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Your health and safety are our top priority. In compliance with the latest CDC and MDH recommendations, amid rising Delta and Omicron variant transmission and COVID-19 cases in the Twin Cities, YWCA Minneapolis will require face coverings to be worn by everyone – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – when inside our facilities. Learn More

COVID-19 Safety Info

Safe and Welcoming Facilities

The health and safety of our members and staff have been our top priority throughout the pandemic, and we have consistently followed the CDC’s recommendations and governmental orders and guidelines to make the club experience safe and welcoming for all. From a carefully phased approach to reopening, to enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing, YWCA Minneapolis is a community that takes care of one another!

Reservation Update: Reservations for in-person group fitness classes and YWCA Live! Virtual classes are still required.

masked member checking inCOVID-19 Safety Precautions

Here is what you can expect when coming to our fitness facilities:

  • Masks are required for all fitness members, regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will continue our enhanced cleaning protocols and procedures, including frequently cleaning and sanitizing all equipment and surfaces with disinfectant.
  • We will continue to provide self-cleaning stations with easy, readily available equipment disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer.
  • We will continue to use higher-level air filters with 40% fresh air exchange three times per hour.
  • We will continue to provide options for social distancing throughout the facility.
  • We will continue to ask for your help. If you are 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.

Group Fitness Classes

In-Person and Virtual

Personal and Pilates Training


Personal and Pilates Training


Nutrition Coaching

In-Person and Virtual

Endurance Sports Coaching

In-Person and Virtual

Group Swim Lessons

YWCA Midtown

Family POD Activities

YWCA Midtown

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons


Masters Swim Team


Otters Swim Team




Facility FAQs

To prioritize the health and safety of our members and staff, we have put new protocols in place including making changes to our hours, classes and services.

Are masks required?

Yes. In compliance with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommendations, amid rising Delta variant transmission and COVID-19 cases in the Twin Cities, YWCA Minneapolis will require face coverings to be worn by everyone – both vaccinated and unvaccinated– when inside our facilities, effective September 13. Read more about this policy and FAQs.

Are there any changes to facility hours?

Our facilities will have shorter operating hours. See updated hours.

What activities are you offering for families?

We are currently offering swim and gym PODS. Learn more about our POD Activities, policies and how to reserve a spot.

Are there any protocols around pool use?

  • Towel rentals are not available, so please bring your own towel.
  • 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.