reopening with care - June 1, 2020


In compliance with current government orders and health official recommendations, the YMCA of Greater Birmingham is able to offer the below services.  Our operations will reflect a Phased approach and will change as these limits are relaxed and it is deemed safe and in the best interest of our members and staff. Changes are noted below when services are added or adjusted.

Branch hours 

Greystone/Hoover/Mt Brook/Shades Valley/Trussville:
Mon-Thur 5a-8p l Fri 5a-7p l Sat 8a-5p  l Sun 12p-5p
Mon-Fri 5a-7p l Sat 8a-5p  l Sun 12p-5p
Mon-Fri 11:30a-7p l Sat Closed l Sun Closed)


*Our Northeast location will be available for School-age Childcare programming only

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need to make a reservation?

During this time of capacity limits and required distancing, several of our programs will be offered under reservation. 

  1. GX Classes and Pool Lanes available 36 hours in advance of session time
  2. Open Swim reservations available 3 days in advance
  3. Options to Reserve 
    1. Mobile APP - (PREFERRED) - DOWNLOAD THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THE MOBILE APP FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE  (older versions do not have reservations enabled, we recommend uninstalling and reinstalling to secure the latest version)
       OR - 
    2. Website - (for reservation success, Chrome is the preferred Browser)
    3. Click HERE to FILL OUT FORM and request reservation assistance 
    4. If you are unable to Reserve via the APP/Website/Form, please Contact the branch by phone and we will make the reservation for you......please first consider 1-3

Reserve on the Mobile APP 

1. Download our Mobile App (see next section to download)
2. Select Branch
3. Click Schedules
4. Select your Date
5. Click the > to the far right next to the session name 
6. Select Register - If this is your first time, Create A Login (this log in is not related to any other Y product - it is unique to reservations)
7. Log In
8. Click Reserve a Spot
9. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation
10. Should you decide you are unable to attend, repeat these same steps to Cancel your reservation to release your spot.

Download our New APP from your Mobile device   

Click below to Download.


  1. Search your APP store for YMCA of Greater Birmingham 
  2. Install
  3. Open
  4. Remember to Add Your Barcode under the CARDS option

The APP will include our Group X and Pool schedules, store your barcode for facility Check-In, and provide other communication and useful information including facility hours and contact information. 

Reserve on our Website

2. Filter for your class/pool time
3. Click SIGN UP - If this is your first time, Create A Login (this log in is not related to any other Y product - it is unique to reservations)
4. Log In
5. Click Reserve a Spot
6. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation
7.  Should you decide you are unable to attend, repeat these steps to Cancel your reservation to release your spot

we are pleased to offer these MEMBERSHIP services and programs at this time

Facility access is offered under Social Distancing, Reduced Capacity, and State Health Order requirements.  

• Available to YMCA of Greater Birmingham Active Members age 14 and up, Y Nationwide active members and qualified guests (see below for areas available for children under 14)

• Fitness/Wellness Spaces and Equipment   (no reservation required)  

• Cardio Equipment (no reservation required)

• 45-60 min Group Exercise classes w Reservation   

• Indoor Running/Walking Track  (no reservation required)  
• Indoor and Outdoor Pools - 45-minute Independent Lane use by Reservation l Open Swim and Pool Deck by Reservation l Water Aerobics by Reservation l Swim Team

• Locker rooms (Showers, changing areas, and restrooms)

• Virtual Recorded Group X Classes 

• Racquet Sports - Tennis Lessons (Adults and Juniors) l Tennis Member play (Single/Doubles) l USTA play (Adults) l Racquetball (Singles)

​​​​​​​School Support Academy and After School Academy (depending on school system schedule)

Added Effective Monday, June 15th!

  1. Water Aerobics
  2. Lap Swimming available to Youth members 
  3. Fitness Access for Youth ages 9-13 (who have already completed Youth Fitness Orientation)
  4. USTA play for Adults
  5. Camp Cosby overnight camp opens

Added effective 6/29/20

  1. Open Swim and Pool Deck Lounging (by reservation - see above)
  2. Racquetball Courts (available at our Downtown, Greystone, and Trussville locations)

added effective 7/6

  1. Swim Team Practice - Summer and Year Round

added effective 7/15

  1. Personal Training
  2. Youth Fitness Orientation

added effective 8/6

  1. Locker Room SHOWERS

Adding as of 9/8/20

  1. Single play or Family play Basketball - contact front desk for availability
  2. Extending M-Th branch hours to 8p for Greystone, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Shades Valley, Trussville 
  3. Guest visits with a member

adding as of 9/14/20

  1. Indoor Group X Classes designed specifically for Active Older Adults 

adding 10/12/2020

  1. Learn and Play childcare services (while you use the facility) - 


Programs and Services currently suspended 

• Towels  • Coffee  • Drop and Go/Parent's Night Out

• Facility Rentals/Parties  • Small Group Training  • Youth Sports

• Swim Lessons  • Steam/Sauna/Whirlpool (per current state public health orders)

• Group Basketball/Pickleball

what to expect and what to bring to the y in phase 1

•  Ages 8+ are required to wear a Face Covering when entering/exiting the facility and in general lobby/member spaces.  Face Coverings are NOT required while working out. Required for Learn and Play children ages 3+ and Childcare Program participants at all times

•  Expect touchless Temperature Check at each visit

•  Make sure you have a Reservation if required

•  Make sure you have your barcode ready to scan

  • See above instructions to Download our APP    to store your barcode ....not sure of your barcode number? Contact

Temperature Checks

All members will have their temperature taken prior to check-in, and staff will also receive daily temperature checks.


Wipe Down Equipment

Use the cleaning materials provided. Wipe equipment before and after use.

Keep Your Distance

Respect all signs regarding social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from others wherever possible.

Expect Reduced Capacity

Please respect and note signs regarding room capacities. 



Wear Your Mask

Effective 6/29, Face Coverings are required for all members age 8 and over while inside the facility EXCEPT when actively exercising.


Stay Home if You're Sick

CDC and state guidelines also encourage vulnerable populations to stay home.





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