Membership at the Stowe branch also provides unlimited access to all Gaston County Family YMCA branches and now, full facility/full privilege YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout our state, at no extra charge.  Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at the Y you’re visiting and enjoy free access. Some restrictions and exclusions may apply.  Prior to visiting a Y we recommend members contact them for more information.

Membership Questions? Call us at 704-822-9622

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Coaching Connection

In this six week program, your coach is committed to giving you the support, knowledge and encouragement you need to motivate and inspire a healthy lifestyle so you can feel and see results.

Stop by the Welcome Center to sign up for a coaching appointment that fits your schedule! You will spend 30 minutes a week with your wellness coach to design a program based on your personal wellness goals.

Coaching Connection is a free program that is included with your monthly membership!

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  • Group Exercise – Over 50 classes!
  • Fitness Center, including cardio, weight training and free weight equipment
  • Indoor heated Junior Olympic size pool
  • Water aerobics – over 15 classes per week
  • Men’s and Women’s Steam & Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Male and female locker room facilities with individual showers

Programs free with membership

  • Wellness appointments and assessments
  • Group Exercise 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
  • Certified Massage Therapy
  • Afterschool care at elementary and middleschool sites
  • Summer Camps
  • Teen Programs
  • Active Older Adults events
Membership Type
Joining Fee
Monthly draft
Full-Time Student (12 and Older)
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Young Adult (19 – 25)
One Young Adult
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One Young Adult + Dependents
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Two Young Adults
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One Adult
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Three to Five Adults
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Senior Adult (62 and Older)
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Two Senior Adults
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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 Director at 704-822-9622 or email to

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, Stowe Family Y, take a tour, and pick up a membership information guide for more detail and guidelines on membership.