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! Our doors are open for members, but we know some are still relying on our at-home content!

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THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US

Thank you for being patient while we worked 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

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

Virtual Fitness Pass

Your virtual fitness pass gives you exclusive recorded content Monday to Friday from instructors you love. Register weekly to receive our daily emails.

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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

View June's Gymnastics Newsletter

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

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