Rye YMCA Blog

Covid-19 Updates & Online Resources

COVID-19 Communications to Members:

March 26 Update
March 19: Rye Y Update
March 13: Rye Y Closure

RYE Y ONLINE RESOURCES and Activities for Kids, Families & Adults
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Online Resources during the COVID-19 Epidemic

Stay Active and Connected at Home.
Click here to view activities, exercises and resources for kids, families and adults. 

Rye YMCA Update

March 26, 2020
Dear Members:
We hope that you and your family are well in spirit, mind and body, and that you have found ways to cope with the daily hardships the coronavirus has dealt us all. We appreciate your patience as we navigate the challenges of our closure. Although we had originally hoped to re-open by March 30, we will now be closed until this crisis has passed and the Governor’s Executive Order is lifted. In the meantime, we remain committed to our mission. Here’s what we’re doing now:  Read March 26 Update.
CDC Website

Health Update


[March 4, 2020] As a community-based organization committed to health and wellness, the Rye YMCA is taking a variety of measures to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and other respiratory viruses at our facility. We have taken the following steps to keep our members, staff and program participants safe:

The Rye Y is closely monitoring communications from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), NYS Department of Health, and Westchester County Department of Health.

  • We have advised Y staff and members to follow the basic flu-season guidelines (as recommended by public health agencies) for preventing respiratory illnesses:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If no tissue is at hand, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

We have communicated these guidelines in our member e-newsletter, emails to members and staff, and signs throughout the building.

  • We have posted signs throughout the building reminding members to wipe down equipment with disinfectant wipes after use.
  • Our maintenance staff has installed four additional wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building. They have also placed bottles of hand sanitizer in key locations throughout the building.
  • In addition to our usual attention to cleanliness, our membership team is cleaning the member service desk, lobby tables, and door handles with disinfectant wipes once an hour. 
  • Our fitness staff is wiping surfaces in the fitness center, indoor cycling studio, and group exercise studio once an hour.
This new virus requires caution and preparation, but we are hopeful that these measures will help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other respiratory illnesses in our facility. We urge our members and visitors to join us in keeping our Rye Y community healthy and safe

Staff Appreciation Week – 3/6-12

We’re celebrating Staff Appreciation Week, March 6-12. Please take a moment to fill out a comment form about a staff member you appreciate and drop in one of the boxes at the Y.   Click here if you prefer to submit online.

Facebook Live Exercise Schedule

March 30-April 3

Join us on the Rye Y’s Fitness Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RyeYFitness/
for exercise with Diana Vita and Laura Laura

11:30am:  Pilates & Tone with Diana
3:00pm: Senior Circuit with Laura
3:30pm:  Power 30 with Diana
12:00pm: Core Crunch with Diana
3pm: Stretch and bands with Laura
3:30pm: Circuit Mix with Diana
3:00pm: Senior Circuit with Laura
3:30pm: Power 30 with Diana
10:00am: Circuit arms and abs with Diana

April 6-10

11:30am:  Pilates & Tone with Diana
10:00am: Glute Blast with Diana
3:00pm: Senior Circuit with Laura
3:30pm:  Kickboxing circuit with Diana
12:00pm: Core Crunch with Diana
3pm: Stretch and bands with Laura
3:30pm: Boot Camp with Diana
11:30am: Arm Circuit and 10 minute meditation with Diana
3:00pm: Senior Circuit with Laura
3:30pm: Tone Up Circuit – total body with Diana
10:00am: Total body toning – entire body circuit with Diana

7th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Friday, April 24, 6:30pm (re-scheduled date)
Families are challenged to design, create and race a human-powered boat made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. Design happens at home and on April 24, families bring completed boats to the Y for judging and races. Registration required. Questions: familyfun@ryeymca.org
Click here for boat-building guidelines
Family: FREE; Youth: $10/boat; Non-Member: $20/boat

Waive the Joiner’s Fee Promotion: Feb. 14-16

Follow your heart to the Rye Y!  Join us and we’ll waive the Joiner’s Fee.

Learn more about a Rye Y membership.

February Vacation Clubs

February 17-21:  Register now for  February Vacation Clubs – choose from Fun Club, Pre-school Fun Club,  Basketball, Gymnastics,  and Teen Fitness! Click here to register
Click here to register for our free Safety Around Water program for ages 3-9.

March Madness – Buy your tickets now!

Saturday, March 28 – 7-11pm; Rye Grill and Bar
Join us for an informal evening of food, fun and basketball! March Madness raises funds for our Y Cares Financial Assistance Program which allows us to keep our doors open to all! For family sponsorship information and tickets click here.