10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Membership

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Whether you’ve just joined the Y, are thinking about joining, or you’ve been a member but just haven’t found the motivation to get started, here are 10 tips to help you get the most out of your Duneland YMCA membership! 

Grab A Friend & Try A Class

Working out in a group might be more motivating than working out alone. Try yoga, spin, dance, Body Pump, and several other classes included with your membership! Take advantage of Free Friend Friday this month and invite a friend to try out Group-Ex classes or Open Gym! View a Group-Ex schedule here.  And Active Older Adult Schedule here 

Take Advantage of the Childcare Options

Your YMCA membership includes access to Fun Zone. Caring YMCA employees are ready and waiting to play with your kiddos at no extra charge so you can work out.  Your kids will have a great time in a safe, enriching environment while you clear your head and exercise. View Kids Zone hours here. One Friday a month, we offer Parent’s Night Out, a chance for you to sit back, relax or plan a much-needed night out! See future dates here

 Community Discounts 

In addition to the healthy mind, body, and spirit benefits of a YMCA membership, there are also many ways to save money at local businesses! We’ve partnered with local restaurants, shops, and other businesses that offer discounts to Duneland Y members. Take advantage of trying something new or save somewhere you already love to visit! Just show your Duneland Family Y ID to receive your discount. See a full list of current discounts here!  Thanks to our many local partners! 

 Additional Opportunities to Save

From youth sports, swim lessons, weight programs, group training, and more, members receive special reduced rates on almost everything we offer! Additionally, if you’re in the military, serve in public safety, have a special Medicare plan, or more, you may be eligible for additional savings on a membership

 Enjoy Nationwide Membership 

Work near one Y, but live near another? Going on a vacation? We joined with most YMCAs throughout the country to give you Nationwide Membership. This means you can visit most Y’s across the US for no extra cost.

 Live & Virtual Fitness Classes – YMCA 360

Try hundreds of group exercise classes with YMCA 360, including yoga, Zumba, strength, and more! No matter where you are, you can connect with our Y community to access the best online fitness classes, youth sports skills, and healthy living resources. Learn how to get started! 

 Community & Volunteer Opportunities

The YMCA offers many ways to give back to your friends and neighbors through our Thanksgiving Drive, Angel Tree program, youth sports coaching, and numerous other volunteer opportunities.

 Sign up for the Newsletter

Next time you are at the Y, ask to update your email address at the Member Services Desk or register for the weekly newsletter here. We send out newsletters with upcoming events and news for members 1-2 times weekly!

 Make a new friend

Whether it is at the gym, in the Fun Zone, or a program, it is practically impossible not to make friends at the Y. 0ur staff has worked hard to create a community that is full of friendly and welcoming faces and places great importance on strengthening the community that we live in. 

 One-on-one Personal Training 

We know attaining your fitness goals can be hard, but it can be much easier when you have someone there helping you and cheering for you along the way. Our personal trainers will tailor your sessions to best fit you – whether you’re 13 or 75, a fitness newbie, or seasoned athlete. 

Be prepared when you join the Duneland Y to become a member of a close-knit and caring community, what some consider a second family. 


Not a member at the Duneland YMCA?

We have a membership for everyone.

Know Someone at the Y?

Join them on Free Friend Friday in August and take advantage of the sign-on discount when a friend refers you.

Free Friend Fridays – August 2023

Members – all day, any time, on any Friday in August. Bring a friend with you to work out, play basketball, or participate in a weekly program and they’ll get in for FREE! If your friend decides to join in August, we will waive their joiner fee, AND you will each SAVE 20% off your membership in September.

Learn more at the Member Services Desk, or by calling 219-926-4204

Try a Group-X Class!

Choose from Spin, Cardio, Strength, Mind/Body, Yoga, and more.  Come out and enjoy your favorite Y classes and instructors with friends as you exercise and stay healthy together. 

Learn something new!

The Active Older Adults Center is open Monday and Friday every week from 11:15 am to 2:00 pm. Bring a friend to Exercise, Bingo, Euchre, and Bunco. As well as Health screenings, Art classes, and Wellness Presentations!

Membership Madness



Stop in before the buzzer sounds to score big savings on the Y’s joining fee!

Depending on membership type, savings will range from $40-$75. Monthly membership rates apply. You’ll need to sign up in person or online. Use code “MarchMadness” to purchase online.