Updated September 10, 2021

FACILITY UPDATE: We’ve increased our hours. They are: Monday through Friday from 6:00am-10:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am-3:00pm.

PROGRAM UPDATE: Starting September 20, we’re reopening our Child Watch program. While parents work out, swim or take a fitness class, children are having fun in our Child Watch Room under the supervision of our dedicated team members. The room will be open for kids ages 2 and over, with morning hours Monday-Friday and evening hours Monday-Thursday. This program is free with Family Membership. Look out for more details, coming soon.


This page contains the latest updates to our reopening plans following our closure due to COVID-19 and what we are currently offering to our active members.

If you have cancelled your membership and would like to rejoin the Y, please complete click here. Our Welcome Center staff also are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 6:00am-9:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am-2:00pm via phone at 908-889-8880. 

We know our members miss the all the programs they participated in prior to our closing. Decisions to open programs are based on the state’s reopening plans and when we are ready to safely reopen each program. We will be reopening in phases with the health and safety of our members and staff as the top priority when making our decisions.

Thank you for staying with us during this time. Your support means the world to us.

Please see below (or click each topic) for the latest information regarding:
Wellness Center
Outdoor & Virtual Group Exercise
1:1 Personal Training & Nutrition Consultations
Pool Usage
Swim Lessons
School Age Child Care
Educational Child Care
Summer Camp

WELLNESS CENTER

Our Wellness Center is open to active FSPY members ages 14 and over. Even though reservations are no longer need to access our Wellness Center, we continue to remain vigilant with the health and safety of our staff and members as our top priority. We ask all members to continue to follow social distancing guidelines by staying 6 feet apart from others and to wear their masks at all times when in the YMCA building if they are not vaccinated.

We also have made many changes to the Wellness Center’s physical space and cleaning procedures with the health, safety and comfort of our members and staff in mind. Strength machines, free weights and cardio machines have all been re-positioned to allow safe social distancing and all members will be required to wipe down equipment before and after use. Please review our updated guidelines so you know what to expect prior to your next visit to the Wellness Center.

If you would like to schedule a visit prior to using the Wellness Center to see how we have modified the space, please contact Jen Donahue at jdonahue@fspymca.org.

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

We are now offering outdoor, indoor and virtual group exercise classes to all of our active, full-facility members. We’re offering HIIT, Zumba, LaBlast, Defend Together, Pilates and more. You can read our guidelines for Group Exercise classes here.

In addition, all virtual group exercise classes are now open to our active, full-facility members only. Before each virtual class, registrants will be emailed the link to join.

Indoor, outdoor and virtual group exercise classes are available by registration only. Members must register for each individual class they would like to take. Classes will be added to our registration page here under Acuity Scheduling. You are now able to register for classes up to thirteen (13) days out with our new online reservation system and cancel up to two (2) hours beforehand through the system.

Outdoor classes will be held in the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Parking Lot. Please only sign up for classes if you plan on attending to be respectful of others wishing to participate.

For more information on our group exercise classes and to register, click here.

1:1 PERSONAL TRAINING & NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS

Personal Training and Fitness Consultations at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA are back! 1:1 Sessions are now available for our active, full-facility members. You can view our Personal Training guidelines here.

We will be offering a variety of training to meet your needs and level. The sessions will be administered by our certified personal trainers. During the sessions, we will be following state guidelines for health and safety protocols.

As a Welcome Back Special, we are offering three 30-minute sessions for $99. The special is one-time use only and can be used by new personal training participants.

All 1:1 personal training and nutrition consultations are by appointment only. To learn more or schedule your session, please contact Jennifer Donahue at jdonahue@fspymca.org.

POOL USAGE

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is thrilled to reopen our indoor pool facilities to current, active adult members ages 14 and over for lap swimming!

Reservations are no longer needed for lap swim and water walking time slots and drop-ins will be welcome. Read more about these changes here

We continue to expand our pool hours, including additional times for lap swim, water walking and individual water fitness lanes. Plus, we are now offering select water exercise classes and Family Swim. View our Pool Schedules here.

Active FSPY members can register for water exercise classes here under Acuity Scheduling.

We all have an important role to play in keeping our Y community safe. We have implemented some new policies and procedures in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. By knowing what to expect and being ready to go, you will make the most of your lap swimming appointment at the Y. You can view the full guidelines here.

SWIM LESSONS

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is excited to bring back group swim lessons!

We are offering classes for children ages 6 months to 13 years of age. You must have an active youth or family membership to participate in group swim lessons.

Registration for our swim lessons can be made at fspymca.org/register under Daxko Program Registration. You can currently view the classes here; click “Registration” followed by “Swim Lessons.” If you need assistance with registering, please call our Welcome Center at 908-889-8880.

Please note: space is very limited as we continue to evaluate community needs and interest. A wait list will be available and we encourage those unable to enroll due to space to go on the wait list as we may open more classes.

Updated health and safety protocols are being followed to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Swim Lessons Guidelines can be found here.

SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

We are excited to continue to offer our School Age Child Care (SACC) program for the 2021-2022 school year for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood public schools.

We are planning for school to be 5 full days and that our School Age Child Care program. Our goal is to create a fun, engaging and safe environment for all our participants, families and staff.

For more information on this program, please contact Katie Lizer at klizer@fspymca.org.

EDUCATIONAL CHILD CARE

At the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, we provide a nurturing, engaging environment for children ages 3 months to 5 years to learn, grow and thrive. Our dedicated Educational Child Care staff keep our students’ health and safety at the forefront of everything they do, while ensuring they build the social and academic skills needed to succeed in Child Care and beyond.

We currently have select spots available for Fall of 2021. Learn more here.

If you are interested in learning more about our program and our updated health and safety

protocols, please contact Kathy Barros at kbarros@fspymca.org.

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