Subject: Welcome Back!

We are excited to announce that indoor fitness will be returning to McGaw. Beginning Monday June 29th, use of the fitness center and track, our new HIIT/Cycle Studio, and indoor group exercise will be available to active members by reservation. 

We have put careful thought and planning into our reopening. We have followed guidance from the CDC, IDPH, DCEO, and the City of Evanston Health Department to update our policies, practices and procedures. We will ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and make appropriate accommodations for physical distancing so that every person who walks through our doors can stay safe while getting back to what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community.

June 29–July 5 (closed July 4th)
Mon–Fri 8am–7pm 
Sun 9am–5pm 

1. Stay home if you have any signs of illness
2. Make a Reservation (See Registration Process Below)
3. Read the Member Packet
4. Bring a mask, water bottle, towel and State ID
Registration is available for active McGaw YMCA members through McGaw MindBody Online. For assistance with creating or accessing your account, or to request registration for classes via email, please contact

Directions for previous personal training and massage participants.
  • Click ‘My Account’ to login if you have previously registered for personal training or massage.
  • Select the "Classes" tab for all facilities and group exercise or "Appointments" for personal training.

  • Click 'My Account'
  • Select 'Create Profile'
  • Fill out your information and review the waiver to create your profile.
  • Select the "Classes" tab for all facilities and group exercise reservations.
As we welcome the community back to the Y, we want to assure you that safety remains our top priority. As a result reservations are required as space is limited for facilities and classes. When class is full, you may register for the wait list. Registration opens seven days prior and closes 24 hours before the reservation starts.

We have taken all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our members, program participants, volunteers and staff. This means things will look and feel a little different. When you come back to the Y, this is what you can expect:
  • Entry into the Y is via the accessible entrance in the West alley.
  • There are designated physical-distancing markers for you to wait on outside the door until staff calls you forward.
  • Five minutes after your scheduled reservation, walk-ins will be permitted as space and operations permit
  • Each time you enter, staff will conduct a health questionnaire and take your temperature. Any negative indicator or a temperature above 100.4 will result in denied entry.
  • Members may access the fitness areas via the stairs or elevator ("GM" floor).
  • Lockers and towels will not be available.
  • Please remain at least 10 feet from others and avoid use of any machines or equipment within this radius.
  • We ask that you wipe down all equipment thoroughly before and after use.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer found around the facility and/or wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. 

July 6–July 12
Mon–Fri 6am–7pm
Sat 8am–6pm
Sun 9am–5pm

Member parking is still available in our two outdoor lots. Though your prior parking permit is expired, please keep it in your window. We will not be issuing new parking permits at this time to avoid paper exchanges where possible. 
We are launching a new app in mid-July. Please stay tuned for more information. You can delete the previous app as it will no longer be supported. 
McGaw YMCA 1000 Grove Street, Evanston
W P 847-475-7400
1000 Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201, United States
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