* As we navigate the COVID 19 pandemic, our offerings are evolving. We are currently working on a reopening plan for our Adult programs for fitness and aquatics members. Please see updates and ongoing response plans to COVID-19, under the Information Tab; UPDATED 9/16/2020 *


Fitness

September 16, 2020

Fitness/Aquatics FAQ:

The Club has been significantly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. As we work on our recovery and reopening, there are many factors that need to be assessed including significant health and safety measures that require the Club to shift and in some cases, redesign a new norm for operating.

While this planning and redesigning process takes time and we are anxious as with many of you to reopen our doors. In the meantime, we have created an FAQ below to help our community stay up-to-date on the process.  As this COVID-19 health emergency remains fluid, this FAQ will be updated as needed.

  • Why are other fitness centers and pools open but the Club is not?
    • The Club is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Up until the beginning of September, EEC regulations prohibited individuals other than Club staff, registered youth members and emergency personnel to be on premises. EEC regulations were recently updated to include allowing non-essential visitors on premises but not allowing them to share or enter any child care space. While this update offers more flexibility, the Club needs to reconfigure the space to prevent sharing of entryways, hallways and stairwells.
  • How are other organizations such as the YMCA able to reopen to serve both children and adults but the Club is not?
    • While we cannot speak for other organizations, we recognize the layout of the Club is unique and different from other organizations. Our fitness room is located right alongside several youth program spaces which creates the challenge of shared hallways and exposure between children and non-essential guests. We are exploring options to address this challenge and actively fundraising to support this effort.
  • If there are conflicts with the child care programs, can the fitness room and/or pool be open during days/hours that the child care programs are not operating?
    • We are exploring this as an option but there are two main challenges to overcome:
      • State mandates require fitness facilities to space equipment 14 feet apart. This poses a significant challenge as our fitness room is only 1,200 sq. ft. and would require us to block off much of the equipment.
      • In addition to the physical constraints, there are significant reopening costs that the Club needs to consider. The Club has been committed to being as accessible as possible to our community and thus has historically subsidized membership fees to cover the true costs of operating our fitness and aquatics programs. Due to the pandemic, operating costs have risen while the Club’s fundraising efforts have been impacted. The Club is thinking outside the box and redesigning our program infrastructure to ensure its sustainability.
  • What actions has the Club taken thus far to prepare for reopening?
    • The Club is actively monitoring state mandates as well as the health and safety guidelines for all of our programs. We also leveraged the closure to drain the pool, do a complete acid wash and make some necessary tile repairs. This project was just completed at the end of August.
  • What are the Club’s current priorities and concerns about reopening?
    • The reopening of all of our programs is done safely with all our members and staff in mind.
    • In addition to fundraising, the pool is actively going through a recertification process with the local health department. This is a requirement before we are able to reopen.
    • The community, like many across the Commonwealth are adapting to a new school year with remote learning. This change presented a significant challenge for many working families who are not able to stay home to facilitate learning with their child. The Club made a decision to step up and create a Remote Learning Support Program to provide a safe place for children to go on their remote learning days and enable parents to return to work. This was and continues to be a large undertaking but we felt was necessary and beneficial to families in addition to our community at-large.
  • When does the Club anticipate reopening for fitness and/or aquatics?
    • While we do not have a definitive date to announce, we are diligently working on removing the barriers that are keeping these programs closed. We anticipate reopening the pool first and hope for an early fall welcoming date. We truly regret not being able to be more specific.
    • We will be sharing updates on our website and Facebook page and we will also contact current members individually when a more concrete date is determined.

 

 

 

Contact Fitness Director Mark Hardy with any questions or concerns:
mhardy@ludlowbgc.org
or (413) 583-2072, ext. 127


The Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club is a great place for you and your family to stay in shape throughout the year. The Fitness Room features a selection of cardiovascular training equipment (Elliptical Cross-trainers, Treadmills, Rowers, Stair Stepper, Recumbent and Upright Bikes, Spin Bike), resistance training machines (Cybex Strength Equipment), a Cybex BRAVO Functional Trainer, dumbbells, weighted medicine balls, stability balls, and more. 

Age Requirements:  
Fitness Room: Adult and Teen members ages 14 and up are permitted to use the Fitness Room during all hours of operation.  
Teen members ages 14-17 may use the Fitness Room only after completing a Fitness Room Orientation with the fitness staff.  
Guests must be at least 18 years of age to use the Fitness Center. 
Group Exercise Classes: Members and guests must be at least 14 years of age to attend adult group exercise classes.

Details about our monthly Group Exercise Class Schedule.


Membership

 

Membership Descriptions

Two Adult Family:
Two adults, spouses or partners, and children living in household through age 25.

One Adult Family:
One adult and children living in household through age 25. 

Adult:
One adult age 26 through age 64.

Adult Couple:
Two adults, spouses or partners, age 26 and over living in same household.

Teens:
One teen age 14 through the age of 18.

Senior:
One adult age 65 and over.
Senior Couple:
Two adults, spouses or partners, at least one age 65 and over living in same household.
Young Adult:
One adult age 19 through the age of 25.

 

Full Facility Memberships:

  • Use of the Fitness Room (members age 14-17 with parents only)
  • All Adult fitness/exercise classes free
  • Use of the Pool/ Pool exercise classes free
  • Use of the Gymnasium - see schedule
  • Discounts and priority registration on Youth Athletic, Social Recreation, and Aquatic Programs (Family Memberships - Adult-Only memberships do not receive discounts on any youth programs)

Full Facility
Membership  

1
Month 

3
Months  

12
Months  

1 Year w/Ludlow
resident   discount  
Cost per month
w/Ludlow resident discount
Two Adult Family $83 219 $660 $468 $41.25
One Adult Family $68 $174 $480 $333 $30.00
Adult $65 $165 $444 $333 $27.75
Adult Couple $80 $210 $624 $468 $39.00
Young Adult $50 $120 $432 $243 $27.00
One Senior 65+ $55 $135 $324 $243 $20.25
Senior Couple 65+ $70 $180 $504 $378 $31.50

Teens

(ages 14-18)

$15 $30 $99.60 n/a $n/a

 

Pool Only Memberships:

  • Includes unlimited use of the pool
  • All pool exercise classes free
  • Do not include the following:
  • Game Room, Gymnasium, discounts on youth programs, or special events

Pool Only
Membership  

1
Month  

3
Months  

12
Months  

 1 Year w/Ludlow
resident discount
Cost per month
w/Ludlow resident discount
Two Adult Family $63 $159 $420 $315 $26.25
One Adult Family $48 $114 $360 $270 $22.50
Adult $45 $105 $324 $243 $20.25
Adult Couple $60 $150 $384 $288 $24.00
Young Adult $30 $60 $204 $153 $12.75
One Senior 65+ $35 $75 $264 $198 $16.50
Senior Couple 65+ $50 $135 $324 $243 $20.25

 

Membership Discounts

(Off 12-month membership only)

Ludlow Residents receive a 25% discount with proof of residency.

A 20% membership discount will apply to those who are active in the following:

  • Town of Ludlow Employees
  • Hampden County Sheriff's Department
  • MTA (Massachusetts Teachers Association)
  • United States Postal Workers
  • Veteran Discount (Discharge paperwork or Veteran ID card)
  • Family or Adult with a child currently enrolled in a LBGC Before/ After or Preschool program
Discount Policies:
  • Discounts apply to 12-month memberships only
  • Discounts cannot be combined
  • Discounts are not retroactive
  • Proof required for all discounts

Payment Policies:

  • A one time-join fee of $50.00 for new members and members who do not renew within 30 days of their expiration date
  • Payments can be made in full or by automatic monthly withdrawal with a checking or savings account.
  • First monthly payment is required upon registration.
  • Automatic monthly payments are withdrawn the first Friday of each month*
*A voided check is required for monthly automatic withdrawal.

