Stick With Us

Stick With Us Response Form

Dear Members,

 

This is a challenging time; unlike anything we have experienced. While we need to maintain social distance today, our Y community is strong and connected. We will get through this together and when we emerge from this challenging moment, we look forward to welcoming you and your families back through our doors.

We’re asking you to stick with us if you can. Your support ensures that the Y we know, and love will continue to thrive after this situation has subsided.

When you belong to the Y, you are not only a member of a health and wellness facility, you are a member of a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening our community. We are continuing to support our community while our facility operations are temporarily suspended. 

How we are supporting our community:

  • We have completed calls to a variety of children, families, and seniors to support and connect during this time of isolation.
  • We have strived to support our employees, who are your neighbors, friends, and colleagues while complying with CDC and federal recommendations.
  • We have completed deep cleaning and maintenance projects to enhance your member experience upon our reopening.
  • We are working to coordinate blood and food drives to support the critical needs of our community.

Your health, and the health of our community, continues to be a top priority for the Hobart Family YMCA. To maintain your health during this time we will continue to share healthful and helpful resources on our Facebook and Instagram and our Y Blog. We have also partnered with the Crossroads YMCA to provide you with virtual resources at no extra cost. They can be played from any device in the comfort of your home. Click here for virtual memberships.

If it’s your choice to support us with your fees – thank you.  If you would like to do something different, we are able to assist you. Please complete the Google Form below to inform us of your decision. 

Please notify us by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 3rd of your requested membership changes.

Stick With Us Response Form

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for our YMCA community, as well as our community at large as we all navigate through this together.

In service, 

 

Andrew Zimmer

CEO, Hobart Family YMCA

Facility Closure 3/16/20 – 3/31/20

Dear Hobart Family YMCA Members & Participants,

At the Hobart Family YMCA, the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers and the community beyond have always been and will always be a top priority.

We have been attentively monitoring all national and local updates surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) prevalent disease. To ensure the health of our entire Y community, we have decided to close the Hobart Family YMCA to the public effective March 16 at 6:00 pm through at least March 31. We will have opportunities for staff to continue working to help support their families.

The decision to close the Hobart Family YMCA has been made to best ensure the safety of everyone. We understand that closing our facility will affect our community. We appreciate your continued support as our staff works diligently through these challenging times. We will have opportunities for staff to continue working to help support their families.

During this closure, you can expect regular updates from our website www.hobartymca.org and our social media. We know that staying fit and active is our best way to build a strong immune system and stay healthy. To stay active, here is a free virtual class option to help keep you active and working out at home. There are even classes to engage the whole family: (https://watch.lesmillsondemand.com/at-home-workouts). This will be free and remain available as long as the disruption from Coronavirus continues.

We ask everyone to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/) guidelines and take their own measures to protect themselves, including not putting themselves in situations with large crowds or where they come in close contact with others, staying home if they do not feel well, frequently washing their hands with soap and water and covering their coughs and sneezes.

We will continue to work with the health department and local physicians to determine what other actions, if any, would be prudent on our part and when it will be safe to reopen our facilities. We will assess the situation and communicate the next step plans after March 31.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this evolving and challenging situation. We look forward to serving our community as soon as possible.

Respectfully,

Andrew Zimmer
CEO
Hobart Family YMCA

 

Dear Hobart Family YMCA Community,

We regret to inform you that the Hobart Family YMCA will not be continuing with any of our regularly scheduled programs effective Saturday, March 14th, 2020 through Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. Our childcare programs will not resume until Monday April 13th, 2020, to be proactive in the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will reevaluate the state of our decision and communicate another update by Monday, March 30th, 2020.

The following classes and services will not be available:

  • 1st Choice Before and After School program
  • Hobart YMCA Preschool
  • Swim Lessons
  • Fun Zone
  • Water & Land Group Exercise Classes
  • Youth Sports
  • Guest Passes
  • 21st Century Program

For those who are currently registered in a paid program affected by the cancellation of classes, you will be issued a prorated system credit reflecting the classes that will be missed during the program shut down. (example: The Tiny Ballerina member class participants will be credited $10.87 for the three (3) classes missed and the non-member class participants will be credited $18.37.) Please allow us up to fourteen (14) full business days to make those credits on your account available.

