Memberships at the YMCA

We're more than just our fitness centers, pools and programs.

The Y is a place where you can find your before-work hustle, a place of community, and a corner to call your own.




✔︎ Access to any Gateway Region YMCA location

Visit any of our 24 locations across St. Louis and the Metro East. What's better? You also get nationwide YMCA access!


✔︎ Group fitness & water fitness classes

Increase your heart rate with motivating music and instructors. From Yoga to Water Aerobics, there's a group fitness class for everyone.


✔︎ Certified personal trainers & nutrition coaches

Train 1-on-1 or with a small group. New clients get exclusive personal training introductory specials!


✔︎ Mobile app & on-demand classes

Find pre-made workouts, log your meals, and try a LesMills On-Demand class on the go.

✔︎ Complimentary fitness orientation

It can be tough getting started. Don't sweat it! Our fitness staff are here to help.


✔︎ Child watch while you workout

Household memberships can drop the kids off in our safe and fun child watch spaces.


✔︎ Discounts on youth programs

Choose from tons of programs like basketball, swim lessons, summer camp and more.


✔︎ Invite guests

Extend guest passes to family and friends. Because we all know having a workout buddy is more fun!

five star review

Diane, Mid-County YMCA

“My son just learned to swim (thanks to Y swim lessons) and every evening he asks to go to the pool. In the cold months, a Y membership keeps our family active!"
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Ann, Wildwood YMCA

“I really enjoy the classes. The instructors are first class and with the assortment of classes, I can address all of my fitness needs."
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Rachyl, Downtown Belleville YMCA

“The child care here is amazing. They are so patient and kind with my teething baby and really make me feel like getting time to myself is important."
Membership Options

Browse no-commitment membership options by clicking on your region below.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How can the Y help me improve my health?
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment: From basketball and pickleball courts to indoor walk-run tracks to treadmills and free weights, our equipment and amenities remain second-to-none. You can easily design the workout you want when you become a member of the Y.
  • Free exercise classes: Are you interested in LesMills BodyPump™, Zumba™, Yoga, or another type of group workout? Each week, our class schedule includes a thoughtful mix of programs featuring strength straining, mind-body-spirit exercises, water exercises, and cardio. Try something new to get your heart pumping or tone those muscles. Find a workout class that's right for you!
  • Healthy Living at the Y: The Y is committed to ensuring healthy living across the region through our evidence-based programs that support those who’ve been diagnosed with or are at risk of developing chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's, and high blood pressure.
  • Personal Training: Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply find the best fitness style for you, the Y’s certified personal trainers can help you achieve your goals safely, efficiently, and with the support you need. Navigate to our Personal Training page to learn more!
Do I have to sign a contract?

No. We know that you will find great value in your Y membership, however, should you decide to cancel for any reason, you must submit your cancellation request in writing on or before the 20th of the month prior to your next draft date.

Does the YMCA offer financial assistance?

The Y offers need-based assistance to help individuals and families access the programs that are important to them. Financial assistance is made possible by generous donors and partners who are committed to providing resources that increase access so more people can come together for the common good.

For more information on financial assistance, please click below or contact the membership director at your local branch.


What are the age requirements?

• Children ages 9-12 years of age are welcome to participate in non-weight bearing group exercise classes with a parent/guardian. See your local branch for a list of specified classes.

• Ages 7 years and under must have an adult (age 18 and up) in the water within arm’s reach.

• Ages 8-12 years must have an adult in the building. For the safety of your child, a swim test is required to swim without adult supervision.

• Ages 13 years and up may swim independently

Are you bringing a guest under the age of 18 with you to the Y, who is not a Y member? Their parent or guardian will need to print and complete the Youth Guest Waiver before your visit.

Youth Guest Waiver

How do I pay for my YMCA membership?

You may choose to pay your monthly membership fees through our easy monthly payment service. Your fees will be drafted from your checking account, savings account, or credit card on a continuous monthly basis. You may also choose to pay a year’s fee at once using a credit card, cash or check. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  The Y reserves the right to cancel a membership at any time.

Your membership will be drafted from your bank account or credit card on the 1st or 15th of the month.  Annual options are available.  See your branch for details.  It is important for you to check your statements regularly.  If you notice a discrepancy in your bank draft, please notify us promptly.  Refunds are not issued for discrepancies longer than 90 days.

Can guests without a YMCA membership visit the YMCA?

Guests may visit the Y for free two times per year. After a guests' two free visits, they may accompany a Y Member an additional three times per year for a fee. Guest fees allow the guest to participate as a member for the day. Guests are welcome to use Child Watch as well as take Group Exercise (land and water) classes.


Guest Fees:

  • $10 for youth 12 and under
  • $15 per adult (must bring a valid photo I.D.)
  • $25 forhousehold (all adults must bring a valid photo I.D.)

Are you bringing a guest under the age of 18 with you to the Y, who is not a Y member? Their parent or guardian will need to print and complete the Youth Guest Waiver before your visit.

Youth Guest Waiver