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FALL INTO FITNESS FAMILY & FUN Programs & Services MELROSE FAMILY YMCA

Fall I: September 10- October 28 Fall II: October 29- December 23


WELCOME TO YOUR Y Melrose Y Main Street Facility

497 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176 Phone number: (781) 665-4360 Fax number: (781) 665-4491 Monday - Friday...........................................5:00 am -10:00 pm Saturday.........................................................6:30 am - 6:00 pm Sunday............................................................6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Melrose Y Gymnastics Center

Welcome to Your Melrose Family YMCA Don’t let the fall be a time of endings - think of it as a fresh start. As the leaves change their colors and shapes, so can you. Try a new class, start a new routine and let us help you along the way. Live a vibrant, full life and make this fall your time of transformation.

156 Tremont Street, Melrose, MA 02176 Phone number: (781) 665-0814

Melrose Y Child Care Center in Melrose

106 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176 Phone: (781) 665-8522 Fax: (781) 665-0980 Infant / Toddler / Preschool: Monday - Friday..............................................6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Melrose Y Child Care Center in Stoneham

39 Pleasant Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 Phone: (781) 279-2002 Fax: (781) 279-3260 Infant / Toddler / Preschool: Monday - Friday..............................................6:30 am - 6:00 pm After School Child Care: Monday - Friday.............................................2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (2, 3, 4 and 5 day options available) Summer Programs..........................................7:00 am - 6:00 pm Vacation Programs.........................................8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Melrose YMCA Mission

The Melrose Y is a community organization open to all regardless of age, sex or religion. The Y evolved from values of its Christian heritage, which are to live guided by love, kindness and charity towards all. It is the purpose of the YMCA to utilize these values to significantly improve the quality of life of its members, families, community and staff by providing a healthy atmosphere for the development of mental, spiritual, and physical potential.

All Memberships allow members to use all of the YMCA of Metro North Facilities. (Lynn, Melrose Family, Saugus Family, Torigian Family). Membership Type 2 Adult Family 1 Adult Family Adult (24-64) Senior (65+) Young Adult (19-23) Teen (14-19) Youth (13 & under) Adult Locker Rental

Monthly Bank Draft $ 73 $ 54 $ 45 $ 34 $ 32.5 $ 18 $ 10.5 $5

Daily Passes* Family Swim/Gym Pass Adult Middle School/High School Youth(accompanied by an adult mbr)

$ 15.00 $ 10.00 $ 5.00 $ 5.00

*Photo I.D. Required. Contact your health insurance provider and ask about your fitness benefit, you may be eligible for reimbursment on some of your membership fees. Everyone belongs at the Y, and no person will be turned away because of financial limitation. For more information about confidential financial assistance, please call the Melrose YMCA at 781-665-4360, or visit our Welcome Center for an application.

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WELCOME TO YOUR Y CLASS REGISTRATIONS Fall I & II Sessions

STAFF DIRECTORY

Fall I: September 10 - October 28, 2012 Fall II: October 29 - December 23, 2012 SAVE TIME! REGISTER AND RENEW ONLINE! Anytime day or night, you can register for your favorite classes at the Melrose YMCA! Your Y Online Account will allow you to access our online registration system and will ensure your privacy and credit card security. As always, you can register in person at our Welcome Center. All classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited, therefore, it is wise to register early. To receive member rates you must have an active/valid membership for the entire session. Fall I Session: Member Online............................Monday, Member Walk-in.............................Friday, Non-Member Online................Thursday, Non-Member Walk-In...................Friday,

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Diana Brennan

Executive Director diana.brennan@melroseymca.org

Olga Arnold

Group Exercise Director olga.arnold@melroseymca.org

Vicky Brienza

Aquatics Director vicky.brienza@melroseymca.org

David Burckhard

Membership Director david.burckhard@melroseymca.org

Ellen Casey

Branch Administrator ellen.casey@melroseymca.org

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Fall II Session: Member Online............................Monday, October 8th Member Walk-in...........................Friday, October 12th Non-Member Online...............Thursday, October 18th Non-Member Walk-In..................Friday, October 19th Visit our website and register online at: www.YMCAMetroNorth.org Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. The information in this catalog is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change without notice. Visit our website or call the Welcome Center if you have any questions.

Jen Conway

Gymnastics Director jen.conway@melroseymca.org

Cathy Flynn

Director of Child Care in Melrose cathy.flynn@melroseymca.org

Branden Lamarre

Facilities Director blamarre@metronorthymca.org

Maureen McGurl

Director of Child Care in Stoneham maureen.mcgurl@melroseymca.org

Lisa Viliott

Fitness Director lisa.viliott@melroseymca.org

HOLIDAYS- FALL SESSION

Columbus Day, Monday October 8th Veterans Day, Sunday November 11th YMCA Open Regular Hours Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22nd YMCA Open 7:00 am - 11:00 am CLOSURE POLICY It is the policy of the Melrose Y to remain open during inclement weather. Should the city or state declare an emergency, or the safety of our members and staff be in question, it may be necessary for the Y to close. In the event the Y does close, cancelled classes will not be made up, credited or refunded. The Melrose Y accepts Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. Checks returned unpaid to the Melrose Y by your financial institution will result in a service charge of $30.00.

Babysitting

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Babysitting is available to Y participants while working out (member must remain on premises). Any questions, please contact Sharon Loveridge, Babysitting Coordinator. Monday through Friday........................ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday through Thursday................... 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday...................................................7:45 am -12:30 pm Family MembersFREE Individual Members- $3 per hour per child pass $5 per hour “two-for sibling� pass *Discounted bulk passes are available. *Babysitting service is limited to 2 hours/day per membership.


