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winter 2010 program & membership guide

Winter Session | Dec 12, 2010 - March 19, 2011

Member Registration | Nov 30, 2010 at 7:00pm

Somerset Hills YMCA

One of Life’s Best Investments


Winter Session | Dec 12, 2010 - March 19, 2011

Somerset Hills YMCA Volunteer Board of Directors Board Officers Tad Waldbauer, Chair Robert J. Lomauro, President/CEO Robert S. Raymar, Immediate Past Chair Kevin Martyn, Vice Chair W. Rodman Ryan, Vice Chair Paul Boudreau, Secretary Karyn B. Lightcap, Treasurer Donna Abbott Lillian Burke Mohammed Ali Chaudry Ph.D. Jody C. D’Agostini Susan Felter Anne Fritz Mark Irwin Leonard Korn Lauren B. Luik Tanya McAusland John O. McManus Rosemary McManus Rev. Gregory J. Miller Roseanne Mirabella, Ph.D Tom Moschello Quentin (Skip) Orza, II Peter Roselle Greg Toombs Gary Walker, Esq.

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Volunteer Advisory Board Richard Bellingham Diana Boquist Bob Boye Margaret 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 Gail F. Granowitz. M.D. 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 Lisa Giordano Lindsay Marcus

Somerset Hills YMCA Program & Membership Staff Nancy Auerbacher, Membership Coordinator, 766-7898 ext.1350 Peter Barry, Dir. of Competitive Aquatics, 630-3531 Rose Barry, Party and Event Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 1554 Carole Bell, Sr. Dir. of Programs & Risk Management, 630-3515 Mike Biskup, Music Coordinator, 630-3517 Jennifer Brumbaugh, Wellness Director RW, 903-0870 ext. 3 Tina Costello, Dir. of School Age Child Care, 766-7898 ext. 1331 Brian Curtis, Dir. of Aquatics Operations, 766-7898 ext. 1518 Julia Curtis, Dir. of Membership Operations, 630-3505 Katie Darby, Dir. of Aquatics Preteen/Adult/Special Needs Programs, 630-3513 Kim deZutter, Sr. Dir. of Family Services, 630-3507 Sue Diebold, Sr. Sports and Wellness Dir., 630-3522 Donna Dourney, Community Sports Dir., 766-7898 ext. 1501 Karen DiGiovanni, Program Registration Coordinator, 630-3528 Beth Gleason, Dir. of Gymnastics, 766-7898 ext. 1545 Lourdes Gonzalez, Financial Assistance Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 1346 Mary McCabe, Adventure Guides Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 1120 Connie Moore, Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, 630-3536 Zane Moore, Chief Operating Officer, 630-3524 Jessica Neglia, Wellness Director, 766-7898 ext. 1342 Janet Petrie, Kidz Korner Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 1574 Jessica Prakopcyk, Dir. of Arts & Dance, 766-7898 ext. 1544 Laurie Reynolds, Senior Outreach Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 1341 Sally Roser, Assoc. Dir. of Child Care, 630-3523 Kate Russo, Dir. of Operations RW, 903-0870 ext. 2 Erica Schaefer, Director of Aquatics Youth Programs, 630-3503 Mike Surella, Assoc. Sports Dir., 630-3519 Jackie Surette, Membership Engagement Coordinator, 766-7898 ext.1362 Sue Thomas, Arts/Gymnastics Program Asst., 630-3512 Sylvia Velez, Dir. of Volunteer Services, 630-3530 Kim Wilde, Aquatics Special Needs Coordinator, 766-7898 ext. 1582 Jennifer Williford, Sr. Dir. of Membership Development, 630-3527

table of contents Membership Information Registration Information Important Information Preschool/Youth Programs Kidz Korner/Birthday Parties Gymnastics Cheerleading Dance/Dance Teams Arts Sports Martial Arts Wellness Nutrition/Kinesis Mind Body Programs Aquatics Swim Team Active Older Adults Special Needs Trainings Camp Speers-Eljabar

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Upcoming Events Career Forum For Job Seekers, Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm Toastmasters Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm

Contact Jennifer Williford (908) 630-3527

Y Arts Week November 29 - December 3 Contact Jes Prakopcyk (908) 766-7898 ext.1544

Kids Events Please see page 9 for more details


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Membership has its benefits! Prices Valid Through 1/31/11 Category Family Adult(24 yrs +) Senior(65 yrs +) Senior Couple Young Adult*(18-23 yrs) Teen(13-17 yrs) Youth(12 & under)

