Shasta Family YMCA Unveils Two New Programs for the Community
Shasta Family YMCA adds Virtual Y to Healthy Living Options
The Shasta Family YMCA has launched a new way to work out: Shasta Family Virtual Y. This new website hosts virtual livestream exercise classes as well as a video library of past classes that can be played at any time. This feature is only available to active members and is included in current membership dues at no extra cost. Virtual exercise offers users a flexible, on demand way to work out on the go, while traveling, or at home. This flexibility is crucial during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as it serves our vulnerable populations who are seeking connection and physical activity. Class offerings currently include senior, kids, strength, and yoga options.
Y Club, a stable place for pre-teens and teens, is now free to the community through December 2020
Beginning Oct. 1, Shasta Family YMCA is offering Y Club free to youth ages 10-19 (through their senior year in High School), in our community from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. This program will be free through Dec. 31, 2020. Y Club is a space where pre-teens and teens can be themselves, build relationships with mentors, exercise, socialize, and complete homework. “In a year of rapid changes and disruption, the Shasta Family YMCA is committed to being a stable and reliable place for our community,” said CEO Kristen Lyons. “We feel for the youth in our community who have adjusted to schooling differently, losing out on traditional graduations, and seeing their activities and sports disrupted. The Y has implemented policies to support health and safety through masks, high-frequency cleaning, staff training, and social distancing. Y Club and the YMCA are here for our youth who need an outlet and for our families who need reprieve.” Just this month, Y Club moved into the Y’s new building at 1740 Eureka Way after a series of renovations and improvements that have taken place since the beginning of the year, with continued revitalization to be completed in the future. These improvements have given Y Club space to grow and space to social distance, and were only possible through donations, grants, and generous community support.