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Your Y At Home Resources

We know life may look at little different right now, but we want to offer some resources to help the whole family! Whether it be a workout routine or art project, we are here to help!

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Thank you for all the positive messages of support these last few days. We are grateful to have such a strong Y community – supporting each other and our YMCA.

As our Y responds to our community’s needs during this unprecedented time, we ask that you retain your membership with us. Not as a facility member, but as a cause-driven member. Your membership fees enable our Y to help the community, support our employees, and remain strong through these extraordinary circumstances. We realize that not all of you will be able to do that, but if you can, we’re asking that you stay with us, as we respond to and support our neighbors and community – together. Staying with us ensures our Y remains strong during this difficult time and is poised to help and support those neighbors who need us most for years to come. Our hope is that this suspension in services will be brief. We are committed to working safely and confidently as we move through and emerge from this health crisis together.

Thank you for your partnership, your patience, and your trust. Your participation and engagement make our YMCA the organization it is. The Y is not a place. It is a collection of people joined together, all of us, committed to improving lives and strengthening the community.

Thank you for being patient while we work on decisions and logistics behind the scenes. These are hard times for everyone with many unknowns. We know that our community relies on our YMCA not only as a place to be active and exercise, but also as a safe space where we can come together to build connections and find friendships. Now, more than ever, we need to band together to provide friends and families with the help and encouragement they need during these uncertain times. We are asking you to #StayWithUs as a cause-driven member so that we can continue our mission of strengthening community. #WeAreCommunity

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We have some online classes available to get back in the swing of things!

Click Here To View Our Virtual & Outdoor Fitness Classes

Yoga & Barre Sessions

Have you been missing interacting with your Yoga and Barre instructors and classmates? We have you covered! Let’s get back in the swing with Zoom workouts with instructors including Amy, Alicia, Catherine, Mary, Nancy, Ruth & Stacey! Our 3 Week Mini Zoom Sessions start the week of May 11th!
Members: $15 | Non-Members: $27
Register Online ›

Quarantine Tri On Your Time

Our 10 week triathlon is back with a twist! Our new digital Tri On Your Time program makes it possible for you to log your progress for running and biking ONLINE, and replaces our swim component with an online fitness class, or online lap tracking is you have your own pool! This “race” is designed for all levels, so get ready to jump back into fitness from wherever you are with the support of the Edwardsville YMCA! At the end of the 10 weeks, you will be awarded an exclusive t-shirt reflecting your completed Ironman level!
Start the week of May 11th!
Members: $20 | Non-Members: $35
Register Online ›

Virtual Couch To 5K

Join Coach Beth Wittek for this class that will get you moving – all the way from Netflix and snacks to tennis shoes and the track in just 6 weeks! We’ll hold Zoom check-in meetings on Thursdays at 1:00pm and you’ll receive guidance and your training instructions for the week every Monday! Our 6 Week Mini Zoom Sessions start the week of May 11th!
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $24
Register Online ›

My Very Own Ballet (Age 3)

A great way to gear up for Ballet, this independent class teaches basic stretching, barre, leaps, jumps, fun terminology and dance activities in a nurturing environment.
3 Week Mini Session Starts May 12th!
Tues 9:45 – 10:15am | Miss Summer
Wed 4:00 – 4:30pm | Miss Audree
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $25

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Ballet 1 (Ages 4 - 6)

Class will learn basic skills, terminology, coordination, dance discipline and practice.
3 Week Mini Session Starts May 12th!
Tues 10:30 – 11:00am | Miss Summer
Wed 4:45 – 5:15pm | Miss Audree
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $24

Register Online ›

Active Older Adults

We know you are missing your normal routine including taking classes and socializing. Check out these low-impact workouts, recipes and entertainment ideas.

Arts, Entertainment & More!

At Home Workouts

Join people nationwide for the YMCA’s FREE fitness challenge to Stay Health-Y 600. Click Here To Sign Up
We know you are missing classes, but YMCA’s around the nation are sharing their resources to keep everyone active. View YMCA360
View Our Online Workout Schedule (With Links Included)

Upcoming Opportunities

3 Week Mini Yoga & Barre Sessions

Have you been missing interacting with your Yoga and Barre instructors and classmates? We have you covered! Let’s get back in the swing with Zoom workouts with instructors including Amy, Alicia, Catherine, Mary, Nancy, Ruth & Stacey! Our 3 Week Mini Zoom Sessions start the week of May 11th!
Members: $15 | Non-Members: $27

 

Quarantine Tri On Your Time

Our 10 week triathlon is back with a twist! Our new digital Tri On Your Time program makes it possible for you to log your progress for running and biking ONLINE, and replaces our swim component with an online fitness class, or online lap tracking is you have your own pool! This “race” is designed for all levels, so get ready to jump back into fitness from wherever you are with the support of the Edwardsville YMCA! At the end of the 10 weeks, you will be awarded an exclusive t-shirt reflecting your completed Ironman level!
Start the week of May 11th!
Members: $20 | Non-Members: $35

 

Virtual Couch To 5K

Join Coach Beth Wittek for this class that will get you moving – all the way from Netflix and snacks to tennis shoes and the track in just 6 weeks! We’ll hold Zoom check-in meetings on Thursdays at 1:00pm and you’ll receive guidance and your training instructions for the week every Monday! Our 6 Week Mini Zoom Sessions start the week of May 11th!
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $24

Our Daily At Home Workouts

While you are at home, we want you to be able to stick with or even start a new workout routine. We have daily workouts that allow all fitness levels to get something out of it.

