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Southlake Family YMCA
Hammond Family YMCA
Griffith Family YMCA
Whiting Family YMCA
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Join the Y!

The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That's why we're here working with you every day, making sure that you, your family and community have the resources and support you need to belong, grow and thrive.

With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community, too. You don’t just join the Y—you belong here.

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Become a member at any of our Crossroads YMCA Branches:

Become a member because you receive:

  • Programs and services for the whole family—from 3 months old to seniors. We’re family friendly.
  • Reduced program fees for youth and adult sports, preschool, camp, classes, personal training and other events.
  • Full access to Crossroads’ four facilities during all open hours.
  • Early registration for all programs.
  • Free group fitness classes (land, water and group cycling)
  • Free childcare for children while parents are exercising. Services provided for children ages 3 months to 5 years; weekday evening childcare for kids 6-11 years.*
  • Affordable rates–Crossroads YMCA has the best YMCA membership rates in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

Membership Benefits

Free Group Fitness Classes (land, water and group cycling included)
Group fitness at the Y is about having fun, making friends and getting an energetic and dynamic workout in a positive community.

Free Child Watch & Activity Center*
Child Watch & Activity Center is a drop-in service that provides a safe, supervised place for your child to play while you enjoy your work out with peace of mind.

*Child(ren) must be on an active family membership 

Guest Passes
We provide each adult member unlimited guest passes to bring a guest with them to the Y! Some restrictions apply, check with your front desk for all the details.

Priority Class Registration
Y members are granted priority registration, before programs are opened to the general public.

Family Nights & Special Events
As a member, you’ll receive invites to special Y family nights and special events. We also offer monthly member appreciation events, freebie Friday (members can bring a guest for free on the first Friday of the month), and Refer A Friend promotions during the year.

Personal Training
Take the first step today! Our nationally certified personal trainers are dedicated to helping you achieve your specific fitness goals. For an additional fee, they’ll design a personalized fitness program specifically for you and your fitness needs. Members receive personal training at a reduced fee!

Nationwide Membership
Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues). 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 mission to strengthen communities. Some limitations apply, so speak to a membership engagement specialist today!


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.