Why the Y?


Join the Y, Pay $0 Activation Fee

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham has everything you and your family need to stay healthy.

Explore all the Y has to offer and join us today! As a Bham Now reader, we are offering a limited-time promotion:

Join the Y by February 29, and we’ll waive the $99 Activation Fee. Click here and use code BHAMNOW.


Why the Y?


Incredible Fitness Variety

Group Exercise: Find hundreds of classes per week across our 7 Citywide branches from early morning to after work and weekends in a variety of formats.

Y Small Group Training (YGT): Get the energy of group exercise classes with the attention of a personal training!

State-of-the-Art Equipment: Enjoy name brand cardio and strength equipment for every goal and ability.

Something for the whole family: Classes and programs for kids and teens of all ages


Convenient and Flexible

Included in your membership:

  • Access to all 7 Citywide branches (Alabaster, Greystone, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Pelham, Shades Valley-Homewood and Trussville)
  • Nationwide access to participating YMCAs around the country while you travel
  • On-site Child Watch while you work out
  • Year-around swimming
  • Hundreds of group exercise classes each week from early morning, to evening and weekend



Year-Round Swimming

All 7 Citywide branches have covered or indoor pools.  Enjoy lap swimming, pool time with your family and water aerobics all year long!

Member-Only Rates

Do more, pay less!

Members receive deep discounts on popular programs such as Swim Lessons, Summer Day Camp, Youth Sports and Youth and Teen Classes. Plus, members enjoy early registration opportunities!

More Than a Gym

The Y is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

As a Y member, you are part of a movement that:

  • Provides financial assistance for critical programs like preschool, afterschool care and summer camp
  • Distributes hundreds of thousands of pounds of free food to families facing food insecurity
  • Provides free memberships and programs and foster families
  • Supports teens through immersive educational programs
  • And so much more.