Work on yourself and your community at the Y. Memberships include hundreds of group exercises classes, wellness programs, free drop-in childcare for family memberships, and more.
We offer memberships for youth, families, adults, adult couples, older adults, and older adult couples.
Additionally we have specialty membership categories for young adults, corporations, and fosters families. You can find more information regarding specialty categories and donor supported financial assistance below.
NEW MEMBERS START HERE
Welcome to the YMCA! As a new member, you have joined a supportive family of members, participants, volunteers, and staff working together to improve the quality of life for all. You have made a very important step in strengthening your life, your family’s life, and your community. When you join the Y, you join thousands of your neighbors and friends in the commitment to a healthier, happier and more secure tomorrow for us all. Take a moment to get to know your YMCA and let us know if you have any questions.
When you become a Y member you sign up for much more than a gym membership; because at the Y it's more than a membership, it's a partnership. We become your partner in wellness, committed to helping you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals. Explore some of the ways a Y membership can help you live the healthy, happy and connected life you desire.
ALL FAMILIES BELONG AT THE Y MEMBERSHIP
In partnership with Virginia Fosters, a statewide initiative that empowers leaders across the Commonwealth to be the solution for children, families and workers in Virginia’s child welfare system, the YMCAs in Virginia are excited to provide a benefit to support foster families.
A family who is fostering a child in the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive a 50% discount on a family membership at the YMCA. No joining fees or contracts are required.
Stop by the Downtown YMCA, Jamerson Family YMCA, or the Express YMCA to pick up an application, or email us for additional information.
YOUNG ADULT MEMBERSHIPS
At the YMCA, you're not just a member of a gym, you're part of a community that is here for all! The Y's inclusive memberships are designed to meet your needs. Join the YMCA and start achieving your goals today.
Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home location is the facility that enrolled you as a member and that collects your membership dues).
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Membership at the Y means your employees will get the support they need to achieve their health goals. Benefits Coordinators or designated Human Resources representatives are encouraged to contact the YMCA of Central Virginia to develop a corporate membership program tailored to your business’s needs.
This membership offers access to designated Y programs, special events, and communications. If you're a returning member, volunteer, or spectator who has registered with the YMCA of Central Virginia before, make sure to merge your accounts at any of our locations for a seamless experience. Enjoy the benefits of Community Membership, including exclusive programs and events—all for FREE! Please note that Facility Access is not included with the Community Membership.
OPEN DOOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Everyone belongs at the Y, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to ensuring every community member, has access to our Ys. Our Open Doors Scholarship Program, a donor supported financial assistance program, enables all individuals and families to become active members and participants at a rate that fits their budgets. This program is possible thanks to the many generous donors who support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign —100% of donations made to the Y help support kids, adults and families in our communities.
All ages are welcome at the Y. To ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at the Y, there are guidelines for activities kids and teens can participate in—with or without parents or guardians.
Since the YMCA is a membership organization, we strive to better serve our dues paying members. We do welcome guests and encourage members to bring a guest to visit the Y to see the facility and amenities we offer, but require them to follow policy. Please note our policy on guests at the Y.
As a YMCA member, you can expect the very best from Y staff and volunteers. We are thrilled to help you meet all of your wellness needs. Please take a moment to read the YMCA of Central Virginia Member Handbook which explains many policies and procedures put into place to keep you and your family healthy, happy, and safe.