BODYPUMP

Everything You Need to Know About BODYPUMP

BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get you lean, toned and fit. The combination of scientifically-backed moves, motivating instructors and great music helps you achieve much more than you would on your own.

WHY DOES BODYPUMP WORK?

The effectiveness of BODYPUMP comes from The Rep Effect, a proven formula that exhausts muscles using light weights, while performing high repetitions – this is the secret to developing lean, athletic muscle.

HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU BURN DOING BODYPUMP?

While you can expect to burn around 560 calories* during a 55-minute BODYPUMP workout, it’s the building of lean muscle mass that provides the long-term benefits. By building lean muscle mass you increase your body’s ability to effectively burn calories in the long term as the extra muscle will raise your metabolism. Read more about this here.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU DO BODYPUMP?

BODYPUMP challenges all of your major muscle groups so we recommend you do no more than two to three classes a week, and make sure you have a day off in between. Add two or three cardio classes into the mix and you’ll shape and tone your body in no time.

WHAT EXERCISES DO YOU DO DURING BODYPUMP?

A 55-minute BODYPUMP workout features ten tracks, each focusing on a different muscle group. While instructors will often mix and match the tracks, you can always expect to do a good dose of squats, deadlifts, clean and presses, lunges and bicep curls. And, more often than not you’ll find push ups, chest presses, overhead presses and crunches are part of the mix too.

DOES BODYPUMP REALLY GET RESULTS?

BODYPUMP really is the ultimate calorie burning resistance training workout. A ground-breaking new study shows that BODYPUMP generates a long-term calorie burning response that is far greater than a calorie-matched cardio class. BODYPUMP can therefore be described as a more potent exercise stimulus. This is backed up by research highlighting that the fast tempo resistance training of BODYPUMP expends more energy than lifting heavier loads at a slower rate. Studies also show that the high-repetition, low-load training of BODYPUMP can aid bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT SHOULD YOU LIFT DURING BODYPUMP?

There’s no pressure to lift heavy in a BODYPUMP class. In fact, the whole workout is structured around high repetitions using light weights. However, continual progression is the key to getting the most out of any strength training, so you need to lift more weight as you get stronger. If a BODYPUMP workout is not getting you hot and sweaty, and you’re not hanging out for the end of each track then it’s likely that your resistance is too light. We suggest you pick a couple of tracks where you think you can lift a heavier weight and add an extra weight plate to your bar. Remember, if at any time you feel that the weight you are lifting is compromising your technique stop for a few reps and reset – or simply drop your weight slightly.

HOW STRONG DO YOU NEED TO BE?

In a BODYPUMP workout there are options to suit every ability. If you’re new to the workout start with very light weights (or even just the bar). Perhaps just do the first four or five tracks a couple of times a week. You’ll find your fitness and strength improves over a number of sessions.

WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR A BODYPUMP WORKOUT?

BODYPUMP uses a weight bar and weight plates and a step. You’ll need to wear comfortable workout clothes and supportive shoes, and bring your own drink bottle and a sweat towel.

CAN YOU DO BODYPUMP WHILE PREGNANT?

Plenty of people do BODYPUMP during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant and keen to do BODYPUMP we suggest seeking the advice of your doctor or midwife, as they have the best understanding of your personal medical history. If you can, chat to your instructor beforehand and let them know you’re pregnant – they will be able to coach you through the pregnancy modifications during the class.

 

Youth Development Leader

Job Title:               Youth Development Leader

Branch:                  Oakbrook/Ponds/Downtown

FLSA Status:          Non-Exempt (Hourly) Part-Time

Reports to:            Program Director

Job:                        Grade           Min.             Mid.              Max

1                    7.25             9.06             10.88

Revision Date:      April 17, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Youth Development Leader at Summerville Family YMCA maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families.

