Following guidelines outlined by the City of St. Louis and local health officials, the following Y locations within the city have reopened with limited facility areas and capacity:
 

  • Carondelet Park Rec Complex
  • Downtown St. Louis YMCA at the MX

  • O'Fallon Park Rec Complex

  • South City Family YMCA

  • Bayer YMCA is NOW OPEN ...
    ... Upon completion of a $2.5 million investment in north city that includes an expanded Early Childhood Education Center, expanded state-of-the-art health and wellness services, the addition of a new STEM & Teen Technology Center, and a new community kitchen. 
    Check out our newly renovated space!
     

<<Association Information<<

We're Stronger with You

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We're here to help you through this season of difficulty. If you are experiencing financial hardship, and are in need of membership assistance during this time, please submit our simplified online form. 

*Financial Assistance Form for Current Members
 

If you are interested in joining the Y, but need further assistance, please complete our Financial Assistance application below.

Financial Assistance Application for New/Interested Members

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Personal Training
  • Weight rooms/fitness centers 
  • Track will be available for walking
  • Limited group exercise classes*
  • Limited child watch/hub areas*
  • Limited lap swimming/water walking*
  • Showers
  • Hot Tub* (only available at Carondelet Park)
  • Sauna* (only available at Carondelet Park and South City)
  • Guest passes are available for those interested in a Y Membership
  • Nationwide Y Membership access

*Available times and spaces are limited. Members will be able to reserve their space up to 48 hours in advance through our Virtual Y via our mobile app or website!

 

  • Treadmills
  • Gymnasium
  • Steam Room
  • Rec swim
  • Outdoor pools (will not be open the rest of the season)
  • Lobby sitting areas
  • Coffee
  • Towel Service
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Pickleball
  • Playground

 

Based on the most recent guidelines put out by the health department in the City of St. Louis, starting July 3, all members ages 9 and up will be required to wear a face mask at all times when inside public facilities. Please make sure to bring your own mask with you. Below you will see examples of when you will and won't be required to wear a mask. 

Examples of when you MUST wear a face covering:

  • Entering and exiting the Y
  • While exercising on all pieces of equipment
  • While exercising in indoor group exercise classes
  • Entering and exiting the pool
  • While in the locker room
  • Checking your child in or out of child watch
  • While waiting for a group exercise class
  • Walking on the indoor track
  • While participating in the Teen Hub

Examples of when a face covering is NOT required:

  • When exercising outdoors if physically distanced
  • When swimming or water walking in the pool
  • When showering

The following are those who are exempt from wearing face masks:

Children

  • Children under 2 years old must not wear a face covering due to risk of suffocation
  • Children 3-8 years old may only wear a face covering while supervised by an adult. Face coverings for this age are recommended but not required and are at the discretion of the parent or guardian.

Health and Safety Reasons
If you have the following health conditions or safety concerns, you are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering:

  • People who have respiratory conditions or breathing trouble
  • People who have been instructed by a medical or behavioral health professional not to wear face coverings
  • People who have disabilities that:
    -Prevent them from wearing or taking off face coverings
    -Prevent them from communicating while wearing face coverings

You can read more of the St. Louis City Order here

  • Workout towel (Towel services will not be provided.)
  • Water bottle (Only bottle fillers will be available at this time. Drinking fountains will be closed.)
  • Face covering.

Important: If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you should not enter our facility:

  • Have you or anyone in your household traveled out of the country or to a high risk area in the last 14 days?
  • Have you or anyone in your household had a fever or taken fever-reducing medicine in the last 72 hours?
  • Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 72 hours (to include loss of taste/smell, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing)?
  • Have you or anyone in your household had close contact* with or cared for anyone being tested or confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you or anyone in your household had close contact* or live with anyone who has been told to self-quarantine in the last 14 days?
     

*Close contact includes:

  • You spent a PROLONGED period of time in the same room without medical grade PPE.
  • You had DIRECT PHYSICAL CONTACT with the person (e.g., kissing, hugging).
  • You SHARED eating or drinking utensils with them.
  • You came into contact with their RESPIRATORY SECRETIONS (e.g., they coughed on you).
  • Medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients should shower and change clothes prior to coming into our facilities.


Regions of ongoing community transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are regularly changing. The CDC is currently recommending only essential travel outside of your local area only to provide medical/home care or essential service. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

Anyone returning from any travel in the last 14 days to regions with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter, work, or participate in our facilities.

  • Traffic Flow - We will maintain a single entry/exit point and regulate traffic flow where possible.
  • Temperature Checks - Staff will receive temperature checks.
  • PPE for All Staff - All staff will be required to wear masks while serving members.
  • New Spacing - We have rearranged our equipment and environments to support social distancing.
  • Cleaning - We have deep cleaned the facility and updated our cleaning procedures.

Register your Virtual Y Account

Your Virtual Y account is available through a website and/or a mobile app, depending on your preference.

If you've requested a mobile app account and are having trouble accessing it, or have any questions regarding your account, please email our support team at mobileapp@gwrymca.org.​

Summer Day Camp

The safety of our campers and staff is our first priority. While we have implemented many modifications to help ensure the health and safety of everyone, families can still count on an exceptional experience for their children.

Before & After School Care

The Gateway Region YMCA's Y Club Before and After School Enrichment Program is held in partnership with local school districts. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!