We're here to support you no matter where you are. #StayWithUs
At the Y, we remain committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving your health and well-being and giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
That's why we've partnered with our youth development and healthy living experts to provide you with virtual access to the best group fitness classes on the go and resources for kids to learn, grow and thrive even when school's out. Just because we aren't in the same room doesn't mean we can't be here for each other, together.
Check back daily for updated resources!
ON-DEMAND CLASSES & WORKOUTS
We know that this is an uncertain time for everyone, and we appreciate you hanging in there with us. While we practice social distancing and refrain from gathering in large groups, we are providing complimentary virtual exercise offerings to stay active at home during this time.
Our facilities may be closed, but we're still here to keep you healthy. Your favorite instructors will be leading LIVE group exercise classes daily.
Check the weekly class schedule below and and when it's time for your class, just click the class name to join!.
Stay motivated and stick to your goals with the Y's "Workout of the Day" challenge! Enjoy a new workout you can try each day. Workouts change every day and are a great resource to keep your routine fresh and challenging. Remember to check-in daily for your workouts!
YMCA Wellness Bingo Challenge!
Wellness BINGO is a 4-week challenge to engage everyone in daily healthy activities. Participants will track their healthy activities on a BINGO card by crossing out squares for each activity completed.
*Bonus* An extra incentive for our Active Y Members who continue to pay membership dues: As a thank you for your continued support, complete all the challenges before May 31 for a chance to win a free personal training session with a trainer of your choice. Email your completed BINGO card to Becky Klapman, email@example.com, to be entered to win!
Print out the bingo board here → YMCA Wellness Bingo Board
*For LMOD challenges, please enroll for Les Mills OnDemand. Click the link to get your free 60 day complimentary subscription: http://link.lesmillsondemand.com/SHrT
Workout at home with LES MILLS. This platform offers 95 free workouts across 8 categories. Classes include BodyCombat, HITT Training, LES MILLS Mindfullness, LES MILLS Training and more.
SilverSneakers On-Demand features a wide variety of videos specifically designed for people ages 65 and up. Flexibility/mobility, balance, cardio, strength, and more: regardless of your abilities or interests, there's something for you.
Sign up to receive three new workouts each day using DIGITAL COACH from Life Fitness! Created by Life Fitness Academy trainers, Digital Coach can be reached using any web browser on your computer or mobile device.
NEW! EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Time away from the Y is still an important time for kids and families. Check out these resources to help keep your children and family connected and engaged all year long.
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys.
Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
Find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4. These games support national education standards in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents. They offer exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students learn or review material.
Check out the Choose My Plate website. There are lots of activities and games to play to help children learn the importance of eating healthy.
We recognize that kids with diverse abilities need special support. Visit this page from the Autism Society of Florida for resources for staying structured during challenging times.
Join a virtual guitar or ukulele class via Zoom (Free App) for just $10 per week. Learn from the comfort of your home!
- Ages 8+
- Classes are formed in various age groups
- Times will be coordinated with members.
- Minimum of 4 participants per class.
Email Kimberly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Y Camp at Home
We all love a good camp experience! Keep your kids happy and healthy with kid-friendly workouts, fun activities, virtual field trips, and more!
Check weekly for updates!
Let your kids explore their creative side in more ways than one! Start off with a craft activity, then make your own music!
The worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math can be explored through many everyday items in your home. Challenge kids to think outside the box.
What do you get when you combine some extra toothpicks with a bag of marshmallows? A great engineering experiment! Check out these ideas for fun projects and mini-structures.
A great craft activity for a rainy day. Kids can build their own carnival game out using paper plates and paper towel tubes!
Our friends at YMCA of Central Florida has put together dry-land home activities—no pool required! These home activities help to develop good form and build stamina. When the skill has been mastered on land, it becomes easier to perform in the water.
When it comes to learning a whole lot of cool moves from dance, martial arts and yoga, these classes are the way to go. Each 20 or 40-minute class is jam-packed with cool music and foundation fitness moves and fun games. This is sure to leave the kids (and parents) feeling great!
A program for young athletes to help develop overall athleticism and reduce injuries. Use these at-home drills to help take your skills to the next level.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Visit zoos, the Grand Canyon, or outer space! Virtual field trips are a great way to “travel” to different places and learn new worlds and ideas from the comfort of your home. Here are some virtual field trips you can take while staying at home:
See the Grand Canyon, geysers, and hot springs!
Walk through the Great Hall, or take a trip to the Cloisters.
Take a virtual walk through the Boston Children's Museum.
Take a trip around a dairy cow farm, apple orchard, and more!
Wander through space with NASA's image and video library.
Meet the animals in daily Facebook Live safaris.
