Rye YMCA Blog


The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is in the lobby until December 16

  • Please take an ornament. On the back of the ornament you will find a gender and an age.
  • Kindly purchase a gift for the appropriate age and gender, and return the gift wrapped with the ornament attached by December 16.
  • Please place your wrapped gift in the box located near the giving tree!
  • If you prefer to select your gift recipient online and leave your gift at check-in, click here.

Know the Risks: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and a time for all members to assess their risk for developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Currently, of the 84 million people with prediabetes only 10 percent know they have the condition. According to the CDC hospitalizations were 6 times higher and deaths 12 times higher for COVID-19 patients with reported underlying conditions, including Diabetes.

To address this issue, the Rye YMCA offers the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program virtually via ZOOM, which helps adults lose weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity, potentially preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes.

“I have been attending the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program  since the beginning  of January 2020. Unfortunately the world was hit with the Coronavirus our meetings where no longer held at the YMCA where we all felt a loss. These two women managed to set up our meetings via zoom. I am forever grateful for these women and our meetings, I know have a greater understanding of this horrific diabetes disease. I know I can handle this and have control between diet and exercise. With the help from both Heidy and Karina our group managed to stay together yet apart, I look forward to every time we can all get together to discuss our goals, our mess ups and how we can improve.”

Patricia Boyer, YMCA’S DPP Program Participant

For more information about how to qualify for access to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, click here or contact Heidy Barros at Heidy@ryeymca.org 


Halloween Carnival Slideshow


9th Annual Rye Y Story Project

Wednesday, October 7 – Friday, October 16

For the past 8 years, Rye Y members have shared their hopes, challenges, goals and achievements during the annual Story Project. As we live through this historic moment, we want to once again hear from you! We plan to share our member stories in a booklet on our website and in a few spots throughout the building. What story would you like to tell? How have you been staying active, connected and healthy during the pandemic? What challenges have you faced? What did the Y’s closure, and our reopening, mean to you and your family? How have you been participating in Y programs and activities over the past few months?

 

Click here to register  for a time slot to tell your story. You’ll have the option to talk to us in person (socially distant and outside), by Zoom, or by phone. If none of the available times work for you, please email lisa@ryeymca.org and we’ll set up an appointment.


Fall Prevention Week

September 21-25. Free and open to all. Click here for list of classes and to register


Fall Program Registration

Session 3 Registration has started
Session Dates:  November 21 – January 8

Click here to register. 

Click here to view the program guide.


Fitness Center Reopened

Welcome Back to our Fitness Center. We look forward to seeing you!  Please call 914-967-6363 to make a reservation the day before you wish to workout.  (Call Saturday for Monday).

If you would like to take your membership off hold, please contact Barbara Hughes at barbara@ryeymca.org.

Click below to watch our Fitness Center reopening video.

Click here for more details


Fall Child Care

Click here for Registration form
Email forms to: kathy@ryeymca.org

Children will enjoy a range of activities, including physical activity games, creative movement, arts and crafts, STEAM and more! Led by our highly-qualified child care staff, this program is designed to give elementary school age children a fun and enriching experience.

Children may bring in school work to complete during our dedicated homework time. They may log onto their own computer for online learning or a Y computer (if available) to view and submit assignments. A staff member will be available to help, but will not be able to sit next to the child as they will be needed to supervise and assist multiple children.Following Board of Health guidelines, each classroom can accommodate 15 children with two Rye Y staff (ratio 1:8)

Days/Time: Monday – Friday, 8:00am- 4:00pm; Half-day options
Weekly Options: 1-5 days
Location: Rye YMCA
The Rye Y offers financial assistance based on a sliding scale and family need.


Rye Y Welcome Back Video


Youth Classes at the Y

CLINICS AT THE Y – extended through August 28
Sports Skills – 1 week clinics
Ages 5-12 (Limited to 10 children)
Non-Contact Basketball; Baseball/Wiffleball; Tennis/Racket Games; Soccer’ Non-Contact Lacrosse 
Tuesdays & Thursdays; 3:45-5:45pm; Members: $75/week; Click here to register
Private & Semi private lessons available
Gymnastics Skills – 1 week clinics –Ages 5 & up
In depth coaching of all 4 Olympic events plus a focus on tumbling using the Tumbl Trak and mini trampoline. Gymnastics experience necessary.
Monday-Friday; 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:00-3:00pm
Members: $175; Click here to register