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DISCOVER YOUR Y

CHINATOWN YMCA WINTER/SPRING 2017 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212-912-2460 ymcanyc.org/chinatown @ymcanyc facebook.com/ChinatownYMCA @ymcanyc


WHY WE’RE HERE FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the YMCA, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Improving our community’s health and well-being In neighborhoods across the five boroughs, the YMCA is a leading voice on health and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, nearly 400,000 youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors The YMCA has been listening and responding to New York City’s most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policy makers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

We’re Here for Good. It’s been the signature phrase of New York City’s YMCA since early 2008, and it describes the Y’s commitment to building the foundations of—and strengthening—our communities, through nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We’re here for you and your family. We’re here for the community. We’re here for good.


CHINATOWN Y INFORMATION STAFF LISTING Miguel Garcia - Aquatics Director 212-912-2480, migarcia@ymcanyc.org Noah Yong – Aquatics Coordinator 212-912-2484, nyong@ymcanyc.org Brian Koehler - Director of Member Services and Healthy Lifestyles 212-912-2464, bkoehler@ymcanyc.org Samantha Baichoo - Membership Coordinator 212-741-9274, sbaichoo@ymcanyc.org Tony Kung - Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator 212-912-2462, tkung@ymcanyc.org Marjorie Tapia – Administrative Coordinator 212-912-2488, marjoriet@ymcanyc.org Gillian Hill – Business Manager 212-912-2469, ghill@ymcanyc.org Derek Samuelson Director of Fund Development and Communications 212-912-2463, dsamuelson@ymcanyc.org Narcisa Loza - Senior Youth & Family Director 212-912-2466, nloza@ymcanyc.org

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

6:00 am - 11:00 pm 7:00 am - 9:00 pm 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

TEEN HOURS Monday – Friday: Teen Members between the ages of 12 – 17 are welcome in the facility after 2:30 pm on school days.

Mon. - Wed. & Friday: 6:00 am - 10:45 pm Thursday: 5:45 am - 10:45 pm Saturday: 7:00 am - 8:45 pm Sunday: 7:00 am - 7:45 pm

HOLIDAY HOURS Saturday, December 24

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

New Years Eve

Saturday, December 31

New Years Day

Sunday, January 1

FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM Program Director: Narcisa Loza 212-219-8393, nloza@ymcanyc.org NEW AMERICANS WELCOME CENTER Program Coordinator: Jie Ling Chen 212-219-8393, jchen@ymcanyc.org

Member: Community:

December 17, 2016 December 24, 2016

SESSION DATES:

January 3, 2017 - February 26, 2017

SPRING I REGISTRATION DATES

February 11, 2017 February 18, 2017

SESSION DATES:

February 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017

SPRING II REGISTRATION DATES Member: Community:

April 15, 2017 April 22, 2017

SESSION DATES: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

May 1, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Closed 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CONTACT US Phone: 212-912-2460

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

100 HESTER STREET SITE BEACON at MS 131 Beacon Director: Marie Choi 212-219-8393, mchoi@ymcanyc.org

WINTER REGISTRATION DATES

Member: Community:

POOL HOURS

Christmas Eve

2017 WINTER/ SPRING SESSION & REGISTRATION DATES

(Please check ymcanyc.org/chinatown or our mobile app for holiday hour reminders or changes. On these holidays, group exercise classes will be limited.)

E-mail: chinatown@ymcanyc.org Web: ymcanyc.org/chinatown @ymcanyc facebook.com/ChinatownYMCA @ymcanyc

286 SOUTH STREET SITE

CORNERSTONE PROGRAM AT TWO BRIDGES COMMUNITY CENTER Center Director: Chi Yung 212-385-9352, cyung@ymcanyc.org

GENERAL INFORMATION........................................... 3 GROUP EXERCISE....................................................... 5 ADULT WELLNESS PROGRAMS ................................. 8 FAMILY/EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS ................ 10 YOUTH PROGRAMS ................................................ 12 TEEN PROGRAMS .................................................... 15 AQUATICS................................................................ 16 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION..................................22 LOCATIONS..............................................................28 3 | CHINATOWN YMCA WINTER/SPRING 2017


JOIN THE Y.

FOR THE TOTAL WORKOUT. Join the Y and enhance your life. Whether you’re looking to get healthy, stay fit, meet people, or just decompress and recharge the Y is for you. MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: • • • • • • • • • • •

Tons of FREE adult group exercise classes per week State-of-the-Art cardio fitness centers Strength Training and free weight rooms Swimming Pool Sauna Rooms Free Towel Service Y-Fit Start: a free 12 week program of individual exercises designed for new and returning exercisers Free supervised child watch Priority online program registration Free WIFI available Free guest passes to share with your friends and family

The option for a Citywide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in the boroughs, each of which offers quality facilities and programs... and a swimming pool.

FEES Membership Types

Chinatown Y

City-wide

Youth (up to 11)*

$300/yr

n/a

-

Teen (12 - 17)

$46/mo

n/a

$75

Student**

$74/mo

$79/mo

$125

Adult (18 - 64)

$91/mo

$99/mo

$125

Senior (65+)

$74/mo

$79/mo

$125

Family I (1 Adult & kids)***

$104/mo

$116/mo

$125

Family II (2 Adults & kids)****

$160/mo

$174/mo

$125

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility. Youth Membership benefits include member rates and priority registration on fee-based programs only. **Any age, full time, 12+ credits, must bring copy of transcript

CHILD WATCH Do you need someone to look after your child ages 6 months (minimum) to 7 years (maximum) – while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. This is a free service available adult and family members only.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. As a program volunteer, board member or Annual Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Visit ymcanyc.org/careers for open positions in our staff family at the YMCA or at one of more than 100 sites throughout the five boroughs and at our New York YMCA Camp upstate.

