The mission of the Aberdeen Family Y is to put
Christian principles into practice that build healthy spirit, mind,
and body for all.
The following YMCA rules have been established to ensure your
enjoyment and safety when using the facility. We expect our members
and guests to behave maturely, responsibly and respectfully and
therefore insist on your cooperation in observing these rules. We
will not tolerate conduct or language that is improper, threatening
or hazardous including but not limited to arguing, fighting, use of
profanity, indecent behavior or inappropriate sexual activity and
reserve the right to deny guest privileges, suspend or even terminate
a membership for failure to comply with these rules or for any other
The Y is driven by four core values:
caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We integrate these
values into all our programming, commit to modeling them as a staff,
and expect members and guests to exhibit them as well.
Please let the Y know if you or
your child has a disability requiring an accommodation. This
information enables the YMCA to better meet your needs or those of
your child, within available resources and to the extent reasonable.
The Y welcomes all who wish to
participate, and annually raises funds to help make that possible.
Through a fee structure based on family size and income, YMCA
programs are affordable to the entire community within the limits of
scholarship resources. Please let us know if we may serve you
or your family in this way. The YMCA is a nonprofit, charitable and
United Way affiliated agency.
Y's are volunteer-founded,
volunteer-based, and volunteer-led. We would not exist without our
volunteers. Y's mobilize more than 580,000 volunteers every
year, and our commitment to volunteers campaign recruits more every
day. Learn more HERE.
We are committed to helping our members make health and fitness part
of their lifestyle. However, if for any reason your membership to
YMCA does not meet your expectations you may cancel your membership
and receive a full refund as long as you have used the facility a
minimum of 10 times within these 30 days. All requests must be made
in writing to a Member Services Manager.
Preschoolers not yet enrolled in kindergarten, may not be in the YMCA
alone without a responsible adult, other than the child is enrolled
and participating in a structured YMCA class or special event.
Enjoy yourself in our Activity Center. Meet your friends and play
foosball, air hockey, active electronic games, work on a computer, or
watch TV. Beverages and snacks are available in our vending machines.
Children under 8 must be attended.
Games are to be played quickly and fairly to allow players to enjoy
the game. Guest use may be restricted to allow members full
opportunity to play. Fighting, swearing, arguing, indecent behavior
and misuse of equipment is not allowed.
No dunking is allowed. YMCA staff has final say concerning court
conduct. Staff may remove offensive players, clear the court,
revoke a membership or have individuals expelled.
Upon arrival, membership scan cards are to be presented and swiped at
the Member Services Center. Members will be asked to show a picture
ID if they don't have their membership card or if we don't have a
picture on file. In the event of a lost or destroyed card a new card
must be purchased for $5. A daily fee is required for all non-member
use. A picture ID is required. Guests from other YMCAs may use their
membership to gain access to our facility for up to 14 time per year.
Members and guests leaving the building to exercise should take their
membership scan card to show when reentering the Y.
1. A cancellation is not effective until a signed exit form has been
2. If your request must be received prior to the 1st of that month for
your draft to be canceled. Requests may be submitted earlier than the
current month. If your account is not in good standing, any balance
will be due at the time of cancellation. Your Auto Pay will remain
active until a zero balance has been reached.
On the days that the city declares a "NO Travel Advisory" the
Aberdeen Family Y will be closed. Please listen to the radio for
For the enjoyment and safety of all members and guests we have a
specific code of conduct, which is posted across from the front desk.
Proper athletic shoes and shirts must be worn in all public areas.
Shoes must have non-marking soles and fully enclose the entire foot.
No sandals while participating in any exercise activity.
FEES New member fees are non refundable or not transferable.
(See 30-Day member service guarantee exception)
DUES All memberships are annual. Dues are paid in advance
either monthly or annually. Monthly dues are paid via electronic
funds transfer (EFT) or credit card debit. We will automatically
deduct your payment from your designated Master Card, Visa, or bank
account on the 15th of each month or the next business day. Dues paid
on the 15th are for that current month. Please notify Member
Services of any account changes prior to the 1st of the month.
Membership fees are nontransferable and non refundable.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS Admittance is contingent on your dues being
paid in advance. Accounts are closed at 60 days past due.
A valid photo ID must be exchanged for use of the following
equipment at the service desk: basketballs, volleyballs, and
racquetball equipment. Only 1 per person is permitted.
