More than just a gym, a pool, or a place for fitness; YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else! Our network of locations gives our friends and neighbors across the Miami Valley many ways to take charge of their health through our growing programs and services.


  • No contracts!
  • Fully trained and caring staff who are always ready to assist you in achieving your health and fitness goals
  • Unlimited access to all twelve YMCA of Greater Dayton locations including our three 24-hour locations (Huber Heights, Englewood, and Xenia) and all Ohio YMCA’s
  • Access to YMCA360 with hundreds of virtual workouts, nutrition classes, kids programs, and more!
  • Free orientation and use of our Wellness Centers
  • FREE Smart Start Fitness Program powered by ActivTrax
  • State-of-the-art health and wellness equipment
  • Free fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, pilates, water aerobics, TRX, strength training and more
  • Free Child Watch services while you are in the facility with a Family Membership
  • Free Online Personal Training and Meal Planning using Activ Trax
  • Free family fun nights
  • Free open swim and gym time
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Reduced rates on Child Care and Day Camp fees
  • Discounts on programs and first priority registration for swim lessons, sports and more
  • Nationwide access: more than 2,400 Y's across the country will honor your YMCA membership as part of our AWAY program (Always Welcome at the Y)


We offer two simple ways to join the Y:

Online Membership Sign-up and In-person Enrollment at one of our Branches.



Water Areobics


Of course we have state-of-the-art equipment, competition & therapy pools, and programming for every age. But did you know the Y also supports the community through summer food distribution, free summer memberships for 7th & 8th graders, Y on the Fly, scholarship opportunities and much more.

Y on the Fly

The YMCA of Greater Dayton's ‘Y ON THE FLY’ program is a mobile YMCA delivering games, activities and healthy snacks to children in underserved neighborhoods during the summer months. 


Safety Around Water

Every year, we provide a week of free water safety and basic swimming lesson skills to kids in our community with our Safety Around Water Week program.



Thanks to the YMCA’s base of contributed support, scholarships are available.  Subject to available resources, no person will be denied membership or program participation due to their inability to pay fees.



The YMCA of Greater Dayton is a not-for-profit, charitable, health and human services organization committed to helping ALL people grow in spirit, mind and body. We offer affordable monthly membership rates for families, adults, young adults and youth.  To view our membership fees, simply click on the "Become a Member" button at the top of the page and follow the prompts.  

Financial assistance is available to those that qualify. Click here to learn more about how to qualify for a reduced membership rate. So what is holding you back?



Every day, the YMCA of Greater Dayton offers quality, affordable programs and services designed to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds. The Y uses contributed funds to ensure that those unable to pay the stated amount are able to participate.

Those unable to pay the full fee may receive financial assistance based on their demonstrated ability to pay and the Y’s ability to fund the subsidy. 

For financial assistance with your YMCA Membership, please download the Extra Hands form (Manos Extra Forma) and bring it to your local Y branch. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Membership Categories

The YMCA of Greater Dayton has three categories of membership:

Family - A family is defined - solely for the purpose of classifying Y membership - as any two adults living in one household, and any dependent children up to age 18 residing at the same address and dependent children enrolled full-time in college up to age of 24.

Adult - An adult membership is for an individual 28 years or older.

Young Adult - Our young adult membership is available for individuals ages 18-27.

Youth/Teen - A youth membership is available for adolescents ages 6–17.

Membership Handbook

For your convenience, our Member Handbook may be viewed by downloading the file as a PDF file.

Membership Cancellation

To cancel your YMCA membership, simply visit the Member Services desk at your home branch YMCA.  We have a short form for you to complete in order to stop your monthly membership.  Some quick notes on cancellation: 

  • We do require that you provide us with 10 days written notice prior to your next scheduled monthly membership withdrawal. 
  • Any outstanding fees to the YMCA of Greater Dayton must be paid in full prior to or at the time of cancellation. 
  • Membership cancellations are not accepted over the phone or through e-mail. 

Please know if you are not satisfied with your membership or are experiencing financial difficulties, please take a moment to contact the Membership Director at your local Y and let us see how we can help.