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


To become a member of only the Barnes Y (without access to Downtown location or Nationwide Membership), come to the front desk and one of the staff there will help you, or call 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. Fees are due on the 1st or 15th of each month.

Adult: $15 per month

Family: $20 per month

Senior Adult: $2.50 per month; $30 per year

Student: $5 per month; $60 per year

Youth: $5 per month; $60 per year


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.

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