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Find It All at the Y!

More than just a place to work out, the South Shore YMCA is a supportive community that helps you become a better version of yourself – spirit, mind and body.

Experience the Benefits of SSYMCA Membership

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 Natural Science Center, Germantown Neighborhood Center…and more!

State-of-the-Art Fitness & Wellness Facilities

  • Full access to Health & Well-being Centers
  • State-of-the-art Cardiovascular & Strength Training Equipment
  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Pilates & Reformer Training, Barre, Yoga, Zumba, Les Mills, TRX, CXWorks and more
  • Indoor Spin & Cycling Classes
  • Personal Training & Pilates (fee-based)

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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Membership Guide

The South Shore YMCA is far more than buildings and pools and classrooms and camps. We are a charitable organization and a community that nurtures the “better you”. Download our Membership Guide to learn more.

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