What does membership include? Can I sign my child up for child watch while I work out? Find out the answers to our most frequently asked questions.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Hours and Child Watch

What are the Y's hours of operation?

The Park Slope Armory Y is open during the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 6 AM -11 PM
  • Saturday through Sunday: 7 AM-9 PM

For our teen members, the Park Slope Armory Y is open during the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 2 PM -7:30 PM
  • Saturday through Sunday: 2 PM-8:30 PM

Are there towels available?

We do not offer towel service. Please bring one from home to enjoy our facilities, including our locker rooms, to the max!

How do I sign my child up for Child Watch?

If you're an adult or family member of the Y, you can take advantage of free Child Watch while you work out. We’re happy to sign your child up for up to 2 hours of child watch per day. Please call us at 212-912-2584 or stop by the Member Service Desk to sign up.


What does my membership include?

Your membership gives you full access to the fitness centers, tons of group fitness classes per week, child watch while you workout, discounted programs and priority registration. See a complete list of the Park Slope Armory YMCA’s amenities

Your membership is more than just fitness opportunities—it’s a commitment to building stronger, healthier people and families across New York City. The Y is a nonprofit organization that gives back to its communities through service and programs to some of the city’s most underserved. Find your fit with the Y, and learn more about our impact on New York City.

What can my kids do at the Y?

The Y is a place where kids come to learn, play, and grow! From preschool and child care to arts and sports, the Y helps our youngest New Yorkers become strong kids. See a complete list of our kids and family offerings.

Children ages 6 months-7 years old can play in a safe environment while you work out in child watch, and and gym is open for family time throughout the week. Find a time that works for you.

Teens have additional privileges and opportunities through free school-year programming in our Teen Center, and teen membership.


How do I cancel my membership?

At the Y, there are no contracts to sign. If you need to cancel for any reason, please give us 15 days notice. Feel free to email us, or stop by the Member Services Desk. 


Can I put my membership on hold?

Yes! You can put your membership on hold for any reason for up to three months per year. Please give us 15 days notice, and note that there is a $15 charge for each month your membership is on hold. Feel free to email us, or stop by the Member Services Desk. 

If there is a medical reason to place your membership on hold, please provide appropriate documentation and the $15 monthly fee will be waived.


How much does membership cost?

Membership cost varies based on how many adults and children are joining. Calculate your rate online!

The Y is here for all New Yorkers. Our donor-supported financial assistance program is open to everyone who needs the Y but might not be able to pay. Learn more about financial assistance


Can I use other YMCAs?

Your Park Slope Armory YMCA membership gives you access to our facility, with 10 passes to visit other NYC YMCAs each year. Upgrade to premium membership to use Prospect Park YMCA and the Park Slope Armory YMCA facilities, or try a City-wide membership to access to all 22 YMCA branches across New York City’s five boroughs.


Can I bring a guest?

Each member gets six guest passes to share with family and friends throughout the year. The Park Slope Armory YMCA also sells day passes at the Member Service Desk for $25.

Programs and Classes

Do I have to pay for classes, or are they free if I am a member?

Most of our group fitness classes per week are free with your membership. Check class schedules online and on our mobile app.

Programs and classes such as personal training sessions, and kids classes are paid programs that require registration. Members have priority registration and discount pricing for paid programs; paid programs are offered in sessions throughout the year.


Do you have classes for seniors?

The Park Slope Armory YMCA has active older adult group fitness classes designed to help increase muscle strength and extend the range of movement to prevent injury and improve health. See a schedule of senior classes online and on our mobile app.


Can I join a class anytime?

Group fitness classes are open to anyone, anytime! Please arrive on time to ensure a proper warm-up for a safe session. Program class costs can be prorated if there is availability and instructor approval.


How do I register for paid programs?

There are 6 program sessions per year, and each session is 8 weeks long. Priority registration for members opens two weeks before the session starts. Public registration opens one week before the session starts at the Membership Desk and online


Program and Class Credits/Refunds

  • Refunds granted only if the Park Slope Armory YMCA cancels a class or program. 
  • Refund requests for medical reasons will be granted at the discretion of the department director. 
  • Refunds will not be granted after the second week of the session. 
  • Supporting documentation must be provided on request. 
  • Refunds will not be granted for non-attendance.
  • A 50% cancellation fee will be charged on all refunds and credits. 
  • Credits issued must be used within one-year of the issue date. 
Gym and Fitness Facility

Help! How do I start?

We offer many resources for those who are new to working out, including a complimentary fitness consultation with one of our fitness coaches as an introduction to our training equipment and free programs like Y Fit Start to help you set and achieve your goals. Stop by the Member Service Desk for more information! Teens are required to have a consultation prior to using the fitness facility.

Joining a new class? Come on in! Let the instructor know you are new and they will help you get acclimated to the class.


Can someone show me how to use the machines?

Yes! Email our team or stop by the Member Service Desk for a complimentary fitness consultation and one of our fitness coaches will introduce you to our training equipment. Our fitness coaches are always on the floor to help—feel free to ask them if you have questions while you’re working out!


Do you have trainers?

Yes! Our staff of personal trainers and fitness coaches hold academic degrees in related fields and/or are certified by nationally recognized accredited agencies, and can tailor a personalized fitness program to match your needs. Learn more about our one-on-one training packages.


What should I wear/bring with me to work out?

Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. Bring a lock to secure your belongings in the locker room, and a towel if you'd like to use one.