Home » Facilities


Wellness Center & Free Weight Room

The Wellness Center and Free Weight Room are located on the lower level of the Y. The Wellness Center features a variety of equipment, generously spaced for cardiovascular workouts and strength conditioning. Our Free Weight Room provides a safe place for strength training with a variety of weights, benches and equipment.

Rules & Recommendations

Blue & Red Gyms

There are two gyms located in the Mankato Family YMCA: the Blue Gym and the Red Gym. The Red Gym is located on the east side of the building. The Blue Gym is located on the west side and includes a small rock-climbing wall and is surrounded by the walking track above. Both gyms are open for members to use, but many Y programs also use the space. It is important to view the Gym Schedule before visiting the Y.

Gym Rules

Y-Fit Gym

The Y-Fit Gym is located at the end of the Racquetball Court hallway. Members can drop in for the “workout of the day” and train like athletes. This cross training room includes a rig with a barbell rack, pull-up bars with assistance bands, gym rings, TRX suspension trainers, wall balls, plyo boxes, kettlebells, jump ropes, a rowing machine, battle ropes and plenty of open space for body weight exercises.

Rules & Recommendations

Aquatics Area

The Mankato Family YMCA has two indoor swimming pools – a 4-lane Lap Pool (length: 25 yards; depth: 3’6″ – 9’6″; average temp: 81°-82°) and the Taylor Family Aquatic Center (depth: 3’6″; average temp: 84°-86°) with a water slide, walk in access and splash pad. There is also a hot tub and on deck sauna available. Certified and trained lifeguards are stationed at each section of the pools at all times.

Pool Rules & Swim Attire

Raquetball/Handball Courts

The Mankato Family YMCA has three courts available for members. These courts can be used for Racquetball, Handball and Wall Volleyball. There is also a racquetball court viewing area located above the courts.

Raquetball/Handball Rules

Cycling Studio

Our Cycling Studio is located on the lower level of the Y in our Studio C. It houses our Keiser M3i indoor bikes that are ready to give you the ultimate cycling workout.

Cycling Studio Rules

Aerobics Studio

The Aerobics Studio is located on the upper level of the Y with over 4,500 square feet of space and large windows that overlook Riverfront Drive. A majority of our free fitness classes take place in the Aerobics Studio.

Aerobic Studio Rules

Yoga Studio

Our newly renovated Yoga Studio is located just outside the Aerobics Studio on the upper level of the Y.

Yoga Studio Rules

Walking Track

Our indoor walking track is located on the upper level and circles above the Blue Gym.

Walking Track Rules

Locker Rooms

The use of locker rooms is free for members. Located on the lower level of the Y, each locker room has showers and changing areas.

Locker Room Options

Handicapped Accessible Facility

The Mankato Family YMCA is mostly handicapped accessible with ramps and elevator access to each level. The Raquetball Court Hallway and Y-Fit Gym are currently not handicapped accessible.

Youth Open Hours

• All youth 9 years of age and under must always be accompanied by an adult while inside the YMCA facility, unless youth is participating in a program.
• One hour prior to the Y closing, youth 15 years of age or younger are not to be in the facility unless accompanied by an adult
• The supervising adult must be 18 years of age and older
• For special circumstances, exceptions may be made

Facility Rentals

Schedule your next Birthday Party, Overnight, Youth Group Activity or Prom Party!
Rent the YMCA on an hourly basis or by the evening.

Areas available for rent include:

  • Two Swimming Pools with lifeguards (Taylor Family Aquatic Center, 4 Lane Lap Pool)
  • Two Gyms (Red & Blue Gym)
  • Three Racquetball Courts
  • Chesley Skate Park

*Equipment for volleyball, basketball or racquetball is available
*Building rentals may be subject to non-refundable deposit

For more information on rental rates and amenities, or to schedule your event, please contact Ashley Dahlman, 507.386.2703.

For more information on birthday parties, please contact Nicole Rieger, 507.386.2710.