Whatever your age or fitness level, there's a place for you at Decatur Athletic Club!

Our Memberships

become a member at Decatur Athletic Club

Membership benefits include:

  • Fitness classes
  • Indoor racquet courts
  • Year-round access to indoor/outdoor pool
  • Deluxe amenities including locker room, showers & towels
  • Weightlifting platforms
  • Squat racks
  • Prowlers, Sleds, gymnastic rings, climbing ropes
  • Barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, steel mace
  • Treadmills, rowers, stair climbers

Monthly memberships can be either twelve- or four-month contracts. Below are the monthly dues for each contract. When joining DAC, the individual pays an enrollment fee (the equivalent of the monthly membership due) and the first month (pro-rated).

The enrollment fee is non-refundable. However, you have the option of applying your enrollment fee toward your last month’s membership dues once you inform DAC you would like to terminate your membership. The enrollment fee cannot be refunded to replace monthly membership dues that have already been paid.

Membership Type 12 Month Contract 4 Month Contract
Married Couple$90$120
Parent plus one child in K-12$70$100
Parent plus two children in K-12$80$120
Parent plus three children in K-12$90$140
Senior (60 or older) – Individual$50$70
Senior (60 or older) – Married Couple$80$110
“New Two”$50 & $50$70 & $70

The Fit Experience

get the FIT Experience in the weight room at Decatur Athletic Club in Decatur, IL

The FIT Experience is an added bonus to your membership with the Decatur Athletic Club. This is a free service to all members to learn more about the DAC Fitness Center.  Spend 45 minutes with a fitness coach learning how to properly operate our machines as well as how best to utilize weight and cardio equipment safely and effectively for the best possible fitness experience.

This service needs to be scheduled in advance to make sure a fitness coach is available. Interested members can email our fitness manager, Heidi, at or call 217-423-7020.

Shirley and Ann

"I enjoy working to stay fit, the encouraging instructors and variety of classes offered. My favorite thing about the DAC are the friends I have made here - they make it fun!"

Ann, member since 2005, pictured with her friend Shirley at DAC

Membership Policies

Cancellation and Refund

This contract is subject to early cancellation as follows: (1) within 3 business days after the first business day after the
contract is signed by you. (2) you may cancel this contract in the event you move residences and such move results in
your residence being located farther than 25 miles from the Decatur Athletic Club and you shall be liable for only that
portion of the charges allocable to the time before reasonable evidence of your relocation is presented to Decatur
Athletic Club plus a fee equal to the lessor of 10% of the unused contract balance or $50, or (3) your death or disability which results in your inability to use or receive all services contracted for, you, or your estate as the case may be, shall be liable for only that portion of the charges allocable to the time prior to death or the onset of disability.

Decatur Athletic Club shall have the right to require and verify reasonable evidence of such death or disability. Any notice of cancellation shall be made in writing and delivered by certified or registered mail to Decatur Athletic Club at 1010 W South Side Dr Decatur, IL 62521. All refunds to which you or your estate is entitled shall be
made within 30 days of receipt of the cancellation notice.

Written cancellation notices must be received before the first of the month. I understand that cancellation notices on or after the first of the current month may not take effect until the end of the following month. I further understand that I will be responsible for all dues and charges until the cancellation takes effect and my membership
is terminated.


Membership Types

The “New Two” membership encourages friends to join the club together. Both individuals must be new DAC members and 18 years or older. Current or former members cannot take advantage of the “New Two” option. If one of the “New Two” cancels their membership, the other individual will automatically be converted to an individual membership.

A Family membership includes all children under the age of 26 living in the same household.

Married couples must provide proof of marriage and evidence they are living in the same household. This can be a marriage license, a bill with both names on it, or driver licenses with the same address.


Enrollment Fee

Except as specifically provided herein, the enrollment fee is non-refundable. However, you have the option of
applying your enrollment fee toward your last month’s membership dues once you inform DAC you would like to
terminate your membership. The enrollment fee cannot be refunded to replace monthly membership dues that
have already been paid.

Guest Fees

A member may bring guests to DAC upon paying a daily guest fee as established by DAC.


