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Sr. Director of Arts

Shannon is the Sr. Director of Arts at the NSYMCA. She runs the Performing Arts department and oversees the Visual Arts Department and Risk Management.

Shannon helps to ensure that our members can have all the benefits that come with Fine Arts training and help to develop a love of the arts with all the dancers that come into the building.

"I love working with my dancers. They always bring something new to the table and continually push me to be a better teacher for them."

Fun Fact: Her favorite type of Ice Cream is Moose Tracks Ice Cream! 



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Aquatics Liason

Tom March is our Aquatics Ninja. March has a variety of different positions at the NSYMCA which for most part involves in helping our families and members with special needs. We had a chat with Tom about his duties at the NSYMCA.

What do you do at the Y?

I actually have a few different positions here at our YMCA.  Most all of my positions and time involve helping our special needs families in every way that I can. As the Special Services lead instructor I teach an average of 40 thirty-minute private lessons each week mostly with Special Needs children and young adults.  I have found ways to break through and connect with individuals even with more severe needs. My initial goals are always for safety in the water. However, they quickly include developing swimming skills and even working through communication difficulties such as eye contact and speech. I also enjoy teaching group lessons a few times during the week.  

As head coach for our Special Olympics Swim team I have been fortunate to have been able to build and continue building our swim team from 5 swimmers 3 years ago to currently 32 swimmers of different abilities and skills. It is an amazing experience to witness a special needs swimmer's first interaction in a swim meet where many times it is the first time in their lives that the crowd of spectators are all cheering just for them!

As the Aquatics Liaison I help our Aquatics Director deliver the very top quality to our members and guests in everything water! In my spare time I train our lifeguards on skill sets and certify them for guarding along with CPR professional rescue skills.

How do you help our members?

To me helping our members and our community is the reason that I am here. I believe that everyone deserves to be appreciated and listened to.

What do you like most about your job/the Y?

My job includes my passion for helping families with children on the spectrum of Autism, I seldom feel that I am even working!

What is a fun fact about you?

I am currently completing my Masters in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis which I will then immediately follow with my PHD in the same field.

I am an avid boater and whenever I can, my favorite place to be is outside on Lake Michigan. Having such a draw to water is not the norm for someone with my background. I had a near-drowning event when I was 11 years old and, even though I had a pool in my backyard growing up, I did not learn how to swim until I took adult beginner swim lessons at 20 years old while I was in college. Maybe that is why I feel it is so important for everyone to learn how to swim at a younger age.


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Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your "home" YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues). 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. 


We understand that sometimes it is more convenient for members to take advantage of a Y near their workplace or when they are traveling outside the area of their home Y. With Nationwide Membership, members have the flexibility to use participating Y facilities throughout the United States at no extra charge.


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  • Nationwide Membership is valid for active, full facility YMCA members whose home Y participates without restriction or blackout periods
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  • Program- only participants (including Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit or other like programs) are not eligible for nationwide membership
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Membership Rates

From the youngest tot to the young at heart, they Y has a membership option that will meet everyone's needs. Stay happy, healthy and connected at the NSYMCA!.


Category Monthly Dues
Youth Membership
Youth (1-26) $30
Young Adult (27-35) $40
Adult Memberships
Adult Single (36 & Over) $60
Adult Couple $80
Senior Memberships
Seniors Single (60 & Over) $54
Senior Family (60 yrs plus/IRS guidelines) $74
Family Memberships
1 Adult + 1 Child** $65
1 Adult + 2 or more Children** $75
2 Adults + 1 Child** $85
2 Adults + 2 or more Children** $95
Household - - 2 Adults, dependent children**, eldery parents, and live-in nannies or au pairs, residing in the same household. It is limited to 4 adults and a $10 charge is added to the monthly membership for each adult added over the 4 allowed. $100



Military Rates:

  • E1 and E-6 50% off monthly fees & no joiner's fee
  • E7 and up 30% off monthly fees & no joiner's fee;
  • Deployed Military - Families of deployed military receive a free 6 month membership.

(*must present military id)

The NSYMCA reserves the right to collect any unpaid membership dues. *The building maintenance fee, equal to one month's membership dues, is paid at the time of joining the YMCA. It is re-assessed if membership lapses more that 30 days. ** Child is defined as 26 years old and under. For more information, contact Heidi Busch, Membership Director. .

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We're more than a gym—we are a community committed to strengthening bodies, minds and neighborhoods. For over 50 years the NSYMCA has been dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.


