YMCA of Southern Nevada

COVID-19 Updates

May 21st | Free COVID-19 Testing at SkyView YMCA

The Southern Nevada Health District and the Southern Nevada Community Health Center will be conducting FREE COVID-19 testing on Thursday, May 21st from 9 AM – 2 PM at the SkyView YMCA (3050 E Centennial Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89081.)

IMPORTANT: You must text 725-724-2428 to make an appointment in advance. All tests will be conducted via a drive-through method. Participants will not need to exit their vehicles.

Any questions regarding the testing must be presented at the testing event, so they can be answered by medical professionals. Please note that the YMCA is only the host site, and will not be able to answer any questions related to the tests. Thank you for understanding.

May 12th | Free Workout App For Y Members!

Our mission at the Y is to support our members on their fitness journey. While our physical locations are closed, we are still here for you. We are launching a brand new app called EGYM that will help you stay active at home. Discover workouts, online classes and fun features that will keep you keep on track to reach your goals. Just download the app in the Apple App or Google Play Stores, by clicking on THIS LINK! If it asks for a code, use “lasvegasymca.”

April 27th | Virtual Homeschool PE Moves to Facebook Live!

UPDATE! We’re moving Virtual Homeschool PE to Facebook LIVE! Same day and time…Thursdays at 12:30 PM…just now on Facebook! CLICK HERE to learn more!

April 22nd | We’ve Added New Classes to our LIVE Virtual Workout Options!

TheY is excited to add NEW LIVE classes to their Y @ Home Virtual Group Exercise schedule!

CLICK HERE to learn more!

April 22nd | YMCA Offers Free Virtual Teen Connection Sessions!

Hey Y Teens! We are pleased to invite you to our second virtual Teen Connection session via Zoom on Saturday, April 25th from 2 PM to 5 PM! This session will focus on service-learning, large and small group hangouts and virtual games. All YMCA members ages 11-16 are welcome, even if this is your first time joining Teen Connection (we love new participants!)

To register in advance for our second session, click on the link below.

Once you’ve registered, we will be sending out instructions for joining via email, so keep an eye out for that message! We are so excited to see you all soon and have some virtual fun!

CLICK HERE to register in advance!

YMCA of Southern Nevada Reopens Free Meal Sites!

To best serve the community in this time of need, The YMCA of Southern Nevada is excited to announce that they will reopen their free meal sites on Monday, April 20th, 2020. The Y has partnered with the Clark County School District to provide free, pre-packaged meals to ages 18 and under. Individuals do not have to be Y members to participate.

These sites will be open Monday – Friday, from 11 AM – 1 PM. This will be a “curbside service” method – Y staff will meet participants at their vehicles to distribute the meals. Participants are asked to please follow the parking and line-up directions given by Y staff on-site, and to not exit their vehicles.

Each location’s information is listed below:

  • Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA | 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Durango Hills YMCA | 3521 N Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129
  • SkyView YMCA | 3050 E Centennial Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV 89081

For more information, please contact Association Youth & Family Director, Erica Stegall, at estegall@lasvegasymca.org.

April 15th | Virtual Frequent Y’er Program!

As part of our Y @ Home series, we’re taking the Frequent Y’er program outside the walls of the Y! Anytime you participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity, simply go to our website and “scan” your card! To scan your card, all you will need to do is input your first name, last name and the barcode number on your Y key tag, once the pop-up asks you to. Activities could include walking outdoors, virtual classes, in-home workouts with Y instructors, stretching, biking and much more! The goal is to keep moving! Once you’ve reached 10 visits for the month, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win great prizes like Y t-shirts, water bottles, lunch boxes and $50 gift cards. Prizes will be distributed when our Y’s reopen. CLICK HERE to “check-in” with the Y during this period of social distancing!

April 14th | SilverSneakers Virtual Wellness Program Launches Today!

During this period of social distancing, we’ve been working hard to create ways for our members to stay healthy and active from the comfort of their homes. With your SilverSneakers membership, we’d like to invite you to participate in our YMCA virtual wellness program. The program will include a weekly one-on-one call to help you create an in-home wellness routine and provide accountability. Topics will include basic exercises that can be done at home without equipment, step-by-step instructions to login to SilverSneakers classes that can be done online, tips and tricks to make home workouts effective and exciting, and help with nutrition through programs like My Fitness Pal. If you’re a SilverSneakers member, CLICK HERE to email us and set up your virtual wellness visits today!

