Employee Spotlight – Olivia Conklin

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For August 2022, we are featuring Certified Personal Trainer Olivia Conklin in our Employee Spotlight. Olivia is fairly new to the Lewisburg YMCA as she joined us in May of this year. Olivia hit the ground running and picked up new personal training clients as well as motivating the ones she inherited. Olivia has also brought additional life to our Parkinson’s Exercise Program, our Styku body measurement system and oversees the Phase III Cardiac Rehab Program. If you haven’t met Olivia yet, please say hello! She is a busy trainer and loves to connect with YMCA members. Read on to get to know Olivia, and if you’re interested in working with her, reach out to her today.

Name: Olivia Conklin

Hometown and Current Residence: Montoursville, PA

High School: Montoursville Area High School

College: Misericordia University for my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science; University of Florida for my online Master’s of Science program in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a Concentration in Human Performance

Family: Parents – Tim and Stacy Conklin; Siblings – three brothers (Brett, Nicholas, and Colton); older brothers are married and I have two sisters in law (Cali and Courtney); I have two nieces and two nephews

Boyfriend: My boyfriend and I have been together for over two years and his name is Quintin and he also is from Montoursville

How you got started in fitness: I was a competitive dancer for 15 years and then I was on the Dance Team in college; I ran cross country in junior high and in high school; I did track and field in high school

Who influenced you along the way: My family was a huge supporter of me and always came to competitions, recitals, and sporting events. In college, my professor for my Exercise Science courses always encouraged me and led me in the direction of Personal Training.

What you do for fun: I enjoy being outdoors and going hiking; I also love to do crafts and I enjoy cooking; I love to hangout with family and friends

What is on your bucket list: I would love to travel to more places throughout the country, especially out west

Favorite Food: French Fries or Salad

Favorite Candy: SweeTARTS

Favorite Travel Spot: Murrels Inlet in South Carolina (my family goes there every summer for vacation)

Favorite Movie: I am a big fan of the Marvel movies or any Nicholas Sparks movie

Fun Fact: Not really fun, but I have broken 6 bones (two before the age of 3)

COVID-19 Update

Posted Posted in Miller Center

February 25, 2022

This afternoon, the CDC announced new guidance to their preventions steps that should be taken against COVID-19 at the community level.

This new guidance from the CDC recommends that if you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions, and otherwise healthy individuals may relax mask use in Commonwealth counties where transmission is not high. As of today, February 25, the three counties in our service area, Union, Snyder and Northumberland, entered into the moderate transmission phase.

Effective immediately, the YMCA is ending our mandatory masking policy within all of our YMCA buildings.

Although it is not mandatory, we are still strongly encouraging GSV YMCA staff to wear masks. COVID is still present in our region and can still be easily spread.

Group exercise classes will still continue to distance participants, and distancing is still encouraged on the fitness floor and elsewhere at the Y.

All healthcare services rendered within the Miller Center and healthcare sponsored programs will continue to require masks.

Employees of Evangelical Community Hospital within the Miller Center will also continue to be required to mask. We will no longer be providing masks to members and guests upon entry at the front desk.

Questions can be directed to Ryan McNally at ryan.mcnally@evanhospital.com or 570-522-2000 x64133.

COVID-19 Updates (archive)

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Sunday, January 17, 2021 

Dear Members of the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center,

The Miller Center, a Joint Venture of Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger, will continue to remain temporarily closed through the week of January 18. This decision to extend the closure is due to the continued elevated positivity rate of COVID-19 in the region as well as hospitalization rates. The Joint Venture remains committed to evaluating weekly.

We are excited to share an update on the equipment layout in the Fitness Center. The cardio area is now located at the entrance of the Fitness Center. This change has created a clear, direct pathway through the entrance and to the rest of the equipment. A “cardio corner” has been added to the performance training area. These changes have opened more floor space for better spacing of our Technogym and Hammer Strength equipment. Additionally, there is more open space in the free weight area that is now located in the former cardio area. Mirrors are coming soon to the free weight area.

The Fitness Center Reconfiguration Project was completed during our closure with member safety and satisfaction in mind. The changes make it easier to navigate throughout the Fitness Center and allow easier access to the cycling room and group exercise room.

As a reminder, members of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA are able to visit our other branch locations in Sunbury, Milton and Mifflinburg. Please visit www.gsvymca.org for their hours of operation.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center when we are able to re-open our doors. As a partner in community health, we will continue to work hard to ensure an environment that is clean and safe for everyone while following all federal, state, and local mandates. In the meantime, we will continue weekly communication to you, our valued members.

Please stay safe and be well.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA


Monday, January 11, 2021

Dear Members of the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center,

Due to the increased surge in COVID-19 cases in the community, The Miller Center, a Joint Venture of Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger, will continue to remain temporarily closed, with the exception of childcare.

