Membership Benefits

Experience the benefits of South Shore Y Membership

Safe. Clean. Ready!

In this new era, the ability to work towards a healthier lifestyle is more important than ever. The South Shore YMCA has advanced in so many ways to keep you safe while you work towards your health and wellness goals. Come see how we’ve transformed our Y for you.

Membership Privileges Across the South Shore

Exercise, play and enjoy programs at any South Shore YMCA location: Emilson YMCA of Hanover, Quincy YMCA, Laura’s Center for the Performing Arts, South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center, Germantown Neighborhood Center…and more!

State-of-the-Art Fitness & Wellness Facilities

  • Full access to Health & Well-being Centers
  • Free Fit-Commit! session with a trainer for new and returning members
  • All new state-of-the-art cardiovascular & strength training equipment – spread out across wide open spaces
  • Group Exercise Classes – in person or online at Virtual SSYMCA
  • Pilates & Reformer Training, Barre, Yoga, Zumba, Les Mills, TRX, CXWorks and more
  • Indoor Cycling Classes
  • Personal Training & Pilates Reformer Training (fee-based)

Virtual SSYMCA On-Demand and Live-Stream Classes

  • Experience the South Shore Y from home or on the go
  • On-demand workouts with our trainers available 24/7
  • Weekly live-stream group exercise classes with South Shore Y instructors
  • New workouts, classes, seminars and programs available online each week
  • Virtual Meetings to keep Y community groups engaged from home
  • Free benefit for South Shore YMCA members

Best Rates & Priority Registration on Classes and Programs

Swim lessons, gymnastics, sports, camps, fitness, arts & education…and more.

Swim! Aquatics Center, Swim Lessons, Water Safety for All

  • Hale Family Indoor Aquatics Centers
  • Outdoor Aquatics Center with 3 Outdoor Pools (Emilson YMCA)
  • Lap Swim, Family Swim & Open Swim
  • Water Exercise & Aerobics

Play! Sports & Recreation

  • Indoor and Outdoor Athletics Facilities
  • Indoor Tennis Courts (Emilson Y)
  • Indoor Track & Field House (Quincy Y)
  • Indoor Turf Field (Quincy Y)

Access for All

The Y is open and accessible for everyone to belong.

  • Our Partnership Program offers those with physical disabilities the support and training partners needed to more fully enjoy fitness and recreation programs at the Y.
  • Inclusion Modified Programs for people with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) — includes DSM-5 diagnosis. Inclusion Modified Programs improve and encourage communication skills, social and emotional development, cooperative interactions, physical well-being, and friendships.

Prescribe the Y: Medical Wellness & Lifestyle Programs

  • Diabetes Prevention and Management
  • Fall Prevention and Balance
  • Cancer Support
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary Transition
  • Walking Programs
  • Health & Nutrition Education
  • Structured Exercise Programs for Cardiac & Pulmonary Transition and Parkinson’s

Active Seniors

  • Senior Exercise & Aquatic Classes
  • Live Y’er Senior Social Groups
  • Medical Wellness Programs

Membership for All: Financial Assistance

The South Shore YMCA is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to helping people become their better selves – in spirit, mind and body. We believe that our programs and services should be available to everyone — all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. Learn more about our Membership for All financial assistance programs.

The Y is a place where personal and cultural goals are being met every day. Meeting goals can be exhilarating and more importantly it builds confidence, character and additionally a sense of achievement and fulfillment to those participating. The results of which carry over into and radiate throughout the community. Herb Emilson


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Free Fit-Commit! Sessions for New & Returning Members

At our Y, you won't go it alone. All new and returning South Shore YMCA members receive a FREE "Fit-Commit" training session with a Y trainer to set your goals, show take you through our state-of-the-art equipment and help set a plan for you. Learn More
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