Welcome to the YMCA — Join One, Join All

We have reopened 12 of our YMCA branches. For information on locations and available amenities, click here. 

Please note that some of our membership policies have changed due to COVID-19. To increase the safety of our members, we are not accepting guest passes or Nationwide Access Membership. Please visit our policy page for the most up-to-date information. 



New members pay no join fee — a $60 value — during our Week of Thanks from November 23-30, 2020. Visit the branch or join online using My Y Code: WITHUS and help our community grow stronger.

Know someone who wants to join the Y? Refer a friend and if they join we'll waive their join fee and you'll recieve a free month of membership. 

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Join the Y and support a movement dedicated to building stronger and more connected communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Whether you're a longtime fitness expert or a health seeker looking for guidance, the Y can provide you with the tools you need to succeed in a safe and supportive environment that feels like home.

With hundreds of programs and group exercise classes happening all week at our 18 different locations throughout San Diego County, achieving your health and wellness goals have never been easier. That's because when you join one Y, you join them all!

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Member Benefits

  • Access to our 18 different locations throughout San Diego County.
  • KickStart — a personalized fitness program with three one-on-one sessions led by an accredited Wellness Coach.
  • Unlimited free group exercise classes with hundreds of options, including Pilates, Zumba, BODYPUMP, yoga, indoor cycling and water fitness.
  • State-of-the-art fitness centers with circuit training and free weights.
  • Indoor and outdoor pools, spas and splash pads at select YMCA branches.
  • Nationwide Access Membership gives you free access to all participating YMCA locations in the USA.
  • Access to the MobileFiT app to help you track your progress.
  • Family members can receive up to two hours of free Child Watch and Kids Club during workouts.
  • Lower pricing and limited early access for paid programs the whole family can enjoy, like camp, youth sports, swim lessons and thousands of other programs!
  • Free or discounted family events like Flick 'N Float (our dive-in movie) or Parents' Night Out.

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Support for the Military

The Y is proud to offer membership support to our military families. In appreciation for those who serve our country, we will waive the join fee and provide 10 percent off monthly membership dues to active, veteran and retired military who join the YMCA. Learn more about support available to military families.

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Renew Active

Renew Active, available through UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans, provides a waived join fee and a senior individual membership at no cost.


We are committed to ensuring everyone has access to the Y. If you need financial assistance to help with the cost of your membership or program, our scholarships allow you to participate at a reduced rate. 

Corporate Wellness

A healthy and productive workforce is key to a successful business. The Y offers group membership incentives to help local San Diego businesses provide more opportunities to learn, play, and get healthy.

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