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

We're ready when you are

What to Expect

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

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 you visit

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. You can also complete the waiver and code of conduct on your first visit back.

Members Only: At this time, the facility is open to West Suburban YMCA members only. No guests or nationwide reciprocity members are permitted, but we are accepting new members if you wish to join our Y.

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

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

Face Coverings/Masks: Both members and staff are required to wear a face covering at all times when inside the building, with the exception of the pools. In the Y's outdoor program spaces (track, field, back parking lot) face coverings are recommended rather than required, except during instances when members or staff are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance, in which case a face covering would be required outside.

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 is placed prominently throughout the facility to drive awareness of this requirement, and staff may remind you of this requirement if they notice social distancing is not being followed.

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

 Group Exercise Classes - Outdoors and Indoors (Reservation required)

✔ Live Virtual Exercise Classes

Personal Training - In-person or virtual (contact

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.