THE GRANTS PASS FAMILY YMCA   


Our Mission:
"To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all."



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(541) ‍474‍-‍0001
Facility Hours:
Monday - Friday
5am - 8pm
Saturday
8am - 5pm

Latest News




Child Watch

Starting July 5th, the Grants Pass Family YMCA provides a positive experience for children in a safe and secure environment during your visit to our Family YMCA. We offer interesting and inviting age-appropriate activities. Childcare is free for children who are members. Cost is $5 per visit for children who are not members. Our Child watch room is on the located on the pool deck




Pool Update at the YMCA

We are excited to announce the re-opening of our pool on June 12th, 2021! We know that our original date of June 1st was our goal, but we have come across a few minor setbacks. Our leadership team has been working hard to meet the state and local guidelines along with finishing up on our major renovation. At this time, the pool will open with part reservation and part first come first serve. To take advantage of the lap swim time with reservations you can start reserving your time on June 11th.
Each appointment is 55 minutes and limited to once a day per member. You may have more than 1 person per lane if part of the same reservation.
While everyone is excited to get back into the pool, we ask that you continue to be patient as we implement new guidelines and changes as we work through the pandemic.
Side Note: Classes will start Monday June 14th and schedules will be out Friday June 10th. If you registered for swim lesson you will be contacted about refunds and or rescheduling.
We look forward to seeing you in the pool soon!




Summer Sports Camps

June 14, 2021 - June 17, 2021

Register now for 2021 Summer Sports Camps at the Grants Pass Family YMCA!
We have camps for youth from 3 years old to young adults entering 12 grade this summer: *All Sports Camps, Volleyball Camps, Tennis Camp, Pickleball Camp, MAX HOOPS Basketball Camp, Kinder Sports Camp and Micro Sports Camp.
Climbing Wall Clinics are coming soon. Check our website for updates.




Summer Day Camp

June 14, 2021 - August 20, 2021

For Youth entering 1st-7th grades
Summer is a time for kids to be kids. Day Camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! Days will be filled with: *Fun camp activities to engage brains, *Opportunities to explore, develop new skills and try new things, *Plenty of physical activity and games to keep bodies active.
Campers develop new friendships and have tons of fun in a safe environment that will include: *Physical distancing, *Face mask and hygiene protocols, *Small group sizes.




Bingo!

The Myzone Bingo Challenge will start on June 1st, 2021 and continue through the month of June. You can purchase a Myzone Belt at the Grants Pass Family YMCA anytime and Bingo cards will be available on June 1st. The first 6 people that get Bingo will each recieve one $25 gift card.




Basketball is Back

Noon Basketball is back at the YMCA. Mon, Wed & Fri - 11:45 to 1:30pm.

All participants must have a waiver signed to play. You will be asked screening questions, must be wearing a mask and sign in.




Spring Membership Promotion

50% OFF Joining Fee in April.
Family memberships include free drop off childcare during visit starting in July. All memberships include tons of free fitness classes, discounted youth programs, discounted Out of School Time for kids and much more!

Seniors 65+ and Veterans get the month of April free! + Hydromassage




March 18, 2021 Press Release

The Grants Pass Family YMCA receives $25,000 donation from the Ford Family Foundation. This donation will help with the pool remodel that is currently taking place.
The pool is expected to open June 1st, 2021.




March 11, 2021 - Press Release

Exciting news at the YMCA! Starting March 12th, 2021 The Grants Pass YMCA and YMCA Wellness Center will be opening under “high risk” level. Click on the press release link below for more information.
March 11, 2021 Press Release




New Class - The Beat Goes On

LETS GET FUNKY!
You use sticks as a mechanism to keep moving, working your core and your cardio with music and most of all fun. Try this new class and you will keep coming back.




Zumba is back!

Join us for Zumba with our new instructor Jessica Roberts on Monday and Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Multipurpose Room.




Kids B-Board

NEW Class Starting March 1, 2021 - Register Monthly

This exciting and fun small group training program using B-Board smixed with different fitness techniques. This program is great for all ages and the board is very stable you don' need to be an expert to stand up on it. Come and check it out!