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Joiner’s Fee

***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household


GROW HEALTHY TOGETHER GROUP EXERCISE PROGRAMS Most Adult Exercise Classes are FREE for YMCA members! Community members may purchase a day pass to participate in group exercise classes. For a complete list of group exercise programs please visit our online schedule. Barre Workout - Strengthen and tone your body with this balletinspired workout. No dance experience necessary

Belly Dance- This dance fitness class focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations while dancing to Middle Eastern rhythms and learning the traditional movements and combinations. Bollywood - Bollywood dance is a fusion of traditional and folk dances,

Silver Sneakers® - Classic - 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. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Spin® - An intense cardio workout of a simulated road bike riding to energizing music.

classical Indian dance and western influences such as jazz, hip hop, and modern. An easy to follow dance class that will have you sweating as much as smiling! No previous knowledge of dance or music is required.

Step - Using an aerobic step, participants follow choreography and step

BOLLY X- BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. The dances cycle between higher and lower intensity movements to get you sweating and smiling at the same time! The class is open to all fitness levels.

Stretch Express - Great for relaxing, stretching and lengthening tight muscles for people of all ages. Can help to increase range of motion, which means your limbs and joints can move through a greater range, helping to ward off injuries. Also increases blood circulation and higher energy levels.

Boot Camp - A challenging workout for you entire body using

Tai Chi - An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful,

calisthenics such as push-ups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises.

slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.

Cardio Kickboxing - This high energy class blends athletic drills with

Ultimate Cardio - An intense cardio workout that will keep your heart rate up. Be ready for a variety of cardio drills and routines.

martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout.

up and down to the music.

Core & Balance - This class focuses on abdominal, back, and core muscles using balance and stabilization to effectively improve your posture and strengthen you mid-section.

Vinyasa Yoga - Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by

Hatha Yoga - A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing

performed in the water to improve cardiovascular fitness and flexibility

exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition. All levels are welcome.

Insanity® - Insanity live! Workout in 3 to 5-minute blocks, and take

an emphasis on breathing technique.

Water Aerobics - An instructional class of aerobic movements Zumba® - Takes the “work” out of workout, by maximizing lowintensity moves and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorieburning dance fitness party.

breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get right back to work. It’s called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. You keep pushing your limits – so your body has to adapt.

Pilates Mat - Based on original Pilates techniques, this class is designed to restore muscular balance, improve posture, help prevent injury, and build strength and flexibility.

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IT’S APPSOLUTELY MARVELOUS

DOWNLOAD THE Y MOBILE APP

The easiest way to find your favorite fitness class is right in your pocket. Download the Y mobile app to: • • • •

Search & Add Classes To Your Calendar Share on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare Get Facility Status (Closings) Find Programs, Events, & Camp Info

GET THE APP AT 6 | CHINATOWN YMCA WINTER/SPRING 2017

ymcanyc.org/app


GET YOUR FITNESS ON

The Y-MVP app is a collection of FREE, fun, fitness challenges to help you get greater amounts of Moderate to Vigorous Physical activity. • • • • •

Build customized workout playlists choosing from 150+ cardio, strength, x-training and flexibility activities Set a personal goal, track your time, and record your workout playlists All activities include on-screen instruction and a range of intensity and duration levels Challenge yourself with playlists created by Y Fitness Coaches Earn digital badges that recognize your hard work

Ready to get started? DOWNLOAD AT

ymcanyc.org/ymvp


DISCOVER WELLNESS

All fee-based programs meet once a week for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

ADULT WELLNESS PROGRAMS How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. Schedules are available at the Member Services Desk and online. Please consult your physician before starting an exercise program.

Fitness Orientation

Adult Sports

New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Appointments can be scheduled at the Member Services Desk.

Have fun and get fit together! We host Basketball, Handball, Badminton and Basketball League games during the week in our gym. Check out the current session gym activity schedule and drop in to meet some new members, learn a new sport and have fun.

Y Fit Start | FREE for Members

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

If you’ve been thinking about exercising but don’t know where to begin, Y Fit Start is for you. It’s designed for those new to exercising or those who haven’t exercised for some time and want instruction, support, and motivation. Y Fit Start will help you develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle to meet your own personal needs and goals. The 12-week program includes four sessions with a Y Fit Start Coach. Please sign up for Y Fit Start at the Member Services Desk. This program is FREE for all YMCA members.

Health & Well-Being for Cancer Survivors The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a free 12-week physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. For more information please contact Tony Kung at 212-912-2462 or tkung@ymcanyc.org.

Fitness Consultation Meet with a certified personal trainer to learn your fitness needs and how to achieve them. This includes a series of tests and measurements that help determine your physical fitness level. These tests calculate cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility as guided by the YMCA and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). To book an appointment, contact Tony Kung at 212-912-2462 or tkung@ymcanyc.org.

SPORTS AND CONDITIONING Kokushi-ryu Jujutsu Self-Defense Developed by Soke Nobuyoshi Higashi, the self-defense class offers systematized Jujutsu techniques. In this class you will be introduced to falling, striking, kicking, joint locks, and throwing. All skill levels will learn skills and self-discipline while enjoying this class. Friday

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Members: $102 | Community: $157

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STRENGTH TRAINING

Partner Training

Enjoy the benefits of personal training and save a few dollars while you’re at it by sharing your experience with a friend. Sign up for personal training with a partner and our trainers will help you both to reach your fitness goals. Member benefit only.

For more information about our Adult Strength Training programs, please contact Tony Kung at 212-912-2462 or tkung@ymcanyc.org.

