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If you have questions regarding your Membership status, please call us at 507.433.1804 and leave a message or send us an email at info@ymcaatacrc.org

If your Membership is on Hold, you can reinstate it here.

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On Facebook? Follow this link to our private Virtual YMCA at ACRC. #StayWithUs #CauseDriven

This group will be updated daily with fitness videos, wellness tips and ideas. Have questions and or want to see something specific, post them here.

Not on Facebook? Stay active with 5-minute bursts of daily physical activity you can do as a family anytime, anywhere. 3 – 2 – 1 BURST OFF!

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June 2, 2020

Tip Tuesday

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them”- Michael Jordan

How true is that?  If you don’t believe you can lose the weight, you won’t continue going to the gym.  If you don’t believe you can pass the test, you won’t put the time in with your studies.  Think about it.  You can not summon the effort for something that you do not believe is possible. 
Many of us believe in the beginning, when we are inspired, motivated, and driven.  However, it’s when we hit the challenges, hardships, and struggle in the middle of the pursuit that matters most.  This is when we can easily shift our thinking, and often settle; changing our expectations for something more attainable.  Not because it’s what we wanted, but because we let the circumstances change our belief that was once there and we never reach our full potential.

Michael Jordan’s quote above can serve as a great reminder for us.  Remember, He was cut from his high school basketball team.  He could have easily walked away from the game and changed his expectations of himself and that would have been it.  But, we all know that wasn’t how the story ended.  

The level of effort you put in today, will be relative to what we believe we can accomplish.  How will your story end?

CURBSIDE FITNESS

We are excited to begin our Curbside Fitness schedule beginning Wednesday, June 3. We will be offering multiple classes daily such as Kickboxing, Cycling, HIIT, FitStep, and many more of your favorites. We will be working hard to ensure that all social distancing and sanitation guidelines are upheld in effort to keep everyone safe and healthy while exercising. We ask that ALL participants help us by adhering to the following requirements:
Participants must:

  • Be an active member of the YMCA at ACRC*.
  • Sign a Covid-19 release form found here.
  • Reserve all classes prior to attending.**
  • Bring your own towel, water bottle, mat, wraps or gloves.
  • Sanitize hands before class begins.
  • Maintain social distancing guidelines at all times. 
  • Follow entry and exit arrows into workout space.
  • Exit fitness area immediately following each class, no socializing is allowed.

Curbside Fitness Classes will:

  • Cap at 9 participants per class.
  • Be open for reservation 24 hours before the scheduled class time.
  • Take place by the South (4th Avenue) entrance doors.
  • Be dependent upon the weather.
  • Schedule a minimum of 30 min between classes to sanitize all equipment.

View our Curbside Fitness schedule, here & RESERVE your spot today!


May 27, 2020

This 4-week fitness program is geared towards youth wanting to improve strength, speed, explosiveness, and coordination.

Boys and Girls wanting to participate should be currently registered in 5th – 8th Grades.

Following Social Distancing practices, session will take place outdoors and is capped at 9 participants.

Session begins June 2
Tuesday & Thursday at YMCA at ACRC
5th/6th Grade = 10:00 – 10:45a
7th/8th Grade = 11:00 – 11:45a

To register, follow (or copy/paste) this link:
https://bit.ly/2TJCaLw

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May 26, 2020

The 21/90 Rule

How many times have you had the conversation with yourself about making a positive lifestyle change such as becoming more active, drinking more water, or cutting out sugar?  How many times have you fallen short?  You are not alone…we all have.

 “Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

To make the change, we must build the habit and the Tuesday Tip refers to the 21/90 Rule.  The 21/90 Rule states that it takes 21 days to create a habit and 90 days to create a lifestyle.  If you can commit to a goal for 21 straight days, it will become a habit.  And if beyond that, you can continue consistently for 90 days, it will become a part of your daily routine and you will no longer need to worry about it as it will now be second nature.

The next time you want to make a positive change in your life, give the 21/90 Rule a try.