Update on Re-Opening

Exciting news at the YMCA! Starting February 15th, 2021. The Grants Pass YMCA and YMCA Wellness Center will be opening more of our facility under the exception rules that were currently updated by Governor Brown even though Josephine County is still in the Extreme risk category. Click on the Press Release for more information.
Feb 10, 2021 Press Release




Register now for our VIRTUAL RUN series!

Registration includes: a custom themed dry-fit short sleeve t-shirt, bib and finisher's medal. Items will be available for pick up at the YMCA by the middle of the run month. If you prefer to have your items shipped just pay the $6 shipping fee.




Indoor Fitness Classes at the Y

Starting Feb. 1st, 2021. Classes will be held at the Main Branch in the multipurpose room. Fitness equipment and cardio will be at the YMCA Wellness Center.




Exciting News at the Grants Pass YMCA

Starting February 1st, 2021. The Grants Pass YMCA and YMCA Wellness Center will be opening under the exception rules that were currently updated by Governor Brown even though Josephine County is still in the Extreme risk category. Please read the press release below for more information.
Press Release
Feb 1 - Feb 7 Schedule




OUTSIDE FITNESS

Join us for Outside Fitness while our facility is closed due to Covid-19. We have a variety of classes to help get yourself moving.
Calendar of Classes




Update on State Mandate

The Grants Pass Family YMCA will remain closed until the county is out of extreme status.

On Monday, November 30, the Oregon Health Authority reexamined county data to determine which counties qualify for each risk level on December 3, following the end of the 2-Week Freeze.
Josephine County is in the Extreme Category meaning we are prohibited from reopening the inside of our facility to activities other than emergency child care and personal care programs. Although for now, we will not be able to reopen the facility we will be holding outside fitness classes (subject to capacity limits and weather permitting). A schedule of these classes will be available later this week and will begin Monday, December 7th.
What we know: In each subsequent two-week period, the Oregon Health Authority will examine and publish county data weekly, but county risk levels will not change until the end of the second week.
In the first week, counties will be given Warning Week data to prepare for potential risk level changes. In the second week, county risk levels will be updated based on that week's data. More detailed information will be posted before December 3 according to the OHA website.
Governor Press Release
Oregon.Gov Website




Gift Cards

Here are just a few of our most popular gift ideas:

Youth, Family or Adult Memberships
Personal Training
Metabolic Test/Health Assessment
Massage Therapy
Life Coaching
Acupuncture
Weight Loss Programs
Swim Lessons
Youth Sports
And so much more!
Click here to Purchase Gift Cards




2020 Turkey Trot Results

5K Overall Winners:
Top Male - Patrick Clayburn
Top Female - Heather Wilson

Costumes:
Best Team Spirit Award - Gegner Family
Most Creative Award - Crawford Family

Emails have been sent to all racers for overall race times.




#staywithus

Thank you for being a valued member of our Y family. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create global shifts and uncertainty, we wanted to communicate with you about our future together.

With the closure of our YMCAs extended through December 3rd following the mandates and recommendations of officials, we too feel the worry that such uncertainty has brought. However, one thing remainswhen we stand with our neighbors through moments that seem dark, we come out even stronger for it. As a Y movement strongly rooted in charitable non-profit work for over 170 years, we have maintained and adapted to serve the most pressing needs of our community and the people who call this community home. In times of crisis, we hold fast to this commitment.

As we continue to serve our communitys needs in new and different ways, we are asking you to stay with us and keep your membership active if it's within your means. Your membership allows us to fulfill our mission and to continue serving the communities we love. The Y does not receive state and government funding to support our operational needs and functions.

Weve partnered with many other local organizations and leaders in our community to ensure that we continue to reach out and serve those in need during this time by Wellness check in calls.

We will continue to provide childcare services for emergency, medical, and essential personnel so that they can continue serving during this time when their talents and skills are so desperately needed.

And, because we know our community needs to stay active, we are providing options to maintain a healthy lifestyle from home through the Virtual YMCA 360 on our Facebook page.

We will also continue to offer personal training, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Synergie cellulite treatment. Looking to the future, your membership today will help us be the Y you remember when we are able to open our doors again. We are grateful for the overwhelming support of members who are continuing their membership during this closure. We have set up several membership options to best serve you during this time. #StayWithUs and continue membership through the closure.

Convert your membership draft to a tax-deductible charitable donation. When we are able to reopen, your charitable donation will convert back to your regular membership dues.

