Reopening - Make the Comeback

#MakeTheComeback We are Ready to Welcome You Back as Covid-Secure and Approved Centres. Make the Comeback & Be Part of the Recovery

Thank you so much for your continued support and good wishes over the last year– we look forward to seeing you back in the centres again very soon.

Our industry standard approved COVID-secure centres have the health, safety and well-being of our members, users and staff teams as our first priority and we are confident that our centres are safe places to visit. Our focus is on ensuring we have safe, hygienic facilities, whilst giving you plenty of space to use.

Find out how we operate safely here

Your health and wellness matters. There is no doubt that the recent pandemic has had a negative impact on our health, both physically and mentally. Our facilities are essential in the recovery and the continued fight against COVID-19. Getting active will help to boost your immunity levels as well as your physical and mental wellbeing. You are part of the recovery process! Invest in your health and the health of your local community and MAKE THE COMEBACK. We are after all, STRONGER TOGETHER!

As a charitable organisation (Charity No. 1074571), more detail of our impact can be found online at www.ymca-fyldecoast.org
Your Re-opening Dates
Re-opening Dates
To ensure we re-open safely under current restrictions, centres will be re-opened in a phased process and will initially be operating a partial re-opening of services for gym and pools in accordance with the government's roadmap. More activities will be introduced/re-introduced and restrictions eased when viable or when government allows us to do so.

Phase 1:
Subject to change under the government roadmap, the following centres will re-open on Monday 12th April 2021
  • YMCA St Annes
  • YMCA Lytham
  • YMCA Thornton
  • YMCA Garstang Leisure

  • Phase 2:
    Subject to change under the government roadmap, the following centres will re-open on 1st May 2021
  • YMCA Fleetwood (inc pool & swim lessons)
  • YMCA Garstang Swimming Pool (inc swim lessons)
  • YMCA Kirkham (inc pool and swim lessons)
  • YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym (inc pool and swim lessons)

  • Phase 3:
    Subject to change under the government roadmap, the following centres will re-open on 1st September 2021 (We anticipate it could be prior to this date & is dependent on other factors). The centre is currently being used as a lateral flow test centre to help keep local communities safe:
  • YMCA Poulton

  • Group Exercise Classes fall under the third phase of the roadmap and will not be allowed to resume until 17th May 2021 at the earliest.
    Your Membership Matters
    Your Membership Matters

    Community support is as important as ever right now and as a charity (Reg charity no. 1074571), we rely on the amazing support of members.

    We rely heavily on mixed funding models, from donations and legacies, to membership fees and room rentals to assist with our charitable work in local communities. The YMCA continues to work tirelessly across communities to encourage people at all levels, regardless of their age, background or level of ability to become physically active whether through individual health and fitness programmes or through increasing their uptake of organised sports.

    We value your loyalty and the YMCA only exists in the communities due to your continued support. Without our valued members we would not be able to operate, thank you!

    By just being with us, you are assisting our work, including the future sustainability of sporting facilities locally. thank you! We do need your support more than ever. Be part of the recovery!

    If you would like to help out more, you can also donate to us via our Just Giving Page

    Thank you to all who have already donated via the page or voluntarily requested to keep your monthly membership payments at the same price or indeed, kept your original renewal date if you are an annual member.
    Booking a Gym and Swim Slot
    Until current guidelines are lifted and in the interest of the safety of all users, you will still be required to book a Gym & Swim Slot

    When will the booking window open?
    The booking window for centres opening on 12th April will open at 10am on 7th April and at 10am on 27th April for those centres opening on 1st May

    Booking a Gym Slot
    The beauty about our centres is that we have the space to accommodate the gym whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. It will not all be in one room as before, so it may look and feel a little different initially. We will still NOT be removing any pieces of equipment, as we have the space in the centres to accommodate all pieces of kit. However, due to a number of restrictions in place when we re-open again, you will still have to book your gym slots in advance, up to 7 days. For full terms & conditions on bookings, please click here

    For any gym session that you book, you’ll be given a time slot to ensure that everyone has a chance to use our centres. This time slot includes entering the building, conducting your activity and leaving the building. Non-members will be permitted to turn up on spec and see if there is space at the time of walk-in but will not be permitted to book in advance.

    Booking a gym slot will work the same way as you usually book a class. The YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app is the easiest way to book a gym slot from your smart phone or tablet. You will also be able to see how many people have booked the gym in specific time slots. You can book online via the website and you can also contact the centres directly or during your visit. The centres are not manned yet and the teams will be back in soon. Resources at this time will be limited so please bear with us.

