YMCA of Greater Erie

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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.

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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.

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Adult Soccer – CoEd & 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 Family First Sports Park & 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 at FFSP plays on Tuesday nights in the Field House (summer – play on outdoor grass fields) and the league at the Eastside YMCA plays on Sundays (summer – play at Gannon University’s Turf Stadium).

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 Adult Soccer Coordinator, Corey Wolff, by e-mail or calling 814-580-6703.

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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.

 

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Bible Studies

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Expand your spiritual journey by attending our various Bible Study Series.  Schedule available at the Membership Desk.

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What better place to have a birthday party for kids than the YMCA? We’ve got birthday party fun down to an art and our facility is a giant playground for kids eager to run, climb and play (and eat cake, of course!)

Party times are up to 2.5 hours and can include a variety of combinations from reserved swimming and gym time to planned youth activities/games and, if at our Camp – 70 acres of outdoor recreation including hiking, fishing and canoeing. A party room for cake and gifts is also available. Costs begin at $90 for Y members and community member rates are available. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required. Inquire at the Membership Desk for more information.

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Blood Drives

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Giving blood is beneficial for those who give and those who receive.  The person receiving the blood gets a new chance at life or maybe a booster toward better living.  Those who give can feel the power of helping those who need.  Other benefits for the donor include self-awareness of pulse, blood pressure, cholesterol, and hemoglobin level as well as bringing own high levels of iron.  When a person donates blood they are helping the research toward healthy living and a healthy community. Blood Drives are held in partnership with the Community Blood Bank.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Safe play area. Plenty of smiles. Y staff will supervise your child while you work out. Services are provided for FREE while you exercise to ensure the active use of your Y membership. Open to children 6 weeks to 7 years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Community Collections

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The Eastside Family collects goods monthly for local non-profits including the Second Harvest Food Bank, Wesleyville Food Pantry, military, City Mission, local schools and Mercy Center for Women.  We also collect items during the holidays for local families identified by neighboring nonprofits.

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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.

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Cycle 360

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Cycle, strength and core.  Adds variety to your everyday indoor cycling class and provides participants with a total body circuit workout.  Cycle 360 combines indoor cycling and of the bike strength and core training.  This allows participants to experience an amazing aerobic workout while also strengthening their upper body and core.

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Deep Water Competency Test

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Drowning is the second-leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1-14 years old. In addition to drownings, five times as many children are victims of near-drowning incidents.

The YMCA of Greater Erie is committed to aquatic safety! All youth ages 17 and under will require a deep water competency test and an identification wristband before entering the deep end of the small pool or large pool. The test will only need to be completed once as a record will be kept on file but a wristband will need to be obtained from the membership or service desk and worn every time you visit.

Please be sure to stop by the membership desk prior to entering the pool area to get your wrist band.

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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.

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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.

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Financial Assistance

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If you are unable to pay the full cost of Y membership or programs, you may apply for partial assistance based on your financial situation. Income based membership rates are also available. Funds for financial assistance are raised by the volunteers of the Y’s We Build People campaign and come from generous individuals and businesses in the community. More >>

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Koffee Klatch

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

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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.

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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>>

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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.

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Meals for Kids

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Free Meals for Kids

A busy after school schedule often makes it tough for kids to eat a healthy evening meal – or, individual family circumstances challenge parents in choosing between nutritious groceries and paying a bill. Whatever your situation – the Eastside Family Y provides FREE nutritious meals for kids through age 17 during the school year. We invite ALL to our table – kids enrolled in Y programs or those from the community – to sit down, family-style, and fill-up on the good stuff. We know with a balanced evening meal and a good night’s rest, kids will wake-up refreshed and ready to learn!

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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.

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Moving for Better Balance

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This program teaches participants balance skills and good body alignment by using coordinated and flowing movements.  This course is designed for community-dwelling older adults aged 55 and older, who can walk easily without assistive devices.  Participants will feel stronger, have better balance, greater flexibility, and feel more confident after completing this Tai Chi program.  This is a 10-week program Free to members and registration is required.

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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.