Personal audio equipment must be used with headphones. Allow others
to work in on weight equipment and be courteous of those waiting
during peak times. Please replace all dumbbells and plates on the
appropriate racks when finished. Please wipe perspiration of
equipment after use.
Food and beverages are restricted to the teen center and meeting
areas. No food or drink is permitted in the gyms, locker rooms, or
pools. Water bottles may be used upstairs. Water is allowed in
fitness areas if in a bottle with a spill proof lid.
Guests are always welcome at the Y. Upon arrival, members must
register their guests at the Member Service Center. A member may
bring 2 guests per year. Guests not accompanied by a member may pay a
fee for a day pass. Guests must abide by all rules and policies of
the Aberdeen Family Y.
It is the responsibility of every individual, their parent or guardian, to provide for their own accident and health insurance
coverage while participating in all YMCA activities. The Aberdeen
Family YMCA does not provide any accident or health coverage for its
The Wellness Center is available to Y members and guests age 15
and over during normal hours of operation. Youth 12-14 may use the
Wellness Center at designated times only after completing the youth
strength training class. Younger children are allowed only if
with a parent or legal guardian and within arms length at all times.
All members are encouraged to go through Wellness Center orientation with
our staff. Training includes proper use and technique on cardio and
selectorized equipment. Sign up for your sessions at the Member
Services Desk. This service is free with your membership. A complete
list of Wellncess Center policies and procedures are posted as you enter
the Wellness Center.
Lockers are for daily use only. Items left overnight, unless in a
rented locker, will be removed. Members may rent lockers and kit
locker, will be removed. Members may rent lockers and kit lockers
pending availability of lockers. We recommend that you bring your own
padlock. Do no leave valuables unprotected or in your locker as the YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Most people bring their own towel, however we do offer daily towel
rental and monthly towel service, which can be added to your
membership. Camera phones may not be used in the locker rooms. Please
respect the respiratory sensitivities of others by not spraying
heavily scented perfumes, colognes or other scented aerosols.
Children 6 years of age and older are not permitted in the locker
room of the opposite gender. All adult members 18 years of age and
older ( and out of high school) have access to our adult locker
rooms. Children are not allowed in adult locker rooms at any
time. Family locker room is for an adult with small children of the
opposite gender and people with disabilities only. All others should
use the appropriate gender locker room.
Inquire about lost articles at the Member Service Center. The Y is
not responsible for lost, found, or stolen items. Items are
donated after being held for 3 - 4 weeks.
All members are strongly encouraged to have a complete physical
examination prior to beginning an exercise program. Individuals found
to be at high risk for cardiovascular disease or who have a history
of medical or health related problems might be required to have a
It is prohibited for a member or guest to conduct or solicit
personal training on YMCA premises. Violators will be subject to
membership revocation. Personal training is a service offered by the
Aberdeen Family YMCA.
Smoking or use of smokeless tobacco is not permitted anywhere on the
YMCA premises, including exterior property.
Runners and walkers have the right-of-way. Please use caution when
crossing the track. Slower runner and walkers should stay on the
inside lanes. Faster runners should run in the outer lanes and pass
slower runners/walkers on the outside. Provide at least 2 feet
of clearance between you and the person you are passing. Run or
walk in the direction indicated. Please do not spit on the track
Additional track guidelines are posted in the Wellness Center.
You must be 18 or older to use the sauna & steam area. Children under
age 5 are not permitted to use the whirlpool because they are not
physically capable of coping with heat. Older children only when
supervised by a responsible adult may use whirlpools. Please shower
before entering the sauna, whirlpool, and steam room area. Please sit
on a towel while in sauna or steam room. For safety, limit use of
sauna, whirlpool, and steam room to a combined maximum of 10 minutes.
Monitoring your physical condition during usage is essential. If you
experience symptoms of overexposure such as lightheadedness,
dizziness, increased heart rate, nausea or extreme fatigue, leave
immediately and sit until your body temperature returns to normal.
Should symptoms continue, seek assistance from the welcome desk.
Steam Room (100-110F)
Individuals at high risk (Pregnant women, individuals who take
prescription medicine or use alcohol, and individuals with elevated
blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease) should not use the sauna,
steam room or whirlpool unless authorized by a physician.