2023 Member Information


Important Member Update

Thank you for being a member!

Thank You For Being a Member!

Important Membership Rate Information

November 22, 2022

Dear Valued Member,

We thank you for choosing to be a part of a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other.

Our knowledgeable and trained staff, quality facilities and equipment, and wide range of programs make us a great membership value, including 24-hour & live virtual programs, new & innovative classes, expanded hours, swimming, basketball, pickleball, family activities and exciting events for all.

We are proud of the additional value we were able to provide to our YMCA Full Privilege Members, including:

  • Expanding YMCA Branch Hours, Programs and Services across all Y Branches
  • Preferred Membership Pricing and Priority Registration benefits
  • 24-Hour/Day Member Access through Y360 and Virtual Y On Demand
  • Assisting our members continue their wellness journey no matter where they live, work or travel through the Nationwide Membership benefit
  • Ensuring our Y is available to all through Financial Assistance Scholarships to assist our community in getting healthy, being safe during the summer and after school, providing shelter and learning to swim
  • Providing social opportunities and to connect and engage our members and families
  • Expanding WISE Community Services to further support our seniors, and individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia or those needing a little extra assistance
  • Focusing our commitment to quality family and community events
  • Expanded wellness and chronic disease program opportunities at all branches and virtually
  • Complimentary guest passes for friends & family*
  • Member Rewards referral program for friends & family*

Our desire is to continue our high level of service and commitment to our members and our community.  As you know, the past few years have presented unprecedented challenges and significant increases in all areas of expenses, and we do not take the consideration to raise our rates lightly.  After careful consideration, our Association decided that a modest membership dues increase was necessary to continue our high level of member service.  Therefore, effective January 1, 2023, a modest rate increase will be reflected in most Y Memberships.  Should you wish to renew your membership at 2022 rates, please contact your branch to pay in full by 12/31/22.

We understand that you have choices for your health and well-being, and are honored you have chosen the Y.  Our not-for-profit status means we live our mission each and every day, and your membership to the Y means you belong to an organization committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of ability to pay full price, can be a part of the Y.  Whether through our Annual Campaign fundraising efforts or our financial subsidies in character-driven, mission-based programs, your Y plans a critical strengthening role in your neighborhood.

92% of our members reported they were Extremely Satisfied or Satisfied with their Y Membership.  We want to insure you are aware of all the benefits in being a part of our Y.  Please visit our Membership Benefits page for additional information on YOUR Y Benefits!

We appreciate your continued membership support and look forward to serving you in the years ahead!

Exciting Expansions for 2023:

  • Elizabeth Branch Hours (Effective January 2, 2023):
    • Monday – Friday 7:00am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
    • Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Five Points Branch Hours (Effective January 2, 2023):
    • Monday – Friday 7:00am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
    • Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Rahway Branch Hours (Effective January 2, 2023):
    • Monday – Friday 6:00am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
    • Sunday 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Wellness Center Branch Hours (Effective January 2, 2023):
    • Monday – Friday 5:30am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
    • Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Expanded Services:
    • Additional Lap & Family Swimming
    • Additional Basketball, Family Open Gym, Pickleball
  • New & Innovative Programs:
    • Leap & Learn (beginning January 9th)

For updated 2023 Membership Rate information, please visit:

*Membership Benefits may vary based on membership type.  Memberships will be adjusted based on member age, the month following a member’s birthdate.

Please note, if your membership includes a Corporate or Contractual reduction in fees, that amount will be reflected on the new rates.

For members on 2019 Member Rewards rates, your benefit will be reflected on the new rates, provided your membership, and your linked partner’s drafting membership remained active and in good standing consecutively since prior to 12/31/19, with an active email in our system.

The Gateway Family YMCA