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What is a NSYMCA Membership?

A membership with the NSYMCA means that you are now a part of united community. A community that focuses on Health & Wellness, Youth Development and for Social Responsibility. For over 50 years the North Suburban YMCA has been dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families, and communities. We are more than a gym, we are a way of life. 

Learn more to learn what are the many benefits of being an NSYMCA member! 


Your Benefits

  • Your Membership Includes...


    • Unlimited FREE group exercise classes with more than 60 offered weekly, including yoga, cycle, Pilates, TRX, strength, cardio and Les Mills Programming.
    • Free fitness assessment and consultation
    • Reduced rates on programs and classes
    • Early and 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

  • Facility Highlights

    As a member of the Y, you have access to all of what our facility offers.


    • 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 Ruby Therapeutic Massage
    • Sauna & steam room
    • Whirlpool
    • ADA accessible playground

  • Free Events

    As a member of the Y, you have FREE access to all of our community events. Here is a short list of some of our events!


    • Dive for Gold - St. Patrick's Day Celebration for Families
    • Healthy Kids Day - Annual Day of Play for Families
    • FallFest - Annual Outdoor Community Celebration
    • Holiday Fun - free pictures with Santa, wreath raffles and more!
    • Program Workshops - Art, Dance, SmartLab and more workshops for the family
    • Family Swim Every Sunday
    • Monthly Family Events - IE: Movie Nights, Sporting Events, Cookouts, Art Projects
    • Adult Education Series
    • and More!

  • Refer A Friend Program


    When your friend or family member joins the Y you can qualify for a free month! Just mention this promotion during membership activation. For more information on membership at the Y contact our Membership Director.

  • Nationwide Membership

    *Not offered at this time due to COVID19 concerns*

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    At the Y, we believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. This strengthening of community--and the realization of a Y's full potential--is best done when all Ys are open to all members. 


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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
    • Nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time
    • Program- only participants (including Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit or other like programs) are not eligible for nationwide membership
    • Special memberships established by an Y for group homes, other agencies, etc., are not eligible
    • When visiting a Y, nationwide members will be required to show a valid YMCA membership card and photo ID as well as provide basic membership data such as name and email address
    • Members will need to sign a universal liability waiver and privacy policy
    • Ys should allow nationwide members access to services typically offered to full-facility members.
    • Check with the Y for schedule and availability. Nationwide members visiting other Ys for a period greater than 28 days must transfer membership affiliation for continued use
    • All Y's rserve the right to restrict or revoke these privileges
    • Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating

    Click here to learn on what you need to know before you go!

  • 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..

    It’s that easy!

    What can I get for my points?

      TIER 3 - 0-999
      Y workout towel   425
      Y t-shirt   650
      Group of guest passes   750
      20oz shaker bottle   900
      Y Insulated 30 oz. Tumbler   900
      TIER 2 - 1000- 9999
      Y duffle bag black   1000
      Y duffle bag Red   1300
      Y performance t-shirt (moisture wicking)   1500
      Y Hoodie   2500
      Y jacket   3000
      Free month of membership ($60 Value)   7000
      TIER 1 - 10,000 + points
     Y Bucks for program fees ($100 Value)   10,000
      1 year of 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.
  • Member Policies and Guidelines

    As a member of the Y, we do follow guidelines and policies to bring our members and guests the best overall experience that only the Y can provide. Please review our policies below to learn more about them.

    Code of Conduct

    Privacy Policy

    Diversity and Inclusion Policy

    Sex Offender Policy

    Winter Weather Policy

    Fitness Center Etiquette and Youth Fitness Center Policy

    Strength Training Center and Youth Weight Room and Track Policy

    Child Safety

    Family Swim Rules

    Pool Rules


Corporate Memberships

Do you belong to one of the following companies? You could be eligible for corporate discounts on your NSYMCA memberships! For more information, contact our front desk staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Are you a corporation looking to join? Click here!

  • Align Wellness
  • Allstate
  • Bach to Rock
  • Northbrook Chamber of Commerce
  • Clearbrook
  • Coleman Communications Corp.
  • Covenant Staff
  • Daniel Creaney Co.
  • GCG Financial
  • Hewitt Assoc.
  • Horizon Pharmecuticals
  • Indak
  • Koenig & Strey
  • Kraft
  • Lutheran General
  • Maurice Sporting Goods
  • Montessori
  • NorthShore University Healthcare
  • Northbrook school District 28
  • Northern Weathermakers
  • Northwestern Medical
  • Pharmedium
  • Stepan Co.
  • Therapuetic Needs
  • Total 2 Community
  • Tower/22nd Media
  • UPS
  • USPS
  • Underwriter Labs
  • Village of Northbrook
  • Walgreens
  • Whole Foods
  • Wintrust
  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner Inc.
  • Schaffner, Rabinowitz & Feinarz



Military Memberships

We like to give our thanks to our Troops and their families for their sacrifice to our country. As a member of the US Military, please enjoy

E1-E6 - No Joiner Fee and 50% off membership.

E7 and above - No Joiner's FEE and 30% off membership.

Retired Military - No Joiner's Fee and 25% off membership.

Yearly Membership Discount!

Did you know? Members have the option to get an annual NSYMCA membership at a reduced rate of 7%. To sign up for an annual membership, please mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Disclaimer: By agreeing to a 1-year membership at the time of purchase, annual memberships are not available for upgrade, downgrade or make changes to the membership. If annual membership is cancelled before the term, no refunds will be given.


Not Yet A Member?



    The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That’s why we’re here working with you every day, making sure that you, your family and community have the resources and support you need to learn, grow and thrive.

    Download a Membership Application Today! Click Here to Join!

    With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community too.


    When you join the Y you belong to a place where:

    • Parents find a safe, positive environment for children to learn good values, social skills and behaviors.
    • Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other. Children and teens play, learn who they are and what they can achieve, and are accepted.
    • Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier.
    • Communities thrive because neighbors support each other and give back.
    • We all build relationships that further our sense of belonging and purpose.

    For more information, contact Heidi Busch, Membership Director.

  • Current Promotion

    January Promotion:

    Sign up for a Family membership

    • No Joiner's Fee
    • 5 Free Extra Guest Passes

    Some restrictions may apply. Available to new members only

  • 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) $33
    Young Adult (27-35) $43
    Adult Memberships
    Adult Single (36 & Over) $63
    Adult Couple $83
    Senior Memberships
    Seniors Single (60 & Over) $57
    Senior Family (60 yrs plus/IRS guidelines) $77
    Family Memberships
    1 Adult + 1 Child** $68
    1 Adult + 2 or more Children** $77
    2 Adults + 1 Child** $88
    2 Adults + 2 or more Children** $98
    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. $105



    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. .