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YMCA Membership

We are Open! Become a member today

After months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Suburban YMCA finally reopened its doors. 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.

It's Time... To Return to Fitness!

Join now and restart your fitness journey. There's something for everyone, whether it's outdoor or virtual fitness classes, reserving a lane for lap swimming in one of our two pools, or working out in our spacious Wellness Center.

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

  • Family or Individual Basketball on Court A

  • 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

New Balance Track & Field

 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 and Gymnasium Court B
  • 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)

 Adult Lap or Recreation Swimming (Reservation required)

  • 6 lanes available in the Big Pool
  • 2 lanes available in the Small Pool

✔ Family Swim (Reservation required)

Private Changing Rooms/Showers A-E

Indoor Track

 Basketball in Gymnasium Court A (Reservation required)

 NEW Outdoor Basketball Hoop (View Hours)

Squash/Racquetball Court (Reservation required)

 "Open Air" Fitness Area (located under the tent on the track)

✔ Men's and Women's Locker Rooms (Sauna, steam room, and whirlpool remain closed per state guidelines)

 Kids' Corner - New Hours & Protocols

✔ Pickleball (Reservation required)

 Paid Programming (instructional classes, lessons, youth leagues)

This table will be updated regularly as we gradually reopen our facilities and programming. Current as of 10/15/2020.

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.

No joining fees. No contracts. No cancellation fees.

"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.

Adult YMCA members using their arms to spell out Y-M-C-A

Join Online!

Use our online registration system to sign up for a membership at the West Suburban YMCA. 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.