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Welcome to the YMCA of Austin. When you join the Y, you become part of a community that transforms lives.
Yes, we have all the state-of-the-art equipment, heated indoor pools, basketball courts, unlimited group exercise and yoga classes, free childcare and no contracts that you find elsewhere in Austin. But what's unique about the Y is that those items are so much more. They are tools for Wellness Coaches to support you in achieving your goals. They are tools for learning safety around water. They are tools for youth development. They are tools for developing leadership skills. They are tools for connection and community. As a part of the Y, you are one of more than 65,000 individuals working with us to strengthen Austin. Your path to your best self is important to us. Join us today. See below for rates, benefits, financial assistance info and more!
At the YMCA of Austin we are:
WELCOMING: We are open to all. We are a place where you can be, belong and become.
GENUINE: We value you and embrace your individuality.
HOPEFUL: We believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.
NURTURING: We support you in your journey to develop your full potential.
DETERMINED: Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.
*while supplies last
As a charitable organization with roots in Austin since 1953, the YMCA of Austin is open to all. We will not turn anyone away for an inability to pay. Annual Campaign contributions enable us to uphold that promise.
- Individual rates are $58/month. An Individual Membership is defined as a membership for one person 27 years of age or older.
- Young Adult Membership is $38/month. This membership is defined as someone 16-26 years of age.
- One-Adult Family Membership is $72/month. This membership includes one adult and all children under 23 years in the same household.
- Couple Membership is $76/month. This membership type includes two adults of the same household.
- Family Membership is $82/month. This membership is defined as two adults and all children under 23 years of age in the same household.
- Joining Fee: One-time join fee is applied to all Memberships. The join fee for Individual, Couple, One-Adult Family and Family Memberships is $48, which is divided into 3 payments of $16 each. The join fee for Young Adult Memberships is $15, which is divided into 3 payments of $5 each.
- Important Note: We also offer reduced Membership for All rates, for qualified applicants, that are based on household income. Please contact the membership staff at your nearest YMCA of Austin branch to discuss details. As a nonprofit organization, we will not turn anyone away due to inability to pay program or membership fees.
- Bastrop YMCA membership rates vary from above. Please contact Bastrop Y directly for more information - 512-321-9622.
- Click HERE to Join Now!
The Y is for all. YMCA of Austin programs and activities are designed to benefit all persons, and fees are based on the cost of providing each program. While participants are expected to pay their fair share, when financial assistance dollars are available the YMCA will assist any individual or family that wants to participate but cannot afford the fee.
We are now offering an Unlimited Member Referral! Which for you means unlimited free membership!
Like peanut butter and jelly, friends and the YMCA go together. And when we get together, we create positive change in each other... and in our community. And now, when you refer a friend to join the Y, we'll waive their joining fee and you'll get a free month of membership after the third month of your friend's active membership.. . What's even better, there is no limit on how many friends you can refer or how many free months you can earn. Just take a friend to your nearest YMCA of Austin branch and you can get started. Refer more than one person and earn multiple months of free membership. No limit! No expiration date!
HOW TO REEDEM REFER-A-FRIEND:
1. Go to your local YMCA of Austin.
2. Tell the Welcome Center the name of the YMCA member who referred you.
3. Sign up for a YMCA of Austin Membership, and gain access to our eight area locations and to a community that supports you and embraces your individuality.
Refer a friend promo is not valid for online joins.
When you join any full-service YMCA of Austin branch, you are a member at all YMCA of Austin branches. Membership includes the following:
- Use of 5 facilities in Austin, 1 in Buda, 1 in Dripping Springs and 1 in Bastrop
- Free Child Watch while you exercise for Family and One-Adult Family members
- Free group classes/aerobics/yoga/pilates/Zumba, etc
- Free FitStart sessions with a Personal Wellness Coach
- Reduced fees on programs -- including Youth Sports and Summer Camp
- Family events
- Professional, nationally-certified fitness staff
- Year-round indoor swimming
- State of the art equipment
- Click here for branch amenity guide
- Use of over 2,500 YMCAs across the U.S. through the AWAY program
- And through our special Triangle Membership, YMCA of Austin members have access to four YMCA of Greater Williamson County branches as well - at no extra cost to you!
