For more than 115 years, the downtown Pensacola area has been home to a YMCA – a place dedicated to helping people feel healthy, welcome and connected. Although our primary goal has been to create meaningful change in the people we serve, we have also contributed to meaningful change downtown with the opening of the new Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA, a 52,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Intendencia and Tarragona Streets.
Bear Levin Studer nighttime
The open design is contemporary and yet blends in with a revitalized downtown core that has experienced a true renaissance in the past several years. This vibrant, world class facility welcomes people of ages, abilities and walks of life into a lifestyle of wellness, educational opportunity, family strengthening and community development. Within its walls, we expect to triple the number of people we can serve and create new opportunities for us to promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in Northwest Florida.

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poolMembership at Bear Levin Studer includes:

  • complete access to cardio center, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, rowing machines and stair climbers.
  • complete access to free weights and weight machines
  • access to Precor's Preva Networked Fitness program
  • more than 75 group exercise classes a week, including barre, body conditioning, boot camp, kickboxing, Pilates, Pi-Yo, POUND, P90X Live, RIPPED, Spinning, water aerobics, yoga and Zumba.
  • an aquatic center featuring a full-size lap pool and an activity pool, plus a slide
  • a large sauna and a steam room, located right on the pool deck
  • an indoor basketball gym
  • the Smart Start wellness coaching program and personalized exercise plans
  • KidZone child care for children and grandchildren ages 6 months-12 years while members are in the branch (included with Household Membership or available for a nominal add-on fee)
  • reduced rates for programs
  • access to our Northeast and Pullum Branches, plus all branches in Alabama and Mississippi, at no additional charge
  • access to participating YMCAs nationwide through the AWAY program

Programs available at Bear Levin Studer:

address & hours

  • Swimming lessons for children (ages 3-12) and adults (ages 13 and older)
  • Parent-Tot swimming classes for children ages 6 months-3 years
  • Personal training
  • Massage therapy
  • Martial arts

These programs require registration and have a separate fee.




wellness center

Parking Plan

By late spring, members will have access to the parking garage currently under construction right across the street. Until then, we ask everyone to plan a little extra time for parking. Until then, we have secured a lot one block north of the building for members, with about 65 spaces available. Entrance to the lot is from the Tarragona side. Please see the Welcome Center for a window cling that identifies you as a Y member who may park there. We will have a golf cart shuttle available between this lot and the Y until the garage opens for those who require extra assistance. We encourage walking and biking to the Y and suggest that all members plan a little extra time to park and arrive at the Y during this transition time.

parking map

KidZone Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-noon and 3:30-7:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am-1 pm

Learn more about Membership.