Gamble-Nippert YMCA
Gamble-Nippert YMCA
3159 Montana Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211




P. 513.661.1105
F. 513.389.3833
Hot Line. 513.362.2062
Director: Sara Overstake
Directions: Map


Click here for full calendar

Events & Announcements
5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Business Hours
Monday - Friday
Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holiday Hours
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
8:30am - 1:30pm & 4:30 - 8:30pm
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Child Watch Hours
Monday - Friday
5 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
6 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Noon - 6:45 p.m.
Indoor Pool Hours

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning!

Sundays - Fitness Center Only open from 10 a.m. - Noon


The Y’s many different programs let you try new things, develop skills, meet new people, and show what you are capable of!  All of our programs will help you achieve and maintain health in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Click here for the January - April 2015 Gamble-Nippert YMCA Activities Guide
  • Click here for February 2015 Indoor Pool Schedule
  • Click here for February 2015 Gym Schedule
  • Sundays - Fitness Center Only open from 10 a.m. - Noon





The YMCA Swim Lessons program is a progressive program design of multiple components. The Y Swim Lesson program was designed to cover five separate areas (Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Sports and Games, and Rescue Skills) to give your child a holistic education of aquatic safety for all facilities and events. Throughout the Y Swim Lesson Program we will teach your child the six different strokes (Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Elementary Backstroke, and Sidestroke) through progressive steps across the varying levels, while maintaining our no forcible submersion policy.

Preschool: $40
Youth: $45

Program Participant (Non-Member)
Preschool: $80
Youth: $90

Click here for a complete list of swim lesson descriptions including ages.




Merit Badges
Boy Scout swim certification can be scheduled on Saturdays. Contact Jesiah Brock for more information.  Cost: $8 per scout

Adult Beginner Lessons
Member: $45
Program Participant: $90

Adapted Lessons
Teaching individuals with disabilities to swim. Includes swim meets, the Special Olympics, and the Dolan Method for Autism. Contact Jesiah Brock for more information on how to sign up.

Private Lessons
One-half hour session is scheduled with a qualified instructor to work one-on-one with children, adults, and people with special needs. Contact Jesiah Brock for more information.

Member: $75 for five lessons
Program Participant: $150 for five lessons

Pre Competitive
Improve your overall strength function and muscular endurance while refining your stroke technique.

Member: $45
Program Participant: $90

Swim Team
We have partnered with Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA for swim team this year.  Practices will be held at the Gamble Nippert YMCA. For more information, visit the website

Intro to Synchro
Must be at a minnow level to participate.

Synchronized Swim Team
The Cincinnati YMCA Synchrogators is a competitive synchronized swim team for girls in grade school through high school. Good basic swimming skills are a plus. Sign-ups are encouraged in June through September as the season begins in the fall. The Synchrogators are a nationally ranked team that participates fully in state, regional and USA national competitions. Our program includes strength training, conditioning, figure and routine skills. Teamwork and creativity are integral aspects of this sport.  Please visit for more information or you can email Ginny Jasontek at




Stretch Without Strain
Exercise designed for the person with arthritis, stiff joints and little flexibility. Great class for beginners and seniors. Arthritis Foundation sanctioned.

(No music) Easy exercise program in the water. No swimming ability necessary. Great class for beginners and seniors.

Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability required, and a SilverSplash kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.

PM Splash Combo
Highly concentrated aerobic endurance program for those wanting to improve muscle tone. Equipment and high-energy music complement workout.

Cardio Run
Designed to emphasize the muscular system. Class will utilize various aquatic equipment to improve strength, endurance and tone. Exercise to music.

Taste of Aquafit
A different device emphasized every day on strength, toning, interval training, water walking, and jogging. All abilities welcome.

Deep Water Workout
A co-ed, recreational water workout that is done suspended by a flotation device in the deep water.




Full Day Preschool
6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Ages 3-5
Our Full Day Preschool Program is a big hit! This childcare is offered through the school year and summer months.  This program includes swimming lessons through the school year, a morning snack and an afternoon snack. We accept vouchers.

