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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m



Have something to say?

We welcome your feedback! Let us know what’s working, what isn’t, and how we can better serve you. All completed surveys will be entered into a raffle for a free month of membership!
Click here to complete the PNC Y Member Survey. 


Kevin Bolding, District Vice President

Paul McComb, Executive Director

Brandice Miller, District Operations Director

Allison Brown, Membership Director

Kari Caldwell, Aquatics Director

Jason Ewing, Director of Healthy Living

Joe Stabile, Assistant Director of Healthy Living

Joseph Barnhart, Property Director

Join the PNC YMCA

Ready to sign up now?  Click here to download our Membership Application which can be returned to our Welcome Center at your convenience.

We’d love to have you here at the PNC YMCA!

Please call the Welcome Center with any questions at (412)471-9622

For Healthy Living

For additional information contact Jason, our Director of Healthy Living, at

Single Client Training

Have a fitness goal that you desperately want to achieve but aren’t sure how to do it on your own? Try the Single Client Training Package.  You will work one-on-one with one of our trainers who will design a workout regime specifically tailored to your fitness goals, including emphasis on muscular strength, functional strength, cardio endurance, flexibility and core strength.

Partner Training

If you need motivation or want some friendly competition during your workouts, try our Partner Training Packages.  You and a friend will share a trainer who will help you both reach your personal fitness goals.  It’s a great way to challenge yourselves and stay motivated.



Achieve Your Goals

Our trainers will help to define your goals and design specific workouts for you. This will help you obtain your desired results faster and safer than exercising on your own.


Working with a trainer will hold you accountable to regular exercise, keeping your commitment to yourself.  It’s much harder to skip a trip to the Y when you have someone there waiting for you!

Turn Weaknesses to Strengths

You can’t know how far you’ve come unless you know where you started.  Our trainers can assess your strengths and weakness, focusing on your targeted areas of improvement throughout your individual sessions.

Motivation and Encouragement

Our trainers will take you through each of your sessions while offering personalized feedback, encouragement, and support to keep you on track for achieving your goals!


Our trainers hold a minimum of a bachelors degree, as well as a nationally recognized exercise certification. Each trainer can effectively assess your fitness level and design a program specific for your needs.



PNC Y Reed Smith Aquatic Center

Now Hiring Lifeguards to start in May!

Email Kari Caldwell at for information!


Pool Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 5:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m

For questions about programs in the Reed Smith Aquatics Center or to register for any of the classes listed below, please contact Kari at or 412-773-6462.

Swimming Lessons


2014 Session Dates:

Spring I:          April 7 – May 10
Summer I:        June 7 – July 12
Summer II:       July 19 – August 23
Fall I:                September 6 – October 11
Fall II:               October 18 – November 22

All swimming levels are welcome! We have knowledgeable instructors with the experience to teach anywhere from beginners to competing swimmers and divers!


The Reed Smith Aquatic Center offers Private and Semi-Private Swimming Lessons for all ages. We offer pacakages of 6 or 12 lessons. These lessons are ongoing and are scheduled at your convenience.

Private Swimming Lessons can be started at any time, so enroll today!

CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Classes

The PNC YMCA offers the American Red Cross CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certification classes. The next class has not been scheduled, but check back frequently for updated class offerings.

CPR/AED Full Certification – $50
First Aid/ CPR/ AED- $75

Lifeguarding Certification Classes

Become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard at the PNC YMCA. During the course, various topics and rescue techniques will be covered through discussion, drills, and hands on activities. Participants will learn kills such as patron rescue and surveillance, First Aid, and CPR/AED. This course covers a variety of aquatic settings, focusing primarily on pools.

New Certification: $225
Re-Certification: $195

Upcoming Lifeguard Classes:

April 25 – 26 (Re-certification class only)  

May 9 – 11



You Belong at the Y

When you belong to the Y, you get a chance to be part of something bigger. You become part of a community that cares about you and your goals. At the Y, we’ve always known that positive change only comes about when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. And that’s why we’re here.

We invite you to stop by and tour our new facility. Our experienced staff will help you navigate your path to wellness. They’ll help you find a routine that will guide you toward your fitness goals. With over 100 pieces of equipment, more than 50 group exercise classes per week and dozens of wellness and social programs, we’re confident you’ll find real value in your membership.

Our pledge is to deliver services that promote and maintain a balanced spirit, mind and body. As part of the Y’s commitment to sustainability, the PNC Y is LEED Gold Certified and features amenities that reduce our environmental impact.

Download our Membership Application!

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Membership Options

All memberships include full use of the wellness floor, swimming pool, a free wellness orientation, and all regularly scheduled group exercise classes. For information on pricing, please call us at 412-471-9622 or stop by anytime for a tour of our facility!

City District Adult - Grants access for one adult to the PNC YMCA , PNC YMCA at U.S. Steel Tower, Allegheny YMCA, Homewood-Brushton YMCA and Thelma Lovette YMCA.
City District Family - Grants access for two adults and all dependents up to the age of 18 in the same household access to the PNC YMCA, PNC YMCA at U.S. Steel Tower, Allegheny YMCA, Homewood-Brushton YMCA and Thelma Lovette YMCA. Any young adults up to age 22 who are full-time students are also eligible for the membership, but must present their valid student I.D. or current class schedule.
Association-wide Adult – Grants access for one adult to all YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh locations.
Association-wide Family – Grants access for two adults and all dependents up to the age of 18 in the same household access to all YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh locations. Any young adults up to age 22 who are full-time students are also eligible for the membership, but must present their valid student I.D. or current class schedule.
Young Adult - Grants access for one adult age 18-28 to the PNC YMCA, PNC YMCA at U.S. Steel Tower, Allegheny YMCA, Homewood-Brushton YMCA and Thelma Lovette YMCA.
Senior – Grants access for one adult age 62 and over access to the PNC YMCA , PNC YMCA at U.S. Steel Tower, Allegheny YMCA, Homewood-Brushton YMCA and Thelma Lovette YMCA.