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May 22, 2020

Governor Walz announced additional provisions in the Stay Safe MN structure Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Fitness facilities are to remain closed at this time with a target date to reopen during Phase III of the Stay Safe MN Plan, a Phase III date has yet to be determined.  Full Stay Safe Plan  

The YMCA at Austin Community Recreation Center will remain CLOSED and will not be able to open early June as we had originally hoped.
Child Care will continue as planned and start June 8th with limited capacity. This Child Care will be offered to Tier One and Tier Two Emergency workers first, with remaining spots to be filled by community members.
While we are not opening as anticipated, we are still working diligently to make sure that our beautiful new facility is safe upon your arrival. This includes updating all of our cleaning and sanitation protocols, deep cleaning the entire facility from floor to ceiling. Removing excess touch points and spacing equipment properly to promote social distancing.
 
We’ve been making calls to our Members, starting with seniors, to make sure they have what they need to get through this extremely trying time.
 
We’ve been providing daily virtual workouts from our very own instructors along with Y360 on demand workouts to keep members and the community engaged and active.

We have done this with very limited staff, and in an effort to conserve our resources and maintain the financial health of our organization. 

We know you are disappointed with yet another delay. In an effort to improve your member experience and enhance our virtual offering, we are in the process of developing a  Members Only  Virtual YMCA. Our program offerings will include Kids Fitness, Active Ageless Adults, and additional Group Classes. We hope to have something for everyone at any fitness level.

If your membership is on hold, you will need to remove this  hold  in order to be accepted into this group. Stay tuned for more details on this enhanced offering!

We thank you for your patience and support. Once we know more we will relay the information. We hope to be back together soon.

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May 19, 2020

Have you ever been annoyed when something doesn’t happen when YOU want it to happen? We’ve all been there and many of us might “be there” right now with the current state of things. 

Today’s tip is that life is a great teacher and we are always in a constant state of learning. Things that anger us teach us compassion and forgiveness. Things that we can’t control is teaching us how to let go. And situations that annoy us teach us patience.

The next time things don’t seem to be going your way…take a step back- there’s likely a lesson to be learned.

Together, we’re a better us.

#BetterTogether

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May 18, 2020

#MondayMotivation#YouGotThis #CovidKindness #FitnessAtHome #VirtualYMCA

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May 13, 2020

In an effort to understand your feelings related to returning to our beautiful facility, we ask that you take a few minutes and complete our survey. This information will help guide us in making decisions to serve you better.

Together, we’re a better us.

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May 12, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Given the current situation, these words definitely hold true in regards to fitness. Many of us have had to figure out creative ways to exercise without the accessibility and comfort of the gym, the equipment, or the friends and trainers that we love to fitness with. Many have had to think outside the box; utilizing loaded backpacks, canned foods, milk jugs and other like household items to exercise with, making the pursuit of health a little more challenging and likely uncomfortable. However, understanding that even though not ideal, some of the best growth happens during uncomfortable situations and forces us to adapt in order to come out stronger on the other side.

How have you found ways to be creative with your fitness during this time?

#FitnessGoals #WeGotThis #CovidKindess #VirtualYMCA #YMCAatACRC

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May 11, 2020

We know that childcare is at the top of the list for decision-makers guiding the potential reopening of the State of Minnesota by slowly opening businesses and loosening stay-at-home restrictions. We hope that this happens in time for our Summer Daze program to operate safely. We recognize our programming in 2020 will look different, and be different, compared to how we have operated in the past. 

We are proactively planning modifications to our Summer Daze programming to ensure a safe and fun experience for each child. We are invested in meeting the needs of our community and would like to ask for your input to help us in this planning process. Please take a moment to fill out this  survey. We deeply value your feedback. 

Due to social distancing requirements we may not be able to accommodate all children needing care. This survey is not a commitment to provide care, but an effort on our part to understand your needs and desired programming.

The safety of the children, staff, and the Austin community is our number one priority. We’re following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Minnesota Department of Health, Y-USA, and local/state officials to advise the best way forward for our summer childcare programming.  We know the children need to connect with their peers and are eager to get out and enjoy their Summer after a challenging Spring. We’re working hard to prepare for every contingency and are grateful that you are willing and able to exercise patience with these uncertain times. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments. 

