FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Houston Texans YMCA, Alief Family YMCA, MD Anderson Family YMCA and The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend set to reopen for fitness-related activities and member-usage Sept. 1
HOUSTON (September 20, 2020) – As part of the YMCA of Greater Houston's phased opening approach, the organization is excited to announce programs and services will return to four Greater Houston area centers including: Houston Texans YMCA, Alief Family YMCA, MD Anderson Family YMCA and The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend. Programs and services that will be available at these centers include:
Additionally, the YMCA has expanded favorite programs and services at select Greater Houston YMCA centers including:
The YMCA of Greater Houston continues to focus on the safety and well-being of all who visit the YMCA. With limited class sizes (reservations required in all areas), social distancing, heightened face masks requirements and enhanced and rigorous deep cleaning protocols, members can feel safe returning to the Y.
“A majority of our returning members that we have surveyed have felt safe at our centers. We are proud of the positive feedback we have received from members about the cleanliness of centers and safety protocols,” said Stephen Ives, President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Houston. “We take great pride in exceeding safety measures to ensure our members are protected and can stay active. In addition to implementing a rigorous cleaning schedule that includes cleaning machines and high touch areas at least 50 times per hour, we have partnered with professional cleaning services that are using Electrostatic Clorox 360 disinfectant, Razor antimicrobial coating product, Electrostatic VIREX II 360 disinfectant and more.”
Offerings will vary by location and members are encouraged to check their center for availability and to make reservations. A breakdown of amenities per center and safety protocols can also found on the website at ymcahouston.org/SeeYouSoon.
Members and the community are encouraged to stay engaged through the virtual YMCA platform offering exercise classes, activities for kids and families, virtual swim safety videos and multiple opportunities for connection.
Updates on specific plans can be found on the YMCA of Greater Houston www.ymcahouston.org and Facebook @YMCAHouston and Instagram @YMCAHouston.
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About YMCA of Greater Houston
Founded in 1886, today the Y remains committed to the health of more than half a million people in Greater Houston who learn, grow and thrive through programs and services at our 25 centers. Strengthening community is our cause. Together, we connect active, engaged Greater Houston Area residents to build a better us.