My Y Is Every Y encourages Y members to reach health and fitness goals

For over 160 years, YMCAs in Indiana have been helping youth, adults and families reach their health and wellbeing goals through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. May 1, 2016 will mark an historic day, as Indiana’s YMCAs announce the My Y Is Every Y in Indiana statewide membership reciprocity program.

Recognizing that the Y is one movement and we want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as possible in order to meet their health and wellness goals, we have turned our attention toward implementing a reciprocity program that provides the convenience necessary for Y members to utilize a Y in a different location when travelling, near a workplace or in another region. This program allows active, full facility/full privilege members the flexibility to use all 43 Y facilities in Indiana and also increases the value of Y membership.

“With around two-thirds of the people in our county leaving the county each day to work, we believe that this program will benefit Morgan County residents,” says Dave Nash, Executive Director of the Barbara B. Jordan Y. Robin McDaniel, Membership and Marketing Director of Barbara B. Jordan Y states, “We are thrilled that our Y includes every Y in Indiana. This is a great time to take a look at renewing or adding membership at our Y.”

Through the reciprocity program, those holding membership at any of Indiana’s 43 membership associations will be treated as regular members at any other association, including receiving member benefits and the ability to register for programs at member rates. Y members interested in participating in the program should inquire at the Y in which they hold their membership (home Y), and will be required to use their home Y at least 51 percent of the time.

“The alliance of Indiana’s YMCAs is one of the nation’s strongest,” says Brent Wake, the Executive Director of the Indiana State Alliance of YMCAs. “We recognize our members’ and communities’ perception of there being One Y, and My Y Is Every Y builds on that perception to position us to be the backbone that supports Hoosiers’ meeting their health and wellness goals.”

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