We’re working hard to help keep you safe with enhanced health and safety protocols. You’ll find fewer members working out alongside you, frequent cleaning and sanitizing, a positive mask-wearing environment and maximum social distancing. YWCA Minneapolis is a community that takes care of one another!
Update: Workout block reservations are no longer required to access the fitness floor at any of our three fitness facilities. Reservations are still required for lap swim, in-person group fitness classes or YWCA Live! virtual classes.
We are offering many services, both virtually and in person. Below are the services we are currently offering. Stay tuned, as we will continue to reopen areas and services when it is safe to do so.
We are continuing to reopen our facilities taking into account local, state and federal guidelines. To prioritize the health and safety of our members and staff, we have put new protocols in place to increase cleaning and maintain social distancing. We have also made changes to our hours, classes and services.
Our facilities will have shorter operating hours to allow us extra time to sanitize everything properly. See updated hours.
The following services are temporarily suspended. We will carefully evaluate when to resume these services in alignment with governmental orders and guidelines.
These services are suspended indefinitely.
Locker rooms are open with limited use at YWCA Downtown, YWCA Midtown and YWCA Uptown. There are limitations on day-use locker availability; please check capacity signage within locker rooms. Towel service is not available. Hair and hand dryers are not available.
We are currently offering swim PODS and gym PODS. Learn more about our POD Activities, policies and how to reserve a spot.
The track is open during operating hours at YWCA Midtown and Uptown.
Our approach to limited pool hours allows our team the time needed to prepare, clean and reset to ensure a positive member experience. Pool entrances differ by location, and members will exit through the locker rooms. To allow our staff to disinfect and sanitize between each swim block, please be prepared to exit the facility at the end of your swim block. Swim block reservations are required at the Downtown, Midtown and Uptown locations. Please reserve your swim block in advance of arrival. Swim reservations may be made in advance up to three days prior. Please limit your reservations to one swim block per day and no more than three swim blocks per week. For your comfort, we recommend arriving with your swimsuit on, as day lockers will not be available at some of the sites.
Some other details:
We follow the CDC’s guidelines with regular deep cleanings of the facility and our team wipes down all high-touch surfaces throughout the day with disinfectant. We practice social distancing by reducing the number of people in the facility through shifts and dividing breaks across teams. We maintain six feet between workstations at all times. We conduct daily employee health screenings. Employees who are sick or feeling ill are required to stay home.
Yes, youth ages 9 – 14 must complete a fitness orientation prior to using the fitness floor. Youth ages 9 – 11 must have active parental supervision and may be restricted in the use of fitness floor equipment.