We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find a balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day, making sure that you, your family and your community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too.

Visit any of our YMCA locations to join. We also offer facility tours and helpful information about all the amenities and services the Y has to offer.

Join the Y
At the Y, we are for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility


as of January 1, 2022


$ 35
  • Ages 12-17
  • $0 Joining Fee

Young Adult

$ 45
  • Ages 18-25
  • $50 Joining Fee


$ 65
  • Ages 26-64
  • $75 Joining Fee

Senior Adult

$ 55
  • Ages 65+
  • $50 Joining Fee

1 Adult + Dependents

$ 80
  • $100 Joining Fee

2 Adults + Dependents

$ 90
  • $100 Joining Fee

2 Adults

$ 85
  • $100 Joining Fee

Senior Couple

$ 75
  • $75 Joining Fee
  • To qualify for 1 Adult + Dependents or 2 Adult + Dependents memberships, all members (adults and dependents) must reside at the same address and pay monthly dues from the same bank account.
  • Dependents are defined as children 25 years or younger, residing in the same household. Proof of residency may be requested.
    • Please note that, in some cases, exceptions may be made. For example, a disabled dependent child over the age of 25 can continue as a covered dependent under the household memberships.
  • To qualify for the Senior Couple membership, only the primary member of the couple is required to be 65 years or older.
  • Financial Assistance is available for all membership types.

Benefits of Membership


Personal Training

Group Fitness Classes


No Annual Contract

Community Health

Association Membership

All memberships include access to any of our tri-county area YMCA locations.

YMCA of Upper Palmetto also accepts the following Third-Party memberships: Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, PeerFit and Renew Active. Eligibility for these plans is determined through your insurance company. If you believe you are eligible, please visit any of our branches to sign up!

  • All members are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct.
  • For family memberships, all members must reside at the same household and pay monthly dues from the same bank account.
  • A dependent is defined as under 18 or full-time student under age 24. If extenuating circumstances apply, please contact your local branch.
  • For Senior or Senior Couple memberships, the age of the primary individual signing up for the membership must be 65 or older.

Click here to view the Youth Fitness Policy. Register your child for their wristband at this link.

  • Ages 9 & Under – Not allowed on fitness floors or indoor track with or without a parent present
  • Ages 10-11 – Blue Wristband
    • Access to cardio machines, indoor track and pin select machines (parent/guardian within arm’s length)
  • Ages 12-14 – Orange Wristband
    • Full access to cardio machines, indoor track and pin select machines 
    • Access to group exercise classes and free weight area (parent/guardian within arm’s length)
      *Excludes functional training rooms
  • Ages 15+ – No Wristband
    • Full access to all equipment

Please review our Guest Guidelines.

While we would like to have you stay with us, we understand if you need to cancel your membership. Membership cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Y and must be received in-person by the last day of the month to avoid further bank draft charges. Failure to do so will result in that month’s draft amount being non-refundable.

Please visit any of our branches to fill out a cancellation form. Verbal requests, phone calls, messages, faxes, or emails requesting cancellation will not constitute cancellation.

Children, ages 13 and under, will be REQUIRED to swim test to determine swimming ability. A colored wristband, green or red, will be required before entry into the pool. Green Band swimmers have access to all pool areas. Red Band swimmers are required to wear a life jacket or PFD, which includes those who are unwilling to swim test.

Special Membership Types

The Y welcomes all people to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, backgrounds, or income has the opportunity to learn grow and thrive. Our Financial Assistance Program is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership or programs.

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Through a corporate membership at the YMCA of Upper Palmetto, employees can get fit, stay fit, and save money… all while helping your company improve its fiscal health. Companies with at least five employees are eligible.

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The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is a union representing the interests of football players. To assist former football players in their transition from the playing field to life after the game, the NFLPA has identified a need for services that impact the long-term health and well-being of eligible players. The NFLPA is providing funding along with “The Trust” (a sperate organization focused on providing more intensive supports to former players who have 2 credited NFL seasons) for former NFL players to obtain memberships to the YMCA in their communities.

Contact the membership director at your branch for more information.

As our appreciation for active military members, the joining fee is waived in addition to a 10% discount on the monthly rate.

In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA, the Department of Defense is proud to offer 6-month gym membership at participating YMCA facilities. The Military Outreach Initiative provides government funding for eligible military families to receive memberships at full-facility YMCAs in their communities. This membership is for :

  • Active Independent Duty Personnel
  • Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Deployed Active Duty Personnel and Joint Deployed Guard and Reserve
  • Community Based Wounded Warrior Unit

Learn more and find application forms at this link. Contact Olivia Chamblee at 803-324-1356 or see a membership staff member at any YMCAUP branch for more information.

As our appreciation for former service, the joining fee is waived for all US Veterans.