Membership & Join Information


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All you need is a routing and account number or debit/credit card and a few minutes to get started!

We're proud to be a part of serving the needs of the community and your support inspires us to do so much more! 

Good things come together at the Knox County YMCA. We're more than a gym, we're a cause. 

From exciting sports programs to the latest workout activities, there's a little something for everyone.

Member Benefits  

We hope you enjoy all of the benefits we have to offer!

  • 24-hour access to the Downtown Galesburg YMCA (for those 18 & over)
  • Nationwide Membership (Click here) 
  • Two Air Conditioned Gyms
  • Vitale Pool
  • Racquetball Court
  • Wellness Centers
  • Weight Rooms
  • Wellness Studios
  • Downtown Cycling Studio 
  • Indoor Track
  • Free Childwatch w/ family memberships
  • 30 Minute Express Workout Room 
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Aquatic Fitness Classes
  • Wellness Coaching
  • "Noon Ball" Adult Basketball
  • Pickleball Groups
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Men’s Steam Room
  • Co-Ed Sauna
  • Cold Plunges
  • Full Body Massage Chairs
  • Hydro Massage Lounge Chairs


We also hope you enjoy the Wellness and Weight Rooms at the Downtown Galesburg YMCA; a branch of the Knox County YMCA.

To get the most out of your membership, we recommend you schedule a Wellness Coaching appointment to familiarize yourself with our facilities, equipment, and make a plan for your wellness goals. We'd also be happy to give you a "grand tour" of our facility if the Y is new to you. Contact us today at 309-344-1324!

Membership Types

(Rates effective May 1st, 2024)

There is a one-time join fee of $43.00

  • Youth/Teen (0-18) Includes one child up to 18 years of age $21/month 
  • Young Adult (19-29) Includes one individual 19 through 29 years of age $29/month
  • Adult (30-64) Includes one individual 30 through 64 years of age $43/month
  • Senior (65+) Includes one individual 65 years of age and over $38/month
  • Senior Couple (65+) Includes one individual 65 years of age and over and their spouse. $58/month
  • Household Includes two adults that must live in the same household and their dependents up through age 26 with verified residence and/or enrollment in school. $62/month
  • One Adult plus Dependents Includes one adult living in the household and their dependents up through age 26 with verified residence and/or enrollment in school. $53/month
  • Silver Sneakers & Prime* Insurance programs are offered to eligible members at little to no cost. Check your eligibility here!
  • Renew Active* Offered to eligible members who are part of the Renew Active by United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Insurance Program. Check your eligibility here!
  • Silver & Fit* Offered to eligible members who are part of the Silver or Active & Fit by American Specialty Health Insurance Program. Call us to check your availability! 

*Insurance Programs must be set up in person at one of our Member Service Desks.

Please contact us at 309-344-1324 or email us at for join fee information or questions

Corporate Membership

Memberships are offered to businesses in our community at a subsidized rate. 

Please contact our Member Service Desk at 309-344-1324 for a list of eligible organizations. 

Nationwide Membership

Nationwide Membership enable Y members to visit any participating YMCA in the United States. Valid for active, full facility YMCA members. Nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time. Program-only participants are not eligible for nationwide membership. Special memberships (group homes, other agencies, etc.) are not eligible. To find a Y in another location, visit

Click here to view an informational brochure

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Payment Options

Membership payments are set up as an automatic monthly draft on the 1st of each month from a checking or savings account. Bank drafts are a continuous, ongoing membership until the Knox County YMCA receives a 30 day written notice of cancellation which must be done in person. Payments can also be made annually. A 3% processing fee will be charged to all monthly memberships that choose to draft from a credit/debit card (Discover, MasterCard or VISA). Please contact our Member Service Desk with your checking/savings account information to avoid the additional cost. 

Financial Assistance

The Knox County YMCA offers scholarships for memberships and programs, with no one turned away due to the inability to pay. Please contact our Member Service Desk at 309-344-1324 or 309-342-0420 for more information regarding our scholarship policy.