We’re welcoming in 2022 with new and exciting things at the Y!

We’re welcoming in 2022 with new and exciting things at the Y!

We are looking forward to new beginnings as we continue to offer safe, healthy spaces with more classes, programs, and fun for our members. It’s hard to believe but we are thinking about summer! Camp registration opens January 15th. Our NEW virtual Y, YMCA 360 is bringing your Y to you anywhere, anytime, on all your devices. PLUSour pools are not just for swimming anymore, introducing Liquid Gyms where you can enjoy spin class, treadmills, trampolines, Glidefit and more…all IN THE POOL for a whole new aqua fitness experience!


Introducing YMCA360!

Your membership at the YMCA just got even better with the addition of YMCA360, a 360-degree seamless Y experience, delivered anytime, anywhere. Check out the video below! The best part – it’s included in your membership. Take fitness classes, enjoy family, nutrition, youth activities and programs, and more on the go from your phone, tablet, or smart TV.
Getting started is easy! Simply visit https://www.northshoreymca.org/ymca360


Summer Camp 2022 Registration is Coming!

At YMCA summer camp your child will learn new skills, gain confidence, stay active and have fun! Campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork, and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence positive lifelong skills. Whatever interest your child has, there is a Y camp for them. Registration opens January 15th.

Learn more>>


Routines, Not Resolutions

Try Personal Training this year and feel the results! Meet with one of certified personal trainers in a safe, productive environment to help you get on track, stay on track or to just get you started on your health and wellness journey.  Learn more>>

Your Support, Our Mission

2022 is looking bright thanks to your continued support of families and neighbors in your community! YOU are helping us fulfill our mission to welcome ALL each and every day. Your support fuels our purpose and we can’t wait to share your impact throughout the year as we continue to provide critical programs and services for our communities.

CLEANING & SANITIZATION:  A clean Y is a happy Y.

We are committed to the health and safety of all our staff and members. Thank you for continuing to do your part in helping keep the equipment and YMCA facilities clean. We will continue our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans. Learn more>>

As always, we are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions or need to reactivate your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Membership Sales Director:  

Joe Dapper dapperj@northshoreymca.org

Mask Mandate Update For Cape Ann YMCA From Chris Lovasco Acting Executive Director

Our Y community is strong and vibrant and we are grateful for your continued support and participation in the Y!  We know the impact the pandemic has had on our mental and physical wellbeing and we remain committed to continuing to provide opportunities and services that support you while providing a safe environment to stay physically and mentally healthy and build immunity.  
You may have heard that the city of Gloucester has implemented an indoor mask mandate requiring masks for all indoor businesses effective today, Monday, January 10.  Below outlines how these changes impact our YMCA.

  • Effective January 10, 2022, under the direction of the Gloucester Board of Health, masks must be worn by all staff and members over the age of 10 at all times while moving about the facility.
  • Masks can be removed while exercising.  We will continue to space out machines to provide social distancing.
  • As this is an evolving situation, and as we receive new guidance and information, we will continue to evaluate our mask practices and be sure to keep you updated.

SAFETY & SANITIZATION IN OUR Ys
We will keep our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans in place including:

  • Investments in air quality and movement through hospital-grade systems
  • Widely available cleaning wipes and hand sanitizing stations
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitizing by our staff teams
  • Recommending that members and participants keep 6 feet of distance, for now
  • Equipment will remain spread out as you have become accustomed to
  • Physical barriers will remain in some areas
  • We will continue adhering to facility capacity guidelines

YOUR ROLE IN SAFETY & SANITIZATION
It takes a village!  We thank you for continuing to do your part to keep our Y and our community safe. Here is a reminder of how you can help ensure we can all stay healthy, safe, and connected.

  • Clean your fitness equipment and machines with the cleaning supplies provided in our Ys
  • Wear your mask
  • Stay home if you are sick

YMCA360
Remember, we have enhanced our digital experience with our brand new YMCA360 platform.  Enjoy the Y anywhere, on your phone, on your smart TV, and in the Y!

Simply visit ymca360.org
•  Click the login button.•  Enter your zip code, click continue.•  Select your local Y•  Enter your email address, click continue.•  You will receive a 6-digit email code, via email• Enter the code provided, click continue.• Begin enjoying Y360
On your smart TV, you can search for the YMCA360 App and follow the same process!

Through your membership, you share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day.  Your membership not only helps keep you healthy and supports building immunity, but it also ensures individuals, families, seniors, and children who need us most have access to our Y resources regardless of their ability to pay. As a community service organization, we stand with our community leaders on this decision.
Again, thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and patience as we continue to navigate this post-COVID-19 climate.  We will continue to evaluate and share updates as they become available.
Best,

Chris Lovasco

Acting Executive Director

Cape Ann YMCA

News from your YMCA!

