With the transition to Stage 3 of the Provincial Reactivation Framework beginning Friday, July 16, we recognize YMCA members and stakeholders may be wondering what this means for their local YMCA Health and Fitness branch operations.
What this means for the YMCA of Niagara
As previously announced, our YMCA of Niagara is proudly hosting large vaccination clinics in our Port Colborne, Niagara West and Niagara Centre (Welland) locations and these clinics are expected to continue to operate this summer.
We are now operating Summer Day Camp and Outdoor Fitness programming at most of our locations; so, we want to let you know that we will not be resuming indoor, in-person Health, Fitness and Aquatics programming in Port Colborne, Niagara West, Walker, or Welland at this time.
Historically, summer in Niagara is a time people like to be active outside, and we are focused on providing a wide range of in-person, outdoor health and wellness programs for all ages across the Region. These programs currently include:
- Personal Training (in-person and online)
- Outdoor Group Fitness
- Kid Fit
- Backyard Swim
- Summer Camp
We look forward to adding more indoor program options as more people prepare to come back inside and return to indoor activities later this summer and fall.
If you prefer to participate from the comfort of your home, check out our full slate of online fitness programs: click here to view schedules; you may also be eligible for a free trial class.
We also continue to offer a variety of other virtual programs, including EarlyON, Community Initiatives, Employment Services, Immigrant Services and more.
We will continue to apply a staged approach to the reactivation of in-person programming at the YMCA. While the vaccination clinics operate this summer, we will work with Niagara Region Public Health to identify additional YMCA Programs and Services we can resume that are compatible with the important activity of these clinics.
Please stay tuned to the YMCA Niagara website for more information as Stage 3 unfolds.