a better you makes a better us.

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. With the Y, you're not just a member of the facility; you're part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership gives you and your community the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable children & teens to realize their potential, offer ways for families to have fun together, and empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body.

Y membership is month to month. We do not have lengthy contracts. We want you to be happy here! 

Stop in for a free tour of any of our three YMCA family branches and experience the Y difference. At the Y, your membership means more.

When you belong to the YMCA, your membership includes:

We have conveniently located, full facilities, plus reciprocity throughout Wisconsin. We offer 100s of quality core programs that are free with memberships. At our Y's you'll find membership has many benefits.

  • Full access to all three Dane County locations
  • 170+ FREE group exercise classes weekly
  • FREE child care while you work out (Kids Zone)
  • 50% discount on Y programs
  • State-of-the-art fitness equipment
  • Pools, gyms and fitness center
  • Support a nonprofit in your community
  • Free wellness consultation and xID tracking system.
  • 6 free guest passes per year so you can bring a friend!
  • Financial Assistance for those who are eligible

  • The single most important benefit: Participating in regular health and wellness programs provides a wealth of positive results more energy, less stress, fewer illnesses, healthy weight, and quality time with friends and family.

Still not convinced? Joining the Y can have a big impact on your life. Read some personal YMCA of Dane County Y Stories to get a better idea of how a Y Membership can benefit your life.​



Inclusion Statement
The YMCA of Dane County believes that all people have the right to take an active role in the Y community through participation and/or contribution. We will try to accomplish this by developing universally designed activities and opportunities. We believe people with varying abilities share a common healthy spirit. We are confident that our Y can strengthen the foundations of community through a commitment to both the value and practice of diversity. We recognize that inclusion is a process that will grow, develop and become more effective through the efforts of staff, volunteers, membership and the greater community.