Throughout the recent COVID crisis, the Rocky Mount YMCA family did their best to stay connected in the community. Likewise, the loyal members who also are part of “the family helped the “Y” to make a difference during the recent crisis time. All in all, with a great sense of community leading the way, the Harrison Family Rocky Mount YMCA did what they always have done. Made the community a better place and helped those who were in need. Now, after “lending their collective hands” to help, members will be excited to see that the facility has re-opened with limited services. Thus, in this post, we will detail exactly what activities have returned, and when you can enjoy them.  

While We Were Gone…We Stayed Busy Lending our Helping Hands

Almost 70 percent of the members of the Rocky Mount YMCA offered up their help from the start of the COVID pandemic in mid-March and still are assisting today. During that three-plus month period, the Rocky Mount YMCA was responsible for serving close to 4,000 meals to kids, seniors, and families in need. As a unit we are proud to also have helped provide more than 20 families featuring “essential” workers emergency childcare.

Outdoor Yoga is one of the many returning outdoor exercise activities at Harrison Family YMCA

Welcome Back to the Rocky Mount YMCA, Well, Welcome Partially Back!

In addition to these ways in which the public received assistance with the help of the Rocky Mount YMCA, there were even more. One other way in which the “Y” helped out was through collecting blood. 152 units of blood to be exact. These were gathered during 4 different American Red Cross blood drives hosted at the Rocky Mount YMCA. Likewise, the Harrison “Y” team made deliveries and made check-up calls to over 500 area senior citizens.

After complying with the governor’s original “stay-at-home” policy, the Rocky Mount YMCA was closed to any members for well over two months. Putting safety and the health of members first, this was the only rational decision given the rapid spread across the nation of COVID-19. Following sanitization instructions and social distancing guidelines that were laid out to keep the virus contained. Then with Governor Roy Cooper’s update to his executive order on May 20, several areas of the Rocky Mount YMCA fell under those being able to open their doors beginning June 1. 

Ok, so “partially back?” what exactly does this mean. Well, as a part of the Rocky Mount YMCA’s Stage One re-opening, the doors will be open for members to use the pool and outdoor exercises. All who intend to participate must complete a COVID waiver that can be found at harrisonfamily.org. Below is a complete schedule of events for the “Re-Opening” phase at the Rocky Mount YMCA.

What is Open at the Harrison Family Rocky Mount YMCA? And When is it Open?

Customer Service Hours in the Facility

Mondays – Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Water Fitness Classes (Beginning Monday, June 22nd)

Mondays & Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. 

Lap & Open Swim Reservations

Mondays – Fridays 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Walking Club 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Outdoor Group Exercise Classes:

(If the weather calls for a cancellation, you will receive an email and we will do our best to offer that class in our Live Facebook Group.)

Pilates with Katya

Mondays 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

BODYPUMP/Body Sculpt with Haywood 

Mondays 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

HIIT with Abs 

Tuesdays 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Yoga with Kathleen 

Tuesdays 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 

Thursdays 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Power Sculpt with Haywood 

Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Zumba with Diane

Fridays 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

BODYPUMP with Willie

Mondays 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.         

Zumba/Mixed with Diane

Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

BODYPUMP with Marvis

Wednesdays 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Cardio HIIT with Willie

Thursdays 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

In addition to these items above, there will be “Modified Swim Lessons” beginning on July 6. Also, the “Rec Pool” will be closed from 9-11 a.m. for Camp Programming. After pool use, starting on Monday, June 22, the Men’s and Women’s respective locker rooms on site will be available, too.

Reservations and Memberships at Rocky Mount YMCA

For information on reserving facility time slots, pool time, or, group exercise spots in addition to any answers you may need about membership, visit harrisonfamilyy.org