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   In these tough economic times, we're all feeling the stresses and pressuresthat
   have emerged with our nation's recession. If you are a current YMCA member who
   haas been affected by unemployment or other financial hardships, we can help. 

Membership Information

The Kankakee Area YMCA offers Health and Fitness Programs, Free Classes, Free Child Care, Youth Sports and more...Join the Y Today!
More than just a gym, a pool, or a place for fitness; YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else!  Our location give our friends and neighbors across Kankakee County many ways to take chare of their health through our growing programs and services.  Here are just a few of the benefits of membership:

What You As A Member Can Expect
To learn more about what you can expect as a Y member, click here.

Quality Programs
Members receive special rates on day camp and other programs for children.  We also provide quality child care while you’re working out or participating in other YMCA activities.

Swimming and Water Activities
Our faciliy has two indoor pools.  There’s time for recreational swim and water aerobic activities.  Certified lifeguards staff our pools, and our swim lessons are taught by trained instructors.

Wellness and Fitness Classes
With your membership, you can choose from many exercise classes geared toward the beginner to the fitness enthusiast.  Our YMCA offers traditional aerobics, sculpt, yoga, pilates, and many other group exercise classes all taught in a fun, welcoming environment.

Strength and Cardio Equipment
Our YMCA has a variety of strength and cardio equipment for members.  Whether you prefer running on a treadmill, cycling beside a friend, reading while on an elliptical trainer, lifting free weights or using strength training equipment, you can do it at the YMCA.

Fitness Assessments and Personal Training
Our health and wellness staff, along with certified personal trainers, are available to help you design a fitness program that meets your individual needs.  

Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people.  The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances.  Programs embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communiy we serve.
In addtion to the aformentioned benefits, we also offer:

  • Free orientation to our Wellness Center. Sign up at the Welcome Center. 
    •  Fitness Orientation - During this appointment, our fitness counselor will introduce you to our Wellness Center and explain the proper use of the equipment. 
    •  Fitness Assessment - What a great way to start your fitness program. You don’t know where you are going unless you know where you are. A fitness evaluation encompasses: blood pressure, body fat analysis, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular fitness.    
  • Free Personal Training.  A savings of $50/session!  A value of $2,600/year!
  • Free Aerobics Classes (land and water) 
  • Free Group Cycling Classes 
  • Free Child Watch – babysitting while you workout! (2 hours per day, per child.  Child must be a member.) 
  • Free Family Fun Nights 
  • Free open swim for adults and families 
  • Free open gym time 
  • Free program guides delivered to your home 
  • Free towel service 
  • Memership Credit when you refer a friend. 
  • Reduced member rates for classes and programs 
  • Priority program registration and the ease of online registration 
  • YMCA Character Values – not only do you get a good value, you get good values 
  • AWAY (Always Welcome at YMCAs) privileges - Access to approximately 2,700 YMCAs nationwide 
  • No Contracts! 

Fill out an application  and drop by to join the YMCA today!

Corporate Membership
Companies in the Kankakee County area have partnered with the YMCA in improving the health and overall quality of like for their employees. The YMCA works with companies within their communities to determine the needs of employees, and their families. Together, we are strengthening our communities.
For more information regarding these partnerships, or to get your company involved, contact our CEO, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

Financial Assistance
No one is turned away from the Kankakee Area YMCA because of an inability to pay. Financial scholarships are available thanks to the generous support of those who give to our annual Strong Kids Campaign. Click here for more information on financial assistance.

Sexual Offender Background Check Policy
The mission of the Kankakee Area YMCA is to help build strong kids, families and communities. Important to this effort is our ability to provide a safe and threat free environment. For this reason the YMCA monitors the sexual offender registry. Persons on the list will not be eligible for YMCA membership, program participation, volunteer or employment opportunities at the Kankakee Area YMCA.

Locker Rental
Lockers are available for rent on a monthly basis.  Stop by the Member Service Desk or contact Suzanne Boudreau at (815) 933-1741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.