More Kidz Gym Hours!
The Jamerson YMCA is a wonderful resource for the Lynchburg community. We love the friendliness and professionalism of the employees, the beauty and cleanliness of the facility, the creativity of the classes and instructors, and the state of the art Kidz Gym facilities.
Unfortunately, we as homeschool moms feel that we are unable to fully take advantage of the resources offered by the Jamerson, due to the limited Kidz Gym hours. The child care room is a wonderful place for babies and preschoolers, but many of us homeschool our children into elementary and middle school, and by necessity and design they participate in whatever we moms do during the day. In many cases, we depend on the Jamerson for our own AND our children's healthy activity and exercise throughout the week. It is often frustrating that we are restricted to attending classes and using gym facilities only during the few late afternoon hours when Kidz Gym is open. This frequently conflicts with dinner, naptimes of younger siblings, and other extra-curricular activities. This frustration has even on occasion led to some of us cancelling a family membership simply because we felt that our whole family was unable to fully benefit.
Since the membership at the Jamerson (and the wider community of the Lynchburg area) contains such a high population of homeschool families whose access to the gym resources are limited by the Kidz Gym hours, we ask that you consider offering extended hours and/or exercise programs and classes specifically targeting children of elementary and middle school ages. We feel that this would greatly enhance the experience of a significant percentage of the current Jamerson YMCA family and future members.