With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community too.

The Y is a charity like no other. We’re more than just a place to work out; more than a place where families can spend quality time together; more than a place to learn to swim; more than a place for kids to play team sports; more than a place for seniors to stay young at heart. We’re all those things and more. We’re a place where you belong!


  • Parents find a safe, positive environment for children to learn good values, social skills and behaviors.
  • Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other.
  • Children and teens play, learn who they are and what they can achieve, and are accepted.
  • Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier.
  • Communities thrive because neighbors support each other and give back.
  • We all build relationships that further our sense of belonging and purpose.

Become a member of something special.

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(ages 1-13)
FREE MEMBERSHIP until Feb. 15th
$25 draft begins 02/15/2021
(ages 14-18)
FREE MEMBERSHIP until Feb. 15th
$26 draft begins 02/15/2021
(ages 19-24)
FREE MEMBERSHIP until Feb. 15th
$30 draft begins 02/15/2021
(ages 25+)
FREE MEMBERSHIP until Feb. 15th
$44 draft begins 02/15/2021
$72* draft begins 02/15/2021
$104** draft begins 02/15/2021
(ages 65+)
FREE MEMBERSHIP until Feb. 15th
$36 draft begins 02/15/2021

*Includes Free Kids Zone

**One adult or a couple residing in the same household and their dependents. Dependent(s) must be living in their household and under the age of 18, or 23 with proof of full-time college credit hours. These credit hours must be presented when membership is commenced and with every subsequent renewal.

All members must pay a join fee (provided that membership does not lapse for 60 days). If upgrading your membership, the difference in the Join Fees will be charged. If a member rejoins within the 60 day grace period the member will be required to pay a prorated amount back to the last active membership date. Monthly dues are deducted from checking, savings, or credit account. A service fee of $15 is charged for any returned draft. Membership cancellations require 10 business days written notice prior to the draft date.



Think outside the box and give the gift of healthy living. Y Gift Cards may be purchased for any amount and can be used for anything at the Y. That means you could give the gift of a gymnastics class, swim lesson, or personal training session. Know someone with children in our Child Care program? Y Gift Cards can be used for child care, membership, dance classes and more! Call or stop by to pick yours up today! (630-552-4100 or 815-786-9998)

Side effects of purchasing Y Gift Cards:

  • Smiles beyond the holidays. We build relationships.
  • Increased confidence. We enhance self-esteem.
  • Improved health. We change lives.
  • No contracts
  • Reduced prices on programs, such as swimming, dance, music, gymnastics, sports, and more!
  • Unlimited FREE group exercise classes ranging from Les Mills BodyPump® to Yoga
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Center including state-of-the-art TechnoGym® equipment, free weights and Cybex machines
  • Free Water Exercise classes
  • Activities for the entire family
  • Three FREE guests per year per member at no cost
  • Year-round use of our heated, eight-lane indoor pool and full-size gymnasium at Central Branch
  • Use of both Central and West Branches
  • Nationwide Membership
  • Belonging to an organization that cares and gives back to our community
Download this file (FVFYMCA_MembershipApp.pdf)FVFYMCA_MembershipApp.pdf


Fox Valley Family YMCA members benefit from the Y's NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP program. That means, our members can use other Y facilities throughout the nation at no extra charge! Simply present your Y membership and photo ID at one of 2,000+ participating Y's nationwide and enjoy free access.

We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace or in another region. Now, Fox Valley Family YMCA members have the opportunity to use other Y facilities throughout the nation, at no extra charge.


It's easy! Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at a participating YMCA nationwide and enjoy free access.

Vist for all the details including an interactive map showing all participating Y's.


  • The YMCA’s Nationwide Membership Program is valid for YMCA Facility Members only.
  • Visitors to other Y’s must present a valid YMCA membership card and photo ID upon their first visit and complete a visiting member waiver or standard facility usage form with a liability waiver.
  • A Facility Member’s home branch designation and subsequent monthly membership rate will be determined by which branch the member uses 50 percent of the time.
  • Program discounts do not apply. Participating YMCAs reserve the right to restrict facility or program access. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. Fox Valley Family YMCA's Kids Zone is not included in nationwide membership.

All children 11 and under must be in a supervised activity or with an adult 18 or older when using the facility. Children must be 14 or older to use the fitness center.

Violent Offender Checks: all members/guests are screened against state violent offender database.
Sex Offender Checks: all members/guests are screened against state sex offender database.

Welcome back, Kids Zone – our supervised play area while you workout, available with a family membership!
Exciting Kids Zone Updates:  Beginning the week of November 2, Central branch will reopen Kids Zone as Kids Zone @ Play! This newly updated program will now be located in the Gymnastics Little Gym.  Children will get to run, jump and play while their parent(s) workout. See program policies below.

