Become a Member

Since 1854, the Knoxville Y has been a cornerstone of our community. We are a community leader who supports children, adults, and families in their quests for physical, emotional, and social wellness. We are committed to building strong and healthy-minded children, individuals, families, adults, and communities through our programs and services that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

As one of the area’s leading non profits, your membership will help bring about meaningful change in our community, as well as your own life. In addition to the wide range of classes and programs available to each member, we also have financial assistance for those that can’t afford a membership.

Benefits of Membership

At the Knoxville area Y we provide:

  • Exceptional fitness, personal training, sports, and aquatic programs.
  • Extensive early childhood education and school-age programs
  • A safe, family fun environment

Joining the Y gives you unlimited access to 5 East Tennessee locations, free group classes and child watch, member discounts, and more – all with no contract!

Membership Categories & Rates

Type Monthly Rate Join Fee
Youth (18 and younger) $28 $40
Young Adult (19-29) $38 $40
Adult (30-64) $51 $40
Adult + 1 Household $75 $40
Household* $85 $40
Single Parent Household** $67 $40
Senior Adult (65+) $47 $40
Senior Adult + 1 Household $67 $40
Senior Household $70 $40

*Household Membership is defined as any 4 adults and their dependents residing at the same address. The Y reserves the right to verify addresses for every person listed on the membership. Additional adults residing in the residence may be added to the unit for $20 per month each.

**Single Parent Household is defined as one adult and their dependents residing at the same address. The Y reserves the right to verify addresses for every person listed on the membership. Single Parent Household Memberships are not limited to single parent families.

Benefits of Membership

Unlimited Access

Unlimited access to 5 YMCA of East Tennessee locations

Free Smart Start

Free SmartStart appointment to help you set goals, learn to use our equipment, and start on the right path

Child Care

Free Child Watch while you work out

Member Discounts

Member discounts on Y programs from swim lessons to child care and more

100s of Programs

Access to indoor and outdoor pools, basketball gyms, tennis courts, racquetball courts, steamrooms and saunas, functional fitness studios, and more

Free Classes

Free Group Exercise Classes

No Contracts

No long-term contracts!

Military Memberships

Although we offer a standard military discount to both veterans and active duty, some active duty personnel are eligible for a Y membership paid by the Department of Defense.

Silver & Fit Memberships

Certain health insurance plans offer the Silver&Fit program to eligible Medicare Advantage/Supplement beneficiaries and group retirees. You may be eligible to enroll in Silver&Fit through your insurance.

Corporate Memberships

Our Y partners with hundreds of organizations and companies throughout our East Tennessee community, including Knox Co. Schools, Pilot Flying J, and more. If you’re interested in learning our corporate membership option, contact Matt McGee.

Insurance Incentives

Many insurance plans offer incentives for working out.  Check with your insurance company to see if you are eligible for rewards or discounts with your Y membership.

Financial Assistance Available

The YMCA is committed to serving the entire community. Through our financial assistance program, qualified individuals and families are granted financial assistance to enable participation and membership. To apply for financial assistance:

  • Download our Financial Assistance Form or pick one up at your local Y
  • Return the application to your Y with proof of income (tax return/1040 form, SSI statement, Food Stamp documentation, Child Support documentation, etc.)
  • All assistance is granted for 12 months, at which time recipients are welcome to reapply with updated proof of income

Financial Assistance is made possible by donations from our members and community partners. To help make a membership possible for someone right here in our Knoxville community, please consider a gift to our Annual Campaign.

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