Welcome to the YMCA! 

As a new member, you have joined more than a gym - you have joined a nonprofit community committed to supporting our neighbors in need.

Our community is supportive, inclusive, and welcoming. We hope you'll love it here!

About Brooks

As a Brooks Family YMCA member, you are also part of the Piedmont Family YMCA organization, a Charlottesville-area nonprofit operating:

  • The Brooks Family YMCA
  • The YMCA Early Learning Center at the Jefferson School
  • Educational programs in Greene Co. and Charlottesville
  • Cavalier Aquatics, a competitive swim team

We are committed to build the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

For Brooks Family YMCA hours, location, policies, and more, visit:

About Brooks >


Your First Visit

  • Arrive 15 minutes early before your first workout.
  • Bring a valid photo ID to activate your account.
    • Student membership requires an ID with an expiration date.
  • You will receive a membership card, which you will use to scan in on each visit.
  • We will take your photo and link it with your account / card.
  • Please ensure your up-to-date email address(es) are on file at our front desk.
  • Remember to bring a face covering, since masks are required.

To review the Brooks YMCA membership agreement at any time, visit:

Brooks YMCA membership agreement (PDF) >


COVID-19 Guidelines

  • The Brooks Family YMCA facility meets or exceeds the most up-to-date guidelines from the Virginia governor.
  • Please do NOT come to the YMCA with symptoms of illness.
  • Masks are required, except while using cardio equipment, attending most group exercise classes, swimming in the pool, shooting hoops, or running on the track.
  • Please stay 10+ feet apart from others at all times.
  • Remember to wipe down all equipment + follow posted signage.
  • Respect capacity limits in all areas of the Y: 42 on Wellness floor, 15 on Mezzanine, 15 in downstairs functional training area.

View all our COVID-19 precautions:

Brooks COVID-19 Precautions >


ReservationsBrooks Family YMCA pools

  • Reservations open 48 hours in advance and are required for the pools, basketball court, group exercise classes, and Stay & Play (child care while you work out). 
  • There is a $15 no-show fee for unused + uncancelled reservations.
    • You must cancel at least one hour in advance for group exercise.
  • To make a reservation, you will sign in to Virtuagym.
    • New users, please visit or call the membership desk at (434) 974-9622 to set up your account.
    • Each member on the account will need a separate Virtuagym login for reservations. 
    • More info: Virtuagym Member Guide [PDF] > 
      [Updated Jan 2021]
  • When you arrive for your reserved activity, let a Membership Representative know you need to be checked in for a reservation.
Make a reservation >


Download the Brooks YMCA app 

  • Search for "Brooks YMCA" on the App Store or Google Play to download our new app.
  • Use same login as for Virtuagym
  • Make reservations via this app for classes, the pool, and more.
  • Use the barcode feature to check in at the Y.
Apple App Store >
Google Play >