No Joining Fee! Find Your Family Fun & Fitness at the YMCA

Check out these kid and teen centered member benefits.

October 2, 2022

JOIN THE Y in January and save $50 Joining Fee

At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with new people, develop new skills and explore new interests, you might just discover a new passion, too! Your Y membership includes free Group Exercise classes, access to YMCA360, program discounts, free Stay and Play childcare, and more!

Join by January 2023 and save up to $50 in the Joining Fee.  Visit any branch or join online.


If you need some help finding your Y, check out these family focused benefits: 

Stay & Play

Your children ages 6 weeks to 10 years will be entertained in a fun, caring environment in Stay & Play, filled with developmentally appropriate toys and activities so that you can enjoy time at the Y. Trained and certified YMCA staff will supervise your child for up to two hours per day while you are at the Y.  

Seasonal Programs

Members enjoy discounts on seasonal programming such as YouthSports, Dance, Swim Lessons, Parent Night Outs and more.  

Workout with your Tweens 

Youth Cardio Orientations (Ages 9-11)

Your child ages 9 to 11 can use our cardio equipment, with Mom or Dad by their side! Learn how to use treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, and more! Sign up for an appointment with a Wellness Coach so they can safely learn their way around our cardio equipment. Parent/Guardian must be present during Youth Cardio sessions and during workouts.

Programs for Teens

Teen Strength Orientation (Ages 12-13)

Get your child ages 12-13 familiar with how to safely use our strength equipment for a lifetime of fitness. Learn how to use plate and pin-loaded machines, cables, and free weights with the assistance of our Wellness Staff. Required before using strength equipment.

RISE 540

Each month, teens ages 12-15 are invited to join us at the Kirk Family YMCA for RISE 540! 

 RISE 540 is an awesome, FREE opportunity for your teens to meet new friends, stay active and explore new activities in a safe, structured environment. Teens will be involved in sports, activities, projects, exercise, and more! Dinner will be provided. Parents and guardians must register children and fill out a waiver.

Y Pass for Salem Middle Schoolers

Middle school students think Y Pass is fun, and parents know the Y offers a safe and nurturing place to socialize, get homework help and participate in group activities. Students can be active, socialize with peers, and get the mentoring that helps them grow into responsible teens and adults. Activities include field trips, tournaments, wellness center activities, cook projects, and more! The YMCA provides bus transportation from Andrew Lewis Middle School directly to the YMCA. The Y Pass program runs from school dismissal until 6:00 pm August 29th-June 8th. Early dismissal days are also included. Y Pass is not offered on non-school days.  Members pay $30 monthly to participate in Y Pass.

Additonal Member Benefits Include:

NO ANNUAL CONTRACTS: We believe our services, and not a contract, will keep you around. You can cancel your membership at any time with 30 days' notice.

FREE GROUP EXERCISE: The YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge offers hundreds of classes to choose from for participants of all levels.

QUALITY CHILD CARE: Work out comfortably, knowing your children are safe and having fun with our trained and qualified Play & Stay staff members. Stay & Play is included with a household membership and with an individual membership for children ages 3 and under. Stay & Play is for children ages 6 weeks - 10 years.

MULTI-BRANCH ACCESS: Y membership comes with access to all five branches in our association to include Roanoke, Salem, Rockbridge, and Botetourt.

FIT START PROGRAM: We ensure you get off on the right track with the right program based on your specific goals. Our wellness staff will work with you to provide support over three thirty-minute sessions for free!

STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT: Our Wellness Centers and group exercise classes are equipped with high-quality fitness machines with smart technology.

CERTIFIED STAFF: Y staff members and personal trainers are highly skilled instructors with various accolades and training certifications.

YMCA360: YMCA360 is an on-demand video platform exclusively to our YMCA members. YMCA360 offers group exercise classes, youth sports training, wellbeing classes, and more to serve you wherever you are.

MY Y ACCOUNT: Your MY Y Account is designed to provide you with a user friendly, web-based portal to access your personal YMCA account. 

To take advantage of this special offer, visit your local YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge branch or join online before January 31. No annual contracts - cancel anytime with 30 days' notice.