Workout Of The Day

Helping Our Kids Stay Active

We have found some third-party resources to help get your kids active!

Aquatics & Sports

Aquatics

YMCA SWIM LESSON – TAKE HOME ACTIVITIES
Keep your children engaged in water safety with these home activities from our YMCA Swim Lesson Program. These are activities broken down by the various skills that parents can practice at home with their children. No pool, goggles, or swim suits necessary!

Virtual Gymnastics

We know you are missing your Gymnastics classes, but we got you covered! Follow our Gymnastics Facebook Page

We’ve joined the GK Give Back Program! Our GYM CODE is EDWARDYMCAIL and can be used when purchasing anything from the NEW Summer 2020 GK collection – just look for the GK heart icons on included styles! When you enter our GYM CODE at checkout, the Edwardsville YMCA will receive 30% of your total (pre-tax) back from GK to use on what we need most! And the best part, GK will send your new gear directly to you! But, you have to hurry – this program ends June 5th! Thank you for being a part of the Edwardsville YMCA family and supporting us during this time. For more details about the GK Give Back Program, visit gkelite.com.

Make a Homemade Floor Bar
Follow along with the Women’s High Performance Team Director, Tom Forster, as he provides instructions on how to make a floor bar from home! Click here to view.

Norbert’s Athletic Equipment
We recently received an email from Norbert’s providing us with a coupon code that provides our gym with 5% cash back on all purchases. Currently, they have many items in stock and ready to ship for athletes to exercise at home. You can visit their website HERE. Make sure to use code YM010 at checkout!

Stretching & Conditioning Resources

Crafts, Dance, Music & More

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My Very Own Ballet (Age 3)

A great way to gear up for Ballet, this independent class teaches basic stretching, barre, leaps, jumps, fun terminology and dance activities in a nurturing environment.
3 Week Mini Session Starts May 12th!
Tues 9:45 – 10:15am | Miss Summer
Wed 4:00 – 4:30pm | Miss Audree
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $25
Click Here To Sign Up

Ballet 1 (Ages 4 – 6)

Class will learn basic skills, terminology, coordination, dance discipline and practice.
3 Week Mini Session Starts May 12th!
Tues 10:30 – 11:00am | Miss Summer
Wed 4:45 – 5:15pm | Miss Audree
Members: $12 | Non-Members: $25
Click Here To Sign Up

Your Dancing Needs

Ms. Darla’s Dance Challenge

Our advanced dance teacher, Darla is here with a poem and a #MovementMonday challenge for kids. Get your best dance moves together and share them with us on this post or by emailing Natasha Howard at nhoward@edwymca.com. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Lets Learn To Dance 

School's In Session

Allison Cassens Early Childhood Development Center

Our teachers miss seeing their kids everyday!

Check Out Ms. Kim’s At-Home Content:

Check Out Ms. Danyelle’s At-Home Content:

Check Out Ms. Dawn’s At-Home Content:

Check Out Ms. Stephanie’s At-Home Content:

Miss Caitlin’s Musical Corner

Ms. Meredith Cooking Corner

Ms. Megan’s Art & Craft Corner

Preschool

Our teachers miss seeing their preschool kids at the Niebur Center everyday!

  • Let’s Go On A Scavenger Hunt from Ms. B

External Resources

The Khan Academy has some suggested schedules to keep the kids in a routine. They want to support teachers and parents to the best of their ability as we all navigate this crisis together.

Fun Things For The Kids!

Ed/Glen Non-Profit Coalition

While our world is navigating this unprecedented time, we continue to look for areas to make positive impacts in our community. Our initiative is to assist community non-profit organizations as they serve those in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to streamline communication, minimize oversights and duplication of efforts, the Edwardsville YMCA, City of Edwardsville, Edwardsville Public Library and Main Street Community Center have partnered together to form Ed/Glen Non-Profit Coalition to help connect the needs of nonprofits with community resources.

Non-Profits And Those Looking To Help Should Contact:

Area Nonprofits Contact:
Natasha Howard at nhoward@edwymca.com

Individuals & Groups Interested In Donating Time, Money, Goods or Services Contact:
Jessica Johnson at jjohnson@edwymca.com

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HERE TO HELP

The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR” to the same number: 5-5-2-0-2-0. Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support. Individuals can also text 5-5-2-0-2-0, with key words such as “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” and will receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services. –  Madison County Health Department Facebook

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!