March 7, 2023
As a charitable nonprofit that aims to help people reach their full potential, your Y offers financial assistance for child care, health & wellness needs, and cultivating community.

Thanks to public support, your Y gave $473,282 in financial assistance to 2,322 children, families, and individuals in 2022.
We invite you to watch our new video to see a few of the stories made possible by financial support from generous donors.

Sign up for Spring Sports Fun!
There's still time to sign up for the Y's youth basketball and soccer spring clinics and leagues! With programs for 3-year-olds to high schoolers, there's something for everyone! Financial assistance is available.

Registration is open until Thursday, March 9.
From the Ground Up — New Y Construction Update
We are looking forward to the new YMCA opening in December 2023! The construction remains on budget and on schedule. Throughout March, major milestones will include:
  • March 6: The exterior walls will be completed for the main south face of the Y, which includes the youth corridor and the exterior walls around the 2nd floor’s PeaceHealth Wellness Center.
  • March 14-16: Concrete slabs will be poured for the lap pool and the small pool.
  • March 20: Open web steel joists will be installed over the gymnasium. 
  • March 24: Windows will be installed in the Aquatics Center.
Seeking Your Insight about YOUR New Y
To help prepare for this long-awaited facility, we ask you to share your feedback with us. Your insights will inform the programs and services we offer at the new Y.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and for believing in the Y's ability to mentor youth, strengthen health, foster friendship and build communities.
Middle School Madness
Mark your calendars for March 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Y (while the Y is closed to members)! On the 3rd Friday of every month, youth in grades 6-8 are invited to have fun, create connections, learn a new game (or two!) and build confidence with other teens outside of the school day.
Add a New Class into your Routine!
Step Aerobics - Mondays at 5:45 p.m. with Emily
Join this high energy, classic cardio workout! Step Aerobics utilizes an elevated platform while doing upper body movements and is a total blast! It incorporates easy-to-learn routines set to upbeat music that will have you working up a sweat while having fun and getting your heart rate up!

YoBata - Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. with Raina
This is low impact, high-intensity kind of FUN! Yoga, Pilates and Barre inspired moves fit into a Tabata format will build strength and improve flexibility at the same time. Bring a yoga mat.

High Fitness - Sundays at 12 p.m. with Amber
Old-school aerobics taken to the next level by combining simple, modern fitness techniques such as HIIT training, plyometrics, and intervals of strength and cardio with music you know and love. HIGH Fitness is simple, intense, consistent, inclusive and fun!

Remember: Spring group fitness schedule will begin on March 27!
In other Health & Wellness news... Join us in welcoming Kayla as our new Associate Director of Health & Wellness. Kayla has been teaching yoga at the Y since October, and we are thrilled to have her step into this role! We are lucky enough to continue to have Amber with us as a fitness instructor!
100-Miles with the Y!
Want to challenge yourself to a long-term goal swimming (or aqua jogging!) goal this year? Registration for the 100-Mile Aqua Challenge ends March 15! Join dozens of others and track your miles, yards or laps all year! Once you tally 100 miles, you'll earn a sweatshirt for your efforts!
Become a Lifeguard Leader
Interested in completing Lifeguard Instructor Training? Gain the necessary skills to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course yourself! 
Course Date: Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 21
Cost: $275 for Members /$285 for Community Members
Rep your Favorite Game!
Your Y's Tennis Center is selling tennis & pickleball shirts! Short and long sleeve options are available. Click below to view designs and to pre-order your shirt today! Pre-order before March 31!
Beginning Pickleball Mixer
Build your pickleball skills now that you've learned to play! This Mixer is for beginning pickleball players and those new to the game. Come meet new people as players rotate around the courts. Paddles are available to borrow.
When: Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
Registration required.
Save The Date: Healthy Kids Day on May 6!
Join the Y for a day full of fun activities that celebrate kids being kids! Enjoy food trucks, family friendly games and activities, dance and martial arts demonstrations, giveaways and MORE!
Leprechaun Love
Remember to wear green on St. Patrick's Day (Friday, March 17) to earn a free Y guest pass!
Gym Reserved
From March 27 to 31, our Youth Programs team will be running spring break camp at the Y. During that time, the gym will be reserved for spring break camp games and activities. Thank you for understanding!
Upcoming Website Updates
We're working hard to make our website easier to navigate! Keep an eye out for edits to the menu options in the next month. If you have any questions, please ask our Welcome Center staff!
Open Positions at your Y!
We're hiring more AMAZING staff who want to impact our community positively. Enjoy flexible schedules, competitive wages and wonderful co-workers.

Hiring for:
  • Youth Sports Staff
  • Group Fitness Instructors
  • Child Care Staff
Feeding our Neighbors
Little Free Pantries around Eugene, including the pantry at the Y, have been emptying quickly. Our community needs our help! If you can, bring a non-perishable food item (or two!) when you come to the Y and help keep our community nourished. THANK YOU!

KEZI reported on Oregon's child care crisis and the proposed solutions to increase access to affordable and engaging programs. The new "Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act" would support efforts to hire and retain child care professionals and build or renovate child care facilities.
Medical Matters, Lane County Medical Society's magazine, explained how the new Y's expansion provides more health tools and resources.