Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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Covid-19 Updates

07/03/2020
We are happy to report that we have met our safety protocols and are on track to move to Step 2 of our reopening plan beginning July 13! The information below is subject to change at any time as new information and resources become available.
In Step 2 of our reopening plan, we will open the following areas with restrictions and social distancing measures in place. All of our reopening policies and procedures will continue to remain in place. View them online at kishymca.org/what-to-expect
Areas/Programming to open July 13:
-Kid Zone/Activity Center (with restrictions & limited schedule/capacity)
-Basketball Gym for shoot around: no games permitted at this time
-Indoor Group Exercise Classes (with restrictions and limited schedule)
-Pickleball (singles matches only & limited schedule)
Reservations will be required for Kid Zone/Activity Center and Basketball Gym. Reservations can be made 2 days in advance. We will begin to offer Indoor Group Exercise classes with restrictions and a limited schedule.
Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to reopening these areas.

6/30/20
We have an exciting update to share!
With guidance from the recently published Swimming Facility Guidelines released under Restore Illinois Phase 4, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA will be reopening showers July 1.
Please remember to bring your towel from home! At this time towel service is not available.
Reminder: The lap pool can not be accessed from the Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms at this time.
Be on the lookout for more announcements later this week!

6/24/20
As we prepare to reopen our facility on June 29, we are keeping our members’ and staff’s health and safety at the forefront. Therefore, we’ve made adjustments within our facility and to our guidelines for use. While we were mandated to close quickly, we are reopening slowly and in phases. Learn more about our reopening expectations below.
What to Expect: 
The information below is subject to change at any time as new information and resources become available.
  • reservation must be made for the wellness center, lap pool, walking track and outdoor group exercise. Reservations can be made 2 days in advance.
  • Modified Facility Hours (Mon-Fri: 5am-8pm Sat: 8am-4pm Sun: 8am-12pm)
  • Controlled access to the facility through one entrance.
  • Masks are required while waiting in line for your temperature check prior to entry
  • All staff and members will be required to have their temperature taken upon entering the building.
  • If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher you will not be allowed to use the facility until you are 72 hours temperature free without fever-reducing medication or confirmed to not have COVID-19 via a negative COVID-19 test.
  • All members and participants are required to sign a waiver prior to using the facility, one time only. To get to your reserved location quicker please sign your waiver (click here) before arrival.
  • Y staff will be wearing face masks/coverings, but know we are smiling from ear to ear because we are happy to see you.
  • Members and participants are highly encouraged to wear face masks/coverings in hallways and common areas when not working out.
  • Social distancing, minimum of six feet, is required.
  • Safety Breaks throughout the day to allow for total area disinfection.
  • High touch areas will be disinfected regularly throughout the day, with no less than one cleaning per hour.
  • Limited number of participants in the fitness area at one time.
  • Some equipment will not be available to allow for social distancing and disinfecting procedures.
  • Participants should disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Participants should wash hands before and after working out.
  • Y staff will be stationed throughout the facility to assist with disinfecting equipment and to answer questions regarding new guidelines.
  • Amenities such as kid zone, rec pool, racquetball court, saunas, steam rooms, gymnasiums, and coffee and towel service will be suspended during Step 1.
  • Programs such as Indoor Group Exercise Classes, Preschool, Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Birthday Parties/Rentals will also be suspended during Step 1.
  • Indoor track is open but requires social distancing and a reservation.
  • Kid Zone will be available in Step 2 with limited capacity and restrictions.
  • Water fountains are not available, however, no-touch water bottle fill stations are available. Please bring your own water bottle.
  • Rags will be available for cleaning however participants are encouraged to bring their own towel.
  • Locker rooms will be available for restrooms and changing, no showers. Locker rooms will be disinfected on an hourly basis.
  • Members using the lockers will be required to disinfect after use with provided disinfectant.
  • Participants are asked to stay in designated areas
Areas to Reopen on June 29:
  • Wellness Center
  • Walking Track
  • Locker Rooms for bathroom and changing use only; no showers
  • Indoor Personal Training in Functional Training Room
Areas to Reopen on July  1: 
  • Lap Pool

Book an online reservation

Welcome Back! We are excited to share our new reservation system for the wellness center, lap pool, and walking track! You must be an active member to make a reservation. Reservations can be made 2 days in advance.

