Group Exercise Class Guidelines & Policies

OUTDOOR GROUP EXERCISE CLASS GUIDELINES

Updated October 2020

Class Policies & Reservations:

• If you elect to participate in any outdoor group exercise classes, you are granting the Summit Area YMCA permission to reactivate your membership dues if they have currently been on hold.
• Your membership will be prorated for the month from the first day you plan to attend a class.
• You must complete our updated membership waiver online before attending any class. Click here to access the new membership waiver.
• Class schedules and access to reservations can be found on the SAY Mobile App and online schedules.
• All class reservations open 2 days prior to class/session start time.
• Class reservations close 4 hours prior to class/session start time.
• Class sizes are limited and walk-ins are not allowed.
• Only guests with purchased day passes are allowed at this time.
• Late comers will not be allowed to enter the class after check-in.
• Members and staff will be required to wear masks during check-in and the health screening. Masks during workouts for outdoor fitness classes are optional.
• You must bring your own mats for all classes if desired, as none will be provided.
• If you book a spot in a class and do not cancel your reservation before the 4 hour close window, you will be charged a late cancellation/no show fee of $10*. We are not accepting phone calls or emails to cancel class reservations at this time.
• All outdoor classes are weather dependent. *If we have to cancel or move the class indoors due to weather, you will be notified by email as soon as decision is made. Please check your email prior to class.
• Upon check in, you will be required to participate in a temperature check using a touchless thermometer and a health screening where you will be asked several Covid-19 related questions (see below).
• If you have a fever of 100.4 or greater or answer positively to any of the health screening questions you will not be allowed to attend the class. You will not be charged any late cancellation/no show fee if this occurs.
• You must wear a mask as you exit your car, keep it on through the health screening and until you are in your assigned workout spot.
• You will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon check-in.
• You must maintain 6 feet of social distancing from other members and Y staff except when getting your temperature taken.
• At check in, you will be assigned a numbered workout spot and be asked to proceed to your spot as soon as check in is complete.
• You will remain in your assigned workout spot for the duration of class.
• At the end of class, you will leave any equipment that belongs to the Y in your workout spot.
• You will need to put your mask back on to leave class and return to your car.
• You may bring your own weights but we will have weights available for use.
• All YMCA weights and bikes will be disinfected and sanitized before and after each use.
• Members must bring their own water as there will be no access to water fountains.
• Members will only be allowed inside the YMCA building for emergency access to restrooms.

 

Health Screening Questionnaire for Members & Staff:

Are you currently experiencing the following symptoms that are related to COVID-19?

• Fever of 100.4 or greater
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
• Chills
• Head or muscle aches
• Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting

 



INDOOR GROUP EXERCISE CLASS GUIDELINES

Updated October 2020

• Group exercise classes at the Berkeley Heights YMCA or Summit YMCA are included as a benefit to Summit Area YMCA members.
• If you elect to participate in any indoor or outdoor Y exercise activities you are granting the Summit Area YMCA permission to reactivate your membership dues if they are currently on hold and your membership will be prorated for the month from the first day you plan to attend a class.
• We request participants to arrive 5 minutes before the start of class for ample time to check in, set up your equipment and be prepared when class begins.
• For safety reasons, classes will be limited based on space, social distancing capacity and the availability of equipment.
• Since group size is limited, pre-reservations are required via the SAY Mobile App or our online schedules
• Class sizes are limited and walk-ins are not allowed.
• Only guests with purchased day passes are allowed to participate in group exercise at this time.
• Summit Area YMCA staff cannot make group exercise class reservations on your behalf.
Class reservations will open two [2] days in advance at class start time via the SAY Mobile App or our online schedules.
Class reservations will close four [4] hours prior to class start time via the SAY Mobile App or our online schedules. The 4-hour close window includes the ability to make or cancel reservations.
Class reservations can be cancelled up to four [4] hours prior to class start time via the SAY Mobile App or our online schedules.
• The cancellation feature is available the same way reservations are made, via the SAY Mobile App or our online schedules. However, we will record the number of times you call to cancel last minute or are a no show, as it may impact another member’s ability to reserve and use the spot.
• Participants who have more than 2 late cancellations and/or no shows a quarter*, or show up late and therefore are not allowed in class) will incur a $10 late cancellation/no show fee after you reach 2 late cancellations and/or no shows in a 3 month time period (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec).
• Members will be notified when a no show fee is scheduled to be charged.
• Walk-in spots are not available at this time.
• Only guests with purchased day passes are allowed at this time. 
• Late arrivals will have forfeited their spot even if they have a reservation.
• No one is permitted into a class after the warm up is complete (3-5 minutes after the start) or if the class has reached maximum capacity -- including those with reservations.
• While members and staff are required to wear masks at all times on YMCA property, per Executive Order 157 participants of indoor cycling classes are not required to wear a mask.
• Members are encouraged to bring their own water, personal towels, yoga mats and props if needed as none will be provided.
• No hands on correction, adjustments or stretching assistance from staff will be allowed.
• Facilities and any equipment (if applicable) will be cleaned, disinfected and sanitized by staff before and after each class.
• Group exercise class participants must be a minimum of 13 years old and a minimum of 16 years old for Hot Yoga, Primal Fitness, TRX & MX4. 
• For the safety of all participants, cell phone use is prohibited once class begins.
• For hygienic reasons, yoga mats are not provided for any yoga classes, please bring your own.
• Appropriate exercise attire and footwear is required.
• All group fitness rooms that have locks will remain locked when classes are not in session.
• If you decide to leave the class early (whether you know in advance or if it's last-minute), please notify the instructor that you will be leaving.
• In the event that there are no participants by the time class begins, the instructor will wait 10-minutes before cancelling the class.
• The Y reserves the right to cancel classes with low enrollment.
• Our instructors have the right to ask a participant to leave if any of these guidelines are not followed.
• These Group Exercise Guidelines & Policies are included as part of the Summit Area YMCA’s Member Code of Conduct Policy and participants who continually abuse the policies may have their group exercise privileges removed indefinitely.

Please use the SAY Mobile App or visit our online schedules to find group exercise class descriptions, schedules, or to make class reservations.

For instructions on how to make or cancel group exercise reservations on the SAY Mobile App or our online schedules, please refer to our FAQ or ask a staff member for assistance upon your next visit.