Join the Leaning Tower YMCA



The Y—a cause for strengthening 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:

Try the Y Tuesdays!

Tuesdays are FREE in November.

Exercise your commitment to your health! At the YMCA you'll find everything from intense fitness classes, to community outreach, to passionate people who workout and play with purpose. Find out for yourself. Pick any Tuesday in November to try the Y... for free*!

*Valid at participating YMCA of Metro Chicago Ys. Visit the center website for branch specific guest policies. Each guest is limited to 3 guest pass visits per calendar year and then may purchase a membership. Guests must be 11 years old to be or bring a guest. Guests do not need to be accompanied by a member to visit. All guests must present a valid ID and sign a facility waiver. Facility waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian for ages under 18 years old.


See why so many call the YMCA home. Be our guest, or take a tour today!

free guest pass request tour membership application


Membership benefits include:

  • No contracts, no hidden fees
  • Tons of free fitness classes
  • Free fitness consultations
  • Babysitting services
  • 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
  • Guest passes
  • Financial assistance

Ready to get started?

Start your Y membership in three easy steps:


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.