Reopening Guide

 

Our Reopening Plans: (All Members Including RWC)

Phased Opening: We are opening up slowly, cautiously and with great care. We are limiting the number of people in our buildings and limiting the spaces/equipment/programs that are available. We ask our members to maintain social distancing at all times. Please be patient with us as we make adjustments to our offerings. We are abiding by NYS guidelines and are not able to fully reopen at this time. We will be giving updates via email, social media and our website.

Members Only: During the initial stages of our reopening, the facility and outdoor group exercise classes will be open to Glens Falls Family YMCA members only. No guests or nationwide reciprocity members will be permitted.

PPE for Members: We are following the guidelines from our local health officials on mask use. A face mask will be required at all times in the facility.

PPE for All Staff: All staff will be required to wear face masks.

Self-Scan: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry. Please have your scan tag when checking in.

Social Distancing: All open areas inside the Y have been reorganized where necessary to help ensure social distancing between members. Signage will be placed prominently throughout the facility to drive awareness of this requirement. 

Frequent Cleaning & Sanitizing: Our cleaning protocols have been increased and updated, with frequent sanitation of high touch areas during all times of the day. We've ensured all cleaning and disinfecting products used in the facility, including hand sanitizer, are EPA-approved, and we're maintaining communication with cleaning staff to confirm the latest guidelines and regulations are being met.

If you are interested in learning more about the CDC Guidelines for fitness centers please click here to learn more. 

Here’s what is currently available:

  • Pool 
  • Wellness Center
  • Group Exercise
  • Gymnastics Team & Programs
  • Swim Team
  • Private Locker Rooms (by reservation only)
  • Private Swim Lessons
  • Personal Training
  • Indoor Track (one lane)
  • Unisex Changing Room
  • Racquetball Courts (Two Courts by Reservation)

Here’s what is currently unavailable (check back for updates):

  • Towel service
  • Coffee service
  • Drinking fountains (bottle fillers remain open)
  • Locker rooms
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Korner, Prime Time & Tot Spot
  • Lounges
  • Cycling Studio

PHASE IIC - (Current Phase) updated 3/3/21

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 5am - 8pm
Saturday: 7am - Noon
 
Attention Members who make Monday reservations on Saturday by calling the front desk!
Please wait until 8am to make your reservation via phone, any inquires made prior to 8am will not be able to be fulfilled. 
 
Health Screening Link

*Complete the Health Screening 30-60 minutes prior to the start of your reservation. The password is“timit”* 

 
 Secure your spot and make your reservation in MotionVibe! (click button below)
 
 

New Waiver & Code of Conduct: Before you return to the Y, you will need to agree to a new waiver and code of conduct. 

New Waiver & Code of Conduct

Here are important things for your to know and guidelines to keep you safe:

Health Screening & Check in:
  • There will be health checks when you enter the lobby
    • You must show your *CLEARED* Timit Health Screening
    • Or review the printed Health Screening questions that will be on a poster located at the front desk. This will be in place of staff having to ask you these health questions when you enter the building.
  • Temperature must be below 100.4 to use the facility
    • We will do a temperature check when you walk in
Membership:
  • In order to limit paper transfer at this time, please email info@glensfallsymca.orgor call 518.793.3878 for assistance with any membership questions or changes.
Wellness Center:
  • Reservations are required to use the Wellness Center
    • Reservations will be made in hour increments
    • Reservations are required to be made within 24 hours
    • You will be notified 10 minutes prior to the end of your reservation
  • FitLinxx Appointments are now available** NEW as of 3/8
  • Fit Kids & Fit Teens Appointments are now available** NEW as of 3/8
  • ActiveLinxx app and website tracking is now available** NEW as of 3/8
  • Come dressed and ready to go
  • You will be given a spray bottle at check in
    • Please spray equipment BEFORE & AFTER use
  • Restrooms will available for their intended use
  • Water fountains are ONLY usable to fill water bottles
  • Use dumbbells and benches in designated squares only – they may not be moved
  • Be cautious when using equipment with your mask on – start slow, build slow
  • No spotting allowed by other members or staff
  • If you need a mask break, go to the designated area
  • One track lane is open
    • 1 or 2 people can walk at a time
    • We ask that there is no walking side by side
  • Start cooling down 10 minutes prior to the end of your reservation
  • When exiting the gym, members are allowed to exit through the main entrance
  • Fit Kids & Fit Teens (previously certified) are welcome to use the wellness center with guardian supervision.
  • We have increased our capacity to 40 participants.
  • Personal Training and Private Yoga is starting back up!
    • 1 session for $55 or 5 sessions for $275
  • Age Policy:
    • 0-7: may walk the track with a parent or guardian
    • 8-13: may walk track and use equipment alongside a parent or guardian if Fit Teen certified
    • 14+ may use facility on their own

