2024 Member Information


Important Member Update

Thank you for being a member!

Thank You For Being a Member!

Important Membership Rate Information

November 11, 2023

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, soccer, child watch, 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
  • Upgraded YMCA360 Mobile App with additional classes and benefits
  • 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*
  • Complimentary Child Watch for family memberships, and a modest charge for all members
  • InStudio Group Exercise, Youth and Family classes in all Y branches

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, 2024, a modest rate increase will be reflected in most Y Memberships.  Should you wish to renew your membership at 2023 rates, please contact your branch to pay in full by 12/31/23.

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.

94% 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 and 2024:

  • Elizabeth Branch Hours (Effective January 2, 2024):
    • Monday – Friday 6:00am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Five Points Branch Hours (Effective January 2, 2024):
    • Monday – Friday 6:00am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Rahway Branch Hours (Effective January 2, 2024):
    • Monday – Friday 6:00am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 7:00am – 5:00pm
    • Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wellness Center Branch Hours (Effective January 2, 2024):
    • Monday – Friday 5:30am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
    • Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Expanded Services:
    • Expanded Y Branch Hours in 2023, and further in 2024
      • Earlier Morning Hours
      • Expanded Weekend Hours
    • Additional Lap & Family Swimming – expanding even more in 2024!
    • Additional Basketball, Family Open Gym, Pickleball, Soccer
    • Additional Child Watch Hours for 2024
    • Additional Family Events and Social Activities for All
    • Additional Child Care Programs
    • Additional Family Membership Options, including Full Family Memberships for 3 Adults and 4 Adults in the same household.
    • Additional Membership Option for Adult Couple
  • Additional Focus on Social Opportunities and Events:
    • Family and Community Events
    • Adult Learning Opportunities, Seminars and Guest Speakers
    • Member Movie Nights and Game Nights
    • Member Socials and Member Meet and Greet Events
    • Holiday Member Events
    • Fundraising Events for the Annual Campaign Kickoff, YMCA Day of Giving, Giving Tuesday and Donor Appreciation
    • Fundraising Craft Fair hosted by the Circle of Knots Crafts and Conversation
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Community Health Fairs
    • Employment Fairs
    • Community Partners
  • New & Innovative Programs:
    • Competitive ESports League
    • BYMOC Leap & Learn
    • InStudio Programs at all Y Branches
    • Chess
    • Family Night Out
    • Vacation Day Programs for out of school time
    • Additional Youth Sports Programs at all Y Branches
    • Additional Group Exercise Program Options for your favorite classes, like Zumba, Cycling, Stretch & Flex
    • Intermediate Basketball Workouts (off season)
    • New Dance Classes, Latin Rhythm in 2024
    • Additional Preschool and Youth Swim Lesson, including Sunday swim classes to fit your family’s schedule
    • Expanded Days & Times for Adult Swim Lessons and Private Lessons for all ages
    • Additional Tae Kwon Do classes, coming soon!
    • Expanded Pickleball Hours in 2023, with additional days and times in 2024

For updated 2024 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.

Effective January 1, 2024 the age for Teen Membership will be 12-19 and the age for Senior and Senior Couple Memberships will be 65+.

Special Note for Senior Members Age 62-64 on 12/31/23:  We understand and value your membership at the YMCA.  All Senior Members age 62-64 who are currently active in a Full Senior or Full Senior Couple Membership type as of 12/31/23 will continue in these membership types, provided you remain active and in good standing.

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