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The Elm City YMCA brings personal wellness programs to the New Haven community ages fourteen and older. Whether you live in the city or commute daily for business, our team of professionals is here to assist you in reaching your healthy living goals.

Amenities at the Elm City YMCA:

  • 8,000 sq/ft State of the Art Wellness Center
  • Free Group Exercise Classes for Members
  • Personal Training
  • Cardiovascular Equipment (Treadmills, Ellipticals, Stationery Bikes/Recumbent Bikes, Arc Trainers, Stair Master, Incline Climber)
  • Resistance Training Equipment (Epic, Life Fitness, Free Motion, Hammer Strength, Cybex)
  • Free Weights (Dumbells, Bench Press, Squat Rack, Flat and Adjustable Benches)
  • Locker Rooms
  • Free, two hour parking is offered to members after 2:00 pm in the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale Parking Garage

Become A Member

The Elm City Y is the newest Branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA

Why do so many people feel like they belong at the Y?  One reason is that no other single membership provides so many ways to exercise spirit, mind and body as the YMCA. So, whether your life is about shaping up or meeting up, it all begins with signing up at the YMCA.

We have a wonderful community of people here at the Elm City Y!  It’s a positive, supportive environment where you and your friends can feel comfortable while pursuing the activities that interest you the most. Membership is open to adults ages 14 years and older.

When you join the Y, you become part of a family of members who support the Y’s philosophy of healthy lifestyles, mutual respect, community spirit, leadership and character development. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best in member service. People from several different local communities belong to the Elm City Y, creating a diverse and energetic environment we think you will really enjoy!

You’ll also get to know people in the community at large, as the Y partners with other charitable organizations in our surrounding towns on projects that benefit the common good. And, as a community service organization, the Y thrives on the camaraderie of people who help out by volunteering for events throughout the year.

We hope you will decide to join the Elm City YMCA – We all need a place to belong!

Membership Application

Membership Handbook

Membership For All

Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances. Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of our community. Our “Membership For All” program is available for those with a demonstrated financial need.

FIND YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE to determine your membership rate, please select the membership type & household income: Find Your Membership Fee

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for programs is available for qualified members, funded by our Annual Campaign. We are community based and believe that our programs should be available for everyone.

 Financial Assistance Application

My Y is Every Y in New England – Reciprocity

Another great reason to belong to the Y! We are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  We want to encourage our 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, full facility Y members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout the region, at no extra charge.

All YMCA members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont will be welcome – free – with their active/current YMCA ID card anywhere in New England and a valid photo ID.

Some restrictions may apply so please check with the Y you plan to visit by going to their website and clicking on the My Y/Every Y to learn more.

For additional details and FAQ Click Here

A.W.A.Y. – Always Welcome at Any YMCA

With a YMCA membership, you’ll automatically become part of the A.W.A.Y. program, meaning you are Always Welcome At YMCAs! Present your member ID card at YMCAs outside our association while traveling to reap the rewards. If you are planning a trip, we’ll gladly call ahead to confirm guest policies in that area.

Member Get A Member Program

When a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month. There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive. Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

For Your Safety

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.