    You can download the app for free. To install the app onto your device, you just need to open your app store and search for ‘YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles.’ Alternatively, you can follow this link for instructions

    Booking a Swim Slot
    The beauty about our pools is that we have the space to you whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. Due to a number of restrictions in place when we re-open, you will still have to temporarily have to book your swim slots in advance, up to 7 days. For full terms & conditions on bookings, please click here

    For any swim session that you book, you’ll be given a time slot to ensure that everyone has a chance to use our pools. This time slot includes entering the building, conducting your activity and leaving the building. Please make sure you read our Swimming Code of Conduct

    Booking a swim slot will work the same way as you usually book a class. The YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app is the easiest way to book a swim slot from your smart phone or tablet. You will also be able to see how many people have booked a swim in specific time slots. You can book online via the website and you can also contact the centres directly or during your visit. The centres are not manned yet and the teams will be back in soon. Resources at this time will be limited so please bear with us.

    You can download the app for free. To install the app onto your device, you just need to open your app store and search for ‘YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles.’ Alternatively, you can follow this link for instructions

    Booking a Class Slot

    Unfortunately in accordance with the government roadmap, we cannot operate group exercise until 17th May 2021 at the earliest. We hope we can introduce classes back soon but it is subject to government data and successful completion of step 2 of the roadmap

    Our centres have the space to accommodate classes safely whilst ensuring social distancing. Your usual class may be in a different room and there may be less of them initially but we hope this will only be temporary. So, it may look and feel a little different initially. To avoid any disappointment please pre-book your class in line with the current booking procedures via the YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app, this website or via contacting your local YMCA Health and Fitness Centre. Normal full terms & conditions on bookings apply, please click here

    The YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app is the easiest way to book your class slot from your smart phone or tablet. You can book online via the website and you can also contact the centres directly or during your visit.

    You can download the app for free. To install the app onto your device, you just need to open your app store and search for ‘YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles.’ Alternatively, you can follow this link for instructions
    Stay Updated
    Stay Updated
    We will be sending out emails, letters and updates through the YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app and will be keeping this website up to date with everything members will need to know.

    Follow us on Facebook at Fylde Coast YMCA and Instagram at fyldecoastymca.

    If by any chance you have not provided us with an email address on joining, the best way to keep informed through this method is to contact us and ask the team to update your settings and add your email on to your membership account via enquiries@fyldecoastymca.org. Please be patient with us as we are currently operating on limited resources

    You can download the app for free. To install the app onto your device, you just need to open your app store and search for ‘YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles.’ Alternatively, you can follow this link for instructions. Don't forget to turn on your push notifications for the app so you can stay up to date with all the latest news.
    FAQs
    When will the booking window open?
    The booking window for centres opening on 12th April will open at 10am on 7th April and at 10am on 27th April for those centres opening on 1st May

    When do swimming lessons recommence?
    Swimming lessons at YMCA Fleetwood, YMCA Garstang Pool, YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym and YMCA Kirkham will recommence from May 3rd. We will be in contact with you regarding this

    What will happen to my annual membership?
    Your annual membership was automatically frozen during any lockdown and the days you have missed added on to the course of your membership free of charge. So, you will not miss out on any time. We also added a free month for you in July 2020 as a good will gesture.

    When will YMCA Poulton reopen?
    YMCA Poulton will re-open on 1st September 2021 at the latest and could be earlier than this. This is due to the centre currently being used as a lateral flow test centre to provide a vital community service.

    What will you do with my rolling monthly DD membership?
    Your rolling monthly DD membership was automatically frozen during any lockdown with no payments taken until reopening

    How are you going to keep in touch with me?
    We will be sending out emails, and updates through the YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app (don't forget to turn on push notifications on your phone) and will be keeping this website up to date with everything members will need to know. Follow us on Facebook at Fylde Coast YMCA and Instagram at fyldecoastymca.

    Will there be changing facilities?
    Yes there will be changing facilities but these will be limited with limited shower use for the time being. However, if you can, please be prepared to come changed and shower at home where possible. We are sure this temporary limitation will be lifted once restrictions are eased. A selection of lockers will be available to use at sites.

    Why are there no classes until 17th May 2021?
    The government have a roadmap out of lockdown that is dependant on a number of factors and data. Group Exercise is due to commence from 17th May 2021 at the earliest, but is dependant on data.

