To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
We are a cause driven, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening our community in spirit, mind, and body. Much more than just a fitness center, we focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility as well. At the Y we know we aren’t simply in the community, but a part of it, and when we strengthen others we strengthen ourselves. Welcome to the Y. You belong here.
Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have about the Uniontown Area YMCA.
Our dedicated team is here and excited to help you with your heath and wellness goals!
Interim CEO/Aquatic Director
Get to know Casey:
Casey is responsible for providing overall direction, coordination, and success of YMCA pool operations. She oversees staff, programming, rentals, swim team, and pool water management and safety.
Her favorite thing about being the Aquatic Director is seeing children progressed through the classes and conquer their fears.
Associate Executive Director
Get to know Pam:
Pam currently holds the following trainings and certifications: The American Council on Exercise, a National Certifying body accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agency’s Founded in 1985. ACE is the largest nonprofit health and fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with 58,000 certified professionals who hold more than 64,000 ACE Certifications: personal training, group exercise, orthopedic specialist, fitness nutrition specialist, weight management specialist, youth fitness specialist; holds certifications in senior fitness, aqua fitness, kickboxing, pilates, yoga fitness, Piyo®, indoor cycling, and enhanced fitness; trained as a Zumba® instructor, Aqua Zumba® instructor, Toning Zumba; Heathway’s accredited SilverSneaker® Instructor trained in circuit, classic, yoga, and water fitness for older adults; and certified to teach On the Move, a study program designed by the University of Pittsburgh.
Pam has completed a Family Fitness Educator Training session with the Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension, Fayette County in 2010; certified corrective exercise specialist with the BioMechanics Method; certified by Dr. Lamb to teach Tai chi for arthritis; trained through the Y of the USA in cardiac maintenance, blood pressure self-management, chronic disease self-management, chronic pain self-management, healthy steps for older adults, and the diabetes prevention program. Pam is currently completing a diabetes specialist certification with the American Council on exercise (ACE) and is a Red Cross CPR instructor.
Finance and Membership Director
Get to know Robin:
Robin enjoys her position at the Uniontown Area YMCA and watching members prosper in making long lasting friendships/relationships that they may not have had a chance to do until joining the Y. In her Front Desk/Welcome Center days, she had a group of kids that kept her company every Saturday during her 12-hour shift. They became known as her “Y Brats”, and all have gone on to become very prosperous young men, which Robin is very proud of.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 fur babies, as well as watching other people’s fur kids and she spends a little bit of her time volunteering for Fayette Friends of Animals and Teddy Bear Care, two local no-kill animal shelters. She has adopted various animals from both and would recommend that people “Adopt, Not Shop”, due to the overabundance of unwanted animals in Fayette and Greene Counties. When you adopt a pet, that pet is forever grateful and will love you unconditionally.
Director of Mission Advancement
Get to know Jen:
Jen is an outreach and social service advocate with a human resources, operations and change management background. A graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. Jen is actively immersed in the Fayette County community through involvement with her church family and through collaborations and outreach initiatives with multiple non-profit organizations in the Uniontown area.
Jen’s ability to bring structure and development, as well as her ability to communicate solutions for challenges facing today’s society and organizations, has been sharpened by a diverse portfolio of unique experiences. While in a previous human resources management role, she was tasked to structure and manage a new division of HR, to bring a universal, streamlined approach to how the organization supported more remote teams with all-in-one HR solutions. In 2020, she developed a community, church-based outreach program to partner with the human services industry to better identify and understand issues facing the community and to strengthen relationships and collaborations with churches and organizations currently supporting the underserved population in Uniontown and surrounding areas. She has served as a church council member, board chair, and board secretary for local non-profits.
Jen is motivated by the command in the Bible to go and make disciples (Matt 28:19) and one of her favorite verses is Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!
Get to know Matt:
Matt’s favorite quote is “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” Mr. Rogers.
Matt works at the Y because the members are great and he loves to contribute to a positive member experience.
Director of Child Development
Get to know Crystal:
Crystal graduated from Laurel Business Institute with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
She began her career with the Uniontown Area YMCA in October 2012 as an assistant group supervisor in the Pre K program and has a combined 9 years of service with the Y teaching in various classrooms.