The Lewisburg YMCA is an entity that is located and operates within the Miller Center. Due to the temporary closure of the Miller Center, the Lewisburg YMCA must remain closed.

As a member of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, you are able to visit the Sunbury, Milton and Mifflinburg YMCA. Please visit www.gsvymca.org for their hours of operation.

Thank you for being a part of the Y community during these challenging times. The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA continues to provide essential services for our community. These services include daily childcare, virtual learning and free meal programs to help provide food to children facing food insecurity in our community.

Forever with our Community. For a Better Us.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA


Thursday, December 31, 2020 

Dear Members of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA,

Please take a moment to read this update as it concerns the status of all GSV YMCA branches, including Sunbury, Milton, Mifflinburg and the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center.

On December 30, 2020, Governor Wolf announced that the time-limited orders as written will indeed expire at 8 AM January 4, 2021 as planned. With that, gyms and fitness centers will be permitted to reopen, but must adhere to the mitigation orders set by the Commonwealth on December 11, 2020.

Beginning January 4, 2021, the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA will reopen the Sunbury, Milton and Mifflinburg branches at 8 AM . The Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center will remain closed.

Due to the extraordinary surge in COVID-19 cases in the community, The Miller Center, a Joint Venture of Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger, has decided to stay closed at this time, with the exception of childcare. This decision will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.

We are truly grateful for your understanding at this time and hope you can understand why this decision was made. Thank you for your continued support.

Forever with our Community. For a Better Us.
Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA

GSV Y VIRTUAL GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Group Exercise classes will remain virtual at this time.

• GSV Y Virtual Group Exercise classes are FREE to members.
• All classes are taught by our GSV Y instructors.
• The classes are live streamed for members on the GSV Y Virtual Group Exercise Facebook page.
• A weekly virtual group exercise schedule will be published.
• A replay of the classes will remain on the Facebook group page so that you are able to view classes that you may not have been able to attend.
• There are currently 100’s of classes on replay to choose from!

If you do not already have access to our GSV Y Virtual Group Exercise Facebook group, please click here to request access. After verification that your membership is active, you will be admitted to the group.

LES MILLS On Demand

Another option available to GSV YMCA members is LES MILLS On Demand.

Thanks to our partnership with LES MILLS, we are able to offer a subscription to their On Demand service for $9.99/month, which is $5 less than the regular retail rate of $14.99/month. There is no commitment period and you may cancel at any time.

To get your subscription started, simply click here.


Thursday, December 10, 2020 

A Message to our Members, Staff, and Volunteers 

Today, Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine each issued separate, limited time mitigation orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Gyms and fitness facilities have been ordered to temporarily close effective this Saturday, December 12th at 12:01am until 8:00am Monday, January 4th.

As a result of these new orders and to keep our members, staff and community safe, the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA Branches in Sunbury, Milton, Mifflinburg, the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center and the YMCA Arts Center will temporarily close at the end of business on Friday, December 11th .

We will re-open our doors on Monday, January 4th at 8:00am.

The licensed Day Care and School Age Child Care programs at the Sunbury, Milton and Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center branches will remain open. We will continue to operate safely, responsibly and in-line with all Department of Health, CDC and Department of Human Services guidelines.

The following are links to a detailed explanation of the new executive order on the mitigation orders as well as a link to the FAQs:

Governor’s Order Explanation

FAQs on New Orders

Your Y is strongly rooted in charitable non-profit work and we have adapted and managed to serve the most pressing needs of our communities and the people who call those communities home. In this time of crisis, we hold fast to this commitment and continue to do so.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO

Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA


Friday, November 27, 2020 

Instructions on how to reserve a time slot for your workout are here.

Virtual Group Exercise Class info can be found here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Dear Lewisburg YMCA Members,

As you may have seen in the email sent to you Monday night, the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center will begin scaling back operations beginning this Friday, November, 27, 2020. Please carefully read our new guidelines as they will affect Lewisburg YMCA members that use the fitness center and/or participate in Group Fitness classes.

  • In-person Group Fitness classes are currently suspended and will only be offered virtually. A new schedule with instructions will be sent when ready.
  • The Lewisburg YMCA remains open, but is limited to 20 people inside the facility at a time.
  • Registration is now required to visit us. Time slots are 45 minutes in length and registration may be done in person, online, or by calling (570)556-4191.
  • A new, more comprehensive screening process will begin Friday including temperature checks and required hand sanitization when entering the facility.
  • Members are required to wear a mask at all times, including during their workout.
  • Members will also continue to pick up a bottle of disinfectant and cloth to spray & wipe down equipment before and after each use.

Please review our FAQ to help with any questions you may have regarding our new operational procedure.

Q: How do I log into my YMCA account?

A: Go to gsvymca.org and click “My Account” in the upper, right hand corner. Enter your email address or phone number to locate your account and click “Submit”. Enter your password and click “Login” to log in to your YMCA account.

Q: What if I don’t know my password?

A: Go to gsvymca.org and click “My Account” in the upper, right hand corner. Enter your email address or phone number to locate your account and click “Submit”. On the next screen, click “Forgot your password” and follow the instructions.

Q: Why is there 15 minutes designated for cleaning every hour? 

A: To ensure the highest level of safety of all members using the facility, the Environmental Services Team will be fully disinfecting all touchpoints in the fitness center each hour. The only way to truly perform a disinfection of the equipment is to have a totally empty space for a short period of time to allow for the EPA registered disinfectant to work effectively.

Q: Are walk-ins allowed?

A: Members may be permitted access to the facility as a walk-in during one of our designated appointment slots if there are openings. If all 20 member appointment slots are filled when the member wishes to walk-in, they will be denied access to the facility.

Q: What temperature is too high?

A: In addition to the two facility access screening questions that have become a standard for access to the facility, temperature checks will now be conducted on all who enter. Anyone who answers “no” to one of the facility access screening questions or has a temperature of 100.4⁰F or higher will be declined access.

Q: Will showers be available?

A: While we realize that the ability to use the showers in the locker rooms is a valuable feature of membership, showers will be closed during this time.

Q: Can I put my membership on hold?

A: Any member who wishes to place their membership on hold during this time may do so by emailing Wanda Miller, Membership Director, at wmiller@gsvymca.org.

Q: Can I sign up for more than one time slot per day? 

A: The maximum allowed number of 45-minute time slots per day is two (2). If they are back-to-back, you will still need to vacate the fitness center to allow our crew to disinfect.

Q: How far in advance may I sign up for a time slot?

A: Registration opens at 8 AM, two days prior to the day you wish to use. For example, if you want to use the gym on Wednesday at 2 PM, you will be able to sign up beginning at 8 AM two days before that, or 8 AM Monday morning.

Q: How early may I arrive for my time slot?

A: Members may arrive 15 minutes early to allow for time to be screened. Once you are successfully screened, please wait in our lobby area on one of the designated markers to ensure proper 6-foot social distancing.

Q: How long will this last?

A: While we do not have a definitive time frame on the implementation of these new procedures, we will reevaluate week to week to determine the best steps going forward.

We realize these new protocols may be inconvenient for some, and truly appreciate your understanding during this time. We are grateful for the opportunity to remain open to serve you, and sincerely thank you for your willingness to cooperate. Questions may be directed to Kyle Snyder or by calling (570)556-4191.

Please enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,

The Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A Message to our Members, Staff, and Volunteers,

The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. With the updated measures put in place by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, we will be adhering to the mandated guidelines for our facilities. It is required that you wear a face covering the entire time you are in the building. This includes all times while exercising whether using equipment or in a class.

We understand this may be an inconvenience but we are very thrilled that today’s announcement did not order our YMCA to be closed. Please help us keep each other safe and help us to remain open so we can continue to serve our community.

We are also encouraging everyone to do their part in helping prevent the spread of germs and viruses.

– Maintain 6ft of distant between you and others at all times
– Wipe down your piece of equipment before and after use
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
– Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
– Stay home when you are sick until you’ve been free of fever for 24 hours

Additionally, we encourage you to regularly check the CDC’s Website and the PA Department of Health for important updates and safety information.

Sincerely,

Bonnie McDowell, Chief Executive Officer
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 

Pickleball Safety Guidelines

Pickleball has returned to the YMCA at the Miller Center. In order to maintain the safety of our guests, we ask that you please follow these guidelines to ensure that we continue to adhere to the requirements of national, state and local officials. Thank you for your continued support! We’re excited to have you back.

All participants will need to follow these protocols in order to participate in pickleball.

Check In

  • You must be masked when you enter and exit the facility.
  • You will get a temperature check and asked two screening questions upon entry each time you visit. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 will not be permitted to enter.
  • We ask that you each wash your hands before and after playing.
  • We will have mobile hand sanitizer stations available near the courts.

During Play

  • Masks will not be required during pickleball play and doubles are allowed.
  • Social distancing will be required whenever possible. Masks will be required when a participant is not participating in a game. This will be important so we can continue to keep pickleball in our facility.
  • We won’t have chairs set up in between the courts and only 12 people are allowed on the court at a time.

To make sure nets are up we are allowing all pickleball players to set up the nets when they arrive in the morning. We will make sure the hoops are out of the way.

Our pricing will remain the same as it was prior to the shutdown.

$25/month for members – includes mornings, evenings and weekends

$35/month for non-members – includes mornings, evenings and weekends

$15 for evening only

$5 for drop ins

We will be providing orange onix pickleballs.

Morning Hours will be 8 AM to 12 PM, Monday through Friday. Please Note: We may have some weeks where we will shorten these hours, but they will be designated on the schedule.

Evening Hours and Weekends are being determined.

Monday, August 31, 2020 

The September Silver Sneakers schedule is available online. Please look under “Schedules and Events”, “Silver Sneakers Classes” and “Schedule.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

We are excited to announce that SilverSneakers® & Aquatic classes will resume Labor Day week! Following guidance from the CDC and local health officials, we have modified our guidelines and schedules to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

Members will be required to register to attend SilverSneakers® & Aquatic classes. Members must register prior to each class to make sure your spot is reserved. Registration is ongoing and drop-ins are discouraged.

Options to register for classes are in-person at the front desk, call the front desk or register online. A GSV Y account must be set up for online registration. Click here to create a GSV Y account.
• If you do not know your password, click on forgot password
• A sign-on link will be emailed or texted to your phone if your number is on file (your choice)

SilverSneakers® & Aquatic class registration is ongoing and will follow a weekly schedule.

• Monday and Tuesday classes – registration will open every Friday
• Wednesday classes – registration will open every Monday
• Thursday classes – registration will open every Tuesday
• Friday classes – registration will open every Wednesday
• Saturday classes – registration will open every Thursday

Registration for the first week of classes will begin on Friday, September 4th. All branches of the GSV Y will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 7th. Due to the holiday, members will be able to register for Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th classes on Friday, September 4th.

SilverSneakers® & Aquatic class schedules will be available online and at the Front Desk on Friday, August 28th.

Friday, July 24, 2020

GSV YMCA Child Care Facility Safety Plan for COVID-19

Friday, July 23, 2020

New hours for the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center effective August 1, 2020 are:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday
5:30am-7:00pm
Group Exercise Classes begin at 5:45am

Tuesday & Thursday
6:30am-7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
8:00am-3:00pm

Monday thru Friday
2:00pm-3:00pm
Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Monday, July 6, 2020

New masking guidelines are available here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020   

WELCOME BACK TO GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

We are excited to resume our Group Exercise classes on Monday, June 29th. Following guidance from the CDC and local health officials, we have modified our guidelines and schedules to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

Reservations are required for group exercise classes at our four GSV YMCA locations. Each member must preregister before class to make sure your spot is reserved.

A Y account must be set up to register for classes online. Click here to set up an online GSV Y account. Other options to register for classes are in person at the front desk or call the front desk of your home branch.

The Group Exercise schedule will be published weekly and classes will open for registration as follows:

  • Monday and Tuesday classes will open Friday
  • Wednesday classes will open Monday
  • Thursday classes will open Tuesday
  • Friday classes will open Wednesday
  • Saturday classes will open Thursday

WHAT CHANGES CAN I EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS? 

  • Class capacity will be limited due to physical distance requirements.
  • A minimum of six feet physical distance will be required during class.
  • Members must preregister for classes.
  • The floor and cycling bikes will be marked.
  • Members should bring their own mats, towels and water bottles.
  • Masks are recommended before and after class.
  • Classes that require equipment use will be set up prior to class. After class members will leave and equipment will be cleaned and put away.
  • Group Exercise and Cycling rooms and equipment will be cleaned after each class.
  • Classes must have a minimum of 3 members preregistered or the class will be canceled. If class minimum is not met, the class will be canceled 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. Members and registered will be notified.
  • Classes are only open to active Y members. No visitors or guests.

PREREGISTRATION FOR CLASS IS REQUIRED. HOW DO I PREREGISTER?

 

  • Preregistering for class is required due to limited class size.
  • Each member must preregister before class to make sure your spot is reserved.
  • We are discouraging drop-ins. If class is at capacity you will not be able to participate.
  • A Y account must be set up to register for classes online. Click here to set up an online GSV Y account.
  • Other options to register for classes are in person at the front desk or call the front desk of your home branch.
  • Classes will open for registration as follows:
  • Monday and Tuesday classes will open Friday
  • Wednesday class will open Monday
  • Thursday class will open Tuesday
  • Friday class will open Wednesday
  • Saturday class will open Thursday
  • If you registered and are not able to attend class, please contact your home branch ASAP to have your name removed from the class.

CAN I HANGOUT AND SOCIALIZE BEFORE AND AFTER MY WORKOUT? 

  • While we understand that connecting with others is an integral part of the Y experience, we also have to balance that with our need to be safe.
  • We have removed community seating areas.
  • We ask that you arrive for class no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the class.
  • Members are more than welcome to visit outside the Y, at a safe distance, before and after class.

#ForABetterUs

GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Friday, June 12, 2020

REOPENING WITH CARE 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to the Y. We recognize how important it will be to follow current health guidelines and implement new practices to ensure a healthy and safe environment. You will see new cleaning routines, signage to assist with social distancing, and limited activities where social distancing or guidance tells us it is not yet safe. Please keep in mind, these guidelines are subject to change based on new information or additional guidance from health officials.

WHAT IS THE Y DOING TO KEEP ME SAFE?

 

CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Touch-free check in using membership card
  • Protective barriers (sneeze guards) at check in
  • To ensure proper social distancing, our wellness areas will have a limited capacity. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available.
  • Guests and Nationwide members will not be allowed access in an effort to practice safe physical distancing. Facility use will be for members only.

ENHANCING FACILITY CLEANLINESS

  • Cleaning and sanitizing equipment, locker rooms, and shared spaces will occur frequently throughout the facility.
  • Various spaces within the facility may be closed briefly for cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Slight adjustments to facility hours to allow for daily, after-hours facility-wide cleaning

INCREASING NUMBER OF HEALTH AND SAFETY STATIONS

  • Additional safety stations with wipes, paper towels, hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies will be available.

SUPPORTING AND MONITORING OUR STAFF & MEMBER WELLNESS

  • Staff members will receive a temperature check and health screening prior to starting their shift each day.
  • Staff will be asked to wear appropriate masks while on duty.
  • Members will be strongly encouraged to wear a cloth face covering or mask while entering and exiting and in common areas like lobbies, hallways and locker rooms.
  • Time has been reserved at each GSV Y branch from 2:00pm-3:00pm for members Age 62+ and members at high risk.

HOW CAN I HELP KEEP MYSELF AND MY COMMUNITY HEALTHY?

  • Arrive at the Y dressed to workout. By doing so you reduce touch points and help increase social distancing.
  • Wash/sanitize hands frequently, especially upon entering the Y.
  • Wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Maintain social distance. Please exercise only on designated equipment and respect all signage regarding social distancing. Strive to maintain at least six feet between you and others whenever possible.
  • Cloth face coverings or masks are recommended for members while in our YMCA facilities, especially while entering and exiting and in common areas like lobbies, hallways and locker rooms.
  • Please do not come to the YMCA if you have a fever, are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who is ill.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • Please bring your own workout towel, yoga/stretching mat, lock for a locker and water, during this reopening period.
  • Cloth face coverings or masks are strongly recommended for members while walking in our YMCA common areas.

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GREATER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY YMCA

GUIDELINES ON REOPENING – PHASE ONE

For the safety of all members and staff the following restrictions will be implemented upon reopening. Each branch will reopen on Monday, June 15th with Group Exercise classes resuming on Monday, June 29th. Please stay alert for email, social media and website updates related to opening dates, adjusted hours or changes to our restrictions.

  • Members must maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance.

  • All staff will have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.

  • Staff will be wearing masks. Gloves may be required for certain job duties or tasks.

  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all members while moving through the facility. Masks are not required while working out.
  • Please help ensure the safety of our staff and other members.

  • We will have controlled access to the facilities through one entrance, which means that we will be managing who comes in the Y. Entrances and Exits for your use will be clearly marked.

  • The maximum number of people in any area will be limited to 50% of room capacity.

  • Time may be limited on all cardio equipment.

  • Some cardio equipment may not be available to ensure social distancing.

  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.

  • Members must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

  • Group exercise classes resume on June 29th and will have limited attendance. Participants must register. Members must create an online account to register for classes. Click Here to Create an Online Y Account. Details and instructions for registering will be sent in a separate email.

  • No Aquatic Classes.

  • No Active Older Adult specific classes and social gatherings.

  • Locker rooms will be open, maintain social distancing.
  • Showers will not be available at the Lewisburg Y at the Miller Center.

  • Coffee will not be available.

  • No guests will be permitted. Facility use will only be for members.

  • No use of saunas or steam rooms as a minimum safe distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained.

  • Increased signage throughout the building to encourage social distance, hand washing and remind members to disinfect equipment.

  • No basketball, pickleball, youth sports and no racquetball court use.

  • No Babysitting/Kidspace/Child Watch/Drop In Care.

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GSV YMCA OPERATING HOURS – PHASE ONE

During Phase One the operating hours at the GSV YMCA branches will be reduced. In addition, special times have been dedicated for Seniors that are age 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Sunbury and Milton YMCA

Monday through Friday

6:30am-7:00pm

2:00pm-3:00pm

Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Saturday

8:00am-3:00pm

Sunday

1:00pm-5:00pm

Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center

Monday through Friday

6:30am-7:00pm

2:00pm-3:00pm

Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Saturday & Sunday

8:00am-3:00pm

Mifflinburg YMCA Center

Monday through Friday

6:30am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-7:00pm

(closed 12:00pm-2:00pm)

2:00pm-3:00pm

Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Saturday

8:00am-2:00pm

Sunday

1:00pm-4:00pm

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REOPENING – FAQs

  • Why are we signing another waiver? Our insurance company has asked us to have all members sign a new waiver before entering our facilities. If you have not signed our new waiver – Click Here to Sign. You will need the number on your membership card to sign the waiver.