HEALTHY LIVING Personal Training

The Melrose Y is proud to offer a variety of trainers that will help you attain your goals and exceed your expectations. Receive a full hour or half hour of personal training that will leave you feeling great and energetic! You will receive a FREE introductory 30 minute evaluation session when you purchase your first personal training package! Personal training is for members only. For more info contact Lisa Viliott at 781-665-4360 or email lisa.viliott@melroseymca.org One-on-one rates One 30 min Three 30 min Six 30 min Twelve 30 min Twenty-four 30 min Group Rates # of Sessions One Three Six Twelve

Length of Session 30 min 30 min 30 min 30 min

$ 45 $126 (42 per session) $240 (40 per session) $444 (37 per session) $792 (33 per session)

Price per Person $ 26 $ 72 (24 per session) $132 (22 per session) $240 (20 per session)

Progressive Resistance Training

Get stronger with more muscle definition by gradually and safely increasing your resistance (weight load) in this progressive body sculpting class. If you have been resistance training for a while and are not seeing results, this class is for you. Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-10:30 am

Family Mbr-$35

Adult Mbr-$50

Non Mbr- $100

*An online credit will be issued to Y members who attend every class

This class is a TRX series in which you will start from the basics of TRX and progress each week into more complex exercises. Each week, exercises from the previous class will be reinforced and a new series of exercises will be introduced to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability using the TRX Suspension Trainer. Pre and post session body composition analysis will also be included in this class. See how TRX Training can impact your body composition and fitness level. Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm

Adult Mbr-$35

Non Mbr- $70

*An online credit will be issued to Y members who attend every class

This unique style of Tai Chi and Qigong, is flowing, dynamic, powerful, gentle, and utilizes both the external body and one’s inner energy in its practice. Wudang Tai Chi/Qigong is suitable for all types and levels of practitioners. For more information, please contact instructors, Paul/Rosalie DiCrescenzo, at 617-285-1178. Saturday................................................................... 8:30- 9:45 am

Family Mbr- $60 Adult Mbr-$70 Non Mbr-$105

Offering training in Tai Chi (Wudang style) and Kung Fu (Bai Long Quan and Wudang Internal). This drop-in class is for beginner and continuing students alike. For more information, please contact instructors, Paul/Rosalie DiCrescenzo, at 617-285-1178. Saturday.................................................................12:00- 2:00 pm

Family Mbr-$12 Adult Mem-$15 Non Mbr-$20 Fee is per class

Beginning Social Dancing

Fox-Trot, Waltz, and Swing dances will be taught during this class. Thursday...............................................................8:00- 8:55 pm

Intermediate Social Dancing

Walk to Run

This class will transform you from a couch potato to running a 5K. With support of an instructor and your peers, you will work at your own pace and to the best of your ability. Monday 8:30- 9:30am

Family Mbr- $25

Wudang Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong

Tai Chi/Kung Fu Open Session

Progressive TRX

Family Mbr-$25

BALANCE STRENGTH RESULTS

Adult Mbr- $35

Non Mbr- $70

*An online credit will be issued to Y members who attend every class

One/two dances will be taught from Fox-Trot, Waltz, Swing, Tango, Rumba, Cha-cha-cha, Salsa, Merengue, Viennese Waltz, Samba. Thursday...............................................................7:00- 7:55 pm Fall I Session: Six Weeks - September 20- October 25, 2012 Fall II Session: Six Weeks - November 1- December 13, 2012

Family Mbr-$50

Adult Mbr-$60

Fee is per person- please join with a partner!

Non Mbr- $70


HEALTHY LIVING Get At the Roots Weight Loss Program

A 12 week class designed to get your body healthy in order to reach your ideal body weight naturally and permanently. This program is designed to give the body what it needs nutritionally to speed up metabolism and burn body fat! Get At the Roots Weight Loss program addresses underlying causes of excess weight gain such as hormonal imbalance, deficient brain chemistry, digestive problems, food sensitivities and more. Lose weight forever and improve your overall health! Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm Wednesday 10:00-11:00 am

Family Mbr-$195 Adult Mbr- $245 Non Mbr- $295 Fitness and Nutrition Small Group Training This 8 week program addresses both aspects of total health. Attend a 30 minute group lecture with Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Olga Arnold, to learn a different topic of healthy eating each week followed by a 45 minute Boot Camp session as a team with a personal trainer. Fitness testing will be done before and after the 8 week session to show improvement. Tuesday 6:15-7:30 pm

Family Mbr-$115 Adult Mbr- $135 Non Mbr- $175 FREE Healthy Eating, Healthy Living Seminars

Saturday, September 8th at 9:00 am Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 am Nutrition for Optimal Health and Weight Loss by Olga Arnold, NTP. Olga will discuss how improving your health through good nutrition is important to lasting weight loss and health. Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm Movie view and review – Hungry for Change is an amazing documentary that is a must see for anyone who is serious about optimal health for themselves and their family. After watching this 89 minute movie, a discussion will be held with Olga Arnold, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, about ways of implementing a nourishing and healing way of life into your own home.

EAT HEALTHY LIVE HEALTHY

Nutrition by Olga

Olga Arnold, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, will help to dispel the confusing and mixed information about food, diets and health in our media. She will tailor an eating plan for your individual needs. Your hormone and digestive health is important to losing and maintaining weight and proper brain function. This individual one-on-one counseling will help you get back to the basics and achieve and maintain optimal health. With a customized nutritional protocol or properly prepared, nutrient dense foods, your body will become balanced and healthy from inside out. If you are looking to lose weight, feel more energy throughout the day, and improve your daily brain function, these one on one sessions are for you. To make an appointment, email Olga Arnold at olga.arnold@melroseymca.org.