HEALTH & NUTRITION
One way to encourage kids to try new foods and adopt healthy eating habits is to involve them in the kitchen. Cooking together encourages openness to new and exciting experiences with food. From learning the basics to exploring cultural cuisine and advanced baking skills, children will learn how to serve up their own healthy meals and snacks at home.Here are our favorite kid-tested recipes submitted from Ys across the country.
Sometimes it helps to go back to the basics. This recipe for Meatballs with Tomato Sauce will leave your whole family feeling full and satisfied, with little effort in the kitchen to make them. These meatballs are just what you need after a long day, and they’re incredibly easy to repurpose into new meals later on!
Get the recipe: Meatball with Tomatoe Sauce
These tostadas may be bite-sized, but they’re packed with flavor! From tasty ingredients to a new use for a muffin tin, it'll be fun making and eating them with the whole family.
Give the recipe a try: Muffin Tin Tostadas
What are you supposed to do with leftovers and an empty lunchbox? Make tacos of course! Here's an easy way to combine leftover proteins and fresh ingredients for a quick and healthy lunch (whether the lunchbox is to-go or not!).
Get the recipe: Leftover Lunchbox Tacos
Chili is a versatile dish that's tasty and nutritious if done right. This Beef Chili recipe is not only simple, it’s also high in fiber and perfect for using up whatever protein you have in the house. Give it a try for an easy weeknight meal!
Get the recipe: Beef Chili
- 1 (24 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
- 4 cups water (or vegetable or beef broth)
- 1 lb. (16 oz.) box whole grain spaghetti
- 24 count frozen turkey meatballs
- Olive oil
- In a 6-quart slow cooker, pour in jarred spaghetti sauce.
- Add water (you can use the spaghetti jar & fill it up 1.5 times to get four cups). You will need enough water to cook the noodles; try using vegetable broth or beef broth for a kick of flavor.
- Break the spaghetti noodles in half and put in a large resealable bag.
- Coat the spaghetti noodles with a drizzle of olive oil. Close the bag and gently move the noodles around until they are all coated.
- Remove noodles from bag and put them on top of sauce mixture; gently push them down so they are slightly in the sauce.
- Top with frozen meatballs. No need to stir them in; just put them on top.
- Cover and cook on low for about 2 hours (until noodles are soft and meatballs are heated through).
- Give it all a gentle stir to combine and serve.
- Add in veggies (carrots, peas, corn, etc.) for more nutrition.
This recipe was submitted by YMCA of Central Massachusetts
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 can pinto beans
- Heat oil in a pan and add garlic, green pepper and onion.
- Sauté for 2-3 minutes, then add cans of diced tomatoes and beans.
- Let simmer for 15 minutes, then enjoy!
This recipe was submitted by YMCA of Western North Carolina
- 1 cup diced bell peppers (about 1 medium)
- 1 cup diced red onion (about 1 medium)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp.)
- 1 ½ tbsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. coriander
- ½ tsp. cayenne
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 3-4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 (28 oz.) can low-sodium diced tomatoes
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 (15 oz.) can black beans
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- Add all ingredients into a slow cooker. Turn on high and cook for four hours; turn down to low and continue to cook until ready to serve.
- If too thick, stir in another ½ - 1 cup of water.
Tip: Serve with diced avocado and plain Greek yogurt (sour cream substitute) for more health benefits and flavor!
This recipe was submitted by YMCA of Western North Carolina
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 banana (sliced and frozen, if possible)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 1 tsp. flaxseeds, ground
- 1 tbsp. nonfat dry milk powder
- 2 tbsp. whole grain graham cracker crumbs (about 2 squares)
Combine first seven ingredients in a blender and mix at high speed for one minute. Stir in whole grain graham cracker crumbs and serve in cup with a straw.
This recipe was submitted by Joplin Family YMCA
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into coins
- Freeze banana pieces in an air-tight bag for at least two hours, but ideally overnight.
- Blend the frozen banana pieces in a food processor or powerful blender. Keep blending until the banana completely smooths out and is creamy, soft-serve ice cream texture.
- Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until solid.
This recipe was submitted by YMCA of Western North Carolina
Our social responsibility drives us to be both a catalyst for healthy change, as well as a resource for those who need our assistance. The Y is committed to empowering people with the resources and support needed to live healthy, connected and secure lives.
Meals of Hope is committed to feeding our neighbors in need during these difficult times. Stop by the YMCA every Tuesday, beginning at 3:00 pm to get your prepackaged groceries, fresh produce and frozen meat right from your car.
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Greater Naples YMCA, East Parking Lot
OPEN TO ALL!
The Greater Naples YMCA is partnering up with OneBlood to continue our Soocial Responsibility to our community with a blood drive. In this time of crisis, there is a national blood shortage, and our YMCA is positioned to help.
Together, we’ll ensure a readily available blood supply for patients who are counting on us.
When: Friday, May 8, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Greater Naples YMCA
All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood T-shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening!
Walk-ins are Welcome!
To make an appointment, please visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code #60214