Welcome back!

PHASE 2

During Phase 2 of our reopening, our wellness center and gym will be reopening for use.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 > Only our West Family branch in Johnson City is open to the public at this time. Our Binghamton branch has been solely focusing on Childcare and our Housing Facility through this entire closure. 

 > We will continue to conduct shorter hours of operation with a period of time to sanitize the facility between 1 pm - 2 pm each day.

     -Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

     -Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

 > Reservations are required for all group exercise classes, fitness equipment, and pool use.

 > NYS guidelines require all members and staff are to wear a mask at all times while in the facility. This includes during working out and during group exercise classes. Masks are only permitted to be removed while in the pool.

 > Bandanas, gaiters or buffs are not permitted to be worn while working out in the wellness center or in group exercise classes per CDC guidelines.

WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT WHEN I WALK INTO THE Y?

 > All members and staff are required to fill out a health questionnaire before entering the building.

 > The locker rooms will be open to swimmers ONLY until further notice. All members using the gym need to come dressed and prepared to work out! You will need to keep your belongings with you at all times.

 > All members and staff are required to adhere to social distancing standards and are required to wear a mask at all times while in the facility.

 > We have removed all seating and the coffee and tea cart from the lobby area. Congregation will not be permitted while in the building during this time.

 > All strength training equipment is located in the wellness center. All equipment is spread out to ensure proper social distancing.

 > All cardio equipment is now located in the group exercise room. All equipment is spread out to ensure proper social distancing.

 > All members using any fitness equipment will be required to pick up a bottle of disinfectant spray and towel upon entry to wipe down all equipment before and after use. 

WHAT IS OPEN AND AVAILABLE?

 > The Wellness Center - all cardio and strength training equipment.
 > The Pool -  for limited exercise classes, lap swim, and aqua therapy only.
 > The gym for group exercise classes and limited open pickleball play.

 

WHAT WILL BE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE?

 > Locker rooms will be open for swimmers ONLY.
 > Social gathering areas.
 > Coffee & tea bar.
 > Child Watch.
 > The gym for open gym.
 > Water fountains.
 > Sauna.

What to expect when you visit

Group Exercise & Wellness Center Information

Pool Information


BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE

  • Stay home if you don't feel well.

  • CDC and state guidelines encourage seniors and other vulnerable populations to stay home.

  • Bring a CDC recommended face covering (no bandanas, gaiters or buffs to work out)

  • Bring a filled water bottle. (Water fountain and bottle filling stations will not be available) There are vending machines with water bottles if needed.

  • Be dressed and ready for your workout - locker rooms will be open to swimmers ONLY until further notice.

  • Leave bags and anything unnecessary at home. You will need to keep your belongings with you at all times.

  • Keep the kids at home—no child watch services are available and we encourage anyone with kids under the age of 11 years old to make other arrangements.

  • Make a facility reservation no more than 48 hours in advance to reserve a specific time slot.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT?

  • Health screening questions when you enter.

  • No-contact scan in at the front desk.

  • Social distancing required at all times in the facility.

  • NYS mandates that face masks are required AT ALL TIMES, including during workouts and group exercise classes. The only exception to this is while in the pool.

  • Capacity for the facility and available areas will be limited per state guidelines.


MAKE A RESERVATION

>>Reservations can be made two days prior starting at 8 pm online or by phone during regular business hours. **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 click one of the links below to register online, or call the West Family Y at 607.770.9622 ext. 401 during regular business hours.

>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 outside or in your car.

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

There is a maximum capacity of 8 people per Pickleball session.

Pickleball Registration

There is a maximum capacity of 20 people for all group exercise classes.

Group Exercise Registration

There is a maximum capacity of 20 people allowed in the wellness center to use fitness equipment in one hour time blocks.

Wellness Center Registration

There is a limited number of space for each swim sessions depending on the class in 45 minute time blocks.

Aqua Therapy/Lap Swim Registration


OPPORTUNITIES TO STAY HOME AND STAY ACTIVE

We've been running our Virtual Y since we were instructed to close our doors to the public in order to keep our members and friends active and healthy while at home.

Our Group Exercise Page and YouTube Channel provide access to group exercise class videos from some of your favorite instructors and YMCA instructors across the nation.

Our Facebook Page provides live exercise classes on a regular basis, as well as updates on our community service efforts during this pandemic. 


THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US! WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!

Even though the Y facility was closed, we've had over 75% of our members continue to be our cause-driven partners and choose to #StayWithUs, because you understand the Y is more than a gym. Thank you for making a difference by being part of the Y family.

Through your continued support, and the commitment of our staff, your YMCA of Broome County has been WIDE OPEN, busy helping to fill gaps to meet needs in our community.