Fee: $160 per week. Weekly fee must be paid the Friday before each week.  A $50 nonrefundable registration is required to secure a space in the program.

Part Day Preschool
September through May
Enroll your child in the best-kept secret on the Westside! Our preschool program offers different options for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. We offer specialized swim and gym lessons. Weekly themes and learning centers make science, dramatic play, art, music and water play a fun experience. See the front desk for more information.

3-5 year olds
Tuesday, Thursday - 9 a.m. - Noon
(Includes swimming) Snack provided, but no lunch.

Member: $90 per month
Program Participant: $120 per month

Pre K Class - 4 and 5 year olds
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This class is only for children entering Kindergarten the following school year (Includes swimming). Parents must provide a lunch.

Member: $180 per month
Program Participant: $220 per month

Tuition is paid on a monthly basis and is due by the 5th of each month September through May. All children must be completely toilet trained. A $50 nonrefundable registration is required to secure a space in the program. All preschool programs have a supply fee of $50 due in August.

Before and After School Care
The Gamble-Nippert YMCA offers morning and afternoon childcare for children Kindergarten through sixth grade. Our licensed program offers large motor skill development, group activities, snack time and small motor development. Our curriculum also incorporates YMCA character development values, special events and clubs that offer educational enrichment. We pick up or coordinate pickups from other area schools. Check with the Service Desk to see if your school is on the list. We accept vouchers. To register, simply come to the Front Desk and ask for a School Age Enrollment Packet. To register, come to the Front Desk and ask for a School Age Enrollment Packet. For more information, contact the Site Administrator at (513) 661-1105.

Before and After School Program: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Before School Program Only: 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
After School Program Only: 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Before and After School Program $80 per week
Before School Program Only $35 per week
After School Program Only $60 per week

School's Out
6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sign up your child for School’s Out Days on prearranged school in-service days or vacation days. Check with the front desk for the schedule. Gamble-Nippert YMCA follows the calendar for Cincinnati Public Schools. For snow days, please call 588-0255 to verify whether or not the school’s out program is available. Fun activities and group games will be scheduled. Pack a lunch for your child, afternoon snack will be provided.

Member: $20
Program Participant: $30





Tae Kwon Do Karate
Students will find emphasis placed on overall self-improvement, self-control and discipline, as well as physical fitness and self-defense, balance, flexibility and strength. Tae Kwon Do training is appropriate for anyone interested in an approach to fitness that includes body, mind and spirit. Students should be at least five years old to begin training. Taught by I.K. Kim Karate.

  • Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Member: $30 per month
Program Participant: $40 per month


Homeschool Swim and Gym
Ages 5 - 12
These programs encourages positive interaction, teamwork, and character development.
Contact Jesiah Brock for more information.

  • Mondays Noon - 2 p.m.

Member: $25
Program Participant: $42



Preschool Gymnastics
The preschool gymnastics program is great introductory class for any 3-4 year old child. We will help your child learn about flexibility, coordination and basic gymnastics skills. Whether its building self-esteem while learning to walk backwards on a balance beam or establishing a trusting relationship with their instructor, your child will certainly learn something new in the Y gymnastics program. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Members: $40

Participants: $65


Progressive Gymnastics
Designed to introduce a wide range of physical skills, the progressive gymnastics classes are intended to increase your child’s skill set, independence and confidence. This class will emphasize teaching character, effort, and diligence while learning basic gymnastics skills.

Rollers Gymnastics
Ages 3-4
Tuesdays or Thursdays
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Member: $45
Program Participant: $75

Swingers Gymnastics
Ages 7 and up
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Member: $50
Program Participant: $80

Kippers Gymnastics
Ages 7 and up
Mondays and Wednesdays
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Member: $60
Program Participant: $90


Gymnastics Team
Some say that the greatest benefits of gymnastics for children are purely physical: power, balance, agility and grace. Others may say that the benefits are to the mind: perseverance, poise, confidence and concentration. The Y gymnastics team fosters both team spirit and good sportsmanship allowing team members to compete with other Y teams in regional, zone and championship meets. Gymnastics team is structured to create well-rounded, confident young adults who understand the power of the physical and the mental aspects of gymnastics.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 4 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Cost: $90 a month

For more information, please contact Jesiah Brock at (513) 661-1105.