Stay safe and give our regards to your children who’ve been on our minds. 

Melissa Hussey Child Development DirectorYMCA at Austin Community Recreation Center mhussey@ymcaatacrc.org

#MondayMotivation #YouGotThis #CovidKindness #FitnessAtHome #VirtualYMCA

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May 10, 2020

Looking for a change in your routine? Maybe something fun to do with the whole family? Try this Y 100 squat, pushup & plank challenge.

Of course, we would love to see your sweaty selfie on our Social Media channels, don’t be afraid, we can’t smell you… but we’d love to see you.

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Boredom or Family Fun, you choose.

#WeGotThis #CovidKindness #FitnessAtHome #VirtualYMCA

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May 5, 2020

Dear YMCA Member, 
It’s been just over a month since we closed our doors, in some ways it feels   like a year! While we were hoping to get some good news from Governor Walz last week, it appears that we will have to wait just a little bit longer, as the stay at home order has been extended until May 18th. While that is very disappointing, it allows us more time to make adjustments to our operations that will make it safer for us to welcome our staff and community back into this building. We are learning more everyday about what will be our new normal regarding PPE, cleaning protocols, and social distancing in our facility. Our business as we know it will be changing, we are currently working on a phased approach to opening which in Phase 1 may include the following: limited hours screening of staff and members limited access to group exercise and equipment.

Our goal is to ease back into operations while doing it safely. I’m as excited as you are to get back into this building but we need to do it with the health and safety of our entire Y community in mind. I know that this information probably creates more questions for all of you. We are learning more everyday and will continue to share more as we make decisions. We want to be very thoughtful in our approach and take our time to make sure that we are doing everything to the best of our ability to keep us all safe. 

If you have questions please feel free to reach out via  email  and we will get back to you. I hope that you are are healthy and staying strong…we will be back before you know it and it will be better than ever!
Stay happy, stay healthy!

Diane Baker

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May 4, 2020

Are you struggling with keeping your kids engaged and busy? Take a break from school work and try making some homemade play dough. Here’s a super simple recipe for you.

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 4 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • Food Coloring (optional)

Cook on medium high heat until dough begins to form. Knead with additional flower until no longer sticky. Can add Essential Oils for a sensory effect. Store in refrigerator.

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April 27, 2020

#MotivationMonday #CovidKindess #YMCAatACRC #WeGotThis

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April 24, 2020

Why washing your hands is so important?

Little food for thought for your little ones.

Hand washing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent others from getting sick. By doing it right, you’re helping keep everyone healthy!

Watch this video for a cool science experiment about germs and soap!

When to wash your hands…

Wash your hands a lot, and especially:

  •     Before eating
  •     After using the toilet
  •     After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  •     After touching an animal
  •     After handling pet food or pet treats
  •     After touching garbage
  •     After touching the floor

How to wash your hands…

Now this is where it gets fun! The following five steps are hands down the best way to wash your hands:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
  • Rub you hand together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum your favorite song!
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Watch the video below to see how!

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April 23, 2020

This is the true meaning of a Community coming together!

In Austin, Minnesota, volunteers throughout the community have been preparing and delivering meals to over hundreds of Seniors throughout Mower county.

https://bit.ly/356anJW

#CovidKindness #Community #WeAreAllInThisTogether #WeGotThisInThisTogether

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April 21, 2020

#JackedRabbit had a wonderful day exercising, a little windy but got a bit of swing time in and a brisk walk to calculate some steps. Plank Jacks, Air Squats and Plank Holds were among the favorites today!

Tomorrow’s agenda: Sunscreen for sure, maybe some sunglasses, and a long walk with the gorgeous day forecasted!

If you see #JackedRabbit, come on out and join him; but #SafetyFirst, stay back 6ft & #AirFives all around!

Be sure to get a #SociallyDistant selfie! To enter for a chance to WIN, post on our Social Media channels with the hashtag #JackedRabbit, be sure to tag us!

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April 20, 2020

Meet Jacked Rabbit!

