Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

Disease Prevention and Management

This 4-month evidence-based program helps those with hypertension lower their blood pressure.  Individuals will develop a blood pressure self-monitoring routine, learn tips for maintaining cardiovascular health and nutritious eating.  Offered at Dover, Eastern and York branches.

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Body Blast

Strength Training

Enhance muscular strength, balance and endurance by using a variety of equipment, choreography and class formats to ensure quick results.  Offered at 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!  Offered at Dover, Southern and York Branches.

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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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BOOM™ MIND

Spirit, Mind and Body

Mind is a 30 minute yoga and pilates fusion class.  Improve core muscles, lower body strength and balance while relaxing the mind and body.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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BOOM™ MOVE IT

Cardio Exercise

MOVE IT, a 30 minute dance workout class, is all about breaking a sweat and having fun. Develop cardio endurance by starting with simple dance moves and building into more complex sequences.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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BOOM™ MUSCLE

Strength Training

Muscle, a 30 minute class, incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. The class format includes several “blocks,” which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups.  Offered at Dover, Easter, Southern and York branches.

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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!

Registration Fee: $30/Child $50/Family

Weekly Fee: $126 (Family Memberships) $152 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

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

Camp Spirit offers transportation between the York Branch, Bob Hoffman Dover Branch, the Church of the Open Door and Camp Spirit. Please contact branch for details.

Camp Spirit runs June through August.

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Childwatch

(Ages 3 months - 12 years)

Free child care is available during scheduled hours for YMCA Members who work out in the wellness center, participate in a group exercise class, use the pool or open gym. Ages vary by branch.

Hours Vary by Location

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Creative Dance

Ages 3 - 12

This is a beginner level dance class, pre-ballet or beginner ballet & creative movement. Participants are required to bring ballet shoes, leotard and tights. Classes run in ten-week sessions.

Offered in early fall, early winter and early spring at the Bob Hoffman Dover Branch.

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Dover YMCA Pre-School

Ages 2 - 5

We offer a partial day preschool program at the Bob Hoffman (Dover) YMCA branch. We strive to meet the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of children in a safe and nurturing learning environment for children ages 2-5. As a YMCA program, we will promote the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility through our actions and words. Since children learn best by being actively involved, a “hand-on” approach is used in all areas of the curriculum.

We encourage children to explore the world around them by exposing them to a variety of experiences and media. Math activities help each child learn to count and recognize numbers, shapes, and sizes.  Language arts incorporates dramatic play, storytelling, puppets, rhymes, finger plays, expressing thoughts and feelings, and recognizing letters. Art activities encourage creativity, color recognition, and the development of fine motor skills, including early writing skills. Music is used throughout the program to foster music appreciation and develop students’ listening skills and ability to follow directions. Children discover science by studying the weather, learning how plants and animals grow, and exploring how the world around us changes. Children learn to appreciate the world around them by developing an understanding of how their families, friends, community helpers, and organizations come together to build their community. Our 4/5’s and Pre-K classes have gym class and French & sign language built into their curriculum weekly.

We encourage each child to develop:

  • A sense of belonging
  • The capacity to trust people and feel secure with others when away from home
  • A curiosity about the world
  • The ability to take pleasure in learning and exploring the world
  • Independence
  • A positive sense of self and control over one’s own behavior
  • The ability to comprehend language and events, and to express oneself effectively

 

Admissions

Admission is based upon the date the registration form and fee are received by the Bob Hoffman YMCA. Children must be the class age they are entering by the first day of that class. Pre-K class students must be 4 or 5 years old. The YMCA accepts children regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, or handicap.

Financial Aid

Financial Assistance is available for YMCA programs and membership, thanks in part to United Way and The YMCA Annual Support Campaign. Applications available at the Member Service Desk.

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Enhance®Fitness

Active Older Adults

This evidence-based low-impact aerobic and strength group exercise program helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent lives.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

 

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Fall Co-Ed Outdoor Soccer League

Ages 4 - 11

Participants will work on soccer skills in an instructional setting through practices and games. This 9-week program is for youth of all skill levels between the ages of 4 – 11. Program runs each year from mid-September through November at the York and Bob Hoffman Dover branches on Saturday mornings and one weekday evening each week.

Offered at Dover and York Branches.  Times vary.

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Fitness Evaluations

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. New members receive one free evaluation session.  By appointment at Dover, Southern and York branches.

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Freedom From Smoking®

Disease Prevention and Management

The Freedom from Smoking® program, developed by the American Lung Association, is a 7-week program designed to help people quit tobacco use and develop a smoke-free lifestyle.  Offered at Dover and York branches.

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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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Little’s Ultimate Sport Class

(Ages 3 - 5 years)

Young athletes will get a chance to play sports like the big kids. All sports including soccer, basketball, kickball and more!

January – February,
Tuesday 1pm – 1:45pm

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Disease Prevention and Management

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week research-based program that supports adult cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.   LIVESTRONG at the YMCA flyer

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Massage

Personal Fitness

Decrease muscle soreness, stress and allergy symptoms while improving mental clarity, sleep quality and range of motion.  A licensed massage therapist uses a variety of techniques to help alleviate pain and improve wellbeing.  By appointment at the Dover, Southern and York branches.

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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, Southern and York branches.

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Pilates

Spirit, Mind and Body

This class provides a safe, non-impact workout that builds core strength to stabilize the spine and protect the back. A yoga/pilates mat is provided. Offered at Dover and Southern branches.

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Pre-Ballet and Ballet

Ages 5 - 11

This is a traditional ballet class consisting of barre work, center floor and grand allegro in a non-competitive, fun environment.

Time Varies by Location, Age Group

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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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SafeKids Young Tigers

(Ages 4 - 5 years)

This program for children ages 4 and 5 years old includes fun kicking exercises and martial arts games. Kids develop balance and physical ability as well as self-confidence and goal attainment qualities. Classes are taught by black belt instructors who are parents as well.

Mondays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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SilverSneakers® Circuit

Active Older Adults

Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Handheld weights, elastic tubing, and a ball are alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography.

Time Varies by Location

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SilverSneakers® Classic

Active Older Adults

Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and balls are offered for resistance, and the chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Time Varies by Location

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SilverSneakers® Yoga

Spirit, Mind and Body

This chair-based class includes a series of seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement followed by restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation. Offered at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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Spring Co-Ed T-Ball League

Ages 4 - 8

For beginners and experienced players. Participants will learn and enhance their baseball/softball skills including throwing, fielding, hitting and more through instruction, practices and games. Youth who are ready to advance past hitting off the tee, will gain “soft-pitch” from the staff and coaches.

Time Varies by Location

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Step Circuit

Cardio Exercise

This workout will help you burn fat and calories while building muscle with the use of the step and lightweights throughout the class. All skill levels welcomed.

Offered at the Dover Branch.

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Step Combo

Cardio and Strength Training

Includes high and low impact aerobics and basic stepping, followed by toning for upper and lower body.

Offered at the Dover branch.

 

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Tabata

Class format consists of high intensity interval training. Build endurance and burn more calories. All skill levels welcomed.

Tuesdays 5:30pm – 6:15pm

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Tai Chi for Arthritis

Spirit, Mind and Body

This graceful and relaxing form of exercise is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints. Program can increase flexibility and balance and reduces pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Program runs in 12 week sessions.

Offered at the Dover branch.

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Triple Threat

Class offers three segments of different types of cardio, strength and core based formats that can change every week. Segments are 30 mins. of cardio, 20 mins. of strength training & 10 mins. abdominal. Varying intensities and types of exercises create intervals and variations that shock your body into getting more fit. Available at the Dover YMCA branch.

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Ultimate Fitness

An interval exercise class focused on cardiovascular endurance, body weight exercises for strength, plyometrics for power, balance, agility and core conditioning.

Thursdays 6pm – 7pm

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Weekend Warrior

Get your weekend off to an energetic start. Class format changes from week to week to offer variety and includes step, kickboxing, circuit training, and hi-lo aerobics.  Offered at the Dover 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 two free orientation appointments to learn how to use cardio and strength equipment.  By appointment at the Dover, Southern and York branches.

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Y Fitness Challenge

Personal Fitness

Throughout the year, we offer fitness challenges to help you get motivated for improved health! Information is posted in each branch and on our Facebook pages.

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Y Kids Club

The YMCA offers quality before and after school programs in six school districts across York County. All programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services and are enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Keystone Stars Quality Assurance Program. Each staff member who works in these programs are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and certified in pediatric first aid and CPR. Annual training requirements include fire and water safety, child abuse prevention, and an additional 10 hours’ curriculum based training. Lesson plans are posted weekly that include rich opportunities for exploration in interest areas. Homework help is offered and children have the opportunity to engage in free play while in the program.

Time Varies by Location

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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Disease Prevention and Management

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program empowers prediabetic adults to make lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.  Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.  Y Diabetes Prevention Flyer 

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Yoga Gentle Seated

Spirit, Mind and Body

Enjoy the benefits of a typical Yoga class including warm-up and proper breathing, while being guided through standing, seated and balancing postures with the assistance of a chair.

Offered at the Dover branch.

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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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