The Y in Westminster (Hill)

1719 Sykesville Rd., Westminster, MD 21157

410-848-3660

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Mike Walters

CENTER HOURS

  • Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 10:00pm
  • Sat: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sun: 9:00am - 7:00pm

STAY & PLAY HOURS

  • Mon-Thr: 8:45am - 12:30pm, 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:45am - 12:30pm, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun: 9:15am - 12:30pm

HOLIDAY HOURS

  • New Year's Eve: 7:00am - 2:00pm
  • New Year's Day: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Easter Sunday: CLOSED
  • Memorial Day: 5:30am - 12:00pm
  • Independence Day: 5:30am - 12:00pm
  • Labor Day: 5:30am - 12:00pm
  • Thanksgiving: 5:30am - 12:00pm
  • Christmas Eve: 7:00am - 2:00pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED

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Indoor Pool

  • 6 lane, 25 yard lap pool, 3.5 ft. to 6 ft. deep

State-of-the-Art Fitness Center

  • 5,000 square feet
  • Cardio equipment with personal TV monitors
  • Expresso bikes
  • Cybex strength training equipment
  • Free weights
  • FitQuest, our personalized fitness program included in Y membership with up to four sessions with a Y Fitness Coach

Other Exciting Amenities

  • Gymnasium
  • Group exercise studio for classes like Zumba, yoga and more
  • Dedicated cycle studio
  • Stay & Play supervised activity room for kids while you exercise (family membership holders)
  • Spacious lobby with comfortable seating, foosball, checkers, chess and other board game
  • Men's/women's locker rooms
  • Outdoor pavilion, playground, volleyball court and horseshoes
  • 5 acres of green space perfect for picnics, reading a good book and more
  • Half mile nature walking trail
  • Batting cage
  • GaGa pit

Health & Well-being

The Hill Family Center Y is a full service Y that offers a wide variety of classes including group exercise, swim lessons, water fitness, youth sports, martial arts, drop-in workshops and more!

Summer at the Y

A unique summer experience is available at the Hill Family Center Y in weekly sessions from June - August.

Preschool

Y Chipmunks preschool in Finksburg brings learning and fun together in a nurturing environment where children thrive.

Before & After School Enrichment

Y before & after school enrichment programs gives children a safe haven of fun and discovery. Programs conveniently located inside Carroll County schools.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your special day at the Y! Call 410-848-3660 for party themes, rates and more.

Online Activity Schedule

The Y's online activity schedule gives you easy access to a ton of primarily free activities for Y members, many of which do not require registration.

To find group exercise classes (and how they coincide with Stay & Play hours for little ones), water exercise classes, family and lap swim times, family and open gym times, drop-in funshops for kids and upcoming events, just click the SCHEDULES tab at the top of any webpage, or click the purple button.

For class information on swim lessons, youth sports, martial arts and other activities that require pre-registration, please search and register here.

Y personal trainers are friendly, certified fitness professionals who are experts at designing a health & wellness routine specifically for you. One-on-one training and small group personal training are available.

MEET OUR TRAINERS

Armando Ortiz

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Philosophy: With patience and persistence, anyone can achieve realistic goals, including high self-esteem, confidence, and the body you desire.

Specialties: Resistance, Circuit, Functional, Calisthenics, Plyometrics

Certifications: Y Foundations of Strength & Conditioning Personal Trainer Certification

Justin Wean

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Philosophy: There is no easy button or magic pull that will accomplish your goals for you. Goals are achieved through ambition, hard work and dedication. Fitness is not a solo activity, together we push, guide and encourage, so that we all can thrive.

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

James Griffin

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Philosophy: A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. - Bruce Lee

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Lauri Kaufman

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Philosophy: Age is just a number; achieve your dreams at any stage of your life. <

Certifications: American Council of Exercise (ACE), Powerhouse Pilates, Sports Nutrition, Spinning, Yoga

Adeline Roop

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Philosophy: The human body can do amazing things - you just have to let it!

Certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Luis Lawson

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Philosophy: “The wolf climbing the hill is hungrier than the wolf at the top.” -Arnold Schwarzanegger

Certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Robert Harpe III

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Philosophy: A strong body is achieved through a stronger mind. If the mind isn't up to the task, the body will never be.

Certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

As a cause-driven, charitable organization, we rely on the support of our community to help us achieve our mission of developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

JOIN OUR CAUSE

Your donations stay in your community if you choose, and support children and families who otherwise couldn't afford enriching Y experiences. Please consider making a donation today. Any amount helps!

