As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve locally and across the country, we will provide regular updates about how our Y is responding. We will provide updates here along with our Facebook pages and Instagram @ymcabham.

YMCA of Greater Birmingham membership branches will continue operations with normal operating hours. However, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend/amend selected programs and services as an added precaution in observation of the CDC’s recommendations about safe, social distancing.

What you can expect from the Y: 

  • • Routine cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs with the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label as recommended by CDC. Per CDC guidelines, No additional disinfection beyond routine cleaning is recommended at this time.
  • • Provide disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces can be wiped down by employees before each use.
  • • Frequent hand washing by staff using CDC guidelines

What the Y expects from our members while in Y spaces:

  • • Frequent handwashing using CDC guidelines
  • • Wiping down general use equipment before and after use with disinfectant products provided
  • • Practice social distancing including elimination of physical greetings - a handshake replaced by an elbow tap or simple “Hello” is understood and still considered polite.

The following is a list of what areas will be open, and what areas and programs will be canceled or suspended:

Adjusted/Amended Offerings

  • • Group X Classes

An adjusted Group X schedule of classes that are not equipment-based will be offered in the Gymnasium (allowing for ample social distancing) at all membership branch locations. See our Mobile APP and for updates (updates still in progress)

        • All Group X Studios will be closed for general member use

The following Group X formats have been suspended immediately until further notice:

  • • Y Ride 
  • • Silver Sneakers
  • • Y Silver
  • • Y H2O and other Water Based classes
  • • All classes designed to serve our Active Older Adult population

FREE LES MILLS ON DEMAND WORKOUTS (95 OPTIONS) CAN BE FOUND HERE                                       

  • • Once on-site, select "click here for more" to access by type

These amenities are Open/Available (utilizing social distancing):

  • • Fitness and Cardio general use spaces
  • • Pools 
  • • Tennis Courts
  • • Gymnasiums
  • • Learn and Play 
  • • Swim Team
  • • Masters Swim
  • • Personal Training
  • • Locker Rooms
  • • Pickleball

These services have been Canceled/Suspended:

  • • Towel Service - members are asked to provide their own towels effective Tuesday, March 17th
  • • Facility Rentals and Parties
  • • Nationwide Access from other Associations/Guests (members only)
  • • Youth Sports
  • • Silver Sneaker Classes
  • • All programming designed to service our Active Older Adult population
  • • Group X Water based classes
  • • Indoor Cycle Classes
  • • Kindergarten Readiness Classes
  • • 1st Class Pre-K
  • • Swim Lessons -Group and Private/Semi-Private
  • • Sauna/Steamroom/Whirlpool Access
  • • Small Group Training
  • • Adult Basketball Leagues
  • • After School Care
  • • Group Exercise Rooms (re-purposed for Emergency All Day Childcare, prioritizing availability to children of local Healthcare providers working to keep our communities safe) - see above for Amended group X schedule and access

Understanding the critical nature of this evolving health crisis, we ask for your continued understanding and cooperation.  We are all in this together. Stay Safe.

Posted by Jennifer Neil at 3:03 PM
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