Reopening With Care | West Suburban YMCA Newton, MA | West Suburban YMCA

Excited to See You Soon

Reopening With Care

Welcome Back!

The West Suburban YMCA reopened our facilities to members on Monday, July 6, 2020. We're eager to welcome you back to the Y, and we hope you're feeling the same!

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 5:30am-9:00pm
Friday 5:30am-8:00pm
Saturday 7:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 7:00am-1:00pm

No guests or YMCA nationwide reciprocity use will be permitted at this time. Members only. If you wish to become a member of our Y, click here!

Visit the "What to Expect" page for more information >>>

Health & Safety

We're taking extraordinary precautions to welcome our members back to the Y safely. This includes:

  • Face coverings/masks are required for all members and staff in the building.
  • Building flow and equipment layout to promote social distancing.
  • An updated ventilation and air filtration system that is consistent with CDC/EPA recommendations, and replacement of filters occurring 3x as often as before COVID-19.
  • Rigorous cleaning with EPA registered products that meet criteria for effectiveness in killing COVID-19 and other viral pathogens.
  • Daily use of the industry gold-standard electrostatic sprayers.
  • Two new sinks for hand washing installed in the lobby to promote good hand hygiene.
  • Over 20 hand sanitizer dispensers installed throughout the building and outside.

Keeping You Informed

Our Y is working hard to keep you safe during this difficult time. We are vigilant with our cleaning/sanitizing regimen, enforcing hand hygiene, and requiring social distancing and face coverings.

Along with our intense cleaning, sanitizing and other health and safety precautions, we rely on and coordinate with the local Board of Health (BOH). Should we be made aware that a visitor to our Y tested positive for COVID-19, we would immediately contact the Newton Department of Health and Human Services (NHHS). From there, NHHS would determine what level of contact tracing is required and notify those who are considered close contacts of the positive case and provide instructions regarding testing, self-quarantine, and self-monitoring. It is the role of the NHHS to develop the necessary action steps to help limit and stop the spread of the virus.

The West Suburban YMCA cannot disclose any additional information to the public or its members. The Y coordinates with NHHS which will guide us in our efforts to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

If you would like more information, there are several resources available to you:

  • Follow @MassDPH on Twitter, updated several times per day.
  • Get text updates about COVID-19 in Massachusetts sent to your phone by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.
  • Call Massachusetts 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone.
  • Visit www.mass.gov/covid19 for more information.
  • Visit Newton Health and Human Services website.
AVAILABLE

New Balance Track & Field

 Group Exercise Classes - Outdoors and Indoors (Reservation required)

✔ Live Virtual Exercise Classes

Personal Training - In-person or virtual (contact jennip@wsymca.org)

Wellness Center

  • Main Fitness Floor - Weights, benches, barbells, selectorized equipment, funtional fitness equipment, strength machines
  • Cardio Machines - Located on the Cardio Deck and Gymnasium Court B
  • Some equipment is now in the Stretching Room & Gymnasium Court B 
  • The Spin Studio is now utilized as a stretching room (please bring your own mat)

 Adult Lap or Recreation Swimming (Reservation required)

  • 6 lanes available in the Big Pool
  • 2 lanes available in the Small Pool

✔ Family Swim (Reservation required)

Private Changing Rooms/Showers A-E

Indoor Track

 Basketball in Gymnasium Court A (Reservation required)

 NEW Outdoor Basketball Hoop (View Hours)

Squash/Racquetball Court (Reservation required)

 "Open Air" Fitness Area (located under the tent on the track)

✔ Men's and Women's Locker Rooms (Sauna, steam room, and whirlpool remain closed per state guidelines)

 Kids' Corner - New Hours & Protocols

✔ Pickleball (Reservation required)

 Paid Programming (instructional classes, lessons, youth leagues)

This table will be updated regularly as we gradually reopen our facilities and programming. Current as of 10/15/2020.

Wellness Center Information

Learn about the updates and changes you'll observe in the Wellness Center.

Pool Information

Get all the details about swimming and pool use when we reopen.