Personal Training

Looking for a new challenge or need some additional motivation? A certified YMCA Personal Trainer can be just what you need. Our trainers will evaluate your health history and lifestyle to design a program that will specifically meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Unused sessions will expire one year from the date of purchase. # Sessions Member Community Single 1 Hour Session $75 $90 Package of 6 sessions $356 $390 Package of 12 sessions $636 $756 Package of 24 sessions $1,200 $1,440 Special Introductory Package Let us get you started on your way to a new you! This introductory special is for new members or members who have never purchased personal training packages before. This package is (3) one hour sessions for $150.

Core Training

A Personal Trainer will work with you in ½ hour sessions to build, sculpt, tone and strengthen your mid-section. If you want to get rid of those extra inches around your waist line, this is the workout for you. Note: All core sessions are 30 minutes long. Sessions are non-transferable. # Sessions Single ½ Hour Session Package of 6 sessions Package of 12 sessions

Member $40 $184 $337

Community $75 $316 $528

Y FIT

START OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU REACH YOURS.

# Sessions Single Session Package of 6 sessions Package of 12 sessions

½ Hour $70 $385 $693

1 Hour $125 $648 $1,015

Personal Training Tidbits - We are here for you! We understand that your schedule may change, but please notify us within 24 hours to cancel your session so we can find a better day or time that will work for you. If we do not hear from you and you need to miss a session we will need to charge you for that missed session time. We want you to succeed, so please make sure to use your sessions within one year from the date of purchase. We take our training personal and in order to maintain a high level of safety and individualized attention, we ask that you only work with YMCA certified personal training staff within our facilities.

TRX

This program will change the way you train. By combining strength and cardio training into specialized, challenging small group-oriented workouts, you will do more work, burn more calories and push your fitness to new levels. It’s not just about training harder, it’s about training smarter. Each workout is specifically sequenced to safely and effectively challenge you for real results. Wednesday Saturday Members 1 x week $183 2 x week $304

7:00 - 7:45 pm 10:00 - 10:45 am Community 1 x week $254 2 x week $432

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PLAY TOGETHER

All fee-based programs meet once a week for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

FAMILY/EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS Chinatown YMCA creates meaningful experiences for every member of your family. Enjoy lower rates on all youth programs and activities and access to free special events with a a family membership. Family fun for everyone!

FAMILY PROGRAMS Child Watch (Ages 6 months - 7 years) Do you need someone to watch your child while you work out? You may leave your child for a maximum of two hours per visit. Your child will enjoy creative play, coloring, story time, music, and other fun activities in a safe environment with a responsible Chinatown YMCA staff member. Please register your child in person at the Member Service Desk no later than 24 hours in advance. Monday - Friday

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Members: Free | Community: N/A

Family Night Family Nights are a special time for families to have fun and create memories that last a lifetime. We want your family to have fun together, so please make sure all children are accompanied by an adult during all Family Night activities. Meets last Friday of every month from 6:15 8:00 pm. Family Members: Free | Community: $20 per family

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Family Support Program Our Family Support Program is dedicated to strengthening families in need. Life comes with lots of stresses and this program is designed to help families manage them. If your family needs help, we provide one on one support from one of our caring staff members, parenting skills workshops, referrals for individual, family counseling, immigration services, medical services, and housing resources. We work with families to build the skills they need to be better parents and better partners and to promote the healthy development of children. Our staff can talk to you in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Give our program director, Narcisa Loza, a call at 212-219-8393 or reach out to her at nloza@ymcanyc.org. Members: Free | Community: Free

Indoor Playground (All ages welcome)

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS Tiny Toes-Ballet (Ages 3 - 4 years) Children ages 3-4 will learn the fundamentals of ballet through awareness of body movement and creativity. While participating in exercise and dance sequences, participants will learn coordination while exploring various levels of movement that develop strength. Monday

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Members: $102 | Community: $157

QuickStart Tennis (Ages 3 - 10 years)

A motor development and movement awareness class where children will spend their time exploring the equipment, climbing, balancing, building, playing with balls, hoops, and obstacle courses, while socializing with their peers.

This class is a kid-friendly approach to learn the basics of tennis. Our partner, Tennis Innovators, utilizes the QuickStart Tennis Format, which maximizes skill learning with colorful balls, smaller-sized racquets, and nets. All levels welcome.

Monday - Friday

Wednesday Saturday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Members: Free Youth Members: $15 per visit, $120 for 10 visits Community: $20 per visit, $140 for 10 visits

3:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 5:30 pm 9:00 - 10:00 am 10:00 - 11:00 am

Members: $284 | Community: $335

Parent’s Night Out (Ages 6 months - 11 years) Treat yourself to a night out and let us take over for the night! Our youth specialists will provide a fun night of games and activities for your children. The first Friday of every month is your new favorite night out! Pre-registration needs to be completed one-week prior to the first Friday night out to ensure we are all set-up for fun!

Breakdancing (Ages 4 – 11 years) Breakdancing is a fantastic way to get moving and express one’s creativity through dance. In this class students will learn the foundation of Breakdancing and Hip Hop movement while focusing on the development of each student’s personal confidence and individual style. Perfect for children that like to move and express themselves to energetic rhythms.

First Friday of every month 6:15 - 9:00 pm Members: $25 per child, per night out | Community: N/A

Friday

4:00 – 4:45 pm 5:00 - 5:45 pm

(ages 7-11 years) (ages 4-6 years)

Members: $102 | Community: $157

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GROWING STRONG

All fee-based programs meet once a week for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

YOUTH PROGRAMS Chinatown YMCA provides after school, day and weekend programming for youths age 3 to 18 years. The youth department offers programs to introduce a wide range of fun and stimulating classes to help build a healthy mind, body and spirit. We are happy to offer programs for youth at our Houston Street location, our Hester Street location, in local public schools and community centers, and at our sleepaway camp.

