Updates on Nationwide Membership
At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all. As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. We understand that sometimes it is more convenient for members to take advantage of a Y near their workplace or when they are traveling outside the area of their home Y. This way, our members can use the Y as often as they would like, making it easier to achieve their health and wellness goals. With Nationwide Membership, members have the flexibility to use participating Y facilities throughout the United States at no extra charge.
YMCA of the USA unveiled Nationwide Membership in November 2017 and I would like to share some benefits of this national program and some things you will need to know when traveling.
Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues). We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. As a Y staff member, please welcome all guests and make them feel at home when they visit our Y.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Nationwide Membership is valid for active, full facility YMCA members whose home Y participates without restriction or blackout periods.
Nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time.
Program-only participatns (including SilverSneakers®, Silver&Fit® or other like programs) are not eligible for Nationwide Membership.
When visiting a Y, nationwide members will be required to show a valid YMCA membership card and photo ID as well as provide basic membership data such as name and email address.
Ys should allow nationwide members access to services typically offered to full-facility members. Check with the Y for schedule and availability.
Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating.
Visit www.ymca.net for a list of participating YMCAs.