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YMCA membership means MORE. 

When you join the Y, you'll discover new ways to connect with your potential, purpose and community. No matter where you are on your journey, the Y is where you can be, belong and become. 

Our mission is to build healthy spirit, mind and body FOR ALL. We strive to make our programs and services available to anyone who can benefit from them, regardless of their ability to pay. Financial assistance is available for membership as well as program registration. 

Enhanced Family Membership 

Your Family membership at the Y now includes MORE – more classes, more programs and more activities offered at no additional charge as part of your membership! Family members enjoy the benefit of:

  • FREE Rookie Sports registrations
  • FREE Youth Enrichment classes
  • FREE Adult-and-Child swim instruction
  • FREE Adult-and-Child Yoga
  • FREE Tumble Tots and Tiny Tumblers classes
  • FREE Family activities
  • Expanded Learn & Play hours

Membership Rates

ADULT (19-64)






SENIOR (65+)






YOUTH (9-18)


Administrative fee: $24.95 (one-time, non-refundable payment upon joining).

Please inquire when joining regarding any corporate agreements the Y may have with your employer or health insurance provider.

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Military Benefits

In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA, the Department of Defense is proud to offer 6-month gym memberships at the YMCA of Greater Des Moines.


Financial Assistance

The Y is committed to ensuring that all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Through our generous donors, we're able to provide financial assistance on Y memberships to make our programs accessible to people of all income levels.

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Member Benefits

Fitness Classes

Y Members of all fitness levels can find an engaging and challenging fitness class perfect for them.

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Free Youth STEAM and Rookie Sports

Family memberships include free STEAM programs and Rookie Sports that are sure to keep your kids healthy in spirit, mind and body.

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State of the Art Equipment

EGYM combines state-of-the-art technology and connects you to electronic equipment that adjusts to you while helping you keep a routine, and making workouts fun.

What is EGYM?