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When you join the Y, you join a movement - a movement focused on improving your health and our community's health.When you join the Y, you join a movement - a movement focused on improving your health and our community's health.
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Joining the YMCA

When you join the Y, you join more than a fitness center, a place to swim or a space to meet. You are part of a supportive community that inspires people of all ages, abilities and incomes to live healthier in mind, body and spirit. 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.

No Joining Fee or long-term contract - We never charge a fee to join because we believe our services (not a contract) will keep you around.  

For more information about currently available programs and services or to prepare for your visit, please see our Reopening Information.

Anywhere, Anytime

Get unlimited access to all branch locations across four counties in the greater Charlotte area, each with unique features, classes and programs.

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.

Want more? Try free virtual classes via Y360 for a variety of lower-intensity classes similar to our Sculpt & Tone and CardioStrength classes and slow flow yoga classes.

Outdoor and Indoor Fitness

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!).

Outdoor and Indoor Group Exercise Classes

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 have you reach your goals and make new friends while having a blast!

Pools and Waterparks

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!

Free Childcare

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. Learn More

Discounts and Early Registration Access

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.

Programs For All Ages

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. 

Statewide and National Reciprocity

Perfect for business or vacation travelers, the new statewide and national reciprocity programs now grant you access to any YMCA facility across both North Carolina and the entire United States. Just present your active membership card at any participating YMCA. Some restrictions apply. See branch for details.

Equal Access for All

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. 

Community Impact

As a nonprofit, the Y fills gaps and supports critical needs in ways that no other organization can, such as supporting youth literacy and development, improving health equity, distributing food to those in need, and more.  Learn more about the Y’s impact in the community.

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