The YMCA is mobilizing to begin a phased reopening of our group exercise classes and facilities in line with the State of Virginia’s guidelines for reopening in phases. While YMCA classes and facilities will look and feel quite different for some time, we are very excited to see members in person again!
Thank you for your patience and flexibility throughout our facility closure and the reopening process. The situation has changed frequently in recent weeks, and further changes seem likely.
We care deeply about the health and safety of everyone in our community, and all of our decisions about reopening are intended to keep our YMCA members, staff, and community as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the state of Virginia's Phase 1 reopening guidelines, we will begin outdoor group exercise classes for members at our Brooks YMCA facility on Tuesday, May 26, by reservation and in line with the state's restrictions (10 people per class spaced 10 feet apart).
You will be asked to complete an online waiver while making your class reservation certifying that:
If you cannot sign this waiver, please stay home for just a little longer, and we will look forward to seeing you at the YMCA in a few days’ time!
Find out more about outdoor group exercise and make a reservation here:
We are very excited to have a NEW group exercise reservation system and app coming online within the next two weeks - stay tuned!
We anticipate reopening the Brooks YMCA facility in a limited capacity starting in Phase 2 of the State of Virginia’s reopening plan. At this point, we anticipate reopening the facility as early as Monday, June 1, 2020, but this is subject to change based on Virginia’s guidelines.
Because we care about the health and safety of our members, staff, and community, and because of restrictions recommended by public health officials, many of our programs and amenities will be unavailable when we first reopen the Brooks YMCA facility. Thank you for bearing with us.
We will continue to offer virtual resources in order to give members as many options as possible. We encourage you to engage with the YMCA in a variety of ways, and give us feedback about how the resources available are working for you.
We anticipate that YMCA Summer Camp will begin June 8 as previously planned at the Brooks Family YMCA only. We are working hard to put in place extensive social distancing modifications for summer camp, for the health and safety of the families we serve and the community at large.
We anticipate reopening our Early Learning Center as early as July 1, though we will remain flexible and responsive as the summer progresses. We will communicate directly with families as we get closer to our anticipated reopening date.
Thank you to those who have become sustaining members of the YMCA by keeping your membership active while our facilities are closed, allowing us to carry forward our nonprofit mission to community members in need. All membership fees paid while we are closed will be considered a tax-deductible charitable donation. We will send a donation acknowledgment letter to all sustaining members.
If you are an active member but circumstances change and you need to put your membership on hold, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 974-YMCA (Staffed Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; voicemails will be returned within 24 hours. Call center is closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.)