Meet Jacked Rabbit. First name Jacked, last name Rabbit! Keep your eyes peeled around town for Jacked. If you see him getting his workout on, be sure to get a selfie and email it to us. Or, post it on our social media channels with the hashtag #JackedRabbit to be entered to win a prize! Of course, we want you to practice #SocialResponsibility and keep your 6ft distance. Word to the wise, Jacked doesn’t like to give #highfives, but he LOVES #hipchecks & #fistbumps.

CLUE = Jacked Rabbit’s favorite pastime is to swing.

#JackedRabbit #CovidKindness #HavingALittleFun #SocialDistancing #YouthDevelopment #HealthyLiving #SocialResponsibility #YMCAatACRC #WeGotThis — in Austin, Minnesota.

Monday & Wednesday, HIIT with Marie @ 12p: visit our Private Facebook Group to join in.

Can’t make noon work into your schedule? No worries. Classes are saved in this group so you can view them at your convenience. Be sure to check out our real-time calendar for all of our current VIRTUAL YMCA classes. Don’t see what you want on the schedule? Check back, classes are being added daily: https://bit.ly/2XOBffD

#CovidKindness #WeGotThis #VirtualYMCA #WeMissYou #YMCAatACRC #YMCA #JackedRabbit

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April 17, 2020

Member Update:
We would like to introduce you to our Virtual YMCA! You can follow our  blog  to stay up to date on community resources and information or if you have a Facebook account, you can view this same information and access our  LIVE  workout videos with our very own YMCA Fitness Trainers. It’s ok if you can’t make the  LIVE  video, all the classes that go live will be posted in  this  group for you to view at your convenience. 

We are also taking the opportunity to reach out to our members via phone. We want to ensure our members are doing well and know that we care. Be sure to answer your phone if it rings, it just may be one or our Y staff members checking in!!

You can view our calendar of events here . Be sure to check in daily as classes are being added every day.

Stay well friends!

Yoga LIVE with Christine @ 9:00am

Hormel is sponsoring another live concert tonight!

HOW TO CONNECT: Go to YouTube.com. Search for Hormel Foods. Click on the Hormel Foods logo in the results. Click on the Virtual Live Concert Video. https://youtu.be/wjrAT1ZcXrM

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April 16, 2020

Be sure to join into our Virtual YMCA at noon for a LIVE Pilates workout. Can’t make noon work into your schedule? No problem, you can check in and view the video to get your workout in at your convenience. Be sure to post your sweaty selfie in the comments after your workout. We want to see your smiling face(s).

#Community

Custodio and Georgina #Serrano, who own Tienda Guerrero (301 NE 4th Ave. in the parking lot to the west of the Austin Public Library) are helping Austin residents who are facing hunger. The Serrano family will be giving a FREE bag of groceries to area families who have lost their job, or who are experiencing extreme financial hardship and lack of food.

Each family will receive a whole chicken, rice, beans, tomato, onion, and tortillas to make one or more meals. Please bring a form of identification.

The groceries will be distributed on Thursdays, starting this Thursday, April 16th from 9:00am to 11:00am and 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Tienda Guerrero.

We are so fortunate to have this generous support from TiendaGuerrero and the Serrano family. We thank them and we also want to thank Miguel Garate for his generous spirit and for his help in organizing this.

Our community is filled with many silent heroes during this pandemic!

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APRIL 15, 2020

Tune in tonight at 5:15p as Sarah goes live with a no-equipment HIIT class. Don’t have Facebook? No problem, follow this link to a HIIT class we think you might like.

Just getting started or want something not as high intensity? We have you covered there too. Check out this Y30 Beginner Bootcamp.

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APRIL 14, 2020

👇from one of our Fitness Trainers, Carin McManus: Grace Yoga Fitness

BURN🔥🔥Class coming atcha!🔥🔥
Grab your 🎶 music, a mat, timer, and weights (or soup cans or something heavy around the house)!! Mini band is optional 💪💪

➡️Warm-Up 5x through: 20 Squats, 40 Jumping Jacks, 5 modified /knees down Push-ups

🔥Round 1🔥
45 seconds Burpees
3x through:
10 Squat to Press Thrusters with weights
10 Plank Renegade Rows with weights
5 Squat Burpees
10 Sprinter Sit-ups
10 Ab Leg Raises

