Membership Benefits


Benefits of a Buehler Y Membership!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago anchors every neighborhood, from the heart of the central city to the farthest reaches of the suburbs. As a result, families come closer together, children learn and grow, young people lead, individuals become self-sufficient, and all people are healthier in spirit, mind and body.

Individual Benefits

Build self-esteem, improve health and wellness, learn leadership skills, make new friends and have a new social outlet through programs and facilities.

Family and Community Benefits

Participation in a fun family atmosphere, which helps to strengthen bonds, promote healthy lifestyles and build community connections. It also offers an opportunity for volunteerism and creates partnerships. The Buehler YMCA will work hand in hand with our association as we align with the Y's priorities of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Economic Benefits

The Buehler YMCA provides employment and leadership opportunities for youth to develop, supports individuals and families who have limited resources and creates a community of pride. During peak season, we employ more than 300 individuals.

Privileges and Features

No Contracts
At the Y, you can enjoy no long-term contracts – which makes joining low pressure and high pleasure.

Tons of Classes       
The Y offers a wide variety of core fitness and wellness classes included in the price of your membership!

Family Night Fun   
Goof around in the pool, play basketball and socialize with other families at our theme-nights – all included in the price of your membership.

Work out, swim, take a yoga class – knowing that your kids are safe and sound in our babysitting area at no charge for Family Members.

Guest Passes
Try the Y Today! The YMCA of Metro Chicago provides guests the opportunity to try the Y! Guests may visit your Center Website for branch specific guest policies. Each guest is limited to three visits per calendar year and then may purchase a membership. Guests must be 11 years old or older to be or bring a guest. All guests must present a valid ID and sign a facility waiver. Facility waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian for ages under 18 years old.

Age Guidelines
Youth age 7 and under must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian whenever they are in a YMCA facility (except when participating in a structured program/activity with Y staff).

Youth ages 8-10 may be unaccompanied by parent/guardian in specifically designated areas of the facility that are monitored by Y staff (call or stop by your center's member services desk for a list of designated areas). However, the parent/guardian must be physically present somewhere in the facility. Alternatively, parents/guardians may designate an individual caregiver (in writing) aged 11 or older to be physically present in the facility in place of the parents/guardians. The designated caregiver must have a valid membership. However, youth ages 8-10 don't need a parent/guardian or designated caregiver to be physically present in the facility if they're involved in a structured activity that is supervised by Y staff. To be in one of our pools, youth must pass a deep water swim test.

Youth ages 11–17 may be in the facility without a parent/guardian. Parents/guardians do not have to be physically present elsewhere in the facility.

Youth age 12 and under may only use fitness center and equipment when engaged in a YMCA program. Youth 8-12 years old may attend select group fitness classes with a parent or guardian actively supervising.

Youth 13-15 years old may use the facility on their own after completing a Fitness Orientation. Certain equipment may be excluded. Youth 13-15 years old may attend group fitness classes, unless the class is specifically noted for 16+ years of age.

Youth 16 + may use the fitness center, equipment and group exercise classes.