GIVING THANKS FOR THE GIVING TREE

Each year our Giving Tree is a clear reminder of what our Y is all about…community.  Thank you to everyone who took a tag (or two!) to help children and families in our Y community. All our tags are gone! We would not be able to support our families in need during this holiday season without your generous support. Thank you for joining us in spreading some holiday cheer.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!


HOLIDAY HOURS

Friday, December 24th – CLOSING at 12:00 noon
Saturday, December 25th (Christmas Day) – CLOSED
Sunday, December 26th – 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Friday, December 31st – CLOSING at 12:00 noon
Saturday, January 1 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Remember,
 if you want to get a workout in on one of the days our facilities are closed you have unlimited access to Y Wellness 24/7, our virtual platform where there are hundreds of classes to choose from!

DECEMBER VACATION FUN!

Spend vacation at the Y with Open Gym, Special Events, Family Swim and more! 
Click here for all the details!


AQUATICS NEWS

Liquid Gyms are here! Our pools are not just for swimming. Our Ys are some of the only facilities in the area to offer specialty submerged equipment including Water Treadmills, Water Bikes, Aqua Poles (think TRX in the water), Water Trampolines and Glide Fit floating fitness mats. In fact, our YMCA is the only Y in the country that hosts the Aqua Pole equipment and fitness experience.

We also offer new group exercise classes in the pool including S’WET (Structured Water Exercise Training), Deep Water Boot Camp, Dual Depth Circuit and Aqua Strength.

More Parent/Child Swim We heard you! Many of our families have asked us to explore an 8 week session for parent/child swim. Registration will open soon and the 8 week session will start on Jan 3, 2022. Same great experience with the staff you know and trust. As always, it’s FREE to family members.

Schedules 


Get lifeguard certified and Train to Save
Lifeguard shortages continue to cause pool closings. The Y is running a series of lifeguard classes to help combat the problem and make our community safer.  Give back to your community this holiday season, get certified as a lifeguard!  Learn more


JOIN OUR FIND YOUR FIT CHALLENGE

Check out our NEW fitness challenge: Find Your Fit  is running now to January 31st! Join in the fun and complete 15 group exercise classes and you’ll be entered to win a $300 gift card! PLUS, all challenge participants will receive a fun YMCA swag item.

Join the Challenge!


KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR NEW VIRTUAL Y PLATFORM – YMCA360

YMCA360 will revolutionize your virtual workouts from home or on the go. Enjoy our exclusive collection of on-demand and livestream classes, on all your devices in cinematic 4K. Experience YMCA360, wherever you are and whenever you want, and experience healthy living for all. Stay tuned for more details as we launch this incredible virtual health and wellness platform.


PICKLEBALL

This sports craze is sweeping the nation and we are dedicating more than 70 weekly hours of gym time for all the Pickleball fun! Visit our Schedules Page and click Pickleball for dates and times! Pickleball is great for all ages from beginners to seasoned pickleball players, this game is fun for everyone! Be on the lookout for information on private and beginner lessons, rating clinics and local leagues and ladder play.

YOUR SUPPORT, OUR MISSION

The Y is more than our people and places, we are a purpose. Your membership this year has been so meaningful to us. Thanks to you, we were able to stay open, and provide critical programs and services to front-line workers, and all families in our communities. You fuel our purpose.


Browse Our Programs
Virtual Workouts – Y Wellness 24/7
Manage Your Membership

No rate increase in January, Liquid Gyms, New Virtual Y, Pickleball and more!

Great news! For the second year in a row, there will be NO rate increase in January for your YMCA membership. We are thrilled to be able to keep our current rates while still adding more great programs and amenities at each of our local YMCA facilities. Remember, we now have Senior Membership and 3-Adult Membership options so if your family structure changes, there is the right membership type for you!

As a member of your local YMCA, you are part of so much more than a place to work out. You share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day! CLICK HERE to see what members are saying about safety at our Y.

We remain committed to helping you reach your health and wellness goals in the New Year so join us for liquid gyms, a newly enhanced virtual Y, pickleball and more!  

Check out what’s new below and view this video about what you can expect in 2022!

LIQUID GYMS

Our pools are not just for swimming! Our Ys are some of the only facilities in the whole country to offer specialty submerged equipment including Water Treadmills, Water Bikes, Aqua Poles (think TRX in the water), Water Trampolines and Glide Fit floating fitness mats. In fact, our YMCA is the only Y in the country that hosts the Aqua Pole equipment and fitness experience.