We also understand that some may not be able to maintain membership during this time. You can place your membership on hold or discuss other options, and we' e waiving the 30-day notice requirement because we understand that these are unusual circumstances.

Because membership dues are scheduled to draft, please let us know as soon as possible which option you are choosing by calling or emailing us at membership@grantspassymca.org. The Y staff is working as quickly as possible to respond to every request. Please know that your Y is so eager to serve you and we look forward to the day we can all be together again at the Y. Thank you again for being a part of our YMCA. We are honored to work alongside you in building a stronger, healthier community for all. Please take care of yourself and one another. Our community is strong and, together, we will get through this.
In health,

Matt Lund
CEO
Grants Pass Family YMCA / YMCA Wellness Center




New Hours at the Grants Pass Family YMCA Starting Nov. 2, 2020




YMCA's Weight Loss Program

SUPPORTING WELLNESS TOGETHER -
Reach your wellness goals with us! Participating in the YMCA's Weight Loss Program is a great way to learn how to eat healthier, move more, and lose weight. There are no gimmicks and no restrictive approaches - just the tools you need to make the necessary changes to achieve your wellness goals. Our program provides helpful tips and strategies to incorporate nutrition and physical activity into your lifestyle, while also addressing motivation, obstacles, and pitfalls that make losing weight (and keeping it off) such a challenge.

The Program -
The YMCA's Weight Loss Program is designed to help adults seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small changes to their daily behaviors and forming sustainable healthy habits. Participants joining the program should be ready to commit to daily food and physical activity tracking, as well as developing self-designed action plans.

Topics covered during the program include balanced eating, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting and sustainability.

Because weight loss is unique to each person, the program focuses on helping individuals identify ways to make changes within the context of their own life and in support of their goals. Prescribed meal or exercise plans are not provided. The program is not intended for those with specialized needs due to chronic disease or the onset of chronic disease.
Weight Management




Join in November and save!

November Promo at the NEW YMCA Wellness Center where we specialize in wellness!
Members get a discounted rate!
- Personal Training
- Weight Loss Management
- Massage Therapy
- Life Coaching
- Acupuncture (Insurance accepted)
- Hydromassage Therapy bed
- Dry sauna
- 24 hour access available
YMCA Wellness Center




Under Construction

10/14/2020

Attention Members and Guests
Effective at 3pm this Thursday October 15th - October 17th.
The main entrance to our YMCA will not be open. Please use the side door closest to the current westside parking lot. You will be able to enter at that location. The main entrance will re-open on monday October 19th.
We apologize for any inconvenience.




HydroMassage

10/12/2020

We have invested in HydroMassage because we know how important recovery is to your overall fitness plan.
At the Grants Pass Family YMCA and Wellness Center we are advocates for a balanced approach to fitness which includes hard work, but then also treating your body well by getting the right nutrition, enough rest and recovering properly.
HydroMassage Benefits: - Post-workout cool-down, Stress relief and Helps with muscle soreness and tension.
The fact that HydroMassage feels great is an added bonus. So, Take 10 minutes and enjoy HydroMassage today. Your body will thank you.
Add HydroMassage for $15 per month to your current membership!




Turkey Trot

The 2020 YMCA TURKEY TROT IS ON!!!
Our safer IN-PERSON format includes staggered start times for 5K racers and 2 mile fun runners. Plan to be at the Y on Thanksgiving morning! Registration will open at the beginning of October. Stay tuned for more details.
We plan to still have the following at our Turkey Trot:
- Giveaways
- Treats
- Coffee & Water
- Best dressed costume awards
- Race winner metals
Turkey Trot Update 11-16-2020




Build Immunity, Create Friendships and Make New Habits

The joiner fee for September is only $19 (normally $60). Join now and get healthy




New orders will take effect Friday, July 24

Governor Kate Brown announced new and updated restrictions pertinent to our business. They are: Reduced indoor venues capacity (like restaurants, churches and places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and community centers) will be lowered to 100, including staff. Face coverings are now required when exercising indoors. Children five and older must wear a face covering in indoor public spaces, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. It is suggested but not recommended that children between the ages of two to five also wear a mask. You will not be required to wear masks in the pool.