We are also, postponing both Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, March 21st and Swim, Splash, Hunt on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. We have reached this decision to assist our community to avoid large crowds and mass public events. We will provide plenty of notice when these events are rescheduled.

Our facility will remain open to current members however, we do insist that for public safety and concern at this time that those who are high risk, please ensure you are making decisions for yourself accordingly.

The CDC is making rapid updates about the condition of the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay informed please visit, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Please pray for the sick and vulnerable in our world, as well as, those in the medical profession.

Thank you for your patience and support,

 

Andrew Zimmer
CEO, Hobart Family YMCA

 

Keeping Communities Healthy

Dear Hobart Family YMCA Community,

Over the last week, you may have heard of the Coronavirus that is raising health concerns across the globe. According to Center for Disease Control (CDC), the general public in the U.S. is at low risk of contracting the 2019-nCoV.

As with any newly emerging infectious disease, knowledge evolves with time and recommendations are changing rapidly. We are closely monitoring information from public health officials and will follow their prevention guidelines to help keep our facilities clean and community safe.

Should this issue escalate in our community, the Y will take necessary precautions to ensure that our staff and community are safe. We’ve educated our staff and are practicing additional hygiene and cleaning practices to ensure that our facilities and program locations remain safe.

These general practices are also in place for YMCA staff and participants:

  • Frequent hand washing is encouraged and practiced with warm water and soap
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette is encouraged (cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash)
  • Common areas are frequently cleaned including frequent cleaning of door handles, fitness equipment, lockers, tables/countertops, phones and other common “high-touch” items in each Y facility.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in our facility.
  • YMCA staff, members and participants are asked to stay home when ill (and to remain home for 24 hours after symptoms have disappeared if the illness is flu-like or gastrointestinal)

If you would like more information on the Coronavirus, please refer to

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Please be sure to check in on neighbors to ensure they are ok. In times like this social isolation is more common. A simple phone call can go a long way. Thank you for working with us to ensure our community is safe and welcoming.

Sincerely,

Andrew Zimmer

CEO, Hobart Family YMCA

 

Basketball Clinic for Ages 8-14!

The Hobart Family YMCA basketball clinics are for all basketball players ages 8-14 who are serious about improving their skills and elevating their game to the next level. This seasons clinic will be ran by Hobart Middle and High School basketball coaches. Participants will work on ball handling, shooting, and basketball IQ as well as strength, speed, and agility.

Clinic runs from 3/20/2020 4/17/2020

Fridays
6:00 – 7:00 pm; Ages 8-10
7:00 – 8:00 pm; Ages 11-14

Member Fee: $25
Non Member Fee: $50

Contact Hugh Harshbarger at sports@hobartymca.org for more information.

NEW Family Exercise Classes

Drop on in for our NEW family program fitness classes!

Family Cardio Drumming is a all ages exercise class that you can improve cardio and drum along to the music. This class has wonderful benefits such as muscle toning, relieving stress, improving endurance, strengthening stabilizer muscles and enhancing overall fitness.

Mondays 5:00 – 5:30 pm starting Monday, March 2nd

Family Aquacise is a all ages aquatic exercise class that you can and your children can do together. This class is made up of various cardio and strength exercises in our indoor heated pool.

Mondays 5:15 – 6:00 pm starting Wednesday, March 4th

All Sorts of Sports

Come learn the fundamentals of an assortment of sports. This course is a great way for children ages 3-14 to find a sport that interests them. Sports that will be covered are: basketball, baseball, football, soccer, pickleball, & volleyball.

Mondays & Thursdays
3-4 yrs; 5-5:30 pm
5-7 yrs; 5:30-6:30 pm
8-10 yrs; 6:30-7:30 pm
11-14 yrs; 7:30-8:30 pm
Price: $42 Members & $82 Non-members

Course will run for 6 weeks, beginning on

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Register NOW!

