Membership Information

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected, and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good. 

Membership Benefits

  • Free adult (12 years and older) group exercise classes, both in-person and virtually, with convenient drop-in schedules

  • State-of-the-art Wellness Centers including exercise machines, free weights, and more

  • Access to Y360 featuring livestreams and on-demand fitness classes/content

  • Use of all YMCA of the Chippewa Valley locations and facilities

  • Free Wellness Consultation & Personal Training Session to help you get started

  • Free orientations to learn how to use the cardio and strength training equipment

  • Priority program registration, including convenient online registration

  • Reduced rates on programs, including swim lessons, youth sports, and many more

  • Nationwide Membership gives you access to other Ys throughout the U.S. 


Facility Information


Guest Passes

YMCA Members are welcome to bring guests with them to the YMCA. Member Guests must purchase a Buddy Pass for $5 and will have member privileges for that day (does not include discounts on programs). YMCA Members need to be 12 years or older to bring a guest. YMCA Members ages 12-15 can only bring in guests 12 years and older. Member 16 and older can bring in a guest of any age to the YMCA. The member must remain on the premises during the guest's visit. Guests must have their photo taken and abide by all rules, policies, and procedures.

First-time visitors must complete the Guest Agreement Form and provide a photo ID (adults only) before entry is allowed. It is preferred that minors have it filled out by a parent or guardian. To streamline this process, you can print a form at home and bring it to the YMCA Member Service desk.


Insurance-Based Memberships

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley participates in Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, and Renew Active/One Pass.  These are fitness benefits provided by insurers – to know for sure if you receive this benefit, please contact your insurance provider. 

We verify your eligibility and set up your membership at no cost to you.  The YMCA gets paid for your membership based on how often you use the facility, so it is important that you scan your card when you visit any facility.  Only the individual(s) who is covered by the insurance is eligible for this membership. There is no family upgrade option meaning your spouse would also need to be covered by the insurance or they would need to pay for their own adult membership. 


Insurance-Based Memberships are considered full YMCA memberships – you have full facility access and member benefits throughout the entire association (YMCA Sports Center and YMCA Tennis Center may have additional fees for activities but you get the member rate).  However, this membership is not recognized as a nationwide membership and is only recognized at our YMCA association. 


In January of every year, we do “renewals” regardless of when you joined.  We will simply ask if you have had any changes to your insurance.  Those who do not check in with us for the renewal will have their memberships cancelled but you can rejoin at any time with no penalty.  Questions? Email us for more information. 


Fitness Reimbursement

Are you insured by OR work for any of the following insurance companies or employer groups? You may be eligible to get PAID to work out at the YMCA!

  • HealthPartners

  • Medica

  • Fleet Farm

  • PreferredOne

  • UCare

  • Midco

  • Sanford Health Plan

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

If you are insured by OR work for any groups listed above, please complete the following steps to become enrolled in the fitness incentive program. 

  1. Click Here

  2. Got to "MEMBERS Options"

  3. Click 'First Time Enrollment"

  4. Select your Insurance Company

  5. Enter your zip code

  6. Click 'Enroll Online" which will prompt you to fill out the information that will complete your online enrollment. 

  7. Read your insurance information before enrolling in the fitness incentive program.

  8. Complete all fields for "Member Enrollment" and click "Submit". 

Questions? Contact Randi, Membership Director, at rschrader@ymca-cv.org



Some of the offerings at our YMCA of the Chippewa Valley facilities have capacity limits because of limited equipment.  It’s simple to navigate and you’ll know your spot is waiting for you when you arrive at the Y. 



  • What services need a reservations at Eau Claire YMCA?

    • The spa (hot tub, sauna, steam), kids gym, private fitness studio, and Hobbs (pickleball) 

  • Eau Claire YMCA reservation are made through Daxko. 

    • Instructions on how to register online are here or stop at our Member Service Desk.


  • What offerings require reservations at Chippewa Falls? 

    • Golf Simulator, select group exercise classes, and racquetball 

  • Chippewa Falls YMCA reservation are made through GroupEx Pro. How do I make a reservation at the Chippewa Falls YMCA?

    • Watch this video for a tutorial 

    • OR Read these step-by-step instructions:

      • From your computer, click here

      • Select: MAKE A RESERVATION

      • Read reservation information.


      • You can now filter reservation options by category, location, class name and/or instructor.

      • When you’re ready to make a reservation:

        • Read the reservation DESCRIPTIONSelect SIGN UP

        • Create a login - this is only needed for your first reservation

          • Enter your Full name, email address and then create and confirm your password

        • Now Log In -

          • Enter your email address and password

        • You have been logged into the reservation system.

        • Select RESERVE A SPOT

        • Your spot is now reserved. You will receive an email to confirm. If you would like to add this reservation to your calendar, select the calendar icon.

        • If you need to cancel your reservation, open the existing reservation again and select CANCEL RESERVATION.



  • How far in advance can I make a reservation?

    • Reservations will be taken at least 72 hours in advance. A confirmation email will be sent.

  • What if I come to the Y without a reservation and want to participate in these offerings?

    • Reservations are strongly encouraged when equipment is limited. Any open spots can be reserved in-person at the Member Service Desk.

  • How do I cancel a reservation? 

    • Log into the reservation system and choose the class that you registered for. Click “Sign Up” and then when the window opens, click on “Cancel Reservation”.

      If you are having issues making reservations online, please call the Member Service Desk (EC) 715-836-8460 / (CF) 715-723-2201 to make a reservation.


YMCA Mobile App

Our Y app puts all the tools you need for a healthier lifestyle right in the palm of your hand. With the latest version of our app, you can:

  • Scan into any branch using the app, touchless!

  • Find group exercise classes based on branch, activity type, or instructor

  • Reserve a space in a group exercise class or lap pool lane

  • Register for upcoming programs

  • See building hours

  • Receive notifications, such as schedule changes, inclement weather, and facility updates (users must enable push notifications)

All from one convenient mobile app. Download the YMCA fitness app from the iTunes store or Google Play today! Follow the instructions below to get set up on our mobile app correctly!

Questions? Contact Amy H, Association Marketing Director, via email at ahuempfner@ymca-cv.org.



  1. Use the direct links provided ( iTunes store or Google Play) or open your App Store and search and install the apps "Daxko".

  2. Once the download is complete, open the Daxko app.

  3. ALLOW Push Notifications 

  4. Type "Chippewa" in the search bar then select "YMCA of the Chippewa Valley"

  5. Go through the app tutorial 

  6. Add Your Membership Card

    1. Select "Cards" on the bottom menu

    2. Select "Add New Card" in the upper right corner

    3. Enter Member Name

    4. Select the "Scan Card" button and take a picture of your membership card barcode. 

    5.  OR ask the Member Service Desk for your barcode number and enter it in. 
      Click “SAVE

  7.  Set Preferences: Click “MORE” in the lower right-hand corner

    1. Select “PREFERENCES” at the very bottom

    2. Click “NOTIFICATIONS” - select your home branch

    3. Turn on the switch for:

      1. General: Facility Issues & Closures

      2. Child Care: Child Care & SACC Updates

      3. Programs: Updates on Registered Programs

      4. Schedules: Free program and Class Updates

  8. You can switch between the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire branches by selecting your desired branch under “MORE” and clicking “LOCATIONS” or by clicking on the YMCA name in the white bar on the top of your app home screen.