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Is there a dress code?

Athletic shoes and clothing, without rivets or exposed zippers, may be worn on the Wellness Center Floor. A shirt covering the abdomen must be worn at all times. Tops with offensive messages are not allowed. 

Can my kids be upstairs while I workout?

Children ages 14 and up may be upstairs in the Wellness Center with or without their parent/guardian. Those ages 14-16 are encouraged to participate in an equipment orientation provided by YMCA staff. Children 12 and under may be in the facility, but not the Wellness Center, by themselves. Children 8-11 are allowed to be in the Sports Center if their parent/guardian is in the facility.



Wellness Center Floor, including group fitness classes and track, is available for anyone 14 and up. Youth between the ages of 8-13 may workout with their parent/guardian. Parent/guardian must be present the entire time, no exceptions. Wellness Center Orientations are required for participants ages 8-13. Youth ages 7 and under may utilize the track when accompanied by a parent/guardian. All participants, regardless of age, must utilize the space with intent. No horseplay tolerated. 

What is good gym etiquette?

Take turns, allow others to work in, return all equipment to the appropriate storage location after use and re-rack all weights. Weight plates/dumbbells must be controlled and are not to be dropped. The use of safety clips is recommended on treadmills. Collars must be utilized with all free weight bars and weights are to remain in the Wellness Center. When there are others waiting, there is a 30 minutes time limit on cardio equipment. Chalk is not permitted. Wipe your equipment after each use.

Can I bring food or drink into the Wellness Center?

Food is not allowed in the Wellness Center. Drinks in shatter-proof containers, with a lid to prevent spills, are permitted.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

The values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility will prevail. Inappropriate language and behavior does not reflect YMCA values and will not be tolerated. Formal instruction is to be conducted by YMCA staff only. Photography and video is not allowed in the Wellness Center and restrooms.

Can I use a stroller on the track?

Strollers are welcome on the track daily between 1-4 pm, 8-10 pm and other times at the discretion of YMCA staff members. 




What age children are welcome in Child Watch?

Child Watch welcomes children ages 3 months old to 3 years old. Diapers must be changed prior to checking your child in as our staff does not change diapers.

What age children are welcome in Kids' Adventure?

Kids' Adventure welcomes kiddos aged 4 to 9 years old. All children must wear socks in this space. If they do not have socks, we have clean socks that they can borrow for the day.

Can I take my kids on the playgrounds?

Yes! The playgrounds are open when programming is not in session. The best hours to play on the playgrounds are outside the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Playground availability is subject to change.




What is the dress code?

Our dress code for the Shirk Family Sports Center is the same as it is for the Dobski Family Wellness Center: Athletic shoes and clothing, without rivets or exposed zippers, may be worn on the Sports Center floor. A shirt covering the abdomen must be worn at all times. Tops with offensive messages are not allowed. 

Is dunking while playing basketball allowed?

Dunking is not permitted in the Sports Center.

At what ages can my child participate in the Sports Center without an adult?

Children ages 8-11 years old are allowed to be in the Sports Center as long as a parent is in the facility. Ages 12+ may participate without a parent in the building.




Am I required to get into the water if my child is swimming?

If your child(ren) ages 15 and under cannot pass the required swim test, you must be in the water with them at all times, unless they are wearing a life jacket.