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program & membership guide Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012 Member Registration | Nov 15, 2011 at 7:00pm

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012

Volunteer Board of Directors

Community Advisory Board

Tad Waldbauer, Chair Robert J. Lomauro, President/CEO Robert S. Raymar, Immediate Past Chair Kevin Martyn, Vice Chair W. Rodman Ryan, Vice Chair Robert Lane, Treasurer Paul Boudreau, Secretary Donna Abbott Jody C. D’Agostini Amita Dasmahapatra, M.D. Anne Fritz Gail F. Granowitz, M.D. Patricia Hurley Mark Irwin Leonard Korn Karyn B. Lightcap Lauren B. Luik Tanya McAusland Richard McMahon John O. McManus Rev. Gregory J. Miller Roseanne Mirabella, Ph.D Tom Moschello Quentin (Skip) Orza, II Mike Tannenbaum Greg Toombs Gary Walker, Esq.

Paul Boudreau, Chair Richard Bellingham Diana Boquist Bob Boye Meg F. Catalano Mary M. Chandor David J. Connolly, Jr. Kevin Coughlin Christopher J. Daggett Susan O. Doherty Denis J. Dooley, II Lois Gagnon J. Glenn Garth James G. Gibson Harvey Homan Harold Imperatore William T. Knox, IV Peter C. Olsen Michael Osterman Stephen W. Parker Leslie C. Quick David Stein F. Fox Stoddard Jack Welch

Teen Advisors Vincent Coppola Alex Orza Kanya Shah


table of contents Membership Information Registration Information Important Information Preschool/Youth Programs Kidz Korner Gymnastics Dance Arts Cheerleading Sports Karate Health and Wellness Teen Programs Aquatics Swim Team Active Older Adults Special Needs Bethel Ridge Community Saftey Workshops

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Upcoming Events Water Carnival/Dive-in-Movie December 30th

3:00-6:00pm Contact Erica Schaefer (908)630-3503

New Year’s Y Party January 1st

12:00-6:00pm Contact Jackie Surette (908)766-7898 ext. 362

Program & Membership Staff Abbey Arwady, Director of Youth Development, 766-7898 ext. 342 Peter Barry, Director of Competitive Aquatics, 630-3531 Carole Bell, Risk Management/Quality Officer, 630-3515 Mike Biskup, Music Coordinator, 630-3517 Tina Costello, Director of School Age Child Care, 766-7898 ext. 331 Julia Curtis, Director of Membership Operations, 630-3505 Katie Darby, Special Needs Coordinator, Youth & Family Services, 766-7898 ext. 518 Troy DeLorenzo, Safety Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 595 Jeff de Zutter, Sports Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 601 Kim de Zutter, Sr. Director of Family Services, 630-3507 Sue Diebold, Sr. Director of Healthy Living, 630-3522 Karen DiGiovanni, Program Registration Coordinator, 630-3528 Jenn Grys, Associate Wellness Director, 766-7898 ext. 403 Catherine Heldt, Cheerleading Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 540 Mirna Mazick, Financial Assistance Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 346 Mary McCabe, Adventure Guides Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 120 Connie Moore, Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, 630-3536 Suzi Pellegrino, Sr. Aquatics Director, 766-7898 ext. 604 Jessica Prakopcyk, Director of Arts, Dance & Gymnastics 766-7898 ext. 544 Laurie Reynolds, Senior Outreach Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 341 Sally Roser, Director of Child Care, 630-3523 Kate Russo, Sr. Director of Membership Services, 766-7898 ext. 590 Erica Schaefer, Director of Aquatics Youth Programs, 630-3503 Michael Surella, Director of Sports & Wellness, 766-7898 ext. 519 Jackie Surette, Membership Service Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 362 Sue Thomas, Arts/Gymnastics Program Asst., 630-3512 Sylvia Velez, Director of Volunteer Services, 630-3530 Fred Wasiak, Chief Operating Officer, 766-7898 ext. 524 Kim Wilde, Aquatics Special Needs Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 582

Member Appreciation Day February 14th “World Yoga Day” Join us for a day of Free Yoga Classes February 26th

Contact Jeryl Anderson (908)766-7898 ext. 501

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012


Membership has its benefits! Rates in effect until Jan. 31, 2012




(One Time Fee)

Family Single Parent Family Adult(24yrs+) Senior(65yrs+) Senior Couple Young Adult(18-23yrs) Teen(13-17yrs) Youth(12 & under)

$150 $120 $100 $75 $125 $65 $50 $25

Annual Total


( New Members Only)

$1202 $917 $850 $590 $826 $507 $397 $181

$1352 $1037 $950 $665 $951 $572 $447 $206

Monthly Total (2 mo. + Initiation)

$101 $77 $72 $50 $70 $43 $34 N/A

$352 $274 $244 $175 $265 $151 $118 N/A

*Corporate partnerships are available; for details please contact

For Membership Category Definitions, Please Visit Our Website at Safety & Security Facility Usage Each individual must stop to scan in at the welcome center to gain access to the facility. If you do not have a card, please see a Member Service Representative to reissue you another. Please use upon each visit. Children age 10yrs and under must be supervised at all times. Kidz Korner is available for $3 for 2 hours per child. Guest Policy Annual memberships of young adult, adult, single parent family and family are alotted 5 free guest passes a year. When bringing a guest we ask the following: Member must accompany their guest to the facility Member must be age 18 or older to sign in a guest. When bringing a guest under the age of 18, the adult must stay on the premises during their time at the Y. Guests are NOT permitted on short-term memberships. (eg. summer; college break, etc).

Your membership includes so much...

• Use of Wellness Centers, featuring free weight areas with various strength training equipment; SmartKey; Precor Ellipticals; Cybex Bikes; Cybex and Technogym Treadmills*; Arc Trainers* • Over 200 programs and classes each session at member rates • Member rates for personal training and nutritional counseling with certified trainers • Fun Filled Drop-off Kidz Korner areas • 3 pools including : 2 six–lane, 25 yard indoor pools and a recreation family pool complete with slide and water play features • Full–size Gymnasium with scheduled open basketball times, open family gym times and fun family activities • Kinesis studio, offering ‘Complete Access’ to members 14 yrs old and above, after a one hour training session with certified kinesis trainer ($65.00) • More than 50 + Group Exercise classes weekly including BodyPump, Spin, willPower & grace® Pilates, and Zumba • Lively Senior Drop-In Programs on Tuesday and Thursdays • Yoga classes for Senior, Beginner, Mixed Level, Vinyasa, Kids and Special Needs

New Jersey YMCA Reciprocal Membership Your reciprocal membership entitles you, as a Somerset Hills YMCA member, to work out at another Y 5 times per month! The reciprocal membership allows you access to a variety of member amenities at each location, including wellness center, swimming pools and certain fitness classes, basketball court etc. The reciprocal membership agreement does not include facility member discounts on programs. You may register for programs at participating Ys at non-member rates. Members must maintain a current membership at their home Y to be eligible for this program. Ys will regularly verify that your home membership/dues are current.

Strong Kids Financial Assistance

The Somerset Hills YMCA welcomes deserving individuals unable to pay the full cost of programs and/or memberships. Financial Assistance is available to those in need. Please contact Mirna Mazick (908)766-7898, ext. 346. for more info. Applications available at the Welcome Center or on our website.

The Gift of the Y Give someone you love the gift of the Y. Membership and Program Gift Certificates are available. Call (908)766-7898 ext. 500 or visit the Welcome Center today!

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registration information

Member registration begins on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00pm. On Friday, Nov 18th at 10:00am, registration opens up to potential members of the Somerset Hills YMCA. If you have any registration questions, please contact Karen DiGiovanni (908) 630-3528.




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• All registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. • Individuals must use our online system to register. If you have previously registered through our online system, your User ID and Password are already set up. • Your current email must always be on record with the YMCA for your ease in registering and receiving your registration confirmation. • If you need to update your email, please do so prior to the start of registration by contacting Karen DiGiovanni at (908)630-3528 or e-mailing: • If you already have an account set up but have forgotten or misplaced your login and password, you may click “Retrieve Login” and type in your email address. Your login and password will be sent to you via email. • We encourage people to familiarize themselves with the online registration offerings and process prior to registration day. Please visit our website to review a detailed description of the courses, registration process, class availability, to check your account, or to make a payment (including E-Pay credit card/bank draft payments). Please view the “Registration FAQs” section under programs to find directions on how to register for programs using your online credit. • If you are a first-time registrant, you must first set up your account in order to get a User ID and password.

Class Refund/Credit Policy:

• Requests for a credit of your class fee must be submitted in writing on a Credit Request Form (available at the Welcome Centers) prior to the start of the third week of the program session. • Please note that after Week 2 of the class session, credits will be issued for medical reasons only (requests must be accompanied by a Doctor’s note). • Credits will be pro-rated based on the number of classes attended. A $5.00 processing fee will be charged if you change or drop a class, unless the change is due at the request or need of the YMCA. • For details on this policy and how to access your online credit, please go to our website. • Credits or refunds are not given for closings due to weather or emergency situations.

Memberships and initiation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. To learn more about “How to Register” for programs, please visit, click on Programs, then Winter 2011-12 guide.

Financial Assistance recipients cannot register online.

If you have questions regarding payment or registration, please contact Mirna Mazick (908)766-7898, ext. 346.

Sick Policy: For the health of other children and instructors, please do not bring your child to class if they are sick. We maintain the right to send your child home if the child has symptoms of a contagious illness.

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012


important information Severe Weather Policy In case of inclement weather, individuals are encouraged to call the YMCA at (908)766-7898 ext. 500 for information regarding program cancellations, delayed openings of the facility or closures. You may also receive updates by visiting our website at During our winter season we will make every effort to remain open. However, we do want to make sure that all our members and staff remain safe during any inclement weather situation and reserve the right to delay our opening or close the facility when deemed necessary. If we choose to delay the opening or close the facility, we will make that decision by 4:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, and by 5:00 a.m. on the weekends.

Cancellations & Changes The YMCA reserves the right to: • Cancel classes if insufficient enrollment • Close in inclement weather • Change schedule, rates and fees without prior notice when necessary • Cancel classes for special events

Hours of Operation for Mt. Airy Sunday 7:00am-6:00pm Mon-Thu 5:15am-10:30pm Friday 5:15am-10:00pm Saturday 6:00am-8:00pm

The YMCA will be closed on: Christmas Eve December 24th Closing at 1pm

Hours of Operation for Riverwalk Sunday 7:00am-6:00pm Mon-Thu 5:15am-10:30pm Friday 5:15am-8:00pm Saturday 6:00am-6:00pm

Kidz Korner at Mount Airy Road

Mon-Thu 8:30am-8:00pm Friday 8:30am-5:00pm Saturday 8:30am-2:00pm Babytime 12:00-3:00pm

Kidz Korner at Riverwalk

Mon-Fri 8:30am-1:00pm Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm Babytime 11:00am-1:00pm

The Somerset Hills YMCA

General Questions? (908)766-7898 EXT 500 Mount Airy Rd. - MA EXT 400 Riverwalk - RW

We strengthen the foundations of community.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Membership News Invite a friend to `COME PLAY at the Y’ Dec 26, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012 This Holiday Season, give the gift of HEALTH gift certificates available for purchase at the Welcome Center Please contact for additional information


Christmas Day December 25th Closed New Year’s Eve December 31st Closing at 3pm OPEN - New Year’s Day January 1st 12 - 6pm Program Break Weeks Dec 24 - Jan 1 Feb 19 - Feb 24

VOLUNTEER AT THE Y! ♥ Join us! We could use you.♥ Volunteering can make a real difference in the lives of your neighbors and community, and greatly impact your own life in a positive way. You give and you get. Here at the Y, we cherish our volunteers. We honestly don’t know where we’d be without them. The Somerset Hills YMCA currently has over 900 individuals, youth and adults, making a difference by volunteering their time, energy, and skills in various ways. Whether you assist with one project or offer us a lifetime of your precious time, we are always grateful. That’s the way it is here at the Y. The Somerset Hills YMCA was created by the community in order to serve the community. Our goal to help build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities is made possible because of people like you. We are volunteer founded, volunteer based and volunteer led. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at the Y contact Sylvia Velez at (908)630-3530 or email

Prices are listed in this guide with the Member Pricing followed by Potential Member Pricing ( $M/$PM )

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preschool & youth programs Millicent Fenwick Day Care Center Ages 18mos.- 5yrs Our state certified day care center is open from 7:30am-6:00pm, Mon-Fri. All programs are led by certified teachers and highly qualified assistants. Our programs include lunch and a mid-afternoon snack. All offerings are full time Monday-Friday. Please contact Sally Roser (908)630-3523. • Waddler Program (18 - 24 mos.) • Toddler Program (2 - 3yrs.) • Preschool 1 (3 - 4yrs.) • Preschool 2 (4 - 5yrs.)