She has always had a passion for working with children. Working with The Y Kids has given Crystal a deep sense of joy. She loves watching them learn about the world around them. Being able to watch them grow in to their own person with each accomplishment they make is truly a blessing.
Crystal enjoys spending her free time with her family making cherished memories with her six children. She also enjoys crafting and attending Sunday church services and outings.
Favorite bible verse
Luke 18:16-17 “let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, the kingdom
Get to know Tessa:
The most inspiring thing about her career at the YMCA is watching the growing connection between children and a love for fitness.
When Tessa is not at work, she loves to play with her three boys, niece, and nephews. She also likes to exercise, study new research regarding exercise sciences, and participate in Tough Mudder obstacle races.
Yvonica Melvin First Vice Chair
Bryan Ponzurick Treasurer
Lori Scott Secretary
Chief Volunteer Officer/Board Chair
First Vice Chair
Our Board of Directors
Dr. Ashley Parker
Pastor Al Thompson
Honorary Board Members
Ralph K. Barlay, Jr.
Dr. Joe T. Ruby
Dr. Michael George
OUr Advisory Board:
Our Board of Directors
Dr. Ashley Parker
Pastor Al Thompson
Honorary Board Members
Ralph K. Barlay, Jr.
Dr. Joe T. Ruby
Dr. Michael George
Our Advisory Board:
Youth to Age 13
Monthly Rate: $16.00
Annual Rate: $192.00
Young Adult Age 14 – 23
Monthly Rate: $27.00
Annual Rate: $324.00
Adult (24 & Older)
Monthly Rate: $45.00
Annual Rate: $540.00
Monthly Rate: $65.00
Annual Rate: $780.00
One Time New Member Processing Fee $10.00
*Rates Subject to Change*
What is a Household Membership?:
A couple and their dependents under the age of 18 living together in one household qualify for a household membership. Dependents 18 and older require an independent membership unless they are under the age of 24, residing at home, and currently enrolled in a minimum of six college, university, or vocational credits.
Monthly: Electronic Bank Draft from your checking or savings or charge to your credit card either on the 5th or the 20th. To end membership a cancellation form MUST be completed, and allow 30 days before the bank draft is terminated.
Yearly: Pay in full one year at a time with credit, cash, or check.
Scholarships for memberships and programs are made possible by the generous gifts to our Annual Campaign. Scholarship applications are available at the Welcome Desk.
Corporate Discount Programs are available. Let us help your employees stay healthy and strong with one of our Corporate memberships.
We also offer Wellness programming at your workplace and disease prevention programming for employees.
1851: First YMCA in the United States was started in Boston, Massachusetts.
1888 June 12: Uniontown Area YMCA was Chartered.
1921: The Gallatin Avenue facility was opened, during its 63 years of service it served the community with multitude of programs services and activities.
1984: Because of an aging facility and the need to expand programs to the community we moved to our current site at 1 YMCA Drive. This 9.8 acre site was donated by USX. in 2000 2.1 additional acres were purchased to complete the current property footprint.
1986: Facility wellness addition made to the YMCA.
1988: 100 year anniversary of the Uniontown Area YMCA.
1991: A significant highlight for the Uniontown Area YMCA was when we completed the indoor Pool Project with special contributions by the Eberly Family Trust and Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Eberly.
1991: We welcomed new Chief Executive Officer Steve Cooper.
1998: Wellness facility addition made to the YMCA.
2000: Wellness free-weight area facility addition made to the YMCA.
2010: Welcomed Roderick Berger as CEO
2010 September: Locker room updates and Wellness Cardio floor addition was completed to the YMCA.
2011 May: Childcare wing addition was completed.
2013: 125 year anniversary of the Uniontown Area YMCA.
2015: Welcomed Steve Snider as CEO
2016: Welcomed Jacquelyn Core as CEO
2016 September: We added our first evidence based program, Blood Pressure Self Monitoring.
2017: We added LiveSTRONG at the YMCA to our no-cost, community offerings.
2018 August: We launched Enhance Fitness and Moving for Better Balance at no cost to the community for arthritis management and falls prevention.
