March News: Local Ys Expand Services, Hours

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Whether you want to swim, play pickleball, lift weights, or run on the treadmill, the Y is a safe, clean place to work out. All Y locations are open at 50 percent capacity for indoor and outdoor fitness with your health in mind.

A valuable member benefit returns today as drop-in childcare reopens at four locations. Children ages 3-8 on household memberships can get up to two hours a day of nurturing playtime while their parent or guardian works out or relaxes at the Y. Check here for current YDC hours and health and safety protocols.

Starting this month, the Hendersonville Family Y is opening earlier on weekdays and staying open later on Saturdays, and the Black Mountain Y will be open later on Fridays and Saturdays. Check all location hours here.

Thanks for staying with us during these trying times. We are grateful to be here for you as a place to gather, connect, and reclaim your health.

YMCAs report decrease of already low COVID rates

The Y’s enhanced health and safety protocols are working to keep members safe. In a survey of more than 1 million visits to 96 YMCA locations across North Carolina in December 2020 and January 2021, only 38 cases of COVID were reported – a positivity rate of .0038%. This is down from the already low rate of .0045% reported between September and November 2020. Learn more here.

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Y serves 1 million healthy meals to kids

One in seven North Carolinians suffers from food insecurity, and hunger has increased during the pandemic. The need is especially great for children.

The Y has been working to increase food security since 2013. Over the past seven-plus years, we’ve served more than 1 million healthy, nutritious meals to kids in need. They enjoy these meals at our afterschool, summer day camp, remote learning hubs, and other childcare programs, and at community sites located in food deserts.

Click here to learn more about our million-meal milestone and our mobile food markets. This work is supported by the USDA and by generous community donations. Help us feed the hungry – give here.

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Spring into action with youth sports, adult kickball

Youth sports help kids stay active, learn new skills, and make new friends. Registration is now open for coed basketball and soccer clinics for children ages 4-12. Sign up here.

Prepare your child for safe fun in the water with Y swim lessons. And join us for open swim to splash and play together!

And for you adults who want to play like kids again, the Hendersonville Family Y is starting a coed kickball league for grownups. Get your game on here.

Financial assistance is available for all Y programs.

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Great summers start at the Y

Every child deserves the chance to be a kid, this year more than ever. YMCA summer day camp mixes fun, learning, and physical activity in a safe, nurturing environment. Summer day camp registration is now open for kids ages 4-15. Financial assistance is available.

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Virtual Y gets major enhancements

Our Virtual Y portal now includes better categorization, a new Favorites tab, week-long class views, and more. New on-demand and livestream classes are added daily. Stay tuned for a new monthly mini-series starting this month. 

This exclusive benefit for active Y members is included in your membership at no additional charge. Work out from any device, anywhere, anytime – log in here to access a wide selection of fitness and well-being classes, including strength conditioning, yoga, Zumba, barre, Pilates, and HIIT.

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Celebrating Women's History Month

The Y serves all genders, races, ages, beliefs, and backgrounds. Women have been part of the Y Movement for more than a century, and we're digging deeper into their impact during National Women's History Month. Click here to learn when the first woman joined a Y, how women served with the Y during wartime, and what percentage of Y members are women.

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Lucky 7 Challenge starts now

Challenge yourself to move seven times a week for the month of March. Be creative! Go for a walk, tend to your garden, practice yoga, take a virtual class, or more! The challenge begins today and runs through the end of the month. Sign up in the Challenges tile on our mobile app.

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Rebuilding community health

Community health is at the heart of the Y’s mission. Registration is now open for several virtual and in-person community health programs, including diabetes prevention and management, arthritis pain relief, cancer survivorship support, and falls prevention. Some classes are available in Spanish. Learn more here.

YMCA careers

Now hiring new leaders

Working for a nonprofit will challenge and reward you in lots of ways. The Y is now hiring caring, honest, respectful, and responsible individuals who want to make a difference. Part-time and full-time positions are available, with hiring bonuses for childcare staff. Browse jobs here.