THE FAMILY Y NEWS
In the community-wide effort to work together and help reduce the impact of COVID-19, The Family YMCA sent notice to its membership on Sunday that its facilities will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16. The closure is in alignment with the Schools closures and remains in place until April 6, unless further changes are made.
The Y’s Chief of Operations, Chris Daniels, said it was not an easy decision. “We know how important working out is to people, and how much it helps to reduce stress in a time like this, but our leadership believes it is more important to mitigate the risk to the larger public.”
He said the Y will be offering live on-line classes during this time and is hoping to begin these on Tuesday at the latest. The schedule of virtual classes will be published on the Y’s website, www.laymca.org; the Y’s Facebook page, and notice will be sent on the Y app as soon as it is finalized. Classes will run roughly from 8am to 6pm and will include: Power Up, Insanity, Silver Sneakers, Yoga, Stretching, Zumba, Toning, Hi-Lo, Cardio Kickboxing and Power Hit!
All classes will be modified so that no equipment is required, but will include suggested everyday household items. People do not need to be a Y member to participate, so family and friends may join workouts virtually.
Youth interested in applying or turning in applications for the YCC may scan, or photograph completed applications, and email them to email@example.com.
People are encouraged to get outside and enjoy the incredible system of parks and trails available. Information on trails is available through PEEC and Los Alamos County websites.
The Passport to the Pajarito Plateau – Pajarito Environmental Education Center
“We truly believe that if we can continue to work together in the changes we need to make, we will help reduce the impact of the virus on our community,” said Daniels. “During the closure we will be focusing on a deep cleaning of all our facilities.”
He said the Y’s position is that we hope people will take care of themselves, find smart ways to stay connected and support others, and remember that we all need some extra kindness in these days.