8th Grade Bridge

8th Grade

The 8th grade program aims to bridge the gap between middle school and high school. As a follow up to the 7th Grade Initiative, the 8th Grade Bridge seeks to sustain the teachings and support of the Y by providing a safe place where students can continue to develop personally and academically.

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Body In Motion

Cardio and Strength Training

Burn calories, increase stamina with this low-impact, multi-muscle workout! Have fun “walking” while you tone. This program is easy on the joints and no experience needed. All fitness levels are welcomed.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Body Mind Medley

Cardio and Strength Training

Mix up your Saturday workout!  Each weekend, a different exercise program will be highlighted, including as Body Shred™, Kettlebells & BOSU, BODYFLOW®, POUND and Zumba!  Check the branch Group Exercise Schedule for details.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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BODYCOMBAT®

Cardio Exercise

BODYCOMBAT® is a challenging interval mix of martial arts, boxing and core strength training, unleashing strength you never knew you had! 

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BODYFLOW®

Spirit, Mind and Body

BODYFLOW® is a Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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BODYPUMP®

Strength Training

BODYPUMP®, the world’s most popular barbell class, builds strength, tones the body and pushes you to the limit.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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Boxing 101

Strength Training

Learn basic techniques, boxing combos, explosive cardio, footwork and agilities. Limited wraps and gloves are available.

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Camp Discovery – Southern Branch YMCA

Ages 5 - 12

Camp Discovery offers summer fun for school age children.  Activities include trips, science, swimming, sports, and more that provide lessons in healthy living.  A safe, nurturing, fun experience is provided by well-trained staff who impart the YMCA core values of: faith, hope, love, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Learn More

 

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Camp Spirit

Ages 5 - 16

Camp Spirit is located on 14 acres of outdoor space. Campers participate in a wide variety of programming that includes swimming, archery, indoor gaga pit, amphitheater and an arts & crafts center. Campers enjoy the summer with sports, games, a rock climbing wall, lodges and more. Many activities are related to theme days. Each Friday, campers travel to a local park & to the Graham Aquatic Center for outdoor activities!  Click to Learn More

 

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Cardio Interval

Cardio Exercise

Complete multiple sweat inspiring intervals in this 30 minute class and improve cardio strength and endurance.  Offered at the Eastern Branch.

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Competitive Stroke Clinics

Ages 12 - 18

Throughout the year York YMCA Swimming offers specialized clinics and mini-camps. These sessions are open to all competitive swimmers and focus on stroke development, starts, turns, and the mental aspects of improving performance.

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CORE DE FORCE

Cardio Exercise

Core De force is a 30 minute martial arts inspired workout routine that combines elements of boxing, kickboxing, muay Thai and body weight moves. The workout is structured for 3 minute rounds of high intensity fat burning! Offered at the Eastern Branch

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Daddy Daughter Dance

All ages

Join us for a night of fun at the York Branch YMCA to celebrate a good time with Daddies and Daughters (Grandpas and Uncles are welcome too!) The night includes dancing to music provided by a DJ, refreshments, and quality bonding with friends and family.  Learn more

 

 

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Diabetes Resource Guide

Diabetes Coalition of York County

The YMCA of York and York County, in partnership with many health and well-being organizations, has developed a resource guide for individuals and families aiming to prevent or better manage diabetes.  Download the Diabetes Resource Guide or contact Cori Strathmeyer to receive a print copy.

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Dodgeball

Will be held at the York Branch for ages 11-15 beginning mid-October. Will be held at the Bob Hoffman Branch for ages 8-10 beginning mid-January.

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Family Fitness

Ages 6 - adult

Get fit together!  Classes are offered the first Saturday of the month and rotate between programs such as Generation Pound, CATCH and Yoga.  Offered at the York Branch

 

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Fencing – Beginner

Youth and Adult Sports

This class is based upon the fundamentals and beginning steps of fencing. Come learn to fence and have a great time. Offered at the Southern and York branches.

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Fitness Evaluation

Personal Fitness

A trained wellness staff member will assess your current fitness level by evaluating cardio respiratory strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.  By appointment at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.  Learn more

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Group Cycle

Cardio Exercise

This is a high-intensity, low-impact, 45-minute workout. Participants must bring water and towel. You may reserve a bike up to 2 days in advance by contacting the branch. Offered at the York Branch.

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Hi/Lo Cardio

This 45 minute cardio program mixes high and low intensity exercises to increase your endurance and fitness level.  The class format changes each week to offer variety.  Offered at the Dover Branch.

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High School Prep Swimming

Instructional swim ages 13 - 17

This is an opportunity for high school swimmers to get in shape and work on improving their strokes. Practices are designed to focus on high school events with a large emphasis on stroke improvement as well as training sets.

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Indoor Cycle for the Outdoor Cyclist

Cardio Exercise

This high intensity 45-minute class is geared for the outside rider and features long intervals and short recovery periods. Participants must have a heart rate monitor, water and towel. Offered only December – March at the York Branch.

