50+ Quite Nifty

Increase cardiovascular and muscular strength through step aerobics and toning exercises. Participants may complete the cardio exercises without the step bench.

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Active Older Adults Aerobics

45 minutes of heart pumping continuous movement designed with lower impact moves.

Wednesdays 10:30am-11:15am

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Adult Swim

Ages 18+

This class is designed for beginner through advanced swimmers. Focus on proper stroke technique and endurance.

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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Beginner Fencing

Ages 6 and Up

This class is based upon the fundamentals and beginning steps of fencing. Come learn to fence and have a great time. Program is 10 weeks.

Time Varies by Location

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Beginner Yoga

Specifically designed for the beginner Yoga participant. Taught by a certified instructor.

Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am

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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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Butts & Guts

This class is 75 minutes of all you got!   Using a step, weights, bands and/ or balls; targeting those butts and guts.    Upper Body Blast immediately follows this class.

Time Tuesdays 9:15am-10:30am

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Camp Discovery

Ages 5 - 15

Camp Discovery programs are fun for children of all ages. Activities include field trips, science lessons, swimming, sports, arts & humanities and exercises that help campers learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Camp Discovery provides a safe, nurturing and fun camp experience for children of all ages. Our well-trained staff provide a safe environment to enhance the core values of the YMCA: faith, hope, love, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Registration Fee: $30/Child $50/Family

Standard Rate:  $150/Week (Members)  $200/Week (Youth Membership/ Non-Member)

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Cardio Barre

As long as you can hold a ballet barre, you can do this class. No dance experience required!

Mondays 10:15am – 11:15am, 6:15pm – 7:15pm, Thursdays 7:30 – 8:30pm

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Cardio Boot Camp

For participants of all fitness levels includes energizing cardiovascular exercise along with core strengthening and dynamic stretching.

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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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Cize

You’ll have so much fun challenging yourself to master the dance choreography during this program that you won’t even realize you are getting a great cardio workout.

Time Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Competitive Private Lessons

Ages 12 - 18

Need stroke refinement, faster racing starts, or improvement on your flip turns? Our competitive private swim lessons help swimmers focus on their personal goals. These one-on-one swim lessons are great whether you are on the swim team or training for a triathlon.

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Creative York Art Classes

Ages 3 - 9

Two classes offered. Art-With-Me is an intro to art workshop for the very young to enjoy with a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or friend. In Art-Around-The-World students will journey around the world, stopping to learn about the art of different cultures. Some of the stops include China, India and Mexico.

Time Varies by Age Group

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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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Fitness to Witness

This unique class includes a 20-minute devotional for women of all ages followed by an exercise format based on the topic of the devotional.

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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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HoopnoticaFit

360 degrees of hoop dancing fun! Each rotation of the hula- hoop like dance hoop will encircle you in a vortex of FUN, super- charging your inner- energy!

Tuesdays 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Wednesdays 9am – 10am

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Indoor and Outdoor Soccer

Ages 3 - 6

This program is designed to introduce the sport of soccer and enhance skills in a team format.

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

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Kid Fit

Ages 3 - 6

Offered to teach children about fitness and healthy living. This class is free to members. The class will teach children that fitness is fun and also ways to keep their body, mind, and spirit healthy. The children receive a daily healthy snack during their time in Kid Fit.

January – February, Wednesday 11:45am – 12:15pm

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Line Dancing

This fun class is led by a qualified dance instructor who provides choreography to contemporary music.

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week research-based program that supports cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. This health and wellness exercise program is conducted in a small group environment that includes individualized attention for each participant. Adult survivors are eligible to join the program during all stages of recovery. This program also serves and embraces the families and caregivers that have been affected by the disease through a free family membership throughout the course of the program.

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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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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Nerf Tag

Ages 5 - 12

Nerf tag is an exciting game that attracts all ages and abilities. Players will work together on teams for capture the flag and many other challenging formats.

Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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NFL Flag Football

Ages 9 - 11

NFL Flag Football is a premier youth football organization. This is a non-contact league where participants learn about the game while developing teamwork and sportsmanship. All participants will receive team NFL jerseys.

Saturdays 11am – 11pm

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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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Power Pump

Increase muscular strength and endurance through the use of bars and rubber plates.

Tuesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

Fridays 10:15am – 11:15am

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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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Pre-Season Swimming

Ages 13 - 17

This program is specifically designed for high school swimmers who want to get a jump on their season. This is an opportunity to get in shape and work on improving your strokes with our experienced Tidal Waves coaching staff. Practices are designed to focus on high school events with a large emphasis on stroke improvement as well as training sets. Participants must be in high school.