School Age Child Care

The YMCA offers Before and After School Programs at Bedwell School in Bernardsville, and After Care at A.L.T., Woodland and Mt. Horeb Schools in Warren and at the Y for Bernards Twp. Contact Tina Costello at (908)766-7898 ext. 331

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Earn your badges with the Y! We can accommodate up to 20 scouts in many different fields of study including fine art, architecture, design, graphic arts, music, painting, pottery, sculpture, dance, swimming, safety, rock climbing, fitness, aquatics or wellness. We will help your scouts succeed. Contact Sue Thomas (908)630-3512.

The Y at your school!

We are excited to be bringing some of the programs your child enjoys at our Y right to his/her school! Sign up and your child will be brought right from their classroom or after school program to our great activities!

Kidz Korner Ages 10yrs and under

Available at Mt. Airy & Riverwalk 908.766.7898 (MA ext. 574) (RW ext. 404) Children can play while parents/guardians enjoy the many activities offered at the Y. Available Monday through Saturday, with a two hour time limit. Parents must remain on site, labeled snacks allowed. Please see hours on page 5. •$3 per daily drop-in

•$20 Blue card ( 7 Visits )

•$60 Yellow card ( 20 Visits )

Baby Time

Children 3 to 6 months - From 12:00-3:00pm (please call one hour before for space availability)

Kidz Karetakers

(Mt.Airy) Kidz Karetakers lets you take a class or work out while your children have fun. Sign your children in at Kidz Korner and the staff will bring your child to class. Monday - Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm Free with your Kidz Korner punch card

Family Open Swim & Family Open Gym Please find schedules and times at


This class will work on basic tumbling skills as well as enhance any child’s current skills. Woodland School (Mon) 3:20-4:05pm Bedwell (Tue) 3:20-4:05pm Mt. Horeb School (Wed) 3:20-4:05pm IEF Greenbrook (Thu) 3:30-4:15pm ALT Warren (Fri) 2:50-3:35pm

$130 $130 $130 $130 $130

Hip Hop

Learn movement and technique in the fun hip hop style that this age group loves! Class is open to first, second and third year hip hop dancers. IEF Greenbrook (Mon) 3:30-4:15pm Bedminster (Mon) 3:30-4:15pm Mt. Horeb School (Tue) 3:20-4:05pm ALT Warren (Wed) 2:50-3:35pm Bedwell (Thu) 3:20-4:05pm Woodland School (Fri) 3:20-4:05pm

$130 $130 $130 $130 $130 $130

Strengthening the Foundations of Community

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012



please see the next page for class pricing and schedules

Due to the progressive nature of our gymnastics programs, children will accomplish greater progress by remaining with the program for more than one session, ideally for the school year. Our gymnastics program follows both USA Gymnastics and Y guidelines. During class times, our program will also focus on the four core values of the Y, and all students will be encouraged to adhere to the principles of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Caring in a positive environment. Advancement will be determined upon teacher recommendation. At the end of each session, parents will receive information regarding their child’s progress. For those parents who do not wish to utilize the school year option, other arrangements can be made. Contact Sue Thomas at (908) 630-3512. New children will be welcome into classes at any time and e-pay payments will be pro-rated for the remainder of the school year. E-pay option installment information can be found on the following page.

The Progressive Classes below offer the options of Full Pay (school year) or E-pay (2 installments) PRESCHOOL PROGRESSIVE CLASSES


Tumbling Twos Ages 2-3yrs

Tumbling Ages 5+yrs

This class is for the independent child who is ready to tumble. Emphasis will be on learning social skills, body awareness, flexibility, safety knowledge and listening skills all while having FUN!

Intro to Acro Ages 3-5yrs

During this 45 minute class, children are introduced and taught numerous acrobatic skills. By the end of the year, students will demonstrate a complete routine of tumbling to music.

Jumper Jr. Ages 3-4yrs

(Must be 3 before the first class and be potty trained) This is the perfect class for first time participants to spread their wings. Each week class will begin with a group warm-up and stretch, then participants will rotate through 2-3 preschool events with progression towards new skills. Developing listening skills and safety awareness is a prime goal of this class.

Jumper I Ages 3 ½-4yrs

The perfect next step for our students who have graduated from our Jumper Jr. program and are ready to continue building on the basics they have already mastered.

Jumper II

(Must be 4 by first class) Participants must be able to follow circuits, perform basic gymnastics skills, and be ready to work on bridges, cartwheels and handstands.

Jumper III

This class is the perfect environment for our 4 year old participants who have already mastered the basics in Jumper II. Students will be introduced to a more challenging gymnastics environment while still having lots of fun.

Y’s Guys - Boys Ages 3-5yrs

Children are taught skills on floor, bars, rings and vault specific to male gymnastics, as well as the Tumble Trak specific to male gymnastics. This class will emphasize body awareness and control as well as strength, flexibility, safety knowledge and listening skills.

Tumbling classes include strength conditioning, Tumble Trak, and spring floor. If unsure about placement regarding your child, please schedule an evaluation or speak to a coach. Instructor will have final decision on proper placement levels for all students. Beginner – Tumbling for the novice gymnast and cheerleader. Intermediate – Master cartwheels, power hurdle round-offs, back bends, front and back walkovers, front handsprings and more. Advanced – (Teacher recommendation required) Students learn multiple connections, variations, front and back tumbling, with a focus on proper form and safety.

Roller Ages 5+yrs (Level I)

This one hour co-ed class includes basic gymnastics instruction, proper form and safety skills on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, Tumble Trak and floor exercise.

Swinger Ages 5+yrs (Level II)

This one hour co-ed class is for our students who have mastered the basics including; vault: squat & straddle on; uneven bars: pullover & back hip circle; balance beam: forward & backward rolls; floor: cartwheel, handstand, forward & backward rolls. Introduction to small connections using low-medium vault, bars, beam and floor will be taught.

Kipper Ages 6+yr (Level III)

Evaluation Recommended Introduction to advanced connections using high beams, bar, vault, and floor. Students must be able to vault: handstand; uneven bars: glide swing, counter swing; balance beam: cartwheel handstand & learning dismounts; floor: back walkover, leaps & jumps.

Flyer Ages 6+yrs (Level IV)

Evaluation Recommended Introduction to advanced connections using high beams, bar, vault, and floor. Students must be able to vault: handstand; uneven bars: glide swing, counter swing; balance beam: cartwheel, handstand, learning dismounts; floor: back walkover, leaps & jumps.

Pre-Teen Gymnastics Ages 10+yrs

For the older beginner/intermediate gymnast seeking to learn new skills and expand existing ones using: bars, beam, floor, vault and Tumble Trak.

Sibling Gymnastics Ages 1-7yrs

This one hour class is for families with two or more children to take gymnastics class together. Youngest children must be at least proficient at walking. Emphasis is on getting children comfortable with using the gymnastics equipment and being in the Gymnastics Center. Socialization and safety are important components. Children must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian who will be expected to participate and interact as part of the class.

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Prices reflect the entire winter/spring - 2011/12 school year E-pay options are also available


Tumbling Twos Mon 12:00-12:45pm $260/$520

Gym Waddler Ages 9 mos.-2 yrs Gym Toddler Ages 2-3 yrs

Intro to Acro Tue 12:45-1:30pm $260/$520

These 45 minute Parent/Child classes offer toddlers an opportunity to further develop strength, flexibility and social skills through a variety of age appropriate activities including group songs, equipment circuit, and parachute. Focus skills will be presented weekly. Gym Waddler Mon 9:45-10:30am $120/$240 Tue 9:30-10:15am $120/$240 Wed 10:30-11:15am $120/$240 Fri 9:30-10:15am $120/$240 Sat 9:30-10:15am $120/$240

Gym Toddler Mon 9:45-10:30am $120/$240 Tue 10:15-11:00am $120/$240 Wed 9:45-10:30am $120/$240 Fri 10:30-11:15am $120/$240 Sat 9:30-10:15am $120/$240

Private Lessons Ages 5yrs & up

Private Gymnastics lessons with qualified instructors are offered at a rate of $40.00 per half hour; semi-private lessons (2 participants) are offered at $70.00 per half hour. Scheduling depends upon availability of instructors and gym space. For details please contact Sue Thomas at (908)630-3512. (members only)

Wed 11:45am-12:30pm $260/$520

Jumper Jr.

Wed 1:30-2:15pm $260/$520 Thu 9:30-10:15am $260/$520

Jumper I

Mon 12:45-1:30pm $260/$520 Wed 1:30-2:15pm $260/$520 Thu 10:30-11:15am $260/$520 Thu 1:30-2:15pm $260/$520

Jumper II

Mon 12:45-1:30pm $260/$520 Mon 4:15-5:00pm $260/$520 Tue 12:00-12:45pm $260/$520 Wed 12:45-1:30pm $260/$520 Thu 12:45-1:30pm $260/$520 Thu 1:30-2:15pm $260/$520 Fri 11:45am-12:30pm $260/$520 Jumper III Mon 4:15-5:00pm $260/$520 Tue 12:00-12:45pm $260/$520 Wed 12:45-1:30pm $260/$520 Fri 11:45am-12:30pm $260/$520

Y’s Guys


11:45am-12:30pm $260/$520

Beginner Tumbling Mon

5:00-6:00pm $302/$604 Tue 4:00-5:00pm $302/$604 Tue 5:00-6:00pm $302/$604

Int. Tumbling Fri 4:00-5:00pm $302/$604 Adv. Tumbling Fri 6:00-7:00pm $302/$604 Roller

Wed 4:00-5:00pm $396/$792 Thu 4:00-5:00pm $396/$792 Sat 1:00-2:00pm $396/$792


Wed 5:00-6:00pm $396/$792 Thu 5:00-6:00pm $396/$792 Sat 1:00-2:00pm $396/$792






5:00-6:00pm $396/$792


Pre Teen Gymnastics Wed 6:00-7:00pm $396/$792

HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT Click on “View Cart” after selecting programs. You must select a participant. To select a participant, click on the square with the + sign in it. All family members will drop down to be selected. Click on the box next to the participant’s name and click “Check Out”. Click on + by the participants name. A box will drop down. See “make deposit” in blue on the lower-left-hand side, Click on it. Type in minimum deposit amount (shown in box) and click “save”. Click on box where it says “I accept and approve the liability waiver” and click submit. Enter credit card information and click submit. The amount should be the deposit amount only. The e-pay form will show up to be downloaded after you close your receipt. Please print the form, fill it out and return it to Karen DiGiovanni at 140 Mt. Airy Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, as soon as possible.