 


Personal Training

Get into shape with a personal trainer!

There is no better time then now to begin getting in shape.

Anyone can benefit from personal training... Whether you are new to exercise or are looking to improve your golf game, personal training can help you reach your health and fitness goals. Our staff of certified personal trainers will develop a safe, challenging, and effective exercise routine based on your specific goals and abilities. Your personal trainer will support you with the expert knowledge, coaching, and motivation to help you look, feel, and live better!

 

Personal Training can help you...

  • Improve your skills for a specific sport or activity ~ Overcome a fitness plateau
  • Meet your health and fitness goals ~ Stay motivated
  • Develop a healthier and more active lifestyle ~ Prevent injury
  • Learn new exercise techniques ~ Increase your confidence
  • Improve your strength, endurance and flexibility ~ Improve overall health and well-being

Individual Sessions:
(
1 client working with 1 trainer)

Partner Sessions:
(
2 clients working with 1 trainer)

Fitness Members: Fitness Members:
1 Session for $40 3 Session for $150
3 Session for $105 6 Session for $240
6 Session for $180  
Non-Members: Non-Members:
1 Session for $50 3 Session for $210
3 Session for $135 6 Session for $360
6 Session for $240  

* Training packages include an initial consultation, personalized program design, and one-hour supervised training sessions (Minimum age: 14 years old).

To schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation with a personal trainer, contact Fitness Driector Mark Hardy at mhardy@ludlowbgc.org

or Fitness Specialist Laura Ferguson at lferguson@ludlowbgc.org You can also call us (413) 583-2072 ext 127


Aquatics

September 16, 2020

Fitness/Aquatics FAQ:

The Club has been significantly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. As we work on our recovery and reopening, there are many factors that need to be assessed including significant health and safety measures that require the Club to shift and in some cases, redesign a new norm for operating.

While this planning and redesigning process takes time and we are anxious as with many of you to reopen our doors. In the meantime, we have created an FAQ below to help our community stay up-to-date on the process.  As this COVID-19 health emergency remains fluid, this FAQ will be updated as needed.

  • Why are other fitness centers and pools open but the Club is not?
    • The Club is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Up until the beginning of September, EEC regulations prohibited individuals other than Club staff, registered youth members and emergency personnel to be on premises. EEC regulations were recently updated to include allowing non-essential visitors on premises but not allowing them to share or enter any child care space. While this update offers more flexibility, the Club needs to reconfigure the space to prevent sharing of entryways, hallways and stairwells.
  • How are other organizations such as the YMCA able to reopen to serve both children and adults but the Club is not?
    • While we cannot speak for other organizations, we recognize the layout of the Club is unique and different from other organizations. Our fitness room is located right alongside several youth program spaces which creates the challenge of shared hallways and exposure between children and non-essential guests. We are exploring options to address this challenge and actively fundraising to support this effort.
  • If there are conflicts with the child care programs, can the fitness room and/or pool be open during days/hours that the child care programs are not operating?
    • We are exploring this as an option but there are two main challenges to overcome:
      • State mandates require fitness facilities to space equipment 14 feet apart. This poses a significant challenge as our fitness room is only 1,200 sq. ft. and would require us to block off much of the equipment.
      • In addition to the physical constraints, there are significant reopening costs that the Club needs to consider. The Club has been committed to being as accessible as possible to our community and thus has historically subsidized membership fees to cover the true costs of operating our fitness and aquatics programs. Due to the pandemic, operating costs have risen while the Club’s fundraising efforts have been impacted. The Club is thinking outside the box and redesigning our program infrastructure to ensure its sustainability.
  • What actions has the Club taken thus far to prepare for reopening?
    • The Club is actively monitoring state mandates as well as the health and safety guidelines for all of our programs. We also leveraged the closure to drain the pool, do a complete acid wash and make some necessary tile repairs. This project was just completed at the end of August.
  • What are the Club’s current priorities and concerns about reopening?
    • The reopening of all of our programs is done safely with all our members and staff in mind.
    • In addition to fundraising, the pool is actively going through a recertification process with the local health department. This is a requirement before we are able to reopen.
    • The community, like many across the Commonwealth are adapting to a new school year with remote learning. This change presented a significant challenge for many working families who are not able to stay home to facilitate learning with their child. The Club made a decision to step up and create a Remote Learning Support Program to provide a safe place for children to go on their remote learning days and enable parents to return to work. This was and continues to be a large undertaking but we felt was necessary and beneficial to families in addition to our community at-large.
  • When does the Club anticipate reopening for fitness and/or aquatics?
    • While we do not have a definitive date to announce, we are diligently working on removing the barriers that are keeping these programs closed. We anticipate reopening the pool first and hope for an early fall welcoming date. We truly regret not being able to be more specific.
    • We will be sharing updates on our website and Facebook page and we will also contact current members individually when a more concrete date is determined.