🔥Round 2🔥
1 minute Plank hold
3x through:
(Option to place mini band around shins just above ankles for all exercises!)
10 Squat to Alternating side leg lifts
10 Iso hold Squat walk forward
10 Iso hold Squat walk backward
10 each leg pulses out to the side in plank

🔥Round 3🔥
1 minute Wall Squat
3x through:
10 Push-ups
30 Mt. Climbers
20 alternating Reverse Lunges
10 Tricep Dips

➡️Either repeat each round a second time or be done ✅ and then STRETCH 🧘🏽‍♀️

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#StayWithUs

TUESDAY TIP:
Focus on Proficiency instead of Perfection.
What if instead of focusing on perfection we instead channeled our energy on strategies to become proficient? This is referred to as the “PR” Wheel and it can be related to life as much as it can be related to training. Here’s how it works:

PRactice
• identify something that you want to improve
• ask for feedback from a reliable source, coach or mentor
• develop a strategy that focuses on technique through progressions

PRogress
• document your progress with journaling, video, or frequent assessment
• continue to PRactice while increasing the intensity or challenge of the task or skill

PRoficiency
• Compare your current state of PRoficiency to your past PRogress
• Continue to fine tune the elements developed through

PRogress
• Celebrate the small victories and enjoy the process along the way

Proficiency is attainable – Perfection is not.

Let’s get after those “PR’s” today!

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April 13, 2020

We are all missing the gym right now. We’ve been forced into new routines for both exercise and life. Many of these things have been pretty uncomfortable and most likely a little more challenging than we’d like. However, all of these changes, regardless of the difficulties, have required us to adapt and grow. Good can be found in every negative situation, it all depends on the lens from which we look. #MondayMotivation #CovidKindness #MakeTodayGreat #WeGotThis #StayHome #YMCAatACRC

April 10, 2020

HELP YOU CONTINUE ON YOUR JOURNEY.

First and foremost, know that your entire YMCA community is thinking of you, your families, and our community-at-large. We hope you are all staying safe, healthy, and managing as well as you can under the current circumstances. The efforts you have made to prioritize your health and well-being by being a member of the YMCA at ACRC does not need to come to a halt despite the temporary delay in our face-to-face connections.

While we may not be gathering in-person for the time being, we are together in spirit and want to help you continue progressing toward the goals you set for yourself. We encourage you to consider taking advantage of one or more of the following ideas:

Remember why you set the goal in the first place . Place a note or visual reminder around your home as motivation and to prevent stagnation or back slides.

Set a routine.  As many of you adjust to new routines that may involve more solitude or the addition of loved ones of all ages throughout the day, set a routine personally, relationally, and professionally to help stay mentally strong.

Refer back to knowledge gained.  Refer to tools, tips, and tricks you have learned along the way from our instructors and facility, your own experimentation, application, and knowledge sharing.

Carve out time for mental wellness.  Customize this for your needs and desires, whether it’s physical activity, meditation, a belly laugh, safely supporting others in your community, or any other way you choose to recharge and relax.

Prioritize your relationships.  Whether it’s through phone, text, virtual meetups, or open window singing, know that you are not alone. Check in with those who matter most.

We are working hard on developing additional content to support our members and community. Please continue to check our website regularly for the following:  

Content coming soon
• Motivation and Mindset
• Fitness Tips and Tricks
• Virtual Workouts with your Favorite YMCA Instructors
• Community Resources and Networking
• Social Connections
and more….

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March 31, 2020

Dear Valued Y Member,
We deeply appreciate your patience as we navigate the impact of coronavirus in our community. We are all operating in unknown territory, and we are working diligently to keep you updated.

With your support, we are guided by our commitment to support our community, and this is even more critical now. When you belong to the Y, you are not only a member of a health and wellness center, you are a member of an organization dedicated to strengthening community. In difficult times, the Y pivots in response to community needs, and finds ways to use our resources to offer solutions. 

Together We Strengthen Our Community
While we look forward to restoring our operations as soon as possible, your membership helps us meet critical needs during this pandemic. We are working to position our Y to offer necessary resources not just in the short term but throughout the duration of this event. You have the opportunity to serve a critical role in helping us offer services and serve our community by continuing your membership dues.