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Insanity

Cardio Exercise

This 30 minute interval training class will push you past your limits with athletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training.  Offered at the Eastern Branch.

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Intro to Martial Arts

Spirit, Mind and Body

Gain a basic understanding of the function of stance, distance, timing, body movement, footwork, angles, kata, partner drills and applications, breathing and posture in this 6 week introductory course.  Offered at the Dover Branch YMCA.

 

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Kettlebells

Improve strength, endurance and flexibility through whole-body movement exercises.  Kettlebells and other fitness tools are used to add resistance, drive heart rate and develop fitness.

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Leaders in Training – Camp Spirit

The Leaders In Training program is for children ages 14-16 years old. The LITs will embark on their leadership journey with the campers and staff of Camp Spirit. Each LIT will have a chance to lead in each program area with the 5-9 age groups. LITs will never be left alone with campers and will not be responsible for them, but they will be asked and expected to lead by example.

Registration Fee: $30/Child  $50/Family

Weekly Fee: $115 (Members) $140 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

Daily Fee: $30 (Members) $35 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

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Learn to Run 5K

Running Program

Prepare for 5K races or running for fitness during this 8-week program. Participants learn basic running and stretching skills require to complete a 5K.  Offered at the York and Dover Branches.  Learn more.

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Learn to Run Distance

Running Program

Prepare to run a half marathon by training with running coaches.  A mileage schedule is provided.  Group runs that increase in mileage take place every Saturday. This program begins in March and ends the week of the York Half Marathon, May 29, 2019. Offered at the York branch.  Learn more.

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Muscle Pump

Strength Training

Increase muscular strength and endurance during this 60-minute class. All major muscle groups are strengthened by using a variety of resistance tools including barbells, dumbbells and body weight. Offered at the Dover branch.

 

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Nutrition Coaching

Personal Fitness

A certified nutrition coach will help you implement healthy eating strategies to improve wellbeing and reach your goals.  By appointment at Dover and York branches.

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Personal Training

Personal Fitness

A certified personal trainer will develop a structured program to help you reach your personal goals. By appointment at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.  Learn more

 

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Personal Training – Pilates

Personal Fitness

A certified pilates and personal training instructor provides one-on-one training sessions on the Reformer to help you build a strong and stable core. Offered at the York Branch.  Learn more.

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Pilates

Spirit, Mind and Body

This class provides a safe, non-impact series of exercises used to improve posture and strengthen the core muscles of the pelvis, abdomen and back. Each class will work to balance all muscle groups strength and flexibility, with an added emphasis on the core muscles. Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.

 

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POUND®

Cardio Exercise

Channel your inner rock star with this full-body cardio jam session, inspired by drumming. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, torch calories and tone while rocking out to your favorite music.  Offered at the Dover and York Branches.  Learn more.

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Pre- Team

Instructional swim for ages 5-18

This swim program is geared to prepare swimmers ages 5+ to be on a competitive swim team. Swimmers will get a taste of competitive swimming in a fun and low pressure atmosphere while focusing on the four competitive strokes. Participants must get evaluated before registering.

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Pre-Team Swimming

Instructional swim ages 5-18

This swim program is geared to prepare swimmers ages 5+ to be on a competitive swim team. Swimmers will get a taste of competitive swimming in a fun and low pressure atmosphere while focusing on the four competitive strokes. Participants must get evaluated before registering.

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Private Swim Lessons

Instructional swim for any age

These one-on-one lessons offer individuals of any age the chance to learn to improve swimming skills in a private, respectful and safe atmosphere.  By Appointment

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R.I.P.P.E.D.

Cardio Exercise

Resistance. Interval. Power. Plyometrics. Endurance. Diet. This class offers high cardio, weight training and Mixed Martial Arts, forming a non-plateau, high intensity workout.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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SafeKids Tae Kwon Do

Ages 6 and Up

The practice of Tae Kwon Do teaches children and adults discipline, self-control, and safety. This youth and family program is offered at all four YMCA of York and York County branches.

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Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Instructional swim for any age

These small group lessons offer individuals of any age the chance to learn to improve swimming skills in a private, respectful and safe atmosphere.  By Appointment Only

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Speed and Agility Training for Teens

Ages 11 - 19

Improve performance, speed and overall conditioning in this 8 class program. Proper technique is emphasized for safety and effectiveness.  Ages 11-19. Offered at the York Branch.

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STEM Camp

5th-7th Grade

This summer program aims to prevent summer learning loss while getting fourth and fifth grade students excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

PROGRAM IS FULL/CLOSED.

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Strength, Balance and Flexibility

Strength Training

Increase strength and improve balance and flexibility in this 30 minute program.  Body weight and resistance tools are used to challenge your strength and endurance.  Offered at the Eastern Branch.

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Strong by Zumba

Strength Training

High intensity interval workout driven by the science of synced music motivation using traditional fitness moves for an athletic, conditioning style workout.

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Teen Swim Instruction

Instructional Swim for ages 13 - 17

Geared for youth at a beginner level to advance their skills and feel confident in the water which will include breathing and stroke technique development.

