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 UPDATE: 11/23

On Tuesday, November 17th Governor Pritzker announced that the State of Illinois would move into Tier 3 mitigations. We at the NSYMCA continue to work with the Cook County Department of Health, IDPH and the CDC as the safety of our members, program participants, and staff is of the utmost importance to us. To comply with the Tier 3 mitigations we will be making the following changes taking affect Friday November 20th.

Program Changes

  • In-person Group Exercise classes including water fitness will be paused
    • Friday- Sunday Groups ex classes will be live-streamed on Facebook Live
    • Monday all classes will be streamed and available on Virtual Y (please see information below)
  • Masks will be required in all locations throughout the building except while swimming in the water. This includes locker rooms, pool deck, while working out and outdoor exercise.
  • Small group classes will be virtual or outdoors.
  • Locker rooms will be used for pool participants and as restrooms only.
  • No racquetball

Programs that will go Virtual

  • Dance classes will be virtual
  • Art classes will be virtual
  • Chronic disease prevention classes will be virtual including Weight Loss Group and DPP.

Programs will take a “pause” based on the state guidelines.

  • Swim team – Special Olympics & Flying Turtles
  • Gymnastics
  • Sports classes
  • Special Services classes – Yoga & Exercise Connection
  • Parent/Child swim lessons.
  • A voucher will be placed on your account for the classes missed. All vouchers will be applied by 12/19.

 

There will be no change in the following areas:

  • Room capacities will stay at 25%
  • Lap swim, fitness center & weight room will continue to require appointments to workout
  • Personal Training may be held in person or virtual
  • AES programs will continue to be virtual
  • Sanitization will happen after all appointments and will continue in high touch areas every 2 hours
  • Remote Learning and Special Needs Remote learning will continue to run
  • Swim Lessons- Preschool, Youth & Adult Classes 
  • Private Swim Lessons

 

VIRTUAL Y

We are excited to announce that Monday, November 23rd we will be rolling out Virtual Y which is FREE with your paying NSYMCA membership!

Virtual Y is an extension of our Y that you can take with you anywhere. Want to work out with your favorite instructor from home or while traveling – NOW YOU CAN workout anytime from anywhere! There will be a link on the website and all you need is the email on file to login.

Virtual Y includes:

Wellness Center:

  • Live stream & prerecorded/on-demand videos
  • Your favorite instructors doing your favorite workouts: Great for travel and will include hotel & treadmill workouts so you can stay healthy and on track with your wellness goals no matter where you are.
    • Yoga, barre, cycle, yoga sculpt, strength, high intensity, and many other formats will be available for any type of workout you are looking for.
  • Virtual Personal Training so you can get that 1 on 1 instruction while in the comfort of your own home.
  • Prewritten goal-specific exercises to help you on your wellness journey – specific workouts for losing weight, staying limber, running a 5k, and more.

Self-Care/Mindfulness - Part of our mission is to keep our minds as well as our bodies healthy so we are including a self-care/mindfulness area of our Virtual Y platform. This area will include the following:

  • Guided meditations
  • Breathing exercises
  • Other ways to help take care of ourselves

Adult Education Series - Our amazing Adult Education Series information will also be on Virtual Y with recordings of all of the seminars to watch at your leisure.

Family Center - Family is at the backbone of our organization, and we want to ensure you have activities and resources available. We will have access to a variety of activities to keep kids and families connected, such as:

  • Virtual field trips where you can travel the world from your living room
  • Storytime videos to keep the little ones busy
  • Arts & crafts lessons
  • Recipe Videos
  • Much more

In the coming months, we will be adding a proper form workout, Chronic Disease Resource Center, Mental Health resources, program simulcasts, and much more.

 

We are so grateful for all of our members who have stayed with us through this Pandemic. It is because of you and the amazing staff that we have been able to serve the community safely for the last 7 months. Studies show that regular exercise helps with depression and anxiety and an increased immune system can continue to help fight illness. We hope you will stay with us during this “pause” and you enjoy Virtual Y!

For More information please contact the front desk or specific staff based on programs listed below

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