* 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, 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.


Boot Camp

This high-intensity total body workout will maximize your strength and stamina. Boot Camp incorporates cardiovascular and plyometric drills as well as muscular conditioning exercises set to the beat of high-intensity music.  Push-ups, sit-ups, jump rope and calisthenics – anything and everything is fair game in this complete workout.  30 minutes  

Tuesdays & Fridays, 5:45-6-15pm

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)

Instructor: Laura Ferguson


Chair Strength

Chair Strength is for those who have limited mobility, stability and is easy on the joints.  This class utilizes dumbbells, medicine balls, resistance bands and your own body weight to build overall core strength to help make everyday life a little easier. 30 min

Mondays, 9:45-1045a

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)

Instructor: Mark Hardy

 

 


Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing is a power-packed cardiovascular workout infused with intense kickboxing moves and performed to high-energy and motivating music! Each full body workout consists of a warm up, higher paced intervals, easy to follow punching and kickboxing combinations, kickboxing-specific strength/endurance training, and a cool down designed to maximize results and have fun at the same time!
All fitness levels welcome.

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Sundays, 8:30-9:30am

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)

Instructor: Mary Howell


Zumba

Zumba® is a fun and effective ‘dance-party’ fitness class, with easy to follow dance steps set to the tune of Latin and International music. The routine features aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms for an effective aerobic workout that also tones and sculpts the body. You don’t need any previous dance experience to enjoy this class... The dance moves are repeated often enough for you to catch on and they're not complicated.   Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. It is a 'feel happy' workout.  60 minutes

Mondays, 6:00-7:00PM

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)


Zumba Toning

Zumba® Zumba Toning blends body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-burning, strength training dance fitness party.  Using lightweight, maraca-like Zumba Sticks, this class enhances rhythm, builds strength and tones all areas of the body. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast!  60 minutes

Saturdays, 8:30-9:30AM

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)

Instructor: Lizz Pearson


Strength Class

Strength Class uses movements you see in everyday life (squats, deadlifts, presses, and carries) to provide you with a total body workout. This class utilizes equipment such as medicine balls, free weights & more! It focuses on functional training with the goal of improving balance, coordination, muscular strength/endurance and core strength.  40-45 minutes

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:00AM
Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00-9:30AM

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)


TRX

 The TRX Suspension Trainer:

  • Delivers a fast, effective total-body workout
  • Helps build a rock-solid core Increases muscular endurance
  •  Benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors)
  • By utilizing your own bodyweight, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines

Tuesdays, 8:45-9:30AM
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15AM

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)

Instructor: Mary Howell/ Mark Hardy


Pilates

Pilates consists of a combination of exercise based on the concepts of Joseph Pilates. This workout includes a series of mat exercises that will increase your flexibility, strength, and muscular endurance. Special emphasis is placed on strengthening the body's core (the abdominal, low back, and hip musculature). Pilates improves your posture, coordination, and circulation as well as your mental and physical well-being. 60 minutes

Mondays, 8:30-9:30AM
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30AM


Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)

Instructor: Mary Howell


Mat Science

Mat Science is a progressive series of exercises that will increase strength, flexibility and balance of the entire body.  The exercises are derived from classic disciplines of Pilates and Yoga.  The focus of the class is on mindful movement, core stabilization technique and unified body movements.  Mat Science is a low-intensity, calorie-burning workout that sculpts your body slim.  60 minutes

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)

Instructor: Valerie


Yoga

Experience the rich benefits of yoga with this therapeutic and balanced practice.  This class teaches participants to become aware of proper alignment, reduce stress and find focus in both body and soul.  Students can increase flexibility and strength while deepening their relationship with their inner self.  Basic yoga postures will be taught with an emphasis on meditation and breathing.  Join the exciting world of yoga that treats one with care and respect.  60-75 minutes.

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15PM
Thursdays, 9:00-10:15AM
Sundays,  10:00-11:15AM

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)

Instructors: Laura Mushenko & Kerry Ouimette


Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba® is the "pool party" workout for all ages.
This safe, effective, and challenging water-based workout integrates the Zumba® formula and philosophy into traditional aqua fitness disciplines. Aqua Zumba® is low-impact, cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and fun, making it a great class for all fitness levels.

SUMMERS ONLY
Mondays, starting July 1st - 7:30-8:15AM


Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per class
OR 5-Classes for $35 (Fitness Class Punch Card)
Teens ages 14-17: $5 per class to drop-in

Instructor: Lizz Pearson