General Guidelines

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all members and guests, we kindly ask you to obey our policies and guidelines while inside the Y facilities. Please respect all guidelines set by the Y. These guidelines were created to ensure the happiness and safety of the membership and the Y Team.  Failure comply with the guidelines/policies may result in the termination of membership.

PART 1 - Policies are set forth by the Y Administration.

PART 2 - Health and Wellness Guidelines.


PART 1:

Accidents and Injuries
A majority of the Y staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Any accidents or injuries should be reported immediately to a Y staff member. Protocol requires an incident report be completed no matter how minor the incident.

Alcohol
Anyone suspected of using alcohol or drugs will not be permitted in the facility and will be asked to leave.

Animals
Animals are not permitted in the Y facilities, except for Service Animals (usually defined as any animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with disabilities.)

Attire
Workout clothes (athletic shorts, t-shirts, sweats or leotards) and appropriate footwear is recommended in most facility areas. Inappropriate shoes are not allowed on wood floors or in pool areas. Proper swimming suits are required. Open-toe sandals and belts with buckles are forbidden on fitness equipment. The staff has the right to deem what is acceptable and non-acceptable attire as per our internal policy.

Child Supervision
Children 11-years and younger can not be left alone in the building at any time. Parents/guardians are not required to stay in the room while child participates in a Y supervised program; however, parent/guardian must be present in the building and be ready to pick-up their child at the conclusion of the program.  Children 11-years and younger may not swim without direct supervision by a parent/guardian in the water or on the pool deck. Parents/guardians are expected to closely supervise their children and assist in enforcing YMCA policies for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons, this includes swim programs and lessons.

Please respect these guidelines, they protect your child.

Equipment

Fitness equipment is cleaned regularly; if in disrepair, please notify the staff immediately.  Should you need assistance with the use of any equipment, please ask the nearest Y professional.  They will be glad to help.

Facility Usage Restrictions
Use of select areas of facilities may be restricted to certain age groups and require supervision. Some hours of operation and areas of the building may be closed to members during Y special events. Members can generally use other areas of the Y facility at such times.

Food and Beverage
Food and beverages with the exception of water or sports drinks are not permitted in workout areas, gymnasium, and theater. Some refreshments are provided by the Y. Food and drink, with the exception of water or sports drinks, is not permitted in the Y unless specified in a rental agreement.

Gymnasium Guidelines
Apply the rules of good sportsmanship at all times. Anyone who abuses the Y court property, or plays in a reckless and dangerous manner will be asked to leave and may lose membership privileges. Always follow specific open gym hours. Schedules are available at the Welcome Center and are posted on our website: www.rbaymca.org

Member Communications
This is your Y and that is why your input is always welcome.  Make your concerns, questions or comments known! Messages can be sent via email; Member Comment forms, or please feel free to speak directly with any member of our staff.

Holidays and Facility Closings
The Y will be closed on the following holidays:

New Years Day • Easter • Memorial Day • Independence Day • Labor Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Day

During annual maintenance, parts of facility may be closed for cleaning.

Notices will be posted.

The Y has the right to close facilities and cancel classes due to special events, inclement weather, and other Y-related programs and events. (The Y will make every effort to announce our closure on our website, social media, Mobile App and email in cases of inclement weather.)

Publications
Information can be found on our website www.rbaymca.org

Y Membership ID's - For the safety of all members and staff, your YMCA membership ID must be scanned in every time  you enter the facility. A one-time courtesy check-in will be granted as a reminder of our safety rules. Lost ID's can be replaced at the Welcome Center for $5.00. Broken/Ripped ID cards can be replaced at the Welcome Center free of charge. Those members who forget their ID's will be subject to a $2.00 per incident. We encourage members to download our FREE Mobile App for accessibility to their card, schedules, notifications and much more.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

PART 2: Health and Wellness Guidelines

Health & Wellness Center

THINK SAFETY FIRST!

  • We strongly recommend new members take advantage of free fitness orientations in order to get the most out of workouts without risking injury.
  • Please bring your own towel to wipe perspiration off equipment after each use. Please use cleansing wipes after each use of equipment.
  • Please respect time limit restrictions on all cardiovascular equipment. Sign-up sheets are provided for specific machines, when necessary.
  • All equipment should be treated with care. Please do not drop or slam weights during use. Always use control to raise and lower equipment.
  • Always use weight spotter.  Ask a friend or a Y professional to assist.
  • Please follow proper protocol when using strength training circuit. We strongly recommend all members perform one set and let the next member take a turn on the exercise.
  • If there is a problem with any equipment, do not try to fix it yourself. Please bring any problems to our staff's attention immediately.
  • Proper attire is required while exercising. This consists of athletic shorts, sweats, t-shirt and sneakers. Inappropriate clothes are not acceptable exercise attire.
  • Personal Training sessions are available for a fee. Only YMCA certified personal fitness trainers are eligible to provide personal training at the Y. Outside trainers are prohibited.
  • All children over the age of 13 but under the age of 16 are required to attend a mandatory Teen Fit Orientation course prior to using any equipment in the weight lifting room. To schedule the orientation appointment visit the Welcome Center.

Hours of Operation
Although we make every effort to give advance notice, our hours may change without prior notice. Hours may be modified based on use, special programs and requests for the facility.  The hours may also be modified seasonally.

            Monday-Friday                                                   

            5:00am-9:45pm           

            Saturday & Sunday                                                    

            7:30am-4:00pm 

Locker Rooms and Showers
The Y provides separate male and female locker rooms. You may rent a locker on a monthly basis or daily use lockers must be cleaned out daily. Please secure all belongings. The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Family Assisted Changing Rooms
Uncomfortable changing in Locker Rooms, please use our family changing room that may better suit your needs. Not available for individuals. Please see Member Services representative for details.

Lost and Found
Please leave your valuables at home; the Y is not responsible for lost or stolen property. However, the Welcome Center staff keeps items turned in for a period of 15 days.

Medical Check-ups
A pre-participation medical check-up is highly recommended before starting any exercise program. A new member can schedule a health & fitness assessment and health history inventory review with a fitness staff member before the start of any health & fitness program.  We strongly recommend annual physicals for any child participating in any physical activity. In the process of becoming a member, each person is responsible for signing a medical waiver during membership registration verifying to their best knowledge they are fit and capable of working out. If you have any medical problems/concerns it is your responsibility to get medical clearance prior to physical exertion.  If a question is marked YES, the Welcome Center staff will provide you with a consent form that must be signed by your doctor before access to physical activity within the Y.

Smoking Policy
Y facilities are smoke-free environments.