Benefits

A Y membership is a great value. We offer a wide variety of programs and classes (many of them included with your membership) and a caring staff to help members of all ages grow in spirit, mind and body. Plus, when you join the Y, you're joining an organization that is committed to strengthening our community together.


My Y is now Every Y in Iowa!

NEW! Membership Reciprocity

Another  great reason to belong to the YMCA -- Now, "My Y" is EVERY Y IN IOWA!

Visit a YMCA in Iowa and receive all the benefits of membership state-wide, at no cost! From mini to metro, discover all 29 YMCA associations in Iowa (and some in neighboring states too!) 

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 or in another region.  Now YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout the state, at no extra charge.

How It Works

Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at any of the following YMCAs and enjoy free access. Upon your first visit you may need to complete a visiting member waiver or standard membership application form with liability waiver.

There is no limit on the number of visits. YMCA members must use their home branch at least 50% of the time. Member discounts do not apply at visiting YMCAs.

Participating YMCAs reserve the right to restrict facility or program access. Other restrictions may apply. Contact the local Y for their policy.

  • Algona Family YMCA, Algona, IA
  • Black Hawk County YMCA, Waterloo, IA
  • Burlington Area Community YMCA, Burlington, IA
  • Council Bluffs and Mills County Branches, Council Bluffs, IA and Glenwood, IA
  • Family YMCA of Charles City Iowa, Charles City, IA
  • Fort Madison Family YMCA, Fort Madison, IA
  • Hoerner YMCA, Keokuk, IA
  • Le Mars Area Family YMCA, Le Mars, IA
  • Mahaska County YMCA, Oskaloosa, IA
  • Mason City Family YMCA, Mason City, IA
  • Montgomery County Family YMCA, Red Oak, IA
  • Muscatine Community YMCA, Muscatine, IA
  • Nishna Valley Family YMCA, Atlantic, IA
  • Norm Waitt Senior YMCA, Sioux City, IA
  • Rathbun Lake Area YMCA, Centerville, IA
  • Scott County Family YMCA, Davenport, IA
  • Southern Prairie YMCA, Creston, IA
  • YMCA of Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • YMCA of Dubuque Iowa, Dubuque, IA
  • YMCA of Forest City Iowa, Forest City, IA
  • YMCA of Great Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
  • YMCA of Marshalltown Iowa, Marshalltown, IA
  • YMCA of Newton Iowa Inc., Newton, IA
  • YMCA of Northeast Iowa, Inc., Postville, IA
  • YMCA of Ottumwa Iowa, Ottumwa, IA
  • YMCA of Spencer Iowa, Spencer, IA
  • YMCA of the Okobojis, Spirit Lake, IA
  • YMCA of Washington County, Washington, IA

Traveling outside of Iowa?  Ask about the AWAY (Always Welcome at the Y) program!  The AWAY program means you can visit most Ys across the country, at no cost. Some restrictions apply.  Ask the association you are visiting for details on their AWAY program.  


Basic Membership Includes:

• Programs for the whole family, plus special family events

• Membership Reciprocity to all Iowa Ys

• A.W.A.Y. privileges at Ys across the nation (Always Welcome At the Y)

• Many free adult fitness classes

• Priority program registration, including convenient online registration

• Reduced rates on programs, including youth sport, swim lessons and much more

• Access to on-site childcare, Child Watch, while you workout (small fee applies)

Visit us today to find out more about all that the Y has to offer you and your family!