YMCA of Central Kentucky

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NEW AND IMPROVED MOBILE APP 

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while on the other side of town? Looking for open swim or gym time? Our NEW and IMPROVED YMCA of Central Kentucky app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand!

Schedules

on one user-friendly landing page

Calendar

for easy transition through days/dates

Filters

by area, time of day and classes

Notifications

from multiple branches

Locations

with facility status & hours

Member Cards

use your phone to check-in

Programs

view and register directly from the app


Opt-In to receive notifications! Get updates regarding class schedule changes, upcoming events and facility statuses. Choose "OK" to Push Notifications when you download the app (you can also choose your locations to receive notifications from in the Preferences menu).


The YMCA of Central Kentucky's mobile app is available now for FREE! Download from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)


Questions? Check out our Mobile App Update FAQ's below!


GETTING STARTED 

Be sure to say "OK" to Push Notifications to get important association wide updates and the opportunity to select location notifications regarding class schedule changes, upcoming events and facility statuses.

Why opt-in? Notifications provide you the opportunity to receive accurate up-to-date information right at your fingertips. This initial opt-in will allow us to alert you to all YMCA of Central Kentucky emergency facility closings as well as upcoming holiday closings, changes in facility hours and facility closings due to scheduled maintenance.

You can also choose to receive immediate communication from each location in the following areas: Child Care, General, Programs and Schedules. You can select multiple centers and options!

Be sure to go to the Preferences menu, select your desired location(s) and toggle on which notification types you'd like to receive (it defaults all locations/types to OFF). See the Updating Preferences section below for additional direction and examples on what these notifications may include.

Additionally, you can set up how you'd like to receive your notifications in your device settings. Learn about setting up notifications on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or setting up notifications on Android devices.

When prompted with Allow "YMCA of Central Kentucky" to access your location while you use the app? be sure to select Allow.

Selecting allow will provide the proximity from your current location to each of our YMCA of Central Kentucky locations. You can view this information by selecting Locations from the Main Menu.


NAVIGATING SCHEDULES

When you first open the app your home screen will default to our C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA location and will be displayed at the top of the screen. To view an alternate location, select the arrow by the location and select the desired location from the dropdown menu.

Schedules - IMPROVED
Schedules are now viewed on one user-friendly landing page, shown by location! The default view will now include all Group Exercise, Active Older Adult (AOA), Mind & Body, Pool, Gymnasium, Youth & Family and Child Watch schedules for the current day. *If a time slot is not listed, the area is being utilized for classes or programs. If you had our previous app, you'll notice that you will now see class descriptions right on this page as well as a calendar icon to conveniently add classes or open swim and gym time right from the app to your personal calendar.

Calendar - NEW
Easily transition to view days and dates with the calendar view! The app will default to today’s date when opened. To view other days, simply select the day/date in the calendar across the top of the app. To view additional dates, swipe the calendar left/right.

Filters - NEW
Customize your search with new filters! Select the drop-down menus under the calendar to filter by Location Area (location in the Y), Time (morning, midday, evening) or Class (class, activity or open time). You can select multiple choices on each of these filters and click Done to save the filter. To change filters, simply select the filter dropdown and uncheck/check desired item(s) or choose Any. If you have filtered your search, it will save the Time and Class filters if you select a new location (the Area will reset, as they change by location).

Need assistance? Ask our friendly front desk staff for help!


NAVIGATING THE MAIN MENU

You can access the main menu from any screen by selecting the menu icon (three lines) in the top right corner. You'll find a link to the Schedules home page as well as:

Member Cards - IMPROVED
Scan into the Y without your membership card! 

Locations - NEW
Find your Y location and contact information as well as facility, Child Watch and hours of operation.

Messages IMPROVED
Missed a notification? View all of your opted-in notifications for the past two weeks all in one place! 

Feedback - NEW
Send issues or suggestions to our mobile app developer.

Preferences IMPROVED
Choose your notification settings by location.


NAVIGATING LOCATIONS

To access contact and hours information, choose the Menu icon at the top right and select Locations. Select the desired location. Here you will find the following information:

Facility Status 
Will display Open, Closing Soon (within 1 hour of closing time) or Closed along with the facility hours for the current day.

