Join the Y

Join the Y

The Y is a cause for strengthening community.  With a focus on nurturing kids and teens, improving people's health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership at the Y will bring about meaningful change in both your life and in your community too.


Members must bring their card to scan in each time they use the YMCA. Non-members and guest must check in at the Service Center.

  • The YMCA property is tobacco free.
  • The YMCA asks that all members and visitors help promote a safe and caring environment; never possess, use, or distribute a weapon.
  • Please bring a lock for your locker. We will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Family Locker Room is for an adult with small children of the opposite gender and people with disabilities only. All others should use the appropriate gender locker room.
  • Please bring a towel from home. The YMCA does not provide towels, unless towel service is purchased in advance.
  • Children ages 7 and younger must be directly supervised by a responsible person (age 14 or older) except when the child is enrolled in & participating in a structured YMCA class.
  • Food and beverages are limited to the lobby. You may bring water in the Fitness Center and the Gym.
  • Please wear appropriate athletic footwear in the Aerobics Studio, Gym, and Fitness Center. Whenever possible carry your athletic shoes into the building.

Membership Information

Membership gives you access to a welcoming facility open seven days a week. It gives you access to the support and guidance from professionally trained staff. It gives you a place to go for quality family time, personal time or interaction with friends and fellow members. We also understand you are a family on the go, as such, we have joined with other YMCA's across the nation to give you access to their facilities at no extra charge to you.  

Free to Members:

  • Full Gymnasium (usually split into 2 gyms)
  • Walking and running track
  • “Kid’s gym” with Sports Wall
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Child Watch Room
  • Men’s, Women’s and Family/Special needs locker rooms
  • Areas largest indoor and outdoor (seasonal) recreational swimming pools
  • 6 lane 25 yard lap pool!!
  • Diving board, water climbing wall and water slides
  • Full service Fitness area (over 5,000 sq. feet)
  • Precor Cardio Machines (most with personal TV’s)
  • Precor selectorized weight machine circuit
  • Full line of free weights
  • Lobby and vending area
  • Most aerobic classes
  • Fitness on Demand aerobic classes

Members also receive reduced rates on all Worthington Area YMCA programs.

Nationwide Reciprocity 

The Y movement is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it's more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace of in another region. 

Now YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities all around the nation, at no extra charge. 


How It Works

The intent of Nationwide Membership is that all Y members who visit facilities other than their "Home Y" will be able to utilize all areas/programs of the visited facility that are available to and included in visited facility's membership.

Nationwide membership is available for active, full facility/full privilege Y members whose Home Y participates in the program. Nationwide membership does not apply to guest visitors, guest visitors are governed by the visited Y's guest policy. 

Y Members under special memberships established by any Y for group homes, or other groups/nonprofit organizations, short-term, or Silver & Fit/Silver Sneakers members are not eligible for Nationwide Membership.

Worthington Area YMCA annual or summer pool pass, or Short Term Members are not included in Nationwide Membership. 

Nationwide Members must present (a) valid Y membership card or (b) photo identification upon each visit to a Y. 

Per our Nationwide Agreement, all members will be subject to a nationwide screening. The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access. 

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