It’s always exciting to change the calendar from December to January. A new year is filled with potential and the chance to start fresh. And after the busy holidays filled with celebrations and tables of delicious treats, it’s not surprising that, according to a 2019 survey, 65 percent of people resolved to exercise more with the New Year.
But what if your New Year’s resolution could benefit more than just yourself? When you join a community-based organization like the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier; you’re supporting the values and programs that strengthen the communities where you live.
With impactful programs for every member of your family, the Y is a place where you belong. YMCA Facility Members enjoy before and after school programs, swim lessons, free group exercise classes, priority registration on all programs, and so much more. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies—it strengthens people, families, and communities.
As your friends and neighbors look to make themselves healthier in the New Year, we would like to remind them that when they join the Y, they’re not simply joining a gym—they’re joining a community. The YMCA brings together people from all different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, and ensures that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.
To learn more about joining the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, please contact your local branch or visit www.jolietymca.org. And, starting January 1, new and alumni members will pay a $0 Joiner’s Fee–a savings of up to $120 when they sign-up for a YMCA membership during our January Membership Sale.