1100 North Miles, Pittsburg, KS 66762

(620) 231-1100

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Pittsburg, Kansas




The Y is so much more than a fitness center. We are an integral resource for the community, bringing individuals together in a quest for a healthier mind, body and spirit. Our dedicated staff, instructors and volunteers are working hard every day to provide an atmosphere of enrichment for our members and guests, all in keeping with our organization’s keystone objectives to support youth development and encourage healthy living and social responsibility. We are excited about the many facility updates that are planned in the coming months to keep the facility up-to-date and accommodating for member needs.


We offer programs that are affordable, fun, effective and appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. There’s something for everyone at the Y.


In keeping with our work as a charitable organization and with the help of many generous community donors, the Y offers free and subsidized memberships to hundreds of children and families in the Pittsburg area. Our “Adult-for-Youth” and “Sustaining Membership” programs offer donors the opportunity to contribute to our scholarship offerings and make a meaningful impact in the lives of others.


In 2016, 455 children received free memberships, and 3,800 individuals, including 2,400 children, received subsidized membership at the Y. Additionally, our youth classes and sports leagues, with more than 6,000 annual participants, are subsidized to ensure all children can participate at a reasonable cost. More than 500 children participated in these programs free of charge in 2016.


Our spacious 60,000-square-foot facility features exceptional resources, including:


Our 5,000-square-foot fitness center offers a wide array of workout options. The facility is equipped with Cybex weight resistance machines designed to exercise all muscle groups. And we haven’t left out the cardio! We have multiple treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, cross-trainers, a step mill and a rower.

We strongly recommend orientation to the fitness center, which can be scheduled at the service desk and is free to members. The fitness facility is open to members only, and those using the center must be high school age or above. In the interest of safety, no children are allowed.



We have two racquetball courts and reservations are recommended. Racquetball is free to members.



This 2,400-square-foot area offers room to spread out and get moving.



Each gym is 70’ x 105’ and have two cross courts for basketball, volleyball or jogging.



The 25-yard pool offers six swimming lanes and is heated to approximately 87 degrees year round.



The YMCA’s Women’s Fitness Center is a women-only fitness center within a fitness center. It is complete with Cybex weight machines, an elliptical machine, treadmills and recumbent bikes.



Our men’s locker room has a steam room, whirlpool and rowing machine and is open exclusively to men Monday - Friday, but co-ed on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate families. Our women's locker room offers a whirlpool and dry sauna, and is for women 18 years of age and above.



Indoor jogging and walking in the gymnasiums is best accommodated in the

morning and early afternoon, prior to busy late-afternoon activities. Twelve laps

around either gym equals one mile. By participating in our mileage tracker

program, you can receive a free T-shirt when you walk 100 miles. Inquire at the

service desk.



Our 9,000-square-foot gymnastics center is equipped with a soft-catch tumbling pit and spring floor providing modern gymnastics features and equipment.


Free High-speed WIFI


Mike Moore, Executive Director

Peggy Kimmel, Sr. Program Director

Cat Johnston, Office Manager

Chris Bearden, Sports Director

Emilee Porter, Aquatics Director

Elizabeth Hayes, Dance Director

Nicole Striplin, Gymnastics Director

Charles Boyce, Martial Arts Director


Brooke Beasley - President
Lisa Little - Vice President
Tony Perez - Treasurer
Cristy Mitchell - Secretary
Dane Arck
Susan Baden
Jon Bartlow
Kip Bollinger
Mark Carlson
Brannon Green
Theresa Harris
Chuck Hosman
Peggy Kimmel
Becky May
Dan McNally
Monica Murnan
Steve Stockard
Amanda Sukraw
Thomas Tyler

Chad Ulepich


Lisa Little-Chair

John Clark

Tony Dellasega

John Mitchelson

Richard Oler

Kip Bollinger


There no employment opportunities at this time.

For specific questions, please contact Cat Johnston at 620-231-1100.