  • Child Care – Our Y is positioned to offer essential childcare to Tier 2 workers and additional employee groups as necessary. We anticipate this need to grow as time goes on, and we are ready to serve these families. If you or someone you know are in need of Tier 2 childcare, please click here.
  • Blood Drive – We are coordinating with the Red Cross to host a blood drive to maintain our essential blood supply. This collaboration is more important than ever and currently scheduled for April 17, 9:00am – 3:00pm. If you’re interested in donating, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: YMCA Austin to schedule an appointment.
  • Community Collaborations – We are collaborating with the United Way and other community organizations to provide essential services as needs arise. We anticipate that we have not yet begun to understand the full extent of our community need but will be part of the conversation to offer solutions that have a lasting impact on our health and prosperity.
  • YMCA 360 – Our Y offers you and the community a set of virtual exercise classes and wellbeing programs for all ages to do from home with the newly launched YMCA360.org. With new exercises added daily, Y360 will keep you up on your daily exercise routines. You can also visit our website for our daily WOD.

Serving you Better – We want to serve you! We miss all of you that have been with us over the years, as well as the many that have joined us throughout the past weeks, and while we can’t invite you back just yet, we want to know what more we can do to serve you. We want to engage with you in a meaningful way and make you still feel part of our Y community. Please take a few minutes and tell us about you, complete this short survey.

While this may not seem like much, please understand, we are thinking of long term, sustainable solutions that will allow us to engage with our members and support our community in non-traditional ways. Our business model and way of life will be forever changed. Please continue to support us as we navigate this new path. We’re all in this together, for the long haul! 

#StayWithUs
Thank you for being a Y member and supporting our community. We want you to know that we deeply appreciate your support as a non-profit and welcome you along this journey as a cause-driven organization.
We understand that not everyone will be able to #StayWithUs us during this very unprecedented time. If this may be the case for you, you may place your Membership on hold .

Stay safe, stay healthy and please stay with us!

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March 21, 2020
EMERGENCY CHILD CARE REVISED

Yesterday the Governor announced that YMCA’s would offer care to school-aged children of Tier 2 Emergency workers. While this is not part of our normal programming, we accepted the challenge. In doing so, we set this up under the guidelines presented by the Governor which included a rate of $40/day per child. We have since clarified with state officials that we can determine a rate better suited for our community. Based on local research we are lowering the rate to $30/day per child. While this still may be a hardship for many, we are offering financial assistance. We are working diligently to ensure that critical workers in our community have access to the quality care they need and deserve. Based on the need, we may be able to provide lunch on-site to help relieve the burden on families.

In addition to Tier 2 Emergency workers we will look to accommodate other essential workers that have not yet been classified by the Governor. Employees considered Tier 1 can access FREE care through the Austin Public Schools.

Tier 2 Emergency workers MUST REGISTER FOR CARE. If you are in need of Tier 2 Child Care, please fill out this form, we will screen the information collected and prioritize the Care to our Essential Emergency workers first.

We all need to be considerate of others, this is a difficult time for us all and we are doing our best to work through these processes that have been mandated. The Y is known for bringing communities together and finding solutions during challenging times. We are ready to accept this challenge and work to fill this need in our community.

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March 20, 2020
EMERGENCY CHILD CARE

Governor Tim Walz announced today that Minnesota will partner with the YMCA’s to care for the school-age children of emergency workers in Minnesota. The YMCA at ACRC is ready to meet this need in our community.

We are offering child care to Essential Emergency Workers and working to assess the additional need for non-essential Child Care. If you are in need of Child Care, please fill out this form, we will screen the information collected and prioritize the Care to our Essential Emergency Workers first. Please be mindful that if we have the need for more child care, we will do our best to accommodate. 

This first round of child care will be capped at 18 due to staffing and social distance practices. If we find the need for child care is greater, we will reassess and look to add additional capacity.