April 13th | LIVE Virtual Group Exercise Classes Now Available!

Your favorite Y group exercise instructors are excited to bring you Y @ Home Virtual Group Exercise Classes, LIVE from their own living rooms! All classes will be featured on Facebook Live and will be uploaded to our website after they conclude. CLICK HERE to view the schedule and to learn more about accessing these classes!

March 31st | Virtual Homeschool PE Starts Thursday, April 2nd!

Our Y Health & Wellness team is excited to bring you our Virtual Homeschool PE series! Just because our doors are closed, that doesn’t mean we can’t stay fit and have FUN in the process! We’re happy to be reunited with our Homeschool PE families – And for those who have yet to experience this program – you’re invited to join in and see what it’s all about!

Join us every Thursday at 12:30 PM, LIVE on Zoom, for a 30-minute physical education lesson from trained Y staff. We will combine exercise, games, activities and FUN to give children a great foundation for a strong body and mind. The best part is – all of these activities can be done from the comforts of your own living room!

CLICK HERE to learn more and to access our FREE Homeschool PE series!


March 30th | What Our Y Preschool Teachers Have Been Up To

We wanted to set this new week off right with a positive #MondayMood and share what our Y Preschool Directors & Teachers have been up to during the closure!

  1. All preschool staff have taken the time to fully sanitize and deep clean all of the classrooms, so their awesome students will be safe upon re-opening.
  2. Our teachers have been checking in with students with virtual home visits – during these meetings, they check on the student’s work progress and socialize, as well as assist the family in any way possible.
  3. Our preschool team has been sending out learning and physical activities through our parent communication app, Bloomz.
  4. Bloomz is also a great platform for our students to show and tell their teachers what they’ve been up to while at home.
  5. Our staff has been busy getting together Preschool curriculum for their “Preparing Infants” series. Each Y location has a drop-box outside, with free packets to grab-and-go on a weekly basis. This has been especially helpful for our families without access to a printer.
  6. Just because our doors are closed, that doesn’t mean our teachers have stopped learning either! Y Preschool staff have continued their training schedules virtually, in order to become even stronger educators for our students.
  7. Our Y Preschool staff have created a Facebook group for all parents, so they can stay in touch and access fun, exclusive at-home activities.
  8. The most important thing that our Y Preschool Teachers have been up to is missing all of their students dearly! We can’t wait to get back to normal and reunite in the classroom!

March 27th | My Name is Coronavirus Book

Our Y preschool teachers are currently sharing this book with their students, which explains the Coronavirus to children, in a format they can understand. We hope this book is useful for you and your family, and will help ease some fears and stress surrounding COVID-19. CLICK HERE to read the book!


March 26th | Y @ Home Chair Yoga Video

We’ve teamed up with P3 Health Partners to produce a great beginners chair yoga routine, featuring our own Health & Wellness Director, Sonya Walker! This video is great for individuals with balance issues. We hope this Y @ Home opportunity helps you stay healthy, balanced and fit! Click on the link below to get started!

Y @ Home | Chair Yoga


March 26th | Emergency Childcare Service Cancelled

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Friday, March 27th will be our last day of operations for our Emergency Childcare service. Unfortunately, the need and interest does not exist at this time. The Y will continue to monitor the situation and will reassess if this service will be needed in the near future. We apologize for the inconvenience. VISIT THIS PAGE for interest lists, volunteer nurse registration and more info on the program, should we be able to reopen at a later time.


March 26th | Video Message from YMCA of Southern Nevada CEO

YMCA of Southern Nevada President & CEO, Mike Lubbe, asks our Y community to please stay with us during this unprecedented time. For more information about any of the initiatives the Y is currently doing or to help in any way, please keep checking this page for up-to-date information.


March 25th | SkyView YMCA to Hold Blood Drive on April 6th, in Response to Blood Shortage

Right now, the American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood product donations as uncertainties remain during this coronavirus pandemic. Blood drives continue to be canceled at an alarming rate and patients need a sufficient blood supply throughout the many weeks of this crisis and beyond.

The SkyView YMCA will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, April 6th, from 9 AM – 3 PM. The Red Cross will be bringing their mobile donation van to our Y facility, located at 3050 E Centennial Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89081.

