Facility Features - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Facility Features

The A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA is a full facility, 70,000 square foot recreational centre that has been part of the Kitchener community since 1983.  Major renovations in 1998, 2005, 2011 and 2012 have kept this facility a vibrant location for families, adults and youth to become healthy and active in spirit, mind and body.

Facility features include:

Fitness Centre (15 yrs+)

A large, bright, full service conditioning centre with a variety of cardio and weight training equipment complimented by a free weight and large stretching area. Members aged 12-14 may access the Fitness Centre upon completion of the Teen Conditioning Course.

Group Cycling Studio (15 yrs+)

A bright cycle studio located adjacent to the Fitness Centre. Members aged 12-14 may access the Cycle Studio upon completion of the Teen Conditioning Course.

Weights and Plates (15 yrs+)

For those wishing to train with heavier weights, features dumbbells to 100 lbs, Olympic Bench Press stations, and all plate loaded equipment.

Wellness Centre (15 yrs+)

Comfortable, quiet, full service fitness centre located on the second floor with a variety of cardio and weight training equipment. Special features include a large training floor, Core Pole, TRX Suspension System, and wheelchair accessible cardio and strength training equipment. Members aged 12-14 may access the Wellness Centre upon completion of the Teen Conditioning Course.

Please note the Wellness Centre is reserved for Health Management programs during the following times:
Monday and Wednesday 10:00-11:15 am and 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-3:15 pm
Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm, Thursdays 11:00-12:30 pm

Functional Training Room (15 yrs+)

Keep up on the current training trends by using our new Functional Training Room.  Utlize: TRX, battleropes, heavy bag, kettle bells and medicine balls. Members aged 10-14 may access the Functional Training Room upon completion of the Teen Conditioning Course.


Full size gymnasium, with 4 badminton courts, 2 volleyball courts, 4 basketball hoops and a rubberized sport floor. Enjoy a wide range of recreational sports and activities for all ages, fitness classes and programs for the whole family.

Aquatic Centre

A 20m, 4 lane leisure style pool, with in pool bubble pool and preschool area.  Approximately 84°F

Get a great workout during a lane swim or aquatic fitness class. Swimming and advanced aquatic lessons for all ages and a full range of recreational swimming activities available.


Indoor track with rubberized surface. 15 laps equals 1 mile or 1.6km.

The Clubhouse

Equipped with XBOX Kinect, foosball, Wii®, GameCube®, board games, crafts, special events. Come see our interactive Sports Xer Trainer unit, thanks to support from the Jays Care Foundation.


A Large mirrored studio, with cushioned sport flooring.

Squash & Racquetball Courts

We have 1 squash court and 2 racquetball courts. Players must be 10 yrs + to access courts without adult supervision.

Change Rooms

Membership Plus

Includes towel service, whirlpool and sauna along with a lounge and exercise area. Change rooms are designed for Complete Members 18 years and older.

General Membership

Large, bright change area with day use lockers.

Family / Special Needs

For Moms with sons and Dads with daughters 4-9 years of age. Also available for members with special needs requiring assistance from a caregiver.

Whirlpool & Sauna

Whirlpool and sauna are located in each of the Membership Plus change rooms. Please remember to shower using warm water and soap and thoroughly rinse off before entering or re-entering the whirlpool or sauna.

Little Pearl Café


Introducing Asima and Adnan Khan, new proprietors of the Little Pearl Café located inside the YMCA, adjacent to the aquatic centre.

Little Pearl Café Inc. is a pleasing and unpretentious family-run eatery located inside the YMCA building serving healthy food options.

Our mission is to serve the YMCA community by providing good-quality food and beverages in an atmosphere that meets the needs of customers who are in a hurry as well as those who want a place to relax and enjoy their beverages and food.

We have given a new look to the existing café with added foods - it is different, and we are confidant that you will love the taste, service and environment.

We are of Pakistan origin and recently moved to Ontario from Saskatchewan bringing the exotic taste of Asia and North America.

Come and enjoy our selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, variety of snacks including hot spring rolls, coffee, smoothies and shakes. Whether you're looking to relax over a cup of coffee or grab a quick bite to go, the Little Pearl Café is for you.

Asima Khan & Family

Check out our menu.

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Sunday & Stat Holidays: Closed