Facility Features - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Facility Features

The Chaplin Family YMCA is a full facility,80,000 square foot recreational centre that has been part of the Cambridge community since 1996. This building provides a place for families, adults and youth to be active in mind, body and spirit.

Facility Features Include 

Conditioning Centre (15 yrs+)

(Or 13+ with teen conditioning course)

(13+ may access cardio equipment with direct parental supervision)

A large, full service multi-level conditioning centre with a variety of cardio and weight training equipment complemented by a large weights and plates and stretching area.

Wellness Centre (15 yrs+)

Comfortable, quiet, conditioning centre on the main floor with a variety of cardio equipment. Special features include TRX system, stability bars for balance training and wheelchair accessible equipment.

** Wellness Centre Reserved for Health Management programs: Mondays 10:00am-11:15am and 2:00pm-3:00pm, Tuesdays 2:00pm-3:00pm, Wednesdays 10:00am-11:15am, 2:00pm-3:00pm, and 3:30pm-4:45pm, Thursdays 2:00pm-3:00pm

Studio (13+)

A large, bright mirrored studio,with double sprung hard wood flooring

Group Cycling Studio (13+)

An room cycle studio located on the main floor equipped with Keiser cycling bikes and a wheelchair accessbile ergometers.


Full size gymnasium, with 2 badminton courts, 1 volleyball courts, 6 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.

Squash & Racquetball

We have 4 convertible courts, 3 squash and 1 racquetball

Aquatic Centre

A 25 m, 6 lane pool, 101 foot slide and a 100 sq.foot teaching pool with warm water. Also includes a swirlpool.


Indoor track with rubberized surface. 3 lanes ,70 metre.

Track Use:

Children 6-12 years have access to the track with direct parent/caregiver supervision. Members 13 and 14 years of age must complete the Teen Conditioning Certification course and obtain a wrist band in order to have unsupervised access.

Kids Zone

This area is equiped with a Wii systems and tables and chairs for board games and homework.

Change Rooms

Membership Plus

Includes towel service, whirlpool, steam room and sauna along with a lounge and exercise area. Change rooms are designed for Membership Plus 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 4-7 years of age. Also available for members with special needs requiring assistance from a caregiver.

Whirlpool, Sauna and Steam Room

Whirlpool, sauna and steam room are located in each of the Membership Plus change rooms. A swirlpool and sauna is located on pool deck. Please remember to shower using warm water and soap and thoroughly rinse off before entering or re-entering the whirlpool, steam room or sauna.


Protect your personal belongings by using a quality lock. Do not leave valuables in your car. Wallet/key lockers are located across from the gymnasium for your convenience. Locks can be purchased at the Member Services desk.

Perfume, Cologne & Hairspray

Please be respectful of others when using perfumes, colognes and hairspray at the YMCA, we are of the minimalist attitude within our spaces . Some members have severe allergies to these products.