We also offer new group exercise classes in the pool including S’WET (Structured Water Exercise Training), Deep Water Boot Camp, Dual Depth Circuit and Aqua Strength.
Learn more about Aqua Fitness/Liquid Gyms
PICKLEBALL

This sports craze is sweeping the nation and we are dedicating more than 70 weekly hours of gym time for all the Pickleball fun! Visit our Schedules Page and click Pickleball for dates and times! Pickleball is great for all ages from beginners to seasoned pickleball players, this game is fun for everyone! Be on the lookout for information on private and beginner lessons, rating clinics and local leagues and ladder play.
FIND YOUR FIT

We know that everyone’s fitness goals are different and we are here to support you in your health and wellness journey. Join our new challenge to Find Your Fit at the Y this holiday season and into the new year!  We will give you the extra motivation you need to get or stay fit.

Learn more
COMING SOON! NEW VIRTUAL Y PLATFORM – YMCA360

YMCA360 will revolutionize your virtual workouts from home or on the go.  YMCA360 allows you to stream you favorite program, classes and instructors. Anywhere, Anytime!  Our new platform is in partnership with over 70 Y’s from across the nation, offers a Smart TV App, better ease of use and connects you with the best Y fitness instructors.  Stay tuned for more details as we launch this incredible virtual health and wellness platform.

WORKING OUT IS ALWAYS MORE FUN WITH A FRIEND!

Share this 1 week pass with a friend! They can show this pass on their phone to the Welcome Center staff and enjoy a complimentary week at the Y. Take advantage of our member referral, if they join, you get a free month of membership and they pay no joiner fee!

Help us decide what the Y should offer next

HELP YOUR LOCAL Y DECIDE WHAT NEW OPTIONS TO OFFER!

It’s important to our Y that we continue to meet the needs of our members and the members of our community! With that in mind, we are starting to plan for our winter and spring activities and programs and would like to get your feedback.

Please take this short survey and to thank you for your participation we will enter your name into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Thank you for your participation!

Your Y:  A Place and a Purpose

Jr. Celtics Basketball at the Y

Hello Basketball Players!

Nick McKenna here, Sports Director at the Glen T. Macleod Cape Ann YMCA and I’m super excited to kick off the new Jr. Celtics program, beginning this month!

Please join me for this action packed, fun-filled program.

Click here for a cool video sneak peek about the program>>
Click here for a little bit about me>>

Be a Jr. Celtic!
This collaborative program with the Boston Celtics runs November – February and is dedicated to bringing an unique, high-quality basketball experience to Cape Ann. All curriculum will be created in conjunction with the Boston Celtics.

Evaluation
Each participant will be evaluated and placed on the team that best matches their skill level to ensure success, fun and a learning environment.

Teams
Rookie Hoops (2-5 yrs) Youth Development League (6-9 yrs)

Combine
Kicking off our season is our combine event, where each Jr. Celtic will sign their own Jr. Celtics contract, take pictures with the Championship trophy, meet a Celtics Legend and will be evaluated in our drills portion.

Interested in Becoming a Jr. Celtics coach?
All coaches participate in Jr. Celtics Coach Training in partnership with the Boston Celtics Jr. Celtics program. If you would like to coach, please email  mckennan@northshoreymca.org.

NOT REGISTERED YET?
Click here for Pricing & Registration 
Learn more

We can’t wait to get started! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the program.  

Hope to see you at the Y.

Nick McKenna
Sports and Recreation Director
Cape Ann YMCA
978-559-3010
mckennan@northshoreymca.org

20 DAYS away! YMCA of the North Shore Gala

20!! That’s how many days are left until our very unique virtual fundraising event, The Wanderlust Ball, a Gala On Demand, Thursday, November 18th. We’re excited to share a special day with you in support of the YMCA of the North Shore!

Here is what you need to know!  

WHEN
:
Thursday, November 18th, 2021 Click this link to register FOR FREE!
Timeline for our daytime program will be released the week of November 1st!

WHAT:
Inspiring and impactful videos on the OneCause event website featuring many of our Y champions and supporters, celebrating the Y’s community and cultureFun and interactive activitiesOpportunities to participate in matching gift challenges in support of our Y programs
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Register FOR FREE!Share the link and encourage friends and family to register too!Watch the episodes and learn why our champions support our Y.Donate and watch the thermometer rise as we aim big to reach our goal.
*Donations in support of our Y and the critical programs and services we provide can be made starting today on the OneCause event website!

WHY:
Your generosity and participation in this unique day of fundraising will ensure that we can continue to say “yes” to all who need us. Click here to to learn more about the Y’s impact in action.
The local Y who has the most registrants will receive a financial incentive specific to their Y.
If the local Y you select receives the most registrations, you will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous door prize!
NOTE: A springtime, in-person, celebratory event will be held at our new Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA in Gloucester. Click here for more information about this event.

With appreciation,

Marjorie Cregg
Chief Advancement Officer
YMCA of the North Shore

News from your YMCA!

Click here to see a web copy of this email

MEANINGFUL MEMBERSHIP


While you enjoy your Y today, your Y is creating lasting change for tomorrow.

Did you know?

