Membership Means More

The YMCA of Western North Carolina is your community connection to feeling great through programs that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We’re a charitable organization committed to building communities that are healthy in spirit, mind, and body -- and that starts with you!

Here's what your membership includes:

  • UNLIMITED access to eight YMCA facilities across Buncombe, Henderson, and McDowell counties
  • Membership reciprocity at YMCAs throughout North Carolina and selected YMCAs nationwide
  • State-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment. Open gym and swim times.
  • More than 500 FREE group exercise classes per month
  • FREE Coaching Connection consultations with a YMCA wellness coach to create a custom fitness plan that will get you started and keep you on track.
  • FREE unlimited guest passes*
  • FREE onsite child care while you exercise, including separate, fun areas for youth ages 8-12
  • Personal training for individuals or small groups (additional fee applies)
  • Savings on programs and youth/adult sports

How to Join

There are two ways to join the Y. Review our membership categories and rates, then choose the plan that works best for you!

  • Well-Being Membership: Make a 12-month commitment to your health and we'll lower monthly rate and waive the joining fee.
  • Month-to-Month Membership: No commitment required. Higher monthly rates and joining fee apply.


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If your employer participates in Y-Health Plan, you will need to contact one of our team members to join. Please visit or call a Y near you. See Locations for contact information.

Financial assistance is available through the Y-Access program thanks to the support of generous donors to our annual campaign. 

*Members ages 18 and older have an unlimited number of guest passes. Each member may bring one individual or family guest per visit. Guests may only visit the YMCA of Western North Carolina with an existing member for free three times per calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31). Once a guest has used all three free visits, the guest (whether an individual or family), must either join the YMCA or buy a day pass. Day passes are $15 for an adult, $30 for a family or household. 

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