Membership Benefits

When you join the Y you belong to a place where:

  • Parents find a safe, positive environment for children to learn good values, social skills and behaviors.
  • Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other.
  • Children and teens play, learn who they are and what they can achieve, and are accepted.
  • Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier.
  • Communities thrive because neighbors support each other and give back.

One Membership, Two Facilities

The Altru Family YMCA and the Grand Forks Park District owned and operated facility, Choice Health & Fitness, have joined together for increased access to programs and services to support our members on their journey to a healthier spirt, mind and body. With locations available on the north and southend of our community, you can select the facility that is most convienent for you!

Member Benefits Include. . .

With affordable membership rates, and no contracts to sign, it’s easy to join us. All members received the opportunity of advanced registration for classes and reduced rates on youth and adult specialty classes. Plus, you’ll get all of these great benefits…

  • Wellness and Fitness Classes

Our wellness staff can help design a fitness program that meets your individual needs. With your membership, you can choose from hundreds of exercise classes for beginners to the fitness enthusiast. Our YMCAs offer traditional aerobics, yoga, mat pilates, cycling, water fitness and many other group exercise classes all taught in a fun, safe and welcoming environment.

  • Strength and Cardio, Equipment and Track

We have a variety of strength and cardio equipment available to our members. Whether you prefer running on a treadmill, cycling beside a friend, reading while on an elliptical trainer, lifting free weights or using our Nautilus strength training equipment. In addition, the Y provides an indoor banked running track for our members who prefer not to utilize the machines for their cardio workout, or want to walk and talk beside a friend.

  • Quality Care

Our Playhouse provides quality short term child care in a safe, caring and nurturing environment that has been designed to be a support system for family members enhancing their health and wellness, while participating in programs and services at the YMCA.  A $25.00 punch card may be purchased at the member service desk, with a $2.50 fee per child for a maximum of 2 hours of care per visit.  If your child is between the ages of 2-8 years old, children are also welcome to be active and use their imagination in our Kids Kove indoor playground, while under the supervision of an adult.

  • Swimming and Water Activities

Enjoy swimming in our heated indoor pool. There’s time for open and family recreational swim, lap swimming and water aerobics. Certified lifeguards staff our pools, and our swim lessons are taught by trained instructors.

  • Facility Amenities

Our facility also offers additional amenities such as free towels, family locker rooms, an indoor playground for children ages 2-8 years old, vending and snacks, wireless internet in our lobby and lounge area.

  • Court Time

A long standing tradition at the YMCA, noon pick up basketball and volleyball games are available for members only. In addition, Racquetball and Handball Players enjoy free use of the courts. Children, Families and Adults are welcome to enjoy open gym time for shooting hoops or joining a pick up game of ball.

  • Unlimited Guest Passes

Members have the privilege to bring a guest for one free visit to the Y while accompanied by the member, who will remain at the facility the entire time the guest is in the facility. A member is not limited to the number of guests that they may host. Guests will be asked to sign in at the YMCA Member Service Desk.

  • Inclusivity

Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available for qualified members through the YMCA Partner of Youth Scholarship Program. At the Y, no child, family or adult will ever be turned away for an inability to pay. Click here for more information on our Financial Assistance Program.

My Y is Every Y

AWAY Program – “Always Welcome at YMCAs”

When you travel do you have problems continuing your workout? The YMCA AWAY program can help… Another benefit of your membership!

AWAY means “Always Welcome at YMCAs.” The AWAY program is based on the philosophy that when a person enrolls in a YMCA, he or she becomes a member of a nationwide association with a cause for strengthening communities, and, therefore, when away from home, on business or vacation, will be warmly welcomed by all other participating YMCAs in the United States.

Because a YMCA’s participation in this program is voluntary, some restrictions may apply. If you are planning to visit another YMCA, please call that YMCA for its visitor policies before you go. You may also go to www.ymca.net, and conduct a “Find Your YMCA” search or download the Y Finder iPhone App to check on AWAY program participation.

Greatest Membership Benefit

With the Y, you’re not just a member of a facility, your’re a part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about a meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too.

Tour The Y

Stop in any time to receive a personal tour of the Y, or call to schedule an appointment with Bob McWilliams, Chief Operating Officer, at 701-775-2586 or via e-mail – click here