Sibling Gymnastics Sat

11:30am-12:30pm $524/$1,048

*Open Gymnastics Tue

1:30-2:30pm 7:00-8:00pm 1:30-2:30pm 11:30am-12:30pm

Wed Fri Sat

$10 $10 $10 $10

per per per per

child, child, child, child,

per per per per

Tue Wed Fri Sat

* Children ages 2-5yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Gymnastics questions? Please call (908)766-7898 ext.544

What should my child wear to Gymnastics class?


Bare feet Long hair pulled back Leotards (no skirt attached) Leggings or sweats Shorts & form fitting t-shirts


Jewelry Jeans/buttons/zippers Dresses or skirts Oversized clothing Ornamental hair ties

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012


Price does not include costumes for Recital. Bitty Boppers Ages 3-5yrs

Not into ballet, but still want to dance? Then this class is for you! Join this preschool hip hop class and learn fun, energetic dance moves every week! Mon 1:30-2:15pm Tue 12:45-1:30pm Wed 12:00-12:45pm Fri 12:45-1:30pm


$255/$510 $255/$510 $255/$510 $255/$510

Introduces ballet skills, dance vocabulary and creative movement. Tumbling will reinforce body awareness and flexibility.

Due to the cumulative nature of our dance classes, in which the students practice and train towards our end-of-the-year recital, our classes will meet over the course of the entire school year (Sept.-June). Beginning with our Summer Program registration, participants will sign up for the dance class or classes of their choice and registration will be complete for the year. Payment may be made in full for the school year or with the E-Pay Option.

Ballet I Ages 7+yrs

Class focuses on maximizing technique, increasing dance vocabulary and the fundamentals of building a strong dancer. Thu 4:00-5:00pm

MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510

Mon 4:00-5:00pm

Prerequisite: must have taken at least two years of ballet. Ballet technique and vocabulary learned will be reinforced and built upon. Fri 6:30-7:30pm

Tue 12:00-12:45pm Wed 11:15am-12:00pm Thu 3:00-3:45pm Fri 1:30-2:15pm Sat 11:00-11:45am

Wed 6:00-7:00pm

MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510 MA $255/$510

Ballet/Tap/Tumble Ages 4 ½ & 5yrs

Intro to basic tap steps and combinations. Continuation of ballet across the floor, center work and barre work. MA $327/$654 MA $327/$654

Ballet/Tap I Ages 5 & 6yrs

This combination class is great! The children dance and develop an appreciation for music, rhythms and expression. MA $327/$654 MA $327/$654

Ballet/Tap II Ages 6 & 7yrs

Prerequisite: Ballet/Tap I. Skills already learned will be reinforced and built upon. Fri 4:30-5:30pm

MA $327/$654

Kidz Bop (Pre Hip Hop) Ages 6-8yrs

Kidz Bop is for children that cannot wait to take Hip Hop! This class will focus on keeping rhythm, using your creativity and having fun! Wed




This class will prepare dancers for pointe shoes. It will teach them what pointe shoes will be like and how to prepare for them. Dancers must have completed at least 3 years of ballet training. MA $327/$654

Jazz/Tap I Ages 7+yrs

In this class students will learn thesse two fun forms of dance! They will learn the basic techinique of tap and jazz all while having fun! Fri 5:30-6:30pm

MA $327/$654

This class will combine the fast movement of jazz with the slow movement of lyrical. Both dance forms will be taught during this class. MA $327/$654

Beginner Hip Hop Ages 7-9yrs

Movement and technique in the fun hip hop style that this age group loves to do. Class is open for first, second and third year hip hop dancers. Wed 5:00-6:00pm

MA $327/$654

Hip Hop II Ages 9-11yrs

Prerequisite: must have at least two years of hip hop. This class adds hip hop technique and style to what the students have learned in previous years. Wed 7:00-8:00pm

MA $327/$654

All Boys Hip Hop Ages 6-8yrs

Does your son want to take dance class but not with all of the girls? This hip hop class will give them the opportunity to learn how to dance with only boys!! Fri 4:00-5:00pm

MA $327/$654

Pre Teen Hip Hop Ages 11-13yrs

An exciting, popular dance form taught to today’s pop-culture music. All music will be monitored for acceptable lyric content. Wed




Kreative Kids Ages 2½ - 3 years (by session only)

Pre Pointe Ages 10+yrs

Tue 6:30-7:30pm

MA $327/$654

Ballet III Ages 9 +yrs

Jazz/Lyrical Ages 7+yrs

Prerequisite: Ballet/Tumble I. Refinement of ballet skills, dance vocabulary and creative movement.

Tue 4:00-5:00pm Sat 10:00-11:00am

MA $327/$654

Prerequisite: must have taken at least one year of ballet. Ballet technique and vocabulary learned will be refined and reinforced.

Ballet/Tumble II Ages 4 & 5yrs

Wed 12:45-1:45pm Thu 1:30-2:30pm


Ballet II Ages 8+yrs

Ballet/Tumble I Ages 3 & 4yrs Tue 11:15am-12:00pm Tue 1:30-2:15pm Wed 10:30-11:15am Thu 11:15am-12:00pm Thu 12:30-1:15pm Fri 10:45-11:30am Sat 9:15-10:00am

MA $327/$654

This class is to introduce movement to young children. Have your son or daughter ready to learn basic movement while having fun! Child must be 2½ by the first day of the class, potty trained and able to separate from parent/guardian. Thu Fri

12:00-12:30pm 10:15-10:45am


$82/$164 $82/$164

Adult Tap/Hip-Hop Ages 18+ yrs (by session only)

Come and enjoy this fun dance class with other adults. Meet new friends and learn some new moves! Adults Only. Tue 7:30-8:30pm $130/260

Adult Ballet Ages 18+ yrs (by session only)

Would you like to become more flexible and graceful? Did you take dance when you were younger and want to try out your skills again? Then come take this fun lunch time ballet class! Wed 12:00-1:00pm $130/$260

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arts Artistic Creations Ages 3-5yrs

Discover the arts at an early age! Develop fine motor skills, cognitive and creative skills through the exploration of new materials and projects. This is not a parent/ tot class.

Wed 9:30-10:15am $145/$290 Fri 1:30-2:15pm $145/$290

Arts questions? Please call (908)630-3517

Keyboarding I Ages 6-12yrs

This proven group format offers a fun approach to help kids learn to read music. Different activities help teach: timing, fingering, music theory and more. Casio keyboards will be provided. Wed 4:00-4:45pm $235/$470

Fun with Clay Ages 3-5yrs

Keyboarding II Ages 7-14yrs

Tue 11:30am-12:15pm $145/$290 Tue 1:30-2:15pm $145/$290

Wed 4:45-5:30pm $235/$470

Discover the arts at an early age! Develop fine motor skills, cognitive and creative skills through the exploration of new materials and projects. This is not a parent/tot class.

Creative Development Ages 3-5yrs

An innovative alternative to traditional preschool, this class offers an introduction to the subjects of math, science, writing and art, along with an introduction to fitness and gymnastics. Curriculum promotes both group interaction and independent learning, while integrating the Y core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. Tue 9:00-11:00am $235/$470 Tue & Thu 9:00-11:00am $460/$920 Thu 9:00-11:00am $235/$470

Superheroes Unite Ages 3-5yrs

Calling all superheroes! Let your little superhero come play for 45 minutes of action, super powers and fun. This 12 week session will feature a new action star each week. Mon 11:00-11:45am $130/$260

Princess Play

Calling all princesses! Let your little princess play for 45 minutes of dress up, singing and story time. This 12 week session will feature a new princess each week. Mon 1:30-2:15pm $130/$260 Fri 4:00-4:45pm $130/$260

Jewelry Making Ages 5-7yrs

Learn how to use beads and metals to make beautiful pieces of jewelry.

Wed 4:30-5:15pm $145/$290

After School Arts Ages 5-10yrs

Find the artist in you! Focus on the professional skills of drawing, painting techniques, printmaking and sculpture. Explore new mediums and experiment with various methods to discover your own artistic voice. (Includes supplies) Mon(5-7yrs) 4:30-5:30pm $145/$290 Tue(8-10yrs) 5:45-6:45pm $145/$290 Wed(5-7yrs) 5:15-6:15pm $145/$290

Meet the Masters Ages 5-12yrs

Explore both old and new masters of the art world. We will introduce different artistic expressions and explore various mediums such as printmaking, papermaking and more.

(Prerequisite Keyboarding I) Kids continue to build on skills learned in Keyboarding 1, using materials from Keyboarding I. Casio keyboards will be provided in class.

Group Guitar Lessons Ages 7-17yrs

All levels welcome. Whether you want to learn a few chords or master the fret board, there is a class suitable for you! Learn to play songs you love to listen to. Thu Thu Thu

Beginner 1 Beginner II Intermediate

4:00-4:45pm 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15pm

$235/$470 $235/$470 $235/$470

Young Performers’ Workshop Ages 8-12yrs

This new class combo offers young people a welcome platform for personal growth and lessons in teamwork in a supportive environment. This class allows students to pursue an understanding of stage technique and acting method. The art of Pantomime will be taught including make-up, costume and body language. Students work on speech, stage movement, vocal projection and audition preparation. Improvisational exercises, class scenes and theater games are used to explore character development, theatrical action, scene structure, dialogue and creative expression. Students will use their newly developed skills to produce an end of session performance. Mon 4:30-6:00pm $155/$310

Video Production Ages 9-14yrs

Shoot music videos, commercials and documentaries with our new video equipment, then edit your work on our iMac laptops. The video making process will incorporate many of the skills of communication, critical thinking, media literacy, and teamwork. This course will be limited to 15 seats. Sat (Beginner) 10:30am-12:00pm $145/$290 Sat (Advanced)* 12:45-2:15pm $145/$290 *pre-requisite Beginner Video Production or experience w/ video editing

Fashion Design and Merchandising Ages 10-15

This 6 week course will introduce the child to the world of fashion design and merchandising. Go behind the scenes and see how fashion is created. Learn how to build concept boards, and color stories, following the same steps the professionals do in building a line of clothing. Hear from actual buyers and manufacturers on what it takes to be a part of this fast paced industry. Each participant will play an active role in building a line around various themes. If you like to shop and love clothing, this class is for you

Mon (8-12yrs) 5:45-6:45pm $145/$290 Tues (5-7yrs) 4:30-5:30pm $145/$290

Thu 5:00-6:00pm $150/$300

Art Events (Drop-In)

Want to learn to write, record, and produce your own music? Rap, Hip Hop, Folk, Metal, Jazz, Pop, Alternative or any style, we can help you turn your ideas into hits. Bring your ideas to class where they will be critiqued, worked on and finally recorded with today’s top software like Pro Tools, Live and Reason.

Every second Wednesday of the month we will be having a drop in art project for children of all ages (4+yrs)! Each month we will have a theme to go with what is happening that month. The cost for each child is $5 and it will be held from 4-4:30pm throughout the entire year.

Music Production Class Ages 10-18yrs

Sat 2:30-3:30pm $145/290

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012

arts Adult Pottery

Working with clay teaches problem-solving, creativity and allows you to think outside the box. In addition, clay gives you the opportunity to express yourself while playing with this naturally plastics material. We will become familiar with everything from the kiln, where your pottery is fired, to the different types of glazes your work will be covered with. In addition, you will be introduced to basic techniques like hand-building, coil construction and sculpting. Wed 11-12:00pm $150/$300

Adult Guitar Class Ages 18+ yrs

It’s never too late to play the guitar. In this class you will learn an extensive chord vocabulary, strumming techniques, finger picking and some music theory in a relaxed environment of your peers.