Initiation

Membership Fees

Annual

(One Time Fee)

$226 $168 $116 $184 $101 $80 $37

Annual Total

Monthly

(New Members Only)

$1167 $833 $573 $802 $492 $385 $174

$1393 $1001 $689 $986 $593 $465 $211

$99 $71 $49 $68 $42 $34 N/A

Monthly Total (2 mo. + Initiation)

$424 $310 $214 $320 $185 $148 N/A

* Complimentary 7th Grade memberships have been made available, please review details on our website. **College students will be offered short term membership during normal college breaks. Students must have at least 12 credits and present a valid student ID or schedule. Guests are NOT permitted on short term memberships.

For Membership Category Definitions, Please Visit Our Website at www.somersethillsymca.org

Your membership includes so much at both facilities! • Use of both 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 and complimentary equipment orientations • Fun Filled Drop-off Kidz Korner areas *some equipment features iPod integrated technology

Mount Airy also offers:

• 3 pools including : 2 six–lane, 25 yard indoor pools and a recreation family pool complete with slide and water play features • 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® and Zumba • Full–size Gymnasium with scheduled open basketball times, open family gym times and fun family activities including access to the climbing wall on Friday nights • Lively Senior Drop-In Programs on Tuesday and Thursdays • Friday Family Nights - bringing families together for good together time!

Riverwalk also offers:

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30+ group exercise classes weekly including Pilates, Zumba and willPower & grace® Yoga classes for Senior, Beginner, Mixed Level, Vinyasa, Kids and Special Needs Wellness programs including Tai Chi and Meditation Beyond Wellness Workshops: Parenting Workshops, Diet Coaching and Lifestyle Workshops Kidz Korner with supervised computer usage and Wii

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 Lourdes Gonzalez (908)766-7898 ext. 1346 for more info. Applications available at the Welcome Center.

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, Nov 30th at 7:00pm. On Friday, Dec 3rd 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.

IMPORTANT DATES & NOTES FOR ALL REGISTRANTS: Tue

Wed

Thu

Members Only Members Only Members Only

Nov 30

Dec 1

Dec 2

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Fri

Sat

Members

Members

Dec 3

Dec 4

Registration for Potential Members Begins

Registration continues

& Potential Members

& Potential Members

at 10:00am

• 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: kdigiovanni@somersethillsymca.org. • 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 www.somersethillsymca.org, click on Programs, then Winter 2010 guide.

Financial Assistance recipients cannot register online.

If you have questions regarding payment or registration, please contact Lourdes Gonzalez (908) 766-7898, ext. 1346.

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.


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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 www.somersethillsymca.org. 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.

Hours of Operation for Mt. Airy Sunday Mon-Thu Friday Saturday

Hours of Operation for Riverwalk Sunday Mon-Thu Friday Saturday

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

7:00am-6:00pm 5:15am-10:30pm 5:15am-8:00pm 6:00am-6:00pm

Kidz Korner at Mount Airy Road Mon-Thu Friday Saturday

Cancellations & Changes

7:00am-6:00pm 5:15am-10:30pm 5:15am-10:00pm 6:00am-8:00pm

8:30am-8:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-2:00pm

Kidz Korner at Riverwalk Mon-Fri Saturday

8:30am-1:00pm 8:30am-12:00pm

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

12/3 Y • Arts Week Surprise ( 1 per family )

1/21 Family BOOT CAMP 2/11 Valentine’s Day Craft

2/25 Bingo 3/11 TBA

3/25 Spring Craft

Christmas Eve Friday, December 24th 1:00pm Closing Christmas Saturday, December 25th New Year’s Eve Friday, December 31st 1:00pm Closing New Year’s Day Saturday, January 1st

Program Break Week 12/24-1/2 2/20-2/26 no classes

♥ Join us! We could use you. ♥

Family Fun Nights

1/7 Make a Hula Hoop

The YMCA will be closed on:

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.

Look for the ♥ next to a program to find out where you can volunteer! Call Sylvia Velez at (908)630-3530 or email svelez@somersethillsymca.org

The Somerset Hills YMCA

General Questions? Mount Airy Rd. - MA (908)766-7898 ext. 500

Riverwalk - RW (908)903-0870

We strengthen the foundations of community.


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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, at Millington School in Long Hill Twp. 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)7667898 ext. 1331.