CAMPS Summer Day Camp (Ages 4 - 16 years) When school’s out, the Y is there to keep kids safe and engaged in fun, healthy activities to let working moms and dads rest easy. Y Summer Day Camp is geared to engaging kids in healthy physical activity and fostering positive social interactions. Each program offers the highest quality instruction and supervision, provided by trained and qualified staff members. Open to children ages 4 to 16 years. Day Camp operates from July through August 2017. Hours are 9 am - 5 pm, with extended hours available from 8 am until 6 pm. Pre-registration is required. Registration begins in January 2017 and Financial Assistance is available. Register early and save with Early Bird discounts. Look for our Camp Brochure at Member Services in January for more details.

Sleepaway Camp Our New York YMCA Camp in upstate Huguenot isn’t the only Y outside Chinatown, but it’s the one that you want when you want your child to make friends and memories for a lifetime. Visit newyorkymcacamp.org to learn more.

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BEACON AT M.S. 131

COMPASS PROGRAM AT PS 126

100 Hester Street, NY, NY 10002 Telephone # 212-219-8393 Center Contact : Marie Choi at mchoi@ymcanyc.org

The Chinatown YMCA operates a Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS) program at PS126. The program serves students enrolled at PS 126 in grades K-5. COMPASS offers high quality programs with a strong balance of academics, recreation, enrichment and cultural activities to support and strengthen the overall development of young people. Activities include: homework help, project based learning, sports, arts & crafts, and healthy living. For more information, contact Raisa Ho at 917-275-4172 or rho@ymcanyc.org.

The Chinatown YMCA Beacon at MS 131 is a totally FREE community center. We provide community access to a wide variety of school-based educational, recreational, and counseling services. The Beacon creates a safe haven and nurturing environment for neighborhood youth and adults in Lower Manhattan with an emphasis on the Chinatown/Lower East Side communities. This program is a collaborative effort between the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and the Chinatown YMCA. The Beacon has been serving the communities in Lower Manhattan with quality programming and services since 1994.

After school program (grades 6 - 8) Participants engage in a curriculum specifically designed to cover all six core areas (academic enhancement, career awareness/school to work transition, life skills, community building, recreation, and culture/arts) over the course of the school year. Activities include: homework help, tutoring, specialized study groups, sports, arts and crafts, computers, drama, basketball, teen discussion groups, and dance.

December, February & April Recess Camp (Grades 5 - 8) Teens spend holiday breaks taking part in activity-filled days. Activities include: indoor and outdoor sports, art, computers, game room, movies, video games, field trips, photography, etc.

Teens Take The City Teens Take the City is a dynamic leadership development program that offers NYC teens the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get involved in issues affecting them and their community. Teens engage in community mapping to figure out how to better their community, work in small groups to identify a law to address the issue, develop a policy proposal that is debated for other teens at City Hall, learn the history and function of NYC government, and meet and interview an NYC official. Once students have developed a policy proposal, they will implement their initiatives in their community through youth-lead service learning activities. Talk about social responsibility at its best!

CORNERSTONE PROGRAM COMMUNITY CENTER Cornerstone Program @ Two Bridges Community Center 286 South Street, New York, NY 10002 Telephone # 212-385-9352 | Fax # 212-791-6726 Center Director: Chi Yung | cyung@ymcanyc.org The Cornerstone Community Centers provide engaging activities year round for adults and young people. Programs are free of charge and located at 25 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Community Centers throughout the five boroughs. Cornerstone adult programs are designed to enhance skills and promote social interaction, community engagement, and physical activity. The Chinatown Y operates a Cornerstone Program at Two Bridges Community Center. This center offers after school, holiday and summer camp programming for children ages five to twelve as well as learning, recreational and community activities for teens, adults and families.

SECOND GRADE SWIM Second Grade Swim is a unique program partnership between our Y and second grade classes at local public schools. We provide each participating class with eight weeks of swim instruction during the school day! The children build their aquatics skills and their selfconfidence with each lesson. One of our second graders said it best, “I love the YMCA swimming pool!” If you are interested in this program for your child or your school, ask your school’s principal to reach out to our Aquatics Director, Miguel Garcia, at 212-912-2480 or at migarcia@ ymcanyc.org.

Jr. Leaders Club You can meet many of tomorrow’s leaders today in our leadership incubation program that gives teens the opportunity to improve their leadership and social skills, while giving back to the community. Teens meet on a weekly basis in small groups to develop and implement projects aimed at providing valuable service to their local community.

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All fee-based programs meet once a week for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

YOUTH PROGRAMS Advanced Ballet (ages 5 - 11 years)

Hip-Hop (ages 5 - 11 years)

This class focuses on classical ballet with barre and center

This class is designed to introduce students to the exhilarating world of hip-hop dancing. It provides a structured method of

musicality. Children learn to develop coordination and body awareness through more advanced ballet movements. Monday

4:30 - 5:30 pm

a new set of combinations and mini routines in every class. Monday

Members: $102 | Community: $157

B-Ball Jr. (ages 7-11 years) This program emphasizes the importance of having fun, while playing basketball. This program also helps develop athletic and social skills, improving educational performance and learning about healthy lifestyles. Besides learning the basic skills of

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Members: $102 | Community: $157

Martial Arts (ages 5 - 11 years) Children learn basic martial arts techniques and their application in both sports and self-defense. The class helps children improve concentration, build good sportsmanship and

class super fun! Saturday

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Members: $102 | Community: $157

Breakdancing (ages 4 – 11 years) Breakdancing is a fantastic way to get moving and express one’s creativity through dance. In this class students will learn the foundation of Breakdancing and Hip Hop movement while focusing on the development of each student’s personal move and express themselves to energetic rhythms. Please note this program will not be running in Session 2. Friday

4:00 – 4:45 pm

(ages 7-11 years)

5:00 - 5:45 pm

(ages 4-6 years)

Saturday

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Members: $102 | Community: $157

