A better you
makes a better us

The Y. For a better us.

As a member of the Y,

you are a part of a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Everything the Y does is in service of making us—as individuals and a community—better.

For a better you. For a better community. For a better country.

The Y. For a better us.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, we are dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when neighbors come together for the common good.

At the Y, we know that one size doesn’t fit all. That goes for Y memberships too. To help meet the varying needs of our members and our community, we offer several categories of membership at each of our locations. We also offer an association-wide membership which gives access to all locations.

When you join the Y you belong to a place where:

  • Parents find a safe, positive environment for children to learn good values, social skills and behaviors.
  • Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other.
  • Children and teens play, learn who they are and what they can achieve, and are accepted.
  • Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier.
  • Communities thrive because neighbors support each other and give back.
  • We all build relationships that further our sense of belonging and purpose.

Membership Benefits

When you belong to the Y as a Facility Member, you can enjoy everything the Y has to offer, including:

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    Wellness Center and Group Exercise Programs

    Group exercise classes are a great way to get in shape and make new friends. Many group exercise and sports classes are included in your membership. Attend as many classes each week as you like and design a fitness schedule that works for you. Classes take place on land and in the pool (where pools are available). We post our Group Exercise Schedule on the website to help you plan your activities.

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    Reduced Program Fees

    Members always pay a reduced fee for any paid programs that are open to non-members.

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    Youth Sports Clinics and Leagues

    Help your children learn athletic and sportsmanship skills by enrolling them in any of our Youth Sports. Members can take advantage of clinics and leagues at a discounted rate. See the Swims, Sports and Play program page for information about our Youth Sports offerings.

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    Child Watch and Kid’s Club

    Our Ys offer free drop-in child care while mom or dad make use of the Y. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests. Please be aware that parents must remain in the Y at all times while using Child Watch and Kids club, and hours will vary by location. Find your local Y for details.

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    Lockers & Towels

    Complimentary lockers, towels, hair dryers, and shampoo/body wash are available for use while you are in the facility. Members must bring their own lock.

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    Equipment Checkout

    Basketballs and volleyballs are available for complimentary check-out with a valid picture I.D.

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    Lap Swim & Family Swim

    The pools at our Ys are staffed with lifeguards and swim instructors to provide a safe environment for members to enjoy exercise swimming as well as recreational swimming. Our locations post pool schedules on their websites to help you plan your activities.

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    Next Steps (complimentary first work-out)

    Every new member has a free consultation with a Y Life Coach, a certified fitness professional that will help them assess their goals and get them on the right track to accomplishing them. They’ll introduce new members to all of the Y’s Group Exercise and Personal Training options, show new members how to safely use all of the fitness equipment in the Wellness Center, and do a free fitness consultation. New members should make an appointment at the Health & Wellness Center office to get started.

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    Personal Trainers

    YMCA Personal Trainers are nationally certified, highly qualified and incredibly motivated professionals who are passionate about health and fitness. Every day they coach members to reach their personal best, whether losing weight, building muscle, toning or training for an athletic event.

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    Any member may host a maximum of 2 non-members at a time. The same non-member may be a guest once per month with a maximum of two visits per year. A guest fee will be charged for guest usage of the Y. All guest 18 and over must present picture identification and complete proper registration and waiver of liability prior to entry. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all guest under the age of 18 or present an authorization from for release of liability signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to using the Y.

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    A.W.A.Y. Program

    Most YMCAs have an A.W.A.Y. (Always Welcome at the Y) program, which allows members to use other Y facilities when traveling. Y’s across the United States and in more than 105 countries will honor your YMCA membership card. Please check at the Membership Office or at the Welcome Center of the Y association you plan to visit in advance to find out if they participate. You will need to have your member identification with you to use another YMCA.

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    WiFi Internet Access

    We provide internet access. Please check in at the front desk for the wireless access key.

The Y is dedicated to providing affordable programs and services to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds in the Metropolitan Detroit.

Annually, the Y of Metropolitan Detroit awards scholarships to help people participate in programs they couldn’t otherwise afford. It’s our goal to make our programs and services available to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

A waiver or reduction of fees is available subject to facility and program capacity, and demonstrated need, without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, gender, age, or disability.

Don’t Terminate Your Membership

We know that things get tough sometimes. The Y is here for you! Before you decide to leave the YMCA due to any type of financial situation, whether you’ve lost your job, decrease in pay, bills are piling up, or just cutting back due to the economy, please come and speak with us. We know you need the Y and the Y needs you. We are working with members to make sure the Y remains a part of their lives.

Please call or visit your local Y for more information

Healthy Living at the YMCA

The YMCA’s Corporate Wellness Program makes it easier than ever for your employees to be active, healthy and more productive.

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about getting healthy from the inside out. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to reach new fitness goals, fostering connections or bringing your loved ones closer together through our family-centered activities.

Benefits of Healthy Employees

Employees are the most valuable assets to any company. Organizations that value and promote a healthy lifestyle have an edge when it comes to attracting and retaining key people. Plus, companies enjoy a variety of additional benefits of healthy employees, including: Increased Morale, Productivity & Retention Physical activity improves moods and energy and decreases stress and anxiety. Active employees feel good about themselves and their work.

Decreased Absenteeism & Health Care Costs. An estimated 25-30% of companies’ medical costs per year are spent on employees with excess, often preventable, health risk. Improved wellness reduces employee absenteeism, injury, overall medical claims and healthcare costs.

*Statistics provided by American Heart Association, 2010.

Our Corporate Wellness Program

With the YMCA Corporate Membership Program, you’re not just investing in the health of employees and their families. You’re investing in the long-term health of your company. A partnership with the YMCA is designed to help you fold employee wellness into your company culture.

Your involvement in the YMCA Corporate Membership Program allows the Y to deliver programs and services to foster the health and well-being of your employees. Corporate Memberships can include:

  • Health Coaching
  • On-site Group Exercise Classes
  • Corporate Membership Partners
  • Workplace Wellness Assessments
  • Employee Wellness Challenges and Presentations
  • Access to 10 different YMCA locations across the Metro Detroit area.
  • Disease Management Programs (Diabetes Prevention,Weight Loss & more)

For more information on Corporate Membership Programs, contact Tom Bender, tbender@ymcadetroit.org