THE MISSION OF THE Y IS BIGGER THAN A BUILDING!
Every day we work to ensure kids have a safe place to go and food to eat, that older adults have a place to socialize, stay active and not be negatively impacted by isolation and loneliness, that everyone in our community has access to a place where they can connect and stay healthy.
That’s why it’s so important in uncertain times like these that incredible members like you stay with us – to help us in our quest to continue to do good in the community. Your relationship with the Y is what keeps us going, keeps us strong and keeps us in service to those who need it most. We thank you for that and want to let you know how we intend to continue connecting with you over the next couple weeks, despite our buildings being closed. We will also let you know of other responses to community needs.
Here, you will find a set of virtual tools, open-air resources, and information you can put to use while we all comply with public health efforts. It’s our way of helping you to stay active, healthy and connected in your own home, and on your own time.
We will be updating new things to do, cook and try over the next several weeks so be sure to check in.
JOIN US ONLINE FROM HOME.
- View Wellness Options
- View Healthy Living Options
- View Youth Programming
- Stay Safe. Stay Well. Stay With Us
Stay Active and Workout From Home While Away From the YMCA
MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: Virtual Wellness Classes Live in a Members Only Facebook Group
You asked for more wellness options, and we heard you! In addition, to our current live offerings and our YouTube library of virtual classes (see below) we’ve created a private Facebook group to carry out a more consistent class schedule for our members with the natural progression you’d find during our in-studio classes. If you’re a member check out and request access to our new “Member Only” Virtual Wellness Classes Facebook Group. Enjoy a variety of classes including: Step, Yoga, Bootcamp, Family Fitness, Senior Strength, Cardio Dance, PiYo and more.
Participate in Y-instructor led group fitness classes at home from our YMCA of Greater Nashua YouTube Channel!
Looking for a good mix of virtual workout options. Browse the Y Instructor Led Fitness Classes in our YouTube playlist and enjoy favorite styles like HIIT the Barre, PiYo, FuzeCraze, Dance2Fit, Strength & Stretch and more. All class options require little to no equipment.
Participate in Y-Personal Trainer led workouts at home:
If you’re missing the Y and it’s opportunities for strength training and growth, take a look at these YMCA Personal Trainer led workouts so that you can get in quality workouts at home using some of the great tips, tricks and techniques they offer in these videos.
Alternatively, you can Create Your Own “Workout of the Day” by using this handy Create Your Own Workout Template. If you need some demonstration on how to do a particular exercise we’ve created a quick Create Your Own Workout Video that demonstrates the exercises in the template so you can verify your technique.
Facebook Live Pilates and Yoga for All:
If you’re hoping for some live fitness classes and you need a good Pilates or Yoga fix, join us on our YMCA of Greater Nashua Facebook Page every Monday and Friday at 10:30 am for 45 minutes of live wellness fun!
A cohort of Ys have collaborated to create an on-demand healthy living network called YMCA 360, which includes virtual programs that can be accessed anywhere. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations for social distancing, the team behind YMCA 360 has made this programming available for free to all Ys to share with their members and community. The YMCA 360 team will continue to add to the content, including programs for kids and families!
Silver Sneakers On-Demand
SilverSneakers members get access to an exclusive video library of workouts, wellness videos and exercise programs designed by our top instructors. Now you can exercise in the comfort of your own home. Silver Sneakers On-Demand features a wide variety of videos, specifically designed for people ages 65 and up. Flexibility/mobility, balance, cardio, strength and more! Must be enrolled in Silver Sneakers program.
Free MOSSA MOVE On-Demand Workouts
We have partnered with MOSSA to provide a free trial to YMCA of Greater Nashua members. MOSSA gives you the highest quality workouts anytime, anywhere. MOSSA is offering both a small series of FREE workouts and a 60-Day Free MOSSA account trial with credit card submission to obtain access to their entire library of workouts.
