Rye YMCA Blog

Commit to Change

Are you looking to make a transformation? Are you ready to commit to change, whether it’s your lifestyle, physical ability or body composition?

If your answer is “YES”, we have a great opportunity to help you get started.In May we are offering a month long program for members who are NEW TO PERSONAL TRAINING to help achieve your health and wellness goals.

During the month you will work with your designated Personal Trainer to establish a specific change you are trying to make. You will meet with your Personal Trainer once a week for a half hour session. Each week you will also receive two additional workouts for you to complete during the week to help you get to your desired results.

Sign-up for Commit to Change BEFORE May 2ndPurchase 4 half hour sessions for $150 receive a free session after completion of program.Any questions contacts Diana Vita – dianavita@ryeymca.org

After working hard for the month, we will celebrate your success with a free 30-minnute Personal Training session!

Our Cause: Strengthening Community

The above video highlights a few stories illustrating the Y’s impact, everyday.

Give Local Day


From noon Tuesday, May 5 through noon on Wednesday, May 6, the Rye Y will take part in Give Local Westchester and Putnam, a 24-hour online event designed to raise funds for local nonprofits. Give Local celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our communities by raising vital funds for organizations that make an impact every day.

Your tax-deductible contribution to the Rye YMCA will support our Y Cares Program, helping us keep a powerful promise to the communities we serve: no-one will be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she can’t pay.

All it takes it one easy click.

So give local…and send a kid to camp. Give local…to support a cancer survivor through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.  Give local… and help a struggling family pay for childcare. Give local… because you care.

Healthy Living Quarterly – Spring 2015

Click here to read our Spring 2015 Health Connection Newsletter. Included in this edition: Workouts of the Week; Countdown to Summer Challenge, Member Achievements, May Personal Training Incentive and more!Healthy-Living-Quarterly--April-2015-1

Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day 2015

April 26, 2015

Click here for 5K & 5M race results.

Countdown to Summer Challenge

60-40-20-graphicJoin our 60-40-20-10-5-0 Summer Challenge! Click here for details!


Countdown to Summer Challenge





60 Days

40 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day

20 Minutes of Interval Training a Week

10 Dollars to Participate

5 Pounds or Inches to Lose

0 Sugary Beverages

APRIL 23 – JUNE 21 –  Register online or at Member Services

Members only; $10 Registration Fee

Between April 20-22, stop by the Conference Room at the times below to weigh-in and have your body measurements recorded.

Schedule (Conference Room)
Monday, April 20:    9-11 am
Tuesday, April 21: 5-7 pm
Wednesday, April 22:  12-2 pm

PRIZES will be awarded to members who lose 5 lbs OR 5 inches!

Why I Volunteer – Paula

paulaI have been volunteering at the Y for almost 3 ½ years. I enjoy working at the Front Desk and greeting our current and prospective members. I especially enjoy watching our youngest members grow—from arriving in Mommy’s arms, to walking, talking, and running up to me when they see me in the local supermarket to tell me that they just celebrated another birthday, what they did that day, and what they are learning in pre-school. They are all so precious.

As a cancer survivor myself, I find it very rewarding to interview participants for our LIVESTRONG program for cancer survivors. I have met so many amazing people through this process. I am especially gratified when participants tell me that they appreciate being interviewed by a “fellow survivor”, since I know, first hand, what it is like.

Volunteering at the Y was my retirement gift to myself and, I can honestly say that it is one of the best gifts I have ever received!

Rye Y’s Rye Derby and Healthy Kids Day will run on April 27, 2015

RYE, NY [April 10, 2015]The Rye Y is celebrating the 27th anniversary of its annual Rye Derby along with Healthy Kids Day on Sunday, April 27. The day will kick off with a 5K race and a 5 mile race, both starting at 10:15 am. A 1 mile family fun run/walk starts at 12:15 pm.

Several world class athletes as well as local runners are expected to participate in the races. Medals are given to championship race winners in their age groups and there is a cash purse for the top 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the 5 mile race.

A morning of active fun and festivities is planned at the Rye Y for Healthy Kids Day. Starting at 10:30 am, families are invited to gather at the Rye Y for active games, live music and a BBQ, culminating in the family fun run.

Race and Fun Run participants are encouraged to register in advance by visiting www.ryeymca.org or stopping by Rye YMCA Member Services at 21 Locust Avenue in Rye.  The first 600 registered runners will receive free t-shirts.  The fee for the 5 mile and 5K race is $25 or $30 the day of the race. The fun run/walk fee is $20. Race day registration starts at 8 am. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Margaret Mead at 967-6363, ext. 403.

The proceeds from the Rye Derby and other fundraising events replenish our Y Cares Fund…and give hope to those who need it most. The Rye Y has made a powerful promise to our community: no-one will be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she can’t pay. In 2014 alone, we awarded over $560,000 in financial assistance to our neighbors in Rye, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Harrison and beyond.