According to the American Red Cross, their top priority is the safety of their donors, volunteers, employees and blood recipients. They have shared that donating blood is safe and they will be taking extra precautionary measures during the blood drive to ensure everyone’s health and safety. To read more about their safety protocols, please visit THIS LINK.

Please consider donating blood on April 6th, if you can.


March 20th | IMPORTANT UPDATE: Three Square Ceases Operations, YMCA Free Meal Sites Cancelled

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of Friday, March 20th, community partner Three Square has ceased all volunteer activities in their building, to ensure the health of their staff and volunteers. The pause of these activities will stay in place for the foreseeable future. This unfortunately means that they will no longer have the ability to produce and deliver meals for our YMCA Free Meal Site locations.

Our last meals will be served on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Y locations below. This will be a “grab-and-go” method – Y staff will meet you at each facility’s front door.

Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA | 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Durango Hills YMCA | 3521 N Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129

SkyView YMCA | 3050 E Centennial Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV 89081

We understand the strain this puts on our community – and we apologize for any inconvenience this brings our members and Las Vegas residents. It is our responsibility to serve our community’s greatest needs, and we realize that food insecurity is one of them. Please know that we would continue serving if we could and had the resources – but we must respect and abide by our community partner’s decision. To help, we have included a list of sites that are still serving as free meal sites in the valley. We hope that this helps with this otherwise disheartening news. As always, the Y has your back – we will continue to brainstorm ways we can best serve our community during this time. We are #VegasStrong.

CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF FREE MEAL SITES


March 20th | YMCA of Southern Nevada Begins Outreach Initiative to Support Seniors Amid Crisis

During these times of uncertainty, it is important now, more than ever, that we come together as a Y movement to remain connected and foster a sense of community. While facing this unprecedented circumstance and knowing that our older adult population is more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, we want you to know that we are doing everything we can to help make this group feel connected, heard, comforted, and loved.

STAYING INFORMED

The Y has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful for our older adult population. As a Y, it is our responsibility to ensure that our seniors get all of the help and resources that they may need during this unsettling time. CLICK HERE to view those resources.

STAYING CONNECTED

In addition, the YMCA of Southern Nevada is excited to launch our new Senior Outreach Initiative! We understand that this is a very scary, confusing and uncertain time for our senior population. The Y hopes to be able to help comfort our Active Older Adults and foster a sense of “staying connected” during this crisis.

In the coming weeks, Y staff, members and volunteers will be assigned a “Senior Buddy,” chosen from our existing Y membership base, to check in with on a frequent basis. Our senior members who are interested in participating in this initiative will receive frequent phone calls, texts messages, FaceTime/Skype calls and/or emails from a caring Y staff member or volunteer.

These “wellness checks” will serve as a reminder to our Active Older Adults that the Y is here to emotionally support them during the closure, and will be here for them in the case that any needs arise. Our volunteers will be checking on their general welfare and noting any items or resources that our senior members may need. Our overarching goal is to keep them connected to our Y community.

Anyone interested in joining our Senior Outreach Initiative to help us reach out to our seniors at the Y, please register at THIS LINK. Just one phone call can help brighten a senior’s day.

STAYING ACTIVE

We want to take this opportunity for all Active Older Adults to continue focusing on their health & wellness at home! Our partner, SilverSneakers, offers a wide variety of FREE workouts on their Facebook page. You can view those by following THIS LINK. You’ll find everything on the “videos” tab. Please let us know if you find a new favorite exercise!

In addition, we have multiple other FREE at-home workout resources, for every fitness level! Be sure to check out all of our at-home workout resources – CLICK HERE!

If you are a senior in our community who needs our help, regardless if you are a Y member or not, please reach out to us. Email info@lasvegasymca.org with any questions, thoughts, or concerns. Social responsibility is one of the pillars of our mission, and since 1944, we have existed to serve our Las Vegas community. We will get through this together.


March 20th | Options for Y Membership Holders

You probably have a lot of questions about your Y membership. Below, we give you four options for your Y membership, as well as action steps to take depending on which one you choose.

Option 1

I want to support my Y during this time. Please use my monthly dues as a donation.

By continuing to pay your membership dues, you are ensuring the YMCA can continue offering critical child care to mission-essential community members, like medical personnel and first responders, and essential staff who have to work. We will be able to continue our free meal program to community residents 18 and under, striving towards the goal of no child going hungry during this crisis. We will be also be able to continue to reach out and support our seniors with phone to help ease the challenges of isolation.

