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The Y is a non-profit like no other. When you join the Y, you're coming together with men, women and children from your community who are committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Welcome to the Y!
Our general policies and procedures can be found here on our website and in our program guide; for a more in-depth look at our membership guidelines, download our membership handbook.
- Free Wellness Center Orientation
- Free land and water based Group Exercise Classes
- Free Group Cycling Classes
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Priority registration and reduced rates for YMCA programs
- Access to two pools – 4 lane lap pool and a family fun pool with water slide and play features
- Wellness center with over 75 pieces of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment
- Use of walking / jogging track with cushioned surface
- Gymnasium access for basketball, volleyball, pickle ball and large group activities
- Drop-off Child Watch services for children 3 months to 9 years of age
- Kid’s Gym with indoor playground
- Use of The Center with two Wii Gaming Systems, Billiards, Table Tennis and Foosball
- Three locker rooms including a Family / Special Needs locker room with 9 private changing rooms.
- Three complimentary guest passes each calendar year for Adult and Family memberships
- YMCA membership is accepted at most of the 2,700 Y’s across the country
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA offers membership in the following categories:
|Membership Types||Monthly Fee
|Youth (through High School)
|College (12 or more credits)
|Single Parent Family
The $25 fee is paid upon membership sign-up and will be charged only once per continuous membership. Those qualifying for a corporate membership (5 or more individuals from the same company) or an insurance company reimbursement program do not pay the joining fee.
Your membership charges can be paid in the following ways:
- Automatic withdrawal on the 5th or 20th of each month from a checking or savings account.
- Automatic debit on the 5th or 20th of each month from your credit card.
- Advance payment by cash, check or credit card
Should you choose to end your Y experience, please fill out a termination form prior to the 20th of the month. Failure to do so will result in membership charges for the next month. The $25 joining fee must be paid upon membership reactivation.
(PDF) Download Membership Application
Child Watch is available for parents with children 3 months to 9 years of age. A parent must remain in the facility at all times. It’s a great opportunity to take a class, swim or walk with a friend while our experienced caregivers take care of your children. There is an hourly fee of $1.50 per child.
How does Child Watch operate?
Guests are always welcome at the YMCA! All guests must present a photo I.D. and register at the front desk. Guests under the age of 15 must be signed in by an adult. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times or enrolled in a YMCA program. The only exception is that children aged 7 – 9 may be in the pool area when a parent is in the facility.
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA participates in the AWAY program, which means we welcome members of other Y's to visit us free of charge up to 12 times in a calendar year. After 12 visits AWAY members are welcome to use the Y by paying the daily guest pass fee.
|Youth (-17 Years)
|Family (All members of one immediate family)
The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That's why we're here working with you every day, making sure that you, your family and community have the resources and support your need to learn, grow and thrive. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who may not otherwise be able to afford a Y experience.
The YMCA does not turn anyone away due to the inability to pay. Financial aid is available for membership and programs to those who qualify. Applications are available at the Front Desk or may be downloaded
(PDF) Download Financial Assistance Application
YMCA members enrolled in ELIGIBLE insurance plans with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Health Partners, Medica, Preferred One, or UCare for Seniors can receive a reimbursement by working out a set number of days each month. That's more money in your pocket for staying healthy!
Call the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card to see if your plan qualifies.
The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles.
The YMCA is a participating SilverSneakers® fitness facility. Individuals with ELIGIBLE medical insurance can enroll in a free Silver Sneaker membership which includes full use of the YMCA and participation in group exercise classes. Bring your Silver Sneakers ID to the YMCA to sign up.
Get fit, have fun, make friends! Go to www.silversneakers.com for more information.
Fitness Consultation/Healthy Lifestyles (Orientation) FREE!
Fitness By Design provides an overview of all the fitness equipment in the Wellness Center. It is free for members and takes about 30-60 minutes. All junior high youth who want to use the Wellness Center must complete this orientation. Sign up at the Front Desk.
Personal Fitness Program (establishing a pattern of exercise) Fee: $20
The Personal Fitness Program (PFP) is designed for those who are thinking about exercising, preparing to exercise, or are exercising on a sporadic basis. This program is a 6 week program that will assist you in becoming a regular exerciser! Within the 6 weeks, you will meet with a trained staff member 3 times to assist you in establishing your pattern of regular exercise each week, receive encouragement and support for your efforts, and be held accountable for your workouts. Register with Dean in the Wellness Center.
Personal Trainers work with people of all ages, help you stay on track, keep you motivated and assist you in achieving your desired goals. Members are able to register for Personal Training for either land or water based exercise. Contact Britney to sign-up or have your questions answered.
Y Staff recommend at least two sessions when you begin Personal Training. Our personal trainers are certified by national accredited organizations.
Join us for a variety of workouts or slip on your swimsuit and try a water fitness class. Classes include Cycling, Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp, Pilates, Functional Interval Training, Step Aerobics, Stability Ball and many more. The Group Exercise schedule offers 50+ FREE classes each week. No need to pre-register, just arrive a few minutes before class to participate.
Need a little motivation to make your weekly workouts? Take part in one of the many FREE fitness challenges which give you a chance to win weekly prizes or the end of challenge grand prize.
Information on current challenges is available at both the front desk and wellness center desks.
Frequently Asked Questions by New Y Members:
Do I need to sign up for Group Exercise Classes?
When & where are pool, gym and group exercise class schedules available?
What is the procedure for checking in?
How old do I need to be at the YMCA alone?
How old do I need to be to use the Wellness Center?
How old do I need to be to use the Aquatic Center?
How do I register for youth & adult programs?
Labor Day - April 30
Monday – Thursday 5:15 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 5:15 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
YMCA Code of Conduct & Building Policies
Code of Conduct
Facility Age Guidelines
Online Account Management
This feature allows members and program participants who are in our computer system the ability to edit their profile, change passwords, manage billing and payment options, make and schedule payments and view (print) their payment history.
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