How do I get my membership card if I sign up online?
During your first visit to your Y, please stop at the Member Service Desk where you will receive a welcome packet, take your membership photo and receive your id card.
Are there any additional charges?
There are more than 100 FREE group exercise classes included in your membership, but there is an additional charge for youth swim and sports programs, as well as specialty fitness programs, such as TRX, personal training, and boot camp.
Does the Y offer financial assistance?
As a nonprofit charitable organization, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg strives to make membership and programs accessible to all, regardless of their financial circumstances. To apply for financial assistance, bring proof of your total household income when you come to join the YMCA. We prefer a copy of your most recent tax return; we will refer to line #4 on the 1040EZ, line #22 on the 1040 long form, or Schedule C if you're self employed. Please contact your local YMCA branch if you have questions about the approval process.
Our Annual Giving Campaign raises funds to help provide financial assistance for membership and program fees. If you would like to make a gift to support the campaign, please visit our online donor center.
Can I use any YMCA?
If you join the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, you receive free access to all 26 Tampa Bay area YMCAs. Click here to view a full listing.
What if I want to cancel my membership after I've joined?
A seven-day written notice is required to cancel a membership. A cancellation form may be obtained at any YMCA location. Cancellation requests by email or phone are not accepted.
Do you offer different types of memberships?
Yes. The YMCA of St. Petersburg offers adult, household, family, youth, couple and senior memberships.
How do I pay for a membership?
Payment is through monthly bank draft.
Do I have to sign any long-term contracts?
No. YMCA membership is on a flexible monthly basis.
Who can participate at the YMCA?
All people are welcome to participate in YMCA programs and use our facilities as members, regardless of race, ability, religion, sex, national origin, or income. In upholding our commitment that “everyone is welcome,” we acknowledge and respect the range of beliefs in our community by modeling acceptance, inclusion, compassion and love. We embrace the worth of each person and assist you in developing your unique gifts and abilities. Please let us know about any special needs.
Are service animals welcome at the YMCA?
The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is committed to its role in providing equal opportunity and access to any individual. A service animal is permitted on YMCA property and within YMCA buildings unless the use of a service animal would result in a fundamental program alteration or jeopardize the safe operation of the YMCA. A service animal must have been trained as a service animal in the work or tasks directly related to the person’s disability. Individuals are permitted to bring a service animal into all areas of the YMCA. Individuals with disabilities are not required to show proof of certification for their service animal.
Under the ADA and Florida law, owners of public accommodations are not required to allow emotional support animals, only service animals (including psychiatric service dogs). “Emotional support animals” are defined as animals that provide a sense of safety, companionship, and comfort to those with psychiatric or emotional disabilities or conditions. Although these animals often have therapeutic benefits, they are not individually trained to perform specific tasks for their handlers.
What makes the YMCA unique?
The YMCA is a values-based, character-building, nonprofit membership organization that plays a vital role in contributing to the community. Our values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are in everything we do. We plan our high-quality programs around essential elements to help kids grow into caring and responsible adults. Our staff is caring, competent and experienced.
At the YMCA, our youth can develop new skills, increase self-esteem, and make new friends while having fun in a safe, nurturing environment. Families can build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged in their communities. People of all ages and abilities can build a healthier spirit, mind and body.
Does the YMCA provide childcare services while I workout?
Childcare services are available at our Kid Zone at select times during the day for members while they are visiting the YMCA. Children must be a listed member on a family membership.
Is my charitable gift to the YMCA tax deductible?
The YMCA is a charitable, nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS with a 501(c)3 charitable designation. Your financial contribution, which is fully tax deductible, allows us to provide these needed services to families and children throughout our community.
What are some of the community outreach programs at the YMCA?
The YMCA of St. Petersburg community development and outreach efforts include after-school child care, teen programs, youth leadership development programs, school supply drives, Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas programs and more.
How can I volunteer at the YMCA?
Volunteering is an important part of the energy and excellence of the YMCA. YMCA volunteers work at each location, they serve on committees, and some lead as members of the Board of Directors. We are grateful for all volunteer help and we need a wide range of skills and interests to meet the needs of the organization. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please view our Volunteering page or call 727.895.9622.