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Right now we need community more than ever. As a member of the North Suburban YMCA - we have always been your community place and the Y has now answered the call to do everything possible to bring our community together, by adding value to your membership through virtual fitness and other programs as well as keeping us connected through online groups boards. Being a charity we are so much more than an amazing gym and award winning programs – WE ARE THE COMMUNITY.

Our fantastic staff have been working non-stop from their homes to create the best opportunities for you and your family to stay connected, healthy, and engaged in order to help you get through this Shelter At Home period in good shape through body, mind and spirit.

  • NSYMCA VIRTUAL FITNESS – We have your favorite instructors as well as national YMCA videos to keep your healthy. Now is the time to try different workouts and see what you like. We have Facebook live classes for an interactive experience as well as recorded videos. The classes currently available include: Cardio & HIIT, Cardio & Strength, Strength, Barre, Bootcamp, Mind & Body (Yoga), Adult, Tai Chi & Youth. Check back often as we update daily –http://www.nsymca.org/
  • NSYMCA Community Boards – Come join the community and interact, get ideas, ask for help, have virtual fun or ask a question. https://northsuburbanymca.wixsite.com/community/forum
    • Brighten Someone’s Day –share ways to stay connected
    • NSYMCA Community – asking for help; membership or specific Y questions
    • Adult Programming – join us for Brain games, the NSYMCA social club, Caregivers support group and other senior programming
    • Health & Wellness – tips, workouts, questions answered
    • Performing Arts – keep the kids dancing and check in with the North Suburban School of Dance
    • Visual Arts – check in for art plans, virtual classes and artist ideas for everyone
    • Special Olympics – keep in touch with the Special Olympics team
    • Youth Development – keep the kids busy with activities, questions, websites and fun!
    • Smartlab – keep S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maintenance) going while we are out of school
    • Camp – start looking forward to the summer with camp fun!
  • Brighten Someone’s Day – Community Outreach –http://www.nsymca.org/- Do you want to help us brighten someone's day? The NSYMCA is partnering with Covenant Living to bring love, inspiration and friendly "hello's" to the seniors and our entire community who may be struggling with the social distancing. We are asking kids, adults or anyone interested in doing one or all of the following below to brighten someone else’s day! Here are just a few ideas:
    • Letters, - Write a letter of encouragement
    • Picture - A picture of any kind will lift up someone's spirits
    • Video - a 30-45 second video. Your video can simply to someone, tell a joke, or show a talent! This is a great place for kids who have been working on things in school or extracurricular activities to show off their skills!
    • Poster Board (to be dropped off at Covenant Living drop box and will be placed on the lawn of Covenant Living to cheer up the residents.)
  • Senior Activities – Karen is keeping our senior programming going and opening it to all!
    • Brain games – Tuesdays at 1pm & Fridays at 9:15
    • NSYMCA Social Club – Join for camaraderie and a virtual meal if you want to eat along –
      • Lunch         Thursday 3/26 at 11:45
      • Dinner Monday 3/30 at 5:30pm
    • Caregivers Support Group – Fridays at 10:30am
    • Adult Education Seminars – keep an eye out for those to restart soon!
  • Community Check-In form - http://www.nsymca.org/The Y wants to keep people connected. Sign up to receive a call or make a call to someone who is feeling isolated. People can sign up through the form and we will match people up to check in on each other.
  • Sunset Foods Delivery Messages- Is working with Sunset Foods to include Inspirational Notes & Art made by Y families and local schools to include in their deliveries to cheer people up. Leave your message in Brighten Someone’s Day at www.nsymca.org
  • NSYMCA - Community Fitness Challenges – Encouraging everyone to work out to reach 30,000 minutes of exercise. People can track through the app, FB, email or the Wellness Community boards. Help us get our goal!! https://northsuburbanymca.wixsite.com/community/forum/health-wellness

We appreciate everyone’s support for the Y as we work to strengthen our neighborhood virtually, working to keep people connected to community. We hope you will continue to support the way through your membership or donations: click here.

If you have questions you can call the Y at 847-272-7250 and leave a message through the dial by name directory. To email a specific department with questions please use links here - http://nsymca.org/about-us/board-members-and-staff

Stay Healthy and stay in touch.