FACILITY USE GUIDELINES

A Safer Space at the Y

YMCA of Northern Colorado members have the opportunity to explore, experience and enjoy everything our YMCAs have to offer. To maintain a secure and comfortable environment for all, we ask you to follow these supervision and use guidelines for our equipment, spaces and facilities. Please remember that the YMCA is not a drop-off facility.

Below are the YMCA’s age restrictions by area. These age guidelines do not pertain to those taking part in our YMCA programs, including sports, swim team and hockey programs.

Definitions

Access with Supervision: A responsible person 18 years or older is required to have the child in their sight at all times. 

Access with Supervision in the Building: A responsible person 16 years or older is required to be in the building and accessible to the child at all times. Child is only allowed in areas that don't require supervision.

Access: Child is allowed to access area without supervision.

Building 

  • 11 years and younger: Access with supervision.
  • 12 years and older: Access. 

Child Watch

  • 6 weeks-8 years: Access.

Wellness Center: Cardio and Weight Rooms

  • 7 years and under: No access.
  • 8-10 years: Access to cardio equipment within arm’s length of adult supervision. 
  • 11-12 years: Access to cardio equipment and machines with adult supervision after completion of youth Smart Start. Schedule appointment with a staff member.
  • 13-14 years: Full access after completion of youth Smart Start. Schedule appointment with a staff member.
  • 15 years and older: Full access, no Smart Start required but recommended.
  • Shoes, shirts and bottoms must be worn at all times within the facility.
  • Wipe down equipment after each use with the cleaning solution and towels provided.
  • When you are done with your weights and plates, re-rack and put in their proper place.
  • Please do not drop your weights.
  • Remember to share. Allow others to rotate in between sets.
  • Be courteous and respectful, and refrain from talking on your cell phone.
  • Personal training sessions are allowed with certified YMCA staff only.
  • Provide assistance to others, such as spotting, when appropriate.
  • Feel free to ask our fitness staff about safety, etiquette, equipment and form. Better yet, sign up for a Smart Start.
  • Inform staff of safety concerns or guideline violations. 

Gym

  • 7 years and younger: Access with supervision.
  • 8-11 years: Access with supervision in building.
  • 12 years and older: Access.

Rec Skate 

  • 7 years and younger: Access with supervision.
  • 8-11 years: Access with supervision in building.
  • 12 years and older: Access.

Racquetball Court (Longmont)

  • All racquetball court requires non-marking soled shoes. Protective eye wear is strongly recommended.
  • 7 years and under: Access with supervision.
  • 8-11 years: Access with supervision in building.
  • 12 years and older: Access.

Racquetball Court (Mapleton)

  • All racquetball court requires non-marking soled shoes. Protective eye wear is strongly recommended.
  • 13 years and younger: Access with supervision.
  • 14 years and older: Full access.

Group Exercise Studio

  • No cell phone use while in the group exercise studio.
  • 8-10 years: Access to participate in classes that do not require weights or equipment with adult supervision.
  • 11-12 years: Access to participate in classes with supervision.
  • 13 years and older: Access.

Cycling Studio 

  • No age requirement to participate in cycling classes; however, participants must be of appropriate height to use the bike safely.
  • Spirit, Mind, Body Studio

  • 8-12 years: Access to participate in classes with supervision.
  • 13 years and older: Access to participate in classes.

Pilates Studio

  • 17 years and younger: No access unless approved by Fitness Director.
  • 18 years and older: Access with instructor supervision.

Swimming Pool and Spray Park 


  • 11 years and under: Access with supervision.
  • 12 years and up: Access.

Sauna & Hot Tub 

  • 15 years and younger: No Access. 
  • 16 years and older: Access.

Track

  • Due to the safety of those using the track, spectators on the track are not allowed.
  • 7 years and under: No Access.
  • 8-10 years: Access with supervision.
  • 11 years and up: Access.

Program Participants and Spectators

  • No access to facility outside of space used for specific program.

Locker Rooms

  • Members and guests must follow the Y’s four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Secure personal items in a locker with a lock. The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Lockers are for day use. Items left in lockers overnight may be removed and donated to charity.
  • The use of recording devices, including cell phone and tablet cameras, is prohibited in the locker rooms.
  • Bullying, unsafe or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Report conduct that is offensive, intolerant, disruptive or inappropriate.
  • Children older than 5 are encouraged to use locker rooms and bathrooms that are consistent with their gender identities. Families are also welcome to use our family changing rooms. 

The YMCA of Boulder Valley reserves the right to suspend, terminate or deny membership to any individual. Failure to abide by set guidelines, inappropriate behavior towards staff or other members, acts of violence and anything else deemed hazardous to the safety of members, staff and guests will constitute a possible termination.