YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo Membership Policies

The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo is a charitable organization offering membership and program opportunities for all in our community.We are dedicated to helping individuals and families build healthy spirits,minds and bodies.Our programs promote youth development,healthy living and social responsibility.Through our core values of Collaboration,Diversity,Health and Integrity we aim to foster a sense of community amongst our members that grow beyond our walls.

Photo identification or proof of membership must be presented upon check-in.

Facility Usage

Youth Members up to age 8
  • Must be accompanied by and participating with an adult in all areas unless taking a program (i.e. swim lessons or tennis class)
  • Kids Zone is provided for youth members for a $10 monthly fee per family(available as an add-on to Household Membership types ONLY-others may pay the drop in fee in order to utilize the Kids Zone)
  • Children 5 and up may participate in Healthy Kids University, when available
  • May not use any of the exercise equipment (Cardio, Weights or Free Weights)
  • If youth can pass  swim test,the adult must be present  in the pool area.
  • If youth cannot pass  swim test,the adult must be present in the pool with the youth.
Youth Members ages 9 - 11
  • May participate in scheduled youth activities in the Youth Center without an adult
  • Must pass a swim test to swim without an adult ( the adult must be present in the building)
  • If youth cannot pass swim test the adult needs to be in the pool area
  • May not use any of the exercise equipment (Cardio, Weights, or Free Weights)
  • 11 year olds who are in sixth grade or above may use Fitness Center equipment after completing an orientation or while accompanied by an adult
Youth Members ages 12 - 14
  • May access the facility without an adult
  • May use the pool without an adult, after passing the swim test
  • May only use  exercise equipment  if accompanied by an adult or successful  completion of euipment orientation
Youth Members ages 15 - 18
  • May use the facility at any time without any restrictions
  • Equipment orientation must be completed prior to using the exercise equipment
General Guidelines
  • No bags are allowed in the weight room, track area or gym area (during open gym time only)
  • Only water can be consumed (in a tightly sealed container) in all exercise areas; other beverages may only be consumed in the common areas
  • Cardio equipment is limited to 30 minutes if others are waiting. Strength training equipment is limited to one set if others are waiting. Please allow others their opportunity to work out—don't monopolize a piece of equipment. Members are asked to be respectful of others by re-racking weight plates and wiping off all equipment after use.
  • All Access locker room barrier-free spaces designed for all persons, and are especially useful for those requiring extra physical space or privacy, and parents accompanying children of the opposite sex. 

Our YMCA has policies in place for the benefit, safety, and welfare of our members, guests, and our organization. All policies are approved by the YMCA Board of Directors.

Cell Phone Usage

Conditions/Policies of Membership

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Early Closing Areas

Exercising Courtesy

Grounds for Suspension or Termination

Guest/Day Pass Policy

Gym Rules

Hold Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

Joining Fee

Locker Room Policy

Medical Hold

Member / Participant Code of Conduct

Membership Termination

Membership Categories

Membership Dues

Methods of Payment

Nationwide Membership


Policy of Nondiscrimination

Program Cancellation Policy

Safety & Security

Scan Card / Requirement

Service Animals

Sexual Offender Policy


Tobacco Policy