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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.

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Special Offer: 1 Free Week to Fit Right In at the Family Y

What kind of health and wellness program at our YMCA will work for you and your family in the new year?

Now through January 31, 2015, we’re making it easy to find out. We’re offering you and your family 1 Free Week to enjoy our new Bedford Family Center at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport and all of its features.

Our 1 Free Week offer, which must be activated by Jan. 31, also includes a Fitness Orientation Session for you and your family.

Our Wellness Coaches will show you how to safely use our strength and cardio equipment, they will point you toward the right machines to give you a full body workout, and will show you how to track your progress. You can sign up for an Equipment Orientation at the Wellness Center Desk or with a Member Engagement staff in the Welcome Center.

The Westport Weston Family YMCA is the fittest place to start your year! To activate your 1 Free Week at our Y for you and your family, call Brian Marazzi, Membership Engagement Director, at 203-226-8981 or email bmarazzi@westporty.org.

For more information about the Family Y, including class schedules and directions, check out westporty.org, or simply stop by our new facility  for your first visit.

Find Your Fit at Our Y

Membership at the Westport Weston Family Y 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.

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 Y 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 Y 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 Y 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 Y 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 Y a total of three times for free. Following the third free visit, individuals must open a membership with the Westport Weston Family Y or pay a daily guest fee.

Membership On Hold Program

The Westport Weston Family Y’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 Y membership, please call Brian Marazzi, Membership Engagement Director, at 203-226-8981, or email bmarazzi@westporty.org.