At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. From our exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs, to our extensive preschool and school-age programs, to our fun family and community events, the Y offers an array of options focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children, improve your family’s health, or give back to your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact your community.
We're more than a gym—we are a community committed to strengthening bodies, minds and neighborhoods. For over 155 years the Y has been dedicated to building healthy, confident and secure children, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good. Because at the Y your joining more than a gym, you’re joining a community committed to transforming lives—inside and out.
At the Y we provide:
exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs
extensive preschool, school-age and teen programs
fun family and community programs and events
volunteer and mentoring opportunities
and so much more!
Join September 28 through October 11 and save!
Join now thorugh October 11 and pay $0 joiner fee plus save up to 50% off most programs.
See why so many call the YMCA home. Be our guest, or take a tour today!
Membership benefits include:
No contracts, no hidden fees
Tons of free fitness classes
Free fitness consultations
Access to 21 YMCAs in the Chicago Metro area
Programs and camp discounts.
Free Family Fun Nights
Earn a FREE month when a friend joins
Ready to get started?
Start your Y membership in three easy steps:
Stop into your local Y. You'll get a tour of the Y and information about the benefits and classes included in your membership.
Complete a membership application.You can fill out the application after your tour or print itnow and bring it with you to the Y.
Grab your membership card and get started!You'll be issued a Y membership card and you are ready for your first workout!
The YMCA of Metro Chicago Association includes 21 YMCAs in the Chicagoland area. If you are looking for a YMCA that is not in our Association, you can also visit the YMCA of the USA to find a YMCA near you. Please note that membership offers of the YMCA of Metro Chicago are not transferable to YMCAs outside of the YMCA of Metro Chicago Association.