OUR CULTURE: 
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Provides direct supervision of a group of children in Child Development Center, Parent’s Night Out, Seasonal Day Camp, Summer Camp, After School Program or Little Learners. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

  • Supervises and intentionally interacts with counselors and their group of children.
  • Sign participants in/out according to program standards
  • Implements program activities that are scheduled and are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Takes head counts on the bus and after leaving the bus, makes sure all children are sitting and buckled properly before the bus leaves.
  • Communicate with Director any changes needed to make to schedule.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Patrol indoor and outdoor play areas for trash or hazardous materials. Scan equipment to ensure working conditions.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Through knowledge of Emergency Procedure, i.e. fire or incremental weather.
  • Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  • Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s core values and has a desire to fulfill community needs.
  • Provides a high-quality experience to children and parents by planning and implementing program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with the Y’s core values.
  • Improvises quickly and appropriately when faced with unexpected circumstances, so as to better meet the needs of members.
  • Generates and implements new ideas and approaches for improving member experiences by seeking out and including diverse points of view.
  • Maintains positive relationships with other staff and participants through seeking to understand the other’s point of view, building credibility, and remaining calm in challenging situations.
  • Discipline in a fair manner. Time Out is the ONLY acceptable form of discipline.
  • YMCA uniform per department standards. i.e. khaki pants/shorts (must have 5-inch inseam), YMCA polo with name printed and tennis shoes. Jeans are NOT acceptable in any color.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

Carrying _X_               Kneeling_X_                 Pushing_X_                  Sitting_X_

Climbing_X_                Lifting_X (min 25 lbs)_ Running_X_                 Stooping_X_

Crouching_X_             Pulling_X_                    Standing_X_                Walking_X_

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

ABILITY TO:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with members, staff, and others contacted in the course of the work.
  • Maintain cooperative community relationships.
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  • Set an example for the participants by displaying YMCA Core Values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.

EDUCATION:

High School diploma or equivalent

Membership Director

Job Title:        Membership Director                                                              

Branch:           Ponds and Downtown

FLSA Status:   Exempt (Salary) Full time         Job:     Grade      Min

Reports To:    Executive Director                                   PL1  $35,568  

Revision Date: 11/1/2019                                                                            

Minimum Requirements:

The employee is required to take the required YMCA training courses online within 14 days of hire. Employee must also be CPR certified (Adult and Child). Must possess a valid driver’s license.

General Function

 

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Membership Director will be responsible for supporting the Association’s objective of membership growth and member retention through high quality customer service for the Branch. The Membership Director will oversee front line staff and regulate front line member service to members and guests by contributing to a welcoming, supportive environment. The Membership Director is responsible for facilitating communication to and between members, guests and staff. They will be responsible for monitoring facility access, safety and security and for maintaining the integrity and organization of the membership department and any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Intermediate supervision of front desk staff to include scheduling, payroll, conflict resolution, and procedure implementation.
  • With the Executive Director, develop, maintain, and administer administrative tasks and procedures.
  • Coordinate initial and continuing training for front desk staff in office procedures and customer service. (Listen First, Cause Driven Tours, membership sales & terms
  • Assist committees and staff in creating and carrying out policies with the Executive Director, maintain and troubleshoot member software and database.
  • Assist Finance staff in membership billing, accounting and collections.
  • Continuous evaluation, approval and monitoring of branch membership scholarships.
  • Assists with planning and implementation of member engagement and retention initiatives.
  • Assists with the Annual Support Campaign (recruits campaigners) and related activities and other special events.
  • Assists in generating and analyzing membership, enrollment, and revenue reports to monitor and report on achievement of membership goals.
  • Purchasing supplies for the branch
  • Responsible for reviewing & reconciling daily cash reports & making bi-weekly bank deposits
  • Attends weekly facility staff meetings & holds monthly membership desk meetings
  • Completes necessary Link trainings
  • Completes all job related, supervisory and other trainings as required.
  • Use, train staff, and model sales process to increase membership sales
  • Process membership paperwork, manage follow up, track membership payments and renewals
  • Manage membership cancellations according to goals, including implementing membership retention programs
  • Review daily membership numbers and compare according to monthly goals
  • Manage member referral programs to increase membership sales
  • Work with Program and Wellness staff to increase participation and turn participants into memberships