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Turbo Kick®

Cardio Exercise

The unique Turbo Kick® movement patterns, combinations and techniques work together to give participants the ultimate cardiovascular workout. This class burns calories and helps participants improve physical and mental health. Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Turkey Trot 5K

Join us for our 23rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and burn some calories before your feast! Led by our biking turkey, this fun race is a great family activity that many have made a Thanksgiving Day tradition.  Learn more.

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Volleyball – Girls Intramural Program

Ages 8 - 15

This program is for girls of all skill levels, ages 8-15. 8-10 year olds will be held at the Bob Hoffman Branch and 11-15 year olds will be held at the York Branch. Programs are offered in early September, mid-November, early February, and early April.

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Volleyball – York Branch Girls Club

Ages 11 - 18

This program is for girls who want to practice and compete at a high school level. Practices are twice a week from December through May with weekend tournaments twice a month from January through May at locations throughout Pennsylvania. If you want to learn from highly qualified instructors and prepare for our intramural program, club volleyball and/or school volleyball the York Branch YMCA offers a three-day volleyball clinic.  Learn more

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Walk 15®

Cardio Exercise

Taking the best features from low impact, aerobic style, group exercise, Walk 15® group classes keep it easy to follow but effective in results! It’s designed with “walking based” moves so that all fitness levels, all ages, all walks of life, can do it!  Offered at the Eastern Branch.

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Wellness Center Orientation

Personal Fitness

Meet with a trained staff member to learn proper form and usage of YMCA equipment. New members receive a free orientation appointment to learn how to use cardio and strength equipment.  By appointment at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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Y Readers

1st to 4th Grade

A reading program designed to help students improve their reading and writing skills and to address the achievement gap the nation faces.

The program runs for 7 weeks over the summer months. Students who participated in summer reading programs increases reading levels by 2.7 months. Y Readers are more confident and interested in their education than the average student. Participants receive educational tools, daily pool passes, and attend weekly educational field trips.

PROGRAM IS FULL/CLOSED.

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Y-Achievers

9th to 12th Grade

Y-Achievers is a college-preparatory program that helps teens and young adults prepare for their futures. The program includes: Career exploration, SAT/ACT preparation, tutoring, networking, mentoring, college tours, communication workshops, and leadership development workshops.  Learn more

 

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YMCA Competitive Swim Team

Competitive swimming ages 5 - 18

The York YMCA’s Competitive Swim Team is open to youth of all levels & abilities. It is the perfect program for those who love to swim but have never competed on a team It is ideally for those who enjoy competitive swimming but enjoy a low pressure, relaxed atmosphere. It is especially beneficial for high school swimmers wishing to stay in shape during the off-season. Swimmers compete in local swim meets that give them friendly competition and teach them sportsmanship and teamwork. Practice is held at two locations, the Graham Aquatic Center, located at 543 N. Newberry Street in York, and the York YMCA Southern Branch, located at 100 Constitution Ave in Shrewsbury.

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YMCA Trails and Tails 5K

The annual YMCA Trails and Tails 5K is hosted by the Bob Hoffman Dover Branch YMCA and is sponsored by many organizations in our community. This race is a family and dog friendly event with fun activities on site for kids! Learn more.

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Yoga at Sunset

Spirit, Mind and Body

Develop power, flexibility and peace through this evening, outdoor power yoga class. Sunset Yoga combines pranayama (breath) with moving asanas (postures) and ends with relaxation poses.  Offered at the Dover Branch YMCA

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Yoga Gentle Flow

Spirit, Mind and Body

Increase balance, coordination and flexibility through breath-synchronized movement. This slow-paced flow class begins with standing postures, flows into balance poses and includes many floor postures. All skill levels welcomed. Offered at the York and Southern Branches.

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Yoga Vinyasa Flow

Spirit, Mind and Body

Coordinate movement with breath. Class format includes Sun Salutations, balance, heart and hip openers, spine twists and final relaxation. Participants flow between standing and floor positions. All skill levels welcomed. Offered at the Eastern, Southern and York branches.

 

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Yogalates

Spirit, Mind and Body

Develop core strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress in this low impact class. Optional use of hand weights increase body toning.  Offered at Dover and Southern branches.

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Youth and Government

7th - 12th Grade

This program aims to develop young men and women to be better citizens by being both knowledgeable and active in determining the future of our democracy. Students meet with other Youth and Government clubs, discuss, debate and propose legislation for change.

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Youth Triathlon

A youth swim, bike, run event for kids ages 7 and older.  Hosted by the York YMCA Aquatic Club, this event encourages youth to try a new sport.  Free swim clinics are included in the registration.  Learn more

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Youth Wellness Center Program

Ages 11-13

Youth learn to how to use cardio and strength equipment safely and effectively in this 4 class program.  A new fitness topic and skill is introduced each week.  Parental participation is required.

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Zumba® Fitness

Cardio Exercise

Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and dance moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do! Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.

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