  • The monthly membership due must be taken electronically from either a credit card, debit card, checking account, or savings account.
  • The annual fee can be paid with a credit card, debit card, or personal check.
  • If paying with a credit card, a 3% service fee will be applied to the charge.
  • Monthly membership will be billed on the first day of each month.
  • If the payment does not go through on the first, the member will be charged a $25 decline fee and the member will be restricted at check-in until the balance is paid.
  • If the monthly dues are charged on a credit card and declined, then another attempt will be made on the fifth of the month.
  • If the monthly dues are drawn from a bank account and declined, then another attempt will be made on the tenth of the month.
  • If the member still has late charges on the 18th of the month, the member will be charged an additional $25 late fee.
  • A member is not allowed to participate in programs or use the facilities until unpaid balances are paid in full.
  • If your account is past due it may be turned over to a collection agency.
  • If your account is not paid in full and this account is turned over to a collection agency and/or attorney, then you agree to be responsible for all reasonable fees necessary for the collections of the delinquent account including, but not limited to, collection agency fees for 50% of the balance due and cost and reasonable attorney’s fee of 33% of the balance.


Contract Completion

Once an individual starts a monthly contract, the member’s rates will not change during the time of the contract. Once the monthly contract period is complete, the membership will automatically roll into a month-to-month format with the same monthly rate. It is the responsibility of the member to cancel their membership.

After the monthly contract period is completed and the member is currently in the month-to-month format, if DAC has increased the rates for that respective membership option, then the member will be informed prior to a higher monthly membership rate being applied (such rate may not exceed 110%) of the rate the member was paying at the time the original contract period ended.

After the monthly contract period is completed, a member may enter a new contract period for another option. The terms of the new option apply. The enrollment fee will be appropriately adjusted, if necessary.

Once the initial contract period has been completed, it is the responsibility of the member to cancel their membership. If the membership is cancelled prior to the first of a month, then they will not be charged for an additional month. However, assuming there are no outstanding balances, the member may use their enrollment fee to get an additional month of access for free.


Early Cancellation

Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, if a member needs to terminate their 4- or 12-month contract before it is completed, then the member will be charged a $200 cancellation fee.

Putting on a Hold

There are times a member may need to put their membership on hold because they, say, plan on being out of state for an extended period.

If a member has a monthly contract, they can put their membership on hold for up to three months in one year. There is a hold fee per month depending on the membership type:

  • $10 Individual, Parent Plus, Senior Individual, & “New Two”
  • $15 Married Couple & Senior Married Couple
  • $20 Family

Those months do not count toward the initial completion of a 4- or 12-month contract period.



If a member is currently in the 4- or 12-month contract period and decides they want to upgrade to another option, then they may without being required to pay the early cancellation fee. The upgrade would start the “calendar” over and the enrollment fee would be appropriately adjusted. An upgrade is defined as either a longer contract period for the same membership or moving to an option that has a higher monthly fee.


Medical Freeze

If a membership needs to be put on freeze for medical reasons, the member needs to provide DAC with a doctor’s note every three months to stay on a freeze unless the original note states how long. For a medical freeze, there is no hold fee applied.


Military Service

If a member is relocated out of the area due to military service, then the member can cancel their membership or put it on hold and there will be no hold fees or cancellation charges applied. Evidence of the military’s actions for the move or deployment needs to be provided. Upon cancellation due to such relocation, any prepaid fees shall be reimbursed in accordance with the terms of this contract.


Code of Conduct

DAC is a family-friendly environment. Members are expected to act accordingly. DAC may need to terminate a membership due to inappropriate behavior. In these rare instances, membership dues already paid will not be refunded.



I understand that the amount and extent to which I participate in exercise and other activities with DAC Is my
responsibility. My failure to use DAC facilities does not constitute grounds for refund or cancellation.


Release from Liability

Member agrees that use of the facility will be at the member’s risk. Member waives any claims for injury to
member or for damage, loss or theft of member’s property arising out of or in connection with the use of Decatur
Athletic Club.


Marketing Release

I grant the Decatur Athletic Club, its representatives, and employees the right to take photographs and/or videos of
me and my property in connection with the subject(s) identified above. I authorize the Decatur Athletic Club its
assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that the
Decatur Athletic Club may use such photographs and/or videos of me and my property with or without my name
and for any lawful purpose including, for example, publicity, illustration, advertising, web content, and social


Legally Binding Agreement

This contract is effective upon signing and cannot be cancelled by the member except as provided above. All prices
include enrollment fees and dues. The contract is valid upon acceptance by the management of the Decatur Athletic Club.



I understand that my membership is further subject to the rules and regulations adopted by DAC from time to time as such rules are posted at DAC, published on DAC’s website or otherwise provided to the members.

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