While you exercise today… your Y is educating and nurturing children.While you swim laps today…your Y is teaching children with autism to swim.While you shoot hoops today…your Y is providing affordable housing.
Thank you for sharing in a commitment to strengthen our community!

Learn more about the impact of your Y and your membership.
TRUNK OR TREAT

Join us for this FREE Family event!
Tuesday, October 26
5:00- 6:30pm
Cape Ann YMCA parking lot

Trunkers must pre register by contacting Celia Sanfilippo sanfilippoc@northshoreymca.org978-559-3004
MORE PICKLEBALL!

NOW join us on Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am!
Schedules 
DROP IN AFTER DROP OFF!

Looking for something to do after you drop the kids at school? Join us Monday through Friday for 9:00am and 9:15am classes!!

Check the schedule for a full list of classes. Can’t wait to see you there!
Schedules
JR. CELTICS IS COMING!

Get in the game, learn new skills, and have lots of fun. Sign up today!

Register

BLISS BITES CAFE AND NOR’EAST CLEANERS ARE HERE!

A new cafe and a new partnership with Nor’east Cleaners aims to help members with their busy schedules!

Bliss Bites menu offers dine-in and takeout options including smoothies, sandwiches, and paninis, as well as family friendly and affordable snacks and grab-and-go meals. A new barista bar will serve locally roasted Little Wolf Coffee.

Nor’east Cleaners offer the ultimate no-muss-no-fuss way to get your dry cleaning and laundry done. No chasing around to the cleaners to drop off and pick up your clothes, no keeping track of store hours–in fact, no trouble at all. Ask the Welcome Center for details!

YOUR SUPPORT, OUR MISSION

While you attend a yoga class, or work out on our fitness floor, the Y is providing critical programs for families in this community. Our children need more than books, pencils, and paper, especially after a year of hybrid learning. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic impact academic consistency, it continues to affect mental wellness, especially in our youngest students.

This year $1.2 million was awarded in scholarships to students in our programs, but the need continues to grow – and that’s where you can help. Will you take your membership to the next level and give children in your community the tools they need to be successful this year? People like you make our mission possible – thank you for your continued support!
Browse Our Programs
Virtual Workouts – Y Wellness 24/7
Manage Your Membership
As always, we are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions or need to reactivate your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Membership Sales Director:  

Helene Feeley feeleyh@northshoreymca.org

News from your YMCA!

A PLACE AND A PURPOSE

As a member of your local YMCA, you are part of so much more than a place to work out. You share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day!

Did you know?  
We ensure children have access to summer camp.
The Cape Ann YMCA provided scholarships to over 250 campers this summer who otherwise may not have had the life changing experience that camp can offer in a safe environment that encourages them to challenge themselves and create new and long-lasting friendships.


FALL FUN AT THE Y
Family Fun Cornhole Tournament
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd at 11:00 AM
Join us for a fun-filled day with our first annual Cornhole tournament! Adult division and kids division.  

New Aqua fit class with Katy Coffey!
S’WET  (Structured Water Exercise Training)
Combining high intensity interval training with advanced cardio, plyometrics, and strength equipment , S’WET ™ is a powerful water workout experience adjustable for all levels of activity.
Dual Depth Circuit
(Structured Water Exercise Training)
Combining high intensity interval training with advanced cardio, plyometrics, and strength equipment.


NEW MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES!

Share this good news with a friend or family member!

  • SENIOR 65+ MEMBERSHIP Rate
  • 3 Adult Membership Rate (add up to 3 adults to your family or adult membership)
Enjoy more classes including Aqua Fitness, Yoga, Outdoor workouts, Pickleball and more!  We’ve got so many options plus our Virtual Y Wellness 24/7 .

WE ARE HIRING

Lifeguards, Childcare staff and more! Are you seeking a part-time job in a fun and rewarding work environment?  This may be the role for you! !

Click here to apply  


YOUR SUPPORT, OUR MISSIONWith schools back in session, we are so proud of the 350 students who participated in our Y’s Summer Literacy programs which helped to narrow this gap for students entering grades 1-4, with 74% of those students coming from low-income households. They are back in the classroom and feeling confident in the skills they honed over the summer! This investment in kids in our community would not be possible without the generous support of donors like you – Thank you! #StrongYStrongCommunity

The Cape Ann YMCA Announces New Senior Membership Rate

We Heard You! We’ve Added a Senior Membership Rate, PLUS More Yoga, Strength, Balance and Aqua Fitness Classes, Pickleball, Special Events, and More. Just For You!  Learn more . As a member of the Cape Ann YMCA, you are part of so much more than a place to work out. You share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day. We want you to know us for more than just our facilities and programs. We want you to know us for the people we serve, the cause we drive, the connection and belonging we create, and the change we make across the Cape Ann community! #meaningfulmembership