Your membership at the Cherryville YMCA includes the following benefits:


  • Group Fitness Center
  • Fitness Center, including state of the art cardio and weight training equipment
  • Child Watch
  • Outdoor Pool, Open summers

Programs Free with Membership

  • Wellness appointments and assessments
  • Group Exercise Classes – free classes providing a wide variety of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility workouts

Y Programs with Reduced Rates with Membership

  • Swim lessons
  • Youth sports teams
  • Pool parties
  • Afterschool care
  • Summer Camps
  • Teen Programs
  • Active Older Adults events


Your Y just got a whole lot bigger!  We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace or in another region.

Now, full facility/full privilege YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout our state, at no extra charge.  Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at the Y you’re visiting and enjoy free access.

Some restrictions and exclusions may apply.  Prior to visiting a Y we recommend members contact them for more information.

For a complete list of participating YMCAs visit here.  You can find more information and details about the program here .

Now get out, explore and stay connected to the Y!

Printable Information Available – Reciprocity Information

Financial Assistance

The YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. Through our annual Scholarship Campaign, the YMCA provides financial assistance for memberships and programs based on the needs of the applicant and the availability of funds. Individuals needing financial assistance may apply at the Member Services desk.
Download a Financial Assistance form

Cherryville City Resident Discounts

In appreciation for Cherryville’s support of our YMCA, discounts of $1 to $6 per month are offered for Cherryville city residents, depending on the membership type. Bring your Driver’s License with in-city address, or power or water bill to receive the discount. No discounts are available with online registration.

Corporate Membership
Encourage Your Employees To Be Active

Encourage Your Employees To Be Active

If you work for a company that is a Business Partner of the Gaston Family YMCA, you may qualify for benefits ranging from 50% off the joiners fee to significant discounts for programs and other benefits. To find out how your company can become a Business Partner, contact Susan Blanton at

Bringing a Guest

Members are encouraged to bring guests when they visit the Y. Members will receive 3 guest passes per unit per year as part of the membership package. Members may purchase additional guest passes at $10 per guest. Guests who wish to use the facility and are not accompanied by a member will be charged $15.00 per visit. Guests must complete and sign the Guest Waiver form and show ID. A responsible adult, parent or guardian must sign the Guest Waiver form for guests under 18. Guests under 16 years of age must have a responsible adult present in the facility.

You are welcome at other YMCAs

Your membership card allows you to visit most other YMCAs anywhere in the country up to 3 times per month. Contact the YMCA you plan to visit for their AWAY policy.

Our AWAY Program Policy
The Gaston County Family YMCA is a member of the A.W.A.Y. (Always Welcome at YMCAs) program.  With your membership card, you are entitled to use other AWAY YMCA’s across the country up to 3 times per month according to their policies.  The Y you are visiting may or may not charge a nominal fee.

Please visit the Gaston County Family YMCA, Cherryville Branch, take a tour, and pick up a membership information guide for more detail and guidelines on membership.