Join the YMCA | West Suburban YMCA


Become a Member

We're more than a gym. We're a community.

The Y is a nonprofit organization committed to helping you thrive at each stage of life. We're passionate about nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors. We serve the communities of Newton, Watertown, Belmont, Weston and Wellesley.

ALL are welcome at the Y, and our community brings together people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, financial circumstances, genders, races, religions, and sexual orientations.


Time to Shine! May Workout Challenge

Brighter days are ahead, so let's reclaim your well-being and kickstart those healthy habits! We're challenging our members to exercise at the West Suburban YMCA a minimum of 12 times during the month of May. All members who complete the challenge will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win dazzling prizes!

Become a member of the West Suburban YMCA today! We've worked hard to ensure that our facility is safe, sanitary, and supportive for our diverse population of members. To learn more about the health and safety precautions we're taking, visit the Reopening With Care page.

Make a Reservation

Personal space, guaranteed.

We've implemented a reservation system for some offerings and spaces at the Y. Feel confident and comfortable knowing that when you visit, your spot and your space is yours.

Reservations or appointments are required for the following:

  • Group Exercise Classes (outdoor, indoor, and virtual options)

  • Recreation or Lap Swimming

  • Family Swim

  • Basketball on Court A/B

  • Squash/Racquetball

  • Personal Training (outdoor, indoor, and virtual options)

Make a Reservation

Workout on Your Schedule

Come on in! No reservations needed to workout.

The spaces and equipment listed below do not require a reservation to use. If a certain area is busy, you may be asked to wait or use a different area until appropriate distancing can be maintained. Fortunately, we have over 10,000 square feet of wellness space to utilize!

Reservations are not required for the following:

  • Weights, Benches, and Barbells
  • Selectorized Equipment and Strength Machines
  • Cardio Machines
  • Functional Fitness Equipment
  • Indoor Track
  • New Balance Outdoor Track and Field
  • Outdoor Basketball Hoop

Fitness and Wellness
✔ Group Exercise Classes - Outdoors and Indoors (Reservation required)
✔ Live Virtual Exercise Classes
✔ Personal Training - In-person or virtual (contact
✔ Wellness Center
     - Main Fitness Floor - Weights, benches, barbells, selectorized equipment, funtional fitness equipment, strength machines
     - Cardio Machines - Located on the Cardio Deck, Gymnasium Court B, Corners of Indoor Track
     - Some equipment is now in the Stretching Room & Gymnasium Court B 
     - The Spin Studio is now utilized as a stretching room (please bring your own mat)
✔ Other Fitness and Wellness Paid Programming (e.g. instructional classes, training groups, youth classes)

✔ Adult Lap or Recreation Swimming (Reservation required)
✔ Family Swim (Reservation required)
✔ Aquatics Programming (e.g. swim lessons, Blue Waves, lifeguard training)

✔ New Balance Track & Field
✔ Indoor Track
✔ Men's and Women's Locker Rooms including showers (Sauna, steam room, and whirlpool remain closed per state guidelines)
✔ Private Changing Rooms/Showers A-E
✔ Bottle-fill at Water Fountains (Drinking spouts not available)

Sports and Recreation
✔ Basketball in Gymnasium Court A and B (Reservation required)
✔ Outdoor Basketball Hoop
✔ Squash/Racquetball Court (Reservation required)
Youth Sports Programming, including instructional classes and leagues

Childcare and Family Services
✔ Kids' Corner - New Hours & Protocols
✔ Preschool Center for Youth Development
✔ Out of School Time - K-8 Afterschool Program
✔ School Vacation Programs

Creative Arts
✔ Private individual or small group music lessons (virtual or in-person)

2021 Summer Camps
✔ Day Camps: Camp Pikati and Camp Chickami
✔ Overnight Camp: Camp Frank A. Day

This table will be updated regularly. Current as of 4/5/2021.

Join our community today and experience the Y difference.

When you join the Y, you join a community where parents find a safe and positive environment for children to learn good values, social skills and behaviors; families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other; and adults of all ages connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier lives.

"Thank you so much for all the work you and your team have done to reopen the Y. The protocols and systems you have established are clear and well thought out."

"I could definitely get used to this!" -In response to the amount of space in the fitness areas.

"I had so much fun spinning outside last night!...I'll be back for sure!"

"It's cleaner than the hospital in here!"

"I visited the facility and used the pool this morning. Really impressive how well-organized the entire process was, of checking in and then using one of the pre-reserved lanes."

How Do I Join?

  • In person - visit our 276 Church Street facility in Newton, MA and our staff at the Welcome Center will help get you started.

  • Online - Use the link on this page to sign up for your membership online.

Join Online!

Use our online registration system to sign up for a membership at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton, Massachusetts. Please refer to Online Membership Instructions for assistance.

Membership Application

Prefer to sign up for your membership in person? Just download this Membership Application and bring it with you to our 276 Church Street facility in Newton.

Financial Aid Request Form

To apply for Financial Assistance for Membership, Programs, Child Care and Camps, download this form and return to Kristen Hydinger in the Y's Finance Department. Please email Kristen at for more information.

Documents Available in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese

Do you need a West Suburban YMCA form or policy document in a language other than English? Download our most common forms and policies in Spanish, Russian, or Chinese.