An average of …

  • $38 provides a young adult with a Y membership for 1 month
  • $50 provides 1 day of travel and exploration for a teenager in Y Teen Adventure Camp
  • $120 exposes a young child to 7 weeks of swim lessons where he/she can learn a life-saving skill
  • $215 gives a child 1 week of fun and learning in Y Preschool
  • $300 helps expose a high school student to the legislative process in the Y Youth & Government program
  • $500 gives a school-age child a safe haven in Y After School Enrichment for 2 months
  • $1,000 helps a family hit by economic hardship stay active and engaged at the Y for 1 year

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Mentoring

The Y's Reach and Rise mentoring program is in need of positive, responsible adults who have two hours a week to spare and who want to make a difference in a young person's life.

Special Event Volunteer

The Y’s premier fundraising event is the Y's Annual Turkey Trot Charity 5K. This event depends on volunteers to help make it a success.

Program Volunteer

Volunteer at our Y in a variety of programs, depending on your time and interests. Please contact ericsomerville@ymaryland.org.

Community Leadership Board (CLB)

The primary responsibility of CLB members is to help engage the community in the Y's charitable mission to support children and families in need in Carroll County so they may benefit from quality Y experiences they otherwise couldn't afford.

If you're interested in becoming a CLB member, please contact Leslie Tinati at leslietinati@ymaryland.org.

The partial list of policies below help ensure that everyone who enters our center has a positive Y experience. For more information, please view our Member Handbook or contact your Y Center.

Guest Policy (partial)

Guests under age 18 must have a parent/guardian sign them in on their first visit. Guests under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times during their visit.

In-Town Guests:

  • One complimentary visit per person per year
  • Second visit - $5 per person
  • Third visit - $10 per person

Out-of-Town Guests:

  • Guests may visit up to 14 times in a calendar year
  • $5 guest fee per person per visit
  • Guest must live outside the state of Maryland
  • There is no fee for guests from other Y Associations outside the state of Maryland

Fitness Center Youth Age Policy (partial)

  • Children age 7 and under are not permitted on the fitness center without Y staff approval.
  • Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Children age 8 - 10 may use the cardio equipment, but equipment must fit properly and the child must meet the following height requirements and be directly supervised by a parent/guardian: treadmill and rower: 52" all other cardio equipment: 58"
  • Youth age 11 - 15 may use the cardio and strength equipment (but not free weights), provided they have taken the Teen Strength Training class. If the class has not been taken, only cardio equipment may be used after proper fit of the equipment is met. The child must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian.
  • Youth age 16 and up have no restrictions (aside from behavior).

Pool Youth Age Policy (partial)

  • Children age 7 and under must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian who is actively engaged in the water with them and follow swim test guidelines.
  • Children age 8 - 10 must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian who is on the pool deck and follow swim test guidelines.
  • Youth age 11 - 12 may be in the pool without a parent/guardian, but must follow swim test guidelines and parent/guardian must remain in the center.
  • Youth age 13 and up may be in the pool without a parent/guardian, but must follow swim test guidelines.

Open Swim Test (partial)

Shallow Water Test (for anyone under age 17 in the pool)

To Pass:

  • the water is at or below arm pit level and
  • you can stand with both feet flat on the bottom of the pool and
  • you can right yourself after you have leaned backwards lifting both feet off the bottom of the pool and come back to a standing position with both feet flat on the bottom of the pool

If you do not pass the shallow water test, you can still get in the water if you wear a coast guard approved life vest (available at the Y) and you have a parent within arm's reach.

Deep Water Test (for anyone under age 17 swimming in water above arm pit level)

To Pass:

  • the water is above your head as you jump in the deep end and (this line was moved to the top)
  • you can swim 25 yds without stopping at any point and
  • you can tread water for 1 minute without touching any surfaces and
  • you are able to perform a back float

Stay & Play Policy (partial)

This complimentary service is available to children age 6 weeks to 10 years who are part of a family membership. Parents participating in activities in the center are permitted to leave their child(ren) with Stay & Play staff for a maximum period of 1 1/2 hours.

Drop-off and Pick-up

  • Photo ID will be required when using Stay & Play.
  • Parents must sign-in children when dropping them off.
  • All children will receive a name tag.
  • Parents must sign-out children when picking them up.
  • Photo ID will be returned once you’ve signed your child out.
  • The person who is pictured on the photo ID must be the one to drop-off and pick-up.

Class Make-Up Policy

If a fee-based class is cancelled by the Y, we will make every attempt to provide a make-up class within the session. If we are unable to provide a make-up class, a proportionate credit will be applied to your Y account. Unless otherwise noted, classes run for 7 weeks with the 8th week reserved for make-ups, if needed.

Inclement Weather Policy

All unplanned closings, delays and cancellation announcements will be made via our text alert system. We strongly recommend that all Y Members sign up for text alerts. You can sign up for alerts that impact an entire Center or a specific program. Set your alert preferences at ymaryland.org/alerts.

These announcements will also be posted on your Y’s Facebook page.