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.

Reopening Requirements:

  • 6 feet or more of social distancing.
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well for any reason.
  • Upon arrival, please wash hands or use hand sanitizer and we have a self assessment for you.
  • For the safety of others, please consider wearing a mask in the facility, even if it's just to get to a group exercise class or workout area.
  • Capacity in our facilities will be limited; you may need to wait until someone leaves before you are able to enter.
  • Instructor-led classes have limited space and will be first come, first served. We will try to accommodate class sizes by moving outdoors, weather permitting, or to another room, space permitting.
  • When participating in a class, do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to class.
  • Sanitizer will be provided so machines and equipment may be cleaned before and after use.

Keep scrolling for a list of FAQs (frequently asked questions).



 Cardio Yes Yes
 Free Weights Yes Yes
 Weight Machines Yes Yes
 Locker Rooms Changing & restroom only Changing & restroom only,
no showers
 Saunas Closed X
 Pool - Lap Swim See schedule See schedule
 Pool - Open Swim TBD TBD
 Basketball Court See schedule, no games, bring personal B-ball See schedule, no games, bring personal B-ball
 Racquetball Yes, bring personal racquet and ball  X
 Child Watch Not at this time Not at this time
 Game Room Not at this time X
 Group Exercise Starts back 6/1
See schedule
Starts back 6/1
See schedule
 Healthy Aging TBD TBD
 Swim Lessons TBD TBD
 Gymnastics TBD X
 Dance Restart in the Fall X
 Martial Arts Restart in the Fall X
 Archery X Starts back 6/18
 Summer Day Care
(Preschool & School Age)
begins June 1 begins June 1
 Vending Yes Not at this time
 Water Fountains Not available Not available
 Workout towels Not available Not available
 Bath Towel Rental Yes Not available
 Coffee X Not available
 Day Pass / Guests Yes Not available
 Membership Sales  Yes Yes

TBD = To Be Determined



QUESTION: Do members have to wear masks to enter the building?
ANSWER: No. Members are not required to wear a face-covering. They may choose to if desired. Same for gloves.


Q: Can I bring in a towel?
A: Yes. Members can bring in a towel for their personal use (face, hands, neck, etc.). Cleaning of any YMCA machines or equipment will be done with supplies that are provided.


Q: Do members have to make appointments to come in?
A: No, walk in any time we're open -- just like you did before!


Q: Do I have to make a reservation to attend a class?
A: No. Classes will be held in a space appropriate for participants to maintain the recommended 6-foot distance. For example, we may start in what's been called the "group exercise room," but move to one side of the gym or outdoors if we have a number of participants that would crowd the space.


Q: Do I have to reserve pool space?
A: No. When the pool is open, swimmers can select a lap in which to swim, jog or do whatever aquatic exercises fit in their lane. When we reopen, we're starting with "lap swim" only. We'll be evaluating interest and activity weekly.


Q: Can I bring in my own water bottle?
A: Yes, please stay hydrated! You will be able to refill it at one of the hands-free stations in the Fitness Center in both Massillon and Navarre. (Traditional water fountains will not be available.)


Q: Will you have cleaning supplies available?
A: Yes. We're stocked up on spray bottles with the appropriate virucide. In the building, members are encouraged to carry one that we will provide and to use our disposable products to wipe down any equipment or machines after use. YMCA staff will also be cleaning.


Q: Are locker rooms open?
A: Yes. As is the recommendation throughout the building, please maintain distance between yourself and other members.


Q: What classes are being offered?
A: Please check the schedule for classes that begin June 1.


Q: Can I keep my membership on hold?
A: Absolutely. If you don't fee like the time is right for you to visit us in-person, please give us a call. We are reactivating memberships June 1. If you're not comfortable coming in, we can keep your account on hold. Our free Virtual Y resources remain available at this time.