  • Unlimited FREE group exercise classes with more than 60 offered weekly, including yoga, cycle, Pilates, TRX, strength, cardio and Les Mills BODYPUMP.
  • Free fitness assessment and consultation
  • Reduced rates on programs and classes
  • Priority registration
  • Free on-site drop-in babysitting while you work out
  • Special Events for the whole family - family swim time, family nights and community events
  • Family Swimming and Lap Swimming
  • Monthly Life Enrichment Seminars
  • Open gym, vollyeball, basketball and pickleball
  • Unlimited access to over 50 Y's in Illinois - click here for a list!
  • Access to Ys across the nation
  • Automatic enrollment into our Y Member Loyalty Program

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  • Two floors of the latest in cadio, strength, free, weights and circuit training equiptment
  • Modern strength training center and track for all levels of users
  • Full sized gymnasium
  • Indoor 25 yard six lane pool
  • Cycle Studio
  • Modern locker rooms
  • Family friendly locker room
  • Three racquetball courts. Reservations available - free use for members
  • Six multi-purpose group exercise, dance and yoga studios
  • TRX suspension training studio
  • Massage available by Align Wellness
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Whirlpool
  • ADA accessible playground


  • Dive for Gold - St. Patrick's Day Celebration for Families
  • Healthy Kids Day - Annual Day of Play for Families
  • Party at the Y - Annual Outdoor Party and Cookout
  • Spooktacular Halloween Party - Community Event, Free for Members
  • Holiday Fun - free pictures with Santa, wreath raffles and more!
  • Family Swim Every Sunday
  • Monthly Family Events - IE: Movie Nights, Sporting Events, Cookouts, Art Projects
  • Educational Seminars for Seniors
  • and More!

Member Loyalty Program


Loyalty has its rewards!

As part of your membership with the North Suburban YMCA, You are automatically entered to our loyalty program! As a valued member, you now have the opportunity to earn points for your positive lifestyle choices.

How do I earn Y Loyalty points?

It’s easy! Each time you check-in at the Y, participate in programs, or stay a member for 5+ years, you will begin to accumulate points.

How many points do I have?

If you are reading this welcome to Step 1. You are a few steps away to figuring out how many points you have.

2. Click here to View your Loyalty points.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions

4. Click on the name and view your points.

How do I redeem my points?

Download the Redeem form here.

Print and fill out a form.

Bring it to the NSYMCA Guest Services Desk or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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What can I get for my points?

  TIER 3 - 0-999
  Y workout towel   425
  Group of guest passes   500
  Y t-shirt   650
  20oz shaker bottle   900
  Infusion Water Bottle   900
  TIER 2 - 1000- 9999
  Y duffle bag choice of red or blue   1000
  Y performance t-shirt (moisture wicking)   1425
  Y jacket   2300
  Free month of membership ($60 Value)   7000
  1 hour of Personal Training   7000
  Free 1-hour massage   7500
  TIER 1 - 10,000 + points
 Y Bucks for program fees ($100 Value)   10,000
  1 year of towel service   15,000
  1 year of FREE locker rental   20,000
  Y bucks for a party rental ($250 Value)   30,000
  Reserved parking space for 3 months (when available)   30,000

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for Membership

The NSYMCA provides financial assistance for children, teens, adults and families who are facing financial hardships.

If you are looking for financial assistance for YMCA programs, we offer that too.

We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance.

Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost.


How do I apply?

  1. Download a financial assistance application here.
  2. Complete the form, and attach a copy of the required financial documents.
  3. Return the application and supporting documents to the YMCA.

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Interim Aquatics Director

Missy is the Aquatics Interim Director and Swim Team Coach at the Y.

One of Missy’s favorite things about her job is when she is teaching a swimmer and it clicks. Missy likes that she is not just teaching a sport, but a life skill that could save someone’s life one day.  “Also I can wear flip flops in the middle of the winter when there is a foot of snow outside,” Missy said.

Missy helps members by helping them “navigate the waters” of the many swim and aquatics programs that the Y offers.

A fun fact about Missy is that she has escaped Alcatraz! She participated in the Alcatraz Sharkfest swim, which is a 1.5-mile swim off the historic island prison in the San Francisco Bay. “It took months of training, but was well worth it to check it off my bucket list,” said Missy. “It was my first and last open water swim as I prefer a clear warm pool to swim in.”


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Get in shape, lose weight, and adopt healthy eating and exercise habits in our 12-week group challenge.
We will work with you to develop a personalized plan to help you reach your goals. 

The program includes:
• Measurement of your initial fitness level
• Fitness and nutrition training
• Support and encouragement throughout the process

Weekly meetings include:
• A weigh-in
• Review of food and exercise logs
• Instruction in exercise and nutrition
• Help track your progress using technology or mobile apps that will work for you
• An opportunity to share ideas and success strategies with fellow members

Please call x1217 to schedule your day and times.


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$140 - for members (payment plans are available)

$224-  for non-members (monthly payment plans are available) (Includes a 3-month Y membership)



Early Rate:

$135 - for members (payment plans are available)

$270-  for non-members (monthly payment plans are available) (Includes a 3-month Y membership)

Regular Rate:

$180 - for members (payment plans are available)

$288-  for non-members (monthly payment plans are available) (Includes a 3-month Y membership)


A minimum of 10 participants is required for the program to run. Adults only

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Sr. Director of Facilities

Jim is the backbone of the North Suburban YMCA. He helps to keep the Y functioning along with the best maintenance staff on the planet that a Senior Director of Facilities can ask for. 

"We try to provide a place where members can come and know that they will be treated to a clean and safe place for them to come and make their health and quality of life better. Spirit, Mind, and Body! says Jim. 

His favorite thing about the Y is how the culture is embraced by the organization and the staff. Jim also enjoys that he has the ability to make a difference in the lives of our members and staff both young and old. 

"Fun Fact, my high school senior football team played in the New York Giants stadium. Now it's a parking lot next to the new stadium" says Jim.