Follow the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Facebook page for workouts, recipe tips, ideas to keep your family active, healthy and safe, and more!
VIRTUAL YOUTH PROGRAMS!
JUNE 16TH, 4:00PM - Puffy Paint! Parents: You will need shaving cream, Elmer's glue, food coloring, black paint, a paint brush and a piece of paper.
JUNE 18TH, 4:00PM - Summer Fan Craft! Parents: You will need acrylic or tempura paints, jumbo craft sticks and glue or a glue gun.
JUNE 23RD, 4:00PM - Colorful Popsicle! Parents: You will need card stock, crayon or marker, tissue paper, glue, a paint brush, plate or bowl, and a popsicle stick.
JUNE 25TH, 4:00PM - Mini Volcanoes! Parents: You will need white vinegar, baking soda, a bowl, glass or paper cups, dish or cooking sheet, and food coloring.
JUNE 29TH, 4:00PM - Sponge painted flags! Parents: You will need cardstock, paper plates, paint and sponges.
JULY 2ND, 4:00PM - Magic milk! You will need whole milk, food coloring, dish soap and a toothpick.
JULY 7TH, 4:00PM - Grow a rainbow! Parents: You will need paper towels, water and washable markers
JULY 9TH, 4:00PM - Colorful popsicles! Parents: You will need card stock, a crayon or permanent marker, tissue paper, glue, a paint brush, a plate or bowl and popsicle sticks.
NOTE: Virtual youth programs are for Greater Scranton YMCA members only.
Registration is required by 10:00 a.m. the day of the program. Zoom links will be emailed. The following weeks classes will be announced via email to parents. A list of supplies needed will be included. Youth programs are for children ages 3-10.
AQUATICS VIDEOS (found on the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Facebook page):
Join Ken, Aquatics Director, as he talks about the back float and proper body positioning, a skill swimmers need to achieve to progress in swim lessons! Ken also discusses a new water safety topic, reach or throw, don't go! https://tinyurl.com/tv4pyqa
Are you and your kids missing the pool?! Join along with Ken, Aquatics Director, as he discusses some safety around water topics, as well as some skills you can practice at home! https://tinyurl.com/uew37fp
Join Mr. Jim and Celia as they walk you through making paper flowers! This is such a fun and simple craft for kids and their families! https://tinyurl.com/spoqxda
Looking for some fun at-home activities to do with your kids?! Our After Care kids had so much fun with this last week! Grab some chairs and some string or yarn and build a laser maze! Thanks, Mr.Brandon for sharing this fun idea! https://tinyurl.com/rmbkfal
Be active and have fun! Here are some tips to fit physical activity into a busy week - and make it fun! Click here
Tinkergarten at home! Check out these water sensory activities from Tinkergarten you can explore with your family! Click here
You can discover pockets of nature everywhere! On your next walk around your neighborhood, see what you can find!
Asking questions that engage the imagination can be a great way to get fun and meaningful conversations started with your kids! Try some of these!
Put more play into your family's day! Check out these helpful tips and progress tracker!
The key to healthy eating for you and your family is planning! Check out these weekly meal charts you can use to stay organized.
Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day! Check out this chart on ways your family can attain that goal.
Hydromax Game! Check out this fun game you can play with your family with the goal of limiting the number of sugar-sweetened beverages you're consuming and increasing the amount of water.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many families are finding themselves home in order to practice “social distancing”. A fun way to keep kids entertained, get some fresh air and learn about nature is to do a family scavenger hunt! Here is a sample that can be used, or you can make your own and adapt it to your family's interests!
Additional at Home Workout Options/Resources
The Greater Scranton YMCA is offering free virtual fitness classes to keep our members active and healthy during this time! Not only are we posting workouts on our Facebook page (be sure to like and follow the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Facebook page) with some of our instructors, but we are also offering other options!
MOSSA Moves - The Y has partnered with MOSSA to be able to offer you free in-home streaming services. You will need to create an account and supply a credit card to activate streaming. Beginning May 1st (if you haven't created an account already) use this LINKand you can access more than 20 classes in your home for free on iOS, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Classes cover 8 genres: HIIT, athletic training, yoga & Pilates, core training, MMA, weight lifting, dance and cycling. You may cancel at any time to end your subscription and avoid any charges.
Y360 - The Y invites you to become part of a brand-new and exciting initiative, Y360, led by several YMCAs across the country. It features group exercise classes you can begin today virtually. It’s your favorite classes, top instructors and the Y community now available at home. Learn more by logging onto YouTube and searching “YMCA-360”. Start taking classes now! www.ymca360.org
Silver Sneakers - SilverSneakers is helping our active older adult members stay healthy! Members can watch virtual fitness classes.
*If you have an account, log in. If not, click “create account.”
*Click videos and begin exercising. (Download the Silver Sneakers Go App to access videos on your mobile device. Additionally, complete the SilverSneakers online fitness tracker here after completing your workout).
Facebook Workouts - Like and follow the Greater Scranton YMCA for additional virtual workouts and resources.
LifeFitness - Digital Coach can be launched using any web browser on your computer or mobile device. Refresh each day for a new set of workouts, created by Life Fitness Academt trainers (ACE and NASM certified). You can stay in shape at no extra cost until you can get back into the gym. 3 free workouts daily! Visit here to learn more.
Gopher Performance - The Gopher Performance Resource is providing you with free at-home programming you can implement right now. Additional content is being developed and will continue to be added in the coming days and weeks. To access, click here.
MATRIX - We’re proud to partner with our friends at Matrix to bring you new – FREE – workout options! It’s simple: Download the Matrix Fitness Tracking app in the App Store or Google Play Store and get started!
*New workouts every day, complete with photo and video support
*Create your own workouts from a comprehensive exercise library or select from carefully crafted at-home workouts
*Receive fitness, nutrition and wellness tips by enabling push notifications
*Create personalized goals based on number of workouts, calories burned, distance or time in the Goal Center, and capture progress with intuitive graphics
*Stay motivated by competing against other members in community challenges
*Cheer on others in the community in the activity feed
*Sync workout data from popular wearables, apps and equipment for a complete picture of personal fitness
*Compatible with Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, MapMyFitness, Misfit, MyFitnessPal, Polar, Runkeeper, Strava, Suunto, TomTom and Withings
Resources for Cancer Survivors: We understand this can be an especially difficult time for those with cancer. We're thinking about our past and current LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants! Check out these articles for resources for living with cancer during COVID-19
Abs and Core Mini Series -Take a few minutes out of your day to check out this core workout that is ABS-olutely amazing!
Upper Body Workout - Take a few minutes out of your day to check out this upper body workout! Complete each exercise for 30 seconds and then repeat the circuit 3-5 times for a complete upper body workout!
Yoga Mini Session for Golfers - Check out this yoga mini session for golfers! A quick yoga session is a great way to start getting your body in shape for golf season. Have fun!
Lower Body Mini Series - Complete each exercise in this lower body workout for 30 seconds and then repeat the circuit 3-5 times for a complete lower body workout!