Dear Valued Y Member,

We are very excited to introduce Stage 3 of our reopening plans! We appreciate your patience, support and understanding as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Each decision is a small piece of a large puzzle with a changing picture in the face of a global pandemic. While some changes may appear easy to the outside eye, please trust there are challenges to each move and our staff is working hard to address each situation in a timely manner.

During this critical time, your membership is more important than ever. It is evident that individuals with access to health care and wellness options fare better with COVID-19. We are here to help you maintain your health, through in-person and virtual programming. Your membership helps to support our mission to strengthen the health of our community. In addition, your support provides access and equity for those who may not otherwise be able to benefit from Y services. 

We sincerely appreciate your partnership during this challenging time. Please enjoy the additional services in Stage 3!
Aquatics Updates
The large pool continues to be the most utilized space in our facility. Each week, we are filling 347 lap swim reservations! We have adjusted our reservation system to allow members to register on Sundays for the week ahead. 

Here are the new guidelines for registering for lap swim times, beginning September 27:

  • Registration will open at 8:30am on Sunday for the week ahead.
  • Sunday reservations are available on Monday at 8:30am for the week ahead.
  • Members are allotted three reservations per week for the large pool (you may register for the small pool in addition to your three swims in the large pool). 
  • We will be relying heavily on the honor system.  Please remember the YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. If you register for more than three reservations per week, you will forfeit all reservations for the following week.
  • We will continue to evaluate and monitor this system to accommodate as many swimmers as safely as possible.
  • We will be adding time slots for lane sharing in the large pool in the coming weeks - stay tuned!
  • Please contact Nicole Seligman at nicole.seligman@hrymca.org for more information.

Registration is now open for Fall 2 and Fall 3 session swim lessons!
Register at the Y Welcome Center or online

Fall 2: October 12 - November 8 / Fall 3: November 9 - December 6

Our Basketball and Racquetball Courts Will Open on October 5!

Basketball
  • Half court will be available to members beginning October 5
  • Face coverings required
  • Bring your own ball
  • Reserve your time slot on MotionVibe
  • One person per hoop; three hoops available per time slot. During family time slots: 5 person maximum per registration.
  • Mon.-Fri.: (1 hour) 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30am; 1:30 & 3:30pm; Family Slots (45min.) 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00pm
         Sat.-Sun.:(1 hr.) 9:00 &11:00am; Family Slots (45min.): 1& 2:00pm

Racquetball
  • Racquetball court will be available to members beginning October 5
  • Face coverings required
  • Bring your own equipment
  • Reserve your time slot on MotionVibe
  • Two people can use the court per reservation time
  • Mon.-Fri.: (1 hour) 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30am, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, & 6:30pm. Sat.-Sun.: 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30am, 12:30pm
  • Contact Nicole Seligman at nicole.seligman@hrymca.org for more information.
 
NEW Functional Training Room Coming Soon!

Wellness Equipment Moving Scheduled for the
Week of September 28

We will be moving equipment out of Studio 1 and into the gymnasium on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1 from 10:00am - 4:00pm. This will allow group exercise classes to once again be held in Studio 1 beginning the week of October 5, while the back half of the gymnasium will become our second cardio workout area. Members will continue to use the MotionVibe reservation system to sign up for all cardio time slots.

A new workout area will also be available for members to utilize beginning the week of October 5. Our former spin room will become the Functional Strength room, containing battle ropes, slam balls, TRX trainers, free weights and more. This area will have a capacity of five members per time slot, and reservations will be required on MotionVibe.

Group Exercise
Beginning the week of October 5, the following classes will be held in Studio 1: Monday 9:00am Cardio/Strength Combo, Wednesday 9:00am Cardio Sculpt, Friday 9:00am Tabata Fusion, and Saturday 8:45am Cardio/Strength Combo.

Indoor cycle classes will be returning to the group exercise schedule on November 2 - more details to come! 

Just a reminder to bring your own mats to class. Mats are required for yoga and Pilates classes. Beginning October 5, members will be asked to wipe down their own dumbbells after class.

Fore more information about our group exercise classes, contact Lynne Zusi, Healthy Living Director, at lynne.zusi@hrymca.org.
Join Our Beginner Running Group and Get 5k Ready!

The Y is offering a Beginner Running Group this fall! It is free for Y members and will begin on September 28. Join one or both weekly sessions and get ready to run our virtual Building a Healthy Community 5k in November. Participants will train in a small group with guidance and support from a Y running coach. Workouts will take place outside around the Y neighborhood and masks will be required.

Choose one or both sessions: Wednesday 3:30PM / Friday 10:30AM Members: FREE / Non-Members: $100.
Register at the Y Welcome Center; all ages welcome!

To register or for more information, contact Jennifer Allen, Wellness Director, at jennifer.allen@hrymca.org.
Haven't Been Back to the Y? Come Take a Tour!



If you haven’t been back to the Y yet, we would be happy to schedule a time for you to visit and learn about the changes we have made to address COVID-19.  Call our Welcome Center at 413-584-7086 to set up your appointment. You can also visit our website for a complete list of facility guidelines. We look forward to seeing you!
Hampshire Regional YMCA
286 Prospect Street, Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-7086