Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help participants with hypertension. This program aids them in lowering their blood pressure by following a path that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars and personalized support.

Time Varies by location

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Body Blast

Enhance muscular strength, balance and endurance by using a variety of equipment, choreography and class format to ensure quick results.

Time Varies by Location

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BODYCOMBAT®

BODYCOMBAT® is a challenging mix of martial arts and endurance, unleashing strength you never knew you had!

Time Varies by Location

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BODYFLOW®

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

Time Varies by Location

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BODYPUMP®

BODYPUMP® is a barbell class that builds strength, tones the body and pushes you to the limit.

Time Varies by Location

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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, Bob Hoffman Branch (Dover), the Eastern YMCA at Ohana Wellness Center 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 will run in ten-week sessions.

Time Varies by Age Group

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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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Fitness Evaluations

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

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Freedom From Smoking®

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.

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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Health and Wellbeing Presentations and Seminars

Learn more about healthy living topics through our seminar series provided by our community partners and YMCA staff.

Time Varies by Seminar

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Kickbox Bootcamp

Interval workout including cardio kickboxing drills to improve aerobic endurance and burn calories, athletic drills that include short bursts of high intensity work, and strength training segments to target large muscle groups to improve muscular strength.

Wednesdays 6pm – 6:50pm

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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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Massage

A licensed massage therapist relieves the effects of stress while enhancing general health and alleviating pain.

By Appointment

Available at Southern, Dover and York YMCA branches.

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Muscle Pump

Increase muscular strength and endurance during this 60-minute class. All major muscle groups are strengthened by using aerobic weight sets and dumbbells.

Time Varies by Location

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Nutrition Coaching

A certified nutrition coach will help you implement healthy eating strategies to improve wellbeing and reach your goals.

By Appointment

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Personal Training & Meet Our Trainers

A certified personal trainer will develop a structured program to help you reach your personal goals.

By Appointment

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Pilates

This class provides a safe, non-impact workout that builds abdominal strength to stabilize the spine and protect the back. A yoga/Pilates mat is provided.

Time Varies by Location

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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

Available at the Southern and Dover YMCA 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 program, taught by 3rd and 4th degree master instructors, is a helpful activity for children with ADD, ADHD, and some forms of Autism. It is also an excellent program for children who need the added structured discipline to stay focused and respect authority. Kids will also learn about “stranger danger,” and the avoidance of gangs, guns, and drugs. This youth and family program is offered at all four YMCA of York and York County branches.

Time Varies by Location

Available at the Dover, York and Southern YMCA 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® Classic

Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength & 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

A complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote decreased stress and mental clarity.

Time Varies by Location

Available at the Dover, York and Southern YMCA branches.

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Specialty Camps

Ages 5 - 12

These sport specific camps offer instruction to provide skill enhancement for the given sport. Along with instruction, participants will enjoy pick-up games, and a daily swim.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP
YMCA Girls Volleyball Campers will enjoy learning valuable skills through instruction, drills and games. Our experienced instructors work with participants based on their skill level. A daily swim is included at the York Y Natatorium. All skill levels welcome.

Ages: 11–14 Week
June 20–24

Ages: 9-10 Week
June 27-July 1

CO-ED BASKETBALL CAMP
Take it to the hoop! Individual skills, along with game techniques and strategies are taught through age-appropriate instruction, drills and games. Beginners and experienced players will benefit from this camp. Basketball camp is held in the York YMCA gym, along with a daily swim at the York Y Natatorium.

Ages: 6-8 Week
June 27- July 1

Weekly Fee: $130 (Members) $155 (Non-Members)

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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

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.

Mondays 5pm – 6pm

Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm

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Step Combo

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

Tuesdays 9:15am – 10:15am

Thursdays 9:15am – 10:15am

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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

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.

Time Varies by Location

Available at the Dover and York YMCA branches.

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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.

Mondays 6pm – 7pm

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.

Saturdays 8am – 9am

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Wellness Center Orientation

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

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Women’s Self Defense Clinic

Learn the basic skills necessary to protect yourself. This 3-hour clinic will teach you how to be aware of your surroundings, as well as provide you self-defense moves in case of an attack.

Topics Include:

  • PA – Use-of-Force law
  • PA – Stand Your Ground
  • Body Alarm Reaction
  • Taser/Firearms/Pepper Spray
  • Martial Arts
  • Redman Sparring with Instructor

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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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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YFitnessChallenge

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

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Yoga Gentle Flow

Increase balance, coordination and flexibility through breath-synchronized movement. A slow-paced flow class that begins with standing postures, flows into balance poses and includes many floor postures. This is the perfect class to stretch sore muscles, increase range of motion and de-stress! All skill levels welcomed.

 

Hours Vary by Location

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Youth T-Ball

Ages 3 - 6

Participants will learn or enhance their baseball skills, including base running, fielding and hitting using a batting tee or live pitch dependent on skill development.

Hours Vary by Location

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Zumba® Fitness

Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do!

Time Varies by Location

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