YMCA welcomes more people back


By Martin Graham - mgraham@recordherald.com



With the Fayette County Family YMCA continuing to open more parts of its facilities to the public, CEO Doug Saunders announced that the MoveStrong rig has also started to reopen. The MoveStrong functional fitness equipment provides endless possibilities with attachments such as rings, ropes, bands, and tubes. Items such as medicine balls can also be utilized with the equipment. It is adaptable to all ages and fitness levels.

With the Fayette County Family YMCA continuing to open more parts of its facilities to the public, CEO Doug Saunders announced that the MoveStrong rig has also started to reopen. The MoveStrong functional fitness equipment provides endless possibilities with attachments such as rings, ropes, bands, and tubes. Items such as medicine balls can also be utilized with the equipment. It is adaptable to all ages and fitness levels.


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The Fayette County Family YMCA recently reopened the men’s and women’s locker rooms and has reopened most of the MoveStrong rig.

The MoveStrong functional fitness equipment provides endless possibilities with attachments such as rings, ropes, bands, and tubes. Items such as medicine balls can also be utilized with the equipment. It is adaptable to all ages and fitness levels.

The YMCA has been reaching out to members, former members, and the community with a word of encouragement as staff members look forward to welcoming more people back.

“Spring soccer kicks off this Saturday, karate returns in April, and registration is taking place for Summer Day Camp,” Doug Saunders, Fayette County Family YMCA CEO, said via email on Monday. “The Y will continue to put the health and safety of staff and members first as guidelines are rolled back. Social distancing and masks are required as mandated protocols are followed.”

Saunders said as vaccine numbers increase and case numbers decrease the hope is that more community members will continue to feel comfortable reengaging, and will see the Fayette County Family YMCA as an important part of the future. He said that many believe that the need for intentional steps toward physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health is of even greater importance in a post-pandemic world.

“The YMCA is prepared to come alongside to help take those steps,” Saunders said.

Summer Day Camp for kids who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade will begin May 24 and continue through Aug. 13. YMCA Camp is conducted under the Y’s “3-Star Step Up To Quality” licensed school age child care program. There are weekly themes and special activities brought to the Y for campers throughout the summer.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities are incorporated into the weekly curriculum while including swimming, arts and crafts, Octaball, and fishing. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided as part of the Y’s participation in the USDA “Child and Adult Care Food Program.”

Registration packets are available at the Y or faycoymca.org. The YMCA accepts Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reimbursement for care and scholarship assistance is available with documented income.

“YMCA staff and volunteers are thankful for those willing to be understanding and to work with us to meet the health and safety protocols that have been implemented,” Saunders said. “Many of these are frustrating and can at times seem arbitrary or inconsistent, but every request is made with the goal of keeping all staff and YMCA members healthy and keeping our doors open.”

For further information call 740-335-0477 or go to faycoymca.org. The YMCA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Y is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The information in this article was provided by Doug Saunders Fayette County Family YMCA CEO.

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 463-9684 or on Twitter @MartiThenewsGuy.

With the Fayette County Family YMCA continuing to open more parts of its facilities to the public, CEO Doug Saunders announced that the MoveStrong rig has also started to reopen. The MoveStrong functional fitness equipment provides endless possibilities with attachments such as rings, ropes, bands, and tubes. Items such as medicine balls can also be utilized with the equipment. It is adaptable to all ages and fitness levels.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/03/web1_rig-2.jpgWith the Fayette County Family YMCA continuing to open more parts of its facilities to the public, CEO Doug Saunders announced that the MoveStrong rig has also started to reopen. The MoveStrong functional fitness equipment provides endless possibilities with attachments such as rings, ropes, bands, and tubes. Items such as medicine balls can also be utilized with the equipment. It is adaptable to all ages and fitness levels. Courtesy photo

By Martin Graham

mgraham@recordherald.com