$60 for the first hour consultation 30 minute follow-up sessions can be booked in packages: One $45 Three $126 ($42 per session) Six $240 ($40 per session) Twelve $444 ($37 per session)


HEALTHY LIVING New Member Introductory Nautilus Instruction

As a new member joining the Y, you may receive 2 appointments (included in your membership fee) to learn the correct usage of the strength training machines. Teens ages 14-18 must go through the Fitness Center Orientation to be educated on proper technique. Contact the Fitness Center Staff to make your appointments.

GROUP EXERCISE

One of the many benefits of a Melrose Y membership includes over 50 FREE group exercise classes per week! Check out all of the classes we offer below and for the most up-to-date schedule, please visit www.ymcametronorth.org. Aerobic Classes: Boot Camp, Tabata, Total Body Sculpt, Y-Cycle, Y-Pump and Zumba Spirit, Mind, Body Classes: Flow Yoga, Pilates and Yoga-lates

This league is a great way to get some exercise, meet new friends and bring back those exciting youth basketball memories. Come on down and shoot with us! Monday & Wednesday 8:00-10:00 pm

Non Mbr-$91

Open Volleyball

Drop in for a volleyball game, learn how to play and join the fun! Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:15- 3:15 pm

Mbr-FREE

Non Mbr-$6/day

Young @ Heart - Senior Fitness

You will be walked through an “at your own pace” exercise program utilizing a variety of cardio machines, Nautilus and Strive equipment. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Mbr-FREE

Open to all members. Members under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Participants must bring their own basketballs. Call YMCA for open gym times.

FREE to Members

Family Fitness Time

Youth ages 9-13 can workout in our Fitness Center from 5:00-8:00 pm on Fridays and from 3:00-5:00 pm on Sundays. Must be a member and be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

FREE to Members

Family Fitness and Nutrition

This one hour class will include a 30 minute fitness workout for the entire family (children must be 5 years or older) followed by a nutrition session which highlighting some important dietary needs for the whole family. Saturday 10:30-11:30 am

Family Mbr-$115 Adult Mbr- $135 Non Mbr- $175

Adult Basketball League

Mbr-FREE

Family & Open Gym

Non Mbr-$91

Children’s Yoga (Ages 8-12 yrs)

Improve focus, concentration and flexibility in this youth focused yoga class. Children should bring their own yoga mat. Monday 4:30-5:15 pm

Family Mbr-$55

Youth Mbr- $70

Non Mbr- $105

Youth Workout Club (ages 8-12)

A Melrose YMCA trainer will guide you through a workout that will be both fun and educational! This class will cover all 5 components of a complete workout; Warm-up, cardio, cool-down, resistance training and flexibility. Monday 3:30-4:15 pm Wednesday 4:30-5:15 pm

Family Mbr-$55

Youth Mbr- $70

Non Mbr- $105

TRXtreme with Mark (Grades 6-8)

The TRXtreme youth class is designed for youth interested in a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle. Mark will work to increase endurance, tone your body, and build muscle. TRXtreme uses your own individual body weight in stretch, tone and build. Tuesday 4:30-5:15 pm

Family Mbr-$55

Youth Mbr- $70

Non Mbr- $105

Kung Fu for Young Dragons (ages 8-12)

A beginning Kung Fu course for ages 8 – 12 that features elements of White Dragon Fist Kung Fu and Wudang Style Kung Fu. Class members will learn basic techniques and exercises, beginning level Kung Fu forms, and some basic self-defense and applications. Respect, good manners, communication skills, discipline, and non-violent conflict resolution will be emphasized and taught as key components of true martial arts training and personal expression. Kung Fu training develops self confidence and good interpersonal skills as class members share the fun, excitement, and challenges with their fellow students. Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm

Family Mbr-$60 Youth Mbr- $75

Non Mbr- $110


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Travel Team Basketball (Grades 4-9)

A competitive basketball league for the experienced player. Traveling to other towns is necessary. Players must try out for this program. Try outs will be held in October, league runs November-March. Non-member rates include a 5 month membership. Players will be required to pruchase a jersey. For more information contact the Youth & Family Director at 781-665-4360 ext 19 or email sports@melroseymca.org.

Members Youth/Teen Members Youth Non Member Teen Non Member

$160 $175 $205 $250

London Summer Olympics

Travel with us to London to celebrate and participate in the Summer Olympic Games! Join us for opening ceremonies, the running of the torch, country introductions, and events such as hurdles, discus throw, shot put, 50 yard dash, etc... Register as a family, individual or choose a country. See you at the Games! Saturday, August 25th- 10:00-11:30 am Free for family members or $10 for non members. Please sign-up at the Welcome Center prior to the event

Spooky Sprint

Join us for our 3rd Annual Melrose Family YMCA Spooky Sprint 5K! Bring the family in costume to run or have fun cheering on the runners. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt and a gift bag. Prizes will be awarded for top runners and best costumes. Saturday, October 27th : 9:00 am start Pre-register by October 8th - $20 per runner Register October 9th- Race Day -$25 per runner $10 for child under 16 running with a parent

Halloween Bash

Stick around after our 5K race for the Halloween Monster Bash, featuring favorite games such as candy in the haystack, pirate fishing and ghost bowling! Saturday, October 27th: 9:30-11:30 am Free for family members or $10 for non members. Please sign-up at the Welcome Center prior to the event.

