Community members can connect and save money with the YMCA of Metro Chicago member referral program

January 01, 2018

Chicago, IL - We all know that exercise is good for us. We also know that it’s not always easy to stay motivated or to find the right place for our transformation journey. Ring in the new year right with the YMCA while saving money and sharing the Y experience with friends. Now, members can save 20% off the monthly member rate by referring up to 10 of their friends, family and coworkers through the YMCA’s new Member Referral program, announced in December.

Research from the University of Aberdeen and Kansas State University show that when we exercise with a partner or friend, we’re more likely to see results because of the added competition and encouragement.

Encouragement from the YMCA of Metro Chicago community was crucial in one member's recovery from a stroke.To pay it forward, Carlos encourages others, including another Y member who is also recovering from a stroke. “I keep pushing him and making him laugh,” he says. “I tell him not to give up, to come every day.”

Members also receive deep discounts on many Y programs, such as family and youth offerings, which provide opportunities for new friendships and a renewed sense of well-being, while being part of a welcoming and active community. Visit our website to join or to find a location near you.

Anyone interested in the member referral program, and needs to find a connection is encouraged to use the hashtag #ShareTheY on social media to connect with each other.