Reopening Guide

 
Health Screening Link

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

  

Here’s what is currently available as of Tuesday September 8th, 2020(check back for updates):

  • Pool (lap swimming and water walking only)
  • Outdoor group exercise
  • Gymnastics (team only)
  • Wellness Center

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
  • Gymnasium
  • Raquetball Courts
  • Lounges
  • Cycling Studio
  • Indoor track
  • Indoor group exercise 

Phase IIA - updated 9/4

We are starting Phase IIA of our Reopening Plan on Tuesday, September 8th, which will include the Wellness Center! 

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

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE REOPEN (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.

Membership Status: In order to limit paper transfer at this time, we will have a remote Membership Services team available instead of on-site to take any members off hold/reactivate memberships. Please email info@glensfallsymca.org or call 518.793.3878 for assistance. 

New Hours of Operation at the Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area:

Monday - Friday5:45am - 6pm

Saturday: 7am - Noon

Sunday: Closed

New Hours of Operation at the YMCA Regional Wellness Center - Opening Date TBD:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday:  7am - 10:30am

Reservations: Due to group size limitations, reservations are required for members entering the Y and for outdoor group exercise classes. There is a one hour time limit per visit. 

RESERVATIONS

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

  • 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
  • You must wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times
    • Buffs, Scarfs, Gators and Bandanas are not permitted in our Wellness Center
  • There will be health checks when you enter the front doors
    • You must show your *CLEARED* Timit Health Screening (see button below)
      • Via phone or printed confirmation email
    • Temperature must be below 100.4 to use the facility
      • We will do a temperature check when you walk in
  • You will be given a spray bottle at check in
    • Please spray equipment BEFORE & AFTER use
    • Paper towels will be found throughout the wellness floor
  • To exit you must walk out the back door of the Wellness Center
    • You will not be allowed to walk back through the building
  • Locker Rooms will not be open
    • 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 on the track under the TV’s
  • No Get Fit, FitLinxx or Personal Training appointments at this time
  • Start cooling down 10 minutes prior to the end of your reservation
    • Staff will alert you when there is 10 minutes left in your reservation
  • Track is currently closed to allow for distancing of equipment at this time
  • Come dressed and ready to go
  • Don’t forget to make your next reservation on MotionVibe!

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

New Waiver & Code of Conduct

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.

Single Entry and Exit: The YMCA building will be open for Wellness Center, Outdoor Group Exercise, pool access and gymnastics team only during Phase 2a. You will enter through the main entrance. If you are using the pool, you will exit the pool area through the Aquatics Hallway door and use the exit door to the right. There will be directional arrows to help you. If you are using the Gymnastics Studio, you will exit through the back door of the facility. Wellness Center participants will exit through the back of the Wellness Center.

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.

Group Exercise

Due to inclement weather (thunderstorms, extreme heat, etc.), outdoor classes are subject to change. Members will be notified by MotionVibe, our reservation software, at least 30 minutes prior to the class start time if a cancellation is necessary.

  • Health Check Station: Please visit the health check station located in front of the building after parking for your health screening and check-in.
  • Class Sizes: Classes will be limited to 12 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. Only active Y members may register for our outdoor classes.
  • 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: While you are not required to wear a mask if actively exercising, a face mask will be required up until that point.
  • Virtual Classes: We will continue to offer some live 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

  • Health Check Station: Please visit the health check station located at the Membership check-in desk inside.
  • Lane Reservations: Upon reopening, the pool will be open for lap swimming and water walking only. Lanes will be limited to one swimmer each and a lane reservation will be required at least 24 hours in advance. One lane will be reserved for water walking only. Pool group exercise classes will not be available at this time.
  • General: We ask that members arrive in their swimsuit as locker rooms are closed.
  • Pool Showers: There will not be a shower available before or after pool use. We ask that everyone has rinsed off before arriving.
  • 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.

 

Gymnastics

  • Health Check Station: Please visit the health check station located at the Membership check-in desk inside. 
  • 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 front 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.
 
 

The information on this page is subject to change as new information and guidance becomes available. Last updated 9/4/20.