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

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Reopening With Care


The West Suburban YMCA is here and ready to help you, your family, and the greater community regain health, well-being, and connection.

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

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How the Y is Helping the Community Stay Healthy & Safe

With our extraordinary health and safety precautions, the West Suburban YMCA has been able to provide our community ways to stay active and focus on their physical and mental wellbeing. View a brief overview from President & CEO Jack Fucci about how we ensure the safest possible experience when you visit the Y.

Make a Reservation

Personal space, guaranteed.

We've implemented a reservation system for some offerings and spaces at the Y. Feel confident and comfortable knowing that when you visit, your spot and your space is yours.

Reservations or appointments are required for the following:

  • Group Exercise Classes (outdoor, indoor, and virtual options)

  • Recreation or Lap Swimming

  • Family Swim

  • Basketball on Court A/B

  • Squash/Racquetball

  • Personal Training (outdoor, indoor, and virtual options)

Make a Reservation

Workout on Your Schedule

Come on in! No reservations needed to workout.

The spaces and equipment listed below do not require a reservation to use. If a certain area is busy, you may be asked to wait or use a different area until appropriate distancing can be maintained. Fortunately, we have over 10,000 square feet of wellness space to utilize!

Reservations are not required for the following:

  • Weights, Benches, and Barbells
  • Selectorized Equipment and Strength Machines
  • Cardio Machines
  • Functional Fitness Equipment
  • Indoor Track
  • New Balance Outdoor Track and Field
  • Outdoor Basketball Hoop

Health & Safety

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

  • All members, staff, program participants, and anyone else entering our facilities/program spaces are required to wear a mask. Some exceptions apply, such as swimming, children under 2 years old, and certain medical conditions. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our face mask policy, please reach out to Kim Benzan, Chief Operating Officer.
  • 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 for more information.
  • Visit Newton Health and Human Services website.

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.