Reopening Guide | West Suburban YMCA Newton, MA | West Suburban YMCA

We're ready when you are

What to Expect

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

Ensure You're Ready to Return

  1. Please read and accept the Y's new Waiver and Code of Conduct. Instructions are available here.
  2. Watch our Welcome Back video.

What to expect when we Reopen

New Waiver & Code of Conduct: Before you return to the Y, you'll need to agree to a new waiver and code of conduct. View instructions for completing the new waiver online.

Members Only: During the initial stages of our reopening, the facility will be open to West Suburban YMCA members only. No guests or nationwide reciprocity members will be permitted.

Single Entry and Exit: You will enter through the main entrance doors as usual. When you’re ready to leave, you will exit through the trackside door on the basement level. Yes, you read that right - you've finally got the greenlight to exit through the trackside door!

Health & Wellness Screening: Both members and staff will be required to attest to their health before being allowed to enter and use the Y facilities.

PPE for All Staff: All staff will be required to wear masks and other personal protective equipment.

Self-Scan: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry. Please have your scan tag or the Y's phone app ready when checking in.

Designed for Social Distancing: All open areas inside the Y have been evaluated and redesigned where necessary to help ensure social distancing between members. Signage will be placed prominently throughout the facility to drive awareness of this requirement.

Frequent Cleaning & Sanitizing: Our cleaning practices and protocols have been increased and updated, with frequent sanitation of high touch areas during all times of the day. We've ensured all cleaning and disinfecting products used in the facility, including hand sanitizer, are EPA-approved, and we're maintaining communication with our overnight cleaning service to confirm the latest guidelines and regulations are being met.


New Balance Track & Field

 Outdoor Exercise Classes (Reservation required)

✔ Live Virtual Exercise Classes

Personal Training (contact

Wellness Center - Some equipment may be unavailable

  • Main Fitness Floor
  • Cardio Deck
  • 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 Swimming (Reservation required)

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

✔ Family Swim (Reservation required) - beginning 7/13/2020

Private Changing Rooms/Showers A-E - Group locker rooms will be closed

Indoor Track

 Basketball in Gymnasium Court A (Reservation required)



  Group locker rooms

  Sauna, steam room, and whirlpool

☓  Kids' Corner

  Youth Lap Swimming

  Exercise studios (except for personal training)

  Squash/racquetball court

  Open gymnasium hours

  Group sports in the gymnasium or field (basketball, soccer, pickleball, etc.)

This table will be updated regularly as we gradually reopen our facilities and programming. Current as of 7/10/2020.

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.