YMCA of Greater Erie

“The Rebich Investments Downtown Showdown” 3 -on-3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament

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Held annually, this tournament is for all – boys, girls, men and women grades 1 and up with 12 different divisions.  Click here for more information.

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

30-20-10

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Every class is something different, and you never know what you’re going to get!  With 30 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of muscle toning, and 10 minutes of ab training, you’ll get a little bit of everything and a great workout every time!  Modifications will be provided.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Active Older Adult Fitness

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A variety of programs designed specifically for the older adult. Includes cardio-respiratory fitness walking with exercise. Increase strength, flexibility, balance and joint mobility. See the Front Desk for current schedule.

View Schedule for: Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Adult and Teen Karate

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A Certified Black Belt level instructor guides you through the various levels of body control, technique and responsibility. For ages 13 and up.

View Schedule for: County Y

Adult Co-Ed 6s Competitive Volleyball

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An exciting and competitive league that will give your team a challenge. The league consists of eight or 12 weeks of play plus playoffs. All teams make playoffs and the championship team gets t-shirts. Fall, Winter & Spring Sessions. Cost: $270/team for fall session(12 weeks); $180/team for winter & spring sessions (8 weeks).

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

Adult Co-Ed 6s Rec Volleyball

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An exciting league for adults looking to enjoy some time with their friends in a non-competitive environment. Great for players looking to learn the game of volleyball or “polish” up their skills. The league consists of eight or 12 weeks of play plus playoffs. All teams make playoffs and the championship team gets t-shirts. Fall, Winter & Spring Sessions. Cost: $270/team for fall session (12 weeks); $180/team for winter & spring sessions (8 weeks).

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

Adult Conditioning Swim Class

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Whether you are preparing for an athletic event or simply want to work swimming into your workout routine, this 45-minute class can help you meet your goals.  Class  held by certified instructor with training experience.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Adult Pickleball Courts

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Pickleball is a racket sport which combines elements of badmitton, tennis, and table tennis. Fun for all ages.

Glenwood open Pickleball courts 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Don’t worry about a partner. We partner as we play. We have paddles or you can bring your own.

Eastside open Pickleball courts 11a.m.-1p.m Monday & Wednesday starting January 12th, 2015.  One court is designated for beginner/intermediate players and another for advanced players.  Pickleball is pick-up, so any can show up and get playing time.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Adult Racquetball League

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Dust off those racquets because we are bringing back one of our most popular leagues!  Our new racquetball league will consist of 8 Round-Robin Games and the player with the most  points at the end of 8 weeks will win the league.

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

Adult Soccer – CoEd (Futsal Indoor) & Women’s

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Whether you’ve never played and want to try it, played all your life and want to continue or haven’t played in quite some time… we’ve got a division for you!  The YMCA, in conjunction with Gannon University, is able to offer a variety of soccer leagues – there’s a division for everyone!

Being an adult league, all participants must be at least 18 years of age to play.  All YMCA programs are recreationally-based, but we do encourage competitiveness as long as it’s within the limits of sportsmanship and respects the game itself.

The league is played on Sundays.  Indoors is played at the Eastside YMCA in the full gymnasium and outdoor is played at McConnell Family Stadium on the campus of Gannon University (turf field).

If you’ve never played before, come see why Soccer is nationally called “The Most Beautiful Game on Earth”.  With any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Sports Coordinator, Corey Wolff, by e-mail or calling 814-580-6703.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Ballroom Dance

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Taught at a comfortable pace, this Y class is a great alternative to traditional group exercise.  A variety of dance styles are offered throughout the year including Latin, Swing and Ballroom.

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Beginner Hustle a fast, lively dance with lots of turns is for students who have never danced the hustle before or for all who want to improve their hustle dancing skill.  No partner needed.   Register by calling  868-0867 or stop by the Membership Desk.

$50 – Members/ $60 – Non-Members.  Space is limited.

 

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y

Basic & Brief

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10 weeks to a better you. Try this 40 minute, beginner-exerciser program two to three times weekly utilizing the Technogym equipment. Before and after internal/external measurements.

View Schedule for: County Y, Glenwood Y

Beginner Hustle Dance Lessons

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Hustle is a very exciting and energetic dance with the flexibility to look elegant and graceful, sultry and intimate, or funky and fun. It shares patterns and concepts with Salsa, including numerous wrap and turn patterns. More applicable and popular than ever, our curriculum focuses on a modern Hustle which is the contemporary evolution of the partner dance first popularized in the 1970’s.

The styling, movement, and musicality have evolved to reflect the latest music and trends. It also has options to travel and float on the dance floor like Waltz and Foxtrot. It’s danced to a syncopated rhythm creating a unique pulse perfect for pop, disco, jazz, and techno tunes. This powerful social dance can really make you stand out on the dance floor. Hustle is useful for regular dance parties such as weddings/receptions, live music night at the bar, charity events, etc.

 

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Beginner Waltz Dance Lessons

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Waltz is as relevant and useful today as it has been for over a century. It’s perfect for classics, as well as many of today’s pop, country, jazz, and even rock ballads. There are a surprising number of contemporary songs that use a Waltz rhythm. Along with Foxtrot, it is a common choice for wedding dances and is popular with social dancers all over the world. Waltz music is recognized by its ¾ rhythm, meaning musical phrases are counted in six beats rather than the usual eight.

An elegant and graceful slow dance that glides across the floor, it can be intimate and romantic or formal and grand. Learning to Waltz will improve your posture, poise, balance, frame, and control.

 

View Schedule for: Camp Sherwin

Belly Dancing Class

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Each culture has its own style of dance. The way the music flows and the body moves depends on the culture it originates from. The dance can be social, religious, celebratory or supportive.  Program held throughout the year at the County Y and during the spring and summer at YMCA Camp Sherwin.

View Schedule for: County Y

Boot Camp

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An intense military style workout. 60 minutes of grueling instruction on abdominal and calisthenics work. Plus stair runs, “dock” runs, track running with sprints and intervals of pull ups and dips. Some classes include suspension training. Class ends with strength training focused on the upper body.   Instructor led class with exercise variations for all fitness levels.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Bootcamp Gold

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In this class you’ll learn age-appropriate circuit and strength training drills & imaginative ways to integrate interval training into your workout.  You will build stamina, and strength, blast fat, optimize cardio-respiratory fitness, and minimize stress of exercise on aging joints.  Note: Class appropriate for beginner bootcamp participants & older active adults.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

BOSU

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Strength and core conditioning class which incorporates the half-ball/half-platform device. Class led by instructor and exercise modifications given for various fitness levels.

View Schedule for: County Y

Brunches

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An opportunity to sit down and share a meal with friends and Y members. Bring a dish to share, and a guest for free. Brunches are offered every other month, sign up at front desk.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Cardio Circuit

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This class is designed for beginners and returning exercisers. It blends cardio, strength of core muscles and flexibility to complete the circuit.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Cardio Dance

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This class is a high energy cardiovascular infused group workout which combines top 40 music and many current styles of dance. Join in on the fun and energizing calorie burning workout! No experience necessary!

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Cardio Shred

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A Jillian Michaels inspired style workout that mixes weight training with cardio bursts.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Chisel

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Class provides several different workout varieties to accomplish a total body workout by use of the weight bar, dumbbells and body weight.  Combines strength and core conditioning.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Choga/Chair Yoga

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A gentle form of yoga in a chair or standing using a chair for balance.  Advocates of this practice claim this type of yoga can reduce high blood pressure & anxiety, alleviate symptoms of chronic fatigue, arthritis, MS, carpal tunnel, clinical depression and chronic pain.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Circuit City

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A high intensity interval class designed to push your body to the limit. You will use all of your muscle groups allowing for little rest in between. Not for beginners. Not for beginners.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Combo Classes

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Can’t decide on a workout? Now you don’t have to! This class will break up the routine by giving you 30 minutes of “this and 30 minutes of “that”. Come to one or both, the choice is yours. All levels.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Connect With Your Inner Goddess

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connectThis class will both calm and empower women through yoga and creative movement.

Aromatherapy and candle light will set the serene ambience  of the room, peaceful meditation, breathing exercises, strengthening poses and movements will help bring out your inner goddess.

 

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

County Y Blue Dolphins Swim Team

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Participants have an opportunity to swim in a competitive environment.  The swim team competes locally with the opportunity to advance to district, state and national events.  Everybody swims, everybody wins.  Winter session runs October to March, summer session runs June-July.

To access the County Blue Dolphins web site, click here>>

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CPR/AED And First Aid Certification Classes

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The American Safety and Health Institute CPR/AED and first aid certification classes are available to individuals who have never been certified or whose certification has expired. Classes offered throughout the year.

