Watch our social channels for online workouts from our trainers, and family activities and resources from our educators and camp staff.
After the Chief Medical Officer of Public Health for Ontario, Dr. David Williams, recommended the immediate suspension of all significant events and public gatherings of over 250 people to eliminate the spread of COVID-19, the YMCAs of Niagara quickly made the decision, to close their operations and support public efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. At this time, the majority of YMCA programs and facilities across Niagara are suspended.
In an effort to keep our members active and connected our team is sharing daily social media posts that include Workout-a-day videos from our Fitness Instructors, our YThrive Home online workouts, daily family activities from our Summer Camp Staff and Storytime from our Child and Youth Program Coordinators.
“The YMCA is a place that brings people together,” said Kyle Barber, President & CEO, YMCAs of Niagara & Oakville. “Isolation and social distancing is against our values, however keeping our communities healthy has always been our number one priority. We are doing everything we can to keep our members connected and active during this necessary temporary closure to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These online videos are providing positive connections for our members and the community to remain connected to their Y family.”
The YMCAs of Niagara want to stay present in your fitness lives and encourage our community to stay healthy and active. Watch our social media channels for YThrive fitness workouts and other homegrown videos from our own staff designed to help you stay connected and healthy while we all do our part to maintain social distancing.
Stay connected and active! The YMCAs of Niagara online resources can be found at:
YThrive Home videos
YMCA Workouts Anytime, Anywhere! YThrive Home is our new virtual online workout program that aligns with our in- facility YThrive program for members that focuses on supporting members with an exercise program and ongoing coaching. Enjoy a great YMCA workout from the comfort of your home or wherever you are.YThrive Home is a series of online video content designed to ensure you can still have your daily dose of the Y while practicing social distancing. These instructional 15 to 20 minute videos walk you through a variety of different workouts you can do anywhere. YThrive Home video themes include:
Grow: Low impact workouts for children and youth.
Begin: A beginner’s workout centred around functional movements.
Balance: A full body workout for those with some exercise experience.
Boost: An intermediate level endurance workout for those looking for something more challenging.
Gold: Low impact workouts for people with reduced mobility.
Core: The core workouts focus on targeting abdominals and postural muscles.
Flex: Resistance training for those who have established exercise habits and looking to get stronger.
YMCA Summer Camp Activity of the Day
Spend some quality family time together with our activities of the day! YMCA Summer Camp staff are providing fun, daily activities that families can do together at home to stay active and engaged!
Support the YMCA
Our YMCA is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support to our organization during these stressful times. Thank you to the many people in our community who have validated our decision to temporarily close. Some members have even offered to donate monthly to the YMCA as a gesture of support. Given that the YMCA is a charity, we can provide you with a tax receipt for your generous donation. Donations to the YMCA can be made online here.
The YMCA was established over 160 years ago as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all.
For more information visit ymcaofniagara.org