Gym in South Baton Rouge


8100 YMCA Plaza Drive, Baton Rouge, La 70810


The Paula G. Manship YMCA has been serving the community since 1996. This 42,000 square foot facility sits on 43 acres of land and features cardio equipment, cycle studio, gymnasium, sports fields, locker rooms, showers, group exercise, kids zone, ActivTrax, community room, weight training equipment, outdoor lap pool, outdoor recreation pool, outdoor track, outdoor pavilion, catch and release pond and playground. This Y also features the nationally-recognized, Lamar Tennis Center, a twenty-court tennis facility. 


Monday - Thursday, 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday, 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, 7:30 am- 6:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kids Zone
Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm &  4 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday, 8 am - 1 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am - 12 pm
Sunday, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm




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New Year's Resolutions

by Kristen Hogan | Dec 23, 2019

This New Year’s, Resolve to Help Yourself and Your Neighbors

Membership to the YMCA of the Capital Area not only benefits you, but also Baton Rouge                                  

It’s always exciting to change the calendar from December to January. A new year is filled with potential and the chance to start fresh. And after the busy holidays filled with celebrations and tables of delicious treats, it’s not surprising that, according to a 2019 survey, 65 percent of people resolved to exercise more with the New Year.

But what if your New Year’s resolution could benefit more than just yourself? When you join community-based organizations like the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier; you’re supporting the values and programs that strengthen the communities where you live.

“Community-based organizations like the Y provide the resources and opportunities that people need to reach their full potential, and supporting those organizations through membership and philanthropy helps ensure they can continue to help build the communities we all want to live in,” said Kristen Hogan, Marketing Director, YMCA of the Capital Area.

Membership at the YMCA of the Capital Area helps provide support for programs that address chronic disease prevention, teen leadership programs, cancer survivor recovery programs and so much more. From athletics to academic achievement, gymnastics to global education, and volleyball to volunteerism, the Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies—it strengthens people, families and communities.

“As our friends and neighbors look to make themselves healthier in the New Year, we want them to remember that when they join the YMCA of the Capital Area, they’re not simply joining a gym—they’re joining a community,” said Hogan. “The Y brings together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations and ensures that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.”

To learn more about joining the YMCA of the Capital Area visit your local YMCA or visit