Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

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Membership Information

Your Membership Means More at the Y!

When you become a member at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County, you’re setting yourself on a lifelong journey of healthy spirit, mind and body. You’re a part of an organization that provides everything from child care, health and fitness, family time, and so much more. Membership at the YMCA provides many benefits, but comes with responsibilities, too. We ask that you dive into our organization to get involved and be a role model of the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We ask that you volunteer or contribute to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign that provides membership assistance for those who can’t afford full fees. Become a member at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County and be a part of something so much more.

Your safety is our priority. We are taking precautions to fight against Covid-19.

We’re following guidance from the State of Iowa, health experts, and local officials to determine the safest way to serve everyone in our community. We are doing everything possible to ensure our facility meets the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe social distancing practices. We ALL have a vital role to play in maintaining a healthy environment in our Y. Please review these guidelines carefully.

The Y is for All!

We believe everyone deserves a Y, so the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County offers an Income-Based Membership Pricing structure. This program offers a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit the financial situation of each individual household in our community. We believe people should have access to the programs and services at the YMCA that nurture the spirit, mind, and body regardless of their personal financial circumstances. Financial assistance can be obtained for membership, as well as program fees. Applications are available on our website or at our Welcome Desk.

Has COVID-19 caused a financial hardship to your family?

If you need assistance to pay for your Y Membership, please fill out our COVID-19 Membership Subsidy application.  Qualifying applicants are eligible for 50% discount from their membership for up to 3 months.  You may re-enroll for an additional 3 months at the end of your initial term.  Fees will automatically readjust at the end of the discount period unless the member re-enrolls for the additional 3 months.

COVID-19 Hardship Application

If you have questions about this program, please email David DeZur, Membership & Marketing Director —

Click below to download a copy of our Open Doors Program (Financial Assistance) Application

Open Doors Program Application

Membership Types

Full Y Membership: Get full access to a family-friendly environment, two indoor heated pools, a whirlpool, cardio and weight rooms, indoor track and gymnasium, two racquetball courts, group cycling studio, group exercise classes, free new member orientation, and discounts on: specialty classes, swim lessons, youth programs, birthday parties, and child care.

Program Membership: If you’re not already a Full Y Member and want to participate in programs like swim lessons and youth sports, you’ll need an annual Program Membership. You’ll receive the same great level of quality programming, but without access to the Wellness Center and other amenities provided through a Full Y Membership.

Corporate Membership: The YMCA Corporate Membership allows local businesses to offer all of the healthy lifestyle benefits of a Y membership to their employees at a rate that is attractive. Want to start a personalized corporate membership plan for your business? Contact us today for a plan that works for you and your employees!

Visiting Membership: If you live 50 miles or more away from our Y, you may purchase a short-term Visiting Membership. Visiting Memberships must be paid up front at the time of registration.

Military Outreach: Military families are encouraged to become a member of the Y, where you and your family can spend quality time together and enjoy fun. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y proudly offers memberships to eligible military families
and personnel. Restrictions apply, visit for details.

Veteran Membership: We honor Veterans’ service with a 10% discount off membership. Simply present your Retired Military ID, Veterans DD214 or Veterans ID Card from the Department of Veteran Affairs to receive discount.

Iowa Reciprocity & AWAY Program: 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. Now, Full YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout the state and country, at no extra charge.

Membership Categories

Youth: Anyone 17 years old or younger with an independent membership. The membership application must be signed by a guardian who is 17 years old or older.

Young Adult: A membership for adults age 18-25.

Adult: An individual who is between the ages of 26 and 64.

Adult Couple: Two adults who reside in the same home and are both between the ages of 26 and 64.

Family: A family is defined as up to two adults and children 18 and younger residing in the same home. Membership extended to dependent college students with proof of registration. If you have more than two adults in your household please contact us to find out how you can add an additional adult to your membership.

Senior: A membership for those 65 years old and older.

Senior Couple: A membership for two adults residing in the same home, one at which is 65 years or older.

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Full Y Membership Rates

Membership Type Join Fee Monthly Rate
Youth* $10 $15
Young Adult (18-25) $10 $20
Adult $25 $40
Adult Couple $30 $50
Family $30 $55
Senior (65+) $25 $32
Senior Couple (65+) $30 $42

*The youth membership application must be signed by a guardian who is 18 years old or older.

Optional Services & Rentals  Monthly Rate
Fitness Plus (access to fitness plus locker room, bath towel service & one kit locker) must be 18+ $20 first person; $10 second person
Laundry Service $14
Bath Towel Service $8
Tall Locker Rental $5
Extra Kit Locker Rental (only available in Fitness Plus locker rooms) $2

Program Membership Rates

Membership Type Annual Rate
Youth Program Member $20
Family Program Member $35

Day Pass Rates

Guests visiting the Y who want to purchase a day pass must present a valid photo ID.

Day Pass Type Daily Rate
Family $15
Adult $8
Youth* $5

*The youth day pass must be signed by a guardian who is 18 years old or older.

Visiting Membership Rates

Length Join Fee Adult Rate Family Rate
15-Day $5 $25 $30
30-Day $15 $45 $58
90-Day $30 $128 $170

Class Pass Rate for Non-Members: Interested in trying out one of our group exercise fitness classes? Purchase a $5 Class Pass to 1 group exercise class and access to the locker room. View our list of classes here. Must be 18+ to participate in group exercise classes.

Play Pass Rate for Non-Members: $5 one-time Play Passes are available for guests 18+ who would like to participate in adult sports.

To download a copy of our membership application Click Here

YMCA General Age Requirements

The YMCA’s age requirements have been developed with safety and the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in mind.

Please Note: This is a general guideline. The YMCA reserves the right to make adjustments as needed and to determine what “responsible” behaviors are for supervisors of young children.

Ages 6 weeks to 9 years: can attend Child Watch or must be under direct supervision of a parent/guardian at all times.
Ages 10 to 12 years: can be in the game room, gym, racquetball court, walking track and the pool on their own. Can use Wellness Center once they have completed the Youth Wellness Orientation AND under direct supervision of an adult (18+).
Ages 13 to 17 years: has full access to facility unsupervised and can access Wellness Center after Youth Wellness Orientation.
Locker room use for young children: All children 6 years old and under can access the locker room of the opposite sex when accompanied by an adult.

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