Association Memberships

At the Y, everyone gets stronger. The Y’s cause-driven focus on health and well-being helps our members find balance in life. A membership at the Y gives children, adults and families the opportunity to become part of a cause that gives them the opportunity to learn and grow while also making their community healthier and stronger. An Association membership to the Y entitles you to:

  • Use of both Tuscaloosa YMCA branches, as well as YMCA’s throughout the US as part of Nationwide Membership

  • Free group exercise classes!

  • Free Child Development for Family Memberships (ages walking to 13 years old)

  • Access to guest passes for your friends and family members to enjoy the Y too!

Click on the links below to view our Membership Agreement and join online!



Benjamin Barnes Branch Membership

To become a member of only the Barnes Y (without access to the Downtown location or Nationwide Membership); please come into the Barnes Branch to sign up. One of the staff their will help you; or contact the main office at (205) 759-4284

Membership Rates:

The following rates pay for use of the weight room, basketball gym, senior dominoes, seasonal exercise programs, and the men's and women's locker rooms. 

Adult: $10 per month; $120 per year
Family: $15 per month; $180 per year

Senior Adult: $2.50 per month; $30 per year
Student: $5 per month; $60 per year
Youth: $5 per month; $60 per year
Day Rate: $3 per day (all day)
Open Gym: $1 daily (from noon - 2:00 p.m.)

Fees are due on the 1st or 15th of each month

Military Outreach Initiative

We understand that military families are under enormous strain. The Y proudly offers memberships to eligible military families and personnel to provide extra support during a time when loved ones are deployed away from home. For more information about eligibility requirements please contact the front desk at your local branch or go to

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The Downtown Tuscaloosa YMCA Family Center offers multiple opportunities for memberships via insurance partners. Insurance holders that are eligible for Silver Sneakers or Silver&Fit can join the YMCA for a free membership, including group fitness classes, our Wellness Center, and steam rooms. To learn more about these programs and check your eligibility, visit our Insurance Partners page.