BUDDY-UP FOR FITNESS (BFF)
BUDDY MEMBERSHIPS-DOUBLE THE FUN, DOUBLE THE SAVINGS!
MEMBERSHIP REFERRAL PROGRAM
When you join the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community.
At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging.
Your goal to live a healthier, more active life was set by you, not anyone else-but, that doesn’t mean you’re in it alone, either.
Whether it’s in the gym, the pool, fitness or enrichment classes, Y events or community sponsored programs, when you and your friend commit to being healthy, finding connectivity and community at the YMCA, you allow yourselves to grow and thrive together. With BFF membership, not only do you motivate each other, you enjoy an exclusive 20% savings on the standard membership rate each month. Current Y members can refer a non-member, or two non-members may join together. Stronger, healthier, minds, bodies and spirits make for stronger communities.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
All full pay membership types who pay through automatic bank draft are eligible (excluding youth and teen memberships).
I’M A Y MEMBER
Bring in a new Y member and you both receive a 20% savings on your monthly membership rate as long as you both remain members of the Y.
I’M NOT A Y MEMBER
Find a friend that is a Y member and buddy-up OR find a friend that wants to join the Y and buddy-up – either way you both receive a 20% savings on your monthly membership rates as long as you both remain members of the Y.
If one of you leaves the Y (we do not have a contract for membership), the remaining member has 30 days to Buddy-Up for Fitness with a new non-member in order to keep the Buddy-Up rate.
Unfortunately, we are not able to issue refunds. Only one discount type per membership.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
To become buddies, the new joining member needs to identify the current Y member when they sign up at the Member Services Desk. The current member will then have to confirm they wish to become buddies. Neither one of you are members? Come on in together and we can get you both started right away.
HOW LONG IS THE MEMBERSHIP SAVINGS VALID?
The 20% membership savings is valid as long as both buddies remain members of the Fulton Family YMCA. Should one of you cancel your membership(we do not have a contract policy), the remaining member has 30 days to refer another buddy to join. If the remaining member does not refer another buddy to join within 30 days, the membership will return to the standard rate for the membership type.
DOES MY BUDDY HAVE TO JOIN THE SAME YMCA?
Yes, all buddy memberships must be paid and active at the Fulton Family YMCA.
I AM JOINING THE Y AS A NEW MEMBER IN THE BUDDY MEMBERSHIP REFERRAL PROGRAM. DO I HAVE TO PAY A JOINING FEE?
Yes, new members joining through the Buddy Membership Referral program are subject to the standard joining fee of $25.
WILL THE BUDDY MEMBERSHIP RATE EVER INCREASE?
The Buddy Membership rate will only increase when future membership rates increase. The Buddy Membership rate reflects 20% savings on the current standard membership rate.
CAN THE 20% SAVINGS BE APPLIED TO OTHER FEES SUCH AS PRIVATE LOCKERS OR PROGRAMS?
No, the 20% membership savings may only be applied to the monthly membership rate. However, by becoming a YMCA member, you also gain access to:
- Unlimited free group exercise classes
- Priority registration for classes/programs for members
- Reduced member fees for programs, Day Camp, Preschool and more!
- Free child care for Family memberships while you are working out
- Use of the pool, fitness center, gymnasium, sauna and steam room
CAN I PUT MY MEMBERSHIP ON HOLD?
No, members in the Buddy Membership Program may not put their memberships on hold. If put on hold, you and your buddy will relinquish the benefits associated with the Buddy Membership program.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY BUDDY TERMINATES THEIR MEMBERSHIP?
If one of the pair of buddies leaves the Y, the remaining member has 30 days to “buddy-up” with a new non-member in order to keep the buddy membership rate. If this is not fulfilled, the rate will return to the regular Y rate.
DOES MY BUDDY HAVE TO HAVE THE SAME MEMBERSHIP TYPE AS ME?
No, you do not have to have the same membership type, you both must be paying the standard rate to participate.
CAN I REFER MORE THAN ONE MEMBER?
Yes! While you can only receive a maximum 20% reduced membership rate, we encourage members to refer multiple friends to ensure you’ll continue to receive a reduced rate even if one of your Buddy up For Fitness Buddies leave the Y or no longer qualifies for the program.
HOW SOON WILL THE REDUCED RATE GO INTO EFFECT?
New members who join the Y through the Buddy up For Fitness program will receive the reduced rate from the time they sign up for their membership. Referring members who qualify for a reduced membership rate can expect to see it applied on their next payment cycle after the Y has confirmed that their Buddy up For Fitness Buddy has joined the Y with a valid membership type.
MY FRIEND AND I ARE ALREADY MEMBERS, CAN WE RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT?
No, the referral rate reduction is only available to those who refer a new member to the Y or are new members joining with their friend. You and your friend can each bring in a new friend and then all of you will receive the reduced rate.
I HAVE A CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, OR ALREADY PAY A REDUCED RATE FOR MY MEMBERSHIP, CAN I PARTICIPATE?
No, you can only have one discount per membership. You can refer a buddy and they will receive 20% off their membership type as long as you are a member but you will not receive any additional amount off of your membership rate.
I HAVE AN INSURANCE BASED MEMBERHSIP, CAN I PARTICIPATE WITH A FRIEND?
No, insurance based memberships (Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, Optum, AARP, etc.) are not eligible to participate in this program.
The Fulton Family YMCA reserves the right to cancel this promotion due to low participation at any time. Current participants will be grandfathered into the program.
This offer is valid for referred individuals who are new facility members of the Fulton Family YMCA or for previous Fulton Family YMCA members whose termination date is more than 90 days ago. Member referral rates require annual or quarterly paying members to switch to a continuous monthly draft payment method. Rates of current financial assistance members will not be further lowered.
This offer has no cash value, may not be used with financial assistance rates lower than the published member-referred rates, and cannot be combined with any other certificate, voucher, charge item or corporate third party pays, or grandfathered rates. Any future price increases will be assessed on this reduced base rate.