YMCA Membership

More than a great workout

The Y is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

To help meet the varying needs of 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.

Explore everything the Y has to offer:

Have a question about Y Membership? Contact our Membership Team online.

Why the Y?

The Y is a nonprofit committed to helping everyone thrive at each stage of life. Our community brings together people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, financial circumstances, genders, races, religions and sexual orientations. Your facility membership includes all of the following:

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    More than a great fitness center

    Our Ys have exercise machines, stretching areas, free weights, and a weight room. But more importantly, they’re a safe, caring place where people of all ages and abilities can strengthen spirit, mind and body.

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    Free Group & Water Exercise Classes

    Group classes are a great way to get in shape and make new friends, and many are included in your membership. Attend as many classes each week as you like and design a fitness schedule that works for you.

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    Savings on swim lessons, youth sports, day camp, and more

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

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    Free child care while you workout

    Our Ys offer playful, engaging care 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.

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    Next Steps consultation to help get started

    Every new member has a complimentary meeting with a Y Life Coach. They’ll help you set wellness goals and get on the right track to accomplishing them, answer questions about what group classes and personal training options are available, and teach you how to safely use the equipment in the Wellness Center.

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    Lap & 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.

Membership Policies & Guidelines

Find out more about what’s included and what to expect when you join the Y. See our Member Guide to learn more.

Corporate Membership

The Y partners with organizations around Metropolitan Detroit to offer corporate wellness programs for employers and employees. Learn more about Corporate Membership online or contact your local Y for more information.


The YMCA participates in the SilverSneakers program for Medicare age members. Check with your insurance provider to determine if you are eligible.

Financial Assistance

The Y is dedicated to providing affordable programs and services to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds in Metropolitan Detroit. Special rates are available for those who meet income requirements—everyone is welcome to apply for a Y membership. Learn more about Financial Assistance online or contact your local Y for details.

Military Memberships

The Y is proud to offer memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during this difficult period. Get started here.