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 Why the Y?

 
Y Approach - Total Health and Well-being
Want to become healthier but don't know where to start?
Eager to try something new but not sure what that is?
Looking for a family activity that everyone can enjoy?
Drop by your local Y and talk to our expert staff or get a guest pass to try a class for free. With 13 locations in the Seattle area, the Y is a great place to become part of a community committed to helping you learn new things, explore new activities and make friends at any stage in your life.
 
Everyone is Welcome
The Y is a membership organization open to all people. We welcome women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, abilities and financial circumstances. Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities they serve.
 
Financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available for those in need.
 
Membership Benefits
Reap the benefits of increased health and vitality by participating in regular health and wellness programs. With the Y you can increase energy, decrease stress, prevent illness, maintain a healthy weight, find personal balance and enjoy quality time with your family and friends. We combine spirit, mind and body in an integrated approach to well-being that goes beyond just fitness. We believe small changes in a person's lifestyle can produce great results. We'll work with you to establish personal goals - creating healthier habits, one small step at a time.
Included in Your Membership:
  • Full membership privileges at 13 Y facilities in Greater Seattle
  • Programs for the whole family
  • Dozens of Group Exercise classes for all fitness levels
  • Free New Member Fitness Orientation
  • Free Child Watch while you work out for Family Membership Types
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Equipment
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pools
  • Discounted rates and advanced registration for programs like Swimming Lessons and Child Care
  • AWAY Network - no matter where you travel in the US, your Y membership privileges go with you
The Greatest Benefit
With the Y, you're not just a member of a 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 will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community.
 

 Beginner Programs

 
Great Starting Points for Beginners
Want to take it a little easy as you get your feet wet? We've developed a number of fun beginner programs with you in mind including our 101 Classes. Express Classes are designed for beginners as well but are 30 minute abbreviated versions for those a little short on time. If you would like to know more about these programs and which ones are best suited to your needs and interests, see the health and wellness director at your local Y. Then join the fun with others just like you! Not all of these classes are available at all Y locations so check your local Y program listings.
 
Most of these programs are free with your Y membership!
 
Getting Started Series
Are you new to the YMCA? Join the Getting Started Series to learn about various Y programs, meet our expert staff, and make connections with other members. Consisting of a monthly orientation class and a rotating schedule of health seminars, the Getting Started Series will give you the tools you need to meet your health and wellness goals while becoming part of the Y community.
 
101 & Express Group Cycling
Ready to go for a little ride? Don't worry, we'll start out slow and ease into the fun. For those who've never participated in a cycling class, hills and flat terrain are simulated by using various resistance levels on a stationary bike. You control the bike tension to make this workout as challenging or as easy as you like as your instructor guides you on your tour.
 
101 & Express Pilates
Based on Joseph Pilates mat technique, this beginner class is designed to increase core strength and flexibility plus align the mind and body. You'll be guided through a series of movements that are coordinated with breathing and performed from a sitting, reclining or standing position. Your class may include equipment such as stability balls, resistant bands, and weights. A great way to get started!
 
101 & Express Step
Take your initial step in stride with low-impact movements performed on and off an adjustable step. Slowly increase in speed and number of steps as you groove to the choreography developed by your instructor.
 
Express 101 BOSU Total Conditioning
Have you seen someone balancing on a device that looks like half of a ball that's been cut in half? Get an introduction to the BOSU Balance Trainer. Learn the elements of safe and effective use of the versatile BOSU Balance Trainer as well as increase your balance and body awareness.
 
101 Tai Chi
Introduce yourself to martial arts through this beginner class that uses slow movements to promote health, circulation and relaxation. You'll concentrate on breathing, core muscle strength, and the harmony of your mind, body and spirit. This class is suitable for all levels.
 
101 Qigong
Experience meditation with gentle movements to cultivate the body's vital energy and stimulate self-healing, spiritual growth and prevent illness.
 
101 & Express Yoga
Enjoy an introduction to this ancient practice that uses a combination of relaxation, breathing techniques and exercise to combat stress, help circulation and movement of the joints. It can be practiced by anyone to achieve greater health.
 
Meditation
Learn to relieve stress and cultivate mindful awareness. Gain balance and perspective by quieting the busy mind. All are welcome.
 
Low Impact
Learn simple floor movements that will help you improve your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. These routines are great for any age.
 
Pilates Reformer
This workout is so unique that it cannot be simulated by any other piece of equipment in the gym. Training on the Reformer can completely change the shape of your body because you will be working every muscle group while maintaining core control. Gain strength without adding bulk and end up more flexible with beautiful posture. Class is taught in a small class setting of 4 students to 1 instructor to ensure personal attention.
 