Arts questions? Please call (908)630-3517

Creative Storytelling with Digital Images

Photography Workshop Prepare for a highly interactive photography and photoshop class that will be both fun and challenging. Filip Everaert will take you on a 10-session journey where you will learn to evaluate a scene, compose the image, solve lighting issues, configure your camera, work with your subject, and finally use a number of techniques in Photoshop to bring your image to life. Each session is a “shoot it, transfer it and enhance it” session that will start with simple images and progress during the course. This is a course for anyone who has a digital SLR and would like to learn more about what they can really do with their camera and Photoshop. Further details will be provided after you register. Session Dates:12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/3, 3/10 Sat 10:00am-1:00pm $175/$275

Wed 6:15-7:15pm $150/$300

Adult Art

Find the artist in you! Explore different forms of art through many mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, chalk/oil pastels and more! Supplies included. Wed 6:15-7:15pm $150/$300

Private Lessons

(Various Arts Listed Below) A more personal approach to developing the skills of your craft. For scheduling and details please call (908)630-3517. •Piano •Art •Drum •Guitar •Voice •Flute •Saxophone •Bass Guitar •Clarinet

cheerleading Somerset Hills YMCA Cheerleading Coaches are USAG Safety Certified, trained to spot stunts appropriately, and experienced in coaching cheerleading and gymnastics. The Cheerleading program follows a progressive approach (similar to gymnastics) whereby participants do not progress to the next level stunt unless having demonstrated proficiency in skills that are appropriate for their age and ability.

All Star Cheerleading Ages 5-13+yrs*

During this full-year program cheerleaders will work on conditioning, stunting, tumbling, jumps, cheers, chants and dance. The Somerset Hills All-Star Cheerleading Squad, the “Cheetahs”, will participate in three competitions per year as well as perform at various Somerset Hills YMCA games, including cheering for the SHYMCA travel basketball team and at various community events. Program fee includes fees for the 3 competitions, additional optional competitions will be offered at additional entry fees. Tue 5-9yrs Tue 10-13yrs

6:30-7:30pm 7:30-8:30pm

$382/$764 $382/$764

*Mandatory uniforms are an additional fee of $130 and includes cheer shell, skirt, bloomers, sneakers, socks and pom-poms.

sports Fun w/Tunnels & Obstacles Ages 3-4yrs

Discover your inner adventurer in a class filled with tunnels, mazes and all sorts of fun. Fri 1:30-2:00pm $92/$184

Sportpourri Classes Ages 3-5yrs

Your child develops skills in three different sports (soccer, basketball, and hockey). Every four weeks we will play a new sport. No equipment is required. Mon 1:00-1:45pm $131/$262 Tue 1:45-2:30pm $131/$262 Thu 1:00-1:45pm $131/$262

Sports Fusion Ages 5-7yrs

This class focuses on 3 sports (basketball, soccer & hockey). Each class one sport will be played, covering some basic fundamentals. Games will also be introduced each class. No equipment necessary. Sat 1:45-2:30pm $131/$262

Sports questions? Please call (908)766-7898 ext. 601

Basketball “Dunkers” Ages 3-4yrs

An introduction to basketball. Dribbling, passing, and shooting are all taught through fun drills that simulate game situations. Boys and girls in this class will progress to game play in the final weeks of the session. Mon 2:00-2:30pm $92/$184 Fri 1:00-1:30pm $92/$184

Basketball Level 1 Youth Basketball Ages 5-7yrs

This class is designed for boys and girls who want to learn the basics skills of dribbling, passing and shooting and who are ready for game play. A mini-tournament will be held during the final weeks of play. Thu



Youth Basketball Ages 6-8yrs

This class builds on basic skills and adds defense (and team play) in order to continue to groom the athlete for team play. Real games with officials will be played in the final weeks of the session. Tue 4:45-5:30pm $131/$262

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012


Sports questions? Please call (908)766-7898 ext. 601

Youth Basketball Exhibition Games Ages 6-8yrs

World Series Baseball Games Ages 6-8yrs

Tue 5:30pm-6:15pm $131/$262

Hockey Pucks Ages 3-4yrs

This class focuses on game play and sportsmanship. Each class teams will be formed for exhibition style game play. Basic fundamentals of basketball will be covered. Great class for the excelling basketball player who wants to play in basketball games without the commitment to a league or traveling team.

Advanced Basketball Skills Program Ages 11-14yrs The YMCA Advanced Basketball Skills program is designed to instruct the basic fundamentals of basketball. The goal is to get an advantage by understanding the subtleties necessary to effectively play the game of basketball. Thu 4:45-5:30pm $131/$262

Youth Basketball League Ages 5-10yrs

Teams will be formed upon registration and will consist of no more than 8 players on each team to insure adequate playing time for all. Games will be played on Saturdays and will consist of two 15 min halves with game times varying according to the schedule. T-Shirts will be provided to all players. For more inquiries contact Jeff de Zutter at (908)766-7898 ext. 601 Sat 5-7yrs 1:15-2:00pm $100 Sat 7-10yrs 2:15-3:00pm $100

Soccer “Kickers” Ages 3-4yrs

This class focuses on introduction to basic soccer skills. Dribbling, trapping and shooting are emphasized. Perfect for the beginning soccer player. Session will build towards game action. Wed 3-4yrs 2:00-2:30pm $92/$184

This class focuses on game play and sportsmanship. Each class teams will be formed for exhibition style game play. Basic fundamentals of soccer will be covered. This class is a good for those who wish to continue to improve their soccer skills during the winter months. Shin guards are encouraged, not provided or required. No cleats are allowed. Mon 4:45-5:30pm $131/$262

Exhibition Soccer Ages 8-10yrs

If you enjoyed soccer kickers and are ready for real game action and team strategy this class is for you. Open to boys and girls 8-10 who have a basic level of soccer skills and are looking to improve through game play and competition. 5:30-6:15pm


Indoor Youth Soccer League Ages 5-12yrs

Teams will be formed upon registration and will consist of no more than 10 players on each team to insure adequate playing time for all. Games will be played on Saturdays and will consist of two 15 min halves with game times varying according to the schedule. T-Shirts will be provided and shin guards are strongly encouraged (Cleats are PROHIBITED). Schedule for the season will be emailed to all participants prior to the start of the season. Sat 5-6yrs 10:00-10:30am OR 10:30-11:00am -MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR EITHER Sat 7-9yrs 11:00-11:30am OR 11:30am-12:00pm $100 -MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR EITHER Sat 10-12yrs 12:30-1:00pm $100

This program is for the player who is ready to play real baseball games and experience live action. Games will be played inside with teams formed based on age and skill level Thu 5:30-6:15pm $131/262 Improves hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills and physical fitness. Proper passing and shooting techniques are taught with plenty of game action. Wed 1:30-2:00pm $92/$184

Roller Hockey Exhibition Games Ages 6-8yrs

This class focuses on game play and sportsmanship. Each class teams will be formed for exhibition style game play. Basic knowledge of the game and prior roller skating experience is required. We will also cover the fundamentals of the game. We will provide helmets and sticks; however we strongly encourage participants to bring their own equipment (sticks, helmets, gloves, etc.). Mon


$131/ $262

Football Basic Skills Level 1 Ages 6-8yrs

An introduction to basic football skills including proper throwing, ball carrying, stance and blocking techniques. This is not a contact class and will provide the student with a basic knowledge of the rules of the game. Wed 4:00-4:45pm $131/$262

Fencing Ages 6+yrs

Soccer Kickers Exhibition Games Ages 5-7yrs




Grand Slam T - Ball/Softball Ages 3-7yrs

This class teaches the basics of hitting, throwing, and catching, building towards real game action. Boys and girls get their first taste of what it’s like to be a major leaguer. Mon 5-7yrs 4:00-4:45pm $131/$262 Tue 3-4yrs 1:00-1:45pm $131/$262 Thu 3-4yrs 1:45-2:30pm $131/$262

Classes taught by Slava Danilov’s Fencing School Instructors, held in the aerobics studio. Mon (6-10yrs) 4:00-5:00pm $120/$240 Mon (11-15yrs) 5:00-6:00pm $120/$240 Wed (6-17yrs) 4:00-5:00pm $120/$240

NEW! Kid Fit Ages 10-14yrs

Want to become a better well-rounded athlete? Want to get faster, stronger and more focused for a sports season ahead? Come participate in our Kid Fit athletics class. We will train you with the intent to help you better prepare for upcoming practices in organized sports as well as help potential athletes get used to the basic training needed for sports. Focus will be on speed and agility. Fast movement motion and balance. Tue 3:45pm-4:30pm $131/$262

NEW! Dodgeball League Ages 16-18yrs

DODGE, DUCK, DIP, DIVE, DODGE! Are you ready to find out who has the skills needed to be crowned champions of dodgeball? Organize your own team or we will help put one together for you. Games will be played Tuesday and Thursday nights 8:30-10:30pm. Come on out and lets see who is the greatest “dodgeballer” of them all. Tue & Thu 8:30-10:30pm $100

Friday Night Climb

The climbing wall is open to all members on a drop-in basis on Fridays from 6:30-8:30pm. If you are a first-time climber, our staff will “show you the ropes!

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012

Congratulations Jes! We are so proud of you you’re fun, unique and so committed to all our members!

Jessica Prakopcyk. Director of Arts, Dance, & Gymnastics at the Y, has been selected to receive a 2011 Excellence in the Arts Award from the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission. The award was given in recognition of Jes’s outstanding dedication to inspiring and encouraging the fine and performing arts at the Somerset Hills YMCA and beyond. Check out the amazing array of arts programs available this session on pages 7 - 11.



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“TOT” Kwon Do Ages 4-6yrs*

This “non contact” form of Korean Karate is FUN, SAFE, and EFFECTIVE. Class will be taught by Miranda Coppola, 3rd Degree Black Belt and certified pre-school teacher. Miranda has been teaching “TOT” Kwon Do since 1999. Children will work on furthering their hand-eye coordination, attention span and motor skills. The classes will also emphasize basic memorization of physical movements and stress non-violent behavior. Kids will receive positive reinforcement and progress through various “stripes” of white belt. If you have any questions on a class or for scholarship information, contact and please visit Tue 4-6yrs Thu 4-6yrs Sun 4-6yrs

9:30-10:15am 1:00-1:45pm 10:30-11:15am

Dance Studio Aerobics Room Aerobics Room

Tae Kwon Do/Korean Karate Kids Ages 6-13yrs*

This popular class stresses positive reinforcement and offers the challenge of progressing through the ranks of White to Black Belt. Children’s classes are challenging and fun, encouraging every child to strive to do their personal best. Tue 6-13yrs Thur 6-13yrs Fri 6-Adult Sun Families

4:00-5:20pm 4:00-5:20pm 6:00-8:00pm 10:30am-12:30pm

Aerobics Room Aerobics Room Aerobics Room Gym

Parent & Tot Class*

Come and enjoy some “Family Exercise with a Purpose”! Have fun with your little one. Both parents and tots will be learning selfdefense and working out in this traditional Tae Kwon Do class. Sun 4-6yrs (& a Parent) 11:30am-12:15pm


Any questions contact Tae Kwon Do/Korean Karate Adults & Families*

The American Tae Kwon Do Academy has been providing classes at the YMCA since 1993, and has one of the largest and most successful Chung Do Kwan schools in the USA! Surround yourself with Black Belts and motivated people! Come enjoy some “Family Exercise with a Purpose.” This popular class stresses positive reinforcement and offers the challenge of progressing through the ranks of “White” to “Black” belt. This classical Tae Kwon Do class is rigorous, effective, and lots of fun! Children will learn setting and achieving goals, respect by working with adults, and confidence by learning self-defense. Adults will be challenged by experienced upper degree black belts and learn sparring against multiple opponents. Please note children must be accompanied by participating adult in family classes. Adults may take family class without children. This program is run by Frank Coppola, 6th Degree Black Belt and 2011 inductee to the World Professional Martial Arts Hall of Fame. If you have any questions or for scholarship information please contact at and please visit Tue 8-Adult 6:30-8:15pm Thu 8-Adults 6:30-8:15pm Fri 6-Adults 6:00-8:00pm Sun Families 6+yrs 10:30am-12:30pm


