Welcome to the Y

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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Lexington Seniors Find Coffee Time as Beneficial as Exercise
Lexington Coffee Groups

When Dave Stenberg retired from Nebraska Extension, he started exercising at the Orthman Community YMCA. He knew the health benefits of regular exercise and started a regular routine of going to the YMCA at 6:30 a.m. each weekday. After he exercises, he sits down to visit over a cup of coffee with fellow YMCA members […]

YMCA is Big Happy Family for Holbrooks
Daniel, Carley, Caleb, Amber, Christian

Amber, 26; Daniel, 23; Caleb, 22; Carly, 19; and Christian, 16 all enjoy their roles at the Orthman Community YMCA, where it’s one big happy family for the Holbrooks!

“I think the Holbrook family has gravitated to the YMCA because of the friendly people and the values it upholds,” Amber said. “The YMCA is a place that puts Christian principles into practice in its programs, and that is something that we value as a faith-based family.”

CrossFit Helps Young Mom Build More Than Strength
Hailey Mohrain

After losing 34 pounds, Hailey Mohrain realized that she didn’t want to just be skinny. She wanted to be strong. She joined the Don Sjogren Community YMCA’s CrossFit motivate program in November 2020 and has gained much more than strength. CrossFit has given her more energy, better health, new friends, confidence, a mental health boost and of course, a stronger body.

Lexington Mom Sheds 240 Pounds With Help of YMCA
Sandy Alva

Exercising at the Orthman Community YMCA provided the boost that Sandy Alva needed to shed the last 180 pounds of her 240-pound weight-loss journey.

Friends Help Each Other Live Healthier at YMCA
Valerie D'Amato, Kelli Chatwin, Jennifer Hammond

Three Holdrege friends found a way to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. They joined the Don Sjogren Community YMCA, together, and have found improved health and social connection.