2019 January: We launched an evidence based, CDC-approved, Diabetes Prevention Program and Chronic Pain Self-Management Programming.
2019 March: We launched Healthy Weight and Your Child, an evidence based, childhood obesity/weight maintenance program.
2021 February: Steve Redrup joined the Uniontown Area YMCA as CEO
OUR Policies and Procedures
The YMCA will base its decisions on closings and cancellations on the recommendation of the CEO and Board CVO.
Closings will be broadcasted on WMBS Radio and on Channel 2, 4, and 11 News, www.uniontownymca.org, and Facebook. Severe Thunderstorm decisions are at Manager’s on Duty discretion.
Unsupervised Youth Policy:
Children Eleven (11) and under must be supervised by an adult or enrolled in a structured program at all times while within the YMCA. Parents or guardians supervising youth swimmers may remain in the pool seating area during swimming supervision. If children are in child watch parent/guardian must remain in the building.
Youth ages 12 and 13 may use only the pool and basketball court areas unsupervised by an adult unless enrolled in a structured program.
Youth ages 14 to 17 may use all appropriate areas of the facility unsupervised by an adult provided all YMCA rules and regulations are followed at all times. Failure to follow YMCA rules and regulations will result in immediate revocation of membership and/or a requirement for continuous adult supervision during facility use. Youth ages 14 to 17 must be supervised while spectators at YMCA sporting events.
Racquetball Court: A racquetball court is available for use by individuals age 14 and older at no additional fee. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 724.438.2584 for reservations.
Fitness Center/Weight Room Policy: Fitness facilities are available to individuals ages 14 years and older. (Fitness facilities include cardiovascular center, free weight room, and selectorized resistance training circuit). An orientation with the Fitness Center/Weight room is recommended for all new members ages 14 and up- please ask at the Welcome Center to schedule this orientation. Appropriate workout clothing and shoes must be worn at all times. (Appropriate clothing includes shirt and shorts or appropriate for exercise pants and shoes). Absolutely no horseplay will be tolerated. Courtesy to other members and guests is expected. You must wipe down the pieces of equipment you used as you move from one machine to another.
Family Cardio Hours: Family Cardio hours are ONLY for the times listed and are for youth ONLY ages 12 and 13. Parent or guardian must be on machine next to youth. Youth ages 12 and 13 CANNOT use selectorized weight equipment or free weights.
Please note that children under the age of 12 are NOT permitted in the Wellness Area at any time.
Membership will be at risk for continued infractions of policies.
Locker Room Policies:
To ensure the safety of both youth and adults, no adults other than supervisory staff will be permitted in the youth locker rooms under any circumstances unless there is a health or safety emergency. Youth locker rooms may only be used by youth under age eighteen (18) who do not require the assistance of a parent or guardian. Youth requiring assistance should be taken by parents or guardians to the ADA shower and changing facilities near the fitness room and child watch areas.
Adult female parents or guardians may take female youth into the women’s locker room so long as the youth remain with the accompanying adult and are supervised at all times.
Adult male parents or guardians may take male youth into the men’s locker room so long as the youth remain with the accompanying adult and are supervised at all times. NO exceptions to these policies will be made for any guest or member unless there is a health or safety emergency.
Full lockers may be used for day use ONLY. The YMCA reserves the right to remove unauthorized locks from lockers left overnight.
Members need to bring their own locks to secure personal items. The Uniontown Area YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Lockers: May be rented on a yearly basis. Locker rentals purchased mid-year will not be pro-rated.
Cost: $60 per year for small lockers
The Y is a member organization and seeks to encourage membership through guest privileges. Complimentary guest passes must be approved through the CEO. In order to avoid overcrowding during peak hours or for our most popular classes, the Y reserves the right to limit access to the facility and/or a class by guests.
Away Member: Members of other Y’s involved in the AWAY program and temporarily visiting from out of town may use the Y for unlimited visits. Members must show photo ID, proof of Y membership, and sign a Y release form.
Short Term Membership: As an opportunity to provide service to out of town guests and college students who are in town for Christmas and Summer Break and who would like to enjoy the Y for their limited stay in our community, we have short term memberships available. Participants must show a photo ID and sign a release form.