Stay up to date on what is currently available within your YMCA and H2O centres on our COVID-19 Updates page

Aquatic fitness class details can be found in the pool section of this FAQ. For all further inquiries please contact you member services team members at membership@ymcaokanagan.ca or 250-491-9622.

Yes. We are now offering group fitness classes as well as a modified version of our health promotion programs. These classes are limited at this time to balance our goals of bringing back your favourite classes while ensuring effective safeguards are in place. All group fitness studios are spaced out and reduced in size to facilitate physical distancing requirements. Our facility schedules are now posted on our schedules page for you to view and register. We will gradually bring back more classes over the coming weeks.

All of our classes listed in our facility fitness schedules are available on live stream through our online registration system so active YMCA members can participate in-person or virtually. Please note that if your membership is on hold, you will not have access to these virtual classes until your membership resumes.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with some virtual classes which may be affecting your experience. We are working hard to resolve these issues. We hope you will continue to join us for these sessions and that you next class runs smoothly! It is our goal to resolve these issues soon.

To optimize your virtual class experience, please also ensure the following:

  • Your browser and device you're using are updated with the latest versions of their software.
  • You've restarted your device prior to joining the virtual class
  • You've gone into your settings and have cleared your cookies and cache
  • You've turned off any pop-up blockers
  • You're connected to a stable wifi/internet source that is the fastest speed available to you.
  • You've considered plugging in a speaker or using wireless headphones for better sound quality
  • You aren't trying to speak to the instructor via your microphone throughout the class

Regardless of when you sign up for a virtual class, your link to the class will arrive in your inbox (check junk mail if not in inbox) 30 mins before the class starts. If you sign up within 30 mins before the class starts, the link will be sent to you immediately.

Our class schedule is currently reduced as we work to towards a balance of providing this valued service for our members, while also adhering to health and safety guidelines. We currently also have a reduced number of available staff and volunteers. We are working on increasing the number of classes as we become more comfortable with our new environment.

Yes! Our goal is to begin slowly adding more classes to the schedule over the coming weeks. Please continue to check our website or our YMCA or H2O apps for the most current and up-to-date schedules.