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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, ZoneWellness in Norwell, 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
  • 3 “Get Started” Coaching Sessions
  • Over 100 Group Exercise Classes
  • Pilates & Reformer Training, Barre, Yoga, Zumba, Les Mills, TRX, CXWorks and more
  • Over 30 Indoor Spin & Cycling Classes
  • Personal Training

Y Weight Loss Program

FREE for South Shore Y Members! The Y Weight Loss Program serves as a barrier-free jumpstart to weight loss, helping our members develop healthy habits and lifestyle changes to get and stay on track.

Family Gym

Fee for non-members. Family Gym is offered Monday-Friday from 10:30-12pm at the Quincy Branch and Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30am-12pm at the Emilson Branch.

Family Fun & Fitness

  • Playroom with FREE babysitting: Ages 6 weeks – 6 years (only included with Household Memberships)
  • Youth Zone Activity Center: Ages 6-12 years (children under 10 must be with a parent or signed into the Activity Center)
  • Priority Registration & Rates for Youth Programs
  • Kids Fitness Classes
  • Family Prime Time
  • Kids Night Out (fee not included as a membership benefit – reduced rate for members)
  • Sky Trail® Explorer Indoor Ropes Course (Emilson)

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)
  • Open Gym available daily
  • Indoor Track & Field House (Quincy Y)
  • Indoor Turf Field (Quincy Y)
  • Drop-in Sports

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.
  • Inclusive programming and support available for individuals with diverse-abilities.

Prescribe the Y: Medical Wellness & Lifestyle Programs Included

  • 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

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. Visit for financial assistance details.

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

Welcome in Every Community

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA. Program-only participants and special memberships are not eligible for Nationwide Membership.

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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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