Holiday Extravanza

Come celebrate the season with pictures with Santa, holiday workshop crafts, music and seasonal treats! Friday, December 7th: 6:00 -7:30 pm Free for family members or $10 for non members. Please sign-up at the Welcome Center prior to the event.

Flick & Float

Wind down from Thanksgiving and come float in the pool while you watch a movie! Friday, November 23rd: 6:00 -7:30 pm Free for family members or $10 for non members. Pre-registration at the Welcome Center is required as space limited.

Kinder Gym & Swim (3 - 5 years)

This hour long class combines fun in the pool and the gym! In the gym, we provide experiences which help your child develop physical and social skills and in the pool, your child will participate in our group preschool swim lesson, grouped according to ability level. The gym will come first followed by swim (kids must wear swimsuit to gym class, and instructor will bring them directly to the pool deck). Wednesday 10:00-11:00 am

Family Mbr-$39 Youth Mbr-$78

Non Mbr- $118

Junior Gym & Swim (7 - 10 years)

Love games in the gym and then playing in the pool? Games in the gym will get the kids’ hearts pumping for 30 minutes, then the instructor will escort them to the pool for a 40 minute lesson. This class is two-for-one-fun! Monday 3:30 - 4:55 pm

Family Mbr-$39 Youth Mbr-$78

Non Mbr- $118

Sign to Me - Sing to Me (0-5 years)

Come join us as we sing, play...and learn some Sign Language! Teach your little one to communicate before they can speak. Teach your preschooler how to use sign in their pretend play and when reading books. This session, we'll be learning all kinds of fun Fall songs and signs, from buses to pumpkins to turkeys...oh my! Saturday (0-2.5 yrs) 9:30-10:00 am Saturday (2.5-5 yrs) 10:15-10:45 am

Family Mbr-$50 Youth Mbr-$85

Non Mbr- $135

Me on the Move

This class is geared toward children with developmental disabilities. The instructor will identify and plan appropriate, meaningful activities for each student’s personal success in physical fitness. The focus will be on physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills and patterns, and skills that will help promote physical fitness. Please call or email for program times 781-665-4360.

Family Mbr-$50 Youth Mbr-$85

Non Mbr- $135

Kids Karate (6 - 11 years)

An introductory class to Japanese Karate taught by instructors from “Bill Adams Karate”. Class is divided into two age groups with an instructor for each group. Program goals are: developing listening skills and refining motor skills with a focus on respect, self-control and ability to work with others. Optional test when ready to progress to next level belt is $30. Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Family Mbr/Youth Mbr-$81

Non Mbr- $162


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Playground Games (3 & 4 years)

Youth Enrichment and Sports Classes Family Member $36 Youth Member $72 Non Member $110 Unless otherwise noted

We let your little one jump, giggle, and run in this new class! The program is non-stop fun for your preschooler. We introduce your child to silly group games and fun activities including duck, duck goose, parachute games, tag, simple sports games, and more. If you’re looking for a safe, fun and active place for your child to socialize and play while you workout, this is the class for your child. Monday or Saturday 9:00-9:45 am

Soccer (3 - 5 years)

This class teaches basic fundamentals, teamwork, and fun with a ball at your feet. This class uses imaginative games and silly play to introduce your preschooler to the fun game of soccer! Tuesday 11:00-11:45 am

Play Pals (18 months - 3 years)

This semi-structured play time allows you and your child to play on our preschool equipment. Each week the instructor will introduce activities and obstacle courses for hands on play time. Adult participation is required during class. One adult per child is a must. Monday OR Wednesday 12:00- 12:45 pm

Splat! (18 months - 3 years)

This class is for the young child who loves to let loose and make a mess! Many different materials are used to play in and make works of art. Parents are required to be present during class, as this one gets messy! Kids (and adults too) should bring their own clothing protection. Tuesday 9:30-10:15 am

Imagination Nation (3 - 5 years)

This program provides children with a hands-on approach to learning and socializing. Through such activities as music, storytelling, art, science, building and dramatic play, your child will gain many new skills while making new friends. Week to week, we’ll follow new themes that relate to the seasons and a child’s natural curiosity about the world. Wednesday 1:00-1:45 pm

Ooey Gluey (3 - 5 years)

This class is jam packed full of ooey gluey arts and crafts, stories, and songs. Make a mess and have some fun! Watch your child’s excitement grow as they create crafts you can treasure for a lifetime. Please make sure your child wears appropriate clothing protection. Tuesday 1:00-1:45 pm

Pint Size Painting (1 1/2-3 years)

Toddlers will get the chance to create freely, with an instructor, based on the story they hear. Children will receive various supplies to allow for creative thinking and inspire their artistic skills. This class strengthens gross motor skills, listening and interpretation. Class will start with a story, focus on painting, and end with clean-up and creative play time. Thursday 9:30-10:15 am

Hop-Skip-Read (2 & 3 years)

A fun interactive activity time where you will run, hop, skip and jump through games that will develop gross motor skills. Class will finish each week with a story. (Perfect for the young child who may get tired out after a 1/2 hour of play.) Wednesday 9:00-9:45 am

Alphabet Soup (2 - 4 years)

Your child will explore the alphabet through a story, craft, and/or song! This class is perfect for the child who can follow instruction and is interested in stories, art, song and the alphabet. This class is best suited for the child who can hold a writing tool and form basic shapes and letters. Tuesday 10:30-11:15 am

DISCOVER POTENTIAL


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Mini All-Stars (3 -5 years)