Click here for the 2016 schedule and registration information.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Eastside Family YMCA Swim Team

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Every kid has swimming abilities – there’s a little Michael Phelps in each of them.  Help yours find their swimming potential through the Eastside Family Y Swim Team!  Swimmers of all ages and abilities participate in our 150 + member Swim Team.  Led by caring coaches, we emphasize personal improvement through stroke technique and training, a strong work ethic and team work through competitive swimming. The swim team competes locally with the opportunity to advance to district, state and national events.   For more information, click here.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Essential/Beginner Yoga

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This accessible class moves at a moderate pace introducing traditional yoga postures that focus on the structural alignment of the physical body.  This practice strengthens and releases the body organically, uniting body, mind and spirit for health and well-being.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Family Fitness Classes

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Families with kids 9 & up exercise together in the Comfort Zone. Cardio/Strength work out uses machines such as bikes, recumbent steppers, treadmills and strength machines. Classes are one hour long and registration is required.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Fit Club Mash Up

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Circuits of body conditioning and resistance training using high-intensity aerobics while targeting strength building and muscular endurance. This class allows each individual to work at their respective fitness levels, challenging a variety of heart rate zones and muscle groups for a full cardio & strength workout. Not for beginners.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Functional Water Fitness

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Class is designed to teach fitness, improving participant’s efficiency of movement and ability to perform day to day activities more easily.  Keeps participant’s mind and body healthy through a series of exercises and games mimicking daily activities.  All exercises have modifications to accommodate varying degrees of fitness, complications from illness or chronic conditions.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Gentle Yoga

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Whether you are new to yoga or looking to revitalize your practice, this class provides you with the tools & inspiration you need to make yoga, and its benefits a regular part of your life.  Kripali trained teacher.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Golf Lessons

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The lessons will cover the basic skills for beginners or focus on skills to improve you game (drive, irons, and putting).

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Group Fitness Classes

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There is something for every “body” at the Y. From cardio to resistance training to mind/body classes are available to meet every interest and level: Water Fitness (summer only), Yoga, Pilates, Strength & Tone Classes, Kick Boxing, Step, Low Impact, Silver Sneakers & Silver & Fit, Zumba, Bosu and more.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Healthy Back Aquatics Program

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Program is for individuals to learn how to exercise in the water to reduce back pain when it occurs and prevent painful back problems. Held in warm water pool.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Healthy Family Home

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Every family can be a healthy family. By focusing your family’s efforts to live healthier around the Y’s pillars of a healthy family home and taking small steps using the information and tools we provide, your family will soon be feeling stronger and living healthier.

Healthy Family Home is a virtual program offered by the YMCA of the USA.  Click here for additional resources including a newsletter and a Healthy Family Home Starter Kit

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Healthy Rewards Program

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The Downtown Y Healthy Rewards Program allows members to earn points that are redeemable for prizes… All just for exercising!  The Healthy Rewards Program is FREE to members.  Click Here For More Information.  Click Here for the Prize List

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High Intensity Interval Training

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This class incorporates hand weights, stretch bands and the BOSU for maximum calorie burn.  Class is instructor led and variations of exercises for all fitness levels.

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Insanity

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Are you up for the challenge? Prepare to see insane results with Max Interval Training. This class will keep your body working at maximum capacity throughout the entire workout of athletic and plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance & core training. You will keep pushing your limits – so your body has to adapt. It’s time to dig deep! Class led by instructor and exercise modifications provided for all fitness levels.

View Schedule for: Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Integral Yoga

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Combines gentle yet invigorating asanas, pranayama, meditation and chanting to help maintain optimum health and harmony for the body, mind and spirit.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Introduction to Meditation

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In this dynamic class, you will learn effective concentration techniques, how to sit comfortably, the benefits of meditation and how to begin a daily practice.  Come and discover the inner peace and joy within you.  Led by Robert Brandt.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

JUMPSTART Wellness Program

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JUMPSTART is a new approach to wellness that involves specialized classes, personal training sessions and lots of support!

12 Weeks of JUMPSTART includes:

  • 3 Specialized Classes Each Week
  • 1 Personal Training Session Each Week (That’s a $300 Value)

Program Begins with Initial Health Assessments the Week of May 23rd.
Members:  $100  Non Members:  $200

JUMPSTART

For More Information, Contact Monica Olesnanik at 877-3716 or molesnanik@ymcaerie.org

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

KAY Yoga/ Kidding Around Yoga

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Come and join our Certified KAY (Kidding Around Yoga) instructors for these new and exciting Kids Yoga classes. KAY is designed to motivate children to be active, build confidence, develop mindfulness, and help them manage the spectrum of emotions children experience. A typical Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) class incorporates singing, jogging, limbo-ing, dancing, games and so much more.  KAY is free for YMCA members and open to the public for a class fee at Glenwood only.  Registration is required and is limited.  Call Glenwood at 868-0867.  No registration required at the Eastside Y.