Cathy Salerno, 3rd Degree Black Belt with 14 years martial arts experience with the ATKDA, will be teaching this educational exercise program. In six weeks, participants will be exposed to AWARENESS – STRATEGY – APPLICATION – TRAINING programs that will boost self-confidence. Cathy’s positive attitude alone is empowering, and the curriculum has been practiced by thousands. For more information please visit TBD $20

(UNLIMITED CLASSES WITHIN YOUR AGE GROUP): ATKDA classes at the Somerset Hills YMCA do not require a Y membership. Class prices are the same for Members & Potential Members. Individual person: $180 per session Two family members: $325 per session Three family members: $450 per session Four or more immediate family members: $540

health and wellness Personal Nutritionist

Private nutrition counseling to meet your diet goals - ranging from weight loss, gain or maintenance. Following a comprehensive nutritional assessment of your current diet, we offer individualized food plans. Helpful behavioral strategies include smart food shopping, cooking, portion control and dining out tips. Written diet guidelines will help track your process along with other materials and handouts. Contact Jenn Grys (908)766-7898 ext. 403 1HR Sessions ½ HR Sessions 1-2 $70/$75 $35 per 3-9 $65/$70 10-19 $60/$65 20+ $55/$60

The Healthier You Challenge

Wellness questions? Mt. Airy ext. 403 Riverwalk ext. 3

This 8 week weight loss program, meets twice a week for a total of 16hrs (8 Nutrition + 8 Physical Therapy). The group will be split into 2 teams to inspire and motivate one another during workouts and nutrition support sessions. Points are accrued for weight loss in addition to personal exercise participation in any activity (group ex, kinesis, swim). The team to accumulate the most points wins a prize! Every participant also receives a team tee shirt. Membership required. Please contact Jenn Grys (908)766-7898 ext. 403. Select either AM or PM Tue and Thu 9:00am or 6:00pm MA $200 TBA RW $200

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012

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Wellness questions? Mt. Airy ext. 403 Riverwalk ext. 3

Small Group Training

Equipment Orientations

Equipment orientations are for all YMCA members and are FREE. An equipment orientation gives members the opportunity to become more knowledgeable and comfortable with the fitness equipment in both the machine and free weight areas. A Floor Supervisor will show you the proper techniques on using certain strength training machines and cardiovascular equipment. Each orientation will take approximately one hour to complete. Please wear workout clothes and sneakers. To schedule appointment, please contact Jenn Grys at 908-766-7898 x403

Have you always wanted to know what it is like to workout with a trainer? This small class meets in our personal training studio to focus on functional training, cardio, flexibility and overall strength and conditioning. Work out with 5 others in this small group setting and take yourself to the next level. Session runs in 4 weeks intervals. First session begins the week of January 9 and the second session begins the week of February 13.

Fitness Assessment

Ready to add strength training to your routine? Are you not sure if you’re performing your routine correctly? This four week course can help you get on the right track. Meet with a certified personal trainer and a small group to get aquainted with strength training using free weights and proper safety and lifting techniques. Program begins week of January 9 and second session begins February 13. 5 Reasons Women Should Lift Weights • 1. You Will Be Physically Stronger (without the bulk) • 2. You Will Lose Body Fat • 3. You Decrease Your Risk Of Osteoporosis, Heart Disease and Diabetes • 4. You Will Reduce Your Risk Of Injury, Back Pain and Arthritis • 5. You Will Improve Your Attitude And Fight Depression

One of our trained wellness staff members will lead you through a fitness assessment to identify your training needs and assess your current fitness level. Testing includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility testing. Please call Amy Margaret McDonald (908)7667898 ext. 560 for more information or to schedule an appointment. $25

Kids Zumba Ages 5-12yrs

Introduce your children to the world of Latin and International rhythm with ZUMBA—the perfect mix of fun and fitness! This class is designed for boys and girls of all fitness levels and no dance experience is necessary. Join Karen and scientist Mr. Tomic as they discover the formula for, music and exercise. Classes begin January 14. Sat(5-7) 10:30-11:00am RW $100/$200 Sat(8-12) 11:00-11:30am RW $100/$200

One on One Personal Training

Start getting the results you want. For members only. Improve your health and well-being. One on one training and guidance with our team of certified personal trainers. Your program will be designed and geared towards your goals and needs using the most effective methods for improving health and conditioning through superior attention to each individual’s interests and level of ability. The trainer will lead and support you through each session with a program designed just for you. 1 HR Sessions: ½ HR Sessions: 1-2 $70/each 3-9 $65/each 10-19 $60/each 20+ $55/each

1-2 $37 3-9 $35 10-19 $32 20+ $29

Group Exercise Classes

For a complete listing of Wellness Center classes including descriptions and times, please pick up a schedule at the Welcome Center or visit our website. Classes include Body Pump®, Spinning®, willPower & grace®, Step, Senior Fitness and many more!

NEW! Pre and Post Natal fitness

Our trainer is not only a mother herself but also certified by the American Aerobic Association and The International Sports Medicine Association in pre and post natal exercise programs that are safe and effective. Increased energy, a reduction in stress and anxiety, fewer complications, increased self esteem, shorter labor time, and quicker recovery from birth are all proven benefits of exercise during this special time in your life. For more information please contact Amy Margaret McDonald at 908-766-7898 x560

Sat 9:00-10:00am RW $100/$200

Women on Weights: WOW!

Mon/Wed 6wks Tue/Thu 4wks Tue/Thu 4wks

10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 6:00-7:00pm


$240/$480 $160/$320 $160/$320

Women on Weights II: WOW!

You’ve completed the four week WOW course and you’ve started on the right track to successfully adding strength training to your routine. This four week course will grow upon the free weight techniques taught in the first WOW program. A certified personal trainer will help you progress your strength training exercises as well as introduce programming to your routine. Begins 2/13 Tue/Thu 6:00-7:00pm RW $160/$320

Boxing Fitness

Enjoy this cardio class designed around striking and other calisthenics. Participants will learn to employ a variety of punching and kicking combinations and they will also learn to hold pads for others. Mon 6:15-7:15pm RW $150/$300

NEW! Injury and Illness Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Roy Sheldon Smith is our medical exercise specialist certified in orthopedic rehabilitation for sports injuries, cardiac issues, chronic disease and disabilities. He has worked several professional athletes through rehab as well as with local orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists in the rehabilitation of their patients. Roy is dedicated to helping you get back to being the best you can be. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 908-766-7898 ext. 519

Pairs Training

Get started on your path to a healthier you! Train with a partner and certified personal trainer twice a week for 6 weeks. Get the best deal in training. 1-2 3-9 10-19 20+

$90/per $85/per $80/per $75/per

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Wellness questions? Mt. Airy ext. 403 Riverwalk ext. 3

Outdoor Adventure

Wednesday “BIKE RIDES” or “FITNESS HIKES” Bike Rides tend to run April to November & Fitness Hikes run Dec. to Mar. If the weather is wet or icy we will hike instead of bike. Grab your bike and join us for scenic bike rides past meadows and farms, occasionally even “rail trails” or canal paths. We live in an amazing place for scenic cycling on the back roads of NJ & PA. Bike rides offered will range from road bike rides to mountain bike “off-road” rides. Distance, levels and terrain will vary. Some introductory rides will be offered along with intermediate and more advanced rides. In the colder and wetter months of Dec to Mar. we will put on our hiking boots and hit the local trails for fitness hikes. Weekly updates will be sent out via email with ride details. Please contact Karen Witt at to be added to the email list with specific updates and details. $5/$10 Thursday “FITNESS HIKES” Leave your “To Do Lists” behind. Put on your hiking shoes, and get outside on the trail. The Fitness Level Hike covers approximately 7-8 miles of moderate to hilly terrain at a vigorous pace. Advance sign up important. Dress in layers, wear sturdy footwear, bring a hearty snack, 2 water bottles, sun block, a lightweight backpack and an adventurous spirit! Weekly updates will be sent out via email with details. Please contact Susan Riggio at to be added to the email list with specific updates and details. $5/$10

Weekend Outdoor Adventure Events

Join us for a once a month weekend hike or bike ride. Register your email with leaders to receive updates regarding weather/trail conditions or changes in meeting time/place/date. Canceled fitness hikes or bicycle outings due to inclement weather and road/ trail conditions will be determined the morning of the event by 7am, with notification via email. Alternate plans will be announced at that time. Guaranteed space with advance registration either online or at front desk of YMCA. Space limited to 15 people. Hikes/Bike Rides led by Susan Riggio and/or Karen Witt. Both certified in CPR, First Aid & Wilderness FirstAid. Contact: Susan Riggio, or KarenWitt, $5/$10

The Cardiac Care Wellness Program

This is a Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Risk Factor Reduction Program. It is designed for individuals with heart disease and/or individuals with risk factors that could lead to heart disease. The program includes 2 free 1/2 hour personal training sessions, blood pressure and heart rate monitoring, use of exercise equipment, monthly classes on risk factor reduction and other health topics and written material on the latest medical information or findings. Communication is maintained between client’s medical care professional and Cardio Care staff to ensure the program is meeting the needs of the client and to communicate any concerns that may arise during the workout session. For more information contact Jenn Grys at 908-766-7898 x403.

A strength/fitness program for cancer patients and survivors based on the curriculum developed by Stanford University. LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA is a twelve week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. The program is offered with no cost to the participants. Our goal is to help patients build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving energy levels and self esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life. Research shows that physical activity can decrease recurrence and increase survivorship for cancer patients. Certified YMCA fitness instructors give personal individualized instruction to the participants. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, nutrition, and supportive cancer care. For more information please contact Sue Diebold (908)766-7898 ext 522

Multisport Club

The Somerset Hills YMCA Multisport Club began in 2008, formerly known as women’s Triathlon Club, in 2010, the club became co-ed and continues to focus on supporting the ‘newbie’ who wants to take their first steps and for many, leaps into the multi-sport world. Triathlon combines swimming, cycling and running; and requires a good balance between training, family and career. Whether you are a runner, walker, cyclist, mountain biker or adventure racer, this is the club for YOU! If your goal is to do your 1st 5K run, 1st triathlon, 1st marathon or even 1st Ironman this is the club for YOU. You do not have to be a triathlete or a serious athlete to be part of this unique club. We have members of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and interests. The common thread is that we all love fitness, camaraderie, and being ACTIVE! Please contact Sue Lawson at Annual Membership $75.00

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012

health and wellness Yoga is an ancient system of breathing practices, physical exercises, postures and meditation intended to integrate the practitioner’s body, mind, and spirit. Our yoga schedule of ongoing classes can be found on our website. Yoga class cards may be purchased at the Welcome Center of our Mt. Airy Rd. and Riverwalk facilities. Please contact (908)766-7898 ext. 403.

