Flood Recovery Updates

We are closed due to extensive damage from the storm of Sept. 1. Virtual Y classes are on.  Click here for updates.


Flood Recovery Updates

Thursday, September 23
Dear Rye Y members,
Our electricity was finally restored on Tuesday and we are working on the necessary steps needed for reopening the 2nd and 3rd floor of the facility. This mainly includes repairs to our fire alarm system and running various checks on all of our HVAC systems and creating a safe entry point near our front doors as we prepare the first floor for significant renovations. We will provide an update on these items hopefully by the middle of next week!
Next Steps and other info:
  • With power restored, we can also begin to focus on the steps required to bring our pools back on line which includes repairs to our pool pumps and other pool related mechanicals, draining and cleaning the pools, and then refilling and chemically balancing off the water. In addition, we have to replace our boilers which heat the pools. The boilers have already been ordered and we are pushing hard to have them installed in the very near future. We’ll provide additional updates on the re-opening of the pools over the next few weeks.
  • Lap swimmers may now use the Carver Center pool in Port Chester and make reservations through our reservation system. The hours listed are reserved for Rye Y members and the pool is staffed by Rye Y staff. The Darien YMCA and New Rochelle YMCA have agreed to accommodate our members until we can reopen our doors. (The New Rochelle YMCA is temporarily closed, we’ll update you when we know more.) If you plan to utilize their fitness centers, group exercise classes or pools, please click here for detailed information about their guidelines for visitors.
  • We continue to wait for approvals from the state for alternate sites for our licensed child care programs.
  • Our sports, Baby & Me, dance programs and after school program will continue to operate off-site for now. Class participants will be notified of any changes.
  •  Please click here for our schedule of virtual group exercise classes.
If you would like to put your membership on hold, please contact John Grieco, Membership Operations Director, at johng@ryeymca.org.
For those that have reached out about making a donation to support the Y’s mission or rebuilding efforts, click here.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you back at the Rye Y soon!


Tuesday, September 18
The New Rochelle Y is temporarily closed.  We’ll keep you updated. Lap swim is now available at the Carver Center in Port Chester, which has graciously welcomed our members to their pool during specified hours. Reservations may be made starting today for Wednesday slots through our reservation system. Before making reservations, please carefully read all the guidelines. We are guests of the Carver Center and must comply with all of their rules.

Friday, September 17
Dear Rye Y members,
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue the clean up process and start to formulate plans to rebuild the first floor.
  • Clean up by our restoration company is 90% complete at this time, but we are still waiting for our power to be restored.
  • We have established relationships – in true Y spirit – with the New Rochelle YMCA and Darien YMCA who have agreed to accommodate our members until we can reopen our doors. If you plan to utilize their fitness centers, group exercise classes or pools, please click here for detailed information about their guidelines for visitors.
  • Early next week, we will announce the hours that the Carver Center will be available for lap swimmers. We are excited about this continued collaboration and anticipate a start date of Wednesday, September 22.
  • We continue to wait for approvals from the state for the alternate sites for our licensed child care programs.
  • Thank you to Rye Rec, CCNS, Midland and Osborn schools for providing temporary sites for our sports, Baby & Me, dance programs and our after school program. These programs will continue at the temporary locations for the foreseeable future. Class participants will be notified of any changes.
  • Maintenance on our pools will begin when our power is restored and mechanicals have been assessed. We will update you when we know more.
  • Additionally, we will reopen the Fitness Center, Group Ex studio and gymnasium when our power has been restored and mechanicals have been assessed. We will provide additional updates on these areas in the coming days. In the meantime, please click here for our schedule of virtual group exercise classes.
If you would like to put your membership on hold, please contact John Grieco, Membership Operations Director, at johng@ryeymca.org.
For those that have reached out about making a donation to support the Y’s mission or rebuilding efforts, click here.
Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you back at the Rye Y soon! To view future flood recovery updates, click here. Click  here to view a short video from Board Member Rachel Breinin.