This class offers different sport(s)/games(s) each week. The emphasis will be on gross motor movement and cooperation. While the focus of the games will be sports, the kids will have fun in imagination based warm-ups, stretching and cool down games. This class is perfect for the child who is able to follow directions and have fun in a group of peers. Monday (3 & 4 yrs) 10:00-10:45 am Saturday (4 & 5 yrs) 10:00-10:45 am

Make ‘em and Take ‘em (3 - 5 years)

Make and decorate edible goodies of your own! Come ready to create and enjoy delicious treats. This class is great for the playful eater who loves to tag along in the kitchen. Playing with your food is ALLOWED! Please inform instructor of any food allergies. Thursday 10:30-11:15 am

Puppet Making (4 & 5 years)

Make a different puppet and create a short puppet show from imagination each week. This class is part dramatic play, part arts & crafts. Perfect for the child who loves to play in the land of make believe! Thursday 11:30-12:15 pm

Eco-Art (6 - 8 years)

Join the Eco-art Challenge…the rules are simple: find something that would otherwise be thrown out, and turn it into art! We will work with recycled items and create something truly unique. We will make collages, paintings, mixed-media art, sculptures and more. There is no limit to what will be created! Wednesday (Fall I only) 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Holiday Workshop (6 - 8 years)

Fill your home and fridge with holiday arts and crafts. Wednesday (Fall II only) 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Beginner String Craft (7 - 9 years)

Making crafts with string is fun and easy! We will make items such as friendship bracelets, necklaces, key chains, dream catchers, pin board art, and more. This class is a great way to kick back, relax, and craft! Thursday 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Duct Tape Art (8 - 10 years)

Learn how to construct art, apparel and accessories made from duct tape. We will create items such as rings, bracelets, wallets, hats, bags, shoes and so much more. The program’s projects and possibilities are endless. Tuesday 3:00-3:45 pm

Jump Shots (8 - 10 years)

The main focus of Jump Shots is fun in the sport of basketball. Learn ball control, passing, shooting and the general rules of the game. Wednesday (Fall I only) 4:00-4:45 pm

Youth Program “On Demand” This class concept allows the flexibility and freedom to create the ideal YMCA class with 4 of your child’s friends. To schedule an “On Demand” class, simply choose the class type, select a few days and times that work for you, and contact the Director with the names of the kids who want to participate. Most classes have a minimum number of five (5) to run, so gather your friends and lets make a class! Feel free to schedule them to coincide with your favorite group exercise class or a sibling’s swim class. The possibilities are endless! Please contact the Youth and Family Program Director at (781)665-4360.

Adventure Challenge (8 - 10 years)

This class challenges kids with group games and adventure initiatives while learning safe risk-taking behaviors. Youth will strengthen social skills and physical competence in this program, with opportunities to work together through physical and mental challenges in a team setting. Wednesday (Fall II only) 4:00-4:45 pm

Nerf Blasters (8 - 10 years)

This exciting class challenges students physically and mentally in an environment that promotes fitness through entertainment. Speed, accuracy and teamwork will be taught to improve their ability to think on their feet, react to changing circumstances, and communicate effectively as a team. This class is ideal for the kid who loves paintball or laser-tag. Tuesday 4:00 - 4:45 pm


SWIM Please Note: The Y reserves the right to make schedule changes to better serve our members and to cancel/combine classes due to low enrollment. Please contact the Y for the latest schedule for lap and open swim times.

PRIVATE LESSONS

 NEW

Aqua Zumba

Integrating the Zumba formula with traditional aqua fitness, this class is a safe and challenging water-based workout that’s cardio, body-toning and FUN! Thursday 6:10-6:55 pm

Mbr-FREE

Non Mbr-$10/class

Water Exercise (combo-shallow/deep end)

No registration required - Limit 30 (Instructor’s Discretion) Monday through Friday 9:00-10:00 am Monday OR Wednesday 7:30- 8:30 pm

Mbr-FREE

Non Mbr-$10/class

Aquatics Stretch

No registration required - Limit 30. A relaxing full body stretch class designed to provide maximum mobility in all joints. Helps relieve pain from arthritis. Monday OR Wednesday 1:00- 2:00 pm Friday (No instructor) 1:00- 2:00 pm

Mbr-FREE Seniors: Mbr-FREE

Non Mbr-$7/class Non Mbr-$4/class

Senior Gym & Swim “Y Knots”

No registration required - Limit 30 Gym - 12:00-1:00 pm -- Swim - 1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday (light aerobics & weights) 12:00- 2:00 pm Thursday (stretching & weights) 12:00- 2:00 pm

Gym & Swim: Mbr-FREE Only one: Mbr-FREE

Non Mbr-$5/class Non Mbr-$4/class

Adult Swim Lessons

Beginner to advanced swim lessons for adults. For the adult who is fearful of the water to the advanced swimmer who wants to improve stroke techniques. Monday 7:00- 7:30 pm Tuesday 11:00-11:30 am

Family Mbr-$20 Adult Mbr-$45 Non Mbr-$95 Swim Fit

Get the most out of your swimming workout. Whether you’re trying to stay fit or train for a triathlon, our coaches will provide you with workouts based on your goals. All levels are encouraged to participate. Tuesday & Thursday (3 lanes) 8:30- 9:30 pm

Mbr-$70 Drop-In Fee: $10/class

Non Mbr-$105

Private lessons are a great way to learn to swim or improve stroke techniques. Each lesson lasts 30 minutes. To register, place your name on a waiting list at the Welcome Center (this needs to be done each session). You will be contacted when a slot becomes available. Lessons begin after the first week of the current session. Members only.