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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

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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!

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Parent/Child Swim Lessons

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These classes are participant centered and use problem solving and guided discovery teaching approach. Each program is divided into five components: personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports, games and rescue. This class promotes water enrichment and aquatic readiness activities for children from six months up to three years of age. Classes held with their parents or other trusted adults.   Y members: $15/ non-members starting at $50.  Classes held throughout the year at the Downtown, Eastside Family and Glenwood Park Ys.  Classes held outdoors in summer at YMCA Camp Sherwin.

Click here for YMCA Swim Lesson Enrollment Guide by swimming ability.

Register Online>>

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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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.

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Preschool Swim Lessons

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These classes are participant centered and use problem solving and guided discovery teaching approach. Each program is divided into five components: personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports, games and rescue. Swim lessons build a good foundation of basic aquatic skills to develop a lifelong appreciation for aquatic activities. Developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the student’s safety, enhance the student’s enjoyment and provide consistent progressive success for the child. Ages 3 to 6 years. Cost: Y members $15; non-members starting at $50.  Classes held throughout the year at the Downtown, Eastside Family and Glenwood Park Ys.  Classes held outdoors during the summer at YMCA Camp Sherwin.

Click here for YMCA Swimming Lesson Enrollment Guide by swimming ability.

 

Register Online>>

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Swimming Lessons

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These swim classes are participant centered and use problem solving and guided discovery teaching approach. Each swim program is divided into five components: personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports, games and rescue. Swim lessons build a good foundation of basic aquatic skills to develop a lifelong appreciation for aquatic activities. Developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the student’s safety, enhance the student’s enjoyment and provide consistent progressive success for the child. We offer Parent/Child for children as young as 6 months and progressive lessons for children age 3 -12 years.

Click here for a YMCA Swim Lesson Enrollment Guide based on swimming ability

Register Online>>

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Tabata

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High intensity interval training using body weight exercises to obtain strength and cardiovascular conditioning.  Instructor led and variations of exercise for all fitness levels.

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Teen Swim Lessons

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These classes are participant centered and use problem solving and guided discovery teaching approach. Each program is divided into five components: personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports, games and rescue. Offered for the beginner through advanced levels using YMCA of USA’s five basic components of swim lessons.  Ages 13-15 years.
Register Online>>

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Volunteer Information

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Volunteers are the strength of our organization.  They make it possible to offer the wide range of quality services and programs that we do.  Their contributions impact all aspects of the Y. Volunteers assist us in the following areas:  aquatics, wellness, fund development, office, special events, committees, youth sports and board leadership. If you are interested in volunteering for the Y, please contact your branch Executive Director. More >>

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Walking Wednesdays

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Join the Eastside Family Y beginning June 8th for Walking Wednesdays.  Meet in the front lobby at 5:30pm on Wednesdays to get moving while enjoying the company of others and the outdoors. Led by Dianne Dale.  No registration or sign up required.

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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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We Build People

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At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  We are in this community to give everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away.  We Build People is our annual fund drive which directly raises funds for children, teens, adults ad families to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to benefit from Y membership and programs.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we use your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact.  Your contribution is invested in people.  When you give to the Y, you help move people forward.

The YMCA of Greater Erie is a 501 c 3 charity and is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in Erie County dedicated to helping children and families live healthier, more productive lives in spirit, mind and body. More >>

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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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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.

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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.

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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.
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 Outdoor Soccer

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This program runs June through July for ages 4-13. The goal of the program is for players to learn the basic skills and strategies of outdoor soccer, teamwork and sportsmanship.  Games (6) are held on Saturdays and 30-minute practices are held once a week, Wednesday or Friday evenings.

Cost: Members $5.00; Non-Members $58.00

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Youth Co-Ed T-Ball

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This sport is for our little big leaguers in the making.  Participants, ages 4 – 5, will learn how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere.  Session begins with tee and progressed to modified coach-pitch.  Practices (2) and Games (4) played outdoors on Saturdays and session runs August – September.

Cost: YMCA Members $5.00; Non-Members $30.00

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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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