John R. Grubb YMCA

1611 11th St. 515-246-0791

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


Executive Director: Jamel Crawford

M-F: 5am-9pm

Sat: 6am-6pm

Sun: 12pm-5pm

The Grubb YMCA offers a myriad of programming to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body. For youth, there are club teams for all major sports – football, baseball, soccer, and basketball – after school activities, and other various programs. For adults, check out the many group workout classes, community events, fatherhood classes, active older adult classes, and much more. Of course, with every YMCA membership come the benefits of all the exercise equipment, swimming pool, and community connections that the employees at the YMCA can offer you.

No one will be turned away for inability to pay; the staff will work with you to figure out your personal situation to get you involved at the YMCA.

The Grubb YMCA hosts many events throughout the year, including the back to school bash, which offers free school supplies and health check-ups to all kids while supplies last. This is literally just the tip of the Grubb YMCA’s iceberg, so call in to check out what sort of programming they are offering this week.