Fitness Center Reopening


COVID-19 Safety and Prevention Plan for YWCA Fitness Center

Our Commitment

The YWCA Central Massachusetts is committed to ensuring that we maintain a healthy environment, while also making the fitness experience as comfortable and welcoming for our members as possible.

Safety Protocols

Face Masks are REQUIRED when in the Locker Rooms, on the Pool Deck, and when moving around the Strength & Cardio Room.

ALL members should:

  • Maintain 6 feet social distancing in the Strength and Cardio Room and 14 feet while on cardio machines.
  • Maintain 14 feet social distancing in high impact Group Classes.

Members may remove masks when participating in high impact workouts. However, masks must be put back on when moving about the Strength and Cardio Room, Fitness Studios, pool deck, and when in any other area of the YWCA facility.

COVID-19 protocols include Gym Rentals and use of the basketball court. When outside of the gym area, Face Masks are REQUIRED in all other areas of the YWCA facility.

Members are asked to utilize the provided hand sanitizer after using each piece of equipment. Members are also asked to wipe down the equipment with the designated disinfectant spray and paper towels after each use.

The YWCA will post signs around the building reminding members of the safety protocols.

Failure to comply with these safety protocols or requests from staff may result in revocation of membership.

We are asking for your help

We have missed you and we are glad to have our valued members back in the Fitness Center and Pool. However, we know that the threat of COVID-19 is not over. As we navigate these new times, we will continuously update our protocols and do our best to accommodate the needs of all our members and staff. Please use your best judgement before arriving at our facility. If you are not feeling well, have a fever, cough, or other flu like symptoms, we ask that you stay home. Please follow our protocols. We understand that these are not ideal conditions for a workout, but we have an obligation to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and all who use the YWCA facility. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us directly.

We are in this Together.