Membership Benefits

Learn more about your local branch by clicking the links below:

Ballentine Family YMCA

Downtown YMCA

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

Lexington Family YMCA

NorthWest Family YMCA

Orangeburg County YMCA

Group Exercise Classes

With your membership, you can choose from hundreds of exercise classes for beginners up to the fitness enthusiast.  Our Ys offer traditional aerobics, yoga, pilates, cycle, and many other group exercise classes, including barre, kettlebells, ZUMBA® and BODYPUMP, all taught in a fun, welcoming environment. In addition to the group exercise classes, our trained wellness staff can help design a fitness program that meets your individual needs.

Smart Start Program

Smart Start, the first program in our My Fit program, includes three free coaching appointments and free MobileFit software for tracking your workouts and progress and setting goals. Visit the front desk to get started!

Special Rates on Family Friendly Programs

Members receive special rates on afterschool, summer day camp, sports for youth and adults, childcare, swim lessons, personal training and more.

Community-wide Memberships

All family memberships and individual community-wide memberships include access to all six YMCA of Columbia locations.

Strength and Cardio Equipment

Each Y has a variety of strength and cardio equipment for members.  Whether you prefer running on a treadmill, cycling beside a friend, reading while on an elliptical trainer, lifting free weights or using strength training equipment, you can do it at the YMCA. Our wellness centers have individual TV monitors on cardio equipment.

Quality Child Care

We provide quality child care in our ChildWatch and Kids’ Club while you’re working out or participating in other Y activities for up to two hours per day with a family membership. (not available at Downtown YMCA or Lexington Family YMCA)

Swimming and Water Activities

Many of our facilities have year-round indoor pools with time for recreational swim and water aerobic activities.  Certified lifeguards staff our pools, and our swim lessons are taught by trained instructors.

Guest Policy

If you are considering a Y membership, we invite you to tour the facility to receive a complimentary day guest pass. Bring your guest pass back to enjoy all the Y has to offer. Non-members may visit our facilities for $10. Any person that does not hold a current membership must be 18 years or older to visit without a parent or guardian present. All guests are required to present a photo ID, sign a daily waiver and wear a guest wristband during visit.

Open Y

Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people.  The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances.  Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of our community.

Financial assistance is available for qualified members funded by our Annual Campaign. We are community based and believe that our programs should be available for everyone. Stop by the member services desk to fill out a financial assistance application or download it below.
Open Y Form

My Y is Every Y in South Carolina

Your Y just got a whole lot bigger! We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Now, full facility/full privilege (community-wide) YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout the 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 to all of South Carolina’s 53 branches. Details: The reciprocal membership program is valid for YMCA of Columbia Community-Wide members only (excludes Lexington only, Orangeburg only and Palmetto Health express members) and members must use their home branch at least 50% of the time.  Program discounts do not apply at other YMCAs. Other YMCAs reserve the right to restrict facility or program access and other restrictions may apply. Please contact your visiting Y for more information before your visit or visit the South Carolina Alliance of YMCAs website.

A.W.A.Y. – Always Welcome at Any YMCA

With a YMCA membership, you’ll automatically become part of the A.W.A.Y. program, meaning you are Always Welcome At YMCAs! Present your member ID card at participating YMCAs throughout the country while traveling to reap the rewards up to 12 times per calendar year. If you are planning a trip, we’ll gladly call ahead to confirm guest policies in that area.