Offered in the Fall

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Preschool Swimming at Southern Stage 1

Ages 3 - 5

This level helps children develop safe pool behavior; adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, and comfort with holding the face in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming.

Tuesdays 9-9:30am, 5:30-6:00pm

Wednesdays 5:00-5:30pm

Thursdays 11:00-11:30am

Saturdays 9-9:30am

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Preschool Swimming at Southern Stage 2

Ages 3 - 5

This advanced beginner level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to kick, dive, float and perform the progressive paddle stroke.

Tuesdays 9:30-10:00am

Wednesdays 5:30-6:00pm

Thursdays 11:45am-12:15pm

Saturdays 9:30-10:00am

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Preschool Swimming at Southern Stage 3

Ages 3 - 5

At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn personal safety, and rescue skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water and perform progressive diving skills.

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Wednesdays 6:00pm-6:30pm

Thursdays 12:15pm- 12:45pm

Saturdays 10:15-10:45am

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Private Swim Lessons

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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Pump & Tone

This 45-minute sculpting and toning class begins with a warm-up and progresses to toning exercises with weights and balls to target all major muscle groups.

Wednesdays 6:30am – 7:30am

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Recreational Swimming

Ages 6 - 12

This six-stage swimming program teaches both beginning and advanced techniques to students.

Time Varies by Location

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Rock Steady Boxing

Adults with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with experienced coaches, Rock Steady Boxing participants can fight their way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.

Mondays 12:30pm – 2pm

Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm

Thursdays 12:30pm – 2pm

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Rookie Basketball

Ages 3 - 8

Designed to introduce the sport of basketball and the skills required to join a team. Appropriate basket heights for this age group will be used.

January – February, Monday 5:30pm – 6:15pm

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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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Semi-Private Swim Lessons

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.

Available at Southern and York branches.

By Appointment Only

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SilverSneakers® Circuit

Combine fun & fitness to increase your cardiovascular & 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

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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SilverSplash

A universal class designed to increase cardiovascular endurance, agility, strength and balance in an aqua environment. No swimming ability needed.

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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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Stability Ball Cardio Interval

Designed to improve cardio vascular conditioning as well as incorporating a total body workout.

Thursdays 9:15am-10:15am

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Stability Ball Core Work

Designed to improve core strength, balance and coordination through use of a stability ball. Class may incorporate weights for a total body workout.
Tuesdays 9:15am-10:15am

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Step

This class is an hour long heart pumping cardio class utilizing a step to great music.

Thursdays 9:15am – 10:15am

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Swim Basics

Ages 6 - 12

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by gaining two benchmark skills: Swim, float swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll front glide, jump, push, turn grab and exit.

Wednesdays 6:45pm – 7:30pm

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Teen Swim

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.

Time Varies by Location

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Tidal Waves Swim Team

Ages 12 - 18

The York YMCA’s Tidal Waves 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.

Time Varies by Location

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Toddler Time

Ages 16 mo - 24 mo

Toddler Time is a 12-week program. Join other parents, grandparents, babysitters, and friends in the community for a fun class. Move to music, singing, finger plays, small crafts, and parachute play.

January – April, Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

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Upper Body Blast

A quick class designed to target all of the muscles in the upper body.

Thursdays 10:30am – 11:30am

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Water Exploration

Ages 19 mo - 36 mo

In stage B, the parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Time Varies by Location

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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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X-Biking

Bring mountain biking indoors! It is as fun as riding outdoors and it’ll get you fit – crazy quick.

Mondays 9:15am – 9:45

Tuesdays 10:30am – 11am, 6:30pm – 7pm

Wednesdays 9:15am – 9:45am

Thursdays 10:30am – 11am, 6:30pm – 7pm

Fridays 9:15am – 10am

Saturdays 8am – 8:30am

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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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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for pre-diabetic adults. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Participants gather in a relaxed classroom setting and work together in small groups to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives.

Rolling Registration, Varies by Location

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Yoga

Strengthen and reenergize with yoga by challenging your muscular strength, flexibility, balance and mental stamina.

Time Varies by Location

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Yoga/ Pilates Mix

For all levels of Yoga participant.   A mix of different forms of Yoga and pilates; all fuzed together.

Fridays 10:30am – 11:30am

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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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