Melrose Family YMCA

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The Melrose Family YMCA offers community programs and services that provide an opportunity for the positive development that everyone needs in order to thrive. At the Y people of all ages have the chance to be develop new skills, build relationships, and give back to others in the community. It’s really about creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

  • Health & Fitness Center
  • Life Fitness Signature Series strength line
  • Cardio machines including AMTs, treadmills, ellipticals, stairmasters, Arc Trainers, and bikes
  • Free weights
  • Personal Training
  • Over 40 FREE Group Fitness Classes per week including TRX, Zumba, Tabata, and Yoga
  • 25 yard swimming pool
  • Sports, arts and enrichment programs- discount rates for members!
  • Gymnasium
  • General use and adult only locker rooms with steam and sauna
  • Babysitting- FREE with family membership!
  • Massage
  • Birthday Parties including pool parties, bounce house parties,and sports parties
  • Summer Camps- discounts for members!
  • Parent’s Night Out

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497 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Phone: 781-665-4360
Fax: 781-665-4491
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Fall I: Sept 14 – Nov 1
Registration Dates:
Member Online: Aug 17
Member Walk-in: Aug 21
Non-Member Online: Aug 27
Non-Member Walk-In: Aug 28



Mon – Fri: 5:00am-10:00pm

Sat – Sun: 6:30am-6:00pm

Holiday Hours
Labor Day- Sept. 7
Open 7am-11am

What's Happening at the Y

Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 7th
Holiday Hours

Our building will be open from 7:00am -11:00am. We hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day!

Labor Day Weekend Group Exercise Schedule

So Much More Auction & Gala

Thursday, September 24th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Salem Country Club
133 Forest Street, Peabody

Join us for a fun night of dinner, dancing, and so much more! 100% of the money raised at this event will benefit the YMCA Annual Fund which ensures that no one in our communities is turned away for inability to pay.


Fall I Registration Is Open!

Fall I Session: September 14 – November 1

Registration Dates:
Member Online Registration: August 17
Member Walk-in Registration: August 21
Non-Member Online Registration: August 27
Non-Member Walk-In Registration: August 28




*refer to the online registration listing for the most recent schedule changes.

Melrose Family YMCA Pool Closure

Monday, August 31- Friday, September 4

Our pool will be closed due to our annual pool cleaning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please keep in mind that the Lynn YMCA and Torigian Family YMCA in Peabody will be available for use during this time!

Safety First: Swim Band Policies



Red and Green wristbands will help our lifeguards spot those swimmers that might be floating a little too far from a safe spot. Please visit your local YMCA and ask a lifeguard if you can take the swim test and have a safe and FUN summer!

Swim Safety Policies YMCA Metro North

Upcoming Events

Red Sox Raffle!

Saturday, September 5 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Two winners will receive 2 tickets in the EMC-Club Section at Fenway Park! Package includes limo ride to and from the game, dinner in the EMC Club and an on-field pregame experience. Drawing is Friday, August 28th. Proceeds benefit the Melrose Family YMCA Annual Campaign. Purchase raffle tickets at the Welcome Center!

Dead Lift BBQ

Saturday, September 12, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Join us for a late summer evening of some of your favorite things! We will provide food, cold drinks, and a 45 pound bar to load with the weights of your choice. You provide the muscle and an appetite. All proceeds go towards the Growing Stronger Together campaign. Cost of $25 includes food and drinks, warm-up and 3 lifts for 1RM. Prizes for top male and female lifts. Please register at The Welcome Center.

Kick The Sugar Challenge- FREE FOR MEMBERS!  » Learn More

FREE seminar Tuesday, September 15, 10:30am at the Melrose Family YMCA

Challenge starts Saturday, September 19

Olga Arnold, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, will give you the tools and the motivation you need to take part in our 14 day Kick the Sugar Challenge. Attend a FREE seminar to learn the reasons why you need to limit or eliminate sugar from your diet. Discover how sugar “sneaks” into your diet and learn where to find great alternatives to the modern (SAD) Standard American Diet.  This is a free challenge for YMCA of Metro North Members and $10 for non-members.

Spooky Sprint 5K  » Register

Saturday, October 31, 8:30am

Find your favorite Halloween costume and come out for a fun 5K race at the Y!  All proceeds will benefit the Annual Fund.

Columbus Day Kids Races- FREE EVENT!

Join us at a local park for fun activities for kids infant to 10 years old. FREE event for all! Sign up at the Welcome Center Desk.

Small Business Saturday Special Parents Night Out

Saturday, November 29, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Get started on your holiday shopping in downtown Melrose while we watch the kids! $20 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. Please register at The Welcome Center.

Holiday Extravaganza

Friday, December 11, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Come celebrate the holiday season with pictures with Santa, holiday crafts, music, and seasonal treats! Free for members or $10 for non-members.
Please sign up at the Welcome Center Prior to the event!

Introductory Group Fitness Classes


A great way for you and your friends to learn a class format in a slow paced, user friendly environment. After attending an intro class you will be able to participate in regularly scheduled classes with confidence.  To reserve your space view the Melrose Family YMCA Group Fitness schedule and click “sign up” next to the intro class you would like to attend.

Group Cycling 101:

Saturday, Sept 19: 9:45-10:45am

TRX Training 101:
Saturday, Sept 26: 10:30-11:30am

Yoga 101:
Saturday, Oct 3: 10:30am-11:30pm

Zumba 101:
Saturday, Oct 10: 10:30am-11:30pm