YMCA of Greater Erie


Membership Referral Program

When you join the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier.  You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community.

At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging.

Your goal to live a healthier, more active life was set by you, not anyone else – but, that doesn’t mean you’re in it alone, either.

When you and your BFF (Buddy for Fitness) commit to the Y together, you both enjoy an exclusive 20% membership savings off of the standard adult or family membership rate each month.  Y members may buddy with a non-member or two non-members may join together – either combination returns a 20% savings for each of you on your Y membership.

Our certified wellness coaches, personal trainers, and wide variety of activities make the Y an excellent fitness partner.

And, with the free group exercise classes, state-of-the-art equipment, pools, indoor tracks and more, you’ll discover more than a workout.

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Buddy-Up Membership Rates

Adult $35.96
Family $57.79
Young Adult (County only) $27.20
Young Adult (Downtown only ) $24.48

Here’s how it works:

I’m a Y member

Bring in a new Y member and both receive a 20% savings on your adult or family membership as long as you both remain members of the Y.

I’m not a Y member

Find a friend that is a Y member and buddy-up OR find a friend that wants to join the Y and buddy-up – either way you both receive a 20% savings on your membership as long as you both remain members of the Y.

If one of you leaves the Y (we do not have a contract for membership), the remaining member has 30 days to Buddy-Up for Fitness with a new non-member in order to keep the Buddy-Up rate.

Unfortunately, we are not able to issue refunds. Some restrictions may apply.  Only one discount type per membership.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs.  Or, interested in another type of membership, click here

Your next step is to complete the forms below (the  new member will still need to come into the Y to complete the join process – these forms get you started)

Buddy Up For Fitness Signup Form

Before you begin, please be sure to have a valid email address for you and your buddy. Important information will be emailed to you both. We must have a valid email address for you both.
  • Buddy #1 – Current Member

  • Buddy #2 – Joining Member

  • Buddy-Up For Fitness Terms & Conditions

    YMCA of Greater Erie Membership Referral Program
    By clicking below, I understand that the YMCA of Greater Erie has the right to modify or end the Buddy-Up for Fitness (BFF) membership referral program at any time. Changes made to the program will be communicated to participating members 30 days prior to the change taking place. I also understand that I am only eligible for the BFF rate as long as I maintain a buddy at the YMCA of Greater Erie and that I have 30 days to secure a buddy if my original buddy should leave the YMCA of Greater Erie. If I am unable to secure a buddy within 30 days, the rate will automatically revert to the standard membership rate. No refunds are available. Other restrictions may apply.

Buddy up for Fitness (BFF)