* Updated 11/14/2020: We are excited to welcome back our adult members! Please see our Fitness and Aquatics pages for more information! *


Fitness

November 14, 2020

As the weather gets cooler, we recognize it is getting more challenging for some of our community members to exercise outdoors. Even though the Club has been significantly impacted by the pandemic, we remain committed to providing a safe and positive place for individuals young and old to practice living heathy lifestyles. As such, beginning the week of November 16th we will be launching PHASE 1 RE-OPENING OF THE FITNESS ROOM
 
Due the the square footage of our current fitness room and the state health and safety guidelines for fitness centers, we will need to limit the number of individuals who enter the building and utilize the fitness room. As such, we will continue to freeze monthly fitness memberships until further notice.
 
During this initial re-opening phase, fees will be based on usage; $5 for members (individuals who had an active membership as of March 30, 2020) and $7 for non-members. THIS WILL BE A PILOT PROGRAM as we monitor local health data, continue to follow state guidance and assess the usage/response rate. For individuals who have pre-paid annual memberships, please contact the Club at msalazar@ludlowbgc.org or (413) 583-2072 ext. 113.
 
The re-opening of our fitness room may look a little different than how the Club was operating prior to the closure. The Club is following the health and safety standards outlined by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts to ensure all visitors and staff are safe. 

Here is a list of some of the TERMS & CONDITIONS that members and visitors will need to adhere to:

  • All members and visitors must complete an online health attestation form prior to arriving (but no more than 12 hours in advance). The link can be accessed here.
  • Water fountain is to be used as a refill station only.  Members/visitors must bring their own water bottles.  Drinking from the water fountain is strictly prohibited.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required for all individuals when moving through the room.
  • Social distancing of at least 14 feet is required when using equipment (weights, machines, treadmills, bikes, etc.)  Some equipment may be blocked off or closed to maintain 14 feet of distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be made readily available to disinfect hands and equipment before and after use.
  • Towels will not be provided for use.  Member/visitors must bring their own towel.
Regarding fitness room operations, below is what can be expected:
  • The fitness room will have a max capacity for 4 guest a session.
  • Designated times will be set in 1 hour increments for member use.
  • Members/visitors may only reserve one session per day.
  • Members/Visitors will be allowed into the building by a staff member at the start of the session using the back door of the Club, leading to the second floor.
  • At this time a certified personal trainer will not be readily available during any of the sessions, however a LBGC staff member will be in the fitness room providing supervision.
  • Equipment available for use, cardiovascular equipment (elliptical cross trainer, treadmills, rower, stair stepper, recumbent bike), resistance training machines (Cybex strength equipment), dumbbells, weighted medicine balls, workout bars, etc.
  • Members/visitors are asked to bring their own mat for use.
  • Customized workout plans will be displayed in the fitness room for use member/visitor use.
Click here to reserve your fitness room time!

 

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, we are as anxious as you are 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

November 11, 2020

After navigating through many challenges over the past seven months, we are so happy to share that the pool will be ready to reopen starting the week of November 16th. This will be a phased in approach as we continue to monitor local health data. As such, and due to the limitations of our facility, we will continue to freeze pool and fitness memberships. During this initial reopening phase, fees will be based on usage; $5 for members (individuals who had an active membership as of March 30, 2020) and $7 for non-members. For individuals who have pre-paid annual memberships, please contact the Club at msalazar@ludlowbgc.org or (413) 583-2072 ext. 113.
 
The reopening of our swimming pool may look a little different than how the Club was operating prior to the closure. The Club is following the health and safety standards outlined by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts to ensure all visitors and staff are safe. 

Here is a list of some of the TERMS & CONDITIONS that members and visitors will need to adhere to:

  • All members and visitors must complete an online health attestation form prior to arriving (but no more than 12 hours in advance). The link can be accessed here.
  • Showers are only to be used to rinse prior to swimming.
  • Lockers will not be available for use. Belongings must be brought out to the pool area.
  • To enable proper social distancing, only 4 members will be allowed in the locker room at a time. We ask that members arrive with bathing suit already on to limit time spent in the locker rooms.
  • Water fountains are not to be used. Members/visitors must bring their own water.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required for all individuals and applies to deck areas, bathroom, locker rooms, and wading area. No one should congregate in the water or on the pool deck.

 Regarding swimming pool operations, below is what can be expected:

  • The pool will have all 6 lanes open for lap swim.
  • Designated times will be set in 1 hour increments for member use.
  • 1 member/visitor per lane or a max of 3 individuals if from the same household. Members/guests should be prepared to show proof of same residence.
  • Members/visitors may only reserve one lane per session.

Click here to reserve your lane!

 

 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, we are as anxious as you are 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

As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, the Club remains committed to remaining a positive resource for our town's youngest and oldest citizens to participate in programs and activities that enhances lives, promotes healthy living and helps build GREAT FUTURES.

 

We are excited to announce a series of FREE OPEN GYM SESSIONS for the month of October.

  • HALF COURT reservations will be available Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:45 - 6:30 PM *Max 2 reservations per night

  • QUARTER COURT reservations will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 5:45 - 6:30 PM *Max 4 reservations per night

  • SATURDAY HALF COURT reservations will be available from at 9 am, 10 am and 11 am for 45 min. *Max 2 reservations per time slot

Terms & Conditions:

Safety has and still is our number one priority and thus full cooperation and respect of the following will be required:

  • Participants must bring their own equipment at this time (there will be select YARD GAMES such as corn hole & mesh ping pong that will be made available on M,W & Fri)
  • Participants must be from the same household or max 4 individuals per area
  • Masks are required when entering and leaving the Club and when social distancing is not maintained 
  • Each individual must complete a heath attestation prior to entering the building http://bit.ly/lbgcopengym
  • Social distancing required if not from same household
  • If you cannot make it to your reservation, please notify Matt Thompson at mthompson@ludlowbgc.org as soon as possible to allow others to be taken off the waiting list
  • With limited participation allowed, please be courteous and limit reservations to no more than once per week.
  • Hand sanitizer must be applied prior to entering the gym at entryway
  • Schedule and terms are subject to change 

 

 For questions, please email Matt Thompson at mthompson@ludlowbgc.org