YMCA members can now take advantage of just about every locale in the state, the organization announced Monday.

The YMCA, as of March 1, has extended association benefits to members at more than 60 locations throughout the state. All associations now have a reciprocity agreement so that a member of any YMCA in Michigan may visit any YMCA as a membership benefit.

There are 27 independent YMCA associations with more than 60 locations. Locations that are not participating will be noted on the Michigan YMCA's website.

Fran Talsma, executive director of the State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs, said convenience was a factor in making the change.

“The spirit behind the reciprocity program is founded in the belief that the Y is one movement and that we want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can to meet their health and wellness goals,’’ said Talsma in the release.