Program Policies - Effective November 2, 2020

  • Space is limited. Participants must register prior to visiting Kids Zone.
  • Registration opens every Thursday of the week prior.
  • Registration closes at 8:00 pm the night prior. If there are no participants registered for the next day, Kids Zone will not open.
  • Recommended for kids ages 2-6 years old.
  • Staff and children are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Snacks and drinks will not be allowed.
  • Children will be given a health screening and temperature check upon entering Kids Zone.
  • Currently, Kids Zone is not available for employees.
  • Participants must have a current family membership to participate.

Hours - Effective November 2, 2020

West Branch

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Central Branch

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Walk into any of our program sites or our facility and you will see people of all ages and incomes. If a person or family is unable to pay for membership, scholarships are provided through donations from generous businesses, foundations and individuals. Over $50,000 from the YMCA last year was used to support membership scholarships and programs that change lives.

Through the generosity of donors, the YMCA is able to help if you can't afford the full membership or program fees. All YMCA members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they are receiving financial assistance and your application is processed confidentially. For further details about how to apply for assistance, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by the YMCA you would like to join.

Bring health and wellness to your business by taking advantage of our Corporate Wellness Program. Enjoy extra perks with a corporate membership. For more information, contact the Membership DirectorAngie Skeens-Heyl by calling 630-552-4100 or download our Corporate Wellbeing Program Guide below.

Download this file (CorporateMembership_guide_2018.pdf)Corporate Membership Guide

Hellos in the hallways. Splashes in the pool. Me time in yoga. Feeling at home, even off the field. You know the feeling – being part of something bigger. We are The Y!



Whether it was a goal to get in shape or learn to swim, below are the some of the stories that make our Y strong.


From a one week trial to a love of our Group Ex Fitness classes, meet Tammy!

• Why have you chosen to workout at the Y?

I started with the one week trial because I wanted to see what the group classes were about. I realized right away that the Y is more of a community than a workout facility. The instructors have strong relationships with their classes and everyone is friendly and welcoming. I'm very thankful for the friendships I've made through the Y. 

• What is your favorite class?

My favorite classes are Pilates and Les Mills BodyPump. Pilates helped me correct my diastasis recti after having my second baby, and that made a big difference in all areas of my fitness.

• Do you or your family participate in any other Y programs?

My son does swim lessons off and on and my husband sometimes plays in the open gym basketball games. My 2 boys also go to the kid zone while I work out and they love it. They ask to go there every day so I love knowing they're having fun and socializing while I get a good workout in (and get to socialize myself!) 

• Have you experienced positive changes or benefits that you would attribute to working out at the Y?

When I started this fitness journey I had no idea where it would take me, but I've noticed so many positive changes. I have grown to love group fitness classes. I am much healthier than I've been in probably a decade. I have more energy to keep up with my boys, and working out has been a great stress reliever for me.


"Lincoln always came to class with a big smile on his face. He was either dressed in his favorite superhero clothing and was excited to see his friends. Lincoln was eager to participate and share during our Morning Circle. He liked to make his friends laugh and had a great sense of humor. During the school year, he worked really hard on writing his name. By the end of the year, he could write his first and last name fluently!"  –Mrs. Poss, Lincoln's Preschool teacher.



"I've made new friends outside of school and enjoy hanging out with fellow swimmers. My favorite event is the 50M Back Stroke." said Ben. With just 2 seasons under his cap, Ben is already excelling as a member of the Aqua Force Swim Team and in more than just his favorite event. This past weekend, Ben took 2nd place in his age group in the 200M Freestyle at the YMCA Swimming Championships. "Ben showed potential and I was excited to work with him at practice. Now his hard work has paid off at big meets. I can see his enthusiasm, especially when he's on that podium holding a medal!" says Swim Coach, Kevin Satler.

While Ben practices with the swim team, his 2 younger sisters, Lily and Maddy, take swim lessons.  Their mother Katie says, "The kids love the water – they beg to be signed-up. Swim lessons have prepared the girls to swim in the lake. Lily is now comfortable putting her face in the water and Maddy swims on her own instead of holding onto me. AND when the girls and Ben swim, I get to work out! I enjoy Les Mills BODYSTEP and BODYPUMP as well as Spin."





Dean, member since 2009, deliveries beautiful, home-grown roses to our front desk all summer long. Not only do Dean's flowers brighten the desk, they also brighten our day! THIS is what it means to be a member at the Y. Because we're more than a gym – we're family.











When we asked Eric if we could take his photo for this feature, he replied, "Get this pose, you can really see my muscles." 

That sense of humor and confidence makes him well-liked by staff and members. But his commitment to a healthy lifestyle is why he chooses the Y. "Fitness leads to a healthy life. A healthy life leads to a happy life. And a happy life leads to a well-lived life."  












“My favorite part of soccer was making goals and being on a team with all of my new and old friends,” says Emmett.  Not only is the commitment to a sport beneficial to a child, it's also a benefit to the family as a whole. "Our family has made lifelong friends at the Y. Our whole family looks forward to sports days,"  said Emmet's mother, Tiffany. "Coach Ed clicked with all the kids and I could tell he truly cared for all of them. It was fun to watch each kid on the team improve their skills and grow their confidence."