NEW! Sun Salutation Yoga

Sun Salutation Yoga involves a series of yogic posses, which provide the body with a most complete exercise. Virtually all parts of the body, including the thoracic and abdominal organs, are exercised and rejuvenated with vitality. During this 10 week class, you will increase your heart rate, burn calories, lengthen muscles, massage the organ systems and soothe the nervous system. Synchronization of breathing with poses is an important constituent of the practice. Other poses will be introduced within the traditional sequence making the practice into a Vinyasa or a Sequence. The class ends with deep relaxation. This practice is energizing and calming at the same time. Come prepared to sweat, stretch, and relax. Begins week of 1/9 6:30–7:30pm



Kids and Teens Yoga Ages 5-17yrs

Children today are under stress and pressure; homework, competition with other children, endless afterschool activities, and over-scheduling. Just like their parents, kids today are turning to Yoga to help them relax and re-energize. Yoga helps them develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility and coordination. They will learn to carry these skills beyond class and into their daily routines. Please be sure to bring your own mat. Begins week of 1/9 Sat(5-8yrs) Sat(9-12yrs) Thu(13-17yrs)

Yoga class card

Member 10 classes $60 Potential Members 10 classes $120

Teen Yoga




11:30am-12:15pm RW 12:15-1:00pm RW 5:30-6:15pm RW

$60/$120 $60/$120 $60/$120

Family Yoga Ages 6+yrs

Class is formatted so that children and adults can enjoy the benefits of yoga together. Learn yoga poses, meditation and more, as you move, breathe and relax. This class is a great way for parents and children to play together and improve health. Parent and child participate together. Session runs 10 weeks. Begins week of 1/9 Tue 5:15-6:00pm RW $120/$240

Yoga for Flexibility

Having good flexibility allows you to increase your physical performance, allowing the joint the ability to move further with less energy. This class will focus on a series of poses to restore and increase flexibility in your muscles and joints. Participants can look to see decreased muscle soreness and faster recovery between training sessions as well as increased range of motion. This class is a 6 week program beginning January 9. Mon 7:30-8:30pm RW $40/$80

One on One Yoga

Enjoy the benefits of improved strength, posture, and flexibility while learning breathing techniques for optimal respiratory function. Working one on one with an experienced Yoga instructor will decrease stress, restore calm, and provide a deeper connection to your body and its needs. 1 HR Sessions: ½ Hour Sessions: 1-2 - $70/each 1-2 - $37/each 3-9 - $65/each 3-9 - $35/each 10-19 - $60/each 10-19 - $32/each 20+ - $55/each 20+ - $29/each

Forge a healthier you with a new cardio workout. Join us to improve concentration, and enhance athletic performance by developing strength, flexibility and balance while sculpting the body. Begins week of 1/9 Thu 5:30pm-6:15pm RW $60/$120

NEW! Taste of T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial and healing art. Most obviously characterized by the slow motion manner in which its choreographed movement patterns are carried out, T’ai Chi is more accurately defined by its attention to correct body alignment and structural detail. The efficient transfer of force reduces stress on both the body and mind. Mon 12:00-1:00pm MA Fri 1:35-2:35pm MA

T’ai Chi & Qi Gong

An ancient Chinese system of self-defense, T’ai Chi is used today primarily for mental, physical, and emotional health maintenance. Some martial applications are taught to enable the student to understand why they’re doing particular movements while performing the “form,” and to instill a bit of “attitude.” The “Eight Pieces of Brocade” is a traditional Chinese exercise set meant to embody the “Art of Energy,” which is the translation of Qi Gong.” Eight exercises, practiced with full attention to detail, mental focus, correct physical positioning, and proper breathing, will enhance your general health and sense of well-being. Begins week of 1/9 Fri 5:00-6:00pm MA $60/$120


Kinesis, the Greek word for movement, provides a new way to work out, through which it is possible to perform an infinite variety of exercises and movements, ensuring strength, stability and flexibility. Kinesis is both efficient and functional. Efficient because it offers both cardiovascular and strength benefits in one 30-minute workout, and functional because it brings you closer to your own free, natural, multidimensional movements. Unlike most fitness training systems, Kinesis adjusts to YOU, making it user-friendly and appropriate for all fitness levels and ages. Classes run in 6 week increments, and most meet twice a week for 30 minutes. Please check schedule on website 2x per week $150 1X per week $75

Kinesis Complete Access

In an effort to better serve your wellness needs, we will now be offering complete access to all members! Classes will still be available for those members who prefer the small group training; this is an additional offering. To be eligible for the “Complete Access” program, members must:

•Be at least 14 years old. •Complete a one-hour training session with a certified Kinesis trainer – cost: $65.00. •Upon successful completion of training, receive a laminated access card – this card will be displayed outside the Kinesis studio while working out. •Members will have full access when scheduled classes are not in session. •No more than 4 members will have complete access at one time

Yoga at Clarence Dillon Library

2336 Lamington Road, Bedminster Learn the basics of Yoga as a gentle and effective approach to fitness. Limited to 50 participants. Advance enrollment required. For registration and questions, please call the library front desk (908)234-2325, ext. 0 Mon Wed Fri

9:15am 5:00pm 9:15am

$5 fee per session; pay at the door $5 fee per session; pay at the door $5 fee per session; pay at the door

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012


teen programs Meet our new Director of Youth Development “ I knew I wanted to work with kids since I was a ‘kid’. At the Y, I’ve met so many talented and hilarious children and teens who have unlimited potential, and I feel lucky to be a part of their lives.”

Abbey Arwady

Dir. of Youth Development

Abbey has both a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.S. in Special Education from the University of Scranton. She brings experience working with both youth and teens from a variety of leadership and volunteer experiences including serving as a mentor for young women in prison, an after school reading tutor, a music therapy aid, running an afterschool program for multicultural children, and developing a program for high school special needs students to interact with other students.

Teen Leaders Club

The Teen Leaders Club is a group of high school students focusing on developing positive life skills and leadership qualities by connecting to community service projects and local non-profit organizations. In addition to volunteering, the club conducts exercises in democratic decision-making, assessing and understanding community needs, understanding cultural diversity and team building projects. This club will meet bi-monthly and can also serve as community service hours.

Tutoring Program

Does your child need some extra help in their school work? Our Teen Leaders Group will be offering this program very soon. Please contact us for more details.

For any question about our Teen Programs please call, Abbey Arwady (908)766-7898 ext. 342

Don’t forget to check out these and all of our great Teen Programs! • Pre-Teen Gymnastics -pg 7 • Pre-Teen Hip Hop -pg 9 • Young Performers Workshop -pg 10 • Group Guitar Lessons -pg 10 • Music Production Class -pg 10 • Video Production -pg 10 • Fashion Design & Merchandising -pg 10 • All Star Cheerleading -pg 11 • Dodgeball League -pg 12 • Friday Night Wall Climb -pg 12 • Karate -pg 14 • Teen Yoga -pg 17

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012



Numeric levels are American Red Cross equivalents.

Please note that swim level requirements have changed from previous sessions.

If your child is new to lessons or did not participate in our fall session, please review the aquatic curriculum below to determine which swimming level is appropriate for your child or, if you are not sure of your child’s swimming ability, attend a Drop-in Swim Evaluation. If you cannot attend an evaluation, contact Aquatics at Ext. 503 to make an appointment. If we find that your child has been registered in the wrong level, we reserve the right to either change your child to the appropriate level if possible or refund your registration fee. ALL YMCA SWIM LEVELS HAVE FIVE COMPONENTS Water Orientation or Stroke Development - Developmentally appropriate water skills Personal Safety - Knowing the pool rules, how to float, proper use of lifejackets,

resting strokes, and boating safety

Personal Growth - Gaining confidence, learning teamwork, caring, honesty,

respect, and responsibility

class, wetball or synchro skills add new ways to play

- Knowing how to be safer in and around the water, and what to do in an emergency

Water Sports & Games - Games help make learning fun and reinforce skills taught in Rescue

.............................................................................. If a class you request is full, your child will be put on a wait list. We will make every attempt to enroll students from the wait list in a class following the first full week of the session.

If we can place your child in a class, you will be contacted. Due to limited pool space, there will be no make-up lessons.

Class schedules and prices may be found on page 21.


(Child must be 3 years old by the first lesson)

Pike (preschool level 1a, 1:4) Prerequisite: None

30 min class

30 min class

Students will learn: - Front paddle, 2 yards - Back paddle with floatation, 10 yards - Back float independently - Jumping from the side of the pool

Eel (preschool level 2, 1:5) 30 min class Prerequisite: Pickerel and previous skills Students will learn: - Front and back paddle, 10 yards - Jumping from the side in the deep end - Treading water

*Potential Members Welcome YOUTH AQUATICS Ages 6-10yrs Polliwog (youth level 1, 1:4) 30 min class Prerequisite: None ( Ages 9 to 10yrs may register for Pre-Teen Beginner ) Students will learn: - Front and back paddle without floatation, 5 yards - Back float independently - Getting whole face wet while blowing bubbles - Jumping from the side in the shallow end

Tadpole (youth level 2, 1:5) 30 Prerequisite: Polliwog skills

min class

Guppy (youth level 3a, 1:6) 30 min class Prerequisite: Tadpole and previous skills

Students will learn: - Front paddle (with rhythmic breathing) and back paddle, 25 yards - Jump from diving block in the deep end - Kneeling dive from side of the pool

Minnow (youth level 3b, 1:8) 45 min class Prerequisite: Guppy and previous skills

Students will learn: - Coordinated Freestyle (with rotary breathing) and Backstroke, 25 yards - Breaststroke kick and arms - Standing dive from the side of the pool

Fish (youth level 4, 1:8) 45 min class Prerequisite: Minnow and previous skills

Ray (preschool level 3a, 1:6) 30 min class Prerequisite: Eel and previous skills

Students will learn: - Front paddle (with rhythmic breathing) and back paddle, 25 yards - Jumping from the diving block in the deep end - Kneeling dive from the side of the pool

Starfish (preschool level 3b, 1:6) 30 min Prerequisite: Ray and previous skills

Sat, Nov 5 – 1:00-3:00pm Thu, Nov 10 – 10:00-12:00pm Fri, Nov 11 - 4:00-6:00pm Mon, Nov 14 - 6:00-6:30pm Thu, Nov 17 – 6:15-7:00pm

Students will learn: - Front and back paddle, 10 yards - Jumping from the side in the deep end - Treading water

Students will learn: - Front paddle with floatation, 10 yards - Getting whole face wet while blowing bubbles - Jumping with assistance from the side of the pool

Pickerel (preschool level 1b, 1:5) Prerequisite: Pike skills

*Drop-in Swim Level Evaluations:


Students will learn: - Coordinated Freestyle (with rotary breathing) and Backstroke, 25 yards - Breaststroke kick and arms - Standing dive from the side of the pool

Ages 5 to 7 years Betta Fish (preschool level 3c, 1:6) 45 min class Prerequisite: Starfish and previous skills

Students will learn: - Coordinated Freestyle (with rotary breathing) and Backstroke, 75 yards - Coordinated Breaststroke, 50 yards - Dolphin kick

Students will learn: - Consistent and properly coordinated Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke, 50 yards - Elements of Butterfly - Standing dive from the diving block

Flying Fish (youth level 5, 1:8) 45 min class Prerequisite: Fish and previous skills

Students will learn: - Refinement of Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, 100 yards - Butterfly, 25 yards - Freestyle and Backstroke flip turns

Shark (youth level 6, 1:8) 45 min class Prerequisite: Flying Fish and previous skills

Students will learn: - Further refinement, ease and endurance with the four main strokes, starts and turns - Enrichment skills and strokes

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aquatics PARENT/CHILD AQUATICS Ages 6mos - 31/2yrs Parent Tot Water Adjustment

Ages 6-18mos

This class is designed for a parent and child to learn and have fun in the water together though developmentally appropriate songs, games, and basic water skills. Safety skills for parents are also included. Wed 9:30pm $139/$278 Fri 10:30am $139/$278 Sat 8:00am $139/$278

Perch Ages 19-36mos

This class is designed to prepare toddlers for our Preschool Aquatic programs through developmentally appropriate songs, games, and basic water skills. Safety skills for parents are also included. Tue 12:30pm $139/$278 Thu 9:30am $139/$278 Sat 9:00am $139/$278

Silly Seals Ages 2 ½ - 3 ½ yrs

This class is designed for children who are ready for focused skill development but not quite ready to be in a class without their parent. The curriculum focuses on Pike 1, Pike 2, and Eel skills where the instructor guides the parent in teaching these fundamental skills to their child. Tue 9:30am & 5:30pm $139/$278 Thu 12:30pm $139/$278 Sat 8:30am & 9:35am $139/$278

PRE-TEEN SWIM INSTRUCTION Ages 9-14yrs Pre-Teen Ages 9-14yrs (Beginner)

A small class setting will allow the students to learn floating, flutter kicking and breath control, as well as basic Freestyle and Backstroke. (Equivalent to Youth levels: Polliwog, Tadpole and Guppy.)

