YMCA Membership Information & Benefits | YMCA DC

Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in the YMCA.  In compliance with government mandates, all YMCA of Metropolitan Washington facilities are closed.

At this moment, we plan to reopen YMCA facilities as soon as it is permitted by government officials and it is safe to do so.  Please click here for current updates, answers to FAQs and more.

YMCA members enjoy the use of beautifully renovated facilities, new equipment, and new programs. Members have access to multiple YMCA DC facilities and over 2,700 YMCA locations nationwide!

Visit your local YMCA branch today for pricing information and to learn more about what’s new in your branch and across the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.



  • An opportunity to make a difference. As a Y member, you can be involved as a volunteer and donor to positively impact your community.
  • Support from caring Y staff across the wide array of YMCA programs and services.
  • A FREE new member wellness consultation with nationally-certified wellness staff to develop a plan to achieve goals and lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • A FREE trainer-assisted workout to help each member start his/her healthy living journey with expert advice, workout recommendations, and encouragement.
  • Ongoing support & motivation through monthly member events, fitness assessments, healthy living challenges, and sports events/leagues
  • Access to a wide variety of diverse, dynamic, motivating and inclusive Group Exercise classes (Yoga, Zumba, Kickboxing and so much more… over 85% included with membership).
  • Member savings and early registration opportunities on programs and services
  • Care for member’s children while they work out in Child Watch and Cool Kids Club*.
  • Access to over 2,700 YMCA branches nationwide and across the Metropolitan Washington area^.
  • Guest passes to share with friends^^.
* Parents/guardians can bring their children to Child Watch/Cool Kids Club for up to two hours each day. Contact the branch for additional policies and the schedule of operations.
^ONE-Y membership includes access to all YMCA of Metropolitan Washington locations; terms and restrictions apply. Please talk with your local Y branch for ONE-Y details or review policy in the Membership Handbook. Access to nationwide YMCA locations is contingent upon individual YMCA participation in YMCA nationwide program. For details visit YMCA.net and YMCAdc.org. Branch services and amenities vary by location. Please talk to a YMCA staff member for details.
^^ Guest must be local area residents that are at least 18 years old. Guests are limited to one guest pass redemption every six months. Please refer to the Membership Handbook for the guest pass policy.

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YMCA Facility Percentage to Capacity as of 2pm: YMCA Alexandria - 8% • YMCA Arlington - 0% • YMCA Fairfax County Reston - 16% • YMCA Bethesda Chevy-Chase - 11% • YMCA Silver Spring - 11% • YMCA Anthony Bowen - Awaiting Update