ave questions about the NEW Tuscaloosa YMCA Family Center? See if any of the answers are below, or call our Member Services desk at (205) 345-9622.
Our Most Frequent Questions Are Answered Here
What is the YMCA's mission?
I Believe 2016 Video
What are the YMCA hours of operations?
The Tuscaloosa YMCA Family Cener is open M-Th from 5:00am to 9:00pm, Friday from 5:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday from 6:00am, to 4:00pm, and Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
What does my membership include?
Your membership gives you full access to our new 6500 sq. ft. Wellness Center, a variey of free group fitness classes, state-of-the-art group cycle classes, free access to the Child Development Center, access to programs and more!
How can I get started if I'm a new member?
Ask our Member Servics staff for a tour of our brand new facility! Once you are familiar with the space, check out our Group Fitness calendar and try a class. Or, begin working out on our new equipment in our Wellness Center. Wellness staff are available to help you with any of the equipment or to answer any questions you have. We recommend having one of our staff introduce you to our new, state-of-the-art equipment so you can become familiar with it before exercising!
Can I join a class anytime?
Yes! Members have complete access to all classes, and need only to join in!
Do I have to pay for classes or are they included in my membership?
All classes are included in membership! Non-members and guests may pay a day pass of $15 to paricipate in a class.
What can my kids to at the Y?
We now have Child development for ages walking to 13 years old. Our Child Development Center is a space where children can have fun, complete homework, do crafts, do fun exercise activities, and more while their parents are exercising or taking a group fitness class! This space is free for all members to utilize.
Do you have programs for seniors?
We are pleased to offer classes specifically designed for seniors. Our "Silver Fitness" program is available to all members, especially those in our partner memberships of Silver Sneakers, Silvers & Fit, and BeWell (AARP). These classes include Silver Sneakers Yoga, Zumba Lie, Gentle Yoga, and Barrer & Body Lite that are held at convenient times in the morning and noon hours.
Can I cancel anytime?
At the Y there is no contract, only an intial 30-day period that is paid at the beginning of the membership. After this time, membership continues to be drafted on a rolling monthly basis until you tell us you would like to discontinue your membership. To do so, we ask you to complete a form at our Member Services desk. All terminations are contingent on a 30-day notice for billing purposes.
When will you have a pool or basketball gym?
The Y continues to vigorously fundraise so we can continue to grow! Now that we have moved into our new wellness facility, we are continuing to focus on raising funds to build a new indoor basketball facility and outdoor pool facility on the grounds of our current location. If you would like to donate to either of these additions, please see any of our staff!
What should I wear/bring with me to work out?
What classes do you have?
Is there someone who can show me how to use the machines?
Are there towels available?
Can I bring guests?
Can I use other YMCA’s?
The Tuscaloosa Family YMCA participates in the Nationwide Reciprocity program, in which any YMCA Member can visit any YMCA in the US for free! Simply tell the Member Services staff at the other Y location that you are from Tuscaloosa, and you will be able to scan in and use the facility! Likewise, members of other Y’s are able to use our facility as well.
If you are unsure, it is best to call the YMCA you will be visiting to see what their policy is.
What is the cost of membership?
Do you have personal trainers?
Can I freeze my membership?
Can I reserve a room to conduct my own event or fitness class?
We no longer offer external rentals for our facility. However, dependent on your organization and purpose of request we would be glad to discuss potential opportunities to help you better serve our community.