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.

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

Benefits of Membership


Personal Training

Group Fitness Classes


No Annual Contract

Community Health


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 legal 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 and/or dependency 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.

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!

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 the 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.

Angie Smith

Angie Smith, is a gifted writer, encourager and loving mother of four. Together with her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, they established The Steve Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need while advancing causes  close to the family’s heart – Promoting family health & wellness as well as the awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

In 2022, The Steve Smith Foundation and Mecklenburg County partnered to create Charlotte’s first behavioral health urgent care, a 24/7, 365 urgent care facility dedicated to mental health and substance abuse needs.

Angie’s commitment to her family, transparency and unselfishness, by putting other’s needs before her own, is an inspiration to all of us!

Alan Tyson

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles.

Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

Antoinette Johnson

Meet Antoinette Johnson, the inspiring culinary star of “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation” Hailing from Lexington, KY, she transforms simple, humble ingredients into extraordinary dishes, all while championing the use of fresh, locally-sourced produce. Through her triumph on “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation,” Antoinette’s unwavering perseverance catapulted her career, proving that with passion and determination, anything is possible. With a heart dedicated to community and a love for supporting local farmers, Antoinette’s journey is a testament to embracing change, fostering growth, and inspiring others to follow their culinary dreams.

Beyond her culinary triumphs, Antoinette is a firm believer in the power of evolution and perseverance. She stands as a shining example of how one can constantly evolve, change, and grow on their journey to success. Antoinette’s story is one of resilience and determination, inspiring others to follow their passions despite any challenges they may encounter.

Now, with a cookbook deal and cash grand prize, Antoinette is forging ahead on her culinary adventure, driven by the desire to prove herself and inspire her daughter.