At the Y, you’re not just a member of a facility; you’re part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but within our community too.
We are open to everyone and embrace diversity and our programs reflect the unique needs of our community. We are constantly updating our facilities and adding to our program offerings to fit the needs of you and your family and those in the community.
We believe that no one should ever be denied membership to the Y and access to our programs and services because of inability to pay. With generous donations to our annual support campaign We Build People, the Y offers income-based membership rates and a financial assistance scholarship program to ensure Y access for all.
We believe that the values and skills learned early on in life are the building blocks of life. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their full potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing adults tomorrow.
Among our offerings for youth:
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. That’s why health, well-being and fitness are so much more than just working out. Beyond modern fitness facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.
At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and at every activity level, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a bit healthier. Members and program participants often cite the supportive atmosphere of other members and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of greater well-being.
Among Our Offerings
The generosity of others is at the core of the Y as a nonprofit organization. It is only through the support of hundreds of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to our neighbors through vital community programs and services.
Among Our Offerings
A Metro Membership provides unlimited access to any of our five membership facilities, plus the fabulous YMCA Camp Sherwin, our public camping and recreation facility, located in Lake City, PA. The majority of health and wellness programs are included in membership, and for those that are not, members enjoy a significant program discount. Visit as often as you like to take classes and enjoy the facilities and equipment. A one-time joiner fee of $25 will be added to your membership. Download a membership application
Members/Non-members that Buddy-Up for Fitness both enjoy an exclusive 20% membership savings each month as long as both remain members of the Y. This program is open to current Y members that buddy-up with a new non-member or two non-members that join together. Visit www.ybuddyforfitness.org for more information.
A Branch Membership offers unlimited use at the specific branch you choose. This membership type is only offered at the County Y in Edinboro or the Downtown/UPMC Hamot Ys in Erie. The majority of health and wellness programs are included in membership, and for those that are not, members enjoy a significant program discount. Visit as often as you like to take classes and enjoy the facilities and equipment. Branch ONLY membership rates vary by branch and are only offered at the Downtown, UPMC Hamot and County Y locations. Inquire at your specific branch. Download a membership application
The Y offers income-based rates for individuals and families. Proof of income is required as well as a current tax statement. To apply for a lower rate based on income please inquire at a specific branch or use the rate calculator. Download a membership application
As a nonprofit, charitable organization, the Y provides financial assistance for Y membership and programs in order to ensure that everyone, regardless of your income, has access to the Y. If fees prove to be an obstacle in your Y participation, please inquire at your local branch. Download a membership application. Download a confidential financial assistance application
Many health plans are offering a “fitness center” benefit as part of their offerings. And, while we know the Y is much more than a gym or fitness center, we’re participating in a handful of these offers to increase access and affordability of Y memberships. The YMCA of Greater Erie currently participates in SilverSneakers Fitness Program, UPMC My Health Community, Silver & Fit, and Coventry Cares. For more information contact your insurance provider or the Y’s Membership Desk.
We understand that military families are under enormous strain. As a member of the Y, you and your family can spend quality time together and enjoy fun activities in a warm, supportive environment. It’s also a place to meet other military families who can relate to your unique situation.
Who is eligible for Military membership?
Title 10 personnel are eligible for a Y membership, including:
What do I need to do?
There’s no doubt about it that workplace wellness is worth it. We believe that healthy employees help make a healthy and successful company. Our Corporate Wellness Program is tailored by employer in order to best meet the needs of the employer. Customization includes utilization reporting and reimbursement incentives, guest speakers, participation in corporate health fairs and corporate sporting leagues are available as well.