September 8, 2021
As we continue to clean up from last week’s flood, we are also reaching out to other nearby YMCAs to see if they can temporarily accommodate you. We are pleased to announce that the following Ys will welcome Rye Y members to their fitness centers, group exercise classes and pools. If we are able to secure other locations, we will update the list below.  Please click here for detailed information about these YMCA’s guidelines for visitors.
  • New Rochelle YMCA, New Rochelle, NY
  • Darien YMCA, Darien, CT
Other Important Updates:
  • The Rye Y’s gymnasium, group exercise studio and fitness center will be ready to reopen once power is restored and all mechanicals are checked and properly running. We are hopeful that we will be able to open these areas by next week or the early part of the week after. In the meantime, please click here for our schedule of virtual group exercise classes, starting tomorrow.
  • We have secured alternate space to run our youth sports, Dawny Dew and dance programs, scheduled to start on September 11, in the event that there is a delay in starting them at the Rye Y. Program participants will be notified with details by email.
  • We have located alternate sites for our licensed child care programs and are in the process of securing approvals by the state.
  • The pools will be the last to reopen and we’ll update you when we know more.
If you would like to put your membership on hold, please contact John Grieco, Membership Operations Director, at johng@ryeymca.org.Thank you for your patience and understanding as we weather yet another difficult time together.
We will keep you posted as we continue to assess the damage and rebuild. For those that have reached out about making a donation or volunteering, we are so grateful. To make a donation to support the Y’s mission or rebuilding efforts, click here. We are currently not set up for volunteers and ask that you do not stop by the Y due to safety concerns.
Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you back at the Rye Y soon! To view future flood recovery updates, click here.

Click here or below to see a slideshow of our restoration progress.


January Personal Training Promotion

January 2-30 – 20% off regular fees
Ages 12 and up – Members only

Reduced fees listed below. (Semi-private training also available)

30 minutes – 1 session $37.00
30 minutes – 4 sessions $144.00
30 minutes – 6 sessions $208.00
30 minutes – 8 sessions $272.00

 

45 minutes – 1 session $57.00 
45 minutes – 4 sessions $220.00
45 minutes – 6 sessions $320.00
45 minutes – 8 sessions $420.00

 

60 minutes – 1 session $68.00 
60 minutes – 4 sessions $268.00
60 minutes – 6 sessions $396.00
60 minutes – 8 sessions $520.00

Sessions are good for 8 months after purchase and are not refundable. Membership required. You must cancel 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the session

To register for a PT package online, click here.

Questions, contact Diana Vita.


Swim Lessons: Private, Semi-Private & Pods

PRIVATE LESSONS – $52 per half hour
4 sessions: $208
6 sessions: $312
8 sessions; $400

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS – $41 per half hour per person
4 sessions: $164 per person
6 sessions: $246 per person
8 sessions: $310 per person

GROUP “POD” CLASSES ( Groups of 3 or 4 ) – $30 per half hour per person
4 Sessions: $120 per person
6 sessions: $180 per person
8 sessions: $224 per person

Available time offering: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays –  1pm to 3pm

Semi-private and “Pod” class participants must be of similar age and have similar swim skill. Each participant must purchase their own pack of lessons.  Member must provide the second participant or the pod group.


Private, Semi-Private Swim & Sports lessons and pods

Active, flexible and safe options for youth.

Sports

Elementary Sports Pods
Middle School Private and Semi-private lessons
Grades 9-12:  Basketball Coaching
Grades 9-12:  Soccer Coaching
Grades 9-12:  LaCrosse Coaching

Click here to register for private or semi-private lessons.

For more information about small groups or sports pods, contact Tatum Nussbaum at 967-6363, ext. 117 or email: tatumnussbaum@ryeymca.org

Swim

Private, Semi-Private and Small “Pod” Group Lessons for Rye YMCA members
Click here for details

Please contact sheila@ryeymca.org for more information.


Water Exercise Class registration

We recognize that there has been an increase of demand and some frustration around our current registration process. Over the past few weeks, we have heard more and more that people are getting shut out of classes very early in the morning due to the early calls to make reservations. We appreciate your willingness to cooperate with us and we apologize for the inconvenience. We recognize that the classes are popular and think moving to a pre-registration that follows our current sessions might be a good solution.