 

View Schedule for: Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Kickboxing

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Cardiovascular workout combining boxing, kicking and extreme power moves.  Class instructor led and offers variations for all fitness levels.

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Koffee Klatch

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Small informational programs covering different topics. They are offered every other month.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Krazy for Kettlebells

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Join the Kettlebell craze as you squat, lift, lunge & push your way through this head to toe workout using a kettlebell. All levels.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Lake Erie Swim Challenge

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Start 2017 off by Conquering Mother Nature’s Lap Pool.

Sign up for The Downtown Y’s Indoor Lake Erie Swim Challenge.

It’s easy:

  • Register at The Front Desk by December 28th, 2016
  • Swim 24.3 Miles between January 2nd and April 15th
  • Receive victory t-shirt and bragging rights

$20 for Members

For more information, please contact Jeanne Moss at 452-3261 Ext 274 or mmoss@ymcaerie.org.

 

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

LesMills Classes

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With a LESMILLS™ workout you’re not just exercising, you’re joining something bigger than yourself. You’ll gain the energy of the group effect as one of our certified instructors guides you through a motivating workout set to chart-topping music. You’ll fall in love with fitness and change your life.  Classes offered at the Downtown Y and UPMC Hamot include BODYSTEP™  BODYPUMP™,  BODYCOMBAT ™ and CXWORX™.

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

Lifeguard Course

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This certification course is designed to give participants basic skills and knowledge to be a lifeguard in the pool, lake, river, surf and waterparks. This comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems and take action to help those in danger. Participants must be 16 years old before the completion of the course.  A prerequisite swim is required.  Register Online>>

View Schedule for: Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Line Dance

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Grab your BFF for a dance party to learn many of today’s popular line dances to R&B, Hip-Hop & Country hits. You’ll be leading the dance party this wedding season.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Master Swim Team

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Come and swim coached workouts with other adult swimmers. This Adult Masters Swim Team will be coached by one of our aquatics staff who is qualified and experienced in swimming. Each workout will be new and challenging. Each class we will work on various skills including: Stroke Technique, Endurance, Speed, and Strength. You must be 18 or older to participate.

The team will compete in The Allegheny Mountain YMCA/YWCA Masters Swimming Association.  Meets are held once or twice a month beginning in September and ending in April with a Championship meet.

This is a US Masters Swimming program so there is a nominal $10 yearly membership fee for
Y members and $90 yearly membership fee for non-members.  As a member of the team you can attend any or all of the meets. There is a $7.00 meet fee for the meet(s) you wish to attend. You must compete in 3 regular season meets to be eligible to attend the Championship Meet.

For more information contact Jeanne Moss at the Downtown YMCA at 452-3261 (Ext. 274)

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

Maximize Your Membership Wellness Coaching

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MEMBER ONLY benefit offered FREE with your Y membership. One size does not fit all! Individualized fitness training is just one component of this holistic program. We include spirit, mind and body components in the program and it is designed for the beginner exerciser. Our team of Wellness Coaches are all certified as YMCA of the USA Personal Training Instructors.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Meditation: A Course in Miracles

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Come listen to a discussion on what it takes to live a life of abundant peace and joy.  The teachings of  “A Course in Miracles” show us how this is possible.  The goal of this class is to use the support of these ancient teachings, meditation and energy healing to speed up the process of spiritual awakening for everyone.”

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Mixed Martial Arts

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The YMCA teams up with Lund Martial Arts Academy.  When you tell them you are a YMCA of Greater Erie member, you’ll get three classes, your uniform and your belt for FREE!

With a flexible class schedule and locations in Millcreek and Harborcreek, Lund Martial Arts Academy prides themselves on expert instruction for kids 5+, teens and adults.

Plus, they’ll donate $50 to the Y’s annual scholarship campaign for membership and programs when you sign-up for any program afterwards!

Register by calling 833-2800 (Millcreek) or 899-9200 (Harborcreek) and mention the promo code “YMCA815”.  Learn more about Lund Martial Arts Academy at www.LundMartialArts.com.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Nia

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NIA fuses elements of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts to create an invigorating, empowering form of exercise for people of all levels of fitness and walks of life.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Older Adult Fitness Assessments

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Offered throughout the year. Nine tests to evaluate balance, agility, flexibility, walking endurance, and strength. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Contact the Membership Desk for more information.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Outdoor Bootcamp

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Tired of the indoor workout routine?  Then take your workout outside and get some fresh air with our 8 week outdoor bootcamp.  Bootcamp is offered twice a week with two sessions available, morning and evening.  Cost is $35 members; $75 non-members. Registration is required.  For more information click here

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

P.L.A.Y. Youth Basketball League

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This 8 week + playoffs youth basketball league is for boys and girls grades 1-6. This competitive league will be focused on developing basketball fundamentals while allowing the kids to experience healthy competition in a safe and fun environment. All games will be at the YMCA of Greater Erie Downtown Branch and will have an assigned referee and scorekeeper. The league fee is $45.00/student. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Next league begins in January 2017.