Cost for Private Lessons: One Class: $40 Four Classes: $140 Six Classes: $180

For more info, please contact Vicky Brienza, Aquatics Director, 781-665-4360, Ext. 18

LAP SWIM (15 Years & older) AND FAMILY & OPEN SWIM

For the most current Lap Swim and Family/Open Swim times, please check online at www.ymcametronorth.org or contact the Welcome Center at 781-665-4360. Please Note: Family/Open Swims: Children six years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Children must be within an arm’s distance of a supervising adult at all times. All participants ages six and older must use the gender-appropriate locker room. LIMIT 40

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SWIM All participants 19 months - 6 years should purchase a YMCA approved bubble; others may if needed. Bubbles are available at the Welcome Center: Members - $20.00; Non-Members - $30.00

School Age Swim Lessons (1st grade and Up)

Child w/Parent Swim Lessons (6 months- 5 years) Parent & Infant (6 to 18 months)

All participants ages 6 & up must use the gender-appropriate locker room. For safety reasons, parents must wait outside of the pool area during lessons.

Parent & Child (19 months - kindergarten)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday OR Friday Monday Saturday Saturday

Skills, fun and water exploration for parent and child Monday Wednesday Saturday Sunday

10:45-11:15 am 10:15-10:45 am 9:00-9:30 am 10:30-11:00 am

Monday or Friday Saturday Saturday or Sunday Sunday Sunday

Family Mbr-$28

10:15-10:45 am 9:30- 10:00 am 10:00-10:30 am 10:30-11:00 am 10:30-11:00 am

Youth Mbr-$55

Non Mbr- $99

Preschool Swimming Lessons (3 to 6 years - Prior to 1st Grade) Basic water skills and stroke work. Children may sign up by level: PIKE is beginner swimmer; EEL is intermediate ability; Ray is advanced, flat or no bubble. Child must be able to separate from parent, adjust to group setting and be potty trained. For safety reasons, parents must wait outside of pool area during lessons.

Pike/Eel Pike - Full bubble - beginner level Eel - intermediate level - must have passed Pike Monday (Pike only) Monday (Eel only) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday OR Friday Monday (Pike only) Wednesday (Eel only) Wednesday Friday (Pike only) Friday (Pike only) Saturday Saturday Saturday

10:00-10:40 am 10:45-11:25 am 3:30- 4:10 pm 4:15- 4:55 pm 10:00-10:40 am 10:45-11:25 am 10:00-10:40 am 10:45-11:25 am 9:00- 9:40 am 9:45-10:25 am 10:30-11:10 am

Ray/Starfish Advanced, flat/no bubble - must have passed Eel Monday OR Friday Friday Saturday Saturday.

Family Mbr-$36

3:30- 4:10 pm 10:45-11:25 am 9:00- 9:40 am 9:45-10:25 am

Youth Mbr-$72

Non Mbr- $110

FUN WITH A SPLASH OF CONFIDENCE. December Vacation Splash Week.

Complete details coming at the begining of December

Polliwog - Beginner level

3:30- 4:10 pm 4:15- 4:55 pm 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am

Guppy - Beginner-Intermediate level Monday, Tuesday, Thursday OR Friday Tuesday OR Thursday Saturday

Minnow - Intermediate level

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday OR Friday Saturday

Fish - Intermediate level Friday Saturday

4:15- 4:55 pm 3:30- 4:10 pm 11:15-11:55 am 4:15- 4:55 pm 11:15-11:55 am 4:15- 4:55 pm 10:30-11:10 am

Flying Fish/Shark - Advanced levels

Friday Saturday

Family Mbr-$36

4:15- 4:55 pm 11:15-11:55 am

Youth Mbr-$72

Non Mbr- $110

SWIM WITH THE SHARKS! Try out for the Melrose YMCA Swim Team. We are dedicated to help swimmers improve their times and achieve their goals while instilling in them the core values or the YMCA and making friends that will last a lifetime. Tues, Sept. 4th or Thur, Sept. 6th - 5:00-6:00 pm Swimmer should attend one night. Any questions, please contact Head Coach Laura McCormack at melroseysharks@gmail.com.


GYMNASTICS All gymnastics classes are held at the Gymnastics Center, 156 Tremont Street, Melrose. Age is based on the first day of the session, sorry no exceptions! It is recommended for gymnasts of all ages to wear a leotard, if possible (sweatpants and tucked in T-shirt are appropriate for boys). All participants must have bare feet and hair must be pulled back tightly for class.

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS

Tiny Tumblers Open Gym (18 months-4 yrs)

You and your Tiny Tumbler will have supervised, but not structured, time to use our preschool equipment. Babysitting is available for $3/hour per child. Registration is required. Adult participation is required during class. Safety is our biggest concern, one adult per child. No exceptions! Friday 10:30-11:30 am

Family Mbr-$23 Youth Mbr-$46

Non Mbr- $73

Tiny Tumblers (18-36 months)

Semi-structured time to use our preschool equipment. Adult participation is required during class. One adult per child. No exceptions! Thursday 10:00-10:45 am Saturday 9:00-9:45 am

Family Mbr-$36

Youth Mbr-$72

Non Mbr- $110

Rising Stars (2.5-3 years)

This structured class will introduce your Rising Star to the world of movement and coordination. Note: Child MUST be able/willing to separate from parent and follow directions. Monday 11:00-11:45 am Tuesday OR Saturday 10:00-10:45 am Thursday 9:00- 9:45 am

