WELCOME BACK

We missed you! It’s been hard to be away from the people we care about, but thank you for persevering and doing your part to stay safe and stop the spread of coronavirus. We’ve been carefully planning to reopen our facilities and reactivate key programs in the safest manner possible so you can access the services and support you miss and need the most.

On June 29, 2020, we will be opening our YMCA and operating under the Phase 4 guidelines of restore Illinois. In phase four, our cardio and weight centers can reopen. We will move fitness classes back indoors, and will still require you to sign up in advance for classes. We will also have our locker rooms and showers available to members. Wee Care, open gym, the hot tub, sauna and steam room will remain closed at this time. The Y is only open to active Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA members. No Nationwide Members or guests at this time.

Beginning Monday, August 24th our new hours will be:

Monday-Friday from 5:00AM-8:00PM

Saturday from 8:00AM-12:00PM

Sundays CLOSED

Below we outline our modified operations along with a link to some frequently asked questions. 

We ask for your continued patience and to be kind to one another. The YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith are shared values between members and staff. We’re all in this together!

KEEPING YOU SAFE

Please be assured that your safety is our number one priority. We’re following guidelines from the CDC, health experts and local officials to ensure our YMCA meets the highest standards of hygiene and safety.

What to Bring

You’ll need your membership card to check in, a mask and water bottle. Our water fountains will not be open. 

Wearing a Mask

Wearing a mask is a requirement to enter the Y, although you do not need to wear a mask while exercising. We ask that you sanitize your hands upon entry at check in.

Cardio Center

You’ll notice that some of the equipment is not in service. This allows us to provide a safe distance between members using the equipment. YMCA staff will thoroughly clean the equipment after each use and rotate the use of the equipment to allow for full sanitation. We encourage you to wipe down the equipment before and after use for extra precaution. 

PHASE 4 SERVICES

OPEN SWIM

Stop in for open swim! No reservation required. Open swim will be available Monday-Friday from 12-7:30pm and Saturdays 10:45-11:30am for active Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA members. Click to learn more!

WATER AEROBICS

Beginning August 3rd, we will be offering Joyful Joints class on Mon/Wed/ Fri at 8:30-9:15am and SilverSneakers Splash on Tues/Thurs at 8:30-9:15am. No reservations required for class. Click to lean more!

LAP SWIM/WALK

Lap swimming and water walking lanes are available by reservation. Check out our lap swim page for details!

One person per lane with 60-minute time slots. This is for active Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA members only. Advanced registration is required. Click to learn more!

FITNESS CLASSES

We are offering a variety of fitness classes for active members only at the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA. Advanced registration is only required for Gentle Yoga.

PERSONAL TRAINING

The Y is able to offer one-on-one personal training during phase three to active Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA members. You may use previously purchased sessions or purchase a package to begin training. Click here for rates and trainer information.

CARDIO/WEIGHT ROOM

Our wellness centers at the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA are OPEN! No reservations are required. Masks are not required while exercising – only when moving around the building.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHEN WILL THE Y REOPEN?

We are excited to announce that we will be reopening our facility on Monday, June 29th! Our cardio room and weight room will be open in addition to our lap lane swimming and group exercise. Locker rooms and showers will also be opening on June 29th.

WILL I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK WHILE EXERCISING?

No. We are requiring that all members and staff wear a mask while entering/exiting the building, and while in common spaces. However, you will NOT be required to wear a mask while participating in vigorous exercise. Some machines will be closed in order to ensure six feet of social distance.

WHEN WILL THE POOL REOPEN?

Lap lanes are now open and available for hour reservation blocks! Check out our Lap Lane page for more information.

WILL IT BE SAFE TO USE THE Y?

We will be implementing a variety of safety precautions as we open the Y, but every individual will have to make his or her own personal decision on what is safest and best for their family. We will do everything we can to keep our members and staff safe, and we ask that you commit to participate by cleaning equipment and always adhering to facility protocols.