- (Note: Triangle membership privileges do not include use of Child Watch or Teen Center.)
Introducing Reciprocal Membership!
Your Y is now every Y across the state of Texas! A membership to the YMCA of Austin opens doors from Houston to Dallas to El Paso and everywhere in between!
We believe healthy employees are happy and productive employees. We offer incentives to companies and organizations that offer memberships to their employees and members. For information, contact the membership director at any branch.
Click HERE for our Corporate Wellness 1-Sheet, with details on what we have to offer employers, employees and other large groups.
Contact Ron Perry for more information.
Child Watch Facilities
All YMCA branches provide child watch care during specified hours. Hours and policies differ at each facility. Contact your local branch for hours.
- Guests are welcome at the YMCA, space permitting.
- Limit: one guest per active member.
- Three visits per guest per calendar year.
- One free visit, $10 a piece for following two visits.
- $25 for family guest pass.
- Guests must be accompanied by a member and have a picture ID.
- Membership cards must be scanned at the welcome center desk to access our facilities. The replacement fee for a lost card is $5.
- Membership in the YMCA of Austin is non-transferable.
- Membership is non-refundable.
- Membership may be frozen for documented medical reasons only. Please contact your branch Membership Director to place a membership on hold.
- If termination notification is submitted in writing within ten (10) days of the initial join date, the YMCA will refund the initial payment minus a $25 administration fee. A joining fee is required to rejoin the YMCA of Austin.
- Notification in writing ten (10) days prior to next billing date is required to terminate a membership. Faxes and e-mails to the Membership Director of your home branch are acceptable forms of termination as well as filling out the termination form at any YMCA of Austin location. You must receive a confirmation e-mail or letter to confirm the termination request was processed.
- Ten (10) days notice require to change a membership. This includes upgrades or downgrades of a membership type and billing changes.
- Parents are responsible for the safety and supervision of their children at all times. Children under the age of 12 years may not be left unattended in the facility. Unsupervised workouts using cardiovascular equipment or free weights is not permitted prior to age 16 years without a waiver signed by the legal guardian and completion of YMCA Branch fitness equipment orientation.
- Should any member debt not be honored by the member's credit card company or bank for any reason, the member is still responsible for that debt plus a service charge applied by the YMCA. This is in addition to any service fee the member's credit card company or bank may charge. The membership is subject to termination if the debt is not paid.
- The YMCA is founded on Christian principles and prohibits inappropriate behavior and conduct.
- Click HERE for our Facility Guidelines
AWAY means Always Welcome At the YMCA.
When you join the YMCA of Austin, you become part of a national movement of 18.1 million members in more than 2,400 YMCAs. Because each YMCA is autonomous, not-for-profit, and not a franchise, local YMCA policies vary on the use of equipment, facilities, services and program by visiting members from out-of-town or from nearby YMCAs. If you plan to visit another YMCA, it is a good idea to call that YMCA about visiting member policies.
To find a YMCA nearest where you are visiting go to the YMCA Locator at www.ymca.net
YMCA Members visiting Austin are allowed 10 FREE visits a year, with $5 a visit after that.
Getting Started - To receive membership benefits from the YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, eligible military families and personnel should follow these steps:
- Contact Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.com or call 800-342-9647 to confirm eligibility and receive an eligibility form.
- Fill out and bring your eligibility form, Military ID and any other documentation (generally your Deployment Orders or Military Service Headquarters approval letter) to any YMCA of Austin branch for verification.
SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for mature adults across the country. One of the largest senior-focused exercise program in the United States, this partnership between HCD and HMOs allows Medicare-eligible members of these health plans to participate in YMCA programs at no additional cost.
Silver & Fit®
Silver & Fit® provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health care plans. Silver & Fit is designed to help seniors achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. Visit SilverandFit.com for more information.