QuickStart Tennis (ages 3 - 10 years) This class is a kid-friendly approach to learn the basics of tennis. Our partner, Tennis Innovators, utilizes the QuickStart Tennis Format, which maximizes skill learning with colorful balls, smaller-sized racquets, and nets. All levels welcome. Wednesday Saturday

3:30 – 4:30 pm 4:30 - 5:30 pm 9:00 - 10:00 am 10:00 - 11:00 am

Members: $284 | Community: $335

Members: $102 | Community: $157

Jr. Knicks (ages 7-11 years) The YMCA of Greater New York Jr. Knicks program for boys and girls emphasizes the importance of having fun playing basketball, while also developing athletic and social skills, improving educational performance and learning about healthy

This 10 week program will run 2/18/17 to 4/29/17. Saturday

11:15 am – 2:00 pm

Members: $75 | Community: $100

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EMPOWERING YOUTH TEEN PROGRAMS Chinatown YMCA provides young people with a safe space to socialize, seek support and participate in activities that build self-esteen, prepare them for higher education and success as an adult. Through the various programs and workshops our goal is to empower, inspire and teach young people to be leaders. As part of the Youth & Family department, the Teen Center works to build the developmental assets of young people as they transition into adulthood. Okushi-Ryu Jujutsu Self-Defense (ages 12 - 17 years) Developed by Soke Nobuyoshi Higashi, the self-defense class offers systematized Jujutsu techniques. In this class you will be introduced to falling, striking, kicking, joint locks, and throwing. All skill levels will learn skills and self-discipline while enjoying this class. Friday

Teen Center Teens are given free access on Friday nights to engage in healthy activities such as basketball, yoga classes and swimming under the supervision of specially trained staff. For more information or to register, contact Narcisa Loza at 212-912-2466 or nloza@ymcanyc.org.

Y-MVP Fitness Challenge

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Members: $102 | Community: $157

Steady Buckets Basketball (ages 5 - 18 years) A progressive training program that improves speed, strength, and basic basketball skills, Steady Buckets helps children and teens improve skills for competitive play. Our experienced, skilled Steady Buckets coach individualizes instruction so that every child gets what he or she needs to build skills and confidence while having fun. Steady Buckets is a co-ed program, but we know that girls sometimes like to play basketball with other girls. To accommodate this, our coach offers a session for girls only. Our goal is to get everyone playing, getting fit, and making friends!

The Y-MVP Teen Fitness Challenge is an innovative eight-week program designed to stimulate teens to increase their daily levels of Moderate to Vigorous Physical activity. Adopting game design techniques, New York City’s YMCA has created an app – combined with dynamic digital badges and fun fitness activities – that motivates, recognizes and rewards young people’s MVP levels while helping them to create life-long healthy habits. For more information, contact Tim Hui at thui@ymcanyc.org or visit ymcanyc.org/ymvp. WHY SHOULD YOU SIGN UP? • Use a really cool app to track your workouts • Learn how to improve your fitness, strength and endurance • Get Fit. Make Friends. Have Fun!

Exploring Paths Monday Sunday

4:00 – 5:30 pm - Girls 5:00 – 6:30 pm - Boys 9:00 – 10:30 am - Girls 9:30 - 11:00 am - Boys

Members: Community:

$180 - 1x a week $320 - 2x a week $25 per class (drop-in) $233 - 1x a week $432 - 2x a week $30 per class (drop-in)

Exploring Paths is a unique mentorship program for youth ages 8 to 17 that challenges the participants both physically and mentally. Youth will first complete an 8-week program to learn how to ride a bike, get comfortable riding, while learning road safety and hand signals! Paired with a mentor, the program provides young people with the opportunity to explore the city on bicycle. With a focus on broadening their exposure to the city’s cultural institutions, neighborhoods and parks, Exploring Paths allows young people to explore their interests and to expand their understanding of the world. For more information, contact Narcisa Loza at 212-912-2466 or nloza@ymcanyc.org.

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All fee-based programs meet once a week for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

SPLASH AROUND

For more information about these programs contact Miguel Garcia, Aquatics Director, at 212-912-2480 or migarcia@ymcanyc.org.

YOUTH AQUATICS PROGRAMS We strive to provide individuals the opportunity to enter the water in a safe and fun enviornment while developing the spirit, mind and body!

PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

PARENT/CHILD AND PRESCHOOL AQUATIC PROGRAM

PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS Let our caring, experienced aquatics team support you in achieving your individual swimming goals. Private lessons target your strengths as a swimmer and allow you and your instructor to develop an individualized plan for what you want to get better at. Lessons are offered in 30-minute sessions. You’re welcome to invite friends or family members to join you for a semi-private lesson. Private lessons are all about you. We’re available to help you plan what will best help you become the swimmer you want to be.

30-Minute Sessions

Member

Private single session Package of 4 sessions Package of 8 sessions Package of 12 sessions

$79 $233 $360 $466

$100 $296 $487 $630

Semi-private single session Semi-private package of 4 sessions Semi-private package of 8 sessions Semi-private package of 12 sessions

$69/person $190/person $318/person $402/person

$90/person $233/person $360/person $466/person

Swim Lesson Fees Member Community

Community

YMCA SWIM TEAMS A number of our Branches field Swim Teams who compete against other YMCAs and swim clubs at area meets. Workouts include endurance, speed, and drill technique, with a healthy dose of teamwork and sportsmanship. Swim Teams:

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Piranhas Cross Island YMCA Barracudas Flushing YMCA Flyers McBurney YMCA Manta Rays West Side YMCA Piranhas

