What to Expect for the Wellness Center & Group Exercise

Please CAREFULLY review these guidelines to understand how the process will work.

Reservations:

>>Only members with reservations will have wellness center and group exercise class access. Based on capacity, some slots may be available for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

>>Reservations can be made two days prior starting at 8 pm. **Reservations for Monday time slots can be made starting Friday at 8 pm online or Saturday in house starting at 9 am.

>>To make a reservation, you must call the West Family Y - 607.770.9622 ext. 401 during regular business hours or click the link below to register online. 

>>We ask that members only pre-register for one session each day. After your completed session, if there is availability in the Wellness Center or a Group Exercise class, you will be treated as a walk-in on a first come, first served basis. 

>>If a session fills up, a wait list will be created. If a member cancels their spot in a full session, the first person from the waiting list will be called until the session is full.

>>We ask that you please do not come more than 15 minutes before your reservation, or you may be asked to wait in your car.

>>If you're more than 10 minutes late, you risk losing your spot in the session.

>Each reservation is blocked out for 1 hour of exercise in the wellness center or in a scheduled group exercise class.

>There is a maximum capacity of 20 people allowed in the wellness center per session.

>There is a maximum capacity of 20 people allowed in each group exercise class in the gym to allow for proper social distancing.

When you enter the Y:

>>All members are required to wear a mask at all times while in the facility. NYS guidelines require masks to be worn during work outs and group exercise classes as well. **The CDC states that bandanas, gaiters or buffs are not permitted to be worn while working out in the wellness center and land group exercise classes. If there is a medical reason for not being able to wear a mask, a face shield must be worn.

>>All members and staff are required to answer a health & safety questionnaire and scan in upon entry.

>The locker room is open to swimmers ONLY until further notice. Please come dressed and prepared for your work out! Please only bring necessary items as you will need to keep your belongings with you at all times while in the facility.

>All members utilizing the wellness center and any fitness equipment will be required to pick up a spray bottle of disinfectant and a towel upon entry to wipe down any equipment before and after each use.

>Please bring a water bottle with you as all water fountains are closed at this time.

>All cardio equipment is now located in the group exercise room and all strength training equipment is located in the wellness center.

>Please remember to make other arrangements for your children as we cannot provide child watch until further notice.

>Please feel free to bring your own magazines or towels for your own personal use.


Group Exercise Information:

  • All group exercise classes will now take place in the gym.
  • There is a maximum capacity of 20 people allowed in each group exercise class in the gym to allow for proper social distancing.
  • All members will need to make a reservation to participate in a group exercise class.
  • NYS guidelines require CDC recommended masks to be worn at all times during group exercise classes. (No bandanas, gaiters, or buffs) Group Exercise Instructors will keep this in mind throughout the class and will offer more frequent rest and water breaks.
  • Upon entry into the gym, there will be a sign instructing you to get the required equipment for the class, find your spot and wait for the instructor to start the class.
  • After the class ends, you will need to leave your equipment on your spot to be sanitized by YMCA staff.
  • You will then be instructed to exit through the side door in the gym. You will not be permitted to enter back into the Y facility through the gym doors. If you need to enter the facility again for any reason, you will need to enter through the main front entrance.

Group Exercise Schedule

Register Here

Wellness Center Information:

  • NYS guidelines require CDC recommended masks to be worn at all times during indoor workouts.
  • All members will need to make a reservation in order to use the wellness center.
  • There is a maximum capacity of 20 people allowed in the wellness center per session to use fitness equipment in one hour time blocks.
  • All cardio equipment is now located in the group exercise room and all strength training equipment is located in the wellness center.
  • All members utilizing the wellness center and any fitness equipment will be required to pick up a spray bottle of disinfectant and a towel upon entry to wipe down any equipment before and after each use.
  • Please make your best effort to complete your entire cardio workout in one trip to the group exercise room, and complete your entire strength training workout in one trip to the wellness center. We understand this might not always be possible, but it is important to limit the amount of traffic going through the lobby.
  • If you finish your workout for the day in the wellness center, we ask that you please exit through the emergency exit door on the left side of the room near the large mirror.
  • There will be a table and a hamper for you to leave all used sanitation spray bottles and towels next to the main entrance as well as the emergency exit in the wellness center when you are finished with your workout.

Wellness Center Schedule

Register Here

 


New Reduced Hours:

Monday - Friday Open 6:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  Closed for cleaning from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Open 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  Closed for cleaning 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Open 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm