Mission Statement

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Areas of Focus

Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being

In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and wellbeing for their spirit, mind and body.

Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen     

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.


The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA has served our community since 1913.  The Y is in the business of nurturing the potential of children and teens (Youth Development), improving health and well-being (Healthy Living) and motivating people to support their neighbors and the larger community (Social Responsibility).

Our facility serves over 3,200 members and 4,000 program participants.


  • Fitness Center with latest strength and cardio equipment
  • Hoist Youth Fitness Circuit
  • Free Weight Center
  • Group Exercise Studio
  • Group Cycling Studio 
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor walking/running track
  • 25-yard indoor pool
  • 25 meter outdoor pool with diving well
  • Teen Center with game tables and video dance system
  • Adult locker rooms with sauna
  • Family locker rooms
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Free Child Watch for members (two hour limit)
  • Free Group Exercise classes


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