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$150 $207

Reaches children and parents early in their relationship. Parents are given guidance on how to develop their children’s abilities and how to protect their children from harm in, on, and around the water; children are given the chance to explore a new environment and to build skills that add to their self-confidence. Both benefit from taking part in an experience that lets them learn and have fun together in the water. The skills taught in the Parent/Child and Preschool Aquatic Program center around five main components: • Personal safety: Activities that help increase awareness of personal safety issues for both the child and the family, including boating safety • Personal growth: Activities that help the child and the family grow in spirit, mind, and body, including character development • Stroke development: Activities that help develop swimming abilities so participants can move in the water safely • Water sports and games: Activities that help develop an appreciation of aquatic activities that may last a lifetime, including age-appropriate games and songs • Rescue: Activities that build awareness of how to help others in aquatic emergencies

Parent/Child class days and times: Monday

9:00 – 9:30 am

Wednesday

9:00 – 9:30 am

Saturday Sunday

11:00 – 11:30 am 11:00 – 11:30 am


PARENT/CHILD SWIM CLASSES

Preschool class days and times:

(6-36 months)

Tuesday

3:40 – 4:10 pm

Shrimp (6-8 months)

Wednesday

3:40 – 4:10 pm

This is an introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and their infants. Parents are encouraged to develop appropriate expectations for their children’s performance in the water. They learn basic aquatic safety and have a positive experience with their children that can help them grow closer.

Friday

3:40 – 4:10 pm

Saturday

11:40 – 12:10 pm

Sunday

11:40 – 12:10 pm

Kipper (9-12 months)

Pike

This level continues to provide positive aquatic experiences for parents and infants. The infants learn basic water skills and have fun playing with toys and flotation devices. Parents review and learn more about basic aquatic safety.

Inia (13-18 months) Children do more independent exploration of the aquatic environment with help from parents. The parents again review and learn additional information about aquatic safety. The program provides opportunities for parent-child teams to socialize with each other.

Perch (19-36 months) Children start moving more independently through the water under their parents’ guidance. Parents learn more about aquatic and boating safety, and children begin to learn something about these topics as well. At this point the instructor begins to prepare the children to work directly with an instructor on their own.

PRESCHOOL SWIM CLASSES (3-5 years) Swim Lesson Fees Member Community

$150 $207

At this level, children usually begin attending classes without their parents. 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 in holding their faces in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming.

Eel This advanced beginner level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to flutter kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Children can swim 15 feet without assistance by the end of this level.

Ray At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim 20 feet on their front, side and back without assistance by the end of this level.

Starfish Children at this level review previously learned skills and refine their crawl and back strokes and floating skills. They also learn underwater swimming skills. Children can swim 40 feet on the front, side and back without assistance at the end of this level.

This is a child’s first experience in the pool without parental assistance. The children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They also learn about pool safety, boating safety, and the use of personal flotation devices. • Personal safety: Activities that help increase awareness of personal safety issues for both the child and the family, including boating safety • Personal growth: Activities that help the child and the family grow in spirit, mind, and body, including character development • Stroke development: Activities that help develop swimming abilities so participants can move in the water safely • Water sports and games: Activities that help develop an appreciation of aquatic activities that may last a lifetime, including age-appropriate games and songs. • Rescue: Activities that build awareness of how to help others in aquatic emergencies

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YOUTH AQUATICS (6-12 years) Swim Lesson Fees Member Community

$150 $207

The YMCA helps youth develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. • Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water. The information forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. • Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. • Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. • Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of is taught. • Rescue: Students learn safety techniques – knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists.

Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow days and times:

Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

4:15 - 5:00 pm 4:15 - 5:00 pm 4:15 - 5:00 pm 10:00 - 10:45 am 10:00 - 10:45 am

Polliwog (Beginner) This is the beginning level for school-age children. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wetball movements.

Guppy (Advanced Beginner) The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wetball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills.

Minnow (Intermediate) This is the initial intermediate skill. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming. They learn still more synchronized swimming, wetball, and diving skills.

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Fish, Flying Fish, Shark and Porpoise days and times: Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

5:15 - 6:00 pm 5:15 - 6:00 pm 5:15 - 6:00 pm 12:15 - 1:00 pm 12:15 - 1:00 pm

Fish (Intermediate) At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and sidestroke, with turns. They are introduced to the butterfly stroke. They continue learning additional synchronized swimming movements, wetball skills, and diving skills, and are introduced to the use of mask and fins.

Flying Fish (Advanced) At this advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance. They develop the ability to perform more complex combinations of synchronized swimming movements, learn to dive off a one-meter board, and develop better wetball playing skills. They also are introduced to the use of a snorkel.

Shark (Advanced) The students at this level continue to improve their strokes, with starts and turns, and are introduced to the inverted breaststroke, the crawl, and the overarm sidestroke. Opportunities are provided for further work on synchronized swimming, wetball, and skin diving.

Porpoise (Advanced) At this final level, students are exposed to a wide range of aquatic experiences through a class and club format. In class these advanced swimmers learn new strokes and rescue skills, as well as develop volunteerism and leadership skills. Through the club, they try various aquatic sports and games, with club members forming smaller groups to explore different aquatic pursuits in more depth.


TEEN AQUATICS (12-17 years) Swim Lesson Fees Member Community

$150 $207

The YMCA helps teens develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. • Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water. The information forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. • Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. • Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. • Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of is taught. • Rescue: Students learn safety techniques – knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists.

Teen days and times:

Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

7:00 - 7:45 pm (Beginner Only) 7:00 - 7:45 pm 7:00 - 7:45 pm 9:00 - 9:45 am 9:00 - 9:45 am

Teen Beginner This class is for teens who have not had swimming lessons before or who are not comfortable in the water. Basic swimming and water safety skills are taught in a relaxed, fun way.

Teen Advanced Beginner Teens are acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wet ball movements.

Teen Intermediate Teens continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wet ball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills.

