It's the time of year when we show how thankful we are. This year, many of our members have said that they're thankful for their YMCA membership.

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5 Reasons to be Thankful for Your YMCA Membership


1. Free Member Coaching

Some members know how to use exercise equipment, what they should eat and how to stay active. On the other hand, there are so many members that are thankful for the coaches that we have available.

Coaching helps members:

  • Stay on track to meet their goals
  • Set their goals
  • Build custom workout plans
  • Measure body composition
  • Teach proper equipment use
  • Lose weight through nutrition counseling

Members are thankful to have one of our YMCA coaches help them meet their goals. Young or elderly, our coaches can help members of all ages meet their unique goals.


2. Child Watch Center

Many parents have to choose between their health and watching their child. Sadly, abandoning a fitness routine can lead to more health issues, weight gain and not focusing on their health. At the Y, one of the top things people say they're thankful for is our child watch.

Child watch is available for kids between the ages of six weeks and eleven years of age.

Experienced staff members can:

  • Watch your child for two hours
  • Allow you time to exercise

Members need to remain on-site while their child is being watched, and this time is child-free so that you can focus on your own health.


3. Fitness Equipment and Activities

A major reason for members joining the Y in the first place is to get fit. Members are thankful for the growing fitness opportunities that we offer, including:

  • Access to all fitness equipment and cardio machines
  • 100 free fitness class sessions
  • Group fitness options
  • Fitness on-demand with virtual classes

We want all members of our community to be happy and healthy well into their old age. One way that we try to make a difference and allow for maximum happiness and health is to offer as many fitness options as possible.

We're thankful for all of the members that join our classes and become part of the community we're trying to build.


4. Reciprocal Membership

Reciprocity is one of the most freeing parts of our membership. We allow for reciprocal members to come into our Countryside location. When memberships are welcome at multiple locations, they increase in value.

Members are thankful for the opportunity to continue their fitness at reciprocal locations that participate in the program.


5. Facility Use

The Y has significant facilities that members have full access to with their membership, including:

  • Fitness equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Childcare
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Disc golf
  • Trails
  • Classes
  • So much more

Additionally, you'll be part of a community. Members often socialize together, become friends and enjoy seeing each other when they step into the YMCA. Members and staff are thankful for the strong community we offer.

We're thankful for all of our members who continue to support us so that we can make communities better.