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How to Join the YMCA

See the full list of membership types and benefits below

A membership at the YMCA not only makes you healthier, it strengthens your community at the same time. At the YMCA, our focus on health and well-being helps our members find balance in their life. That’s why we’re here with you every day to make sure you, your family and community have the resources and support to help you learn, grow and thrive.

  • Adult, Young Adult and Youth Memberships for individuals.

  • Family memberships include two adults residing in the same household with dependent children through the age of 17 and full-time college students ages 18-23.

  • A one parent membership includes one adult and their dependent children.

  • SilverSneakers for active older adults.

  • Regular joining fees for youth and young adult members are $25 and all other membership types pay $99 to join.

  • This one-time fee helps you make a commitment to your health and you will only be asked to pay this fee again if you let your membership lapse more than 30 days.

  • We will need your joining fee, first month’s fee and voided check for monthly bankdraft. Please note we need a two-week written notice to cancel your membership.

  • Sign up for a free personalized goal setting and fitness equipment orientation.

  • Would you like a personal trainer to get you started on the right track?

  • You may register online for any programs and drop in anytime for free fitness classes.

  • Bring your friends to try the YMCA. You may bring guests any time, but may only bring the same guest three times per year. After three visits, it is our hope they will choose to join the YMCA!

  • If you want to join the YMCA but are unable to due to financial limitations, please inquire about our Strong Kids Scholarship Program by emailing our membership department at

Join Online or at Either Branch Location

 Join online by clicking the button below or come in for a tour and join the same day.

Click Here to Join Online
  • Join online by clicking the button above and complete your online application. Once you have completed your application, visit the branch you selected in the application for member verification..


  • Join at one of our branch locations. Kerasotes (west) and Downtown. Visit either YMCA, take a tour and see all we have to offer. Your membership will give you access to programs and facilities at both branches.

  • Youth, adult, and senior programs

  • Value pricing with no hidden fees or fancy sales tactics

  • Membership packages to fit your family’s needs and budget

  • Month-to-month memberships (No long-term contracts)

  • A variety of land and water exercise classes for all fitness levels at no additional charge

  • Free, Safe Child Care for children (8 weeks – 7years) included in family membership

  • Non-intimidating introduction to our fitness equipment and programs

  • Early registration for classes

  • Lower prices on programs

  • Open recreation times in the gym and pools for drop-in fun.

  • Nationwide access to YMCA’s while you travel (Visitor policies vary. Please call ahead.)

  • Two Branches, convenient locations and hours

  • Convenient monthly fee and no contract

  • Nationwide access to YMCA’s when you travel

  • Free Wi-Fi at both locations

  • Priority registration and reduced program fees

  • In-facility and online program registration

  • Free fitness orientations

  • Free land and water group exercise classes

  • Designated lap swimming and family swim times

  • Free Child Care and youth activities, during designated hours

  • Free locker room facilities with rentals available

  • Free coffee until 10:00am, each weekday in our lobbies

 Membership Upgrades

Locker Rentals

$ $10.00 half locker/$20.00 full locker

Monthly, Per Person

Locker Rentals are available in the Downtown Health Centers only.


Guest Passes

$ 0.00

3 Per Person

Members may bring one guest per visit and may only bring the same guest three times a year before we ask the guest to join. A valid photo, state issued I.D. must be provided. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Guest Passes are good any time the club is open.


Family Passes

$ 25.00

Per Household/Per Day

This pass is for families in the same household. An adult must always accompany children while in the building. It is not for anyone who wants to bring in teenagers and or group of friends. Please have photo ID for all adults.

Day Passes

$ 0.00

We are not currently offering day passes at this time.

We are not currently doing day passes at this time.

Our Locations

NEW Downtown Facility
601 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Mon – Thur  5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat  7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Downtown Facility Features

  • 8 pool lanes
  • Recreational pool
  • Gymnastics center
  • Spacious lobby
  • Community center
  • Youth center
  • Youth activity center
  • Youth tutoring area
  • Youth gymnasium (1/2 Court)
  • Child watch
  • Infant toddler room
  • Men & women’s health center
  • Men & women’s locker rooms
  • Private family changing rooms
  • Group exercise studios (3)
  • High performance workout area
  • Wellness floor
  • Cardio equipment
  • Weight equipment
  • Full court basketball gymnasium
  • Indoor track
  • Racquetball courts (2)
  • Dedicated cycling room


Kerasotes Facility
4550 W Iles Ave
Springfield, IL 62711

Mon-Thurs  5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 am-8:00 pm
Sat  7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kerasotes Facility Features

  • 8 Lane Lap Pool
  • Warm water, family fun, zero entry, therapy pool with three lap lanes
  • Health and Wellness Center, with exercise equipment and free weight machines
  • Gymnasium, Basketball Courts, and Scoreboards
  • Child Watch
  • Outdoor playground during Child Watch Hours
  • Aerobics, Yoga, and Multi-Purpose Exercise Studios
  • Family and special needs changing rooms
  • Steam room and sauna in each locker room
  • Free Parking included in your YMCA Membership a this location!
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