Birthday Parties

Enjoy the use of our facilities for a swim party, rock-wall climbing, or gymnastics party. Each party includes 45 minutes of activity time and 45 min. in a private party room. An enthusiastic party host will handle the set-up and clean up of your party and ensure that you have everything you need for a great birthday celebration. Let the Y do the work. We will provide the paper products, personalized birthday cake and juice boxes. Pizza and soda can also be provided. Contact Rose Barry at (908)766-7898 ext. 1554.

Kidz Korner

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

•$20 Blue card ( 7 Visits )

Family Open Swim & Family Open Gym Please find schedules and times at www.somersethillsymca.org

•$60 Yellow card ( 20 Visits )

Baby Time

(Available at Mt.Airy) 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 or camp. Monday - Friday from 9:00am-6pm, Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm (no camp) Free with your Kidz Korner punch card

Drop and Go

(Riverwalk) Place your child(ren) in a fun and safe environment while you shop, take older children to dentist or doctor appointments or just need some time to yourself. $25 per child includes lunch and a craft. Call for more information and flexibility in times. Kidz Korner at Mt. Airy (908)766-7898, ext. 1574 Kidz Korner at Riverwalk (908)903-0870 ext. 4

Check Out Children’s Chef School Ages 6-10yrs on page 17

We’re here for... Youth Development

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Gymnastics questions? Please call (908)766-7898 ext. 1545

REGISTRATION OPTION FOR PROGRESSIVE CLASSES Experience shows that 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 YMCA guidelines. In Fall 2010, we implemented the e-pay option for all progressive levels, (Jumpers through Flyers) and Tumbling classes. During class times, our program will also focus on the four core values of the YMCA, and all students will be encouraged to adhere to the YMCA principles of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Caring in a positive environment. Pick the day and time that works for you, and enroll your child for the school year. Advancement will be determined upon teacher recommendation. Our successful program offers children the chance to try gymnastics for the first time, while also providing a full year curriculum to expand their gymnastics skills. Levels shown in parentheses are USA Gymnastics Level equivalents. Gymnasts will be given the opportunity to participate in various community demonstrations as well as a holiday and year-end show. If your child has not been in one of the two most recent sessions of gymnastics, please call Sue Thomas at (908) 630-3512 to arrange an evaluation. At the end of each session, parents will receive information regarding their child’s progress. For those parents who have questions regarding the school year option and payment, 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. *Depending on the level and the child’s ability, the Gymnastics Director may recommend his/her participation in a brief Pre-entry skills clinic for a small additional fee.

The Progressive Classes below offer the options of Full Pay (school year) or E-pay (3 installments)

PRESCHOOL PROGRESSIVE CLASSES NEW! Tumbling Twos Ages 2-3yrs

Is your child independent and ready for a class setting without a guardian? Our 45 minute Tumbling Twos class is for the child who is ready to tumble in the Gymnastics Center. Emphasis will be on learning social skills, body awareness, flexibility, safety knowledge and listening skills all while having FUN!

NEW! Preschool Tumbling Ages 3-5yrs

This class is designed for the child who is ready to tumble, but does not yet reach the age requirement for our Beginner Tumbling program. Classes will include strength conditioning, Tumble Trak, and spring floor.

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. Guardian participation is acceptable until the teacher determines otherwise.

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. Guardian participation is acceptable until the teacher determines otherwise.

Jumper II

(Must be 4 by first class) This 45 minute class is for our 4 year old Jumper Jr. & Jumper I graduates. Participants must be able to follow circuits, perform basic gymnastics skills, and be ready to work on bridges, cartwheels and handstands.

Jumper III

(Pre-requisite-Jumper II) This 45 minute 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.

Intro to Acro Ages 3-5yrs

Learn the beginning stages of acrobatic gymnastics with “Miss Beth” in the Gymnastics Center. During this 45 minute class, children are introduced and taught numerous acrobatic skills with partners and without. By the end of the year, students will demonstrate a complete routine of tumbling to music.

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.

Jr. Olympians I Ages 3 ½ - 5yrs

(Instructor Recommendation Only) This accelerated class is designed as an advanced co-ed gymnastics class. Children are taught skills on floor, bars, beam, vault and Tumble Trak. This class will emphasize strength, flexibility, body awareness and control, safety knowledge and listening skills.

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE CLASSES (Levels in Parentheses are USAG Equivalents)

Homeschoolers Gymnastics Ages 4+yrs

Looking for your children to burn off some energy during the day? This one-hour gymnastics class is geared towards a wide age range of children who are currently being homeschooled in our area. This class will encompass beginner gymnastics through intermediate levels. Children will be coached on all events including: Floor, Beam, Bars, Vault and Tumble Trak.