Building Bridges Financial Assistance Program

As a health and human service agency, the YMCA plays charitable role in improving the health of the region by making wellness memberships affordable and accessible to all through our income-based membership program, Building Bridges.  Individuals or families with household incomes below $40,000 a year may be eligible to take part in this program. A sliding scale format has been pre-determined for monthly membership fees. In order to qualify, we ask that you supply the YMCA with a copy for your 2010 Tax Return.

If you do not file takes, please bring the following documentation as proof of income:

  • Social Security Statement
  • Disability Statement
  • Welfare/Food Stamps Statement
  • Unemployment Statement

*Pay stubs and W2 Forms are NOT ACCEPTED.

Program Memberships

Any non-members who would still like to participate in programs at the Y are required to purchase an annual program membership. Program memberships are available for individuals and families.

Corporate Partnerships

The YMCA works with many local employers to provide workforce wellness solutions.  Check with your HR Department to find out if your company is participating in a Y wellness or membership program.   Proof of employment may be required at the time of enrollment.

If you are interested in establishing a corporate partnership between your company and the YMCA, please contact Kevin Bolding at

Guest Policy

As a member organization, our facilities, programs, and activities are designed primarily for our members. However, guests are able to use the facility by purchasing a Day Pass for $10 or a Week Pass for $30. Photo ID is required.

AWAY Program

As a member of the Y, you’re part of the AWAY program which gives you access to Any Where Any Y in the country outside a 50-mile radius from your home YMCA. Members visiting from another YMCA that is 50 miles or greater away from the PNC Y are granted access to our facility 14 times per year with a valid YMCA membership card and Photo I.D.


SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults, provided through Healthyways, a leader in the health care industry. Any SilverSneakers program members have a complimentary membership with the PNC YMCA. We offer daily group exercise and aquatics classes specifically designed for our SilverSneakers members, along with a monthly calendar of special events that encourages a healthy and active lifestyle. To find out if you qualify for the SilverSneakers Program, please contact your healthcare provider.

Facility Amenities

Towel Service – The PNC Y offers towel service free of charge for all members.
Day to Day Lockers – Day lockers are included in your membership. Locks are not provided, so please bring your own lock to secure your belongings. Locks are available for sale at the PNC Y for $6.
Kit Lockers ($15/month) - The PNC Y offers personal lockers for rent that allow you to keep your personal items at the Y as long as you like.
Kit Lockers with Laundry Service ($35/month) - The Y offers an add-on option of laundry service available with your Kit Locker Monday through Friday.


Meters surround the PNC YMCA and have various posted enforcement hours.  Most are free on Sun and after 6pm! Credit cards can be used for payment in Market Square.

Oliver Garage is located off Oliver Avenue underneath Piatt Place.  The garage capacity is 480 vehicles & is open Mon. through Sun., 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Public Transportation
The PNC YMCA is conveniently located
- A block from the Wood St. Light Tail Transit (T) station which can be accessed by both RED line and BLUE line service routes.
- Just a few steps away from the Fifth Avenue & Wood Street Port Authority bus stop.
*For more info go to or call Customer Service: 412-442-2000

Bike Racks
Bike racks are available in front of the PNC YMCA on 5th Ave.


Y Stories

It’s your Y. Tell us your story.

Everyday at the Y, members of our community, like you, inspire us with the remarkable things you are doing to grow stronger in spirit, mind, and body–and we want to know about it! Perhaps there was a time in your past where an experience with the YMCA has made a memorable impact. The PNC YMCA is looking for members willing to share their YMCA stories.

Don’t think you have a story to tell? Think again.

No story is too insignificant if it inspires just one other person to follow a path to a life of better health and well-being. Email your 150-250 word story to Allison Brown at and we’ll enter you into a drawing to win a month of free membership!

Check out the stories below to get inspired yourself!

Marty’s Story

A Pittsburgh native, accomplished marathon runner from the 1970s (competing in the ’76 Olympic qualifiers), former U.S. Steel worker, and YMCA member since the 1980s… Marty has a story you don’t want to miss!

Ben’s Story

The average person puts on 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Ben made a commitment to himself and his health on Thanksgiving Eve 2010 that he would not be part of that statistic. Read on to see how he conquered the holiday temptation and kept his resolution going strong long past January.

Elaine’s Story

Read about how Spinning helped Elaine overcome the “Freshmen Fifteen” and more as she battled her weight throughout college. Now she’s our newest staff member!

Maggie & Chrissy’s Story

These two friends used the buddy system to motivate them to hit the Y every morning at 6am. Read on to see how their hard work and discipline paid off!

Andrea’s Story

Andrea is a wife and mother of two who has used exercise to help her fight several diseases including hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and depression. Her philosophy: “I’ll never know what I can do unless I try.”


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