  • Why no Aqua Classes if we are having Group Exercise classes? We are not able to control social distancing guidelines in aquatic classes. Water jog will be an option until we can resume Aqua Classes.

  • How do we register for Group Exercise classes? Members must create an online account to register for classes. Click Here to Create an Online GSV Y Account. Details and instructions for registering will be sent in a separate email.

  • Time limit on cardio machines? There is no limit if no one is waiting. If we have multiple members waiting, we will need to enforce a time limit.

  • Time limit in facility? No, unless we reach 50% occupancy.

  • Can I use other GSV YMCA locations? Yes. If you have a GSV YMCA membership you have access to all four GSV YMCA branches.

  • Can I still walk in the gym if nothing else is going on in the gymnasium? Each Branch location will manage the use of these areas. Some may have other programs or services in these spaces. Please stay patient with us as we manage these new guidelines.

  • Can Active Older Adults sign-up for Group Exercise classes? Yes. We are not telling Active Older Adults that they cannot come to other classes. This age group is at a higher risk, and we are not offering Active Older Adult specific classes in phase one.

  • Can we sign up for membership? Yes, nonmembers can join at any time. Guest passes will not be sold and the free week membership is not available during phase one of reopening.

  • What if I show up and you are at maximum capacity? If the facility or any room in the facility is at our adjusted max occupancy we will limit additional members from joining.

  • Can we have the sauna, steam room open if we do one at a time? At this time we are not opening those areas of our facility. We need to ensure that our staff can manage all of our new restrictions, procedures and facility occupancy before we increase the number of members using our facilities.

  • Is there going to be a delay getting into the facility? We do not anticipate that there will be delay getting into the facility.

  • When will programs start? The dates are TBD.

  • Why no basketball, pickleball, youth sports and no racquetball court? We are encouraging social distancing.

We will continue providing our GSV YMCA members with Virtual Group Exercise classes LIVE on Facebook with our very own instructors and YMCA 360 classes and videos.

Please be sure to sign our new waiver prior to coming to the facility to help limit delays upon entering. Click Here to Sign.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we slowly reopen and implement these new procedures and guidelines. The safety of our members and staff is our number one priority.

If you have any questions regarding your membership. Please contact your home branch:

Katrina Mouery – Sunbury YMCA – kmouery@gsvymca.org

Andrea McGill – Milton YMCA – amcgill@gsvymca.org

Angela Haines – Mifflinburg YMCA – ahaines@gsvymca.org

Wanda Miller – Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center – wmiller@gsvymca.org

#ForABetterUs

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center Members:
Below is the communication from Bonnie McDowell of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA. Please know that some of the information does not pertain to the Lewisburg Y, but was left in this update to ensure consistency in all messaging. Below begins the latest email.

