You Belong at the Y

When you join the Y you become part of a community committed to changing lives, supporting our neighbors and providing a safe, secure and welcoming place for all.  As we begin to emerge from self-isolation, we’re here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community. We’ll give you the motivation and guidance you need to reclaim your health, reach your fitness goals and nurture your well-being.

Membership Includes:

  • Free group exercise classes including mind-body, cardio and strength. Members must be 14 years of age to participate and register for classes through Acuity Scheduling.
  • Use of the Wellness Center, including cardio equipment, strength machines and free weights. Members must be 14 years of age to use the Wellness Center (See our Teen Wellness program for 12 to 13 year-olds in grades 7-8).
  • Access to Y Wellness 24/7, our new virtual fitness platform exclusively for our members that gives them access to 1000s of classes anytime, anywhere.
  • Three (3) free guest passes per calendar year for all membership types except youth. Guests must be at least 13 years of age and have a signed waiver. Please see Member Guidelines for full guest policy.
  • Access to specialized youth, teen and adult programs and classes
  • The ability to register for youth programs, child care, and summer camp
  • Free wellness seminars and events
  • Open basketball during select hours
  • Adult sports programs (registration required)
  • Lap swimming for ages 13+ (and individuals enrolled in our 7th Grade Membership program) in two pools
    throughout the day (select hours). Access to Family Swim and Open Swim.
  • Water exercise classes (open to members ages 14 and over by registration).
  • Free Child Watch services for Family members during select hours. Children must be at least 1 year old.
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Membership for All

The Y welcomes people of all abilities, ages, races, religions, cultures, gender, sexual orientation and financial circumstances. Every day, we strive to make everyone feel welcome, connected and supported. Our donor-supported financial assistance program ensures that no one is ever turned away from a Y membership or program due to financial hardship.

Schedule a Tour

If you have any questions about joining the Y or if you would like to schedule a tour, please contact Kristine Keating, Membership Engagement Director, at 908-889-8880 or

Membership Categories 

Review our membership categories and rates below and click Join the Y Today to complete an online membership application. Once your application has been processed, our Membership Engagement Director, Kristine Keating, will contact you to welcome you to the Y and provide further details about your membership.

Family: Two Adults within the same residence and children 25 years of age and younger. Our free Child Watch service is only offered with this membership type.

Adult: Age 26-61

Senior Couple: Two Adults (Both age 62 and over)

Senior Adult: Age 62 and over

Young Adult: Age 18 to 25

Teen: Age 13 to 17 (no joiner’s fee)

Youth Membership

Children 12 years of age and younger can become Youth Members. Youth Members only have access to the programs in which they are registered. There is no joiner’s fee for a youth membership.

7th Grade Membership

7th Graders in our service area can enjoy a free membership including open gym and open swim. Includes participating in programs at our member rate or free programs that are offered for their age group. This membership runs September 2022 through June 2023. Learn more here.

Monthly Payment
Joiners Fee*
Family $105 $100
Adult $70 $75
Senior Couple $81 $50
Senior Adult $58 $50
Young Adult $49 $25
Teen $40 No Fee
Youth $33 No Fee

Please note: The first month’s payment will be prorated based on the date you join.

Enjoy all the benefits of membership, including access to our Wellness Center, group exercise classes, open swim and gym, and much more.

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Monthly Membership Draft

The bank/credit card draft plan is a continuous monthly membership plan. The monthly amount is withdrawn on the 1st of each month. If you wish to cancel membership, you must give the YMCA 15 days written notice prior to the draft date. If you wish to change your membership type, you must complete a membership change form by the 25th of the month prior to the month you wish to change. It is your responsibility to notify the Y in writing of any change to your bank or credit card accounts.

Financial Assistance

The Fanwood- Scotch Plains YMCA offers financial assistance for those who qualify. Visit our Financial Assistance page to learn more and complete an online application.

Nationwide Membership

Access to over 700 Y’s across the country
Your Y membership now allows you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States and Puerto Rico, at no additional cost.

So, whether you are traveling on the west coast for business or visiting relatives down south, you can get your workout in and connect with the larger Y community.

Some restrictions may apply or vary among the participating Ys, so we recommend you call ahead prior to your visit.

Visit to find a participating Y location in the area you are visiting. The first time you visit a Y outside of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, you will need to sign a waiver. It takes just a few minutes, with a photo ID, and once it’s done, you won’t have to do it again!

During our current construction project, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y is only accepting Nationwide Members for Wellness Center use and Lap Swim. Youth 12 and under must be part of a family membership and accompanied by an adult member.   

If you have any questions, please contact Kristine Keating, Membership Engagement Director, at 908-889-8880 or

Military Families

Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA  and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during this difficult period. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country. Learn more here.

Join with a Friend

We believe in the importance of getting healthy and fit, and think doing so can be even better with a friend.

When two new members join at the same time, both will receive 20% off their first month of membership.

To participate in this program, complete this form and email to Kristine Keating at

*Restrictions Apply. Valid only for full facility members or two new members who join the same day. Please call the Welcome Center  at 908-889-8880 for full details.