What is the first thing you think about when you see the YMCA sign? To me, the YMCA is about building healthy and supportive communities. I quickly learned this when I joined the YMCA over 35 years ago.
YMCA membership means more than “gym and swim”
The YMCA is not your typical “exercise and get fit” fitness club. It’s a charitable organization that has its communities’ best interest at heart. It makes belonging to a health and wellness centre or going to summer camp possible for many who otherwise could not afford to do so. It’s a place where the whole family can visit and spend time together. YMCA members have access to the cardio and weight rooms, fitness programs, children’s programs, child minding, swimming & aquatics, personal training, health management programs and more. Activities are scheduled with families in mind. Children can take swimming lessons or play in the gym while their parents workout or do a lane swim.
Making sure that everyone in our community has equal opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle is at the heart of what we do. This includes offering flexible memberships tailored to meet individual needs and budgets and offering financial assistance to those who need it. We do not have contracts and, our members can put their membership on hold or cancel whenever they need to.
It’s about building healthy communities
YMCA programs and services are designed to help individuals grow in mind, body and spirit. From developing health initiatives with community partners that target chronic disease, prevention and recovery to improving literacy and social isolation, the Y provides a diverse and socially inclusive place. It’s a place where everyone has the opportunity to get active, participate in community programs, volunteer their time, and feel a connection to their community. We have members who have been a part of the Y for over 50 years! The Y is their home, their family, where their friends are and where they go.
We want to hear from you! Tell us about your YMCA membership
In order to serve you, your family and our community better, we need your feedback! From April 17th to May 17th, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is asking members to take a moment and “Tell Us Y” you chose the YMCA by completing a member survey. The information you share with us will help us understand what we’re doing well in supporting you and your family’s needs and what we can improve to serve you better.
To fill out the survey, please visit www.YMCASurvey.ca or visit your local YMCA service desk to use one of our tablets or request a paper copy.
Thank you to all of our members for your continued support of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s mission, programs and services. We look forward to hearing from you!