• Under no circumstances are memberships refundable
  • Memberships cannot be used by anyone other than the member
  • Memberships can be frozen for a $10 fee per month with notice and payment given AHEAD of absence. 
  • Memberships can be frozen with a doctor’s note with no charge; however the Dr.’s note must state that you are out for 30 days or more, time on memberships for 2 weeks, 3 weeks, etc…will not be given. Dr.'s note must be given within one week of the start date the note writes member out at. The YMCA will NOT honor notes that are given AFTER the absence. 
  • Members and guests using our facility sign participation waivers and exercise at their own risk. There might not be certified fitness personnel in the fitness center at all times.  Please seek assistance from YMCA of Paterson staff whenever there are doubts or questions.
  • Guest 17 yrs of age and or younger are not permitted use of the adult fitness center. Only members 15 years of age and up may use the adult fitness center after having gone through proper use and safety guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend that all new members take advantage of a fitness orientation to reduce the risk of injury. As a YMCA of Paterson member, you are entitled to free fitness center demonstrations.  Please schedule an orientation at the Member Service desk.
  • Please bring a towel to wipe perspiration off the equipment before and after use. Paper towels and cleansers are available.
  • All equipment should be treated with care. Please do not drop or slam weights during use.  Always use control to raise or lower equipment.
  • If there are any problems with any equipment, please do not try to fix it yourself. Please bring any problems to the attention of our staff.
  • Only certified fitness trainers employed by the YMCA of Paterson are eligible to provide personal training at the YMCA of Paterson. Personal trainers not employed by our facility are prohibited from training within our facility.
  • Everyone entering the building must sign in and out. Members must also present their membership card each time they come.
  • All swimmers must shower before entering the pool or sauna. Before entering the pool after sauna use, a shower must be taken.
  • Proper swim attire required
  • All swimmers with hair below their shoulders must wear a swim cap.
  • Women are not allowed in the men’s locker room, men not allowed in the women’s locker room. Please use family bathroom for children of the opposite gender.
  • No photographs or videos are permitted. We must all be respectful of our participants’ privacy.
  • The YMCA of Paterson staff members are eager to be of assistance.  Members and guests should not hesitate to notify a staff member if assistance is needed.

In order to be able to carry out these policies, we ask that members and guests identify themselves to staff when asked, Thank you.

Become a Member

Interested in becoming a Member of the YMCA of Paterson?  Please complete the Membership Application and Waiver Form.  Click on the links below to access the forms!  

Membership Application

Waiver Form

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