Membership Info & FAQ

Membership Cards

Each member will receive a permanent membership card. Please present your card upon each visit. Membership cards are non-transferable.

New Member Fitness Orientation

New members are invited to sign up for a FREE Fitness Orientation. Get ideas about setting up your exercise time, proper use of fitness equipment, class schedules and information about personal training options. Orientation sessions will last approximately one hour.

Program Registration

Participants may register for programs at the Business Desk. Online registrations are available at A few programs are excluded from online registration.

YMCA Program Refund Policy

Some programs have minimum and maximum enrollment requirements. The YMCA reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment. Cash refunds will not be given on program fees or memberships. A credit voucher toward another class or another type of membership may be issued under special circumstances. Full refunds will be allowed only when classes are cancelled by the YMCA. If the YMCA cancels one class in a session, we will offer a makeup date.

Youth Building Usage Policy

Children age 7 and under must be within arm’s reach of a parent or legal guardian in all parts of the Y facilities.
Children age 12 to 14 may use the strength and cardiovascular machines only under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian after they have completed a Wellness Orientation.
Children age 15 and under must be directly supervised by a parent or a legal guardian in all parts of the Y facilities one hour before closing.

What’s included in my membership?

• Discounted pricing on programs.
• Free access to classes and exercise equipment.
• Use of swimming pool and gyms during open times.
• Access to hot tub, sauna, and steam room for those age 18 and older.

May I bring guests?

Yes. Each member unit receives four free guest passes to the Grand Island Y to share with family, friends, and colleagues. Each guest must come to the Y with a Grand Island Y member. Guests must show photo ID at check in.

May I visit other YMCAs?

Yes. Many YMCAs across the country participate in the Nationwide program, which allows members from other YMCAs to visit. It is recommended to call a location prior to visiting for specific policies.

Do I have to pay an enrollment fee again if I am a previous member of the YMCA?

If you renew your membership within 30 days you do not have to pay the enrollment fee again. If your membership has been inactive for more than 30 days you will be charged the enrollment fee.

What options do I have when changing my membership?

There are no contracts as a Y member. You have the option of upgrading, downgrading, freezing or cancelling your plan within two weeks of the payment coming due.

How do I cancel my YMCA membership?

All monthly draft memberships must be cancelled in writing at least two weeks before your monthly draft. Please visit the Front Desk to fill out a cancellation form.