  • Manage membership software and ensure front desk is using it properly to correctly track memberships and check-ins
  • Actively engage members on a daily basis to increase level of service and drive member referrals

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university in business, marketing, human resources or related field, preferred.
  • 2-year degree with at least 2 years of related work experience.
  • High School diploma with at least 4 years of related work experience.
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of staff directors, staff, members and general public via both written and oral communication.
  • Ability to problem solve and effectively communicate with staff, co-workers and/or members.
  • Highly motivated with the consistent ability to meet/exceed revenue & retention goals.
  • Self-driven with the ability to set effective team and individual goals and take ownership for results.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and adapt to changing contexts and priorities.
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills with the ability to identify and leverage relevant data to use in planning and decision-making.
  • Ability to understand, adapt to and interact with diverse people, teams, perspectives and cultures.
  • Willing to drive to other branches for meetings

Essential Functions

  • Primary point of contact for Member customer service. Along with member services representatives, handle customer requests, inquiries, and complaints. If necessary, properly refer problems to appropriate directors.
  • Intermediate supervision of front desk staff to include scheduling, payroll, conflict resolution, and procedure implementation.
  • With the Executive Director, develop, maintain, and administer administrative tasks and procedures.
  • Coordinate initial and continuing training for front desk staff in office procedures and customer service. (Listen First, Cause Driven Tours, membership sales & terms
  • Assist committees and staff in creating and carrying out policies with the Executive Director, maintain and troubleshoot member software and database.
  • Assist Finance staff in membership billing, accounting and collections.

  • Continuous evaluation, approval and monitoring of branch membership scholarships.
  • Assists with planning and implementation of member engagement and retention initiatives.
  • Assists with the Annual Support Campaign (recruits campaigners) and related activities and other special events.
  • Assists in generating and analyzing membership, enrollment, and revenue reports to monitor and report on achievement of membership goals.
  • Purchasing supplies for the branch
  • Responsible for reviewing & reconciling daily cash reports & making bi-weekly bank deposits
  • Attends weekly facility staff meetings & holds monthly membership desk meetings
  • Completes necessary Link trainings
  • Completes all job related, supervisory and other trainings as required.

Physical Demands

Carrying _X_                Kneeling_X_                 Pushing_X_                  Sitting_X_

Climbing_X_                 Lifting_X_                    Running_X_                 Stooping_X_

Crouching_X_              Pulling_X_                    Standing_X_                Walking_X_

YMCA Competency Model: Leader

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

The above job description offers a synopsis of the Summerville Family YMCA’s Membership Director.  Various alternate jobs and duties may be assigned on a case by case basis

Membership Engagement Assistant

                       

Branch:           Downtown

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt (hourly) Part-Time                             

Job:     Grade II

Min: $7.60  Mid: $9.50       Max: $11.40

Reports to:     Membership Director                                                                 

  • The position of Member Engagement Assistant (Front Desk) is a part-time position located Downtown & the Ponds. This position works in direct contact with current and potential members.  Primary duties are, but not limited to, being a source of information to both current and potential members, processing program registrations and memberships, and processing cash and non-cash transactions. 

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

  • Greet members and guests.
  • Conducting tours of the Wellness Center.
  • Knowledgeable of YMCA departments and programs.
  • Answering inquiries, both in person and over the phone.
  • Knowledgeable regarding fees: class, joining, and program.
  • Ability to change account status and charge necessary fees.
  • Ability to accept and record all payments (cash/check/credit card). 
  • Responsible for keeping up to date with procedures by reading the Front Desk Journal at the start of every shift.
  • Run nightly close out and balance with cash, checks, and credit cards while ensuring till is left at nightly balance amount.    
  • Ensure nightly close out envelope is secured in safe.
  • Ensure doors and cabinets are locked and keys are secured in safe.
  • Assist Members/Program members with program registration(s).
  • Ability to address ALERTS with members in a discreet manner.
  • Answer member questions regarding account information.
  • Perform varies cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Resolve member complaints and issues.  If necessary, properly refer them to appropriate supervisor or director.
  • Attend and participate in monthly staff meeting.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management

ABILITY TO:

  • Set an example for the members by displaying YMCA Core Values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with members, staff, and others contacted in the course of the work.
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

CPR/AED Certified (child and adult) Certification opportunities available after hire. Completion of mandatory on-line courses within 14 days of hire.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Proficient in the Windows Environment, emphasis on Word and Excel.

