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Membership

Founded in 1923, the Westport Weston Family YMCA is a charitable, nonprofit membership organization that welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, abilities and financial circumstances.

The Family YMCA’s mission is to develop youth, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility.

Membership Application March 2015

Join Online

Membership Handbook

Member 2 Member registration form (pdf)

Special Offer: Free Friday Healthy Heart Guest Pass

The Westport Weston Family YMCA is celebrating American Heart Health Month with a variety of special programs and initiatives for Y Members and guests at our new facility at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport throughout the month of February.

As a leading local nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen community through healthy living, the Family YMCA is dedicated to addressing the root causes of heart disease at both the individual and community level and improving health and well-being for all.

Fridays during February’s Heart Health Month will be special days at our Family YMCA for the entire community we serve:

Free Friday Healthy Heart Pass

Prospective members are invited to come and try the Family YMCA for free on Fridays! Activate your free Friday pass any day in February, and you can attend the Y for Free any Friday throughout the month. On any other day of the month, you’re welcome to use the Y for $10 per day per individual or $20 per day per family.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Special

What’s more, on Feb. 14-15, the Family YMCA is offering a Valentine’s Day Weekend Special: Adult members can invite their non-member significant other to the YMCA for free all weekend, where they can enjoy full use of the facility and take part in special classes, like Couples Yoga in Studio C at 11:15 on Saturday, Feb. 14. (If they upgrade to a Family Membership that weekend, they’ll receive the remainder of February for free with no upgrade fee.)

For more information about the Family Y, including class schedules and directions, check out this website, or simply stop by our new facility on a Friday in February for your first visit.

Find Your Fit at Our Y

Membership at the Westport Weston Family YMCA entitles you to enjoy our 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool and adjacent warm-water family/teaching/ therapeutic pool; Health & Wellness Center with expansive views of the Saugatuck River; multi-purpose Gymnasium; three group-fitness studios; a Kids’ Club child watch area; five locker rooms, including one for those with dependent care; and other amenities of a modern, family-oriented Y facility.

You may also participate in wide range of physical, recreational, aquatic and enrichment programs and classes. To view the current brochure of Family Y classes & activities, please click on this link.

Member 2 Member Program

This new program aims to connect members who share the same health and wellness goals, interests and passions. Free to all members, this initiative is  for anyone looking for fellowship in:

  • Attending a group fitness class
  • Swimming laps
  • Lifting weights
  • Outdoor exercise
  • Motivational help
  • Pre or Post workout socialization
  • Carpooling to the YMCA
  • Any other reason to enjoy the YMCA!

If you would like to join the Family YMCA’s Member 2 Member program, simply complete the one-page registration form and return it to a Member Engagement Staff at the Welcome Center. You can also email the completed pdf directly to Brian Marazzi, Membership Engagement Director, at bmarazzi@westporty.org.

“We’re always looking for ways to help our members get the most out of belonging to our YMCA,” Marazzi says. “Everybody knows that staying motivated is key to achieving fitness goals, but what’s not often talked about is the anxiety a lot of people face in even taking the first steps toward a healthier lifestyle.”

Wellness Center Member Benefits

Our qualified staff will provide you with an introduction to the equipment in the Wellness Center and design a basic exercise program to get you started. New Members may also take advantage of our FitSTART program, a complimentary six-week program for Y members ages 16 and older that’s designed to help them improve their health and wellness the RIGHT way. Current members are also welcome to take part in this program.

Over the six-week span, a Y Wellness Coach will take the member through a progressive program centered on nutrition, strength training, cardiovascular health and stress management techniques. The goal is simple: to improve a participant’s overall health and wellness.

A full-body strength equipment orientation is included and performed on the first of the six appointments. The member will meet with his or her Wellness Coach once per week, by appointment. Each week is devoted to different tasks that the member is set up to complete between appointments. “With each appointment, we are giving Y members the tools necessary to work out, eat healthier, reduce stress and ultimately lose weight on their own,” says Health & Wellness Director Alexei Bachuretz.

Become a Y Family

The Family YMCA offers recreational and fitness activities for the whole family. We offer a wide variety of memberships to suit your needs.

  • Camp Mahackeno Summer Day Camp
  • Hafaday Swim Lesson Program
  • 200-Member Water Rat Swim Team
  • Acclaimed Gymnastic Teams (Gymnastics Programming is offered at our Y Gymnastics Center, 145 Main St. in Norwalk.)

What You As a Member Can Expect

  • You will be warmly welcomed and treated respectfully at all times
  • You will feel safe and well-cared for while at the Y
  • The Y’s grounds, building and equipment will be clean and safe
  • Information regarding programs and services will be accurate and up to date
  • Y staff will personify the Y’s mission
  • You will be the main priority of professional, well-trained and friendly staff
  • Y staff will be visible and readily available to you
  • You will belong to a cause-driven, well-managed organization
  • Your opinions are welcome, and your inquiries will be addressed in a timely manner – speak to a Member Engagement Specialist at our Welcome Center, or if you prefer, complete a Member’s Voice card (available at our Welcome Center) or click on our online suggestion box.

A Welcoming Place

As a charitable nonprofit organization, our Family YMCA does not turn away residents due to a lack of ability to pay for memberships or programs. To apply for financial assistance for a Family YMCA membership, please stop by our Member Service Desk for an application or click on the link below:

Financial Assistance Form 2014

Y of the USA “AWAY” Program

Members of the Family YMCA may visit other YMCAs participating in the “AWAY” (Always Welcome At the Y) program. Each Y sets its own policy, but most honor out-of-state Y membership free of charge. In addition, reciprocal relationships have been established with many Ys throughout New England.

Members from Y’s outside of New England may visit the Westport Weston Family YMCA a total of three times for free. Following the third free visit, individuals must open a membership with the Westport Weston Family YMCA or pay a daily guest fee.

Membership On Hold Program

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Membership on Hold Program is for any member who wishes to temporarily cancel their membership and will be returning. Memberships can be put on hold for one month, two months, or three months in succession or three individual months per calendar year. Members who place their membership account on hold will not be subject to repayment of the Join Fee once the on-hold term is complete and they agree to begin their automatic monthly draft.

Please stop by the Membership Services desk to complete a Membership on Hold form, or download the form below.

Membership on Hold Form 2014

For more information about Family YMCA membership, please call Brian Marazzi, Membership Engagement Director, at 203-226-8981, or email bmarazzi@westporty.org.