Dear Y family,

While our Family Center at the Ponds has had our doors closed to our members during this time, I want you to know that behind those doors we have been hard at work! Our staff has pitched in and worn hats that are well outside their scope to clean, freshen and transform much of the facility.

I am taking this time to reach out to long-standing partners across the country and am working hard with our team to transform your experience as a Y member. We have all seen things evolve over the past few years in the fitness and program industry and it has been amazing to see how quickly our partners are answering the current needs with innovative ideas and offerings! Our team is excited to see how we can integrate some of these things to add to the value of your membership and expand on our commitment to the pillars of our mission as the YMCA.

Here at the Ponds, we have given some of our offices a much needed face-lift with fresh paint. We have also painted our Cycle studio to offer a fresh new look. Our Group Fitness studio has received a huge make-over with new paint, lighting, mirror frames and a stage to set us up to roll-out some exciting new classes over the next few months. I’d like to thank Blades Landscaping and Home Repair for donating labor and supplies to help us with this new look!

Huge kudos to our staff (and a couple of husbands) for the work in rearranging our Wellness floor! Every piece of equipment was moved to give the floor a better flow, a more defined free weight and functional training area and an easily accessible Express Circuit for those looking for a quick workout.

Now that the heavy lifting is finished, we continue to work on what we are able to offer you as a member of the Y and of the community! We have daily calls on Wellness, Programs, Outreach opportunities and Child Care.

While I miss seeing your smiling faces every day, I am excited about new things coming! Keep doing those workouts and sharing your pictures and videos with us, we hope to be able to welcome you back soon!

With best wishes,
Jana Chanthabane, Executive Director