Welcome Back



The Southside Virginia Family YMCA is excited to announce that we have reopened under the  guidelines outlined in the Governor's Move Virginia Forward Plan. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to our members that have stayed with us during this time. Thank you for making a difference by being part of the Y family.

As we navigate through reopening the Y we continue to keep the health and safety of our members at the forefront of all decisions that we make. 

We realize that you are eager to get back to the Y for your overall well-being. Please read complete details below on phase 2 of the Southside Virginia Family YMCA’s reopening plan. 

As we open the inside of our buildings, you will gradually see us increase our program offerings throughout the Phase 2 process.  We look forward to bringing back all of your favorite programs as soon as we are able.

Please note our modified hours of operation during this time:

  • Monday – Thursday: 6am-8pm
  • Friday: 6am – 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 7am-3pm
  • Sunday: 1pm-4pm

A Message from Our CEO


July 28, 2020

Dear Members,

As many of you may already know we have seen a significant increase in positive Coronavirus cases in the Central Virginia area.

We wanted to let you know that beginning this Friday, July 31st staff will be reminding members as they enter our buildings that masks are required for entry. Masks are optional during exercise. The health and safety of our members, staff, and community are of paramount importance.

In addition to your safety being our top priority, Governor Northam has announced that establishments not enforcing the mask requirement are at risk of losing their business license.

To ensure your safety, and to ensure that the Y is standing firm on our commitment of being "a force for good in our community yesterday, today and tomorrow," staff will be reminding anyone not wearing a mask of this rule.

We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a safe environment for all. For more information on our procedures, hours, and amenities please visit us online.

Jay Parker
YMCA of Central Virginia CEO

Click here for a copy of our Face Mask Policy


Classes, Programs and Amenities

  • Live Group ex classes will resume indoors on Monday June 8th, along with digital on-site Les Mills classes
  • Registration for group fitness classes is not required, however they will be available on a first come first served basis. 
  • Access to wellness and exercise (cardio, machines, weights) equipment will be available on a limited basis, allowing room for physical distancing. 
  • Increased signage throughout the facilities will be abundant to guide members.
  • Personal Training will be available. Physical distancing guidelines apply. 
  • The pools will be available for specific programs, please see below for more information. 
  • Amenities temporarily NOT available:  coffee service, group sitting areas, drinking fountains
  • Programs temporarily NOT Available: Stay and Play, Swim Lessons
    • Hours as of July 6th: Monday-Thursday  9am-12pm & 4-6:30pm; Friday 9am - 12pm; Saturday 9am-12pm
    • 90 minute time limit, youth waiver must be signed
    • Open to children 2yrs and 6mos old - 9yrs old
  • Nationwide memberships, day passes, and guests passes will not be permitted – only active Southside Virginia Family YMCA members. 

Member Safety

  • The Southside Virginia Family YMCA will abide by the governor’s mandate of 30% occupancy for fitness centers during phase two.
  • Beginning July 1st we will increase capacity to 75% in line with phase three per the Governor's guidelines for reopening.   
  • Due to the occupancy parameters, members should check in and check out to adhere to state guidelines.
  • Members will be asked to complete a waiver prior to arrival, have their temperature checked via contactless thermometer and complete a screening questionnaire upon arrival. Please fill out the online waiver below. 
  • Those with temperature over 100.4 will be deemed to be at-risk will not be allowed to access the facility.
  • Phase three begins July 1st, age restrictions will be lifted and revert to our normal guidelines with the exception of Stay and Play. Children younger than 2 years and 6 months old will not be able to participate in Stay and Play during this phase due to social distancing guidelines set forth by the Governor. 
  • All staff and members must wash or sanitize their hands upon entry and before and after workouts.
  • Members should clean equipment before AND after use with cleaning supplies provided by the Y.
  • During Phase Three, beginning July 1st, locker rooms and showers will be available on a modified basis to ensure physical distancing. 
  • A 30-minute time limit will be enforced on all cardio machines if others are waiting to use the equipment.
  • Please kindly keep your visit under 90 minutes so all members may enjoy the YMCA

Information on Pools

  • Beginning July 1st, during phase three, families may use the pool for lap swimming with no age restrictions, however all safety guidelines and physical distancing must be adhered to. 
  • Swim lessons will begin mid-July, please keep an eye on Facebook, email and the website for further announcements. Please note that swim lesson procedures will be modified to ensure safety measures, parents may be encouraged to assist and class sizes will be reduced. 


Please review all of the information provided here, as well as the other resources linked in this page. If you still have other questions not answered in our communications please email us.

Jay Parker: Interim CEO

Josh Gravette: Branch Director

580 Commerce Rd, Farmville, VA 23901


Monday-Thursday: 6:00 am – 8 pm

Friday: 6:00 am – 6:30 pm

Saturday: 7 am – 3 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm


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