More than just a gym, a pool, or a place of fitness - YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else! Our staff and facility offer our friends and neighbors many ways to take charge of their health through our growing programs and services. When you join the YMCA you become a part of a cause for strengthening the community that is committed to helping you and your family learn, grow, and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting neighbors, your membership will bring about a meaningful change within yourself and your community. 


  • FREE equipment orientation 

  • FREE unlimited use of fitness center

  • FREE unlimited adult group fitness classes offered in gym & pool

  • FREE open gym

  • FREE open swim

  • FREE access to racquetball court

  • FREE Use of locker rooms and showers

  • FREE child watch (for household memberships - limited hours)

  • Nationwide Membership! Use your YMCA membership at more than 2,000 Y's nationwide

  • Discounted program rates and priority registration for youth and adult programs

  • Discounted facility rentals

  • Youth and Adult sport leagues and classes

  • Youth Dance, Gymnastics & Cheer

  • Swim Lessons

  • Martial arts

  • Adult fitness classes

  • Weight Loss Challenge

  • Youth Fun Nights (K-8th)

  • Silver Sneakers (65+)

  • Prayer group (Tuesdays at noon)

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Run Club (Free)

  • Drowning Prevention Program

  • Healthy Kids' Day 

  • Triathlon and 5K races

Child Watch Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM-10:30AM - 5:00PM-8:00PM

  • Friday: 9:00AM-10:30AM

  • Saturday: 7:00AM-11:00AM


Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at the Shelby YMCA. We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work, or travel. This is an essential part of our cause of strengthening communities. 

  • This program is valid for active, full facility YMCA members

  • On a monthly basis, nationwide member visitors must use their home Y (Shelby YMCA) at least 50% of the time

  • Program-only participants and special memberships are not eligible for Nationwide Membership

  • Make sure the Y you are visiting offers the services and amenities you plan to use

  • Bring a photo ID with you for your visit 

  • You will be asked to sign a waiver when visiting another Y 



EVERYONE IS WELCOME! The YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate and believes no one should be denied membership based on their ability to pay. Through our Annual Giving Campaign the Shelby YMCA provides membership assistance to youth, adults, and families based on individual needs and circumstances.