December 2021 News: Share the Gift of the Y

Woman getting healthy by lifting weights at the YMCA

Get healthy here and save

During the holiday season, it can be hard to find the time to focus on health. A Y membership is a simple way to put yourself and others first. For a limited time, we’re offering a low introductory rate that benefits new and current members!

  • New members get $22 off each month for three months, with no join fee!
  • When current members refer someone who joins, you get $22 off your regular membership rate for the next three months!

Give the gift of health and wellness to yourself or someone you love. Learn more here or come in today to join.

Share the gift of the Y for the holidays

Gifts from the Y are sure to please, plus you don’t have to worry about sizing or shipping delays! Here are a few gift ideas:

  • Give children the gift of confidence in the water. Registration is now open for January-March swim lessons. April and May signups open Jan. 1 for Y members, and one month before the class starts for non-members. 
  • Give kids ages 7 and up the gift of overnight camp, where they can unplug from their devices and connect with nature and new friends. YMCA Camp Watia registration is open now.
  • Give teens the gift of healthy habits. For a limited time, a teen membership is just $3 a month for the first three months.
  • Give someone who wants a new challenge the gift of an inclusive, supportive CrossFit community. Our Westridge CrossFit program welcomes all fitness and experience levels. 

There's a Y experience for everyone on your shopping list. Find more Y programs here.

Y brings Imagination Library to community

In collaboration with Literacy Together and Friends of the Libraries, the YMCA is now distributing Dolly Parton Imagination Library books at Mobile Food Markets along with fresh, healthy produce.

“To see people’s faces light up at the sight of a table full of books meant everything, and I’m always so grateful to the Y for empowering staff to share their ideas and create them into being,” says staff member Monica Tucker.

The Y recently added local libraries to the nutrition outreach schedule, joining doctor’s offices, churches, and community centers throughout the region. In addition to free produce and books, the Y’s mobile markets also have bilingual community health workers, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition information. 

Check here to see when a YMCA Mobile Food Market is coming to your neighborhood.

'Tis the season of giving

As a nonprofit, the Y is all about making the community healthier and stronger. We’d like to thank you for your generous donations, which allow us to offer programs and outreach projects to better serve the needs of all. You make it possible for people to experience the Y community all year long. Make a lasting impact by donating today.

December holiday hours

This holiday season, we're giving our staff team the gift of time to spend with their loved ones. All YMCA locations will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 and will close at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31.

Train to meet your goals

When fitness goals seem daunting, personal training can help you stay on track. And when you sign up for the Y’s flexible personal training loyalty program, you can customize your plan for success. Choose your session duration, the number of times a month you would like to train, and your preferred trainer.

The program also has promotional rate pricing built in all year long, so you can enjoy the convenience of setting up your personal training sessions once and have them automatically renew each month. Stop by the membership desk to sign up today!

Keep on crunchin'

The Holiday Crunch is designed to inspire and challenge you to keep exercising during the winter months. Sign up at the front desk and complete 20 workouts before Dec. 31 to earn this year’s Holiday Crunch T-shirt!

Keeping you safe and healthy

All YMCA locations are open and following safety protocols that meet and exceed public health guidelines to keep you safe. Please review our Member Safety Guide to learn more. 

If you haven't seen our new outdoor studios, we invite you to check out our all-weather class options. Check all class schedules here.

Y members can also take online classes from any location, on any device, at your convenience. Sign in to Virtual Y here