Integrated Fitness Services
Welcome to the Y!
Our Integrated Fitness Services program provides opportunities to people with developmental disabilities in an integrated setting. Services include aerobics, aquatics, lap swimming, working with weights and a variety of other activities. Our trained staff are available to provide assistance.
If you have a developmental disability and need services or have questions, please contact our Inclusion Services department at 314-678-0162.
Making everyone feel at home is part of the Y mission. There are currently 121 individuals in Y Integrated Fitness, a program completely grant-funded, where participation is limited to those with a verified developmental disability.
But Integrated Fitness is just one of several initiatives that makes the Y accessible to all. Last summer, more than 713 children with disabilities enrolled in Y Club school-age child care and summer camp. But only 34 percent of these kids were grant-funded, with the remaining kids funded by Y branches, a testament to how the YMCA strengthens local communities.
Y Inclusion Services served a total of 3,417 clients last year, which included grant-funded programs or individuals receiving some type of assistance from the Y to enable them to participate in our programs.
That doesn’t take into account our “indirect clients,” who numbered 7,101 last year. They come to us from other agencies, schools, programs or independently and don’t need anything from the Y but a welcoming attitude.
The Y is a community-based association…people with disabilities are a part of our community…so they are welcomed with open arms!