Membership Policy Updates – Family & Association Membership Types

We are writing to you today to notify you of the following upcoming changes to our membership policies at the YMCA of Reading and Berks County:

Family Memberships:
Effective June 21, 2021, the YMCA of Reading and Berks County defines a family membership as consisting of up to two adults and all children under the age of 18 currently living in the household of the applicant. College students may no longer be added to a family membership under the new policy.

If you currently have a college student on your family membership, we will honor the membership through December 31, 2021. At that time, all college students will be separated from each family’s membership and will be considered non-members. While the rest of the family membership will remain active, the college student will have to renew their own membership at one of our welcome centers or online at
At this time, we would like to remind you that we offer a discounted rate for college students at all five of our YMCA of Reading and Berks County branches and that financial assistance is available for all membership types. For more information, please visit
Association Memberships:
Due to the utilization of the YMCA membership reciprocity perk, which allows you to visit any participating branch in the country up to eight times per month, we have decided to eliminate the Association membership options. If you currently have an association membership, you will be receiving a call from a member of our team regarding changes to your membership. Additionally, with the recent changes in our membership management system and our future plans for increased security throughout the building, we will no longer offer the Health Center Membership option as a bundled package at our Reading YMCA branch. All members who wish to have access to the men’s or women’s health centers will be billed a base rate, with a health center access add on fee.  Rates effective June 4, 2021: Base adult membership: $43 per month Base Family membership: $64 per month Health Center Add On, per family: $13 (includes locker rental) **Please note: If you receive a corporate discount, you will receive 20% off of the monthly membership dues and health center add on.**  Active YMCA members as of June 4, 2021 will NOT see a change in their membership rates until January 1, 2022. Active Y members who pay quarterly or annually will be locked into their current rates through the end of this year. 
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Welcome Center. Thank you!

YMCA Announces Virtual Wellness Platform Through A Regional Collaboration

Reading, PA The YMCA of Reading and Berks County is proud to announce a new online wellness platform to benefit their members and the community. On January 20, the YMCA of Reading and Berks County launched Y Wellness 24/7, providing live and on-demand group exercise, and sports and play programs online, free to their members. Over 150 live classes and 100s of new on-demand classes led by over 120 nurturing and motivating YMCA instructors will be available weekly. The platform also provides access to 1000s of additional on-demand classes from leaders in the fitness industry nationwide.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in mandated closures and strict safety protocols, the need for outstanding virtual wellness offerings has been on the rise.

Recognizing this need in our communities, Y Wellness 24/7 is the result of a collaboration among 29 YMCA associations from throughout the northeast United States. Involved in the partnership are many Pennsylvania YMCAs including those in Bloomsburg, Bucks County, Lancaster, Lebanon Valley, York and York County as well YMCA of the North Shore and YMCA of the Twin Tiers in Massachusetts and New York respectively.

Y Wellness 24/7 provides live and on-demand classes in training, mindfulness, nutrition, and stress management. With the collaboration, YMCAs are able to serve youth, adults and seniors through a variety of class formats such as strength training, cardio, kickboxing, cycling, Tai Chi, yoga, dance, bootcamp, balance, core and more.    

“We are so pleased to partner with YMCAs from across the northeast region,” said Alyssa Bushkie, Director of Operations of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County. “By working together we are able to meet the needs of our members across the region by offering more classes and a greater variety of classes.”

Since the March pandemic shut down, the Y has made it their mission to meet community needs in new ways. The creation of this virtual wellness platform is another step toward serving YMCA members from across the region.


The mission of the YMCA of Reading & Berks County is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. For over 160 years we have been the heart of the community we serve. The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. The Y so much more.