Top 70 YMCA Twitter Accounts to Follow (and Imitate)

However you feel about the little Twitter bird, it’s not going away any time soon. Hundreds of millions of users access it everyday for information, and a lot of them could be your members and potential members. They look for news and information that fits their life, and what your YMCA offers should be a part of that mix.

Whether your YMCA has a Twitter account or you’re looking to create one soon, all Y marketers need a few role models. The following 70 North American YMCA accounts are the best and biggest on Twitter. They use Twitter to connect with members, answer questions, make announcements, discuss fitness and health, release registration dates and more. Consider following these accounts to get ideas for your own Twitter strategy. (The list was compiled based on number of followers, content provided, number of tweets, interactions with followers, recent activity and overall use of Twitter to connect with customers. From there, the list was ordered from most followers to least followers.) 

Organizaton account Followers
1. YMCA Calgary @YMCA_Calgary 14438
2. YMCA Greater Houston @YMCAHouston 5702
3. YMCA Greater Boston @YMCA_Boston 4798
4. YMCA of Niagara @YMCANiagara 3749
5. YMCA New York City @ymcanyc 3731
6. YMCA of Middle Tennessee @YMCAofmiddletn 3069
7. YMCA of San Diego @ymcasandiego 2782
8. YMCA Durham @DurhamYMCA 2742
9. YMCA of Cincinnati @ymcagrcinti 2732
10. YMCAs of C & KW @YMCAsofCandKW 2586
11. YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids @GRYMCA 2507
12. YMCA Pierce & Kitsap @ymcapkc 2396
13. YMCA Kansas City @KansasCityYMCA 2338
14. Northshore YMCA @NorthshoreYMCA 2291
15. YMCA of the Rockies @YMCARockies 2256
16. YMCA Metro Washington @ymcadc 2132
17. YMCAGTA @YMCAGTA 2132
18. YMCA Greater Rochester @YMCARochester 2131
19. YMCA of Greensboro @GreensboroYMCA 2103
20. YMCA of the Ozarks @YMCAoftheOzarks 2021
21. YMCA Chapel Hill @CHCYMCA 1984
22. YMCA of Central Ohio @YMCAColumbus 1980
23. Frost Valley YMCA @frostvalley 1888
24. YMCA Simcoe/Muskoka @YMCASM 1879
25. YMCA Chicago @YMCAChicago 1819
26. VOS YMCA @VOSYMCA 1815
27. YMCA of Western Ont @yourYMCAWO 1704
28. YMCA of Edmond @EDMONDYSPORTS 1666
29. YMCA of Regina @YMCA_Regina 1664
30. YMCA of Greater Naples @NaplesYMCA 1596
31. YMCA of Greater Indianapolis @ymcaindy 1590
32. YMCA of Pikes Peak @ppymca 1588
33. YMCA of Columbus @YMCAColumbus 1534
34. First Coast YMCA @FirstCoastYMCA 1524
35. Tampa YMCA @TampaYMCA 1505
36. Downtown Seattle Y @SeattleYMCA 1504
37. YMCA of the Triangle @YMCATriangle 1461
38. YMCA of Edmonton @edmonton_ymca 1437
39. Central Bucks YMCA @CBFYMCA 1432
40. YMCA of the Suncoast @YMCAsuncoast 1394
41. Bridgeport YMCA @BridgeportYMCA 1372
42. YMCA of Muncie @YMCAofMuncie 1318
43. Greater Wichita YMCA @GreaterWichitaY 1285
44. YMCA Stratford_Perth @YMCAstratfordCA 1283
45. Rober Lee YMCA @RobertLeeYMCA 1275
46. Bronx YMCA @BRONXYMCA 1264
47. YMCA of Memphis @YMCAMemphis 1260
48. A.E. Finley YMCA @FinleyYMCA 1247
49. YMCA Dallas @YMCADallas 1205
50. YMCA Greater Miami @ymcamiami 1139
51. Salem Family YMCA @SalemFamilyYMCA 1120
52. Volusia Flagler YMCA @VFYMCA 1116
53. YMCA Central Florida @YCentralFlorida 1101
54. Greenbay YMCA @GreenBayYMCA 1096
55. YMCA of the Twin Cities @YMCATwinCities 1091
56. Eugene YMCA @EugeneYMCA 1054
57. Rye YMCA @RyeYMCA 1018
58. Decatur Family YMCA @DecaturYMCA 965
59. YMCA of Louisville @YMCALouisville 964
60. YMCA South Coast @YMCASouthcoast 947
61. YMCA of Kauai @ymcaofkauai 934
62. YMCA-YWCA Winnipeg @YWinnipeg 921
63. YMCA_WhiteRock @YMCA_WhiteRock 890
64. Chandler YMCA @ChandlerYMCA 821
65. YMCA San Antonio @ymcasatx 820
66. Warren County YMCA @CountrysideYMCA 804
67. Soundview Family YMCA @SoundviewYMCA 786
68. Princeton YMCA @PrincetonYMCA 782
69. YMCA of Austin @AustinYMCA 720
70. YMCA of Metro Detroit @YMCADetroit 703

(Number of followers compiled the week of 6/24)

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