Jr. Olympians I & II Ages 5-7yrs

(Instructor Recommendation Only) For graduates of our Junior Olympians I, this accelerated class is designed as an advanced co-ed gymnastics class.

Acrobatic Artists Ages 5-7yrs

Learn the art of acrobatic gymnastics with “Miss Beth” in the Gymnastics Center. Children are taught numerous acrobatic skills with partners and without. By the end of the year, students will demonstrate a complete routine of tumbling to music.

All Boys Challenge Ages 5+yrs

(Level I & II) For our Y’s Guys and Jumper graduates, focusing on learning new skills specific to male gymnastics is a primary goal. Bounce across the Tumble Trak, roll, flip and fly! Strength, conditioning and body awareness all while having fun!


Winter Session | Dec 12, 2010 - March 19, 2011

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Prices reflect the winter session through the end of the school year.

YOUTH PROGRESSIVE CLASSES CONTINUED (Levels in Parentheses are USAG Equivalents)

Tumbling Ages 5+yrs

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.

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E-pay options are also available to set up a payment plan Tumbling Two’s

Mon

11:30am-12:15pm $260/$520

Preschool Tumbling Tue

3:15-4:00pm

$260/$520

Beginner – Tumbling for the novice gymnast and cheerleader. Intermediate – Master cartwheels, power hurdle round-offs, back bends,

Jumper Jr.

front and back walkovers, front handsprings and more.

Tue Wed Thu Sat

9:30-10:15am 11:45am-12:30pm 9:30-10:15am 10:30-11:15am

$260/$520 $260/$520 $260/$520 $260/$520

Advanced

Jumper I

Mon Tue Wed Thu Sat

12:30-1:15pm 10:30-11:15am 12:45-1:30pm 10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am

$260/$520 $260/$520 $260/$520 $260/$520 $260/$520

Jumper II

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

12:30-1:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm 12:45-1:30pm 12:30-1:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm

$260/$520 $260/$520 $260/$520 $260/$520 $260/$520

Tue Thu Thu

11:30am-12:15pm $260/$520 12:30-1:15pm $260/$520 3:30-4:15pm $260/$520

Jr. Olympian I Jr. Olympian II Jr. Olympian III

Tue Tue Tue

1:30-2:30pm 1:30-2:30pm 4:00-5:00pm

$302/$604 $302/$604 $302/$604

Y’s Guys

Mon Wed

1:45-2:30am 9:30-10:15am

$260/$520 $260/$520 $264/$528

– Students learn multiples, variations, front and back tumbling, with a focus on proper form and safety.

Roller Ages 5+yrs

(Level I) Children are strongly encouraged to complete beginner tumbling before advancing to this class. This one hour co-ed class includes basic gymnastics instruction on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, Tumble Trak and floor exercise, as well as safety skills. Participants will learn USAG compulsory Level I routines.

Swinger Ages 5+yrs

(Level II) (Instructor recommendation only) 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. Participants will learn USAG compulsory Level II routines.

Jumper III

Intro to Acro

Tue

12:45-1:30pm

(Level III) 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. Participants will learn USAG compulsory Level III routines.

Homeschoolers Gymnastics

Wed Thu

1:45-2:45pm $396/$792 11:30am-12:30pm $396/$792

Beg. Tumbling

Mon Tue

5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

$302/$604 $302/$604

Fri

4:00-5:00pm

$302/$604

Flyer Ages 6+yrs

(Level IV) (Instructor recommendation only) 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. Participants will learn USAG compulsory Level IV routines.

Adv. Tumbling

Fri

6:00-7:00pm

$302/$604

Roller

Wed Thu Sat

4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 1:00-2:00pm

$396/$792 $396/$792 $396/$792

Swinger

Wed Thu Sat

5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 1:00-2:00pm

$396/$792 $396/$792 $396/$792

Pre-Teen Gymnastics Ages 10+yrs

Kipper

Fri

5:00-6:00pm

$396/$792

Flyer

Fri

5:00-6:00pm

$396/$792

Pre Teen Gymnastics Thu

6:00-7:00pm

$396/$792

All Boys Challenge Mon

6:00-7:00pm 2:00-3:00pm

$396/$792 $396/$792

Acrobatic Artists Mon

4:00-5:00pm

$302/$604

Sibling Gymnastics Sat

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

*Open Gymnastics Wed Thu Sat

7:00-8:00pm $10 per child, per day 1:30-2:30pm $10 per child, per day 11:30am-12:30pm $10 per child, per day

Kipper Ages 6+yr

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

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 plus 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. 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.