Education

High School diploma or currently enrolled.

Physical Demands

Carrying _X_                Kneeling_X_                 Pushing_X_                  Sitting_X_

Climbing_X_                  Lifting_X (min 25 lbs)_  Running_X_                Stooping_X_

Crouching_X_               Pulling_X_                    Standing_X_                 Walking_X_

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Certified Personal Trainer

Job Title:         Certified Personal Trainer     

Branch:           DT/Ponds

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt (Hourly), Part-Time

Reports to:      Wellness Director       

Revised:           May 20, 2020              

Job (CPT):      Grade  Min    Mid      Max                                Job: (PT):        Grade  Min            Mid      Max

                         3         8.36   10.45  12.54                                           7                 18.29                  22.86    27.43  

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Under the supervision of the Wellness Director, the Personal Trainer is responsible for educating, motivating and designing safe and effective exercise programs that are appropriate for their clients’ training routines.  As floor staff they are responsible for maintaining the Wellness Center, cleaning equipment, conduction new member orientations and assisting members. In both positions they are responsible for engaging with members to deepen their understanding of our philanthropic work.

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

  • Interacts with a positive attitude towards members and clients.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing and teaching safe and effective exercise techniques.
  • Monitors client’s progress with appropriate documentation.
  • Applies appropriate program design in establishing client-training routines.
  • Perform intakes including obtaining member consent form, health history questionnaire and getting physician clearance if necessary.
  • Contacts potential clients in a timely fashion and maintains accurate paperwork including all clearances, signatures etc.
  • Assumes full responsibility for scheduled appointments and begins each session on time.
  • Communicates to the Wellness Director any new clients obtained on their own.
  • Take blood pressure and resting heart rate of new members.
  • Promote wellness programs and enforce all YMCA policies.
  • Proper cleaning of equipment and other duties including vacuuming and refilling bottles.
  • Ensure member safety by continuously scanning the area and making necessary adjustments. 
  • Apply risk management training if necessary.
  • Follow all policy concerning personal appearance and dress code.
  • Attends mandatory staff meetings.
  • Collection of used linens, launder and take to appropriate areas.
  • Respond to participant feedback and requests for information.
  • Must work a minimum of 2 floor shifts per week to be able to accept clients.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Wellness Director, CEO and other directors.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Set an example for the participants by displaying the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with members, staff and others contacted in the course of the work.
  • Exercise good judgment, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  • Must possess a professional image and have the ability to provide positive feedback, motivation and encouragement. Must be flexible and adaptable in order to accommodate their clients’ needs and wants. The Personal Trainer must be able to set an excellent example of health, fitness and provide continuity in member service.
  • Communicate clearly orally and in writing.

Physical Demands:

 

Carrying _X_                Kneeling_X_                 Pushing_X_                  Sitting_X_

Climbing_X_                 Lifting (min 30 lbs)_X_ Running_X_                 Stooping_X_

Crouching_X_              Pulling_X_                    Standing_X_                Walking_X_

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Personal training certification such as ACE, AFAA, NASM, ACSM or other nationally recognized certification.
  • CPR/AED Certified (adult & child)
  • Online HIPAA training

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Wellness Advisor

Job Title:             Wellness Advisor

Branch:               Downtown & Ponds

FLSA Status:        Non-exempt (hourly) Part-Time

Reports to:           Wellness Director                                      Grade                 Min      Mid                                                                        Max

Revision Date:      12 May, 2020                                             I                      7.25            9.06                                                                        10.88

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Under the supervision of the Wellness Director, the Wellness Advisor is responsible for maintaining the Wellness Center, conducting New Member Orientations, monitoring the Wellness Rooms, assisting and attending to members, ensuring a clean and safe environment and other assorted shift duties. 