Total Conditioning
Learn to incorporate elements of step, sports agility training, strength, core and mind body awareness using a variety of equipment. This class is formatted with easy to follow progressions.
 
Walking Group
Enjoy a fun, social way to stay fit and get a great cardiovascular workout. Appropriate for all levels of walking fitness, this class will teach proper walk posture, technique, and the basic fitness know-hows. Walks take place outside, so be sure to dress for our beloved Northwest weather!
 
Shallow Water Aerobics
Want to get your feet wet? Join us for walking, running, jumping and a variety of aerobic movements that you'll perform in the shallow end of the pool. Increase your heart rate and get a cardiovascular and strength training workout with very little impact. Great for all ages and abilities!
 
Functional Strength
Try this full body strength workout, focused on body alignment, awareness, and integrated strength to help you more easily accomplish day-to-day activities with more flexibility and strength. The disciplines of yoga, Pilates and traditional strength and core may be incorporated into this class, which uses a variety of resistance tools to help you become a stronger, more functional you.

 

Healthy Lifestyles
Most of us, at some time or another, have tried to make a major life change. Healthy Habits is a scientifically proven six-step method for behavioral change, developed in collaboration with Stanford Research Center, that uses group dynamics and one-on-one coaching to help you achieve your personal goals. Want to increase energy and become more active; reduce anxiety and stress; lose weight; change your eating habits or find more balance in your life? Tap the power of your Healthy Lifestyle group for accountability and the support you need to make lasting changes.

 

 Facilities

 
Other Y Locations
Auburn Valley YMCA
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1620 Perimeter Rd SW, Auburn, Washington 98001 - 253.833.2770
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Massage
Personal Training
Swimming Pool
Whirpool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Child Watch is a benefit of Family Membership type, while you work out.
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Bellevue Family YMCA
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14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, Washington 98007 - 425.746.9900
Adventure Guides
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Indoor Running Track
Massage
Personal Training
Sauna
Swimming Pool
Whirpool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Benefit of Family Membership type, while you work out.
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Coal Creek Family YMCA
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13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle, Washington 98059 - 425.282.1500
Adventure Guides
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Massage
Personal Training
Swimming Pool
Whirpool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Child Watch is a benefit of Family Membership type, while you work out.
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Dale Turner Family YMCA
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19290 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133 - 206.363.0446
Adventure Guides
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Personal Training
Swimming Pool
Whirpool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Child Watch is a benefit of Family Membership type, while you work out.
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Downtown Seattle YMCA
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909 Fourth Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104 - 206.382.5010
Adventure Guides
Cardiovascular
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Massage
Personal Training
Racquetball/Handball/Squash
Sauna
Swimming Pool
Whirpool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
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Matt Griffin YMCA
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3595 S. 188th St , Seatac, Washington 98188 - 206.244.5880
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Personal Training
Swimming Pool
Whirpool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Child Watch is a benefit of Family Membership type, while working out.
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Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
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1700 23rd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122 - 206.322.6969
Adventure Guides
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Personal Training
Sauna
Swimming Pool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Child Watch a benefit of Family Membership type, while working out.
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Northshore YMCA
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11811 NE 195th Street, Bothell, Washington 98011 - 425.485.9797
Adventure Guides
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Massage
Personal Training
Racquetball/Handball/Squash
Swimming Pool
Whirpool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Child Watch is a benefit of Family Membership, while working out
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Sammamish Family YMCA
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4221 228th Ave SE Ste. C, Issaquah, Washington 98029 - 425.391.4840
Adventure Guides
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Personal Training
Swimming Pool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
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Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
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35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 - 425.256.3115
Adventure Guides
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Personal Training
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Child Watch is a benefit of Family Membership type, while you work out.
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University Family YMCA
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5003 12th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98105 - 206.524.1400
Adventure Guides
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Massage
Personal Training
Sauna
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Benefit of Family Membership type, while you work out.
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West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA
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4515 36th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98126 - 206.935.6000
Adventure Guides
Before and After School Care
Cardiovascular
Child Watch
Circuit Strength
Free Weights
Group Exercise
Gym
Indoor Running Track
Personal Training
Racquetball/Handball/Squash
Sauna
Swimming Pool
Whirpool
Yoga/Pilates
Zumba
*Benefit of Family Membership type, while you work out.
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 Rates & How to Join

 
Important StatusYMCA of Greater Seattle Membership
The YMCA of Greater Seattle membership allows unlimited use of 13 different membership facilities, including most health and wellness programs. Specialty classes and programs with fees are offered at a lower rate to members. You can visit as often as you like, take classes, use the facilities and equipment, and pay one low monthly fee.
 
