Community YMCA at Gulf Breeze FAQs

I'm already a member of GBAF. Will my membership rate change?

Membership rates will change slightly to come in line with current YMCA categories - Adult (25-64), Young Adult (13-24), Senior (65+), and Household (2 adults + all dependent children in the same household. All memberships will be on a monthly draft on the 1st of the month. For the next couple of months, your draft will still show GBAF. We expect the full transition to the YMCA draft to happen by March 1.

will my paid in full membership be honored?

Yes, absolutely! If you have a Paid in Full membership with GBAF, your membership will be honored through your renewal date. No action is needed on your part.

what are the rates at the community Y at gulf breeze?
Type Definition Monthly Rate (Gulf Breeze only) Monthly Regional Rate (all branches)
Adult Individual age 25-64. $40 $45
Young Adult Individual age 13-24. $22.50 $29.50
Senior Individual age 65 and older. $34.50 $38.50
Household Two adults and all dependent children per IRS regulations, and all foster children, living in the same household. $67.50 $72.50
Will this location remain a 24-hour facility?

Yes, we plan to continue 24-hour access. As before, the location will be staffed for some hours during the day, but eligible members will have key fob access to the facility outside of those staffed hours.

will my current GBAF key fob still give me access to the facility?

Yes. During our transition period, the key fob that you currently use will give you after-hours access to the facility. Once the transition is fully completed, we will switch to a new door access system.

what hours will the facility be staffed?

Our staffed hours will remain the same: Monday -Thursday 8 am-6 pm; Friday 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday 7:30 am - 12 pm.During the early days of our transition, directors from our leadership team also will be on site frequently. We're excited to meet our new members. If you would like to make an appointment to speak with a director, stop by the Welcome Center.

Will the staff change?

The YMCA invited all GBAF staff to stay on board. Some staff are transitioning to the Y team, while others have made other choices. Some of our staff from the Bear Levin Studer Y will be working at Gulf Breeze. We're looking forward to bringing the two groups together and moving forward with a new, unified team.

what will group exercise look like?

We are committed to offering a robust group exercise schedule, including current favorites like High Fitness, SHiNE, Use It or Lose It, Pound, Yoga, and Cycling, plus new formats. Unlimited group exercise classes are included with all types of memberships. We ask for your patience during the initial weeks as we transition instructors to our team and identify members of the Y's current instructor base who will begin teaching at this location. We are posting the immediate schedule on our main Gulf Breeze page and on Facebook and Instagram.

Will Kidzone still be available?

Yes, KidZone will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 am - 12 pm. KidZone is included with membership.

what if I'm already a member of both facilities?

If you are already a member of both facilities, you can now be a Regional Member of the YMCA and have full membership privileges at all our Y locations for one membership fee. If you are a monthly GBAF member, please cancel that monthly draft by email request.

what amenities is the Y now offering?

The following amenities are available: cardio, free weights, and weight machines; unlimited group exercise classes; KidZone; personal training; locker rooms. Members will have reduced rates for programs such as swim lessons and afterschool care at any area Y location. If you opt for a Regional Membership, you have access to the Bear Levin Studer Y (downtown Pensacola) and the Pullum Y (Navarre), plus Nationwide Membership privileges at more than 90% of YMCAs in the U.S. We are planning new programs in the new year. If there's something you'd like to see us bring to this new Community Y, let us know!

i'm already a regional y member. will i be able to use this location?

All current eligible (18 years and older)YMCA members with regional membership will have unlimited access to the Community Y at Gulf Breeze once our full ownership transition has been completed. Members under age 18 can access the facility during staffed hours, unless someone over age 18 is with them during after-hours. We expect the full transition to take 8-10 weeks. At that time, membership will be fully reciprocal among our locations.

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