Int. Tumbling

Sat

* Children ages 2-5yrs must be accompanied by an adult.


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Private Lessons Ages 5yrs & up

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Private Gymnastics lessons with qualified instructors are offered at a rate of $40.00 per half hour; semi-private lessons (two 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) Mon 3:00-4:00pm/ 7:00-9:00pm Tue 2:30-3:30pm Wed 3:00-4:00pm/7:00-9:00pm Thu 2:30-3:30pm/7:15-9:00pm Fri 3:00-4:00pm

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$40 $40 $40 $40 $40

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Kids Night Out

Friday, November 12th 6:00-10:00pm

Drop and Shop

Sunday, December 19th 2:00-6:00pm

Kids Night Out

PARENT/CHILD

Saturday, January 22nd 6:00-10:00pm

Valentine’s Drop and Dine

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

Saturday, February 12th 6:00-10:00pm

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. Pricing for winter session only.

Gym Waddler

Gym Toddler

Mon Fri Fri Sat

9:30-10:15am 9:30-10:15am 1:30-2:15pm 9:30-10:15am

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Mon Wed Fri Fri Sat

10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am 1:30-2:15pm 9:30-10:15am

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Girls’ Night Out Pajama Party

Friday, March 11th 6:00-10:00pm To pre-register for any of these events please contact Jessica Prakopcyk at (908) 766-7898 ext. 1544 or jprakopcyk@somersethillsymca.org. **See website for more details and pricing. All proceeds will go to the SHYMCA dance teams.**

What should my child wear to Gymnastics class? Yes! No! 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

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.

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Kreative Kids Ages 2 ½ - 3 years

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 2 ½ by the first day of the class and must be potty-trained. Thu

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. New Participants Are Always Welcome 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 $125 and includes cheer shell, skirt, bloomers, sneakers, socks and pom-poms.

(12 week session)

12:00-12:30pm

MA

$82/$164

Adult Tap/Hip-Hop Ages 18-100yrs

Come and enjoy this fun dance class with other adults. Meet new friends and learn some new moves! Adults Only. Thu

9:00-10:00pm

$130/260

Adult Ballet Ages 18-100yrs

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

12:45-1:45pm

Private Dance Lessons Ages 7-100yrs

$130/$260

Contact Jessica Prakopcyk at (908)766-7898 ext. 1544.


Winter Session | Dec 12, 2010 - March 19, 2011

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Dance questions? Please contact Jessica Prakopcyk at (908)766-7898 ext. 1544

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.

Fees do 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

11:00-11:45am

MA

$254/$508

Ballet/Tumble I Ages 3 & 4yrs

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

11:15am-12:00pm 10:30-11:15am 11:15am-12:00pm 11:15am-12:00pm 10:15-11:00am

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$254/$508 $254/$508 $254/$508 $254/$508 $254/$508

Prerequisite: Ballet/Tumble I. Refinement of ballet skills, dance vocabulary and creative movement. 12:00-12:45pm 11:15am-12:45pm 3:00-3:45pm

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Click on “View Cart” after selecting programs. You must select a participant. To select a participant, click on the square with the plus 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. 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.

Jazz/Lyrical Ages 7+yrs

Ballet/Tumble II Ages 4 & 5yrs Tue Wed Thu

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This class will combine the fast movement of jazz with the slow movement of lyrical. Both dance forms will be taught during this great hour and a half class. Wed

6:00-7:30pm

MA

$476/$952

All Boys Hip Hop Ages 6-8yrs

Intro to basic tap steps and combinations. Continuation of ballet across the floor, center work and barre work.

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!!

