When you joined the Y, you not only supported the values and programs that strengthen our community, but you are also supporting your family’s opportunity to be healthier and happier. You can dive into programs that build on physical strength and friendships. Kids learn what they can achieve, and families create lasting memories. Check out the numerous reasons why joining the YMCA is a smart move for the whole family:

Nationwide Membership

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. 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.

Member Pricing on Y Programs

Our programs and activities exist to deliver our mission to all communities.  As such, we hope that you will find something that you'd like to be involved in at the Y.  From swim lessons, to our Active Older Adults fellowship, to Teen involvement, Youth Sports, Personal Training, and beyond, the Y's programming and activities serve the whole person throughout the life cycle.  As we love to say, there's something for everyone at The Y!

Parents Night Out

Parent's Night Out is a night for both parents and children to enjoy. For four hours, children will have a great night engaging in many age-appropriate activities and games with peers, while parents have time to themselves. Please be assured that our staff's top priority is to facilitate a fun, caring and safe environment throughout the night.

All Parents Night Out's are offered on select days and locations. Contact your branch for more details and a schedule of these nights.

Group Exercise Classes

Physical activity is central to healthy living, one of the YMCA’s areas of focus. Group exercise programs are designed to interact with and engage participants in healthy activities. They seek to provide a supportive group setting that develops social bonds and tightens community relations.

Our Group Exercise instructors are highly trained to provide those seeking a healthy lifestyle with a safe environment and effective exercise programs. Instructors facilitate class connections and create opportunities for storytelling and relationship building.

Personal Training

At the YMCA, we believe that everyone can reach their goals. Sure, it might take a couple months or even a couple years, but no matter how long it takes, we will be on your side through it all! We are always advocating for you, and we want to help you with the journey toward reaching your goal. But we also want to help you advocate for yourself. This is where our training program comes into action. We want to be your biggest cheerleader and your constant guide. Let us help you discover if a training program is the next step toward your goal. We offer free consultations for all members. Together, with one of our trainers, you’ll work on developing a program that you – and your goals – can say “yes!” to.

Child Watch

The importance of physical activity is not just for parents! With our Child Watch program, your child or baby will get the most out of their visit to the YMCA while you get a personal workout or Group Exercise class in. 

Child Watch is offered as a free program for members with a Family membership. For up to two hours in Child Watch, your child or baby will be engaged and have fun with our trained Child Watch team. You as a parent have the freedom to enjoy all the amenities your YMCA branch has to offer.


By joining the Y, you step into a community where you can build relationships and values that deepen your sense of belonging. For more information on member benefits or scholarship assistance, visit: To view all YMCAs participating in Nationwide Membership, visit:

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