Updated Dec. 10, 2020
For the safety of our YMCA members, program participants and staff, we are being thoughtful and intentional about our reopening process. Based on CDC and State guidelines, all membership branches are operating with limited offerings and hours to allow our staff team to maintain facility cleanliness and control facility traffic in accordance with social distancing.
We continue to work through a phased, graduated plan to increase offerings and service hours as the State allows. We will closely follow the Governor’s orders (including capacity limits) and require that everyone maintain six feet of social distance from others. We eagerly await the opportunity to see you at the Y again and to continue serving you, our friends and neighbors!
*NEW!* Read About Our Bipolar Ionization Units Coming in Early 2021!
The YMCA of Greenville will soon implement a powerful new layer of protection for our members, staff and volunteers in the ongoing battle against viruses and illness. Coming early in 2021, all of our locations will install bipolar ionization units (BPI). These units will be mounted in the central air conditioning system of our buildings, and work to attack airborne contaminants such as bacteria and virus cells (VOC), odorous gasses, and particulate matter. The result is safer, cleaner air, that is continuously generated by these low-maintenance, energy efficient units. See the diagram below, and visit this link to read more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone entering the building will be asked to answer a brief series of health screening questions, and will have their temperature taken. Those who do not pass the health questionnaire, or have a temperature of 100.4 and higher will not be allowed access to the facility.
Showers & Lockers
Lockers and showers are now available. Please help us by using provided spray bottles to sanitize your shower stall and locker after use. Dry saunas at all available branches will also be open, but steam rooms remained closed for now. Remember to bring your towel!
Keep Your Distance
We have prepared our branches for social distancing by spacing out equipment, alternating our treadmill and cardio usage to every other machine, and by limiting capacity in the facility and in classes so everyone has the recommended six feet of space.
Wipe Down Equipment
Our Y staff will be sanitizing equipment and high-touch areas regularly and deep cleaning after the facilities are closed. Please do your part by wiping down equipment before and after your workout with the EPA-approved disinfectant and sanitizer provided.
Expect Reduced Capacity
Currently, the State is mandating that gym capacity be limited to 5 people (staff and members) per 1,000 square feet or 20% capacity (whichever is less). Each of our facilities is different in size and will have a different operating capacity. We will be keeping an active count of attendees in the branches to adhere to this order.
Wearing A Mask
While not required, the Y requests that members wear their masks whenever possible, especially in common areas.
Child Watch is available at the Prisma Health, Caine Halter, George I. Theisen, and Eastside Family YMCA locations for children ages 1-12! Household members can reserve a time HERE. Parents will need to bring an ID so staff can verify your reservation on the child watch roster.
Family Swim and Water Aerobics are NOW AVAILABLE! While Family Swim is first-come, first-served, we ask you to RSVP HERE or on the group exercise page for any water fitness class. Reservation links will become live 24 hours before the scheduled class. Reservations no longer required for lap swimming.
Our Group Exercise schedules are being added-to weekly, but class sizes are still limited. So please continue to RSVP here for classes in advance to help us manage capacity. Class reservations are first-come, first-served (registration links will become active 24 hours prior to the scheduled class). We politely ask that members sign up for only one class per day, to ensure availability for all.
Stay Home if You're Sick
CDC and state guidelines encourage seniors and other vulnerable populations to stay home.
- We recommend that you bring a mask, workout towel and filled water bottle
- While masks are not required, we encourage you to wear one whenever possible, especially in common areas where other members are present
- Yoga/stretching mat (for class)
- Group Ex/Cycle Studios will have limited use and we ask that you reserve a spot to help with social distancing.
- Water Fountains (bottle fillers only)
- Day Passes For Guests Will Not Be Sold
- Steam Rooms
- Coffee Service
- Tae Kwon Do
- Towel Service
Per State and CDC recommendations, we encourage anyone entering the facility to wear a mask, especially in common areas. However, masks are not required, and we are not suggesting that masks be worn during vigorous activity, exercise, or in instances where they may obstruct breathing. Our staff team is required to wear masks while working (unless they’re teaching a group exercise class), but we won’t prevent you from accessing the Y if you prefer not to wear one. Read the Governor's reopening announcement, and access the State’s guidelines for reopening gyms here.
Yes! Our pools are available for lap swimming, water walking, family swim and water aerobics (in keeping with the State’s guidelines for reopening swimming pools).
Please check back on our website for the latest information on our service plans, changes to our programs and amenities, and information about how the YMCA has been working to help our community during this time of crisis.
We will also post updates to the YMCA of Greenville Facebook page frequently, as well as communicate directly to our members through email.