 

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

  • Perform intakes including obtaining member consent form, health history questionnaire and getting physician clearance if necessary.
  • Take blood pressure and resting heart rate of new members.
  • Discuss available training programs.
  • Schedule training appointments.
  • Promote wellness programs and enforce all YMCA policies.
  • Ensure the members are in a safe environment by continuously scanning the area and making necessary adjustments. 
  • Proper cleaning of equipment.
  • Perform shift duties including but not limited to vacuuming and filling/cleaning bottles.
  • Collection of used linens, launder and take to appropriate areas.
  • Monitor locker rooms and wellness rooms.
  • Apply risk management training if necessary.
  • Respond to participant feedback and requests for information.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Wellness Director and other supervisors.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Set an example for the participants by displaying the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Family Center Update

The Summerville Family YMCA is committed to its mission of
social responsibility. As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with
direction provided by health experts and government officials, the Y does not
plan to reopen before Monday, May 4. We will continue to evaluate
this date as the situation changes and more information is provided.

While the facilities remain closed to the public, each family
center’s staff has been working diligently to improve facilities and programs to
enhance the member experience. 

Our staff and volunteers are working to deliver our mission
throughout our community. Partnering with Lowcountry Food Bank, we will continue
to provide free meals to local families. Food distribution will be on Thursday,
April 2 from 1 to 3 pm at our Oakbrook Family Center located at 900 Crosscreek
Drive in Summerville.

We are working to provide more resources for our members
virtually to help you reach your fullest potential.  For inspiration, motivation, education, family
games and so much more, please visit our website as well as social media platforms.

Please stay with us.  We will recover. We are committed to
being the cornerstone of our community and together, we will navigate through
this challenging time.

Be safe. Be strong. Stay
with us.

Your Membership Makes a Difference

We are living in a constant state of change. While so many uncertainties and unknowns, one thing remains constant—we are stronger together.  And, we are thinking of you.

The health of our community is our top priority.  We are here to continue to serve you.  Right now, we aren’t able to gather in-person, but we are adapting together.

We are committed to offering inspiration, encouragement, support and workouts through our social media platforms.  We are moving, engaging and sharing inspirational testimonials. 

For the health and safety of our community and our team, our family centers are closed.  We continue to support those who are on the frontlines of the fight against this virus and are supporting the most vulnerable among us.

We are working on opening our facilities to provide childcare for children of healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel.  We are providing free meals to children 18 and younger.  We are also partnering with the American Red Cross to coordinate blood drives as reserves steadily deplete.

We are proud to be able to meet these pressing community needs but we need your help. Specifically, we are asking you to stay with us.

Your YMCA membership is more than access to a building.  Your Y membership is about making connections and building relationships.  It’s about ensuring everyone—no matter who they are or where they come from—receive the support they need to reach their full potential. It’s about making your contribution to a stronger community.  And, we need you now more than ever.

The Summerville Family YMCA will be here for you and our community when the tough work of recovery begins.  Together, we will be able to sustain our organization.

Please stay with us.  We will recover. We are committed to being the cornerstone of our community and together, we will navigate through this challenging time.

Be safe. Be strong. Stay with us.

Summerville Family YMCA providing free meals for Lowcountry families

The Summerville Family YMCA and the Lowcountry Food Bank have teamed up to make sure local families stay fed during this time of need.

The YMCA will give one box filled with nutritious, shelf-sustainable food to each family.

“During this time of uncertainty, we continue to serve our community,” said Andrea Dorman, Family Program Director at the Summerville Family YMCA.

The distribution will take place on Friday, March 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakbrook YMCA Family Center at 900 Crosscreek Drive in Summerville.

The support effort is one of many ongoing across the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Workouts!

We are excited to offer these virtual workout platforms for our Y family members. Each option has a variety of workouts for all ages and ability levels! Stay active and healthy.

Summerville Family YMCA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-29rsZt1s76XiG_I4HP2uQ

Les Mills At Home Workouts: https://watch.lesmillsondemand.com/at-home-workouts

YMCA 360: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A