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NEW - Young Adult Membership
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donor Supported Financial Assistance
Everyone belongs at the Y, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to ensuring every community member, has access to our Ys. Our 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. Stop by any of our three convenient locations to pick up a financial aid application.
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).
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.
Corporate Membership Discounts
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.
A Letter to Our Members
February 1, 2020
Dear Valued YMCA Member, Happy New Yearl The YMCA of Central Virginia is looking forward to a fantastic new decade with our loyal members and dedicated community. What a wonderful year of positive change we had together in 2019!Below is an exciting glance back to 2019:
- Expansion of the Express YMCA, with two new group fitness studios, a mind and body studio, and a premier training studio for our innovative new program Regymen.
- Upgraded the aquatics centers at Downtown and Jamerson, with new air handler systems to ensure excellent air quality
- New HVAC system for the group fitness studio
- New CTS Functional Studio at the Jamerson
- New Strength Training Equipment for Jamerson and Downtown coming in April 2020
The YMCA will always stand for healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility for all. We are so much more than a "gym". So that we may stay strong and viable in our community, the YMCA is implementing a $1 5 annual membership fee each May via an automatic draft. This will help to ensure the health of our facilities, in turn helping us to keep our membership rates low while providing you with excellent amenities, programs and services. We are proud to announce that our membership dues have not increased during the past 4 years.
In addition to being a membership-based health and wellness facility, the Y is a strong non-profit organization that uses donor support to help ensure our community outreach is strong and healthy. With the generous help of donations and supporting organizations, the Y was able to expand the following outreach efforts in 2019. Community helping Community!
- Our Power Scholars Program, which is closing the achievement gap and ensuring children are safe and healthy over the summer, was able to serve 400 kids, an increase of over 1,955% over a six-year period.
- Our aquatics staff is saving lives "one stroke at a time" by teaching drowning prevention and life-saving swimming skills to over 800 kids right here in our community.
- LIVESTRONG@ at the YMCA has seen over 60 cancer survivors become stronger, healthier, and more connected post cancer diagnosis.
Thank you for your continued support of the YMCA of Central VA and our mission to provide health and wellness to our community.
In Health and Outreach,
CEO, YMCA of Central Virginia
YMCA of Central Virginia