Your Weekly Update from the Rome YMCA - August 10

Welcome to August!

As we enter a new month, please know how grateful we are that you have chosen to be part of the Rome YMCA family! We are delighted to welcome you and we look forward to your visits!

It is our goal to provide a clean and safe environment for you to enjoy. Please take a few minutes to re-read and review our guidelines and procedures. At this time, COVID-19 remains a significant health concern in our community and it is imperative that we all follow the guidelines and procedures outlined below. 

A YMCA Staff Member will take your temperature before you are allowed to enter the building. If your temperature is 100.4 or higher, you will not be allowed to enter the facility.

We encourage you to use the hand sanitizer that is available before you enter the facility.

Members will be required to wear a mask to enter the facility and in all common areas where other members are present and whenever you are walking to and from the area where you will be working out. Masks do not have to be worn during your workout, but we recommend wearing a mask whenever safely possible to limit the spread of germs. Staff will wear protective masks at all times. Please bring a mask with you.

You will be required to maintain a six-foot social distance. Staff will monitor this distance and ask members to comply with this requirement as needed.

You should sanitize equipment before and after each use. Disinfecting wipes and/or sanitizing spray and paper towels will be stationed near the equipment for this task.

If you haven't signed an updated membership waiver, you will be required to do so before using the facility. You may do this online prior to your visit by clicking on the box at the bottom of the home page. You only need to sign the waiver once.

Finally, we respectfully ask for your patience and your kindness with other members and with our staff as you visit the Rome YMCA.

 

Pool News: Private Swim Lessons Now Available

Teaching children and adults to swim is a long standing and important role the Rome YMCA plays in our community. While group swim lessons are not feasible under current conditions, we are excited to offer Private Swim Lessons. Lessons are scheduled through our Aquatics Department using a quick application that tells us about your private lesson needs and goals. To read more about Private Swim Lessons, click the link below: 

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Twinges returns on August 10!

Toris will lead a 45 minute Twinges class on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 11:15 AM and at 2 PM on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Reservations are required for all pool activities and classes and may be made 24 hours in advance by clicking on EVENTS

Please also note, pool lanes may be occupied by two individuals from the same household for exercise or lap swim. 

For more information or for questions, please contact our Aquatics Director, Max Rubesch at mrubesch@ymcarome.org.

Group Fitness Classes 

We are now offering 44 Group Fitness Classes each week! 

We have been, and will continue to be, very intentional structuring classes for your health and safety, and the health and safety of our community. We are strictly following the guidelines and requirements for gyms and group fitness classes, as mandated by the State of Georgia. These guidelines include, but are not limited to:

  • Capacity guidelines based on square footage of individual spaces and the facility as a whole
  • A 10-foot minimum space requirement between group fitness participants
  • Cleaning requirements of rooms between classes

Please remember, members are required to check-in to group fitness classes through the designated check-in line on the front porch of the Y. Should you arrive more than 30 minutes prior to your classes start time, please plan to wait in line.  If you are in the Y exercising in other areas or taking another class, you must exit the building and join this line so that you may check-in.  Please do not enter group fitness areas early to set up equipment or reserve a space. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding our group fitness classes or these guidelines, please reach out to our Healthy Living Director, Lincee Powell at lpowell@ymcarome.org to schedule a time to speak with her.

Facility Hours:

Monday through Friday - 5 am to 8 pm *

Saturday - 8 am to 2 pm

Sunday - Closed for cleaning

Please note we will close for cleaning from 1 to 1:30 pm and open for SENIORS ONLY (age 65+) from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm on weekdays.

 
For the coming week the following areas and amenities will be open to our members:
  • Cardio and weight equipment
  • 44 classes are now offered each week. Classes facilitate social distancing between people and our exercise spaces and classes have been modified to include floor markers to define each participant’s space, relocation of classes to larger spaces and reduction of class size in some cases. We each have an important role in helping to ensure the health and safety of our Y community!  Please remember to bring your own exercise mat, towel and water. Masks are required to be worn as you check in and move through the building, but not during active exercise. Check the mobile app or the Schedule menu above to see all the details of classes, days and times. 
  • Family Restrooms, including showers
  • Our Men's and Women's Locker Rooms are open. Whirlpools, saunas and the men's steam room will not be open. We respectfully ask that while in the locker rooms, you maintain social distancing. Both locker rooms will CLOSE for cleaning at the following times during the day:  9:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The indoor pool is open. Reservations are required and may be made 24 hours in advance. To make a Reservation, click on the Events menu item. A calendar will pop up, click on the time you wish to reserve and enter the requested information and click submit. If all lanes are reserved, you will not see the reservation form. Please note, the time slots staggered to allow for members to exit and enter the pool while maintaining required social distancing. The pool will be cleared at the end of each time slot and everyone will be required to exit the pool and pool deck.  A lifeguard will be on duty at all times.  Please visit our Events Calendar for information on our pool schedule.

The following areas/amenities will remain inaccessible at this time:

Play Center and The Vault
Racquetball Courts
Basketball Gym
Group Fitness Rooms, except during scheduled classes
Coffee Bar
Water fountains, towels and yoga mats will not be available. Please bring these items with you.
Please also note, guest passes will not be issued or honored at this time. 

Comments or Questions:


Please email us at info@ymcarome.org and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. All updates are posted on our website and our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.