Tumbling with Creative Movement
Ages 2-3 years
Children will work on balance, strength and coordination while providing an excellent background in gymnastics.

  • Saturdays 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Member: $30
Program Participant: $35

Tap, Ballet, and Tumbling
Ages 4-10 years Welcome
Dancers will work on basic movements while learning to follow directions. The children will perform the routines they learn on the last day of class each session. Classes taught by Judy Link Dance Studio.

  • Beginner - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Intermediate - Saturday: 11 a.m. - Noon

Member: $40
Program Participant: $45




Family Fitness Time
The Gamble-Nippert YMCA supports the Y’s mission to create and nurture an atmosphere of healthy living for all.  Family Fitness Time in the Fitness Center allows us the opportunity to serve families who are working to improve their health.  Youth ages nine and up may use the Fitness Center with direct parent/guardian supervision.

Tuesday                           12:00 – 4:30 PM
Thursday                          12:00 – 4:30 PM
Friday                               6:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday                          12:00 – 7:00 PM
Sunday                             12:00 – 7:00 PM


  • Family Fitness Times and Guidelines are specific to the Gamble-Nippert YMCA
  • Each family is suggested to use a one-to-one parent-to-child ratio
  • Youth 9-12 years old are welcome on the cardio machines and in the stretching area only.  Youth 13-16 are welcome to use all the equipment with a Teen Fit Orientation
  • All participants will follow additional, standard Fitness Center Guidelines as well


Fun 2B Fit
Ages 8 - 13 Welcome

Fun 2B Fit uses structured and fun group physical activities to increase energy expenditure.  Children will participate two times per week in age appropriate, non-competitive activities that will promote the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into the daily curriculum.  The purpose of Fun 2B Fit is to both reverse the trends of childhood obesity and to take responsibility within our communities in providing programs for youth development and promote a healthy lifestyle to children and their families.  For youth above the eight-fifth percentile for weight.  Contact Katrina Svach for more information.

Mondays and Thursdays 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: $20 per month

Personal Training
A personal trainer will provide individual instruction throughout your entire workout session. This is an excellent benefit if you are:

  • In need of a more advanced or sport specific program
  • Have special needs/considerations
  • Would benefit from immediate feedback and frequent changes in your workout

Our qualified trainers will evaluate your fitness level and design a specific program for you based on your goals.

One on One - One hour
1 Session: $50
6 Sessions: $240

Two on One - One hour
1 Session: $68
6 Sessions: $372

1/2 Hour
1 Session: $30
6 Sessions: $150

Equipment Orientation
Hour long orientations to the Health and Fitness Center are offered on a daily basis when it’s convenient for you. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 661-1105.

Teen Fit
The Teen Fit program provides teens with the necessary education and practical experience to live healthier lives through cardiovascular fitness, strength training, basic knowledge of anatomy, flexibility, nutrition, and injury prevention. Teens, ages 13-15, are required to complete this course for access to the Health and Fitness Center. Teens learn to properly operate all fitness equipment, design workouts, exercise safely and effectively, basic healthy nutritional information, and much more.

GNY Running Club

Why run alone?  Run with us!  The GNY Running Club is a member and staff community group that is focused on runner training, race preparation, and member support.  The training will focus on individual and group training runs, strength program, and specific event preparation for novice, intermediate, and advanced runners. Please contact Katrina Svach with any questions. 




Member: Free
Program Participant: $80 per session

Outreach Fitness Classes
If you are interested in having a fitness class brought to your place of employment, school or organization, please contact the Program Director.

This program features exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats.  It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.  Dance your way to a new you.

