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Review our membership options to find the one that fits you best!

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Register online or in person at a YMCA Welcome Center.

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On your first visit, finalize your membership at the Welcome Center by:

Please be aware of the below waiver. You will be asked to sign it upon registration or upon your first visit to the Y after joining online.

INFORMED CONSENT/LIABILITY WAIVER AGREEMENT

I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the YMCA, which are designed for the enjoyment of its members. The protection of members and guests who are utilizing the YMCA is of paramount concern to the YMCA. We reserve the right to deny access or membership to any person whose behavior is considered to be in conflict with the welfare and safety of other members and/or staff; who is a registered sexual offender; has plead guilty to or been convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse or a crime against persons such as a child, spousal or parental abuse or any offense relating to the sale or transportation of illegal, habit forming or dangerous drugs; and/or to any person who is clearly under the influence of intoxicating beverages or behavior modifying drugs.

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.

I, the undersigned, realize that there may be medical risks associated with physical exercise, the use of this facility, or the use of equipment within the facility. I/We also recognize that the YMCA cannot evaluate my/our physical abilities and medical limitations as they pertain to participation in programs, to the use of the facilities, or use of the equipment within the facility. I/WE THEREFORE ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HAVING A THOROUGH MEDICAL EXAMINATION PERFORMED, BY A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER OF MY/OUR CHOICE BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY PROGRAMS AND PRIOR TO USING THE FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE FACILITIES. I/WE ALSO ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ABIDING BY THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THAT MEDICAL PRACTITIONER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AS THEY PERTAIN TO LIMITATIONS ON EXERCISE, PARTICIPATION IN YMCA PROGRAMS AND USE OF YMCA FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT WITHIN YMCA FACILITIES.

FURTHERMORE, in exchange for the YMCA allowing me/us to participate in the activities of, and use the facilities of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA:

I/we agree to hold free from any and all liability – including, but not limited to, liability for any of its own negligence – The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA and/or any of its respective officers, employees and members. I/we agree to waive, release and forever discharge any and all rights and claims for damages which I/we may have of which may accrue to me/us arising out of or connected with my/our participation in any of the activities of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, use of its facilities, or use of equipment within its facilities; provided that this waiver and release will not apply to my/our participation in any of the YMCA’s child care services.

By participating in the YMCA Nationwide Membership Program, I agree to release the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States of America, and its independent and autonomous member associations in the United States and Puerto Rico, from claims of negligence for bodily injury or death in connection with the use of YMCA facilities, and from any liability for other claims, including loss of property, to the fullest extent of the law.

 

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