Rates
Membership Type
Joining Fee
Monthly Bank Draft/ Credit Card Charge
Adult (30 - 64)
$100
$70
Family 2 (2 adults w/ dependent children)
$125
$120
Family 1 (1 adult w/ dependent children)
$100
$100
Couple
$125
$112
Senior (65+)
$75
$60
Youth (0 - 13)
$25
$38
Teen/Young Adult (14 - 29)
$50
$48
 
Membership includes a one-time joining fee and monthly dues.
 
Who can participate at the YMCA?
Everyone is welcome - the YMCA of Greater Seattle is a membership organization open to all people: women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, abilities and financial circumstances. Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities they serve. Financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available for those in need.
 
What makes the Y unique?
The Y is a values-based, character-building, nonprofit membership organization that plays a vital role in contributing to the community. Our values of respect, responsibility, honesty, caring, faith and fun are in everything we do. We plan our high-quality programs around essential elements to help kids grow up caring and responsible. Our staff is caring, competent and experienced. Our training includes safety, management modules, CPR, First Aid and more.
 
At the Y, young people can develop new skills, increase self-esteem, and make new friends while having fun in safe, nurturing environments. Families can build stronger bonds by engaging in activities together. Seniors can socialize and improve their health, while adults can find release from their busy lives. People of all ages and abilities can build a healthier spirit, mind and body while becoming more engaged in their communities.
 
How can I join the Y?
You can join online or at any YMCA of Greater Seattle
location. There are a variety of membership options you can choose from. If you would like to become a member of your neighborhood Y, you can also complete our Membership Application in advance and bring it with you when you visit. Please also bring a photo ID. We'll talk with you about membership types that will best fit your needs as well as your health and wellness goals. You can make your initial payment, we'll issue you a membership card and you can start using the facility and joining programs that day!
 
How does payment work?
Membership includes a one-time joining fee and monthly dues. Your first month's dues will be pro-rated at the time that you join. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank or credit card draft that we set up. You can also pay for your membership on an annual basis.
 
What is the difference between a Facility Membership and a Program Membership?
With a Facility Membership, you have full access to the Y facility that you join. This includes fitness centers, group exercise classes, lap and recreational swimming, and some branches offer Kids Corner/Adventure Zone. You also receive a free total health orientation and priority registration for programs. As a facility member, you can participate in most programs at no additional cost. To participate in programs with fees, facility members can take advantage of reduced fees.
 
A Program Membership is for those who want to enroll in a particular class or program, such as swim lessons, youth sports, or child care, and do not wish to have full access to the Y facility. General usage of the Y facility is not included. An annual fee is required for a Program Membership. Additional fees apply per class or program.
 
Does the Y offer financial assistance for membership and programs?
YMCA membership and programs are open to everyone. Financial assistance is made available to those who cannot afford the services the YMCA provides. All YMCA members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they are receiving financial assistance and your application is processed confidentially. Please speak to a Membership Representative at your local Y for more information or visit our Financial Assistance page.
 
Can I access all YMCA of Greater Seattle locations when I join one?
Yes, your membership privileges will extend to all 13 YMCA of Greater Seattle locations. Your membership card also may be honored at more than 2,500 Ys across the country if they participate in the AWAY (Always Welcome at the YMCA) program. Some restrictions apply. Please check the Y you are planning to visit in advance.
 
What is included with membership?
As a Facility Member, you can use all the facilities and participate in many of the programs offered - as often as you want! There may, however, be additional fees for instructional programs, such as swimming lessons martial arts or cooking classes. Please see your Y's programs page for more information.
 
Once I become a member, is online registration available for programs and classes?
Yes. Most programs are available for online registration. Some programs may require additional paperwork that is not available online such as summer day camp. Financial assistance is not available or applied online. If you would like to inquire about financial assistance for programs, please contact member services. Register for a Facility or Program Membership in person at your nearest Y. Once you are a member, there are several ways to register for programs and classes. For personal assistance, call or visit your Y. You can register for select programs and classes online.
 
What is the Y Membership Satisfaction Guarantee?
Should you decide to stop your membership within the first 30 days, you may request and will receive a full refund of the joining fee and your monthly dues.
 
Do you offer child care while I exercise?
Absolutely! Kids Corner/Adventure Zone is a benefit of Family memberships.
Many of our Ys offer Kids Corner/Adventure Zone, a caring and fun environment where your young children can play and make friends while you work out. No advance reservation is necessary!
 
Can I bring a guest with me?
You can bring as many guests as you wish, one free visit per guest! Please let your guest know they need to bring photo identification such as a driver's license and sign a liability waiver. If your guest is under 18, a parent or legal guardian will need to sign the liability waiver.
 
Can I visit the Y for just the day?
Yes, you can buy a day pass.
 
How do I cancel my membership?
At the YMCA, there are no contracts for the length of your membership. If you need to cancel your YMCA membership, written notice is required to cancel or place a membership on hold.
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