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.
?One or two individuals in a relationship residing in the same household with or without children less than 18 years of age, unless a child is less than 23 years of age and enrolled as a full-time student.
+ $85 one-time joiner fee
?Two individuals in a relationship with dependent children less than 19 years of age, unless child is less than 23 years of age and enrolled as a full-time student, and/or dependent adults all residing in the same household. This is to include elderly parents living with their children, live-in nannies or au pairs and dependent adult children with a disability.
+ $105 one-time joiner fee
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The Y welcomes everyone and offers financial assistance to qualifying applicants. Visit or contact SAGE YMCA membership desk to discuss this option and enroll in person.
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Exercise your commitment to your health and have fun at the same time. At the Y, you'll find everything from energizing group exercise classes, to volunteer leadership opportunities, to passionate like-minded neighbors who enjoy making their community a better place especially for raising children. See for yourself.
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.