a better you makes a better us.

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. With the Y, you're not just a member of the facility; you're part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership gives you and your community the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable children & teens to realize their potential, offer ways for families to have fun together, and empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body.

Y membership is month to month. We do not have lengthy contracts. We want you to be happy here! 

Stop in for a free tour of any of our three YMCA family branches and experience the Y difference. At the Y, your membership means more.







Membership Benefits

We have conveniently located, full facilities, plus reciprocity throughout Wisconsin. We offer 100s of quality core programs that are free with memberships. At our Y's you'll find membership has many benefits:

  • No long-term contracts, membership is month to month.
  • After a year, you will receive the Member Loyalty rate which will save you up to $120 a year!
  • Most group exercise classes are free; including cycling, yoga & pilates.
  • Great variety of state of the art equipment, including new treadmills and cycling bikes for our cycling classes.
  • Drop-in child care in our Kids Zone
  • Access to three YMCA's in Dane County, and YMCA's across the state and country as an AWAY member.
  • Access to three indoor pools with certified lifeguards and expanded family time featuring water obstacles play time, outdoor seasonal Jacksplash pad at Lussier Family East YMCA.
  • Multiple gyms to stay active!
  • Free wellness consultation and xID tracking system.
  • 6 free guest passes per year so you can bring a friend! (The YMCA reserves the right to suspend guest passes at any time to ensure quality service and safety for members. Only members 18+ can bring in guests.)
  • Financial Assistance for those who are eligible

  • The single most important benefit: Participating in regular health and wellness programs provides a wealth of positive results more energy, less stress, fewer illnesses, healthy weight, and quality time with friends and family.

Still not convinced? Joining the Y can have a big impact on your life. Read some personal YMCA of Dane County Y Stories to get a better idea of how a Y Membership can benefit your life.​





Inclusion Statement
The YMCA of Dane County believes that all people have the right to take an active role in the Y community through participation and/or contribution. We will try to accomplish this by developing universally designed activities and opportunities. We believe people with varying abilities share a common healthy spirit. We are confident that our Y can strengthen the foundations of community through a commitment to both the value and practice of diversity. We recognize that inclusion is a process that will grow, develop and become more effective through the efforts of staff, volunteers, membership and the greater community.