Employee Application


The Pittsburg Family Y is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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(Official Newsletter of the Pittsburg Y)

     The Fall is progressing quickly into winter as the temps have come down. Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving is on the horizon. The holiday season is upon us!  Thanks to those that helped with the Halloween Carnival. It was a huge success again this year.  Peggy continues to poor a lot of care and preparation into this event for the kids.  While things continue to progress behind the scenes, there are a couple of new things to share.      We received our first play feature for the pool. The “Wiggle Track” is now available for use.  We have other play features on order which should make the pool experience more fun for birthday parties and open/family swim.  We are also set to have our second Y Health Day on November 14th.  Travis Searles from Ascension Via Christi will be here at 9:00 a.m. to talk about Diabetes.  We will have a health topic every month on the 2nd Thursday, so come join us. If you have suggestions for topics, please let me know.

     We’re closing in on the new year and I know I keep saying we have a lot going on that we’re preparing for 2020.  I’ve said this often, but I can’t say it enough, thank you for your patronage as we work to revitalize the Y. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or come see me.  I’ll be more than happy to sit down and talk.  If you have ideas, we’re always interested to hear what people have to say.  Thanks Mike 

Thanks, Mike.

Youth Programs – Fall Soccer and Flag Football have wrapped up. Basketball has begun with a couple of skills sessions. We will have a skills day with the Pitt State men’s basketball program on November 23rd at 9 a.m. in John Lance Arena. Participants will experience a clinic put on by the Gorilla coaching staff and players. Participants will get in free to the game that day. 3on3 BB tournament sign-up is going on now.

Gymnastics - A Back Handspring Clinic will be held November 16th and their “Mock Meet” which is in-house competition, will take place on November 17th.

Aquatics – The first play feature has arrived and has been installed, the Wiggle Track is in use.  Come check it out!   November 9th is the “Aqualsalsa-thon.” Cost is $10.  All proceeds will go back to purchase equipment for aquatics use.  Thank you to Mavis for organizing this event.

Swim Team – Swim Team practice is underway for the winter. Practice is M-F, 3:30-6:00 p.m. They will attend their second fall meet in Wichita on November 9th – 10th.    

Dance – Dance will perform at One Love in Olathe on November 9th and at PSU basketball games December 15th and 18th. Costume measuring for recitals will be throughout November. They will also perform at PSU basketball games Dec. 15th and 18th.

These are some of the things that are in-progress. Your help in adapting to the changes and taking care of the facility will make for a smooth transformation and a better Y for all members to enjoy.


If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact me.


Thank you for your support!

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"The Buzz" - November 2019

Pittsburg Family YMCA Welcomes Chaplain

     At the end of September, Adam Parrish will join the Y staff as a volunteer chaplain.  Adam has been the Discipleship Pastor at PittNaz Church in Pittsburg since January of 2017.  He and his wife, Sarah, who is an elementary teacher at Meadowlark Elementary have been married since 1997 and have three sons. Having grown up in Central Texas, Adam moved to the Midwest in 1993 to attend college. He has been here ever since, mostly in southern and north central Missouri. Holding various ministry positions since 1996, he received his master’s degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2010.  His passion in ministry is any kind of teaching, preaching, writing, or one-on-one conversations where people encounter God’s truth and are helped and transformed because of it. 

     In his spare time, Adam enjoy sports, working out, woodworking, and hanging out with his family. Coming from Texas, Adam says he bleeds the burnt orange of the Texas Longhorns and the Silver & Blue of the Dallas Cowboys! Regarding joining the Y staff, Adam commented, “I have been a member at the YMCA since arriving in Pittsburg, and I am thankful to now be part of the YMCA family as a volunteer chaplain!” Executive Director Mike Moore commented, “Adam came to me and asked if he could act as our chaplain.  I thought it was a great idea. His presence will help us provide a more well-rounded environment for our members and anyone else who wishes to take advantage of Adam’s services.”

     Beginning September 30th, Adam will be at The Y on Mondays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and Wednesday’s from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to speak with anyone who wishes to utilize his services. His office will be upstairs on the south end of the hallway.

National Gymnastics Day

Shooting Stars Gymnastics participated in the annual Fall Festival Parade in Girard, then hosted a National Gymnastics Day Celebration. The event was free to the public and had fun activities such as bounce houses, hot dogs and snacks, drinks, face painting and games.