Welcome back to The Y Leisure City!
In light of recent government announcements regarding COVID-19 restrictions our centre is now back open.
We have loved seeing familiar and new faces come through our doors in recent weeks!
Please remember to follow the following health & safety guidelines when returning;
- Masks/Face coverings are required to be worn upon entering and exiting the Centre, you may remove your mask/face covering when in a health & wellness area and performing strenuous exercise.
- We ask that you bring your own stretch/yoga mat and avoid sharing of equipment.
- Please practice physical distancing at all times and avoid congregating in groups where possible.
- Please ensure you clean your hands before entering the Health & Wellness area by using one of our hand sanitiser stations or washing your hands in the change rooms.
- If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the Centre.
- We do advise you to book in with one of our friendly fitness professionals for a re-introduction to the Gym and possibly a refresher to your fitness program. You can do that by speaking to the Health Club staff directly or booking an appointment at reception.
To enable us to keep the spaces as clean and safe as possible we will not be operating outside normal staffed hours until further restrictions are eased.
Our operating hours will be as follows:
- Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 10.00pm
- Friday 8.30am to 9.00pm
- Saturday & Sunday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Don’t forget we are taking bookings for health club and group fitness classes, so to avoid disappointment please follow the booking details below.
Due to the current restrictions and contact tracing requirements, we do require an online booking to secure your place for a group fitness class. To book your place, go to https://book.nabooki.com/YMCALeisureCity or via the “Book Now” button on our Facebook page.
Please be aware, bookings can only be made by members only and can be made up to 2 days in advance.
No bookings are currently required for the gym floor.
Session times are 60 mins and can be booked on the half hour i.e. 9.30am to 10.30am
You may arrive for a gym workout without a booking however members who have made a booking will take priority if the maximum number of 10 is reached in a space. (The maximum number of members allowed in the Ladies Gym is 6).
Due to COVID-19 we understand some members may be uneasy about visiting our centre to fill out a suspension or cancellation form.
Please remember the forms below are only an application to suspend or cancel your membership and once you have filled them out a staff member will be in contact with you.
“We’re facing an exceptional challenge.
We’ve all felt it. And it’s left many young people unemployed and disconnected.
But great challenges bring great inspiration.
We’ve seen young people responding with compassion and creativity.
Stepping up. Taking control and showing true leadership.
We’d like to let you know that we’re here. And we’re not going anywhere.
Because we believe in the power of inspired young people.”
The Young People of the Y
We want to thank all the young people who shared their insights with us. Stay tuned to #YWeAreHere online and across our social channels for the content you asked for and remember, your local Y is still here for young people.
YMCA (the Y) warns that the impacts of Coronavirus COVID-19 on young people will be long-lasting without interventions and support for young people, with its campaign “Still here for young people.”
Delivering frontline services and programs in 640 communities across Australia, the Y is seeing and hearing the impacts of COVID-19 on young people first-hand including from its own 12,000 employees, of which 60% are under 30.
With a 175-year legacy of supporting young people through events such as the Spanish Flu, World War I, World War II, the great Depression, and more recently the Global Financial Crisis, the Y is well-placed to understand the impacts of global crises on young people.
“We are still here for young people and the communities that support them, including our own – we’re just doing it in different ways,” said the Y’s National CEO Melinda Crole.
“For example, we are now delivering many youth services online including case work for at-risk youth, free online workouts for our members and staff and gymnastics coaching online. Our accommodation in Brisbane had been opened up to the homeless, and we have young people delivering food parcels in Darwin, Bundaberg and Brisbane.
“Physically, we’re still providing child care, outside school hours care and vacation care, mainly for emergency workers, and school holiday programs for at-risk youth, and we’re still running disability services, including some online, and our 5 pools we managed in the Top End opened again over the weekend.”
“There is no doubt in my mind that the full range of community services we provide Australia are needed now and they are going to be needed more than ever once we get through this pandemic, however more support from Governments and aligned partners for the community sector as a whole would help us expand on this vital work,” Ms Crole said.