FREE Dance Demo Classes! Check them all out!

FREE DEMO Dates:

Tiny Ballerina- Feb. 18th  11:45-12:15 pm (Tues)

Youth Hip Hop Dance (3-5) Feb. 18th 3:00-3:30 pm (Tues)

Youth Hip Hop Dance (5-9) Feb. 18th 4:30-5:15 pm (Tues)

Youth Ballroom (10 & Over) Feb. 18th 5:30-6:15 pm (Tues)

Youth Hip Hop Dance (10 & Over) Feb. 19th 4:30-5:15 pm (Wed)

Youth Ballroom (ages 5-9) Feb. 19th 5:30-6:15 pm (Wed)

Adult Ballroom (16 & Over) Feb.21st 5:30-6:15 pm (Fri)

Senior Ballroom (50 & Over) Feb. 22nd 11:30-12:15 pm (Sat)

Adult Hip Hop Cardio Feb. 22nd 1:00-1:45 pm (Sat)

 

Wellness Workshops with Mari Hahn

Join Health Coach, Mari J Hahn for a wide variety of Wellness Workshops designed to teach you helpful ways to manage and incorporate healthy lifestyle practices.

Register for our workshops here!

Stress Management – Thursday, February 6th

We all have stress – it is inevitable. It is how we manage it that makes a difference. When you find that stress is making you crazy or causing health problems or perhaps it is impacting your work or home life or you are getting sick a lot, then it is time to put stress in its place. In this workshop, we will take a look at ways to reduce stress and manage stress better for a happier, more workable life. I promise you will find at least two new things to try that you have not thought of before. Each participant will complete a customized plan for addressing their unique stress situation.

Note: Always discuss serious stress/mental health issues with your health care provider. Information in this workshop is not intended to take the place of medical care.

Home Remedies for Pain – Thursday, March 5th

Dealing with pain is difficult. Whether you have back pain, knee pain, arthritis pain, tension headaches or simply tight muscles, in this workshop you will learn safe, effective things you can do to manage and reduce your pain at home. This class will incorporate natural remedies, simple stretches as well as breathing and relaxation techniques. Taught by Certified Massage Therapist Mari J Hahn. Presenter has over 25 years of experience as a massage therapist, helping people ease and reduce their pain.

Note: Always discuss serious pain/injuries with your health care provider. Information in this workshop is not intended to take the place of medical care.

Planning Meals for Optimal Health and Energy – Thursday, April 2nd

You’ve heard the statistics: we eat healthier and less expensively when we prepare meals at home. But with busy schedules, it is hard to find time to shop and cook every day. That’s where this workshop can help. It’s all about my favorite topic – FOOD. Our food is our body’s energy source. When we make good food choices we have more energy to get through the day. In this workshop you will get ideas and tools to plan healthy, delicious meals for whoever you cook for. We will discuss batch cooking, quick and easy sides, how to get more veggies into your life, cooking methods, and even healthy dessert ideas. You will leave with a plan for one week of meals AND easy recipes PLUS ideas and tools to make great food easily at home.

Note: This class is helpful for people of all cooking skill levels. Whether you are single, cooking for one, two or a large family, this class will help you plan, shop and get ideas for choosing healthy, easy foods to boost your energy.

Your Keys to a Great Night’s Sleep – Thursday, May 7th

Good sleep is vital for our overall health and when we are sleep deprived, there are many negative impacts on our health. Many factors can impact our sleep and each person’s experience is unique. In this workshop we will take a look at some of the main culprits that keep us from getting a restful night of sleep PLUS tools and ideas to help YOU get more sleep. We will discuss everything from caffeine to insomnia to stretching to meditation and even a couple home remedies that are safe and helpful to getting good sleep. You will leave with a customized plan of action to help you get more Zzzzzzzz’s.

Note: Always discuss serious insomnia and sleep issues with your health care provider. Information in this workshop is not intended to take the place of medical care.