This program combines high & low, easy-to-follow steps for 35 minutes of cardiovascular conditioning. The stability ball is used to incorporate upper body and core muscle strengthening for a total body workout.

Explore the spirit, mind and body connection of basic fitness yoga: strength, relaxation and flexibility.

Gentle Yoga
A traditional yoga class that provides modifications on postures, gentle flexibility, as well as strength and relaxation.

Gentle Motion
This is a chair exercise program that promotes flexibility, range of motion, strength, endurance, balance and coordination. Drop-in classes. PAY AS YOU GO available to non-YMCA members.

Low Impact Dancing
45 minutes of slow, easy-to-follow, dance moves.

A bootcamp workout adds versatility and challenge to cardio, strength and core conditioning. Take a step out of the traditional training and try this new program.

Workout Express
A 30 minute workout for the person on the go or just wanting to mix it up. Wake up your morning with a variety of cardio, strength and core conditioning.

Muscular Strength and Range of Movement. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Pay as you go. Available to non-YMCA members.

Cardio Circuit SilverSneakers®
Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.

Improves core muscle control and builds stamina while relieving stress.

Fitness Fusion
You never know what to expect during this power-packed, exercise-fused workout.  Every class eliminates boredom by challenging your muscles through different combinations of equipment and activities - incorporating toning, cardio, core stability, agility, and more!

Gentle Stretch
A chair based stretch and relaxation program that promotes flexibility, range of motion and coordination.



Racquetball Classes
Beginners learn basic strokes and rules of play. Advanced Beginners/Intermediates work on higher level skills, power, control and game strategy. Ages nine to adult. Small classes ensure personal attention. Call Scott Bolinger at (513) 941-4350 for details.

Private Racquetball Lessons
Contact Scott Bolinger at (513) 941-4350.

Adult Leagues
Round-robin competition. Co-ed singles competition is available on scheduled evenings, flexible days or flexible evenings. Many skill levels offered from Beginner to A. Weekly matches with assigned opponents will challenge you and introduce you to “new” players and are lots of fun.



The YMCA youth sports philosophy is "Kids first, winning second." We put the children and the importance of their having a good time and a positive experience above the need to win at any cost. At the Y, everyone plays and everyone wins. Our programs are generally non-competitive, instructional and geared toward the development of the whole child.

Youth Sports Registration Form

Basketball Lil' Dribblers
Ages 3-4
Boys and girls are invited to learn the fundamentals of basketball, such as dribbling, shooting and basic game concepts. Parents are welcome to join in the fun with their children.  Late Fall and Winter sessions available.

Member: $50
Program Participant: $90


Co-Ed Basketball League
Ages 3-12
This is an instructional basketball program for boys and girls where the focus is on skill development, building self-esteem, character development and having fun!  Late Fall and Winter leagues available.

Member: $50
Program Participant: $90

Baseball Lil' Hitters
Ages 3-4
The Lil' Hitters program gives children the opportunity to develop fundamental skills of baseball, such as hitting, catching and throwing. Parents are encouraged to join in with their children.  Summer program. 

Member: $50
Program Participant: $90


T-Ball/Coach Pitch Leagues
Ages 3-12
An instructional program for boys and girls with the focus on skill development, building self-esteem, character development and having FUN! Program runs in the Summer.

Member: $50
Program Participant: $90


Soccer Lil' Kickers
Ages 3-4
Our Lil’ Kickers program is designed to teach 3 and 4 year olds the basics of soccer skills while providing an introduction to team sports.  Spring and Fall sessions offered.

Member: $50
Program Participant: $90


Soccer Leagues
Ages 3-12
This is an instructional soccer program that provides players the opportunity to develop fundamental skills of soccer while building self-esteem, character development and team play.  Spring and Fall sessions offered.

Member: $50
Program Participant: $90


Tae Kwon Do Karate
Students will find emphasis placed on overall self-improvement, self-control and discipline, as well as physical fitness and self-defense, balance, flexibility and strength. Tae Kwon Do training is appropriate for anyone interested in an approach to fitness that includes body, mind and spirit. Students should be at least five years old to begin training. Taught by I.K. Kim Karate.