    I do not have an email address associated with my membership account how are you going to keep me up to date?
    If by any chance you have not provided us with an email address on joining, the best way to keep informed is to provide your email address by contacting us

    I don’t have the YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles app how do I go about getting it?
    Downloading the app is easy, just go to your devices App Store or Play Store, search for YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles and click download. Don't forget to turn on your push notifications for the app so you can stay up to date with all the latest news. In order to register, you will need your email address that you provided on joining and your PIN that was given to you on joining. If you have forgotten your PIN, you can reset it here

    Why are other services still closed e.g. creche, Harry's, Gymnastics, Air Skate & Spa on the Breck?
    Financial constraints mean it is simply not possible to operate all services at this present time. Adapting venues to meet social distancing requirements also comes with significant costs which could impact sustainability. We take the safety of our members and users as paramount, therefore the practicalities on managing numbers in the centre, government guidelines surrounding childcare and other services means some of these services will take a little longer to resume than first thought. Our goal is to ensure they resume when it is safe and viable to do so. Spa on the Breck will remain temporarily closed for the foreseeable future. We aim to introduce/re-introduce certain activities cost allowing and when restrictions are lifted

    What do I need to swim?
    Please refer to our codes of conduct in the next section and in our centres. The pools will be slightly different in the way that it operates for now, but if you can, please turn up with your costume on under your clothes and limit any bags to one, as any locker usage will be limited. You may find one-way systems, or zones for changing and cubicle use etc. These will be explained at reception when you visit. There will be some limited changing and shower access during public sessions, but we do advise you to not shower in the centre but to wait until you get home for the time being.

    Can I bring my children with me when I swim?
    Yes, if they are members, please book them into the sessions. If children are not members, you must contact the centre on the day to check if there is space to book your children in (if you are member you can check to see if there is space in a particular session via the app)

    How are you going to ensure cleaning of equipment?
    Every staff team member has completed a Covid-19 workshop and training course, including a new site induction. This will provide them with the information and training necessary to ensure they are fulfilling their obligations to keep themselves, our members and our teams as safe as possible. We will be supplying the teams with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as viricidal solutions and sanitisers. The timetable has been designed to leave enough time between classes for us to clean any kit, ready for the next class. Please be aware that you need to help us by also cleaning your equipment before and after use and abiding by our code of conduct in the section below. Please note that some centres may require you to bring your own mats.

    What will I need when I come for my class?
    Please arrive at the centre in the clothes you will be working out in. Changing rooms will be open on a controlled basis. We anticipate the changing rooms that are temporarily controlled will be available more readily once restrictions are eased through the roadmap.

    How are you going to ensure social distancing in the gym?
    The beauty about our centres is that we have the space to accommodate the gym whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. It will not all be in one room as before, so it may look and feel a little different initially. We will therefore not be removing any pieces of equipment, as we have the space in the centres to accommodate all of our pieces of kit. When you arrive at the centre, follow the guides directing you through reception, where you will be asked to swipe your membership card and use the hand sanitiser provided, you will then be directed to where the gym studios. Once in the gym, please abide by our member/user code of conduct to keep everyone safe.

    Why are the booking slots 90 mins?
    In order to give you plenty of time to workout but to also allow us to clean the centres after every 90 min slot. This will be changed as restrictions ease

    Will the opening times change at the centres?
    Yes, some centres' opening times will change and some will remain the same. Updated opening times will be advertised here. We expect these will change once restrictions are eased

    Will the water fountains be used?
    Unfortunately not for the time being, so please come prepared your own full water bottles. Once restrictions are eased they will become available

    What are the bather capacities at St Annes Pool and Kirkham?
    The maximum bather capacity at St Annes Pool is currently 24 and at YMCA Kirkham the maximum bather capacity is currently 26. You can view how many people have booked at each centre's pool time slot via the app and/or online when you make your booking
    Member/User Code of Conduct
    How to Recover or Renew my PIN?
    For the time being, until our staff return to work, you can manage your membership including obtaining and resetting your PIN online if your email matches the email we have on your account. Just click on ‘Change My Details’ and then 'Forgotten PIN' when you load up the link
    Our COVID-19 Risk Assessment
    All of our services have completed Risk Assessments for each area of service. Click here to download and view our master COVID-19 risk assessment
    Face Masks
    Face masks are encouraged in our receptions, foyers, cafes and corridors but discouraged whilst exercising in our gyms, studios, halls and pools