Joining the YMCA
The Y is more than a place to work out. It is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the greater Charlotte community. When you join the Y, you are part of a supportive community that inspires people of all ages, abilities, and incomes to live healthier minds, bodies, and spirits.
The Y is not just about providing programs and services. It is a movement to transform lives and help individuals and families reach their full potential.
Finding your fit for the whole family is easier than ever. When you join the Y, you become part of our supportive community across the greater Charlotte area. As a leading nonprofit, we are committed to helping you succeed and strengthening the greater Charlotte community with impactful programs at every location such as food sharing events for families in need, safe spaces for kids to learn and grow, inclusive activities for youth with diverse abilities, and free drop-in childcare at select locations.
With unlimited branch access, free childcare, 1,700 free group exercise classes, and more, your membership is a long-term engagement that offers you the opportunity to find your community.
Learn about all of the perks of becoming a YMCA of Greater Charlotte member and join today!
Get unlimited access to all branch locations across four counties in the greater Charlotte area, each with unique features, classes and programs. Click to see all of our branches.
Plus, work out wherever and whenever you want with our app. Members can watch on-demand classes, set and track goals, build custom workouts, sync with fitness trackers and more.
Achieve your health and fitness goals with the best facilities, instructors, classes, and equipment! Enjoy outdoor and indoor fitness experiences featuring free weights and state-of-the-art cardio and fitness equipment (no experience necessary!).
Feel the energy with your choice of 1,700 FREE group exercise classes each week taught by professional instructors. From Advanced Step to Zumba, we have classes for all ages and ability levels to help you reach your goals and make new friends while having a blast!
The Y has the most pools and waterparks in the greater Charlotte area! Indoor pools offer water fitness, lap swimming and swim lessons while our outdoor pools and waterparks offer fun in the sun for everyone!
With programs like prenatal yoga, active senior exercise classes and everything in between, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte offers a lifetime of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Click to see all of our programs.
Take advantage of valuable discounts, early registration windows and special access opportunities across all of our programs including athletics, childcare, day camp and overnight camp.
It’s easier for parents to get active at the Y with complimentary childcare at select locations. More than a babysitting service, Y team members provide learning experiences in a safe, fun environment. Our childcare providers are trained to develop your child’s fine and gross motor skills, encourage socialization and teach them how to make healthy choices.
We offer customized income-adjusted membership rates based on the number of people in your household who join the Y. If your annual household income is under $80,000, we offer rate adjustments to make the Y affordable for all who want to become members.
If you are not satisfied with your Y membership in your first 30 days with us, we refund 100% of the amount paid at joining.
In our family branches, we allow 10 year olds in designated facility areas without a parent. We have four adult branches - Sara's, Childress Klein, Dowd and Harris Express - which welcome members and guests ages 16 and up.
When you join the Y, you pay for your membership with a monthly bank, credit or debit card draft. We charge your account on the 1st or 15th of each month—you choose. For more information on additional payment options, please speak with one of our membership staff.
Invite your friends and neighbors to experience the Y community firsthand. Fill out the Referral Form, and we will send your friends a FREE one day experience pass. And for each one of those friends who decides to join the Y, you earn a FREE month of membership!
The Y proudly offers discounted memberships to eligible military families and personnel to provide extra support during a time when loved ones are away from home. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.
As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, we work side-by-side with corporate partners like you to improve quality of life for local employees and their families by creating opportunities to get healthy, give back and nurture a positive work environment.
As a nonprofit, the Y fills gaps and supports critical needs in ways that no other organization can. Learn more about the Y’s impact in the community and how you can get involved.