Membership Fees & Categories

Important Information Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic:

The Garfield YMCA is operating 2 pools, and 3 different rooms to exercise in; however, all visits are operating on an RSVP system due to social distancing guidelines and cleaning schedules. Membership also includes our hybrid group exercise program that includes outdoor fitness classes and live stream classes at home. 


Please see our reopening procedures and what members can expect pdf


New Members are Welcomed

Please call the Garfield YMCA at 973-772-7450 to take out a membership by appointment. 

There is a one time $50 joiners fee when there is less than a 6 month gap in membership. Paying membership in one full payment waives the joiner's fee. 

Prices as of 9/1/2020

Adult (23-64) $450 Annual or $37.50 a month $(87.50 down payment)
Senior Citizen (65+) $288 Annual or $24.00 a month ($74.00 down payment) 
Parent/Child (one parent, one child under 18)* $465 Annual or $38.75 a month ($88.75 down payment)
Family (2 Adults and all of their dependent children under 22 living in the same home) $804 Annual or $67.00 a month ($117 down payment)
Young Adult (18-22) $360
Married Couple $636 Annual or $53.00 a month ($103 down payment)
Student (Full time with schedule Ages 18-22) If full time status extends beyond age group please contact the membership director $300 Annual or $25 a month ($75 down payment)
Sr. Youth 13-17 Year Old $200 Annual or $16.66 a month ($66.66 down payment)
School Aged Youth (6-12 Years Old) $60
Youth (0-5 years old) $50
Clergy $270


Cancellation on a monthly draft requires Notice of Cancellation to be turned in. Card must be brought in with Notice of Cancellation. 10 days notice must be given to stop draft before membership date. 


With your Military I.D. you qualify for a one time discount of $80 off of your membership. May be used on an adult single, parent child, husband wife, family or household membership. Must present I.D. Must be paid in full.

Certain City Employees in our Service Area receive a one time $80 discount. Inquire within.

The Y is  a Silver Sneakers Provider through Tivity Health and Silver N Fit Provider through A.S.H.,  in which your membership is covered under certain carriers. Call 1-888-423-4632 for eligibility for Tivity (you can check ALL health plans) and ASH Fitness Customer Service at 1-877-329-2746, option 1

The Y participates with Advanta, BeFit, At Your Best and OptumHealth which are reimbursement programs for gym usage throughcertain United Health Care and Blue Cross plans. You must speak with your carrier directly and purchase this option through their website portal.

Prime members will have a swipe card and their membership paid through a third party provider through their insurance.


New Member Orientation

All new members must sign up for orientation for the fitness room.

***If you do not give 24 hours notice for cancellation on an orientation, you will be charged a $40 personal training fee.***

*Adults may have one guest per visit 

*Senior youth members must attend the Fun Swim at 490 Midland Ave

*Youth members are allowed to bring one guest during family swim. No guests during fun swim

*Adults who are not members who have a child participating in a program may pay $15 to use the fitness room or take a fitness class (subject to availability) while their child is in a program.

Guest Fees

Adult guest: $10.00 (Attending with member)

Family Swim:
Adult Guest $10.00
Youth and Sr. Youth Guest $7.00

*Drop In Rates for Group Exercise Classes are available




Nation Wide Membership Program 

What You Need to Know
  • Valid for active, full facility YMCA members
  • On a monthly basis, nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time
  • Program-only participants and special memberships are not eligible for Nationwide Membership
  • Make sure the Y offers the services and amenities you plan to use
  • Bring a photo ID with you for your visit
  • You will be asked to sign a waiver when visiting another Y location    
  • If you have more questions, download this "Know Before You Go" resource

Contact the Y You Want to Visit

Ask if Nationwide Membership is honored! More than 2,600 Y locations participate! FIND A LOCAL Y

*Please be advised, during the Covid-19 Pandemic the Garfield YMCA is not able to host visiting members due to capacity limitations*

They Garfield YMCA as your host:

The Garfield Y usually does not have the capacity to allow visiting members with youth in family swim or fun swim from April-September.


Family swim and fun swim policies apply to visiting members and are still on a first come first serve basis.  

There are no guests permitted with a visiting member under any circumstances.

Photo ID, Current YMCA membership card must be presented at front desk. Liability waiver must be signed.