New & Improved Mobile App is Live!

Make this fully integrated tool your primary connection to everything happening at the Y. We combined the functionality of two mobile apps used for different purposes into one free app that can be your resource for:

  • Quick check-in at the Y
  • Facility schedules for gyms, pools and workout child care
  • Schedules for drop-in group exercise classes
  • Program registration
  • Track workouts; set and manage fitness goals; and participate in fitness challenges
  • Seamlessly connect to wearables like Fitbit, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper and more
  • Receive direct notification of facility, class and other schedule changes (i.e. inclement weather closures)

How do you get this amazing new tool?

  • If you used the previous version of our Netpulse Inc. app and have "auto-update apps" enabled on your mobile device, you should be good to go! (The home screen should have a purple background instead of the green on the previous version.)
  • If you don't use auto-update, or your mobile device doesn't grab the update for some reason, you'll have to update manually using the process for your particular device. Some users may have to visit their app store, search "YMCA Dane County" and manually update. The app you want is called YMCA of Dane County and has an icon featuring a white Y logo on a square, purple background.
  • If you currently use our Daxko Inc. mobile app (remember, we're combining the functionality of two apps into one!), you need to download the new Netpulse app for free from Google Play or the App Store. The Daxko app uses a blue and purple "Y" logo on a white background. Please Note: Our Daxko Inc. mobile app will no longer be updated, and we recommend that you delete it from your devices.

Connect and explore, and let us know what you think!


How do I find the app?
Our app is available in the App Store and Google Play. Search "YMCA of Dane County", and choose our app, identified by an icon with a white Y logo on a square, purple background. Update or install to ensure that you have the correct version. Please note: the second YMCA of Dane County app that your search will produce, ID'd by a blue and purple Y logo on a white background, is now obsolete, and we recommend deleting it.

What is an xID?
Your xID is a universal sign-in for connected Matrix fitness equipment and our new mobile app. It is the combination of a numeric ID (many people use their phone numbers) and a four-digit passcode. Register or sign in with your xID on available Matrix equipment, and your workout is automatically tracked in the app.

Where do I set up my xID?
The easiest place to set up your xID is on the mobile app home screen. You can also complete set up at

What if I forget my passcode?
You can reset passcodes on our mobile app or online:

I currently use the YMCA of Dane County Netpulse app. Do I need to download the new version?
No. The current app installed on your device may update automatically, or you may be prompted to update, but you shouldn’t have to download the new version. If neither of these occurs, you may have to find the app in the app store and update, as noted above.

I currently use the YMCA of Dane County Daxko Inc. app. Do I have to switch to the new Netpulse version?
Yes. The Daxko Inc. version of our mobile app will no longer receive facility or class schedule updates. In a short time, it will be removed from the app store (we’ll provide a heads up before that happens). The new Netpulse version is a much more powerful tool and will have up-to-date information; that’s the one you want!

What can app users do with our connectable Matrix fitness equipment?
Your xID links your app directly to interactive Matrix machines, and some really cool functionality is available. Check out these video tutorials, and learn how you can maximize our Matrix equipment.

Can I track workouts on non-Matrix machines?
Yes. Select “Record a Workout”, then enter, for example, a pickup game of basketball, a group exercise class, a missing workout or take a picture of a non-Matrix treadmill screen (click xCapture).

Why does the app ask to access my photos?
To use Xcapture with the Record a Workout feature, the app needs access to your camera to save a photo of your workout.

Why does the app ask to access my contacts?
Our app requests access to your contacts for the refer a friend feature. This allows you to refer via your contact list.

What happens if I make a training or fitness assessment request?
A personal trainer at your Y branch receives a notification and contacts you to discuss and schedule.

What fitness apps/wearables connect to the Y app?
And more!

Click the “Connected Apps” tab on the home screen to review the full list.