Greetings to our valued Members,

I trust this update finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

We are now seeing restrictions ease in some parts of the country and South Australian authorities continue to assess how and when we can re-engage with you.

The Glengowrie Gymnastics community remains positive and motivated to get back to normal as quickly as possible and the best advice I can give everyone is to stay in touch with each other.

Young people are resilient but still need positive social engagement, particularly at this time. I want to encourage every member to stay connected with each other through social media platforms like Zoom, FaceTime or Skype and provide each other with ideas to stay fit and active.

We continue to prepare to re-open and, hand in hand with this, we are developing changes to the Centre experience to ensure the safest possible environment from the start. These changes will include distancing measures, reduced occupancies and strict cleaning protocols.

With a 175-year legacy of supporting Australians through events such as the Spanish Flu, two World Wars, the great Depression and, more recently, the Global Financial Crisis, the YMCA has a unique insight into the impacts of global crises on communities. We want you to know that we’re here and committed to assist you in any way we can.

Finally, everyone at the Centre would like to wish all mums a Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday. Stay safe and please contact us if you need support.

Sincerely,

Haydn Bellamy and the Glengowrie Gymnastics Team
Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Hello from your friends at Glengowrie Gymnastics 22.04.20

To our valued Members,

I hope you and your families are safe and well.

As we continue to navigate our way through the ever changing landscape of the community shutdown due to coronavirus, we are keen to continue to reach out, stay connected and provide you with information on what’s happening around the Centre and the community.

Children engaged with YMCA Gymnastics are always active, busy and keen to connect, so we understand that this time of social isolation is very hard on them – especially during the school holidays.

Please encourage them to find ways to be active and use the energy that is so prevalent in young people constructively. The autumn weather is mild so the back yard or local park is a great place to stay active with your children.

But please remember the current rules and explain to them that this will not be forever. In the meantime we will prepare the Centre for a return of operation as soon as possible.

We hope you are still enjoying the free Les Mills on Demand access and continuing, where possible, to stay physically active. We would love you to share your ideas on how to stay active at this time – tag us in on Facebook and let us know what you’re up to.

Stay safe and please contact us if you need support.

Sincerely,

Haydn Bellamy and the Glengowrie Gymnastics Team
Wednesday, 22 April 2020

A message from our Centre Manager 10.04.20

To our loyal and valued members,

Firstly, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and managing your time at home in the best possible way.

As your local YMCA, we are doing all we can to care for our people, customers and the communities we serve during this difficult time.

Keeping in contact with each other during this time is vital to our community. I encourage all Glengowrie Gymnastics members and their families to use social media to stay connected – virtual contact is better than no contact at all, especially for those who find themselves isolated or alone at this time.

Keeping our families, in particular our kids, safe and healthy is important, while encouraging physical activity is also a way of ensuring and supporting mental wellness across the whole community. There are a lot of activities for busy children that can take place at home and in the back yard.

The closure of the YMCA Glengowrie Gymnastics Centre has obviously had a big impact on social activity and I want to assure all members that we are looking forward to re-engaging as soon as possible.

In the meantime I want to encourage members to take advantage of our Les Mills On-demand platform and access the classes available exclusively to members.

The YMCA remains engaged and active with the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic and I can assure you that we are planning our recovery strategies with a focus on staff, our members and our local community.

While we are unable to provide you with personal service through our centres at this time, we will stay in touch with ways to remain engaged with your health and wellness until we reopen.

We’ll also be bringing news and tips most relevant to you, along with a little inspiration and motivation - things we all need right now.

Please keep up to date with the latest via our website or Facebook.

Please contact us if you need any support during this time.

Sincerely,

Haydn Bellamy and the Glengowrie Gymnastics Team
Friday, 10 April 2020