As we continue our gradual and safe reopening, you can be certain your health and safety is our top priority. Working out at the gym will feel a little different, but we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience. We appreciate your help and understanding as we work through this time together.
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 safe.
YWCA Midtown and YWCA Downtown
YWCA Uptown for aquatics access only
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.
Locker rooms are open at YWCA Midtown. Limited use of locker room areas at YWCA Downtown began Monday, November 2. Limitations on day-use locker availability due to social distancing will be in place; please check capacity signage within locker rooms. Towel service is not available. Hair and hand dryers are not available. Rental lockers will resume charges as of December 1. Masks must be worn to and from shower stalls, and throughout the rest of the locker room area and while in our facilities.
Basketball courts at YWCA Downtown and YWCA Uptown are available for member-only use. Each gym space is divided into Court #1 and Court #2 and can be used in 30-minute increments. Members can either call on the day of to reserve basketball court space or walk in (must have a workout reservation to enter). Each court can be used by either one member or a family of five or fewer. Pickup games are not allowed and members must utilize their reserved court for the duration of their time in the basketball gym. Masks must be worn at all times while in the basketball gym.
The track is open at YWCA Midtown and YWCA Uptown. A workout reservation is required to enter the facility and use the track.
YWCA Midtown Track Hours:
Uptown Track Hours: during open hours
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 will differ among locations, 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. Please reserve your swim block in advance of arrival (Downtown and Midtown only). For your comfort, we recommend to arrive with your swimsuit on, as day lockers will not be available.
Uptown Pool Changes
Beginning November 2, YWCA Uptown will be ending the reservation system for the pool and moving access to first-come, first-served. YWCA Midtown and Downtown pools will remain on the reservation system. The change at Uptown will allow for an improved member experience, expanded pool hours and improved flow and capacity of a safe and organized aquatic space. Here is what you can expect when you come to swim at the Uptown pool.
Using the Uptown Pool
Midtown Pool Updates
On November 9, the Midtown pool will move to 45-minute reservation blocks. We will also be changing the number of days swim reservations may be made in advance to three days prior. Please limit your reservations to one swim block per day and no more than three swim blocks per week.
Downtown Pool Updates
On November 2, the Downtown pool will be adding reservation spaces during non-swim lesson and class times. We will also be changing the number of days swim reservations may be made in advance to three days prior.
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. For any team members who may be sick or feeling ill, we require them to stay home.
For the health and safety of our community, we are limiting child access to the Fit Kids Gym at Midtown (reservation required). Access to the fitness floor is limited to members ages 15 years or older.
We are not allowing guest access at this time.