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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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When you join the Y, you become part of a community that transforms lives.

As a member of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, you have full use of our 19 locations in Mecklenburg, Union, Lincoln and Iredell Counties. This also includes access to all of our outdoor pools and waterparks in addition to the lakefront at the Lake Norman YMCA.


State of the art fitness centers
Includes exercise machines, stretching areas, free weights and a weight room.

Pools, gyms and running tracks
A safe environment for swimming, fitness and running for all ages and abilities.

Free group and water exercise classes
With over hundreds of classes to choose from, you'll find something that's right for you.

Free child care while you work out
More than a babysitting service, our staff provides learning experiences in a safe, fun environment.

Discounts on swim lessons, camps, youth programs and more
Camps at the Y share one thing: they're about discovery.

Access to more than 2400 Y locations across the country
Including access to Y facilities throughout North Carolina, Virginia and the the Upper Palmetto YMCA in South Carolina.

No joining fee. No contracts 
We believe our services, and not a contract, will keep you around.

We want you to reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. That’s why your membership is accepted at over 2,500 Y’s 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:

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 Y’s. In addition, college students will need to join a Y where their usage will be 50 percent or greater.

Does your health insurance coverage offer a fitness reimbursement or rewards program when you join the Y and actively participate? Visit your health insurance company website or company human resources to see if you qualify.
  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • BCBS of Minnesota
The program is only available to an insured individual and their family on an eligible plan. 

Once approved, connect with your local YMCA branch. The YMCA provides monthly usage reports on behalf of the employee / member to the insurance company. Your insurance company manages the reimbursement or rewards, not the YMCA.