Membership

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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Enjoy access to 19 branch locations, 1700+ weekly group exercise classes, 24 pools and water parks, and so much more! Enjoy access to 19 branch locations, 1700+ weekly group exercise classes, 24 pools and water parks, and so much more!
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We know that people have to experience the Y to fully understand how it can change their lives. We know that people have to experience the Y to fully understand how it can change their lives.
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Joining the YMCA

The Y is more than a fitness center, a place to swim or a space to meet. We are a supportive community that inspires people of all ages, abilities and incomes to live healthier in mind, body and spirit. At the Y, we don't just provide programs and services, we transform lives. In addition to joining a positive community committed to helping individuals and families reach their full potential, members enjoy:
Unlimited access to all of our branches

Each branch is more than just a building. It’s an inclusive, encouraging hub in the heart of several Charlotte communities. Your membership grants you access to 19 branch locations across four counties in the greater Charlotte area, each with unique features, classes and programs. 

Unlimited to All of our Branches

We’re not just a building — we’re an inclusive, encouraging community. Your membership grants you access to 19 branch locations across four counties in the greater Charlotte area, each with unique features, classes and programs.

Free Group Exercise Classes

Feel the energy in your choice of 1,700 FREE group exercise classes each week. 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!

Discounts and Early Registration Access

Members can 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. We also offer complimentary drop-in childcare across many of our locations to make it easier for parents to get active.

Free Childcare

We offer complimentary childcare across many of our locations to make it easier for parents to get active. More than a babysitting service, Y staff 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

Statewide and National Reciprocity

We want you to reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. That’s why your membership is accepted at 2,500 Ys across the United States and Puerto Rico. Be sure to bring a photo ID and sign a waiver at each new Y. There are a few simple rules to keep in mind:

  • Each month, at least 50 percent of your visits must be made to your home YMCA (the local association that collects your membership dues.) Because of that, your membership must be placed on hold if you are going to be traveling for more than 28 days and visiting other Ys.
  • In addition, college students will need to join a Y where their usage will be 50 percent or greater.

No Joining Fee

We never charge a fee to join because we believe our services (not a contract) will keep you around.

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. To register with My Y Pricing, visit your local YMCA of Greater Charlotte branch location

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