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:30a – 5:00p
  • $40/day per child
  • Each child must provide their own snack and lunch, daily*
  • Staff will meet all children and check temperature before being allowed in the facility
  • Financial Assistance will be available to those in need

*Once the need is established, we have the ability to have lunches delivered, onsite!

March 18, 2020
INSURANCE UPDATE:
We understand your frustration in all of this, but we want you to know that this is out of our control. This is the words, directly from NIHCA (National Independent Health Club Association):

“At this time, the insurance companies and our employer groups are NOT changing the structure of workout threshold for the Fitness Reimbursement programs. IF your fitness center closes, the workouts collected in your software during your open business hours is what will count towards that member’s monthly NIHCA rewards submission in April. This is not NIHCA’s decision; this is the decision from our insurance and employer group partners.”

Visit our Fitness on-Demand page for information on at home workouts.

March 17, 2020
Dear Members of the Y Family,

As you may already be aware, Governor Walz made an executive order to close bars, restaurants and other entertainment venues as of 5pm Tuesday, March 17th . His declaration includes gyms and fitness centers. With this order we are forced to close our facility to the public beginning, Tuesday March 17th at 5pm until Friday March, 27th at which time we will reassess the situation. While this decision was made for us, it is still an uneasy situation, as we all know how integral our Y community is to our members, staff, and volunteers. We are relationship builders with a passion for bringing people together to reach common goals. 

As this is all happening quickly, we do not currently have all the answers, though I can share the following: 

  • We will keep you updated on the situation via email, on our website and on our social media channels.
  • Our Fitness Team will be active on social media, encouraging you and the rest of our family to remain on your health journey, and to support everyone’s wellbeing and mental health.
  • We are introducing Y360 , an on-demand fitness program for adults and kids to do at home which you can access today!

For those of you who are able, we ask you to continue your dues without interruption. We have gone through a very big undertaking transitioning to this new building while still needing to maintain our old facility. Your support will allow us to continue our mission of strengthening and supporting our community and serving you when we open again! If you prefer to put your membership on hold, please complete this short form to allow us to start the process.

COVID-19 has created enormous uncertainty; however, how we manage it is in our control. Join us in creating a history that demonstrates how our family came together and served those who needed us the most. It is in times of darkness that we tend to shine our greatest light on one another; I think our brightest days are ahead. For 67 years here in Austin, our Y has taken on challenges, and found solutions. This time will be no different!  I promise that we will reopen at first chance, and hope that you will find it in your heart to continue to support us.

Best regards,
Diane Baker
Executive Director

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March 16, 2020

Dear Members of the Y Family,

As you may already be aware, Governor Walz made an executive order to close bars, restaurants and other entertainment venues as of 5pm Tuesday, March 17 th . His declaration includes gyms and fitness centers. With this order we are forced to close our facility to the public beginning, Tuesday March 17 th at 5pm until Friday March, 27 th at which time we will reassess the situation. While this decision was made for us, it is still an uneasy situation, as we all know how integral our Y community is to our members, staff, and volunteers. We are relationship builders with a passion for bringing people together to reach common goals. 

As this is all happening quickly, we do not currently have all the answers, though I can share the following: 

  • We will keep you updated on the situation via email, on our website and on our social media channels.
  • Our Fitness Team will be active on social media, encouraging you and the rest of our family to remain on your health journey, and to support everyone’s wellbeing and mental health.
  • We are introducing Y360 , an on-demand fitness program for adults and kids to do at home which you can access today!

 For those of you who are able, we ask you to continue your dues without interruption. We have gone through a very big undertaking transitioning to this new building while still needing to maintain our old facility. Your support will allow us to continue our mission of strengthening and supporting our community and serving you when we open again! If you prefer to put your membership on hold, please complete this short form to allow us to start the process.

COVID-19 has created enormous uncertainty; however, how we manage it is in our control. Join us in creating a history that demonstrates how our family came together and served those who needed us the most. It is in times of darkness that we tend to shine our greatest light on one another; I think our brightest days are ahead. For 67 years here in Austin, our Y has taken on challenges, and found solutions. This time will be no different!  I promise that we will reopen at first chance, and hope that you will find it in your heart to continue to support us.

Best regards,
Diane Baker

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