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 seven 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.


Get started by selecting your Y below:

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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. 

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