Swim Fit Club Ages 7-14yrs (members only) Pre-requisite: Flying Fish level skills.

Pre-registration evaluation is required. The objective of the club is to develop a lifelong enjoyment of the sport of swimming while learning the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and exercise. Stroke technique, endurance swimming workouts, dry land, wellness, and fitness activities are coupled with an exposure to a variety of aquatic disciplines. Contact Mon & Wed(10 &under) Mon & Wed(11-14yrs)

4:15pm 5:15pm

$380 $380

ADULT/TEEN SWIM INSTRUCTION Ages 14+ yrs Level 1A Beginner Basics

For the beginner swimmer, who may NOT be able to float independently, finds blowing bubbles a challenge, and is fearful of deep water. In a small class setting, students will learn how to relax in the water and gain confidence with basic floating and flutter kicking skills on their front and back, learn proper breath control, and begin basic stroke drills. Tue 7:45pm $199/$398 Wed 7:45pm $199/$398

Level 1B Advanced Beginner

Basic Freestyle rotary breathing skills will be taught in this class through drills that help the swimmer gain a better understanding of how to balance their body in the water to make rotary breathing more relaxing and effortless. Resting strokes and treading water will also be introduced. Tue 7:45pm $199/$398 Fri 9:15am $199/$398

Level 2 Intermediate Stroke Development Clinic

This class will help swimmers develop skills to make Freestyle a more restful and relaxing stroke. Drills will be incorporated that refine rotary Pre-Teen Ages 10-14yrs (Intermediate Stroke Development) breathing technique through learning to balance on their side during each breathing cycle. In addition, this class will focus on strengthenPrerequisite: Freestyle and Backstroke, min. 25 yards ing swimmers’ flutter kick, introducing Backstroke and Elementary Students will learn consistent and properly coordinated Freestyle, Backstroke, refining breath control, and strengthening treading water Backstroke, and Breaststroke for 50 yards each, elements of Butterfly, skills. Swimmers will be encouraged to swim lengths of resting strokes and standing dives from the diving block. between rotary breathing lengths to start swimming for longer periods (Equivalent to Youth levels: Minnow and Fish.) of time without taking a break. Mon 5:15pm $199/$398 Sat 12:00pm $199/$398

Thu 5:15pm $199/$398 Sat 11:15am $199/$398

Pre-Teen Ages 10-14yrs (Advanced Stroke Clinic) Prerequisite: Consistent and properly coordinated Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke, min. 50 yards

Students will refine and build ease and endurance with Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, starts and turns. Additional skills will be taught based on student goals. (Equivalent to Youth levels: Flying Fish and Shark.) Tue 5:15pm $199/$398 Fri 5:15pm $199/$398 Sat 9:45am $199/$398

Girls in the Swim Ages 10-14yrs (members only) Pre-requisite: Flying Fish level skills.

Pre-registration evaluation is required. Through the development of swimming technique and endurance, the instructors will encourage the girls to challenge themselves in an effort to develop their sense of self and gain personal confidence and to promote emotional, mental, and character development. Contact Mon & Thu



Mon 8:00pm $199/$398 Tue 9:15am $199/$398 Fri 9:15am $199/$398

Level 3 Advanced Stroke Clinic

Swimmers will refine their rotary breathing skills and begin to do simple interval training sets. Backstroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke will also be incorporated into the program. An introduction to lap swimming etiquette will also be discussed. Tue 9:15am $199/$398 Wed 8:00pm $199/$398 Fri 10:15am $199/$398

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012


Ages 3-5yrs Preschool M/PM

We encourage our swim lesson participants with current memberships to come play and practice on their own. Please check the Welcome Center or on our website for current Pool Schedules. Please be aware of the following guidelines:

Family and Open Swim

Children UNDER 7 yrs of age and UNDER 48 inches tall must be with an adult who is wearing appropriate swim attire and in the water within arms’ reach of the child at all times, including in the zero-entry play area of the Stoddard pool. Children ages 7-11 must be supervised by an adult in the pool area at all times. Only US Coast Guard approved floatation devices are allowed during Family and Open swim. Lifejackets are available for member use. Participants 17 and under will be required to take a “Deep Water Ready” test to swim in the deep end.

Stoddard Water Slides

Riders must be at least 48 inches tall. For safety reasons, there will be no exceptions to this rule. .........................................................................................

Private Lessons

(members only) Private swim lessons for all ages and abilities with qualified instructors. Scheduling depends on availability of instructors and pool space. For details, call Kim Wilde (908)766-7898 ext. 582. Private 1/2 hr class 2 person 1/2 hr class

$40 $70

Masters Swim Program

Make swimming more than just going back and forth. Masters offers coached workouts geared toward swimmers who have a desire to do interval training and are looking for a more social swimming experience. Perfect for the seasoned lap swimmer who is looking for the camaraderie of a group workout, the triathlete who wants to improve their swimming endurance, or the “retired” competitive swimmer looking for motivation to get back into the pool. Opportunities are available to compete in local Masters swim meets for those interested, no previous experience required. For more information on adult aquatics programs please contact

swim team

Swim Team Ages 7-18yrs

A member of the Northern New Jersey YMCA Swim League, the Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team competes year round in both YMCA and USA sanctioned swimming events. With 250 swimmers between the ages of 7 and 18, each swimmer is placed in one of our progressive practice groups based upon age and coaches’ evaluation. The primary season runs from September through March providing each swimmer with the opportunity to compete on a dual meet team and participate in Championship meets. More information can be found at: www.shyswimteam. org or contact Head Coach, Peter Barry at (908-630-3531).

Monday 9:30am P,PP,E 1:00pm P,PP 1:30pm E,R 3:45pm PP,E,R 4:20pm P,PP,E 4:45pm S 4:55pm PP.E,R 5:30pm P,PP,E

Fees $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278

Tuesday 9:00am PP $139/$278 9:30am P $139/$278 10:00am E,R $139/$278 10:30am P,PP $139/$278 12:30pm P $139/$278 1:00pm P,PP,E $139/$278 3:45pm PP,E,R,S $139/$278 4:15pm S $139/$278 4:20pm P,PP $139/$278 4:55pm E,R $139/$278 5:30pm P $139/$278 Wednesday 10:00am P $139/$278 10:30am E $139/$278 1:00pm P,PP $139/$278 1:30pm PP,E $139/$278 3:45pm PP,E,R $139/$278 4:20pm P,PP,E $139/$278 4:55pm P,PP,E $139/$278 5:30pm PP,E,R $139/$278 5:45pm S $139/$278 Thursday 9:30am P $139/$278 10:00am PP,E $139/$278 10:30am P,PP $139/$278 12:30pm PP $139/$278 1:00pm P,E,R $139/$278 3:45pm P,PP,E,S $139/$278 4:15pm S $139/$278 4:20pm PP,E,R $139/$278 4:45pm S $139/$278 4:55pm P,PP,E $139/$278 5:30pm PP,E,R $139/$278 Friday 9:30am E 10:00am PP,E 10:30am P,PP 1:00pm P,PP 1:30pm P,R 4:15pm P 4:45pm PP 6:00pm E

$139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278

Saturday 8:00am P 8:30am P,PP 9:00am PP,R 9:30am S 9:35am E,R 10:00am S 10:10am P,PP,E 10:45am P,E,R 11:00am S 11:20am PP,E,R

$139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278

Ages 5-7yrs Preschool M/PM (45min classes) Monday 3:45pm B Tuesday 4:30pm B Thursday 5:15pm B Saturday 9:00am B 11:15am B

Fees $199/$398 $199/$398 $199/$398 $199/$398 $199/$398


Ages 6-10yrs Youth M/PM

Monday Fees 3:45pm T $139/$278 4:15pm G $139/$278 Tuesday 3:45pm G $139/$278 4:15pm T $139/$278 4:45pm P,G $139/$278 5:15pm T $139/$278 5:45pm P $139/$278 Wednesday 3:45pm T 4:15pm P 4:45pm G 5:15pm P

$139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278

Thursday 3:45pm T 4:15pm G 4:45pm P 5:15pm T 5:45pm G

$139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278

Friday 6:30pm T 7:00pm G

$139/$278 $139/$278

Saturday 9:00am P,G 9:30am T 10:00am G 10:30am P,T 11:00am T 11:30am P,G

$139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278 $139/$278

(45min classes)

Monday 3:45pm M $199/$398 4:35pm F,FF $199/$398 5:25pm S $199/$398 Tuesday 3:45pm M,F $199/$398 4:35pm M,S $199/$398 5:25pm M,F,FF $199/$398 Wednesday 3:45pm M,F 4:35pm M,FF 5:25pm F

$199/$398 $199/$398 $199/$398

Thursday 3:45pm M,F 4:35pm F,FF 5:25pm M

$199/$398 $199/$398 $199/$398

Saturday 9:00am M,F 9:45am F,FF 10:30am M,F,S 11:15am M

$199/$398 $199/$398 $199/$398 $199/$398

Preschool Levels:

P = Pike, PP = Pikerel, E = Eel, R = Ray, S = Starfish, SW = Swordfish, B = Betta Fish

Youth Levels:

P = Polliwog, T = Tadpole G = Guppy, M = Minnow, F = Fish, FF = Flying Fish, S = Shark

See Class/Level Descriptions on pg 19


Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012

active older adults


(activities & events)

Make new friends and connect with old friends while focusing on your personal health and wellness. Join us for a monthly birthday lunch, social activities, lectures, aquatic offerings and, of course, wellness activities including cardio, strength and flexibility. Our Drop-In Senior Center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the lower level Gagnon Teen/Community Center at Mt Airy. Senior Drop-In is offered FREE to all Y senior members, potential members can pay the $30 drop-in fee per month from the 1st to the end of the month, valid on Tuesday and Thursday only. Please contact Laurie Reynolds, Senior Outreach Coordinator at (908)766-7898 ext. 341 or

Tuesday & Thursday Basic Drop-In Schedule * *Coffee and Socialization are ongoing from 9:00am-2:00pm

8:30-9:15am 10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm 12:00pm 12:30-2:00pm

Water Exercise* Social Hour: Games, Coffee, & Fellowship Wellness: Kinesis, Cardio, Strength, Flexbility Bring your own informal lunch Social Activities. (see sampling below)

Social Activities Sampling • Mahjongg/Scrabble/Bridge/Canasta • Senior Discussions - join us to discuss current events with your peers.

• Knit and Crochet - bring a project or come to learn. • Alzheimer’s Quilt - spend an hour contributing to a textural

quilt for Alzheimer’s patients. - Please see schedule available at the welcome center. Stampin Up - create artistic cards with precut supplies. Health Discussions - learn the latest information from the National Institute of Health, the Office On Aging, Doctors and Nurses and our own personal trainers. Kinesis - addresses strength, cardio, and flexibility in one session. Watercolor/Digital Photography - indulge your creative side. Your Class Here - bring a book discussion or a passion to our senior group. Zumba Gold - Fun, intro class to get you up and moving.