How this will work:

Anybody interested in water exercise will sign up for classes that correspond with our formal program session. We will start this beginning November 30-January 8, (holiday class times will vary). The week before each new session starts, we will email a registration form and have copies at the front desk. You will list your class choices in order of preference, along with listing how many classes you would like. Registrations will be processed as a lottery with a goal to have participants get into at least 2 to 3 of their preferred classes. You may not get your top choices, and you may not get 4 reservations per week. Please do not list choices that don’t work with your typical schedule. If you get a choice and it no longer works for you, there is no guarantee that there will be an available slot in another class. If a member does not attend their class without notifying us via email in advance, they may be subject to losing that class placement. The attached registration form is what you will need to fill out (you can reference it below as well). Please bring this to the Y, no later than Thursday, November 19. We will send you your placement for classes by end of day on Monday, November 23. The current reservation system will stay in place by making reservations the day before class through November 28.

We recognize this system might be a bit more formal than calling the day before, but we hope this will alleviate some of the frustration around the daily reservations. Confirmation of your class registration will be emailed to you before the start of the session. If you do not hear back about your placement by end of day Monday, November 23, please email me and I will tell you your class placement. If you do not show up for your class without indicating to us more than one time, you run this risk of being canceled out of the class. The demand for classes is significant and we need everybody’s cooperation to ensure that we are utilizing our space efficiently.

Also, a kind reminder of our member responsibilities:

  • Please remain at least 6 feet apart from each other at all times, please do not congregate before or after class in the lobby, pool, on deck, or in the locker room areas. In order to keep our facility open, we must adhere to the guidelines we have put forth.
  • Please wear your mask at all times outside of the pool. This means, immediately after class, you should put your mask on.

Changing areas are meant to be used for a short amount of time. At this time, we are not prepared to open the showers and ask that you kindly change into dry clothes and leave the changing area to make it available for another person. Please do not use the time to rinse swimsuit, put make up on, dry hair, etc.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Please remember to bring your form in or to pick up a copy at the front desk to fill out. Forms need to be submitted to the front desk by Thursday, November 19.

Click here for fillable form


Togetherhood Knitting Crocheting Patterns

Baby Booties

Sockies – p.1.
Sockies – p.2
One hour baby booties – p. 1
One hour baby booties p. 2
Perfect Newborn Socks

https://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevsbooties2.html

Baby Hats

Baby hat p. 1
Baby hat p. 2
Cap Knitting pattern 1 
Cap Knitting pattern 2 
40 minute crochet pattern

https://www.sewrella.com/parker-crochet-baby-hat-free-pattern/

http://stitcheryprojects.com/2011/03/21/basic-baby-hat/

https://feltmagnet.com/textiles-sewing/Easy-and-Basic-Baby-Hat-Free-Knitting-Pattern-with-How-to-Knit-Videos

https://seatrailgrandmas.blogspot.com/2010/01/easy-newborn-hat-knitting-pattern.html?m=1

Misc. 

Thumbless baby mitts

 


Family Fitness Obstacle Course Links

Links:
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1IMSpJaNjU
2.  https://playtivities.com/obstacle-courses-for-kids/
3. https://mommypoppins.com/new-york-city-kids/boredom-busters/build-an-indoor-obstacle-course-for-kids-in-7-steps
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCYBkNht_j8

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer

April Rye Y Volunteer newsletter

-Visit the Volunteer NY Website for ways you can help
-Soul Ryeder mask cover sewing project

Togetherhood project: Knit and Crochet Infant Caps and Booties

Open Door Family Medical Centers (in Port Chester, Mamaroneck and five other locations) gives expectant mothers and their families the resources needed to give their babies a healthy and safe start in life. Knit or crochet an infant cap or booties for Open Door’s “Baby Boxes” and drop it off at the Rye Y. For more information and patterns, visit www.ryeymca.org or contact Denise Woodin.
Click here for patterns

 

 


Facebook LIVE Weekly Schedule

Classes are Facebook Live @ facebook.com/RyeYFitness unless indicated.

Classes are 30 minutes unless otherwise indicated Tuesday, July 21 Thursday, July 23 Friday
10:30am Total Body Blast with Diana