Follow the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Facebook page for workouts, recipe tips, ideas to keep your family active, healthy and safe, and more!

 
WORKOUT VIDEOS (found on the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Facebook page):
  • Join Lisa for some fabulous at home stretches! https://tinyurl.com/rsyr2pg
  • Join Lisa as she walks you through some awesome stretches you can do right at home! https://tinyurl.com/s4fk6wll.
  • Join Lisa as she walks you through some stretches you can do at home with your kitchen chair! https://tinyurl.com/ydhjqp2n
  • Join Kathy and Michelle for a fabulous workout geared towards active older adults! https://tinyurl.com/tpbdn4l
  • Calling all Silver Sneakers participants! Join Linda as she walks you through some exercises you can do right at home! https://tinyurl.com/s4fk6wl
  • We had SO MUCH FUN recording this awesome exercise with our friend, CHAMP, from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders! Get up off the couch and get the whole family moving! https://tinyurl.com/wg9cdeu
  • Get up & get active with this awesome workout from Linda! “Like” this post once you have completed the workout!  https://tinyurl.com/uvoqcap
  • It's time to get up and dance! Join along with Jonathan, one of our amazing group exercise instructors! https://tinyurl.com/ua6xv5c
  • Join Brandon for an at-home ab workout! https://tinyurl.com/wfsm4qv
  • No weights at the house? No problem! Join Linda's laundry basket challenge! Enjoy! Challenge
  • Follow along with Lisa as she shows you some simple exercises you can do on the floor at home while playing with your kids! Simple Excercises
  • Looking for a way to keep your kids (or yourself) active and moving while home? Check out this awesome workout Mr. Brandon set up! You will do:
*10 sit ups
*20 push ups
*30 lunges
*40 squats
*50 jumping jacks
 
 
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
  • Ken discusses the front and back glide as well as life jackets and how to wear them. https://tinyurl.com/yahj9c2o
  • Follow along with Ken as he shows us the elementary backstroke and talks about selecting a safe place to swim! Thanks, Ken  Click Elementary Backstroke
     
 
YOUTH/FAMILY ACTIVITIES (found on the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Facebook page):
  • Follow along with Miss Alyssa as she shows you how simple, and delicious, it is to make donut apples! Click Here
  • Follow along with Miss Alyssa as she shows you how simple it is to make boats out of water bottles! Click here
  • Join along with Miss Lexi as she shows you how to make moon sand with just flour and oil! Thanks, Miss Lexi! https://tinyurl.com/uhz2h82
  • Miss Jenny misses all of her preschoolers SO much! Follow along as she guides you through this super fun and easy science experiment! https://tinyurl.com/sk4wphw
  • Thank you Aleia, one of our fabulous Afterschool Program participants, for reading Froggy Goes To Bed! We miss you!https://tinyurl.com/tw82l2w
  • Join Aleia as she reads one of her favorites, "David Gets in Trouble," written by David Shannon. https://tinyurl.com/tht8at4
  • Follow along with Miss Dominique as she makes Play-Doh at home!https://tinyurl.com/qrwdvn6
  • 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
  • Looking for a way to keep your kids (or yourself) active and moving while home? Check out Cosmi Kids Yoga! https://tinyurl.com/jqey5hl
  • 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 LINK and 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.
  • *visit silversneakers.com and click “login.”
    *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!