With this option, your membership dues become tax-deductible donations to the YMCA. When our YMCA is able to reopen, you will receive a tax letter for the amount you donated.

To use your monthly dues as a tax-deductible donation to the Y, please email sdavis@lasvegasymca.org

Option 2

I want to keep my Y going, sign me up for the Y Bucks Program.

With the Y Bucks Program, you can help us keep the Y going by continuing to pay your monthly membership dues. In exchange for your support during this critical time, we’re offering Y Bucks in the amount of your monthly membership dues per for each month we are closed. Consider this a “Match Your Membership” offer! These Y Bucks may be used for personal training, small group training, youth swim lessons, youth sports leagues, and more.

To keep your membership going and to sign up for the Y Bucks program, please email your branch’s membership staff below.

Option 3

Please place my membership on hold. I love the Y and I will be back!

We are looking forward to when we can all be together again. With this option, we will place your membership on hold for the duration we are closed and waive the hold fee. Please note memberships placed on hold are not eligible for the Y Bucks offer. To be eligible, you must maintain an active membership.

To put your membership on hold, please email your branch’s membership staff below.

Option 4

I love the Y but at this time we need to cancel our membership.

To cancel your membership, please email your branch’s membership staff below and they will assist you with this process.

If none of the above options work for you, please reach out to your branch’s membership staff to discuss.


March 18th | YMCA of Southern Nevada Ready to Provide Emergency Childcare for First Responders

Throughout the Y’s history, we have been called upon in times of crisis, conflict, and strife to provide critical services. In the past few days, the YMCA of Southern Nevada has been contacted by emergency services about providing childcare for their mission-critical staff. Without schools in session, they cannot work; and without work, they cannot provide for their families or serve our community.

With the support and assistance of local community partners, the Y is prepared to offer full-day emergency childcare for first responders, military, hospital personnel, and other essential staff that must report to work. During this program, children will enjoy arts, crafts, games, sports, movies, and supervision from experienced Y staff.

We will take extraordinary precautions in the provision of this service. Our emergency childcare facility has been thoroughly cleaned using HALT, a hospital-grade bacteriacidal, virucidal, mildewcidal, fungicidal, disinfectant that is proven effective against norovirus, canine parvovirus and blood borne pathogens. Upon arrival, staff and children will receive a health screen, wash and sanitize hands, and remain in small groups of ten while also practicing social distancing.

Throughout the day, registered nurses and volunteers with a health care background will monitor children and staff, looking for symptoms of COVID-19. Those that display symptoms will be sent home immediately.

The YMCA of Southern Nevada, in partnership with Three Square, will continue to provide dinner daily from 4 PM – 6 PM at our Heinrich YMCA, Durango Hills YMCA and SkyView YMCA. In the event that emergency childcare is offered, lunch and dinner will be provided to children in our emergency care. Parents should send their children with breakfast, snacks, and a water bottle with their name clearly displayed.

YMCA Emergency Childcare will operate at the Heinrich YMCA located at 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89107, from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., seven days per week. UPDATE: Due to a large amount of interest, we are prepared to open up a second emergency childcare location at our Centennial Hills YMCA located at 6601 N Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89131. Parents in need of care should express interest at THIS LINK. Per state law, children ages 3-4 years must provide a signed Health Statement from a physician before admission. A copy of this form can be found at the link above. They will also need Proof of Immunizations. Copies of immunization records can be found at webiz.nv.gov. School-age children (5-12 years) do not need a signed Health
Statement or Proof of Immunizations.

For immediate questions, please contact Association Youth & Family Director, Erica Stegall at estegall@lasvegasymca.org.

Through collaborations and community support, we can overcome and will – once again – prove we are Vegas Strong.


March 18th | YMCAs Members Across the Country Invited to Take Part in FREE Stay Health-Y Fitness Challenge!

During these times of uncertainty, it is important now, more than ever, that we come together as a Y movement to remain connected and foster a sense of community. With that being said, our fitness team friends at the YMCA of Central Ohio have been working to create an all-new, month-long virtual fitness challenge, Stay Health-Y. The challenge begins Monday, March 23rd!

This fitness challenge is designed for members to keep moving and be active in ways that may have never been thought of before. Participants log, track and complete 600 minutes of activity throughout the course of 30 days- and compete with Y members to see who can rack up the most points! Best of all- they are offering all of this FREE to members across the country. This means you’re up, Las Vegas!