We are excited to be welcoming you back! When you return, your Y will be a little different. For the safety of all members and staff, new guidelines and several changes have been implemented for our Phase One reopening.
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GREATER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY YMCA
GUIDELINES ON REOPENING – PHASE ONE
For the safety of all members and staff the following restrictions will be implemented upon reopening. Each branch will reopen on Monday, June 15th with Group Exercise classes resuming on Monday, June 29th. Please stay alert for email, social media and website updates related to opening dates, adjusted hours or changes to our restrictions.
  • Members must maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • All staff will have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.
  • Staff will be wearing masks. Gloves may be required for certain job duties or tasks.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all members while moving through the facility. Masks are not required while working out. Please help ensure the safety of our staff and other members.
  • We will have controlled access to the facilities through one entrance, which means that we will be managing who comes in the Y. Entrances and Exits for your use will be clearly marked.
  • The maximum number of people in any area will be limited to 50% of room capacity.
  • Time may be limited on all cardio equipment.
  • Some cardio equipment may not be available to ensure social distancing.
  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Members must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Group exercise classes resume on June 29th and will have limited attendance. Participants must register. Members must create an online account to register for classes. Click Here to Create an Online Y Account. Details and instructions for registering will be sent in a separate email.
  • No Aquatic Classes.
  • No Active Older Adult specific classes and social gatherings.
  • Locker rooms will be open, maintain social distancing. Showers will not be available at the Lewisburg Y at the Miller Center.
  • Coffee will not be available.
  • No guests will be permitted. Facility use will only be for members.
  • No use of saunas or steam rooms as a minimum safe distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained.
  • Increased signage throughout the building to encourage social distance, hand washing and remind members to disinfect equipment.
  • No basketball, pickleball, youth sports and no racquetball court use.
  • No Babysitting/Kidspace/Child Watch/Drop In Care.
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GSV YMCA OPERATING HOURS – PHASE ONE
During Phase One the operating hours at the GSV YMCA branches will be reduced. In addition, special times have been dedicated for Seniors that are age 62+ and other individuals at high risk.
Sunbury and Milton YMCA
Monday through Friday
6:30am-7:00pm
2:00pm-3:00pm
Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.
Saturday
8:00am-3:00pm
Sunday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center
Monday through Friday
6:30am-7:00pm
2:00pm-3:00pm
Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.
Saturday & Sunday
8:00am-3:00pm
Mifflinburg YMCA Center
Monday through Friday
6:30am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-7:00pm
(closed 12:00pm-2:00pm)
2:00pm-3:00pm
Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.
Saturday
8:00am-2:00pm
Sunday
1:00pm-4:00pm
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REOPENING – FAQs
  • Why are we signing another waiver? Our insurance company has asked us to have all members sign a new waiver before entering our facilities. If you have not signed our new waiver – Click Here to Sign. You will need the number on your membership card to sign the waiver.
  • Why no Aqua Classes if we are having Group Exercise classes? We are not able to control social distancing guidelines in aquatic classes. Water jog will be an option until we can resume Aqua Classes.
  • How do we register for Group Exercise classes? Members must create an online account to register for classes. Click Here to Create an Online GSV Y Account. Details and instructions for registering will be sent in a separate email.
  • Time limit on cardio machines? There is no limit if no one is waiting. If we have multiple members waiting, we will need to enforce a time limit.
  • Time limit in facility? No, unless we reach 50% occupancy.
  • Can I use other GSV YMCA locations? Yes. If you have a GSV YMCA membership you have access to all four GSV YMCA branches.
  • Can I still walk in the gym if nothing else is going on in the gymnasium? Each Branch location will manage the use of these areas. Some may have other programs or services in these spaces. Please stay patient with us as we manage these new guidelines.
  • Can Active Older Adults sign-up for Group Exercise classes? Yes. We are not telling Active Older Adults that they cannot come to other classes. This age group is at a higher risk, and we are not offering Active Older Adult specific classes in phase one.
  • Can we sign up for membership? Yes, nonmembers can join at any time. Guest passes will not be sold and the free week membership is not available during phase one of reopening.
  • What if I show up and you are at maximum capacity? If the facility or any room in the facility is at our adjusted max occupancy we will limit additional members from joining.
  • Can we have the sauna, steam room open if we do one at a time? At this time we are not opening those areas of our facility. We need to ensure that our staff can manage all of our new restrictions, procedures and facility occupancy before we increase the number of members using our facilities.
  • Is there going to be a delay getting into the facility? We do not anticipate that there will be delay getting into the facility.
  • When will programs start? The dates are TBD.
  • Why no basketball, pickleball, youth sports and no racquetball court? We are encouraging social distancing.
We will continue providing our GSV YMCA members with Virtual Group Exercise classes LIVE on Facebook with our very own instructors and YMCA 360 classes and videos.
Please be sure to sign our new waiver prior to coming to the facility to help limit delays upon entering. Click Here to Sign.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we slowly reopen and implement these new procedures and guidelines. The safety of our members and staff is our number one priority.
If you have any questions regarding your membership. Please contact your home branch:
Katrina Mouery – Sunbury YMCA – kmouery@gsvymca.org
Andrea McGill – Milton YMCA – amcgill@gsvymca.org
Angela Haines – Mifflinburg YMCA – ahaines@gsvymca.org
Wanda Miller – Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center – wmiller@gsvymca.org
Together, we’re a better us.

Friday, June 5, 2020

To our Valued Members of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA:

Today Governor Wolf announced that Northumberland and Union Counties will be moving to the Green Phase. I am excited to announce that the Sunbury, Milton, Mifflinburg and Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center will reopen Monday, June 15th and Group Exercise classes will resume Monday, June 29th.

We’re so excited to be reopening our facility and we can’t wait to welcome you back! As we welcome you back, we want to assure you that safety remains our top priority. We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our valued members, volunteers and staff.

We have implemented some changes and when you return, your Y will be a little different. Please continue to check your email and our website regularly. We will be communicating updates regarding our reopening and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

We’re so happy to welcome you back!

Together, we’re a better us.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA

Register for Singercise

Posted Posted in Miller Center, News

Singercise is a free class offered for people battling Parkinson’s disease along with their caregivers. This program is offered through the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Singercise aims to improve vocal intensity, speech intelligibility, respiration and swallowing. It can also provide stress reduction as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Class meets Wednesdays via Zoom from 2-3:00 pm. Currently, no in-person option is available.

