Invite a family member or friend to join the Y and you’ll both enjoy an exclusive 20% membership savings on the standard membership rate each month as long as you both remain members*.
- One referral: 20% savings on the standard membership rate
- Two or more referrals: 500 Y Rewards points for each referral after the first
- New Year New You Special
- 20% savings on the standard membership rate
Y Rewards points can be redeemed for membership and program discounts, Y swag, discounts from area businesses and more!
NEW YEAR SPECIAL: Every member who refers a friend who joins by January 31 will be entered for a chance to win a one-year YMCA membership.
Ready to Save?
Use the form below to send yourself an email that you can forward to your family member or friend. You will receive the email within one business day.
- Have an Adult, Senior or Household Membership.
- Maintain your account in good standing by keeping all payments current.
- Refer a family member or friend who has not been a YMCA member in the last 60 days.
Example Savings When You Refer Friend #1
Top 5 Benefits of Having a Workout Partner
Arguably the most worthwhile reason to have a workout partner is accountability. Workout partners hold each other responsible for going to the gym because they keep each other on track and always reaching for their goals. If both go regularly, they will know whether a workout has been missed.
2. Sharing goals and progress
A workout buddy offers companionship, but also creates a competition that can be extremely helpful when someone needs to push through that extra mile or squat. They also give each other someone to celebrate milestones with. Both members can go out to dinner and feel comfortable getting healthy meals without giving in to temptation.
Many people who are trying to lose weight get discouraged because of the rough weeks where weight doesn’t come off. Workout partners can see each other’s progress from the outside and provide motivation, positive feedback and constructive criticism.
4. It’s fun!
Workout partners provide a sense of reliability and help transform the gym into something more desirable – an active social gathering. For example, busy mothers would benefit from having someone else who is going through similar life changes. They can provide motivation and support, and it also gives them a chance to socialize away from the family.
5. It Saves You Money
Because we know how beneficial it is to have a workout partner, we are now rewarding you when you refer a family or friend to the Y. You can both save 20% off your membership!
Frequently Asked Questions
Changes to Member Referral Program Effective October 1, 2019
I am already receiving 40% savings for referring two members. Will I lose my discount? No. Members who are already receiving the 40% savings through the Member Referral Program will continue to receive that savings, as long as they and their referred friends remain active members in good standing. Should one of the referred friend cancel their membership, the referring member has thirty (30) days to refer another friend or family member to join. If the referring member does not refer another friend or family member to join within 30 days, the reduced membership rate will return to the 20% savings on the standard rate for the specified membership type.
Can I get a discount for referring a friend to the First Coast YMCA? First Coast YMCA members are eligible for a 20% savings on the standard membership rate for referring a friend. The referred friend is also eligible for a 20% savings on the standard membership rate.
When will I begin to receive the Member Referral Rate? Members will receive their member referral rate on their next billing cycle.
How long is the reduced rate valid?
The reduced rate received from participating in the Member Referral program is good for as long as both parties remain members, and their membership is in good standing (by keeping all monthly payments current). Should one of you cancel your membership, the remaining member has thirty (30) days to refer another friend or family member to join. If the remaining member does not refer another friend or family member to join within 30 days, the reduced membership rate will return to the standard rate for the specified membership type.
Can I get more than one discount?
Members are only eligible for one rate reduction on their memberships. Ask an Experience Maker at your Y’s Welcome Center to help you find the best rate.
Will the Member Referral rate ever increase?
Yes, you will still be subject to future rate increases. However, your rate will still reflect a 20% savings as long as both members are still active in good standing, and the Member Referral Program is still being offered by the Y.
Does my friend or family member have to join the same Y?
No. A friend or family member can join any of our Y’s in Florida’s First Coast.
How many friends or family members can I refer?
Members can refer as many people as they would like. In fact, it is to your benefit to refer more than one friend or family member so, in the event one of your referrals decides to leave the Y, you have another referral attached to your membership, which ensures your membership savings stay in place. However, the maximum savings you will receive is 20% for one referral and 40% for a second referral.
Who is eligible to participate in this program?
Adult, Senior or Household members who pay on a monthly billing cycle from an EFT or Credit Card. Group Exercise monthly subscriptions at the Flagler Center YMCA do not qualify.
I am currently receiving financial assistance. Can I refer a friend for this program?
Yes. Should your friend or family member decide to join they will receive the Member Referral membership rate for the membership category they select. Your membership will remain at your standard financial assistance rate or be reduced to the Member Referral rate for your membership type, whichever is less.
Does my friend or family member have to be with me to join?
No. New members will need to bring in the referral email they receive from their friend or family member when they join in order to receive the 20% savings off of their first billing cycle.
Before the Member Referral Program began, I referred multiple families to join the Y. Can I receive a rate reduction based on their memberships?
No. The Member Referral membership savings is only available for current members referring new members. A new member is considered a member that has not been an active member at a Florida’s First Coast Y for 60 days or longer.
I am joining the Y as a new member in the Member Referral Program. Do I have to pay a joining fee?
Yes. You will still be required to pay a full joining fee at the time you join the Y. The 20% membership savings may only be applied to the standard membership monthly dues.
Have more questions? Give us a call at 904.265.1775.