Family Mbr-$36

Youth Mbr-$72

Non Mbr- $110

BUILDING CONFIDENCE YOUTH GYMNASTICS Gym Kids I (5-7 years)

This structured class introduces your child to the world of movement and coordination. This structured class introduces your child to basic gymnastics skills Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday 3:00- 4:00 pm and terminology. Note: Child MUST be able/willing to separate from Saturday 10:00-11:00 am parent and follow directions. Saturday 12:00- 1:00 pm Monday 10:00-10:45 am Family Mbr-$39 Youth Mbr-$78 Non Mbr- $118 Monday or Friday 12:00-12:45 pm Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday 11:00-11:45 am

Shooting Stars (3 & 4 years)

Family Mbr-$36

Youth Mbr-$72

Non Mbr- $110

Gym Stars (4 & 5 years)

Advanced Gym Kids I (5-7 years)

Must have successfully completed Gym Kids I. Tuesday 3:00- 4:00 pm Saturday 12:00- 1:00pm

This structured class focuses on correct body position while performing basic gymnastics skills. Note: Child MUST be able/willing to separate Family Mbr-$39 Youth Mbr-$78 Non Mbr- $118 from parent and follow directions. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday 1:00- 1:45 pm Gym Kids II (8 years & older) Saturday 10:00-10:45 am This structured class introduces your child to basic gymnastics skills Family Mbr-$36 Youth Mbr-$72 Non Mbr- $110 and terminology. Thursday 3:00- 4:00 pm Saturday 11:00-12:00 pm Saturday 12:00-1:00 pm

Family Mbr-$39

GYMNASTICS TEAM If you are interested in competing for the Melrose Y Gymnastics Team, please contact Jen Conway at 781-665-0814 or at jen.conway@melroseymca.org to come and try out for our team!

Youth Mbr-$78

Non Mbr- $118

Prep Team

Instructor Recommendation is Required and a leotard must be worn. Prep Team has two 90-minute classes per week. (Saturday is once a week). This class will help prepare your gymnast for our competitive gymnastics team. Online registration for this class is not available. Monday & Wednesday 3:00- 4:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday 3:00- 4:30 pm

Family Mbr-$161 Youth Mbr-$180 Non Mbr- $212 Saturday

Family Mbr-$88

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Youth Mbr-$98

Non Mbr- $135


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Pool Party

Gold Gymnastic Party

Our Gold level party includes 1 hour of supervised use of the Gymnastics Center followed by 1/2 hour in the cake and gift area for 15 children. You have the option of adding up to 5 more children for an additional $10/child. All participants must be at least 4 years old. No parents are allowed on the floor or equipment. We will provide for you and your guests: table cloths, decorations, paper plates, napkins, goodie bags and a “gold” medal for the birthday child. (Please note: no food/cake is provided.) Please contact Jen Conway at 781-665-0814 or at jen.conway@melroseymca.org.

Fee: Mbr-$215

Host a party at the Main Street facility. Party includes 1 hour of supervised use of the pool and the use of a second room for cake and gift area for a 1/2 hour. All participants must be at least six years old. Swimmers will be given a test to pass to swim in the deep end. Two adults will need to remain with the party group at all times. There is a maximum of 20 participants for this party. Please contact the Aquatics Department at 781-665-4360, Ext. 18. Party Time: Saturday & Sunday afternoons.

Non Mbr-$265 Gym Party

Silver Gymnastic Party

Party includes 1 hour of supervised use of the Gymnastics Center followed by 1/2 hour in the cake and gift area for 15 children. All participants must be at least 4 years old. No parents are allowed on floor or equipment. Please contact Jen Conway at 781-665-0814 or at jen.conway@melroseymca.org.

Host a party at the Main Street facility gym. Party includes 1 hour of supervised games in the gym and use of the 2nd floor area for cake and gift during the last 1/2 hour. All participants must be at least in kindergarten. There is a maximum of 20 participants with this party. Please contact the Welcome Center at 781-665-4360. Party Time: Saturday 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Fee: Mbr-$150

Fee: HC-$150

Non Mbr-$200

Tiny Tumbler Party

This supervised but not structured party at the Gymnastics Center includes 1 hour of an “open gym” followed by 1/2 hour in the cake and gift area. All particpants must be 18 months - 4 years. There must be one adult per child. There will be obstacle courses, drill stations and plenty of child-size equipment set up. The trampoline and block foam pit can also be utilized in this party. There is a maximum of 15 children for this party. Please contact Jen Conway at 781-665-0814 or at jen.conway@melroseymca.org.

Silver Party Fee: Mbr-$150 Gold Party Fee: Mbr-$215

Non Mbr-$200 Non Mbr-$265

Non Mbr-$200

PARENTS NIGHT OUT (ages 2+)

Your children will enjoy games and gym time while you enjoy a night out! Food and drinks will be served. Local area restaurants will be offering special deals on our PNO nights - keep an eye out! Space is limited. Sign-ups will NOT be taken after 5:00 pm the Thursday before a Parents Night Out. *Cancellations must be made by Thursday at 5:00 pm or will result in a $20 cancellation fee. Melrose Site: Saturdays: September 22th, October 20th, November 17th & December 15th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Stoneham Site: Fridays: November 16th & December 14th 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $20 for the first child with a family membership and $5 for each additional child. STONEHAM THEATRE PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Your children will enjoy games and gym time while you enjoy a night out! Food and drinks will be served. Both dates coincide with opening matinees of Stoneham Theatre productions. Lumberjacks in Love and Double Indemnity are entertaining plays which are teen and tween friendly. Your younger children can come play at the Y, while you introduce your older children to the theatre. Or make a date with your spouse or friends! Space is limited. Sign-ups will NOT be taken after 5:00 pm the Thursday before a Parents Night Out. *Cancellations must be made by Thursday at 5:00 pm or will result in a $20 cancellation fee. Stoneham Site: Saturdays: September 15th & October 20th 2:00-6:00 pm

Fee: $20 for the first child with a family membership and $5 for each additional child. *Please ask about special Theater pricing for these shows!


