WSYMCA Memberships

We're more than a gym. We're a community. 

The West Suburban YMCA is a nonprofit organization committed to helping you thrive at each stage of life. We're passionate about nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors. We serve the communities of Newton, Watertown, Belmont, Weston, and Wellesley.

ALL are welcome at the Y, and our community brings together people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, financial circumstances, genders, races, religions, and sexual orientations.


Membership Your Way

We aim to be transparent and flexible for our members. You won't be blindsided by hidden fees or locked into a contract.

No Joining Fee

When you join today there are no hidden joining fees or maintenance fees, just the monthly rate for your membership type.

No Contract

We do not require a contract or minimum commitment to join. Join when you're ready, leave when you need to - you shouldn't feel trapped by a gym membership!

Access to Both Locations

Members have access to both of our branches, located at 276 Church St and 135 Wells Ave in Newton, Massachusetts.

Ability to Freeze Your Membership

Going away for the summer? Injured and can't work out for a spell? No worries! Members can place their membership on hold for up to 4 months in a calendar year and won't be charged.

Membership Benefits

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Free Group Fitness Classes

Free "Fit Connect" with a Personal Trainer

Early Registration & Reduced Rates for Programs

Free Kids' Corner for Household Memberships

Nationwide Reciprocity at YMCAs Across the Country

No Joiner Fee, No Contracts, No Cancellation Fee

Monthly dues are drafted on the 15th of each month from a bank account or credit card.


Membership TypeMonthly Rate
Youth (age 0-12)$21.50
Teen (age 13-19)$31.50
Young Adult (age 20-26)$43.00
Young Professional (age 27-35)$56.00
Adult (age 36-64)$68.00
Senior (age 65+)$64.00
Couple (no children)$107.00
Senior Couple (both age 65+, no children)$100.00
One-Adult Household (includes all children under 27)$100.00
Two-Adult Household (includes all children under 27)$120.00

Please note, the WSYMCA offers youth memberships at no cost to children in foster care and 50% off Adult or Household Memberships to households with foster children. Please contact Jane Carroll for more information.



Use this link to sign up for your membership online. It is quick and easy.


In Person

Visit us at either location, at 276 Church Street or 135 Wells Ave in Newton, and our Welcome Center staff will help you.


Prefer to read the application ahead of time? Just download this Membership Application to review. 


Non-Member Day Pass Rates

Please visit the welcome center to purchase a day pass. 

Youth (0 months-19 years)$10
Adult (20-64 years)$20
Senior (65+ years)$15
College Student (with college ID)$15
Adult Guest with Member$15
Household (same household)$20
My Y is Every Y - Nationwide MembershipFree
Active Military (with ID)Free

The West Suburban YMCA accepts nationwide reciprocity with a usage limitation of 4 visits to either of our facilities in a calendar month. If visits exceed that number in the same month, the Nationwide Member will need to purchase a guest pass for $15. Welcome, and thank you for visiting the West Suburban YMCA. 

The Nationwide Membership Program enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your home YMCA. We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. 

Please note, many YMCAs across the country may not be open to their full capacity, and safety regulations vary significantly in each community. If you plan to visit a YMCA that is not your home Y, it is recommended that you confirm policies at each facility in advance of arrival. 

Our policies have been made with consideration of ALL the populations we serve. We ask that all members demonstrate the YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility towards each other and our dedicated staff team.


New to the Y?

If you have never been to the West Suburban YMCA before, create an account on our registration and membership portal using a valid email address. Click “Create an Account” and follow the instructions on the screen. 

Already a Member?

If you have been to the West Suburban YMCA before, go to our registration and membership portal and use the email address on file to log in to your account.

  • Log in to your account by entering the email address associated with your YMCA account, or by your YMCA Access ID and birthdate. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive your email. 
  • If either of those options do not work, please call the front desk at 617-244-6050. Do not make a new account. 
  • If you have multiple children and you do not see them all listed under your account, please contact the front desk. 

Once You Have Created Your Account

Choose your membership type. Membership types are based on age for individual and couple memberships or number of adults for family memberships. Follow the prompts to finish the membership registration process. A prorated payment will be due to finalize the membership. 

Member Account Checklist 

Once you are logged in to your account, please take a moment to update the following required items for all members on your account: 

  • Waivers 
  • Emergency contacts 
  • Upload photos of all members on your account
  • Contact information including cell phone number, email, local address 
  • Recurring payment information

Financial assistance is available based on household income and household size. Please see the financial aid section of our website or email for more information. 

Upon your first visit, please come to our Welcome Center to get your member ID card, have your picture taken if not already uploaded, and sign off on our membership policies, code of conduct, and liability waiver.

We’ve partnered with many companies and organizations to offer memberships at discounted rates. The WSYMCA also frequently offers membership promotions throughout the year. Visit our Ways to Save page to learn more.

Here are our forms that members sign during the joining process:

Membership Application

Waiver & Code of Conduct

Documents are available in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese on our Translated Documents page.

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening our community, no one is turned away from our YMCA due to an inability to pay. 

With funds raised through our Annual Campaign, we are able to offer financial assistance to all qualified applicants. 

Visit the Financial Assistance page to learn more.

Facility Amenities

Church St YMCA

✔ New Balance Track & Field 
✔ Outdoor Playground 
✔ Indoor Track 
✔ Cardio Deck 
✔ Full Basketball Court
✔ Men's Locker Room with Whirlpool and Showers
✔ Women's Locker Room with Steam Shower, Sauna, and Showers
✔ Private Changing Rooms with Showers 
✔ 2 Indoor Pools

Wells Ave YMCA

✔ 61,000 sq ft facility 
✔ Fitness Center 
✔ Cardio Deck 
✔ 4 Multi-purpose courts for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball 
✔ Work Lounge 
✔ Men's and Women's Locker Rooms with Showers
✔ 4 Lane 25-yard lap pool

Great Benefits for the Whole Family

Our Branches Feature:

Fitness and Wellness

✔ Group Exercise Classes 
✔ Live Virtual Exercise Classes 
✔ Personal Training - In-person or virtual 
✔ Wellness Center with weights, benches, barbells, selectorized equipment, functional fitness equipment, strength machines 
✔ Cardio Deck with all new machines
✔ Other Fitness and Wellness Paid Programming (e.g. instructional classes, training groups, youth classes).

Indoor Pools

✔ Adult Lap or Recreation Swimming 
✔ Open Swim 
✔ Aquatics Programming (e.g. swim lessons, Blue Waves Swim Team, lifeguard training)

Sports and Recreation

✔ Open Gym Hours 
✔ Drop-in Pickleball 
✔ Outdoor Basketball Hoop at Church St Y 
✔ Squash/Racquetball Court at Church St Y (Reservation required) 
✔ Youth Sports Programming, including instructional classes and leagues

Childcare and Family Services

✔ Kids' Corner - Hours & Protocols  
✔ School Vacation Programs 
✔ Preschool Center for Youth Development at Church St Y 
✔ Out of School Time - K-8 Afterschool Program at Church St Y 


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Jordan Cloutier

Membership Director- Wells Ave Y
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Conor Sweeney

Membership Director- Church St Y