• Book Discussions • • • • • •

Senior Fitness Schedule

Daily 8:30-10:30am Water Exercise* Mon 8:00-9:00am Mellow Step MA 11:00am-12:00pm AOA Conditioning RW Tue 11:00am Zumba Gold RW 11:00-11:30am Kinesis MA (sign up required) 12:30pm Zumba Gold MA Wed 11:00am-12:00pm AOA Conditioning RW 11:00am -12:00pm Yoga RW Thu 8:00-9:00am Mellow Step MA 10:50-11:50am Balance & Strength MA 11:45am-12:30pm Senior Spin MA Fri 8:00-9:00am Yoga MA 11:00am-12:00pm AOA Conditioning RW *please refer to online Water Exercise Schedule or call the Somerset County Office on Aging at (908)704-6346

Senior Trips/Healthy Bones

In collaboration with the Somerset County Office on Aging, the Visiting Nurses Association of Somerset Hills, and area Recreation Departments, we are pleased to offer exciting new programs for seniors. Please contact Laurie Reynolds (908)766-7898 ext. 341 for more information.

Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program (AFYAP) A series of gentle activities in the pool open to anyone with arthritis, rheumatic diseases, or recovering from injury. It is not necessary to know how to swim. Pre-registration is necessary. Call the Aquatics Dept. at (908)766-7898 ext 604. Mon thru Thu Mon, Wed & Fri

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

Strong Kids Financial Assistance

Fellowship Village Mt. Airy

In an effort to make the Y more accessible to our senior population, our senior membership fees are 30% less than regular adult memberships. Additional financial assistance is available; please contact (908)766-7898 ext. 346.

Free/$130 Free/$130

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special needs

To discuss ways that our programs may be able to accommodate individuals with special needs, please contact (908)630-3513.

S.T.A.R.S.-“Sharing Therapy And Realizing Self Strengths.” Students must be evaluated This swimming class is for children with special needs. In order to ascertain an effective learning environment, interested participants should add themselves to the waiting list through our online registration process. Students will then be evaluated and placed into an appropriate class. For more details, please contact Kim Wilde at (908)766-7898 ext 582. Fellowship Village = FV. Mon - Fri 4:00,4:30,5:00pm FV $199/$398 Fri 4:00 MA $199/$398 Sat 12:00, 12:30pm MA $199/$398


An instructional program for S.T.A.R.S. swimmers who have the need for building their endurance and developing their stroke techniques. Students will start to work more independently in the water and in small groups from time to time. All students will continue to need to be evaluated and registration is online. For more information please contact Kim Wilde at (908)766-7898 ext. 582. Fri

5:00, 5:30pm



S.W.I.M. Inc - “Specialized Water Interest Movement”

This program is offered free to individuals to provide recreational therapy for adults with muscular impairment. For more information please contact Kim Wilde at (908)766-7898 ext. 582.

Jamnastics Ages 4–10yrs

Gymnastics program for children with special needs. This program will teach gymnastics skills in a nurturing environment that can accommodate the needs of each individual child. The program will be taught by USAG Safety-certified Gymnastics coaches and assistants, however, it is recommended that children be accompanied by a caregiver who will assist the child. Tue 6:00-6:30pm MA $125/250

Music and Movement Ages 6-10yrs

This dance class is specifically designed for children with special needs. This class will help to develop each child’s body awareness. For more information please contact Jessica Prakopcyk at (908)766-7898 ext. 1544. Fri 4:00-4:30pm MA $125/$250

S.N.A.P.-“Special Needs Adult Program” Ages 15+yrs A social group designed to bring together young adults with special needs, aged 15 and over. Each month a different social event is planned such as movie night, a dance, a barbeque, bowling and more. S.N.A.P provides young adults with social opportunities for meeting new friends and pursuing hobbies in a safe nurturing environment. Please contact Amy Margaret MacDonald at (908)766-7898 ext 560.

S.N.A.P. Fitness Ages 15+yrs

Meets in the Kinesis room. This 12 wk exercise program is designed for young adults with special needs. The class is held in a group setting and focuses on strength, cardio, balance and flexibility. Class size is limited to 8 participants. For more info contact Amy Margaret MacDonald at (908)766-7898 ext 560. Tue & Thu




Achievers Day Program Ages 21+yrs

Participants must be evaluated. Place your name on our waiting list through our online registration process. An integrated day program designed for adults with special needs. The curriculum is designed to work on each individuals own self-development and build their self-esteem. Activities will include such things as: daily living skills, fitness, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and games, and cooking. For more information contact Katie Darby at (908)630-3513. Wed & Fri 9:00am – 1:00pm

Special Olympics

$192/mo. for 1 day per wk $384/mo. for 2 days per wk

Get ready for the 2011-2012 season of Special Olympics. Trainings and competitions begin the end of November and run through beginning of June. Special Olympic swimmers train every Sunday from 3-4pm at the Mt. Airy Road facility. More than 25 swimmers from across Somerset County (and beyond) come to the Y to practice as a team. For more details contact Kim Wilde at (908)766-7898 ext 582

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012

WANT MORE INFORMATION? CALL Michelle (908)221-0801

bethel ridge The Somerset Hills YMCA is proud to partner with Bethel Ridge, Inc. to expand our offerings of essential programs to the special needs population in our community. The following will be held at The Learning Center at Bethel Ridge unless otherwise noted. Registration for Bethel Ridge programs will not be done on the Y’s online system. Visit to download a registration form. Please call our partner agency, Bethel Ridge, at (908)221-0801, so they may evaluate your interest. Please note: Students with special needs are welcome to take any Y classes.

The Bubbling Gourmet

This cooking course is designed to teach basic cooking. Students will be taught how to improve their culinary skills through the proper use of kitchen appliances and utensils. They will prepare quick, easy and healthy meals! Feb 7 to Mar 13. Tue


Cyber Explorer

Job Skills Workshop “Job Coach”


This workshop style course is designed to develop pre-job skills for teens and adults. An Employment Specialist will provide students with tools to develop resumes, hone interviewing skills and help with job searches. Feb 7 to Mar 13. Tue 5:00-6:00pm LCBR $210

Creative Arts (and Crafts)

Fun class allows the students to explore their creativity and personal expression through a variety of imaginative arts and craft projects. Feb 3 to Mar 9. Thu



$230 (+$50 activity charge)

This course is designed to develop and strengthen reading skills for greater success to everyday life. Time will be utilized to develop social skills through small group activities. Feb 1 to Mar 7.

This course is designed to review the New Jersey Drivers Manual and to assist the student in understanding the rules of the road. This course will help the student understand the manual and better prepare them to take the NJ Drivers Permit. Feb 6 to Mar 19 - Off Feb 20. Mon 6:00-7:00pm LCBR $230


Reading for Life and Social Skills

Wed 5:00-6:30pm

The Savvy Driver


LCBR $210

This course will offer the participant a chance to become more familiar with the basics of computer use. Mouse movements, keyboarding, basic editing features of creating documents and e-mail use will be introduced. Various computer and web games will be used to help the user build new skills. E-mail internet exploration and internet safety will be taught and practiced. Feb 2 to Mar 8. 5:00-6:00pm

LCBR $210

Class Offerings at the “Learning Center” at Bethel Ridge

Please note all classes are conveniently located in Basking Ridge and taught by a certified special educator or employment specialist. We offer small class instruction to maximize the potential for success. Classes are appropriate for students age 14 through adult. Tutoring is available upon request. Please call 908-221-0801 for more information or visit our website at

$210 (+$50 activity charge)

camp speers - eljabar New Years Family Camp Dec 30th – Jan 1st

1-877-SPEERSY (773-3779)

Whether you long for the fun-filled days and nights at sleepaway camp, wished to trade places with your child while dropping him/her off at Camp, or just want to escape the demands of your family’s busy schedule, we’ve got the perfect solution - gather the clan for our FUN-tastic Family Camp Program!

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community safety First Aid

Lifeguard Training Course

•Minimum age: 15 years by the last day of the class •All participants must pass a pretest which consists of swimming a total of 300 yards (12 lengths of the pool) continuously and retrieving a 10lbs object from a minimum of 7 feet of water and swimming with it on their back for 20 yards. •Fee for the Regular Course will be $320. •Refund Policy: Refunds will only be given up through the completion of the pre-test for the course which is designed as the entrance into the course itself. •Upon successful completion of the lifeguard course, participants will be certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional rescuer. For more information contact Duke Munzer (908)766-7898 ext. 518.

First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional

This will be either an American Heart Association or American Red Cross course. Course includes 1 and 2 rescuer CPR; infant and child CPR; obstructed airway management; AED; and barrier devices. Textbook and pocket mask included. Contact Troy DeLorenzo for more information at (908)766–7898 ext. 595 or email at tdelorenzo@ $100

CPR/AED Pediatrics

This will be either an American Heart Association or American Red Cross course. It is for lay persons who want to know how to care for younger loved ones in an emergency. Course includes 1 and 2 rescuer infant and child CPR; obstructed airway management; child AED; and barrier devices. Pocket mask included. Contact Troy DeLorenzo for more information at (908)766–7898 ext. 595 or email at tdelorenzo@ $75

CPR/AED Review

This will be either an American Heart Association or America Red Cross review class for people who have current professional level CPR cards. Cards must be brought to class and shown to instructor. Contact Troy DeLorenzo for more information at (908)766–7898 ext. 595 or email at $75

This America Red Cross course covers checking scene safety, bleeding, slings, injuries, and sudden illnesses. Contact Troy DeLorenzo for more information at (908)766–7898 ext. 595 or email at $75

Wilderness First Aid

We are pleased to offer this new American Red Cross course to individuals or groups venturing out into the more remote and rural locations. This course will cover first aid; wilderness preparation; shock; life-threatening injuries; wounds; bone and joint injuries; hot and cold emergencies; sudden illnesses; and altitude awareness. Contact Troy DeLorenzo for more information at (908)766–7898 ext. 595 or email at $110

Sport Injury Prevention & First Aid with CPR/AED

We are pleased to offer this new American Red Cross course to individuals or groups involved with sports and athletes. This course teaches First Aid; CPR; and AED skills that coaches, trainers, and other participants need to know to provide immediate care to an injured or suddenly ill athlete until more advanced medical care arrives. Contact Troy DeLorenzo for more information at (908)766– 7898 ext. 595 or email at $100

Safety Courses for Groups

Groups or organizations needing First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, CPR (Pediatrics or Adult), CPR/AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention, or Oxygen Administration. Contact Troy DeLorenzo for more information at (908)766–7898 ext. 595 or email at tdelorenzo@

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12 hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. For more information on upcoming training dates, contact Susan Visser at (908)766-7898 ext. 553

workshops Toastmasters Club -

(Part of Toastmasters International) A worldwide non-profit organization that gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, a prospective employer, your customer, your co-worker or your children, Toastmasters can help you do it better in a supportive environment. While you are welcome to attend as a guest whenever you like, becoming a member offers you many benefits and excellent Toastmasters publications, all for a nominal fee. For more information, please contact Jennifer Williford (908)630-3527, or visit Wed



Career Forum

Career Forum provides opportunities for job seekers or those in job transition to learn more about the job hunt and to network. Free to the community. A schedule of upcoming topics is available at the Y or on our website. For more information, please contact Sylvia Velez (908)630-3530. Tue

7:30-9:00pm MA

Winter Session | Dec 11, 2011 - Mar 17, 2012


Somerset Hills YMCA (908)766-7898 Mount Airy 140 Mount Airy Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Ext 500 Riverwalk 665 Martinsville Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Ext 400

Winter Session Dec 11, 2011 to Mar 17, 2012

Mission Statement The Somerset Hills YMCA is a charitable community service organization, rooted in Christian values and dedicated to helping all people grow in spirit, mind and body. We are guided by our core principles of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


2011-2012 Program and Membership Guide  

Winter session events, activities and valuable membership information.

2011-2012 Program and Membership Guide  

Winter session events, activities and valuable membership information.