 

 

Pool Fitness Class Schedule

 

Adult and Open Swim Cost:

Adults (18+): $ 5.00 per person
Children (2+): $3.00 per person
*SUNDAY SPECIAL* All Resident Swimmers: $1.00
OPEN SWIM: All Ages: Section of the pool made for swimmers.
LAP SWIM: 18+ only: Lanes designated for lap swimmers.


Pool Rules and Regulations

  • Swimming is only permitted when the facility is open and lifeguards are on duty.
  • All persons must shower with water before entering the pool.
  • Personal flotation devices must be Coast Guard approved and used with an adult swimmer within arms length of the swimmer.
  • Infants and persons without bowel control must wear specially designed swim diapers
  • Urinating, spitting, blowing the nose, spouting of water, or depositing foreign matter into the pool is prohibited.
  • Boisterous or rough play, shoulder rides, dunking, and running is prohibited.
  • No jumping or diving is permitted from anywhere in the pool or off the pool deck.
  • Playing or hanging on lane lines and safety buoys is not permitted.
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be permitted.
  • Use of the pool shall be prohibited during an electrical storm.
  • Abusive or profane language will not be tolerated. Swimmers using offensive language, tones, or gestures will lose their swimming privileges.
  • Staff is not responsible for valuables. You are encouraged to bring a lock to secure your personal items in a locker. Locks must be removed daily, if left overnight they will be removed.
  • Anyone under the age 12 must take a swim test.
  • It is mandatory that all children under the age of 12 wear a level identification band.
  • No food or drink in pool area.
  • All training equipment including kickboards, buoys, gloves, etc. are to be used only by adults or during supervised instruction.
  • Swim suit and towel are required in order to swim. No shorts and/or tee shirts will be permitted.
  • Any child 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Any child under the age 6 must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Parent must remain within arms reach.
  • No cell phone use in locker rooms.

Patrons must obey and respect the lifeguards at all times. All rules must be followed. In case of violation of any of these rules, patrons will be asked to leave the pool.



Open Gym

 

Gym Schedule

 

BASIC GROUND RULES:

 - Games will played up to 9 or 11 points straight up. If there is no one waiting to play, the game can be played to 15.

 - If there are players waiting, they must be given first opportunity to play in the next game. If you just played and lost a game, you must wait again to play unless there are not enough players and you are being used to fill a squad.

 - When filling a squad with players who just played, to be fair, they should shoot and make a match to determine who gets to stay on court.

 - To determine what group of 5 gets 'next game', a captain is determined in the order that they show up to the gym and claims his/her 4 other players

 - As a team gets knocked out, any team/group of players that have been waiting will get on the court before they can get back on.

Any questions, please contact Athletic Director Matt Thompson: mthompson@ludlowbgc.org