Gymnasium:

  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Open Gym slots may be used to reserve time to play pickle ball, basketball or for Family time!
Group Exercise:
  • We have added more classes and are welcoming back more instructors.
  • Class Sizes: Classes will be limited to 14-18 people to promote social distancing.
  • Social Distancing: Distance will be maintained of at least 6 feet and individual exercise class space will be marked
  • Reservations: Online registration is required at least 24 hours before the scheduled class time. 
  • What to Bring: If you need a mat for your workout or to stretch on, please plan to bring your own. We also ask that you bring a filled water bottle.
  • Equipment: Any equipment used will be sanitized before and after class. Staff will use gloves while cleaning and transporting equipment.
  • Masks: Are required at ALL times.
  • Virtual Classes: We will continue to stream virtual classes via Zoom for members who may not be ready to return to an in-person group setting. Please make a reservation in MotionVibe to receive login information.
  • Age Minimum: Members will need to be 14+ to attend classes
Pool:
  • Lane Reservations: Lanes 1, 3, 5 are for one swimmer (unless you reside in the same household) and Lanes 2, 4, 6 are for two swimmers (You don’t need to live in the same household). A lane reservation will be required at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Cabana changing stations are on the pool deck (no reservation needed)
  • The Unisex Changing room is available for changing (no reservation needed)
  • Pool Showers: You may make a reservation for a changing room to shower after. We ask that everyone has rinsed off before entering the pool.
  • Lane Entry: If you've reserved an even number lane, you'll enter the pool at the deep end, and if you've reserved an odd number lane, you'll enter at the shallow end. Designated areas will be marked for you to place your things, since lockers will not be available.
  • Masks: While you are not required to wear a mask if actively exercising, a face mask will be required up until that point.
  • Age Minimum: Members will need to be 14+ to enter the Pool.
  • New Exit: The new pool exit will be through the doors exiting into the Aquatics Hallway and to the right. There will be directional arrows.
  • Sanitation: Once all the swimmers have left the pool area the lifeguard will disinfect the pool area with gloves and a mask and/or face shield on.
  • We have welcomed back the Gators Swim Team
  • Private Swim Lessons have resumed
Gymnastics:
  • Capacity Limits: The use of the gymnastics studio will be limited to team use only for their 5-week program. Each level will have a max. of 20 gymnasts to promote social distancing.
  • Time: Each color group will have 3-4 hours roughly a day to work on skills.
  • Sanitation: No street shoes will be allowed in the studio. Gymnasts will sanitize hands and feet before entering the studio. Staff will carry hand sanitizer in fanny packs.
  • Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Parents will not be allowed in the facility. Gymnasts must be dropped off and picked up at their designated time.
    Drop-off: Parents can park in the front parking lot and bring their gymnast to the health screening table. Once the gymnast is cleared they may enter the facility and the parent may return to their car. Pick-up: Parents will wait in their cars in the back parking lot. The coaching staff will line up the gymnasts in the studio and walk them out to the parking lot for pick up to the parents’ cars
  • What to Bring: Gymnasts will bring with them their own chalk, grips, tiger paws, water, and a snack.
  • Social Distancing: Gymnasts will work in areas designated 6 feet apart. No spotting will be allowed. All coaches and gymnasts will stay 6 feet apart unless there is an emergency.
  • Equipment: Equipment will be cleaned before and after use.
  • Masks: While you are not required to wear a mask if actively exercising, a face mask will be required up until that point.
  • Cleaning: 30 minutes have been designated for a deep cleaning between each level as well as at the end of the day.
  • Preschool & School Age programs have begun
  • One on One lessons are returning
  • Click here to see what gymnastics classes we are offering!

Changing Rooms:

  • We have three changing rooms available, you must make a reservation for use of the changing room AFTER your wellness center or pool reservation time. Keys for these changing rooms will be located at the front desk when you check in. 

Pickleball:

  • There will be one court only and it will be located in Gym A. There are daily time slots and reservations can be made in teams of two. You must bring your own equipment, the YMCA will not be providing anything but the net. There is open play available as well.

Racquetball:

  • There will be two courts only. There are daily time slots and reservations can be made.. You must bring your own equipment, the YMCA will not be providing any equipment. Masks are required at ALL times.

Unisex Changing Room:

  • 18 Stalls are available. Restrooms and showers will remain closed!
  • We will not be requiring reservations
  • A spray bottle will be in each stall area for members to wipe down their area


 

The information on this page is subject to change as new information and guidance becomes available. Last updated 1/13/21.