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

P90X Live

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P90X Live is a total-body workout that will keep your body guessing, and transforming, with a variety of strength-training moves, cardio conditioning, and core work.  You’ll tone strong, lean muscle and bust through any plateau that stands in your way! Be ready to Bring it!

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Page Turners Book Club

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Engage with Others and Exercise Your Mind. Stimulate your mind and share your passion for reading at the Y’s Book Club.  Join a group of readers to participate in a fun and lively discussion of the groups selected book. This group meets monthly.

December Book of the Month is:  Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brownboys

Thursday, December 8th  11:30am
Glenwood Park Y – Fun & Fit Room
Free and Open to the Community

 

 

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Parkinson’s Disease Water Class

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This program is designed specifically for participants diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  Our instructors will take you though a 45 minute water class working on range of motion of the joints and muscles, balance and flexibility.  This class will take place in our 88 degree small pool.  The first class will start early with an orientation to help with first time jitters as our staff takes you on a tour of the pool area and locker rooms and answers any questions you may have.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Peaceful Living Series

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Dr. Brian Myers and Dr. Kris Nelson lead this monthly series to help you learn to express inner peace, well-being, love and health. Discussion group based on Attitudinal Healing.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Pilates/ Pilates for Golfing

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A combination of stretching and strengthening, this class will improve your flexibility and core muscle strength while also focusing on proper body alignment, breathing, and relaxation. (Pilates for Golfing is designed specifically with the golfer in mind) Appropriate for all levels of fitness.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Play & Learn

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You and your child’s caregivers are their first “teachers”.  At Play & Learn, Y staff will show how your child learns through play and active engagement through our everyday activities like running errands, emptying the dishwasher, sorting laundry and preparing dinner.  We’ll share oodles of learning ideas for at home and on the go.

Play & Learn is a FREE preschool like program that child and caregiver attend together and includes songs and 13 learning centers from books to puzzles, to listening and dress up – all that reinforce learning in preparation for Kindergarten.  Snack is also provided.

Play & Learn is free and open to children ages 6 weeks-5 years old and their caregiver -relative or friend. Registration begins Aug. 15. Click below links for required forms AND visit the Eastside Family Y, 2101 Nagle Road, to register in person.  Class runs 36 weeks throughout the school year on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.- 12p.m. from Sept. 13-June 1.  For more information, call 899-9622.

Program held at Boys & Girls Club, 1515 East Lake Road

Download flyer in Espanol.

Caregiver Demographic Form
Child Demographic Form
Consent Form
Enrollment Survey
Evaluation Information

 

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Polar BodyAge™ Fitness Assessments

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A fitness assessment that compares your chronological age to your BodyAge. It will tell you where you are today and your obtainable BodyAge. Your Y Wellness Coach will work with you to develop a program to build a healthier you. Included in your Y membership. Contact the Membership Desk to schedule your appointment.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y

Power Yoga

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Power Yoga is a strength building yoga class that incorporates core power with concentration.  Develop your mind & body together, merging movement and stillness.  Not for beginners.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Pranic Healing

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This practice accelerates the healing process through cleaning and increasing the life force on affected areas of the body.  Free and  open to the public.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Prenatal Yoga

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This class offers a holistic approach for you and your baby.  It helps strengthen the uterus, the pelvic muscles, and ease many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, varicose veins, swelling and back pain.  Registration is required. Fee for members and non-members.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Pump It/Shape-Up

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This class is an anything goes strength and toning class.  Depending on instructor and available equipment, we’ll use barbells, hand weights, resistance bands, stability ball and medicine ball.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: County Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Qi Qong

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The art of Qi Qong consists primarily of the physical movement, meditation, relaxation, mind/body integration and breathing exercises.  Sessions offered generally the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday of the month from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Open to the community.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Recovery Yoga

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Recovery Yoga is a yogic support group for all those on a path to heal physically as well as mentally.  All those who suffer and choose to recover from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, alcoholism, and addiction are welcome. First half of class is a group discussion and the second half is yoga.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Reiki Treatment Clinic

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Receive a 15-minute hands-on Reiki energy treatment from certified practitioners.  Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique which reduces pain and stress and also promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.  There are no side-effects; you just feel wonderful!  Walk-ins only; no advance appointments.  Reiki Treatment Clinics are typically held the third Friday of every month.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Reiki/Energy Healing Basics

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Introductory class exploring the differences between Reiki and other styles of energy healing.  Give and receive hands-on energy healing under the supervision of a Reiki Master/Teacher, no experience necessary.  Held the First Friday of every month.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Rep Reebok/Rep Reebok Plus

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This workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls.  This class stresses muscular endurance, muscular strength, power and reactive training.  Suitable for all levels.

