Health

Corona Virus Updates

updates from the ceo

effective thursday, april 1, 2021

Due to changes in the Governor’s Executive Order, the following changes will be made effective April 1, 2021:

Reservations are no longer required for:
·        Upper Level Wellness Center
·        Lower Level Wellness Center
·        Basketball Shooting (Gym)
·        Family Swim
·        Kids Gym

Members may use the Wellness Centers at their leisure during building hours.  The Lower Level Wellness Center is open 4:00 am – 11:00 pm with FOB use after main building hours.  Basketball shooting is available as scheduled on the Gym Schedule.  Family Swim is available as scheduled on the Pool Schedule.  Kids Gym is open Monday – Friday 5:00-7:30 pm.  Capacity of all areas are posted.  If capacity is reached, next member must wait until somebody leave the area to enter. 

The following areas/ activities require scheduled reservations due to limited available capacity and are open to members only:
·        Lap Swim
·        Group Exercise and Cycling Classes
·        Water Fitness Classes
·        Child Watch
·        Racquetball Courts
·        Pickleball Courts

Building Hours are:
Monday – Friday       5:15 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday                  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday                   12:00 noon-4:00 pm

Masks and six feet of social distancing are still required in all areas of the building, including while exercising.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping each other well and following the State of Minnesota mandates. 

Sincerely,

Jenny Holweger
CEO

 

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. Please also check the Y Facebook and Y Group Exercise page for 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.  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

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

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.
 

View PDF QUICK START KIT: GET TOGETHER 

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.
 

View PDF QUICK START KIKT: PLAY EVERY DAY

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.
 

View PDF QUICK START KIT: EAT HEALTHY

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.
 

View PDF QUICK START: GO OUTSIDE. GROW OUTSIDE

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.
 

View PDF QUICK START: SLEEP WELL

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:
 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

PRESCHOOL

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

 
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