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Fun Friday Middle School Events

Every Friday throughout the school year, the Melrose YMCA and Melrose Recreation Department will be running events and activities for Middle School students. Chaperones and volunteers are needed for all events! In interested, please contact the Melrose Recreation Department or the Melrose YMCA. 1st Friday of Month – Common Ground Teen Center at Melrose Y The Common Ground is open and FREE to all Melrose teens in grades 6-8 and is located at the Melrose Y. Qualified staff supervise the center and coordinate activities. The center offers a safe environment for teens to hang out with friends and provides billiards, ping pong, air hockey, video games, computers, and so much more. A full size gym is used for basketball, dodge ball, volleyball and other games. Each Common Ground night will feature a new theme. 2nd Friday of Month – Teen Trip Night Join us for one of our Teen Trip Nights! We will be leaving from the Melrose Middle School at 7pm and taking registered participants on field trips to fun destinations. All trips cost $10 and include bus transportation and entry fees. 3rd Friday of Month – Middle School Dance Night 4th Friday of Month – Wild Card Teen Night We will have a new event or activity scheduled within the community. Events will range from movie nights, open gym/pool nights, band nights, fitness classes and more. *For a detailed list of each Friday’s events, please visit the Melrose Y website at www.metronorthymca.org.

My Y is Every Y: Use any facility Y in New England. We are for healthy living and we want you to stay active and keep moving. We have now made sure there is a Y wherever you are! Your Y card now provides you free access to any facility in New England. Simply bring your facility/full privilege membership card and a photo ID with you, and you can check into any partner Y in Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. You can then utilize their gym, pool, fitness, and other wellness facilities, just like any other member! We simply ask that you maintain a current membership at the Y you visit most frequently. Please note that some Ys in New England do have restrictions on the number of visits or specific program participation; check the Y’s website and click on My Y/Every Y to learn more before you go. You can also visit ymca.net to find the Ys near you.

Military Discount

The Melrose Family YMCA offers a special six-month memberships to active military personnel and their immediate families. Military families interested in using the YMCA's facilities need to present their military identification cards when signing up for the membership. For more information, contact David Burckhard, Membership Director, at 781-665-4360.

Financial Assistance

Everyone belongs at the Y, and no person will be turned away because of financial limitation. For more information about confidential financial assistance, please call the Melrose YMCA at 781-665-4360, or visit our Welcome Center for an application.

We Recycle at the Y!

Please join us in helping our planet by placing your bottles and cans in our recyling containers located throughout our facility. In addition, there is a paper recycling dumpster located at our child care facility at 106 Main Street, Melrose, where we recycle as much paper as possible from our offices and program departments. You can join us in our efforts by recycling paper from your home or office there as well. The Melrose Y receives a donation to our Growing Stronger Together Campaign for all the paper recycled.


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Spooky Sprint

Join us for our 3rd Annual Melrose Family YMCA Spooky Sprint 5K! Bring the family in costume to run or have fun cheering on the runners. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt and a race bag. Prizes will be awarded for top runners and best costumes. Saturday, October 27th - 9:00 am start Pre-register by October 8th: $20 per runner Register October 9th- Race Day: $25 per runner $10 for children under 16 running with a parent

Halloween Bash

Stick around after our 5K race for the Halloween Monster Bash, featuring favorite games such as candy in the haystack, pirate fishing and ghost bowling! Saturday, October 27th: 9:30-11:30 am Free for family members or $10 for non members. Please sign-up at the Welcome Center prior to the event.

Holiday Extravanza

Come celebrate the season with pictures with Santa, holiday workshop crafts, music and seasonal treats! Friday, December 7th: 6:00 -7:30 pm Free for family members or $10 for non members. Please sign-up at the Welcome Center prior to the event.

Flick & Float

Wind down from Thanksgiving and come float in the pool while you watch a movie! Friday, November 23rd: 6:00 -7:30 pm Free for family members or $10 for non members. Pre-registration at the Welcome Center is required as space limited.

Growing Stronger Together Cocktail Reception & Auction

The YMCA of Metro North is excited to host our 1st Annual Growing Stronger Together Cocktail Reception & Auction. Join us for an evening of fun as you bid on wonderful trips, items and services. All proceeds will support our annual campaign which provides YMCA services to your neighbors in need. Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm Salem Country Club, Forest Street, Peabody We need your help! Unique items and services that can be used for our live or silent auction are needed. Examples include donations of hotel stays, airline miles, electronics, and services like landscaping, would all help us make this auction a real success. For more information contact Carrie at cbochnak@lynnymca.org.

Zumba Party

Ditch the workout and join the party! Enjoy this fun energetic workout while helping your community. All proceeds will support the Growing Stonger Together Annual Campain. Tuesday, September 25th - 7:30-9:00 pm Minimum $10 donation Please sign-up at the Welcome Center prior to the event.


YMCA OF METRO NORTH We’re Here For Good.

MELROSE FAMILY YMCA 497 Main Street Melrose, MA 02176 781-665-4360 www.melroseymca.org


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