During  Rep Reebok Plus we add short bursts of calorie burning movements throughout the class.

 

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Restorative Yoga

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A practice that helps to reduce the effects of chronic stress.  It simulates and soothes the organs by providing a complete supportive environment for total relaxation.

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Restore, Reflect & Energize

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Be reminded of the importance of the inner journey to enhancing health and alleviating stress through reflection, practicing meditation, affirmations, mudras, yoga nidra, and guided imagery.  This class will bring alert attention and mindfulness.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Shallow Water Fitness

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The water fitness/aerobics program was developed for the YMCA by Mary E. Sanders, PhD. The exercises are performed primarily in a vertical position in shallow water.  Water resistance creates an environment that improves cardiovascular conditioning; strength and endurance; and flexibility and balance.  Classes will be in one of three formats: Regular Aerobics will work through all of the shallow water moves; Dance & Fun will incorporate elements of different dance forms and games designed to challenge dynamic balance; Cardio Intervals will challenge members’ strength and endurance.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

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Silver & Fit Fitness Program

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The Erie Y is a participating fitness facility in the Silver & Fit Fitness Program – a program designed to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education.  Silver & Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans. Learn more at www.SilverandFit.com.  Programs are offered year-round at the County, Downtown, Eastside Family and Glenwood Park Ys.  Programs offered in the spring and summer at Camp Sherwin.

View Schedule for: Camp Sherwin, County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

SilverSneaker Fitness Program

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Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills.  Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance and a chair is used for seated and /or standing support.   Your SilverSneakers membership is offered to you at little or no cost through your health plan.  Learn more at www.silversneakers.com.  Schedules available at Front Desk.

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SilverSneakers Classic

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Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

SilverSneakers Yoga

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SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Splash Circuit

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This class is a shallow water class that blends cardio and muscular strength exercises into a series of progressions designed to challenge participants.  Classes begin with a warm-up then proceed into the circuit which is a series of alternating cardio and strength exercises.  A cool down and stretching complete class.  This format brings freshness and fun to participant’s aqua-training.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Sporties for Shorties

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Sporties for Shorties is a new spin on a classic program at the Eastside Family Y.  Formerly, Mighty Mites, Sporties for Shorties is a 10-week class which offers lessons in sports such as soccer, basketball, floor hockey and t-ball and includes a weekly swim lesson.  Cost is $25 for members and $75 for non-members.

View Schedule for: Camp Sherwin, Eastside Y

Sports Yoga (Yoga for Athletes)

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An athletically specific approach to yoga that brings focus to the alignment of the body, breath and core.  Utilizing proper breathing mechanics and awareness that engages the body, this class will emphasize improvement in power and range of motion to enhance performance all while integrating therapeutic results for the modern athlete.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Suspension Training Class

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Certified Personal Trainer, Justin Weed, will lead you through strength building exercises utilizing suspension equipment.  This class will have access to state of the art equipment provided by Iroquois Elementary School and takes place at Iroquois Elementary at 4231 Morse St., Erie, PA 16511.

Cost is $20 Members & $40 Non-members.  Registration is required.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Triathalon Training Program

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JUST TRI IT is a 12 week training program to inspire people to get healthy and fit. This program is open to all levels (novice to advanced) and provides participants the opportunity to train for a triathlon in a fun, challenging and non-intimidating environment.

Program Includes:  Training Schedule, Saturday Training Class (7am-8am) and monthly seminars on nutrition, injury prevention and triathlon fundamentals.

Next JUST TRI It Program – Jan 2017; Registration Fees & Dates TBA.

For more information, please contact Monica Olesnanik at 877-3716 or molesnanik@ymcaerie.org

View Schedule for: Downtown Y

TRX Suspension Training

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Original, best-in-class work-out system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. Delivers a fast, effective, total bodywork out that builds core, increases muscular endurance and benefits people of all fitness levels.

