In addition to our financial assistance options, the following are unique benefits of being a Y member:
Access to State-of-the-Art Facilities
Enjoy our fitness studios, cardio and weight training equipment, indoor pools, basketball/racquetball courts, indoor climbing walls, locker rooms, family centers, comfortable common areas and more!
Membership Travels with You
Nationwide membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA. We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.
Not Just a Gym ‘n’ Swim
Our programs go far beyond the walls of our facilities. From YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir in Cascade, to our youth sports programs that take place in various schools, to our races and fun runs held throughout the community, to our 21 child care sites around the valley, Y programs are impacting children, adults and families every day.
Something for Everyone
The Y works to ensure that every individual of any gender, income, faith, race, sexual orientation or cultural background, has the opportunity to live life to the fullest.
At the Y, you will not be subject to long-term contracts–which makes joining low pressure and high pleasure. NO FINE PRINT ON OUR MEMBERSHIP FORMS!
Tons of Classes
On land or in the water, the Y offers a wide variety of group exercise and wellbeing classes included in the price of your membership!
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Lower Rates on Fee-Based Programs
Members are offered discounted rates for programs that have additional fees attached.
Get Started Program
Our Get Started Program is a series of three complimentary appointments designed to support your pursuit of health and wellness goals. One of our trained Y staff will meet with you to discuss your needs and interests and together you will develop an achievable, easy-to-follow plan for success. Get Started is for everyone! It is an opportunity for us to help you get the most out of your Y membership and to create your personalized road map to success.
Free Half-Hour Physical Therapy Consultation
The Y offers all members a complimentary consultation with an in-house Saint Alphonsus (Downtown Boise YMCA & West Boise YMCA) or West Valley Medical (Caldwell YMCA) physical therapist.
Youth Activity Center
Lovingly called the YAC by some of our youngest members, this staffed center offers youth (age 6+) a place to gather, socialize, play games, or just relax. Fun activities are available daily. Caldwell YMCA, Downtown Boise YMCA, South Meridian, & West Boise YMCA facilities all operate YACs.
We provide safe, clean and nurturing care for kids 6 weeks-6 years old at all our facilities. Kid Zone is available for a reasonable fee to members on a walk-in basis. *Previously Child Watch
10% Discount on Bandanna Running & Walking
This is for Y members and program participants for Wellness For Life, YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Teen PHIT, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and Team Idaho. Located at 5th and Main Street in downtown Boise, Bandanna offers a wide array of running and walking shoes, clothing and gear.
Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, company retreat or just for the fun of it, the Y would love to host your next gathering. You can enjoy one of our family-friendly spaces, including our indoor climbing wall.