Class is led by board-certified music therapist Alysha Suley, MM, MT-BC, a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the International Association for Music & Medicine.

Registration is required and class slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Interested participants may register online. Singercise is open to participants of any physical ability or fitness level. Musical experience and singing ability are not required. Classes are ongoing with new sessions beginning all the time so it’s best to email to get the latest info. For more information, please email Alysha Suley.

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Masking Requirements

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Please review the following information regarding mask usage at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center. This document was last updated July 6, 2020.

 

With the newly issued order from the Pennsylvania Department of Health on July 1, 2020 requiring face coverings, we are amending our safety protocols regarding masks. The guidelines below are subject to change.

Mask Protocol While Inside the Facility:

  • All members must wear a mask upon entering the facility.
  • Masks are to remain on throughout facility usage and especially within common areas such as the fitness center, group exercise and cycling rooms, locker rooms, pool decks, hallways, etc.
  • Masks may be removed when exercising on a piece of equipment, but only if the member can do so while socially distant.
  • For example: If one member is “spotting” another member while weightlifting, both members must be wearing masks.
  • Masks may be removed while participating in group exercise and cycling classes.
  • Masks must be worn when entering and exiting the room and while setting up equipment.

Your workout routine may now look like this:

  • Enter the Y, wearing a mask
  • Clean piece of equipment before use, use spray bottles provided
  • Remove mask (if socially distant)
  • Complete exercise
  • Place mask back on
  • Clean piece of equipment after use
  • Move to next piece of equipment, while wearing mask

Mask Protocol While Outside the Facility:

  • Masks are not required to be worn when outside the facility and socially distant.

There are no changes to childcare mask wearing protocols at this time.

All staff will continue to wear masks.

We need to continually adapt to this constantly changing environment, and will reevaluate procedures and safety protocols to follow state mandates, state and local health departments, the CDC, and other best-practices. Member, staff and volunteer safety continue to remain a top priority.

Thank you for your adherence to our protocols as well as your care and consideration for those in our facility.

 

Singercise

Posted Posted in Miller Center

Singercise is a free, virtual class offered online for people battling Parkinson’s disease.

This brand new program will be offered through the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Singercise aims to improve vocal intensity, speech intelligibility, respiration and swallowing. It can also provide stress reduction as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Virtual class times are Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 pm. The program will be offered virtually via Zoom.

Class will be led by board-certified music therapist Alysha Suley, MM, MT-BC, a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the International Association for Music & Medicine.

Registration is required and class slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Interested participants may register in person at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center, by calling (570)556-4191, or online. Singercise is open to participants of any physical ability or fitness level. Musical experience and singing ability are not required. For more information, please email Alysha Suley.

Community entities coming together

Posted Posted in Miller Center

We are excited to announce meaningful changes to the Miller Center operation and ownership that will expand the programming, member resources, and long-term sustainability of the center. From the beginning, our vision was to create a comprehensive wellness resource for the community that was a ‘one stop shop’ for all generations to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. We always intended to partner with the best agencies in the area that could bring their expertise to the center and share it with the community.

To that end, Evangelical, Geisinger, The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness, and the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA have come together to accomplish something more than each entity could achieve on its own. Together, we are changing the face of health and wellness in this region.

Evangelical and Geisinger will form their first joint venture at The Miller Center. The facility will be gifted to the joint venture by a donation of the center from the Miller family and the joint venture will be acquiring an additional six acres on the northwest corner of the property to expand parking. Evangelical and Geisinger will maintain current fitness and recreational programming, as well as expanding clinical offerings, sports performance training, and more for preventative healthcare and wellbeing.

The YMCA will be contracted to handle the overall management of the facility, with the existing Miller Center employees maintaining their current roles as Y employees for the existing fitness and recreational programs. We will merge the membership and programming from the YMCA Express in Lewisburg with existing programming at the Miller Center, nearly doubling the current Miller Center membership at the outset of the new partnership.

In addition, the joint venture will be working with the YMCA, who will raise funds to construct two pools and expand childcare on the property, which will be accessible to all members.

The new entity will be known as the YMCA at the Miller Center, powered by Evangelical and Geisinger. The targeted date for the new joint venture to assume management of the Miller Center is before the end of the 2019 calendar year.

We will continue to keep you informed as the joint venture launches and plans for the facility and programming are finalized.

Each organization involved in this effort is committed to the betterment of this community and they have proved that by stepping up and doing what’s best for the Central Susquehanna Valley.

We are proud of what we’re doing together—keeping people healthy and encouraging them to live their best lives—and we hope you’ll join us in our excitement for the opportunities this move will afford us.