How Does Nationwide Membership Work? 

We recommend following these guidelines before visiting a Y outside your home association: 

Call Before You Visit

Contact the Y you plan to visit in advance to ensure it is one of the more than 2,600 Ys in the U.S. participating in the nationwide membership program.  

Ask About Benefits

Each Y may have different membership benefits than the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Visiting us for the first time? Learn more about our benefits >

Activate Membership

Don't miss out! Only active members have access to nationwide membership. Is yours on hold? Email to reactive your membership today!

Bring the Essentials

Bring your photo ID and plan to sign a liability waiver when you visit other Ys. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign the waiver for you.


Please note! On average, at least 50% of your monthly visits to the Y must be to your Home Y (the local association that you joined originally and collects your membership dues). Nationwide membership is based on individual usage, not the overall usage of your couple or family membership. 

All Ys reserve the right to restrict or revoke nationwide membership privileges. Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating.