Welcome Back to the Y!

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LET'S KEEP THE Y OPEN

We’re so glad to have you back at the Y!

At the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, we understand that keeping our community safe and healthy is a shared responsibility.

That’s why when you visit your local YMCA you will notice several changes in the facilities designed to increase safety, including new cleaning protocols and physical distancing. We’re taking measures to adhere to local health advisory guidelines to ensure that our doors can stay open so that we can continue to serve our community. 

MASK POLICIES

Following the recommendations from public health officials, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the YMCA will now require masks to be worn upon entering all YMCA facilities in the Treasure Valley. 

This includes all four facilities:

  • Downtown Boise YMCA
  • West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center
  • South Meridian YMCA
  • Caldwell YMCA

MASKS MUST COVER NOSE AND MOUTH.

To ensure the safety of all Y customers, masks must be worn at all times when a minimum physical distancing of 6 feet between guests cannot be maintained.  For more details, see below:

  • Cardio Room/Area—Masks must be worn when not actively working out on equipment. This includes stretch mats, moving between equipment, and when setting up/cleaning equipment.
  • Weight Room/Area—Masks must be worn at all times in this high-touch and high-traffic environment, even when actively working out. (Due to spacial restrictions, this includes while on cardio equipment in the Downtown Boise upstairs weight room).
  • Circuit Training—Masks must be worn at all times, even when actively working out.
  • Stretching Room/Area—Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Kid Zone/YAC—Masks must be worn at all times by all youth ages 2 and older.
  • Aquatic Center—Masks must be worn when not in the pool. Masks must be worn again upon exiting the pool.
  • Group Exercise Classes—Masks must be worn when entering and exiting class as well as setting up/cleaning equipment. Masks may be removed while actively exercising and 6 feet of physical distancing is maintained.
  • CrossFit(West Boise YMCA) Masks must be worn when entering and exiting class. Masks may be removed while actively exercising and 6 feet of physical distancing is maintained.
  • Climbing Wall—Masks must be worn when feet are on the floor. Masks may be removed when climbing on the wall.
  • Locker rooms—Masks must be worn when not in showers. Please maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing.
  • Basketball court—Contact your branch for the status of basketball courts.
  • Racquetball/Pickleball courts—Masks must be worn when entering and exiting the court. Masks are not required while actively playing as long as a minimum of 6 feet of physical distancing is being followed. (Masks are required to be worn at all times at the Caldwell & South Meridian YMCA Racquetball & Pickleball Courts, even when actively exercising.)
  • Track—Masks must be worn at all times.
  • All other spaces (hallways, stairways, lobby)—Masks must be worn at all times and 6 feet of physical distancing must be observed whenever possible.

Thank you to everyone for your cooperation. Let’s keep the Y open!

Please be advised: While you workout in your mask, keep in mind that it may impact exercise intensity, duration, and/or perceived effort. Consider adaptations to your workout that will help you safely and comfortably exercise in a mask. 

If you have questions or concerns about our mask requirements, please email our leadership team at communications@ymcatvidaho.org.

 

WHAT'S OPEN AT THE Y?

Operating hours, as well as the hours activity areas are open, vary by facility. Click on your facility below to learn more about what and when things are currently open.

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Fri5am–9pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)
Sat7am–6pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)
Sun10am–6pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)

GENERAL FACILITY FEATURES

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment and stretching area) Open
  • Fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» Open
    • Yoga Studio Open
    • Fitness Studio Open
    • Indoor Cycling Studio*
    • Pilates Studio Open
  • Full-court basketball gymnasium Closed 
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems and rooms Open
  • 3 Racquetball courts (two which can be converted for Squash) Open (for individual or family use only)
  • Indoor climbing wall*
  • Youth Activity Center» Open
  • Kid Zone » Open
  • Separate locker facilities for adults, youth/family, and special needs members Open
  • Towel & Laundry service* Towel Service Open
  • Free parking Open

AQUATIC CENTER

  • 3 swimming pools Open
  • Heated spa pool (104 degrees, must be 15 or older or accompanied by a guardian, ages 5 and under not allowed)*
  • 25-yard, 6-lane lap pool (heated at 79–81 degrees) Open
  • Recreational pool (heated at 84–85 degrees) with two slides, a “pretzel” and drop slide, and 3 lap lanes Open
  • Kiddie Pool (heated at 90 degrees) for kids 6 and under at 1–1.5 feet deep with a dragon-shaped slide and tumbling buckets of water Open
  • Swimming Lessons, Swim Team, and more for youth Open
  • Swimming Lessons, Aquatics Group Exercise, and more for adults Open
*These areas/services will remain closed until a later phase.

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Fri5am–9pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)
Sat7am–6pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)
Sun10am–6pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)

GENERAL FACILITY FEATURES

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment) Open
  • 3 fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» Open
    • Yoga Studio Open
    • Fitness Studio Open
    • Indoor Cycling Open
  • 2 gymnasiums that can be set up for basketball, pickleball, and volleyball* Open (for shoot around basketball only)
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems and options Open
  • Instructional kitchen*
  • Meeting rooms*
  • Multi-purpose room*
  • Youth Activity Center» Open
  • Kid Zone » Open
  • Separate locker facilities for adults, youth/family, and special needs members*
  • Towel service Open
*These areas/services will remain closed until a later phase.

OPERATING HOURS

Mon-Fri5am–9pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)
Sat7am–6pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)
Sun12–5pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)

GENERAL FACILITY FEATURES

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment and stretching area) Open
  • 3 fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» Open
    • Yoga Studio Open
    • Fitness Studio Open
    • Indoor Cycling Studio*
  • Full-court basketball gymnasium Open (for shoot around only)
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems Open
  • Indoor climbing wall
    • Caldwell Open Climb Times

      Tue4–6pm
      SPRING BREAK HOURS (March 22–26):
      Monday–Friday 12–2pm | 5–7pm
  • Multi-purpose rooms for meetings and events*
  • Youth Activity Center» Open
  • Kid Zone (previously known as Child Watch)» Open
  • Separate locker facilities for adults, youth/family, and special needs members Open
  • Towel service Open
  • Free parking Open
*These areas/services will remain closed until a later phase.

AQUATIC CENTER

The Caldwell Aquatic Center will be fully closed Monday, March 29 2021 through Thursday, April 1 2o21 for scheduled maintenance. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

  • Lap and Rec Pools Open
  • Water Exercise Open
  • Beach *
  • Recreation Pools Open
  • Slides, Lazy River, Hot Tub & Sauna/Steam Room *
*These areas/services will remain closed until a later phase.

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Fri5am–9pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)
Sat7am–6pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)
Sun10am–6pm (Masks required at all times from 2–3pm)

GENERAL FACILITY FEATURES

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment and stretching area) Open
  • Five fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» including:
    • Yoga Studio Open
    • Fitness Studio Open
    • Outdoor Cycling Studio Open
    • Pilates Studio Open
    • CrossFit Studio Open
  • Full-court basketball gymnasium Closed
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems and options Open
  • Three racquetball courts (two convertible to squash) Open
  • Climbing wall Open

WEST BOISE AQUATIC CENTER

The Boise City Aquatic Center will be fully closed Wednesday, March 17 2021 from 5:00 am – 4:00 pm. We will reopen at 4:00 pm for regular programming. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

  • Lap swimming Open
  • Water Exercise Open
  • 50-meter swimming pool with water slide*
  • Instructional/Recreational pool Open
  • Hot Tub*
  • Kiddie pool* with slide* and water features
  • 3- and 1-meter diving boards*
*These areas/services will remain closed until a later phase.

GUEST SAFETY GUIDELINES

Guests will notice several changes in the Y facilities designed to increase safety, including cleaning protocols and physical distancing. 

Both members and staff will be asked to do a wellness self-assessment before entering the facility. Those with symptoms will be asked to please stay home.

We are ensuring customer and staff safety with the following measures:

  • One-Way Foot Traffic
  • Temperature Checks
  • Mask2 Mask-Wearing Policies
  • Wellness Assessments
  • Hygiene Stations
  • Physically-Distanced Equipment
  • Plexi-Glass Barriers
  • Touchless Check-In
  • Frequent Sanitation of Equipment & High-Touch Surfaces

ENJOY THE Y SAFELY

TOUCH-FREE CHECK-IN

Our Treasure Valley Family YMCA Facilities have implemented a new, touch-free check-in process. To download our new app to your smartphone for a quick and easy check-in, click here.

VIRTUAL OFFERINGS
Stay healthy and connected with our On-Demand Video Library of instructor-led workouts and Group Exercise virtual classes, brought to you by our YMCA Health and Well-being staff. Be sure to join all of our facility’s Group Ex Facebook group pages for more info on what is happening in Group Ex at our facilities, including advice and support. Learn more here.

ONLINE RESERVATIONS

In order to better serve our members and safely ensure physical distancing with reduced capacity, you can now reserve your spot in your Group Ex Classes, Rock Wall, Kid Zone, Recreation and Lap pools for lap swimming, open swim (rec pool), and water fitness classes ahead of time with our Treasure Valley Family YMCA online reservation platform and app. Get started browsing program offering schedules and making your reservations today with the Treasure Valley Family YMCA app or by visiting ymcatvidaho.org/reservations. Please attend the classes and use the time you sign up for. You may sign up for multiple sessions (exception is the 2-hour Kid Zone time limit). Pool hours vary by facility. See when your pool is open by visiting your facility’s page:

FAQ's

We have reopened the following areas and services:

  • Weight and cardio rooms/areas.
  • Group exercise classes, sign-up for your favorite class ahead of time using our online reservation platform
  • Lap swimming, open swim, and water exercise classes, sign-up ahead of time using our online reservation platform
  • Swimming lessons.
  • Walking/running tracks.
  • Kid Zone (reservations required). 
  • Adult and Youth/Family locker rooms.
  • Towel service.
  • Basketball Courts open at select facilities. Contact your branch to check for availability.
  • Pickleball & Racquetball courts.
  • Day & Sports camps.

Lap swimming and group exercise classes now require reservations, please visit our reservations page for more information.

During our closure, some of you opted to change your membership to inactive status, either as a sustaining member or an on-hold member. Now that we are reopening our doors please let us know if you are ready to become an active member again and visit our YMCA facilities. Please note: Only active members will have access to our facilities at this time.

For questions about your memberships, please email your home branch.
Caldwell YMCA | membcald@ymcatvidaho.org

Downtown Boise YMCA | membdt@ymcatvidaho.org
South Meridian YMCA | membs@ymcatvidaho.org
West Boise YMCA | membw@ymcatvidaho.org

  • All members will be required to take a wellness self-assessment before entering the facility and we ask that you not enter the facility if symptoms are present.
  • Members can request a temperature check before entering the facility. If your temperature is 100.4 °F or higher, we ask that you not enter the facility.
  • Masks are required at our Downtown Boise, South Meridian, Caldwell, and West Boise facilities to keep a safe and consistent environment. We also recommend that all members wear masks at all facilities (and we will provide one for free at the front desk upon request).
  • Touchless check-in for all members.
  • Members must maintain a minimum of 6’ x 6’ sq. foot distance in all facility spaces.
  • Additional distancing may be required in the weight room and other movement-based locations.
  • Members must disinfect weight and cardio equipment before and after use.
  • Members must sanitize their hands before and after working out either by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or by using hand sanitizer.
  • Children under the age of 10 may not be left unattended in the building.

All members are required to wear masks (and we will provide one for free at the front desk upon request).  For more details, please refer to our Mask Policy at the top of the page here. We also require masks for anyone checking kids into Kid Zone and during our Vulnerable Populations hour each day. See here for details.

Because there remain significant needs the Y can help address we will continue with our Annual Fundraising Campaign in a fashion that doesn’t put anyone at risk. We can’t afford to not do it.

Please consider helping our community by making a donation to our Sustaining and Annual Fundraising Campaign today.

Got a question that wasn’t listed above? Submit your email inquiry to our leadership team here.

To request further accommodation, please see your front desk representative.

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