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Rock Climbing, Wellness Coaching & More at University Y

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The University Y Student Center is more than a building—it’s a community. The Y staff is dedicated to giving members an amazing experience through their custom-sculpted rock wall, group fitness classes, Fit Path personal wellness coaching, and more. All UW students have a membership included with their student fees, and faculty and staff get the joining fee waived!

Our rock wall is open to all members aged five years and up, and our Y staff are available to belay.

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If you need some help getting motivated or just want to make some friends with similar fitness goals, we have group fitness classes. The Y has a wide array of classes from Adult Hip Hop to Yoga to Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED, which are all free with membership.

Want to work out but don’t have a sitter? No problem! Child Watch is offered Monday through Friday, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Want to work out, but are not sure of where to start? We have Fit Path wellness coaching, which is a workout plan customized to you by one of our personal trainers. A personal trainer will help you assess what workout plan works best for meeting your specific fitness goals.

We hope to see you at the University Y soon. Stop by with any questions or to take a tour!


Melanie KochMelanie Koch is the marketing and communications director for the University Y Student Center in Tacoma, WA. She has a BA in Psychology from Arizona State University.

4 Thoughts on “Rock Climbing, Wellness Coaching & More at University Y”

On May 12, 2016 at 10:16 AM, Cathy Randolph said:

This looks like a great facility! Is there a Y membership benefit for retirees of UW Tacoma? (UW retirees are able to join the IMA in Seattle, but that’s not convenient for Tacoma retirees.)

    On May 13, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Melanie said:

    Hi Cathy,
    We have group fitness class called “Boot Camp” that happens on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15-7:15am and Saturdays from 9-10am that is included with your Y membership. We also offer other classes to Y members that would be beneficial for retirees like yoga and Core and More. For a full list schedule of our classes, visit this link and click “schedules”:

On May 12, 2016 at 11:47 AM, Kristie Paylor said:

Can you give me hours and street address for the UW Y Fitness Center in Tacoma, or provide a link?

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