You are Y. With a growing and active membership of more than 120,000 and with programs developed to assist an additional half-million area residents, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is committed to serving the spirit, mind and body of every member.
Belong at the Indian Boundary YMCA
At the YMCA, we’re more than just a place to work out. We’re a place where you can be yourself. Whether you’re just starting on the road to health and wellness, or you’re a veteran, you’ll feel comfortable at the YMCA. Visit and you will understand why so many people love it here. It’s because we don’t care what you look like when you come in. We just want you to feel great when you leave.
The AWAY (Always Welcome at Ys) Program allows you access to more than 2,300 Ys across the united States and in 130 countries and territories around the world. Visiting members are always welcome by showing their Y AWAY membership card. Some local restrictions apply. Please call ahead prior to your first visit. Check out www.ymca.net for the nearest Y you are planning to visit.
The YMCA of Metro Chicago allows its members to use other YMCAs within the Association at no additional charge. Members are encouraged to join the Y that they most often use.
Your YMCA membership card is a passport. It verifies your agreement to receive the benefits of membership and to abide by the rules and policies of the YMCA of Metro Chicago. Please present your membership card each time you enter the facility and when registering for programs in order to avoid delays. L
Member Guest Privileges
The YMCA of Metro Chicago provides each member with six guest passes every year. Members must accompany guest(s) when a pass is purchased. All guests must present a valid ID and sign a facility waiver. Each guest is limited to three visits per year.
Guest Pass Policy
As a visitor of any YMCA of Metro Chicago, you may use a free guest pass up to three times within a calendar year. All guests must present a valid iD and sign a facility waiver.
Members eight years and younger must be accompanied by an adult or guardian when visiting the YMCA unless the member is participating in a class or program. Youth must be 12 years of age and either enrolled in or completed the “Commit to be fit” teen track to gain access to the cardiovascular equipment, and 16 years or older to use free weights.
Cell Phone Policy
Due to the advances in cell phone video/picture technology and for the privacy of our members and guests:
- Cell phones can only be used in the lobby or designated area.
- Cell phones should not be used or carried in ANY other area.
As a member of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, you can cancel your membership at any time by giving the YMCA a minimum of 15 business days notice and returning all membership cards associated with the membership. The cancellation must be made in person or in writing, hand delivered or sent by certified mail. If you participate in a membership draft payment plan, the YMCA will continue to draft until you cancel the membership as provided above. Cancellation of membership is not necessarily cancellation of Annual Fund deductions and vice versa.
What is a Program Member?
If you are not a member of the Indian Boundary YMCA, you may participate in many of our classes or programs as “program members.” The price difference between the member and program member participant fees can be applied toward the purchase of a membership any time during the class session.
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