Most YMCA facilities will be open Friday, June 5. Certain guidelines apply.



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All YMCA locations will reopen on June 5 with the exception of Northside Family YMCA, Downtown YMCA and 10th Street YMCA. Members can use any of our other locations.


While we can’t wait for you to return to the Y, please stay home if you’re not feeling well. Please remember to follow the recommended 10-feet social distancing from other members while working out.

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We are pleased to welcome you back to our facilities!  To help prepare you for your visit, please note the following:

EXPRESS CLASSES of 30 minutes will be scheduled with limited capacity.

OBSERVE the recommended 10-feet social distancing protocols.

RESERVATIONS are required, and can be made through our app or on this page by choosing a location. No walk-ups at this time.

  • Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance and close 30 minutes before the start of the class.
  • Cancel your reservation anytime up to 30 minutes prior to the class starting if you decide not to use it, or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

YMCA MEMBERS ONLY at this time. No guests.

SCAN CARDS (card or app) must be shown in order to be admitted into the facility, class or pool area.

CHILD WATCH is currently closed.

FACE MASKS/COVERINGS will be worn by YMCA staff, but know we are smiling from ear to ear because we are happy to see you!  Members and participants are required to wear face masks/coverings as well when not working out.

OUTDOOR CLASSES will be held on fields and parking lots around the branch facility. Please allow a few extra minutes to locate your class.

WEATHER PERMITTING for all outdoor classes.  Updates on any cancellations will be made through the app and through the schedule.

FACILITIES will have limited locker room access/changing areas. No sauna, steam or showers at this time.

LAP SWIM and WATER FITNESS ONLY in our pools at this time.

  • Outdoor pools are available at the YMCAs in Midlothian, Goochland and Powhatan and YMCA Camp Thunderbird.
  • Indoor pools are open at the Chester Family YMCA, Shady Grove Family YMCA and Tuckahoe Family YMCA.
  • Lap swimming is currently limited to a maximum of two persons per lap lane for 45-minute time blocks, between 7 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. weekdays, with additional hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

WELLNESS CHECKS of all staff will be conducted upon entering the facility and we will be sanitizing frequently.

Follow these important guidelines from the CDC to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading respiratory like the Flu and Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Wash Hands Frequently

for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water, or if unavailable, a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes

with a tissue and dispose in the trash.

Avoid Close Contact

with those who are sick.

Stay Home

when you or a child are sick or exhibiting early symptoms of sickness.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

with unwashed hands.


like doorknobs and glass with household disinfectant on a regular basis.


and check CDC for updates on the novel coronavirus.


Monday, June 1

Yin Yoga #1 with Goldie
Gentle Strength #4 with Faithea
Family Fitness #5 with Brandon
Y Cooking #4 Quesadillas with Jan
YMCA Story Time #6 the Dinky Donky with Lauren

Tuesday, June 2

Pilates #2 with Hannah
Body Sculpt #2 with Goldie
Body Combat #3 with Angela
Y Dance Break #2 with William
Y Energizer with Faithea

Wednesday, June 3

Power Yoga #3 with Goldie
Energizer #3 Playing Cards with Faithea
Family Fitness #10 with Brandon
Story Time #7 The Bad Seed with Theresa

Thursday, June 4

Cardio Dance #5 with Faithea
Chair Yoga #4 with Goldie
Virtual Personal Training #1 with Brandon
Nutrition Tip #2 with Deanne

Friday, June 5

Bootcamp  with Santi
YMCA Story Time
Y Gardening  with Holly
Gentle Strength with Faithea


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