Happy October

We have been so happy to welcome our members back this past month, and more recently to introduce the added amenities of Phase 2 of Reopening! As you get settled back into your health and wellness routine at the Y, consider new ways to build a healthier spirit, mind, and body. Meet with a personal trainer or try nutrition counseling to prioritize various aspects of your health and wellness. Your health is bigger than weight loss, muscle gain, or dieting, it is also mental, spiritual, and communal. Keep reading to learn all of the ways our team is ready to help you reach your full potential!

Reminder of the amenities now being offered at your Y!
  • Men's & Women's Locker Rooms!
    • Showers are available, just don’t forget to bring your towel!
    • Please remember to maintain safe social distancing while using the locker rooms!
  • Fitness Floor, including all of the Hammerstrength machines, cardio machines, benches, weights, and cable machines
  • Open Basketball Reservations – now 4 people per hoop
  • Open Pickleball Reservations – 4 people per court 
  • 24/7 Fitness during regular business hours (for members aged 60+ or who are immunocompromised)
  • Track for walking only
  • Group Exercise ClassesTRX classes are back!
  • Personal Training
  • Lockers on the Fitness Floor
  • Added Lane in the Lap Pool–4 lanes now available for reservation
    • Locker Rooms and showers available! Just don’t forget your towel!
  • Free Aquatic Group Exercise classes
  • Family Locker Room
  • Racquetball Court A and B for up to 2 players at a time with reservation
  • Racquetball Courts C and D for soft workout area and lighter weight lifting
  • KidZone Child Watch open evenings with reservation. Visit our website for most up to date hours.

Make Your Health a Priority!

Life has been on hold long enough in 2020. Make your health a priority again! From October 4th-October 18th, all new members who join the Y online will have their Joining Fee waived! This can be a savings of over $250! All new members who qualify for discounts (Local Heroes, Bay County or Bay City Employees, Financial Assistance) should contact the YMCA after joining to confirm their monthly rate.

You Decide the Fate of Jim's Beard!

Jim Vietti, Dow Bay Area Family YMCA CEO, decided in March that he will not be shaving his face for the entire duration of our facility closure. Now that we have moved into Phase 2 safely and effectively, it's time to shave... Maybe. The fate of Jim's beard is in your hands! Vote in-person at the Y or online until Saturday, October 3rd at 8pm. To cast your vote, a minimum of $1 donation is required in-person or $10 online. Follow this link to vote online now! 

Open Spots in Childcare!

Our Childcare has some open spots! Send your children to the YMCA and watch them grow, learn, and thrive through our creative curriculum. We provide care for infants through preschoolers. Learn more about our quality care on our website, and contact Wendy Plewa, Childcare Director, at to reserve your spot today.
Free Youth Food Program
The Free Youth Food Program continues to operate in our north parking lot for youth ages 18 years old or younger. Families can visit our north parking lot, across from City Hall, underneath the purple tent Monday through Friday from 11am to 12pm to receive one lunch meal per child. Children must be present at this time to receive meals.

We're Hiring!

When you join our team, you can make a valuable contribution and help transofrm the lives of others. If you’re the kind of person that puts people first, leads by example and holds our values of being caring, honest, respectful and responsible, you’re a lot like us and we’d like to meet you!

We're currentl
y looking for swim instructors. If interested, please follow this link to learn more about how to apply.

Check out our Amazon Wishlists!
We have Amazon wish lists available if you are able to help us out with buying supplies for our School Age Care, Health & Wellness programs, and Sports Camps. Even the smallest purchase makes a difference! Whether it's basketballs or finger paint, your Y appreciates your selfless contributions any way, every day! Visit our wishlist to see if you can help today!

Member of the Month

Mario Hernandez
"The Y really suits my lifestyle. I don't really like those flashy gyms, and with 4 kids I really appreciate the Mission Statement and Core Values, you know, strong kids, strong families, strong communities. I've been at the YMCA now 25 years and I would never go elsewhere."

Employee of the Month

Tommie Gonzales
Maintenance Staff
"I have never worked at a place where the people are so nice. The members, the staff, my coworkers, they are all super nice. I've worked in this field for many years, and because of the people I work with, this is the least demanding job I've ever had. That's what I appreciate."
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