Hamilton Area YMCA

At the Hamilton Area YMCA, the safety of our children, members and Y staff continues to remain our highest priority.  

We are keeping the health and safety of our members and staff at the forefront of all decisions.  We’re doing everything possible to ensure our facilities meet the highest standards for health and safety, and we have modified our procedures, programs and facility to promote safe social distancing practices.

We’re excited to welcome you back!  It’s been hard to be away from the people we care about, but thank you for persevering and doing your part to stay safe and stop the spread of coronavirus.  We’re here to help you focus on what matters most:  Your health, your family and friends, and your community. 

Visits to the Hamilton Area YMCA are by reservation only to adhere to state-mandated guidelines at this time. It’s easy!  
Click here to reserve your workout!

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE Y

We all have an important role to play in the health and safety of our Y community. We’ve implemented some new policies and procedures in the interest of looking out for everyone’s safety. Be ready to go and make the most of your visit to the Y when you Know Before You Go!

  • Come prepared in appropriate fitness attire with your own water and towel, if necessary, in a gym bag that will stay with you at the Y at all times—no lockers/hooks at this time

  • Arrive at the Y and put on your face mask/covering as you exit your vehicle  

  • Head to the main entrance to have your temperature taken, hand sanitize, and answer a few simple questions  prior to entering the facility

  • Member Check In will occur at the Member Service Desk – don’t forget your key tag!

  • Proceed to your preferred equipment/workout space

  • Maintain 6-foot distance between you and other members at all times

  • Your mask must remain on while inside the facility, including while working out

  • Wipe down equipment prior to use using provided disinfectant materials.

  • Enjoy your workout!

  • Wipe down equipment when finished using provided disinfectant materials.

  • Follow the directional signage to exit—being mindful to maintain distance from other members—and depart to your vehicle  

  • Thanks for coming to the Y and we’ll see you soon!

Ready? Reserve your workout here!

SAFETY FIRST

As we continue to reopen our doors in conjunction with the phases of New Jersey’s Restart and Recovery Plan, please be assured that your safety – and the safety of all our members, program participants, staff and volunteers – is our number one priority. We’re following guidelines from health experts and state and local officials to ensure that our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe physical/social distancing practices.

Note: The information is subject to change at any time as new information and resources become available.

MORE INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

Q: Is there a limit to how many people may be in the Y building?
A: Yes, each part of our YMCA facility are operating under a temporary revised maximum occupancy as mandated by state and local officials.

Q: Why do I have to make a reservation before visiting the Y?
A: In order to accommodate as many members as possible within mandated maximum capacities, the Y has implemented an easy-to-use reservation system. Members can make their Wellness Workouts, Aquatics, or Class reservations by clicking here

Q: How long may I stay at the Y during my visit?
A: In order to accommodate as many members as possible within mandated maximum capacities, Wellness reservations currently have a maximum duration of 45 minutes from the start of your scheduled reservation time.  Lap Swim reservations currently have a maximum duration of 40 minutes from the start of your scheduled reservation time. This is to allow for sufficient cleaning and disinfection between members to support the health and well-being of all who utilize our facilities. Members can make their Wellness Workouts, Aquatics, or Class reservations by clicking here.

Q: Are locker rooms open?
A: No. For the safety of our members and staff, locker rooms remain closed at this time.  Members should enter the Y ready to work out in appropriate fitness attire and carry their belongings in a small gym bag that stays with them.  Changing stalls on the pool deck are available for swimmers.

Q: Are restrooms open?
A: Yes, but restrooms are NOT to serve as changing areas.  Restrooms have limited occupancy to ensure social distancing. 

Q: Are water fountains available?
A: Yes, but only for the purpose of refilling reusable water bottles.

Q: Is Stay and Play babysitting open?
A: No. To comply with mandated maximum occupancies, we have reserved all facility access to members visiting to utilize our Wellness Center and Pool for personal fitness purposes.

Q: Why are some services not available?
A: We’ve been carefully planning to reopen our facilities and reactivate key programs in the safest manner possible so you can access the services and support you miss and need the most. Some services like vending machine/coffee service will not be available until local health officials deem them safe to resume. Similarly, locker rooms, showers, hot tub, steam rooms saunas will be temporarily unavailable and members will notice seating removed from common areas. These efforts are for the health and safety of all. 

Q: What safety measures is the Y taking to help protect members from COVID-19?

A: As we welcome the community back to the Y, we want to assure you that safety remains our top priority. Where there are no guarantees, the YMCA has put in place measures to keep staff and members safe. We have taken all steps recommended by state and local officials to ensure the safety of our members, program participants, volunteers and staff. This means things will look and feel a little different. When you come back to the Y, this is what you can expect: 

  • All members and staff will be screened before being allowed to enter the facilities

  • All staff will wear face coverings and members are required to wear face masks/coverings as well

  • Hand sanitization stations are located throughout the building

  • Equipment is limited and signage is on the equipment and floors to distinguish 6 foot social distancing

  • Enhanced cleaning of equipment and spaces with higher frequency, please be patient if your workout has a short delay for cleaning

Ready? Reserve your workout here.

HOW CAN I STAY CONNECTED?

Website:  hamiltonymca.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hamiltonareaymca/
Instagram: @hamiltonareaymca
Twitter: @HamiltonAreaY
Email: Please be sure your email address is accurate in our system.  Follow the steps below to check it.

  1. Visit counter.hamiltonymca.org
  2. To login in to your account, click “Login” under the person icon on the top of the page.
  3. Login in with your YMCA account credentials.Your credentials are the same if you have previously logged in.If you have not, your login is the primary email associated with your account and the password is your initials and digits of your birthday.Example:John Doe born on 11/22/2014 would be JD112214.
  4. Hover over the person icon on the top right of the page and click “account”
  5. Update information and click “save”