News from the Y

Virtual Workouts

Explore our new virtual workouts featuring your favorite Racine Family YMCA instructors! Plus, check out the latest offerings from Y360, the YMCA’s virtual collection of workouts, Les Mills and Silver Sneakers On Demand.

After your daily workout, please fill out the Virtual Workout report 
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Coronavirus Update - March 29, 2020

As you know, it was necessary for us to close our Riverside and Sealed Air Branches on Monday, March 16 to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. It was our hope to welcome you back on Monday, March 30.

However, the Safer at Home order issued by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers this week requires that our wellness branches remain closed until Friday, 
April 24, unless a new order is issued in the interim.

This is unfortunate news, but given the rising number of active cases in our state, it is an important step to protect the health and safety of everyone. Your health and safety are our utmost concern.

We urge you to continue to follow the CDC’s recommendations to prevent illness and encourage you to visit their website for the most up-to-date information related to the Coronavirus pandemic at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Emergency Childcare Services for Essential Employees

We’re offering Emergency Childcare services for Essential Employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Click on learn more below for information.

Coronavirus Update - March 19, 2020

A new message from Jeff Collen, CEO/President concerning the Coronavirus situation.  Click on the Learn More button to read Jeff's most recent letter and please watch Jeff's video message.





 

Lighthouse Run - June 20, 2020

During its 41 year history, Lighthouse Run, presented by Eductators Credit Union, The Journal Times and the Racine Family YMCA, has evolved into one of the premier road run/walks in the state of Wisconsin.  That tradition continues in 2020 with the Image Management 10 Mile Run,  Twin Disc 4 Mile Run, Modine 4 & 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Landmark Credit Union Kids Power Race and Cree Mascot Challenge.

Offering both competitive and non-competitive events, Lighthouse Run serves as the official kick-off to summer fitness awareness.

Proceeds from your participation in the Lighthouse Run help support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

Your contribution helps us provide program support and financial assistance to youth and families who need it in our community. Only by working together can we give more kids the opportunity to grow strong in spirit, mind and body. 

Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.

We encourage everyone to take control of their health and learn if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  Click to Take the Diabetes Risk Assessment. 

The Program
The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.

In order to qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes. (Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.) 

For upcoming classes, email lboehm@ymcaracine.org

A LOOK AT "US"

When our communities are strong, our country is strong.  But right now, the bonds that hold us together are fraying and we need a place to make them whole.  In Racine County, the Y is that place.  It fills the gaps, bridges our divides, and gives us common ground to stand on.  But they can't do it without your support.  Donate today for a better us tomorrow.