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Are you a YMCA member?

I am thinking about joining the YMCA. I think it will be a good way to provide my 2yo dd playtime with other children while I work on getting fit. My dh will not be able to take advantage as often as the children and I, but I think it would be good for us as a family as well. So do any of you have YMCA memberships? It costs $93.00 a month for 2 adults plus children, but they have income based membership, so we may be able to get it for less than that. (I hope so. That seems really high to me.)

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Senae

Asked by Senae at 10:18 PM on Jan. 5, 2009 in Health

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  • I am a member of YMCA, and I agree that their prices are a bit high. We have had community centers in my area and they were not as expensive, but a great benefit of the Y is that they have so much more to offer the community. If you purchase a family membership it is cheaper than individual memberships. You might look into working for the Y. That way you get free memberships.
    PSMother

    Answer by PSMother at 10:25 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • Yes I am and we are on the low income based membership. We pay 38 a month
    Pinkmama13

    Answer by Pinkmama13 at 11:00 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • 93 dollars that's crazy.. i paid 38 dollars for me and my husband plus two kids?? that's for all activities , swimming, gym, areobics, gymboree classes and much more,, 24 hours a day...
    boyer94

    Answer by boyer94 at 11:01 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • I am a step/kickboxing/powerlift instructor for the YMCA here in Nashville. I teach at the Oakwood, Donelson and Downtown Y's. It's a great place for families, they have so much to offer. Since I work there, I get my membership free and my DH & DD are half price, so it has it's benefits for working there. Let me know if you have any questions about it.
    Haleysmommy2007

    Answer by Haleysmommy2007 at 12:04 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • UPDATE: We joined the YMCA in January. I am so glad we did. Since we are a single income family, we were able to get an income based membership for $38 a month!! I LOVE it!! My children receive care and play with other children while I work out. I have lost 11 lb since we joined, and my kids are getting more unorganized / free-play time with other children. It's win win for us all. I recommend this for anyone with a Y close by. They watch the children for up to 2 hours. I can work out and even shower sometimes or just sit and breathe and have a snack. It is a great way for me to get some "me" time. And they call me if my son needs to nurse.
    Senae

    Answer by Senae at 3:08 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

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