  • Tuesday and Friday from 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Member: $30 a month
Program Participant: $40 a month



  • FREE ActivTrax

  • Small Group Specialty Training Program-Bosu Balance Training

  • Premier Health & Fitness Center

  • Heated Indoor Swimming Pool

  • Heated Outdoor 50 meter Pool with 17 foot slide, 8 feature spray deck and Baby Pool (Open Memorial Day - Labor Day)

  • Full Size Gymnasium

  • Racquetball/ Wallyball Courts

  • Steam Room and Sauna

  • Child Care

  • Childwatch

  • Fitness and Aquatic Classes

  • Multi-Purpose Room

  • Locker Rooms

  • FREE Parking

  • FREE Wi-Fi

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With the Y, you're not just a member of a gym - you're part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership gives you and your community the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.


We are a cause with a mission to helping you achieve a balance of spirit, mind, and body. We do that by encouraging good health and fostering connections with new and old friends through sports, fun, and shared interests.


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  • Reduced rates and priority registration on programs and classes, including day camps, sports, swim lessons, before and after school, child care, specialty training classes, and a savings of $90 for a week of camp at YMCA Camp Ernst 
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  • Guest pass program for your friends and family to experience the Y
  • Member Referral Program 
  • Y Rewards
  • Throughout its history, the Y has been a strong leader in international cooperation. To that end, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has established a formal partnership with the YMCA of Mexico City. Should you find yourself planning a trip to Mexico, bring along your YMCA membership card for a complimentary visit to the outstanding facilities of the Mexico City YMCA!  Likewise, current members of the Mexico City YMCA are welcome at any of our YMCA of Greater Cincinnati branches.



The YMCA has several membership types for you to choose.


  • Teen - Ages 13-17
  • Young Adult - Ages 18-29
  • Individual Adult – Ages 30-64
  • Two Adult Household – Two adults, ages 18-64, living in the same household
  • One Adult Family – Includes single, or legally separated person, and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address
  • Family/Household – Two adults and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address.  Additional adults, ages 19 and over living at the same address may be added to your membership for an additional $20 per month per adult
  • Senior Individual Adult – Age 65 or older
  • Senior Family/Household – Same as Family/Household where either adult is age 65 or over
  • Military - Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their immediate families are eligible for a special rate. See our Military Membership page [link to page] for more information.

$50 in program gift certificates is given at the time of joining and can be used on programs.



Everyone is Welcome


Our utmost goal is to make the Y and all we offer accessible and available to the entire Greater Cincinnati community! Each year, we raise money among staff, community partners, members, and volunteers so that we can provide services to those who could not otherwise afford it.

No one is ever turned away. From membership to youth sports, summer camp to swim lessons, and so much more, the Y is here to support you in your mental, physical, and spiritual growth. You can rest assured that the Y will guide you in having a healthy and happy life.

If you are in need of financial assistance to participate in the Y’s programs and services, please visit your local branch and fill out an application.


Payment Options


  • Cash, check, or credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted
  • Monthly draft on the first or 16th
  • Draft from your checking account or credit card
  • Annual payment in full
  • Change your payment method at any time by calling or stopping in at your local Y


Stop by or call your local Y to set up an appointment with one of our membership staff to help you get started today!



With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Volunteers of the Y:

  • Join our branch board and committees

  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community

  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes

  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals through the Y tutoring and mentoring programs

  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier

  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community

  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

We invite you to take an active role in strengthening your community by sharing your time, talents and energies with us as a Y volunteer.  

To become a Y volunteer, click here.



Sara Overstake
Executive Director

Cindy Jauch
Office Manager

Jesiah Brock 
Senior Program Director
Membership, Sports, Aquatics

Aimee McBride 
Family Life Director

Katrina Svach
Wellness Director

Zmara Perrotta 
Group Exercise Coordinator

Kevin Mailly
Aquatic Manager