View Schedule for: County Y

TurboKick

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A full body workout consists of a sport specific warm-up, higher paced intervals, easy to follow combinations, kickboxing specific strength/endurance training and mind/body-like cool-down. Work at your own pace class; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Vinyasa

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Vinyasa is a moving yoga practice which links one asana or pose to the next, through the breath.  Vinyasa helps to orchestrate a balance of strength and flexibility within the body, merging movement and stillness. This class is stimulating and heat-building.  Previous yoga practice recommended.

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Water Boot Camp

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This class meets in the shallow end of the large pool navel to nipple depth. This is the ultimate workout for total body fitness. A  combination of cardio and muscle strength and endurance exercises are used. Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications. Held at Glenwood.

At the Eastside Y suit up for our Water Boot Camp class. This 60-minute class is everything BUT your grandma’s water fitness class.

We combine a sequence of movements designed to get your heart pumping, build strength and endurance and improve your body compostion from head to toe.  This class is coreographed to today’s popular music.

Grab your suit,  towel and your bestie for Water Boot Camp on Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:00pm

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Weight Watchers

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Connect with a great support network by participating in Weight Watchers® at the Y! Our Weight Watchers® group is an opportunity to “buddy-up” with others, gather resources about nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. You can lean on your trained Meeting leader, who has been in your shoes.

Members who attend a minimum of 11 meetings earns a free month of YMCA membership (one awarded annually per household).

Cost is $156 for 12 weeks.  Pre-payment is required at time of registration and can be made in full or in three equal installments.  Program includes group meeting and 14 weeks of free Essential etools and 24/7 chat.  Program fees are established by Weight Watchers®.

Join at any time.  A minimum of 15 participants are required by Weight Watchers®.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Wellness Center & Program Orientation

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Included in your Y membership is a one-on-one appointment with Y staff. Y staff will demonstrate proper use of the cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, orientate you to the free weight room and/or group exercise classes. Contact the Membership Desk to schedule your orientation.

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Wellness for Life

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wellness-for-life-btnFor many people, the transition to survivorship serves as strong motivation to make positive lifestyle change. Although cultivating healthy habits is a good idea for anyone, it is survivors are often at higher risk for developing other health problems as a result of their cancer treatment.  Healthy behaviors can help survivors regain or build strength, reduce the severity of side effects, reduce the risk of developing secondary cancers or other health issues, and enjoy life more.

The journey at the Regional Cancer Center incorporates a focus on mind-body-spirit well-being from the day  you walk through the doors.  They are committed to integrating wellness components into your care and treatment.  They want you to feel empowered and to regain a sense of control over your cancer.

Research shows that by integrating physical activity, proper nutrition and mind-body-spirit awareness, you can feel better and reduce the side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, depression, anxiety, fatigue and weight gain.

In keeping with RCC’s mission of providing comprehensive care with a commitment to optimal quality of life for patients and families, RCC has partnered with the Glenwood Park Y to offer supportive, holistic classes in a nurturing and spacious environment.

The classes will be taught by expert fitness professionals and will be offered to cancer survivors and caregivers only, completely free of charge.

Click here for a complete list of classes included within the Wellness for Life program.

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Wellness Series for Veterans

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YOGA –Thursdays at 10 a.m. @ BLOOM Collaborative – 138 East 26th Street:fitness_yogaEach class emphasizes emotional healing at a relaxed pace in a safe and nurturing environment.  This class offers simple and effective tools to heal those suffering from PTSD. Yoga delivers inner peace, vibrant health and relaxation.

TAI CHI – Wednesdays at 6:30pm @ Downtown Y
Tai Chi, referred to by the Harvard Medical School as “medication in motion”,  helps with stress relief, reduces anxiety and depression; and has been proven to improve arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleeplessness, fibromyalgia , PTSD, and back and spinal problems, as well as increase strength, mobility, balance, and endurance.

WATER FITNESS -Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. @ Downtown Y
This low to high-impact aerobics class held in the shallow end of the pool will utilize the resistance and buoyancy of water to tone muscles while protecting joint.  Water Fitness has been proven to help as increase strength, mobility, balance, and endurance.

Please make sure to check out our Family Changing Room located next to the pool and to use our newly added Pool Steps to make entering and exiting the pool easier.

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Women & Weights/Strength Training

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We offer two options for weight training for women.

Women and Strength Training at the County Y teaches proper use of the free weights and machines to achieve balanced muscle development. Increases metabolism to burn fat. Free to Y members only.