Pool Updates

CHANGES IN LAP LANES STARTING JULY 6TH
SWIM TEAM: Starting July 6th swim team will be using lanes 2-6 Mon-Fri from 1-3pm and lanes 3-6 Mon/Wed/Fri from 3-5pm. There will be at least 1 lane available on a first come, first serve basis during those times.
SWIMMING LESSONS: Starting on July 6th. They will be using lane #1 Monday-Thursday from 11am-12pm, Friday from 11am-1pm and Saturdays from 10am-12pm.
LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS: July 20-24th. The class will be in and out of the lap lanes from 8:30am-4:30pm.




New Hours

New Hours for the Grants Pass Family YMCA will be effective as of July 5th, 2020
Monday - Friday 5am-8pm *Pool Closes at 7pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday - Closed




Face Covering Required

In accordance with the Governor's guidelines, we're asking all persons entering *inside the Grants Pass Family YMCA building to wear a face mask starting today, July 1. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, due to HIPAA and the 4th Amendment, we cannot legally ask you about your medical condition. Therefore, if we see you without a mask, we will assume you have a medical condition and we will welcome you inside.




The Pool is Opening June 8th!

Great News! The Grants Pass Family YMCA will be reopening our pool on Monday June 8th at 5am. Please have patience as we work through the new process of opening the pool and please consider having extra time to allow for social distancing procedures. Members will have the opportunity to reserve space in either the lap lanes, shallow water area and the hot tub. We will have a reservation system that our members can reserve 30-minute increments. Locker rooms will continue to be closed at this time and a shower will be provided on the pool deck.
Pool/Spa Reservation Information




Welcome back to the Y!

Great News! The Grants Pass Family YMCA is reopening tomorrow - June 1st, 2020 at 5am - for its Members. Join the Grants Pass Family YMCA in the month of June and pay $0 enrollment fee.

For A Better Us!




Exciting new things happening in Grants Pass and the YMCA

We are happy to announce the YMCA Wellness Center will have a soft opening Saturday, August 1st, at 1550 Nebraska Ave, (Former Thrive Wellness Center) and is poised to welcome more of the Grants Pass community to YMCA programs. The Grants Pass Family YMCA will open the YMCA Wellness Center a second Y in Grants Pass, OR that will support everyones health and well-being. The Y will establish enhanced healthy living and social responsibility programs for the area. Bringing a YMCA Wellness Center to the southern region of Grants Pass fulfills a goal to expand our mission services and provide opportunities for the community with a specific focus on individual well-being. The six areas of focus for a healthy balanced life that we will focus on will be physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, and emotional. The YMCA Wellness Center plans to provide programs such as massage therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, personal training, wellness coaching, weight loss, wellness programs focused on mental health; and expand access by providing quality health and wellness opportunities, and programs, to fit everyones health needs. We are here to help you in your journey while becoming healthier and happier.




Turkey Trot Update

11/26/2020

The Turkey Trot is still on but will look different now that Governor Kate Brown has issued a mandate stating the YMCA must close its doors November 18 December 2, 2020. The run will now become a virtual run HOWEVER we will still provide an opportunity for participants to run on Thanksgiving Day. Below are the changes to this years run:
Turkey Trot Update 11-16-2020




Temporary YMCA Center Closure

Gov. Brown New Announcement. State closure starting Nov. 18 for two weeks.

Grants Pass Family YMCA & YMCA Wellness Center

We have some disappointing news to share with you, but first we wanted to thank you for answering the call to #StayWithUs when the pandemic had stopped much of our operations and programs. Thank you very much to those of you who have been able to continue your membership!
Programs that will remain open:
Massage Therapy
Acupuncture
Childcare




Emergency Child Care

The Emergency Child Care Plan is designed to help the families of medical staff, health care workers, first responders and vulnerable populations find a safe place for children while they need to work. This plan is not designed for families seeking traditional child care programs. The Emergency Child Care Plan is for Children in grades K-5 and will be located at the Josephine County Fairgrounds. If you are registering online, please print and fill out the forms below and bring them with the child on the first day of care.




COVID-19 CRISIS UPDATE

The YMCA facility is closed due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis until further notice except for Emergency Child Care. Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday, to answer any questions. Emergency Child Care questions can be directed to afly@grantspassymca.net. While were closed . . . Please keep your membership dues active as it really helps us deliver Emergency Child Care which assists health care workers, first responders, and essential personnel.
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