Membership

Being a member of the YMCA is like becoming an active member in a community that shares your interests. A non-profit association, the Y is an active part in the Gaston County community delivery hope and support to thousands.

Membership at the Central Y also provides unlimited access to all Gaston County Family YMCA branches and most YMCA’s across the country participate in the “Away” program. This will allow you to use your YMCA pass at any YMCA across the USA (additional fee may apply).

Membership Questions? Call 704-865-8551.

Click here for Membership Application

 Facilities

  • Group Exercise – Over 40 classes! (see schedule)
  • Indoor heated pools (2)
  • Gymnasium, twin courts
  • Racquetball courts (2)
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Fitness Center, including state of the art cardio and weight training equipment
  • Male, female and family locker facilities
  • Multipurpose outdoor playing field
  • Playground
  • Game Room
  • Picnic Shelter

Programs free with membership

  • Wellness appointments and assessments
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Water aerobics
  • Child Watch
  • Family Nights

Y Programs with reduced rates with membership

  • Swim lessons
  • Youth sports teams
  • Pool parties
  • Parents Night Out
  • Personal training
  • Nutrition classes
  • Certified Massage Therapy
  • Afterschool care at elementary and middleschool sites
  • Summer Camps
  • Teen Programs
  • Active Older Adults events
Membership Type
Joining Fee
Monthly draft
Semi-Annual
Annual
Full-Time Student (12 and Older)
Student
$50
$25
$150
$300
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Young Adult (19 – 25)
One Young Adult
$50
$40
$240
$480
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One Young Adult + Dependents
$50
$49
$294
$588
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Two Young Adults
$50
$52
$312
$624
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Two Young Adults + Dependents
$50
$62
$372
$744
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Adult
One Adult
$50
$50
$300
$600
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One Adult + Dependents
$50
$57
$342
$684
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Two Adults
$50
$68
$408
$816
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Two Adults + Dependents
$50
$75
$450
$900
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Three to Five Adults
$50
$98
$588
$1176
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Three to Five Adults + Dependents
$50
$115
$690
$1380
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Senior Adult (62 and Older)
One Senior Adult
$50
$42
$252
$504
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One Senior Adult + Dependents
$50
$49
$294
$588
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Two Senior Adults
$50
$60
$360
$720
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Two Senior Adults + Dependents
$50
$68
$408
$816
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Central Carolinas Regional Membership Rates
One Adult
$50
$70.00
$420.00
$840.00
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Two Adults
$50
$90.00
$540.00
$1080.00
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Family
$50
$110.00
$660.00
$1320.00
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Financial Assistance

The YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. Through our annual Scholarship Campaign, the YMCA provides financial assistance for memberships and programs based on the needs of the applicant and the availability of funds. Individuals needing financial assistance may apply at the Member Services desk.
Download a Financial Assistance form

Corporate Membership
Encourage Your Employees To Be Active

If you work for a company that is a Business Partner of the Gaston Family YMCA, you may qualify for benefits ranging from 50% off the joiners fee to significant discounts for programs and other benefits. To find out how your company can become a Business Partner, contact Susan Mosk, District Executive Director at 704-822-9622 or email to smosk@gaston.starklmc.com.

Bringing a Guest

Members are encouraged to bring guests when they visit the Y. Members will receive 3 guest passes per unit per year as part of the membership package. Members may purchase additional guest passes at $10 per guest. Guests who wish to use the facility and are not accompanied by a member will be charged $15.00 per visit. Guests must complete and sign the Guest Waiver form and show ID. A responsible adult, parent or guardian must sign the Guest Waiver form for guests under 18. Guests under 16 years of age must have a responsible adult present in the facility.

You are welcome at other YMCAs

Your membership card allows you to visit most other YMCAs anywhere in the country up to 3 times per month. Contact the YMCA you plan to visit for their AWAY policy.

Please visit the Gaston County Family YMCA, Central Branch, take a tour, and pick up a membership information guide for more detail and guidelines on membership.