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Membership Payments

Beginning July 1, all YMCA Memberships will be removed from hold status and membership payments will be reinstated.
For question regarding membership please contact:
Marty Miller
Member Experience Director
815.375.5400

Outdoor Group Exercise Classes

We will continue to offer group exercise classes outdoors. Beginning the week of June 29, all outdoor group exercise classes will be included with your membership payment. Registration will be required. Class sizes have been increased per state guidance.
View the June 29-July 3 class schedule >

Update 6/18/2020

We’ve missed you at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA! These past months have been so challenging for all of us, and we thank you for doing your part to help stop the spread of coronavirus – especially for the benefit of our most vulnerable neighbors.

We are thrilled to announce we are taking steps to tentatively reopen our facility and reactivate key programs beginning June 29. Our reopening is dependent upon our region reaching Phase 4 of Restore Illinois. Our region is on track to hit Phase 4 at the end of this month. As you know, all reopening plans are subject to change. We’re following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe social distancing practices.

As a nonprofit dedicated to keeping our community healthy, safe and thriving for all, our members make our impact possible.

We invite you to join us when we reopen our facility. We’re here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community.

Safety Comes First:

As we prepare to reopen our doors, 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 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.

While we were mandated by the state to close quickly, we will be reopening our facility cautiously and in stages.

Step 1 Reopening Expectations:

  • Members Only
  • Rigorous Cleaning Regiment
  • Controlled access through one entrance
  • 6 feet social distancing practices
  • Staff and Member Daily Temperature Checks
  • Staff and Member Daily Health Pre-Screen
  • Staff will wear Personal Protective Equipment (masks and gloves)
  • Modified Operating Hours
  • Limited Facilities/Amenities
  • Reduced Building Capacity
Areas to Reopen on June 29:
  • Wellness Center
  • Walking Track
  • Locker Rooms for bathroom and changing use only; no showers
  • Indoor Personal Training in Functional Training Room
Areas to Reopen on July 1
  • Lap Pool

Please stay tuned for more information on our reopening policy and procedures.


Membership Payments:
Beginning July 1, all YMCA Memberships will be removed from hold status and membership payments will be reinstated.
For question regarding membership please contact
Marty Miller
Member Experience Director

Membership Survey
As we work towards reopening we’d like to hear from you! Please take a moment to fill out our survey below to help guide us as we make decisions to best serve you upon reopening our facility.

Important Covid-19 Updates from the Kishwaukee Family YMCA:
Updated on 6/4/2020

We are excited to announce that as of June 8, the YMCA will be offering limited outdoor group exercise classes with restrictions under Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back on a limited basis. While we realize there are a lot of protocols listed below, we are doing so in the interest of providing a safe environment for both our members and our staff.
Outdoor Group Exercise Policy and Procedures
  • Only Members will be allowed to register for an Outdoor Class.
  • Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be permitted.
  • Class registration will begin 72 hours prior to the start of class.
  • Class registration will end 1 hour prior to the start of class.
  • Each class must meet the minimum of three registrants to take place
  • If the minimum is not met when registration closes, the class is considered cancelled
  • If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, we will place a credit on your account to be used for future classes.
  • Classes are limited to 10 participants total due to the governor’s mandate.
  • Cost for outdoor group exercise is $5 per class.
  • All participants must maintain a 10 ft physical distance at all times. Designated spots will be clearly marked.
  • Participants must bring their own equipment (water bottle, towel, and mat). The YMCA will not be providing equipment.
  • Only individuals participating in the Outdoor Class are invited to attend.
  • Due to safety concerns, our buildings, including bathroom facilities will not be available for use.
  • Participants and staff will be required to wear a mask while checking into class. Masks can be removed during workouts.
  •  All outdoor class attendees can expect to be asked a list of COVID-19 potential exposure questions.
  • We will be using the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App to determine if it is safe to hold classes due to the heat index. If you are interested you can download the app for your phone. Click here.
  • In the event of inclement weather, we will do our best to cancel classes at least 60 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin. Please be sure to check your email and follow the Y on social media for class cancellations. System credits will be issued in the event of weather cancellation
  • Class attendance will be taken using registration confirmations sent to the instructors via email.
  • Due to limited space in class, no refunds will be issued for non-attendance.
  • Class offerings subject to change.
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Please note: Some outdoor fitness classes may be broadcast on Zoom or Facebook Live. During these classes, only the YMCA instructor will be shown on camera.

To view the class schedule for June 8-June 12 please click on the link below.