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Facility Notice: YWCA Downtown, Midtown and Uptown fitness centers are open. Learn more.

COVID-19 Safety Info

We're working hard to help keep you safe.

As we continue our gradual and safe reopeningyou 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.

Update: Beginning February 1, you will no longer be required to make a workout block reservation at YWCA Downtown or YWCA Uptown. Both facilities will be open for drop-in fitness access during operating hours. You will still need to make a reservation to swim or attend a group fitness or YWCA Live! virtual classes at these two locations.

YWCA Midtown will still require a workout, lap swim and fitness class reservation.

masked member checking inCOVID-19 Safety Precautions

Here’s what we’re doing to help keep you safe:

  • We are taking a phased approach. We’ll only reopen areas in the facility where we can implement enhanced health and safety protocols.
  • We are practicing social distancing. We ask that you stay six feet apart from other members (nine feet when working out). You will notice increased spacing between equipment and within workout areas. Look for extra signs to guide you through each space.
  • We are limiting capacity. To ensure enough space for social distancing, we’re only allowing a specific number of people in certain areas of the facility at one time. This means you may have to reserve a time to enter. Learn more about the reservation process.
  • We are cleaning frequently. While the facility is open, we are sanitizing all equipment and surfaces with disinfectant in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. We are also deep cleaning the facility every night.
  • We are providing self-cleaning stationsThese will be conveniently located throughout the facility with easy, readily available equipment disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer.
  • We are wearing face masks. We are wearing face masks, and members and visitors are required to wear a face mask or face covering when in our facilities — for your own health and safety, as well as the safety of others.
  • We are asking for your help. Please use your best judgment. If you’re not feeling well, have a fever or other flu-like symptoms, we ask that you stay home.

What services are being offered?

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.

Group Fitness Classes

In-Person and Virtual

Personal and Pilates Training

In-Person

Personal and Pilates Training

Virtual

Nutrition Coaching

In-Person and Virtual

Endurance Sports Coaching

In-Person and Virtual

Group Swim Lessons

In-Person
YWCA Midtown

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

In-Person

Masters Swim Team

In-Person

Otters Swim Team

In-Person

Massage

In-Person

Locker Rooms

YWCA Downtown and Midtown
YWCA Uptown Open for Swimming Access Only

Facility FAQs

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.

Are there any changes to facility hours?

Our facilities will have shorter operating hours to allow us extra time to sanitize everything properly. See updated hours.

What services have been suspended?

The following services are temporarily suspended. We will carefully evaluate when to resume these services in alignment with governmental orders and guidelines.

What about Total Immersion, safety certifications and BODYFLOW?

These services are suspended indefinitely.

When will locker rooms open?

Locker rooms are open with limited use at YWCA Midtown and YWCA Downtown. 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. Locker rooms at YWCA Uptown are available for swimmers only.

When will POD Activities open?

Both Swim PODS and Gym PODS are now open. Learn more about our POD Activities and how to reserve a spot, along with our updated policies.

When will the track reopen?

The track is open at YWCA Midtown and YWCA Uptown. A workout reservation is required to enter the facility and use the track at YWCA Midtown.

YWCA Midtown Track Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: Available all day
  • Saturday: Closed all day
  • Sunday: Available all day

Uptown Track Hours: during open hours

Are there any protocols around pool use?

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:

  • Masks are required at all times, except in the pool and showers.
  • Personal belongings will need to be stored in marked spots on the pool deck. At Midtown, we encourage you to use the lockers.
  • Towel rentals are not available, so please bring your own towel.
  • Locker rooms will be open for pool users.
  • Showering is required before entry into the pool. Please use the deck or locker room showers.
  • Kickboards, fins, pull buoys, noodles and water fitness equipment will not be provided. Please arrange to bring your own if needed.
  • Water fountains on deck are unavailable for member use, so water bottles should be filled before entry to the pool area.
  • Swimmers are expected to store swim equipment in designated areas and stop only at the assigned end.
  • To provide necessary spacing, swimmers will start in alternating shallow and deep ends of the pool, and use these ends as their primary resting areas.

Read Pool Use FAQs

What precautions are you taking to keep your employees safe?

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.

Can I bring my child to the facility?

For the health and safety of our community, access to the fitness floor is limited to members ages 15 years or older.

Can I bring a guest?

We are not allowing guest access at this time.