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Madison Area YMCA Fall Open House: Something for Everyone

The Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center will host its Fall Open House Saturday, September 13, through Sunday, September 21. Join the Y as a new member during Fall Open House to receive one month free and a $25 YBucks coupon that may be used toward future purchases that include babysitting, personal training and children’s programming. Current members who upgrade their membership will receive one month free and a $25 YBucks coupon. Members who refer a friend that joins the Y will receive YBucks. Previous Madison Area YMCA members are invited to return to our Y and have their initiation fee waived!

Fall Open House features fun giveaways and opportunities to drop in on fitness and fee-based classes for all ages. Please visit the Welcome Center or for a list of classes that are available. Open House participants may also register for any available class at a prorated rate during Open House for the fall session which began on September 8.

Open House also includes unlimited use of the Fitness Center, open lap and family swimming, open gym and open play in Kids Central, the Y’s indoor playground for children.

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Additionally, visitors are invited to learn more about the Madison Area YMCA’s enriching community wellness and health enhancing programs such as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a cancer survivors’ program; Walk with Ease, an arthritis program; and EnhanceFitness, a fitness program for older adults that combines strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning. The Madison Area YMCA also provides quality childcare, early childhood education, kindergarten and summer camps at its renowned F.M. Kirby Children’s Center and Madison Day Care Center.

For more information about membership or to view the full Open House schedule, visit the Y’s website at

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