Membership Benefits


The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen our community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Northwestern Connecticut YMCA has the essentials needed to help all individuals learn, grow and thrive. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their ability to pay or skill level. Our certified staff are here to help you achieve your goals, live a healthy balanced life, while building a community. Fitness can be fun! Join today or give us a try. 


Fitness Center (Cardio & Strength)

All locations

Swimming Pool

All locations

Gymnasium (Gym, Basketball, Volleyball)

Torrington and Winsted

Group Exercise Classes

All locations

Personal Training

All locations

Virtual Online Classes

All locations

Member Discounts on Programs

All locations

Financial Assistance

We believe that every family & individual deserves the opportunity to enjoy their local YMCA regardless of financial barriers. If we can serve you and your family through the financial assistance program, please click the application link below to apply.

We’ll consider your annual income, the number of adults and dependents in your household, and then determine assistance to align with your individual situation. Our goal is to help everyone who qualifies for assistance. Financial assistance is possible thanks to our generous donors.

Financial Assistance Application

Nationwide Membership

As a member of the YMCA, you receive the benefit of accessing over 2500 locations throughout the United States, free of charge.

Visit before you travel to check for participation and things to know about the local YMCA. 

The YMCA will require a photo id for access.