. Our daughters, who are 9 and 7, have been attending NSYMCA’s summer camps and after-school Y-Time program since they were in kindergarten and pre-kindergarten.  Caitlin and Arianna have literally grown up in the North Suburban YMCA.  They have participated in gymnastics, ballet, jazz dance, piano, tap, computer, magic and cooking classes at NSYMCA.  But more than the many activities and learning opportunities and fun that we have all had at NSYMCA, our daughters have had wonderful counselors, teachers, and caregivers who have been great role models and inspirations to our girls.  And, through all of these years, our daughters simply think that they are having fun growing up in a great community of people. But, we know that they are learning life lessons and creating friendships that will be important for the years to come.


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Alok Mehta 

Alok Mehta born in Rajasthan, India, is veteran racquetball player. Today, NSYMC is his home court where he trains for racquetball competitions with his son, Devin.  Alok says  “NSYMCA provides just the right set of people and facility to train”. He calls NSYMCA his home court where courts are well kept and fast which helps great deal according to alok. Alok started playing racquetball in 1990. Alok led Team India as captain in world championships in 2014 and 2016, at Burlington Canada and Cali Colombia respectively. He won the first ever gold medal for India in doubles in 2016. At age 50, not only he qualified to play in another world championships, he won the 2018 qualifier tournament by defeating much younger players. He will be one of the oldest athletes at 2018 World Championships.

Alok has had an impressive racquetball career which he attributes to discipline, hard work and support from his friends/family and NSYMCA facility. He holds multiple state, regional, national and world titles. Currently, he is ranked 169 in the world in singles and 33 in the world in mixed doubles. He has been consistently ranked in top players in his age division for past several years. He is one of the most decorated athletes at World Senior Racquetball Tournaments. Alok has won Athlete of the Year Award by Illinios State Raquteball Associations three times, 2007, 2016 and 2017. He lives and trains in Winnetka  IL. Devin has won many medals and is on track to be like his dad one day.  Good luck Alok and Devin.  NSYMCA is proud of father and son duo!


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I love the Y because I keep losing weight. I like doing my own routine. 

I really like working out with my Y Buddy!

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I have been a member of the North Suburban YMCA for a period exceeding 25 years, and I make every attempt to be present six days per week, and more often than not, I arrive prior to the opening of the building.

The facility is first rate with modern equipment and machines It has everything that an up to date health club wants or needs. It is always spotlessly clean and staff is always present if an emergency arises. The staff is friendly and accommodating and my fellow members are solid citizens and amongst my finest friends.

The relationships that I have developed with my fellow members these past 25 years would be extremely difficult to duplicate in any other environment. The goodwill atmosphere of the club and members promotes lasting friendships ofthe highest quality.

It was, indeed, my good fortune on that very first day when I walked into the North
Suburban YMCA Building in Northbrook, Illinois.