Ready to visit the YMCA? Here are a few things you need to know.
Your Membership Card
Your membership card is your key to the facility. Present your membership card every time you visit us. Full and Metro members age 13 and up will be issued permanent membership cards with photos. Memberships and cards are non-transferable.
The YMCA is an inclusive, family-friendly organization. We expect all our members and guests to model our four values—caring, honesty, respect, responsibility—in their conduct and language. The YMCA has the right to terminate a membership at our discretion if actions or behaviors are not deemed in the best interests of the organization.
As a Full member of the YMCA, you may bring in unlimited guests with you to try our facility. Guests may visit twice before joining. Photo ID required for guests over age 16.
Before starting any exercise program, please check with your doctor. The Fitness Center is for members 13 years of age and older. Any member between the ages of 13-16 is required to attend a fitness center orientation prior to working out. After attending this orientation, the member 13-16 will receive a card stating that they have gone through the fitness center orientation. This card must be in possession at all times while using the fitness center. Any member between the ages of 13-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while working out in the fitness center.
Using the Equipment
Please schedule your complimentary fitness orientation as soon as possible by contacting the service center. This orientation, which is specific to the equipment in our facility, will help you get the most out of your time at the YMCA.
Health & Wellness Consultation
Please schedule your complimentary wellness consultation as soon as possible by contacting the service center. One of our Wellness staff members will meet with you to discuss your goals and help you get started on the path to achieve them.
The YMCA is closed on Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Christmas Day, with limited hours on other major holidays. Holidays change by branch so check with your Service Center for holiday hours.
Facility Maintenance Closings
Major maintenance in our facilities requires that we close certain areas for up to two weeks each year, during which time members may continue to use other areas of the facility or another branch of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. Signs will be posted in advance.
Shorts and a shirt are appropriate in most areas of our facility. Tennis shoes are required to exercise in the fitness center (open-toe or open-heel shoes prohibited for safety). Street shoes are not allowed on wood floors. Proper swim suits are required.
We value your suggestions for improving our facility. If you have a comment or suggestion, please pass it along to any member of our staff, or fill out a member comment card and drop it in the suggestion box or the Contact Us page. We will respond to comments/ suggestions that have name, address, phone number and/or email address.
Your safety and good health are our foremost concerns. Should an accident, injury or unusual incident occur while you are at the YMCA, contact a staff member immediately.
Supervision of Children
To ensure safety, children under the age of 13 should be directly supervised by a parent or guardian in all areas of the YMCA. Parents/Guardians may bring their child to Child Watch while they exercise within the YMCA facility. Children 5 and under must have an adult in the pool with them. Children age 6-7 must have an adult in the pool area. Children age 8-13 must have an adult in the building, even if the child is enrolled in a class.
Use the appropriate locker room for age and gender. Each member or guest should provide his or her own padlock for daily use lockers. Please remove locks when you leave the facility. Locks left on overnight will be removed and contents taken to the service center unless you rent your locker.