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The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That’s why we’re here working with you every day, making sure that you, your family and community have the resources and support you need to belong, grow and thrive.

With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community, too.

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Membership Benefits

Metropolitan Membership: A YMCA Metropolitan Membership offers the ultimate in membership benefits and privileges. Metropolitan Members may choose from one or all of the programs and services listed below at no charge and receive special discounts on YMCA Camps.

Group Classes

FREE Group Exercise classes

The YMCA of Central Ohio offers the latest in group exercise and fitness programs under the leadership of certified instructors. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, we have a fitness class for you.
Classes Include:
Body Sculpt, Boot Camp, Muscle Conditioning, Y-Cycling, Dance Fusion, Step & Sculpt, Kids Fitness, Circuit Training, and now including ZUMBA, YOGA & TAI CHI!
Child Watch

FREE Child Watch

(ages 6 wks–5/6 yrs)
Child Watch is available for parents who would like to bring their children to the YMCA while using the facility. Children from 6 weeks to 6 months may stay in Child Watch up to one hour, and children from 6 months to 5/6 years old may stay in the nursery up to 2 1/2 hours per day. Children must have at least one parent in the building while in Child Watch.
Kids Time

FREE Kids Time

(Ages 5/6 - 11)
Looking for something to do while mom and are at the YMCA? Check out the YMCA Kids Time program. Play games, swim, create art projects and more! Check out the Kids Time schedule for daily activities. Youth may participate in Kids Time up to 2.5 hours per day. At least one parent must be in the building while youth are in Kids Time.
Fit Start

FREE Smart Start Program

Exercise programs can be intimidating. Whether you feel like a fitness failure or a fearful first-timer, relax; we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’ll ensure you get off on the right track with the right program based on your specific goals. ​​More information
Full Association Access

Full Association Access

A YMCA of Central Ohio Metropolitan Membership allows you full access to any of our 12 branches. With locations throughout Central Ohio, we're always close to work or home. Each branch offers something a little different, so just think of the possibilites!
Climbing Wall

Free Climbing Wall (Select Branches)

Reach new heights at the YMCA. The Climbing Wall is open for all members to enjoy during open wall times. Schedule will be posted in the gym and will also be available at the Member Services Center. Children must be able to fit into our smallest harness to participate.
YMCA Fitness Challenges

YMCA Fitness Challenges

JUMP IN ANYTIME – OUR CHALLENGE CALENDAR WILL REPEAT! We’re here to keep you motivated, committed and rewarded throughout the year. Use our specially-designed interactive workout tracker to earn PERFORMANCE WEAR, SPECIALTY CHALLENGE ITEMS AND CHANCES TO WIN GREAT PRIZES with each Challenge you successfully complete. Learn More
Personal Training

Save with our Personal Training

We all need the advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention that comes with a trainer or coach. The Y offers personal, semi-private and small group training to help you set and meet your specific goals in order to live healthier. Special intro rate for new members!
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Free Priority Registration

Priority Class Registration

Metropolitan Members are granted priority registration, one week in advance of general registration.

And More...

  • Free Towels & Lockers
  • Exclusive invitations to Family Nights & Special Events
  • Priority day camp registration
  • Hoover YMCA Park Discounts
  • Senior citizens (62+) receive a 10% incentive.
  • AWAY - (Always Welcome at a Y) Home away from home access to Ys across the country and around the World
Summer Camp Discounts

Summer Camp Discount

YMCA Camp Willson, located in Bellefontaine, Ohio, is the YMCA of Central Ohio's premiere overnight camp for youth ages 7-17. Family Metropolitan Members receive a $100.00 discount off the total cost of each child for each week of overnight camp. Your child will want to go back again and again as they enjoy the fun and friendships of a YMCA camp experience.