Members can track workouts and meals using our YTRAAK platform. It’s simple to sign up for an account and begin log workouts/healthy meals. A cool aspect of it all is that it provides a social component- so you can see what others are logging, too, and provides a little bit of healthy competition.

They have opened up this challenge to Ys across the nation- in hopes that our members can connect with not only their immediate community but with others from all over the country to help us build a collective Y virtual community.

We hope our Y members will jump in on this challenge. All are welcome. All have access, at no cost.

Learn more about this program and register for FREE here: www.ytraak.org/stayhealthy. Confirmation code is STAYHEALTHY.

In addition, we have multiple other formats for our members to use, in order to focus on their health & wellness at home! Please check out all of your options AT THIS PAGE – we will continue to add to this list daily!


March 16th | YMCA Locations Will Serve as Three Square Open Meal Sites During Closure

The Y has confirmed that our Three Square Open Meal sites at our Heinrich Y, Durango Hills Y and SkyView Y will remain open during the closure, starting Tuesday, March 17th. These sites are open to the public (you do not have to be a member.) Ages 18 and under are welcome to a free meal. These sites will be open Monday – Friday, 4 PM – 6 PM and Saturday-Sunday, 11 AM – 1 PM. This will be a “grab-and-go” method – Y staff will meet you at each facility’s front door. Each location’s information is listed below:

Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA | 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Durango Hills YMCA | 3521 N Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129

SkyView YMCA | 3050 E Centennial Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV 89081


March 16th | Cox Announces Plans to Support Residential Customers in Need During Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out this press release regarding Cox Communication’s efforts to increase residential internet speed and the Connect2Compete program, a low-cost internet product for families with school-aged children who are enrolled in low-income assistance programs. To ensure digital equity for students without internet at home, these changes intend to help families with online learning at home. For a limited time, first month of free service has also been introduced for new Connect2Compete customers.

CLICK HERE for more info.


March 16th | Resource on Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus

We realize that these are unsettling times in our community. Here at the Y, our plan is to remain transparent and open with our communication, offer essential community services in response to need and offer resources to help keep everyone active, healthy and connected! We will be sharing additional activities and resources throughout the coming weeks, but for today, we found an article on speaking with your children about the coronavirus, because we are sure they have plenty of questions! We hope you find this helpful, please stay tuned for more resources – we will get through this, together!

CLICK HERE TO READ


March 15th | All Y Facilities Closed & Programs on Pause Until Further Notice

To our members, staff, program participants and volunteers,

Your health and safety are our first priority.

Out of an abundance of caution, the YMCA of Southern Nevada has made the difficult decision to shut down all four of our Las Vegas facilities. There was no confirmed exposure of COVID-19 in our branches, but we intend to take this time to do a deep cleaning of all facilities. We are currently working with community leaders on how the Y can best serve our community during this time. We will keep everyone informed on when we plan to reopen, and what types of community services we will offer.

Our branches will be closed starting Monday, March 16th. More information will be shared in the coming days on when we plan to reopen.

In addition, our branches will pause all classes and programs. This includes preschool, Kids’ Gym, group exercise classes, youth sports, swim lessons, group activities and more. The YMCA will reevaluate the situation and will keep all members, staff, program participants and volunteers up to date on the status of these programs.

What if I purchased a program in March?

If you have already purchased a full month of a program, you will be given a system credit to continue the program once the Y reopens. In addition, you will receive the remainder of that month at no cost.

What if I want to pause or cancel my membership?

We can completely understand. We recognize this is an ambiguous time and at the Y we always want you to feel safe. As a community benefit non-profit, membership dues are the foundation of our work. Regardless of COVID-19, there are kids and families we are still trying to serve. The community is counting on the Y and we are working hard through this crisis to be there as the community needs us. We are doing everything possible to keep our doors open and we need members like you – good humans – to help us continue to put good out there. That’s the Y difference. We understand your concerns but ask that you continue to be a part of our movement at a critical time like this. It’s easy to forget that membership means more to a Y during this time. Please help us be a part of the solution and keep your membership active. Keeping your membership active can help ensure the future of our continued community impact. Thank YOU for helping us make our community a better place.

Any membership options can be discussed by reaching out to your local branch’s Membership Team:

Can my children still take part in the Three Square Open Meal Site?

