Join the Movement of our Community

Membership at YMCA Buffalo Niagara means more than simply joining a facility – it’s a chance to become part of a cause that supports youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. There are a number of benefits that membership offers to each individual who joins. Read below to see what you can discover at the Y by becoming a member and explore the different types of membership available. Membership rates vary by branch, please click here for membership rates at each of our branch locations or click here to join now.

There are two ways to participate in YMCA programming, either as a:

  • YMCA Member who pays annual dues and can participate in programming at discounted rates or in certain circumstances at no charge; or a
  • Program Member who can take part in YMCA programs on an individual basis for a set fee


Membership Benefits

In addition to better health and well-being, membership offers a variety of tangible benefits, including:

  • Priority registration for classes
  • Reduced program fees for classes
  • FREE unlimited fitness and water fitness classes
  • Unlimited use of open swim and lap swimming
  • Unlimited use of recreational gym
  • Unlimited use of Wellness Center
  • Complimentary one-on-one fitness assessment
  • Complimentary child watch (hours vary by branch)
  • AWAY Program: Use of other YMCAs across the country at no or half the guest fee

Membership Types

Our community is diverse…and so are the needs of our members. To best serve everyone, we offer several different types of membership, including:

  • Youth: 5-18 years
  • Young Adult: 19-29 years
  • Adult: 29-62 years
  • Senior Adult: 63 and over
  • Couple: Two adults residing in the same household
  • Family: Two adults residing in the same household and all unmarried, dependent children through age 26
  • Individual Family: One adult and all unmarried, dependent children through age 26 who reside in the household
  • Senior Couple: Two adults residing in the same household, with either individual being 63 years of age or older
  • Masterkey Membership: Entitles members to use any branch of YMCA Buffalo Niagara

Insurance Discounts

A variety of insurance discounts are available for:

  • Independent Health FlexFit
  • Healthy Univera Plus (Univera Solutions)
  • BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Wellness Card Holders

The Y also takes part in the SilverSneakers®, Healthy Benefits, Optum Fitness Advantage, AARP® Medicare Supplemental, and Silver & Fit programs. Contact your insurance provider for details.

Financial assistance is also available. (Learn more)

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YMCA Buffalo Niagara is committed to serving the community by providing quality programming to help children, families, individuals, and seniors live, grow, and thrive. As a member of the Y we look for our members to live up to the standards and commitments of the YMCA. Please take the time to review our Membership Handbook here.

Financial Assistance

Within the available resources of the organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara will provide services to any youth, senior, adult, or family who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA.

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