Get set up on Matrix machines like treadmills, ellipticals and bikes

Track your workouts with a personal ID

YMCAs around the Twin Cities have been upgrading cardio equipment to help you have better workouts. The new Matrix machines allow you to create a personal xID to access features like:

  • Automatically tracking your cardio workouts
  • Syncing with the Y’s mobile app
  • Personalizing your experience with custom playlists
  • Accessing Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • Saving time when starting a new workout

Creating an xID is a simple process that takes less than two minutes—do it at the gym or online:

On a Matrix machine console

  • Click “Register”
  • Choose an ID with 10-14 digits—your phone number is a good option
  • Enter your email address, which is only used to send you a forgotten passcode
  • Choose a four-digit passcode
  • Enter your date of birth, gender and weight to get accurate calorie burn reports


  • Click “Sign up”
  • Choose your local Y, enter your email address and click “Verify Email”
  • Choose a 10-14 digit ID—your phone number can be a good option
  • Read and Accept the Terms & Conditions and click “Continue”
  • Enter your first and last name, gender, date of birth and weight to get accurate calorie burn reports
  • Click “Save”