Contact and Facility Information
You'll see buttons to call or email us as well as the location address.

Facility and Area Hours
Main facility hours are located under the location address. Additional area hours are listed at the bottom and can be expanded by pressing the down arrow. Holiday hours can be found here.

Social Links
Follow us on facebook and twitter!

Press the back arrow at the top left (twice) to return to the schedules landing page.


UPDATING PREFERENCES

Choose the Menu icon at the top right and select Preferences. Select Notifications and select the branch you desire. Toggle on the notifications you want to receive (they will show green under the toggle button). Press the back arrow at the top left to get back to the location options, and twice from here to return to the schedules landing page.

We strongly encourage you to opt-in to the locations you're interested in to stay up to date on everything that's going on at the Y!

Configure what notifications are most valuable to you at any location (If you are interested in this information from more than one branch you will turn on the notifications you desire under each branch individually). Examples of what you may receive for each area include:

CHILD CARE

  • Upcoming changes in Child Watch hours

GENERAL

  • Facility area closings

  • Upcoming special events at the chosen facility

PROGRAMS

  • Upcoming open registration & session dates

  • Cancellations for Youth Sports programming

  • Youth, Teen and Family program updates

SCHEDULES

  • When a regularly scheduled class is canceled or changed

  • Upcoming session changes (which can mean a change in class schedules)

Even if you do NOT opt-in to any of the above areas, if you initially chose “OK” to opt-in when you downloaded the app, you will still receive our notifications regarding all YMCA of Central Kentucky emergency facility closings as well as upcoming holiday closings, changes in facility hours and facility closings due scheduled maintenance.

Not sure if you initially opt-ed in? Check your device settings. Learn about setting up notifications on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or setting up notifications on Android devices.


MOBILE APP UPDATE FAQ'S

When can I update my app?
The initial update will be made available on Oct. 10, 2016. Our Y Mobile App is constantly improving to meet your needs, so updated features and improvements will continue to be released.

What if I choose not to update my app?
The previous app version (downloaded prior to Oct. 10, 2016) will no longer be supported after Oct. 31, 2016.

How do I update my app?
If you have your device set for automatic updates, you won't need to do anything, it will update to the new and improved version for you! If you do not have your device set up for automatic updates, you'll need to update your app manually:  

iPhone: Open the iTunes App Store, tap the Updates icon at the bottom of the screen, find the YMCA of Central Kentucky app and touch Update.

Android: Open the Google Play Store, choose My Apps under the menu, find the YMCA of Central Kentucky app and touch Update.

How do I opt-in to receive notifications?
There are two ways to opt-in to get important association wide updates (emergency facility closings as well as upcoming holiday closings, changes in facility hours and facility closings due scheduled maintenance):

Upon initial download: Say "OK" to Push Notifications when you first open your app after downloading.

After initial download: If you didn’t initially opt-in when you first downloaded our app, you’ll need to go to your device settings to opt-in first. Learn about setting up notifications on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or setting up notifications on Android devices.

*See the Updating Preferences section (above) for detailed instructions on how to select location notifications regarding class schedule changes, upcoming events and facility statuses.

How do I add my Member Card (update my barcode number)?
Choose the Menu icon at the top right and select Member Cards. Click Add New Card and enter the Member Name and Barcode Number; press Save. If your app updated automatically or you did not note your barcode, our friendly front desk staff can assist you.

Can I add more than one Member Card?
Yes! Choose the Menu icon at the top right and select Member Cards. Click Add New Card and enter the Member Name and Barcode Number; press Save. Repeat to add additional members.

Why don't I see Programs anywhere on the app yet? 
This new feature to view and register programs will be coming soon!

How do I view the app Tutorial Steps?
Choose the Menu icon at the top right and select Preferences. Select Show Tutorial Steps and select Next or Skip to navigate through the screens.

How will schedules change on the website?
Our website schedules will now mirror the design and functionality of the mobile app. View online schedules at www.ymcacky.org/main/program-schedule/.

Still have a questions this page didn’t answer or want help in downloading and navigating the app? Ask our friendly front desk staff or email us utilizing the contact email on the app!

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