Emilson Floor Renovations begins May 16 and basketball courts are unavailable at this time. Please visit Hale Family Y for indoor basketball.

Membership Benefits

Experience the benefits of South Shore Y Membership

When you find our Y, you find a safe, vibrant space for you and your family to play, stay active, and grow stronger…together!

Membership Privileges Across the South Shore

Enjoy all South Shore YMCA locations: Emilson YMCA of Hanover, Hale Family YMCA of Quincy, 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 & Wellness Centers
  • Free Fit-Commit! session with a trainer for new and returning members
  • All new state-of-the-art cardiovascular & strength training equipment
  • Group Exercise Classes – in person or online at ssymca.y.org
  • 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
  • Free benefit for South Shore YMCA members

Best Rates & Priority Registration on Classes and Programs

  • Members save 50% on Y swim lessons, plus substantial savings on all other programs & camps

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

  • Hale Family Indoor Aquatics Centers
  • Lap Swim, Family Swim & Open Swim
  • Water Exercise & Aerobics
  • NEW! Outdoor Aquatics Center, coming in 2023! Season Pass Purchase Required

Play! Sports & Recreation

  • Indoor and Outdoor Athletics Facilities
  • Indoor Tennis Courts (Emilson Y – Hanover)
  • Indoor Track & Field House (Hale Family YMCA – Quincy)
  • Indoor Turf Field (Hale Family YMCA – Quincy)

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) — include 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
  • Staystrong Cancer Support
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary Transition
  • Walking Programs
  • Health & Nutrition Education
  • Structured Exercise Programs for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, and more!

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 and flexible pricing.

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