With decades of experience developing professional fitness programs, MOSSA’s team delivers workouts that guarantee results for everyone from brand new exercisers to serious athletes. The MOSSA Team designs each workout with options and modifications so you can choose the intensity and challenge that are just right for you. Try every workout you want and select your favorites to create your own personalized fitness playlist. Combine cardio and strength programs to maximize results!
Discover Ways to Safely Get Outside.
Try to get outside each day! Take a walk around the block or consider a local trail system. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you decide to take advantage of fresh air, walk with as few family and friends as possible. We’re not suggesting you meet up with others.
Get Helpful Tips on How to Care for Yourself, and Your Family.
Virtual Webinar Series to Help Manage Stress and Anxiety.
The “Heads Up: Coping Through COVID-19” webinar series features Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) and Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine experts who discuss the challenges and concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation. This webinar is a six-part series streaming live on Facebook each Wednesday, at noon, beginning April 22, 2020. For full information, about schedule and details of the series visit the Head’s Up: Coping Through COVID-19 Webinar’s Web Page!
Discover healthy recipes to make at home.
Cooking together with a partner or family is always a great way to connect and keep yourself healthy and nourished.
• Budget Bytes: A web site of quality recipes that keeps budgets in mind when creating great food for your family.
• Hunger and Health: A web site full of quality, healthy recipes, that have been vetted using criteria developed by Feeding America® and external content experts.
Keep your mind active while at home.
Books, podcasts and music are all great ways to keep your mind healthy and active. Bored of the books you have at home? Check out your local library website for digital downloads!
Information for staying healthy and safe.
Reminders of the basics to help you stay focused, as well as constant updates on healthy practices from places like the CDC and World Health organization.
• CDC Resource: How to talk to kids about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
• CDC Resource: How to protect yourself from COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Keeping Your Kids Active While Away From the YMCA
Join Professor Bug as she brings STEM challenges, science demonstrations and nature experiments your way from the YMCA of Greater Nashua! Check back often for new content.
Sports for One…Sports for All
Our online sports lessons will keep your skills moving forward. The focus is on individual skill development in a variety of spring sports. Sports will include Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball/Softball, Preschool/Backyard/Family Fun.
Arts and Humanities
Our Arts and Humanities team is working hard to bring you some fun and engaging activities for your home! We will post videos on different crafts, music lessons, and some theater games to keep your minds active and creative!
Check Out the Available Videos and check back often to see what new videos were added.
Google Classroom: We’ve created a google classroom for dance challenges, choreography, fun, and exercises. To participate either create a gmail account or use an exiting one to join the google classroom. Click the plus mark in the top right, then choose Join Class and use yoae6sa as the classroom code to gain access.
Instagram: We will also be posting fun interactive activities, virtual online classes being presented by top notch choreographers and challenges on the Y Dance • Inmotion Instagram account. Make sure to follow us at @ydance_inmotion!
Storm Swim Team
Join us on our various outlets of Swim Team engagement.
Storm Facebook Watch Parties: Join us on our Facebook page where we’ll share some amazing swim videos together and have the ability to chat live! Click here to follow us!
Storm Educational Snippets: Did you know that Storm has a YouTube page? We’ll be developing and posting content over the coming weeks that will be educational and (hopefully) entertaining! Check out the Storm Swim Team Snippets!
Facebook Live Meetings: Join Coach Dave as he will be going live on Facebook to provide updates and also answer questions. Dates/times to be announced on Storm Swim Team website.
Convos with Coaches: Storm coaches will be available to talk to our swimmers about how they are feeling, their goals, and about the coming season. New families can schedule time to talk to Coach Dave about joining our program for the coming season. We plan to be available via FaceTime, Skype, etc. For more information, please email Coach Dave at email@example.com.
Let’s Connect – Virtually – Stay Healthy and Active Together, Because Together We are Stronger!
Workout Disclaimer: Keep in mind before starting a workout at home you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity, smoke, have high cholesterol, are obese, or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.
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