The Y has confirmed that our Three Square Open Meal sites at our Heinrich Y, Durango Hills Y and SkyView Y will remain open during the closure, starting Tuesday, March 17th. These sites are open to the public (you do not have to be a member.) Ages 18 and under are welcome to a free meal. These sites will be open Monday – Saturday, approximately 4 PM – 6 PM. This will be a “grab-and-go” method – Y staff will meet you at each facility’s front door. Each location’s information is listed below:

Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA | 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Durango Hills YMCA | 3521 N Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129

SkyView YMCA | 3050 E Centennial Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV 89081

If I’m a military member, what happens if you’re closed and I do not get my required amount of scans this month?

We love our military members & families! We will place all Department of Defense memberships on hold, and will work with the Armed Services Y to reinstate this program once operations return to normal.

How can I keep up with my workout routine at home?

Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. The Y fully supports your decision to stay active while at home – kudos to you! We have a variety of at-home exercise options for you to try, at no extra charge to you! Please see below for a few different formats for all skill and ability levels. We hope you’ll find a new class you love!

To see a list of all of our at-home workout options, CLICK HERE!

How can I keep my kids engaged and entertained at home?

We have compiled some amazing resources for you to help keep your little ones active, stimulated and learning! From virtual museum tours to fun DIY STEM activities, we hope the following helps keep boredom at bay.

CLICK HERE FOR ACTIVITIES!

Thank you for being part of our YMCA family. We appreciate your patience during this unsettling time, and we hope to be back to normal operations very soon.

Stay Healthy,

YMCA of Southern Nevada


March 14th | All AOA Group Exercise Classes Cancelled & Kim Reed Center Closed

We have been in touch with you over the past couple of days to keep you informed about the steps we are taking to try to decrease the spread of the virus, along with the empowering actions everyone can take to minimize the potential for exposure and infection.

While facing this unprecedented circumstance and knowing that our older adult population is more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking the following actions for programs and activities that directly involve close contact with either program/class participants and/or instructors.

As of today, all AOA Group Exercise classes at all 4 Y locations will be cancelled until further notice.

In addition, our Kim Reed Center at the Heinrich YMCA is also closed until further notice. Staff will be using this time to clean and sanitize the space, and will not allow access until it is cleared to be re-opened.

We want to take this opportunity for all active older adults to continue focusing on their health & wellness at home! Our partner, SilverSneakers, offers a wide variety of FREE workouts on their Facebook page. You can view those by following THIS LINK. You’ll find everything on the “videos” tab. Please let us know if you find a new favorite exercise! (A special shout-out to Ellen, one of our fabulous members, for recommending this!)

In addition, we urge all members who are affected by these cancellations to continue to remain connected to your friends and family. FaceTime is a wonderful tool to connect with loved ones from a distance. Maybe there is a new book you’ve been meaning to read, or a puzzle you have been wanting to finish. If that’s the case, there’s no better time than now! (And if you have any good book suggestions, please feel free to share them here – we’re looking for new reads too!)

We will get through this together. The Y truly appreciates all of our members’ patience at this time, and we hope to see you back in our facilities very soon!

March 13th | Free At-Home Workouts!

Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. While we would love to see you at the Y, we honor and respect each individual’s choice with regard to your health. If you are practicing social distancing, we support this decision and have a variety of at-home exercise options for you to try with the announcement of our new line of virtual classes, called Y360!

Now, free to all members for a limited time, you can take group exercise classes right in your own home! You can now find some of your favorite classes on YouTube. With several classes available ranging from eight to thirty minutes, we know you’ll find a class you love.

FIND VIDEOS HERE!


March 13th |  Cancellation Notice

Knowing that our older adult population is more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, we have taken precautionary measures to postpone large group activities with our seniors. The following events have been cancelled until further notice:

The YMCA is a community-focused organization committed to Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. It is our goal to provide as much reasonable protection for our members, staff and community as possible. We realize these changes are a disruption to routines and the communities within our walls. We want to reassure you that as a group, the Y is doing everything we can to continually assess the situation and make decisions based on the greatest potential for positive outcomes.

It is because of all of you that we can say that we are an amazing place. We couldn’t be US without YOU. We wish you and your families all the best in health. Any questions you may have can be shared with your branch leadership teams or program director. We will do our very best to continue to keep you informed.


March 12th | Message from Y CEO, Mike Lubbe

CLICK HERE TO READ