Teen Advanced

CELEBRATE WITH US PARTY RENTALS Chinatown YMCA Youth and Family staff host birthday parties for your children and friends! Parties are held on Sundays from 11:30 am 3:00 pm. Choose from the Basic or Plus Party packages listed below. All party packages include fun games, music and activities to your choosing, as well as swim caps for the swim parties! For more information please contact Narcisa Loza 212-912-2466 or nloza@ymcanyc.org.

GYMNASIUM SPACE PARTY RENTALS Gym Party I Party rate is based on 15 children. Three (3) hours in ½ of the gym, 3,200 SQ FT. Members: $586 | Community: $654

Gym Party II Party rate is based on 20-25 children. Three (3) hours in the full gym, 6,400 SQ FT. Members: $874 | Community: $960

SWIMMING POOL PARTY RENTALS Swim Party I Party rate is based on 12 children ages 1-7 or 20 children 8 and older. 60 minutes in the pool & three (3) hours in ½ of the gym, 3,200 SQ FT. Members: $788 | Community: $878

Swim Party II Party rate is based on 12 children ages 1-7 or 20 children 8 and older. 60 minutes in the pool & three (3) hours in the full gym, 6,400 SQ FT. Members: $1,064 | Community: $1,187

This is the initial intermediate skill. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming. They learn still more synchronized swimming, wetball, and diving skills.

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LEARN TO SWIM

All fee-based programs meet once a week for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted. For more information about these programs contact Miguel Garcia, Aquatics Director, at 212-912-2480 or migarcia@ymcanyc.org.

ADULT AQUATICS PROGRAMS The YMCA helps adults develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. Adult Swim Lesson Fees Member Community

Adult Beginner $150 $207

• Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water. The information forms the basis of accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught. • Personal Growth: In learning new skills students build self-esteem. They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety. • Stroke Development: Students are taught through stroke techniques. Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills and safety using lifejackets are among those taught. • Water Games: Games are used to enhance skills learned. Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples of is taught. • Rescue: Students learn safety techniques – knowing when to yell for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists.

Class days and times:

Monday 7:00 – 7:45 pm (Beginner Only) Wednesday 7:00 – 7:45 pm Friday 7:00 – 7:45 pm Saturday 9:00 – 9:45 am Sunday 9:00 – 9:45 am

This class is for those who have not had swimming lessons before or who are not comfortable in the water. Basic swimming and water safety skills are taught in a relaxed, fun way.

Adult Advanced Beginner Adults are acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle, and some synchronized swimming and wet ball movements.

Adult Intermediate Adults continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. More synchronized swimming and wetball skills are taught, as well as some diving skills.

Adult Advanced This class works on further refining strokes. They learn still more synchronized swimming, wetball, and diving skills.

Private Swim Lessons Available Turn to page 16 to for package options and pricing.

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TEENS!

ARE YOU READY FOR THE Y-MVP FITNESS CHALLENGE? WHY SHOULD YOU SIGN UP?

• Use a really cool app to track your workouts • Learn how to improve your fitness, strength and endurance • Get Fit. Make Friends. Have Fun!

SIGN UP TODAY!

Pick up an application from the front desk or email ymvp@ymcanyc.org. For more information on Y-MVP please visit ymcanyc.org/ymvp

YMCA NEW AMERICANS WELCOME CENTERS Our multilingual resource and referral centers provide immigrant families and community members. with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services including: • • • • • • •

English as a Second Language Cultural Orientation Citizenship Preparation Job Readiness Computer Literacy Adult Literacy High School Equivalency Test (formerly GED) Preparation

FOR REGISTRATION/PRE-TESTING & CLASS SCHEDULE, GO TO

www.ymcanewamericans.org


JOIN THE Y. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION MISSION

PAYMENT OPTIONS & INFORMATION

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

• Membership dues must be up-to-date in order to use facility.

POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION YMCA membership is available to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances. The YMCA welcomes families and persons of all ages, income levels, and physical conditions with an emphasis on responsibility and self-improvement.

MEMBERSHIP GUARANTEE Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date. The joiner’s fee is non-refundable.

• Rates and schedules are subject to change. • Annual membership may be paid in full by cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards. • Monthly payments are payable by credit card or bank draft only. There is no cash option for monthly payments. • If a check or an automatic bank draft is returned for insufficient funds, a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.

CAMERA/DIGITAL DEVICE USAGE POLICY For the privacy and security of all - especially our kids and teens - we do not allow any photo or video recording without permission from the Executive Director.

MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date.

LOCKER ROOMS & LOCKERS •

Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility. We also offer lockers for rent.

Our family-friendly locker room is a good alternative for parents who wish to accompany their child that is over the age of five and of the opposite gender.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS

MEMBERSHIP CARD The Chinatown membership card must be presented and scanned in order to gain access into a YMCA facility.

YMCA “AWAY” POLICY

PROGRAM CARDS Program members will be issued a card granting them YMCA access for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the YMCA facility and/or a specific program.

AWAY (Always Welcome at the YMCA) As a YMCA member, you have access to YMCAs across the country and around the world. You must present a valid YMCA ID to be eligible to use AWAY privileges. Call ahead to check on individual branch policies.

LOST CARDS Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen. There is a fee to issue a replacement card.

GUEST AND DAY PASSES

MEMBERSHIP HOLDS Members may put their membership on hold for 1 - 3 months during any calendar year. A monthly hold fee will be charged and all membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold.

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All YMCA members are given six complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. Branch members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. Day passes are available to purchase. Government issued photo ID is required. All guests need to be 18 years of age, or accompanied by their parent (who must remain in the building.) Complimentary guest passes are limited to three (3) per year, per person.


TALKING UP THE Y

CAN GET YOU SOME COOL Y GEAR!

SLING PACK

We will thank you with A FREE GIFT of your choice when a new member tells us they joined because of the great things you mentioned about the Y.

