WAUKESHA, COUNTY, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS)— YMCA locations throughout greater Waukesha county open back up on Wednesday.

The gyms at four out of six YMCA branches across Waukesha County will soon be filled with members who are looking to get back to the gym. But that doesn’t mean things will completely go back to normal just yet.

“We will be liming some access to our facilities based on square footage for out buildings, just make sure sure of safe social distancing not only for our staff but also for our members,” YMCA of Greater Waukesha County Marketing Director, Emily Salas said.



To start, child care for those working out will be closed, along with the basketball courts and locker rooms throughout the facilities. Workout spaces like cardio machines, weight lifting, and workout class areas will be open.

“Some of our changes are going to be obviously in our fitness center, we are going to be spacing out cardio equipment and rotating that on a weekly basis and everyone is maintaining a safe distance. We will be opening our pools on June first. We will be limiting that a little bit until we know how we are going to be operating in the next month,” Salas said.



There will be touch-less check in when guests enter. The YMCA recommends face masks but doesn’t require them while in the facility. However, while working out, they advise members to NOT wear any sort of face covering.

Salas says on top of their normal cleaning, there will be additional cleaning of machines both before and after each use.

Now for those parents who will be going back to work and need camp for kids, summer day camp will open two weeks early this year at six branches on June 1st. The two Milwaukee branch locations will open on Friday the 22nd.

For a full list of procedures and ways of operation during this time, click HERE.