Women and Weights at the Eastside Family Y is weight training class for women, led by women.  7 week class takes place in the free weight room and promises an individualized strength training plan and the confidence to continue on your own. Cost for Y members: $20/ $40-non-members

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Y Water Fitness For Older Adults

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Shallow water exercise class that focuses on strength/endurance activities, balance work and target ADLs (activities of daily living).  Class held year-round at the Downtown, Eastside and Glenwood Park Ys.  Class held outdoors in the summer at the Eastside Y and Camp Sherwin.

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Y-Box

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An intense cardiovascular workout using punches and kicks to keep you moving, while also toning your entire body and sharpening your reactions and speed. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Y-Pump

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Anything goes in this strength training class. You will work all your muscle groups with barbells, hand weights, resistance bands and/or exercise balls. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

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YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistance (YASA)

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This certification course is designed to prepare participants with the skills and knowledge needed to recognize aquatic risks and assist a lifeguard in the emergency response of an accident or injury. Minimum age: 14 years and must be able to swim 100 yards and tread water 2 minutes, legs only.

View Schedule for: Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Course

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This is the introductory course given to YMCA instructors teaching Parent/Child, Preschool, and Youth and Adult classes.  This certification course gives new instructors the basics for teaching swim lessons that are student centered, value oriented, safe and effective. Participants must be 16 years old at the time of registration.  100% attendance is required on all dates.  Cost: Free to YMCA employees, $75/Y members, $150/Non-Member.  Prerequisites: Current certifications in CPR Pro, First Aid and Oxygen Administration, ability to demonstrate proficiency in Minnow level swimming skills.

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Youth Co-Ed Ball Hockey

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There’s an Erie Otter inside all of us!  This introduction to hockey basics will have your son or daughter learn sport fundamentals including stick handling, passing, shooting, positions and teamwork. Play for youth 4-12 years old.  Cost: Y members free/non-members $58.  Session held in Winter.

Click on location of your choice and download registration form.

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Youth Co-Ed Basketball

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YMCA basketball leagues are the best and most fun around!  Volunteer coaches work on basic ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills while introducing defensive and offensive schemes. Play appropriate for youth 6-12 (Eastside offers for ages 5 – 13).  Session runs Jan – Feb.

Click on location of your choice to download registration form.

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Youth Co-Ed Indoor Soccer

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This program is offered twice a year (Mar-May & Oct-Dec) for ages 4-13.  The goal of the program is for players to learn the basic skills and strategies of soccer; such as:  dribbling, passing, shooting, formations, offense/defense, etc.  Games (6) are held on Saturdays and 30-minute practices are held once a week, Tuesday through Friday.

Click on the location of your choice to download a registration form.

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Youth Co-Ed NFL Flag Football

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This NFL flag football program gives everyone a chance to feel like an NFL player while having fun. Each player receives a set of flags and an official NFL Flag Football jersey.  Session held in Summer. Play appropriate for youth 6-15.

Cost: Y members $25/non-members $75.

Click on location of your choice for registration form.

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Youth Fitness/Cardio Course

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Designed for ages 11-14 years. Under the supervision of trained instructors, the course concentrates on flexibility, cardiovascular and strength. Proper form, full range of motion and appropriate resistance and repetitions are emphasized. Get a healthy, early start to fitness and reinforce a lifetime pattern to exercise. After the one-hour orientation, youth are given a card to participate with their family and utilize the fitness center. Contact the Membership Desk to schedule an appointment. Register Online>>

At the Eastside Y the Youth Cardio Course is designed for ages 11-14years.  This is a members only class. This is an age appropriate training on cardio equipment . Every youth member must complete this course in order to use the cardio equipment in the Wellness Center.Classes meet 1 hour for 2 weeks. Youth are given a card to participate with their family and utilize the fitness center. Contact the Membership Desk to schedule a class. Register Online>>

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Youth Water Fitness

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This fun and challenging water fitness workout for kids, ages 7-14 years of all fitness levels, will have crazy competitions and fun music making this wet workout a blast!  This program is an ongoing class combining strength and cardio in fun, game style exercises.  It will take place in the large pool so kids mus be able to pass the Deep Water test to participate.  Deep water testing will take place beginning 15 minutes before class time.

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Youth Wellness Center Training

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Member’s only class designed for youth ages 13-14 years old.  This course is an age appropriate training on cardio and strength equipment.  This is a 4-week session and each class is 90 minutes.  Youth must attend all 4 classes.  Contact the front desk for further details.

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Youth Yoga Class

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This class, for 8-12 year olds, will help youth find confidence and comfort with themselves through yoga poses, meditation, and breathing techniques.  This class is a fun way to embrace the style of yoga on the mat and taking the practice of mindfulness of the mat.  No registration required. Mats available for youth to use during class.

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ZUMBA ®

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Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

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