WOMEN’S AMENITY KIT

YOGA PANTS

ZIP-UP HOODIE

BASEBALL BURNOUT TEE

BURNOUT TEE

SPORTS BRA

Visit the member service desk or go to ymcanyc.org for more information.

TAKE CONTROL

Visit www.nyc.ydiabetes.com today!

REDUCE YOUR DIABETES RISK AND GAIN TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH THE YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM. ABOUT THE PROGRAM In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress. PROGRAM GOALS:

• Reduce body weight by 7% • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes† by a healthcare provider. The national price for the program is $429.00 per person. Check with your health insurance provider to see if the cost is covered. Financial assistance is also available. For any additional information please call Jordan Correa at 212-630-9619. *Asian individual(s) BMI > 22 †Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.

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“People who give to the Y create life-changing experiences for both children and parents.” Virginia & Michael Lugo Queens

Your Help Makes All the Difference When you give to the Annual Campaign, you provide a child or a family the chance to move ahead. New York City’s YMCA never turns anyone away. Your kindness creates a new range of opportunities and promise for the people of New York City.

Please — be your best you.

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Give today. ymcanyc.org/give


EXERCISING COURTESY While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the Y Code of Conduct and exhibit the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility while you’re here.

1. Get oriented. Not sure how to use the equipment or what you should be doing? Orientations are free for all members!

2. Just ask. We’re here to help! 3. If there’s a problem with any of the equipment or

the facility, please let a staff person know. If there’s an incident or accident, contact a uniformed staff person immediately.

4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. (Open

toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free weights. Warm up before and cool down after exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or lightheadedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the exercise and ask staff for help.

5. Help us keep the Y clean. Wipe off equipment after

each use. Return all equipment when finished with it. Take your personal items with you. Remove the plates from lifting bars when you’re done. Don’t bring food, open containers or coffee cups into the center.

6. Give others a turn. The equipment is here for everyone

to use. Please respect the 30-minute time limit on cardio equipment if others are waiting, and follow any posted signup procedures.

7. Storing your stuff. Daily lockers are reserved for your

personal items while you are in the Y. Items may be left overnight only in rented lockers. Please speak with a Member Service Representative for more information on monthly locker rentals.

8. Youth are welcome after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form (ages 12-17).

9. Get personal. Personal trainers are available. Ask a staff person for more information.

10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration for

others, please refrain from cell phone use including phone calls, texting, emailing, picture-taking, and filming while in the fitness facilities.

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

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OUR COMMUNITY At the YMCA , creating a safe and welcoming environment is a team effort. We ask everyone—staff, members and guests—to follow our Code of Conduct, which is based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 1. Speaking in respectful tones; refraining from the use of vulgar or derogatory language; and dressing appropriately. 2. Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest and caring manner; never resorting to physical contact or threatening gestures. 3. Respecting others by refraining from intimate behavior in public; abstaining from contact of a sexual nature. 4. Respecting the property of others; never engaging in theft or destruction. 5. Creating a safe, caring environment; never carrying illegal firearms or devices. 6. Participating in programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body; never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics, or the unsanctioned use of alcohol on YMCA premises. Adherence to the YMCA Code of Conduct and regulations is essential.

Cooperation among staff, members and guests is an important part of making our YMCA welcoming to all. Suspension or termination of membership or employment with the YMCA may result The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

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from violating this Code of Conduct.


SWIM SAFELY Everyone’s safety is important to us, especially children. We ask that all abide by our pool guidelines.

1. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck 2. Everyone in the pool must wear a swim cap 3. Children 8 years old and younger must be within arm’s length of a parent/adult guardian when in the pool 4. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 must have a parent/adult guardian on the pool deck or viewing area at all times 5. All non-swimmers must remain in the shallow area 6. Any child wearing a flotation device must remain in the shallow area. Backpacks/bubbles and life jackets are provided as a flotation device to nonswimmers

7. Infants and children who are not fully toilet trained must wear a swim diaper 8. Breath holding during any aquatics activity is not allowed as can lead to person blacking out 9. I nflatable rings, balls, noodles or other large pool toys are not permitted 10. Instructional swim aids (kick boards/barbells/ pull buoys/noodles) are only for class use 11. All questions regarding the Aquatics policies/ procedures should be directed to the Aquatics Director

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Chinatown YMCA 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212-912-2460 ymcanyc.org/chinatown @ymcanyc facebook.com/ChinatownYMCA @ymcanyc

LOCATIONS MANHATTAN BRANCHES Chinatown YMCA 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212.912.2460

BROOKLYN BRANCHES Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 718.789.1497

QUEENS BRANCHES Cross Island YMCA 238-10 Hillside Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 718.479.0505

STATEN ISLAND BRANCHES Broadway YMCA 651 Broadway Staten Island, NY 10310 718.981.4933

Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212.912.2100

Coney Island YMCA 2980 West 29th Street Brooklyn, NY 11224 718-215-6900

Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718.961.6880

South Shore YMCA 3939 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.227.3200

McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212.912.2300

Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136

Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718.739.6600

Vanderbilt YMCA 224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212.912.2500

Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.469.8100

Long Island City YMCA 32-23 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718.392.7932

YMCA Counseling Service/ South Shore Center 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.948.3232

West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.875.4100

Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718.389.3700

Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212.912.2180

North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718.277.1600

Rockaway YMCA at Arverne by the Sea 207 Beach 73rd Street Arverne, NY 11692 718.215.6950

BRONX BRANCH Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718.792.9736

Prospect Park YMCA 357 Ninth Street New York, NY 11215 718.768.7100 Park Slope Armory YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 212.912.2580

YMCA Counseling Service/ North Shore Center 285 Vanderbilt Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304 718.981.4382 HUGUENOT, NY New York YMCA Camp Big Pond Road Huguenot, NY 12746 845.858.2200 ASSOCIATION OFFICE 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.630.9600

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