Corona Virus Updates

updates from the ceo

The y will reopen monday, december 23

December 17, 2020

Dear YMCA Members,

As per the Governor’s announcement on December 16, the YMCA will be allowed to reopen only the upper and lower-level fitness centers with additional restrictions.  The facility will reopen on Monday, December 21 at 5:15 am.  Reservations will be required as before.  New restrictions require that masks be worn at all times while in the YMCA, including while exercising, and social distancing of 12 feet is required while exercising. 

The holiday hours will be:
Monday, December 21 – Wednesday, December 23   5:15 am-7:30 pm
*Lower-Level Fitness Center will be available from 4:00 am-5:15 am and 7:30 pm-11:00 pm with reservation and FOB access.
Thursday, December 24-Sunday, December 27          Closed
*Lower-Level Fitness Center will be available from 4:00 am – 11:00 pm with reservation and FOB access.
Monday, December 28-Wednesday, December 30      5:15 am-7:30 pm
*Lower-Level Fitness Center will be available from 4:00 am-5:15 am and 7:30 pm-11:00 pm with reservation and FOB access.
Thursday, December 31                                                5:15 am – 12:00 noon
*Lower-Level Fitness Center will be available from 4:00 am-5:15 am and 12:00 noon-11:00 pm with reservation and FOB access.
Friday, January 1                                                         9:00 am – 4:00 pm
*Lower Level Fitness Center will be available from 4:00 am-9:00 am and 4:00 pm noon-11:00 pm with reservation and FOB access.
Saturday, January 2-Sunday, January 3                      Closed
*Lower-Level Fitness Center will be available from 4:00 am – 11:00 pm with reservation and FOB access.

With the reopening, the lower-level fitness center will only be staffed when the main building is open.  As always, we request that members follow the governor’s orders.  If you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus or have symptoms, please do not enter the facility.  Mask are required at all times, including while exercising.  Social distancing of 12 ft. between machines and people is required at all times.  Please wipe down your equipment with disinfectant provided before and after using equipment and please spray your cloth and wipe down your bottle of disinfectant as you leave.  The facility is video monitored and any member found to violate the requirements listed above will have their membership suspended.  These requirements allow the YMCA to remain open.  Please help the Y be there for you and other members. 

More information for January 4th and beyond will be available closer to January 4, as we anticipate more information from the Governor on ability to offer classes, youth sports, swimming and other activities.  Please check back on the YMCA website, Facebook page or newsletters and emails for the latest information.  And PLEASE continue to wear your mask, social distance and wash your hands when you are away from home or have visitors.  The YMCA’s reopening prospects are dependent on all our actions as a Minnesota community. 

Thank you for staying with the Y.  


Jenny Holweger


Group Exercise OPTions AT home

To support your health and well-being goals we are offering Y360, an exciting new YMCA on-demand fitness program for adults and kids to do at home. You and your family can exercise together and have some fitness fun! You can access it today at Y360 On-Demand. Another resource is MOSSA Move, a virtual workout platform, that is free for you for 60 days.  You can access this resource at MOSSA Moves. Please also check the Y Facebook and Y Group Exercise page for daily fitness challenges and workouts hosted by our Kandiyohi County YMCA staff.  We havent' forgotten about our Silver population either.  Please go to SilverSneakers Go to download the mobile app or SilverSneakers On-Demand to find videos and other ways to stay physically active and engaged during this time.  Also, for your wellbeing and mental health, we encourage you to get out into nature and to check out these 10 mindfulness tips.

Contact Dean for more information fitness challenges and workouts.

Join the Y Group Exercise Page

Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA YouTube Classes & Challenges

Y360 On Demand

10 Mindfulness Tips

Download the SilverSneakers Go app

Get Started with SilverSneakers On-Demand videos

Silver & Fit Facebook Live Group Ex Classes

Social Distance Run & Walk Club

Personal Fitness During the shutdown

Personal Training

During the shutdown no new clients will be taken but current clients are encouraged to remain in contact with their trainer. Trainers will work remotely with clients to ensure they are meeting their fitness goals. Session time will not be charged to the client. Contact Zach to have your questions answered.

View this PDF for more information on our personal training program.

Get to Know the Trainers!

Greg, Janel

Virtual Personal Training

Through the power of your internet connection we are able to come directly to you at home to give you advice, encouragement, and to push you to the goals you want to achieve. All sessions are 30 minutes via Zoom with your own YMCA personal trainer. Contact Dean for more information or to register for Virtual Personal Training!

FB Live and Zoom Fitness Classes

Looking for ways to keep moving during quarantine?

Contact Dean for more information!

For more prerecorded Challenges and Group Exercise classes find us on FaceBook and or our Group Exercise FB Page.

Virtual Class Schedule Winter 2020

healthy family home 

Positive Family Interactions are extremely important right now.  With “play dates” with friends being discouraged and the need to limit travels even in around town, it can be challenging to spend time together at home.  Today and over the next 4 days, your Y is sharing Healthy Family Home Tips.  Give them a try and enjoy family time! 

TIP #1: Strong relationships are one of the cornerstones of health and well-being. Few relationships are as important as those between adults and children when it comes to helping kids learn, grow and thrive.


TIP #2: Play may be the best way to prevent childhood obesity. Put more play into your family’s day, and you will soon find yourself getting the activity that will have your family feeling energized and strong.


TIP #3: At the Y, we believe that small steps lead to big changes. With a balanced approach, even the busiest of families can discover ways to eat healthier and feel better.


TIP #4: Good things happen when we unplug and go outside to play together. Kids and adults benefit from contact with nature as well as unstructured play and exploration.


TIP #5: One of the best ways to raise healthy kids is to make sure they—and you—get enough sleep.  A healthy family depends on it.


food, fun & family

We know being stuck at home can sometimes be pretty boring. The YMCA wants to help you spice up your food life a little during these unusual days.  Try the links below for help with healthier habits at home and family fun recipe packet.  

Food, Family, Fun Handbook

Food, Family, Fun Recipe Packet

talking to your kids about covid-19

The World Health Organization officially declared coronavirus a pandemic. Health experts predict that the virus and its impact on our communities are just beginning.You play an important role in helping children and teens better understand what's happening and help them manage their own related worries or anxiety.

Here are some tips that can help:






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