Ballet/Tap I Ages 5 & 6yrs

Beginner Hip Hop Ages 7-9yrs

Ballet/Tap/Tumble Ages 4 ½ & 5yrs Thu

1:45-2:45pm

MA

$328/$656

This combination class is great! The children dance and develop an appreciation for music, rhythms and expression. Sat

10:00-11:00am

MA

$328/$656

Ballet/Tap II Ages 6 & 7yrs

Prerequisite: Ballet/Tap I. Skills already learned will be reinforced and built upon. Fri

4:00-5:00pm

MA

$328/$656

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

Fri

4:00-5:00pm

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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

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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

7:30-8:30pm

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Pre Teen Hip Hop Ages 11-13yrs

Pre Pointe Ages 10+yrs

Sat

5:00-6:00pm

MA

$328/$656

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. Tue

6:30-7:30pm

MA

$328/$656

11:30am-12:30pm

5:00-6:00pm

Ballet II Ages 8+yrs

Tue

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$328/$656

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

4:00-5:00pm

MA

$328/$656

Ballet III Ages 9 +yrs

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

6:00-7:00pm

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$328/$656

$328/$656

This class is for dancers who have learned techniques of the beginner basics of tap. Students will continue to master their skills of tap steps and combinations.

Advanced Tap Ages 11+yrs

4:00-5:00pm

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Tap I Ages 7+yrs

Class focuses on maximizing technique, increasing dance vocabulary and the fundamentals of building a strong dancer. Thu

$328/$656

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

Fri

Ballet I Ages 7+yrs

$328/$656

Hip Hop II Ages 9-11yrs

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

$328/$656

MA

$328/$656

Prerequisite: must have at least two years of tap training. Combinations will be more difficult and challenging. 7:30-8:30pm

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$328/$656

Private Dance Lessons Ages 7-100yrs

Contact Jessica Prakopcyk at (908)766-7898 ext. 1544.


Winter Session | Dec 12, 2010 - March 19, 2011

arts ♥

Young Performers Workshop Ages 8-12yrs

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. 1:15pm-2:15pm

$145/$290

Rompy Stompy Storytime Ages 3-5yrs

Story books “come to life” with Miss Beth, award-winning off-Broadway actress and dancer. Each week a story will be read and then children will be encouraged to act out the characters. This class will develop children’s large motor skills and fuel their imaginations. Class location: Dance Studio. Pricing for winter session only. Fri

12:45-1:30pm

$130/$260

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 YMCA core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. Tue Tue & Thu Thu

9:00-11:00am 9:00-11:00am 9:00-11:00am

$235/$470 $460/$920 $235/$470

Art and Stories Ages 5-7yrs

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

5:15-6:15pm

$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) Tue(8-10yrs)

4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm

$145/$290 $145/$290

Hands-On Art! Ages 7-13yrs

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. Sat

2:30-3:30pm

11:30am-1:30pm

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. Tuition includes a one time materials fee of $25 for books required for class. 4:00-4:45pm

Nature’s Own Art Ages 8-10yrs

From Totem Pole to t-shirts, all of our projects will be made with natural materials that you can find anywhere. Mon

5:15-6:15pm

$145/$290

“Brush” Up Your Skills Ages 9+yrs

$235/$470

II Ages 7-14yrs

(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. Wed

4:45-5:30pm

$235/$470

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

$285/$570

$145/290

Keyboarding I Ages 6-12yrs

Beginner 1

4:00-4:45pm

Intro to Art History with an emphasis on studying the Old Master Thu Beginner II 4:45-5:30pm works, as well as light, color, and design. The budding artist will work Thu Intermediate 5:30-6:15pm in many types of medium: chalk pastels, charcoal, collage, watercolor Thu Advanced 6:15-7:00pm and much more! Sat

$155/$310

Music Production Class Ages 10-15yrs

Join in the fun as we use storytelling to introduce children to works of Wed art. Each program includes a reading of a children’s book followed by a hands-on activity. Keyboarding Tues

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Arts questions? Please call (908)630-3517

volunteer at any of these programs!

Artistic Creations Ages 3-5yrs

Fri

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

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. Thu

7:00-7:45pm

Private Lessons (Various Arts Listed Below)

$235/$470

A more personal approach to developing the skills of your craft. Like to paint and want to learn more? In this class students will learn For scheduling and details please call (908)630-3517. technique and painting methods, color mixing and basic color theory. •Piano •Art •Drum •Guitar Wed 6:15-7:15pm $145/$290 •Voice •Flute •Saxophone •Bass Guitar •Clarinet

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


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Sports questions? Please call (908)766-7898 ext. 1360

Fun w/Tunnels & Obstacles Ages 3-4yrs

Discover your inner adventurer in a class filled with tunnels, mazes and all sorts of fun. Tue

1:00-1:45pm

$131/$262

Hockey Pucks Ages 3-4yrs

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

Sportpourri Classes Ages 3-4yrs

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 Tue Thu

1:00-1:45pm 1:45-2:30pm 1:00-1:45pm

$131/$262 $131/$262 $131/$262

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

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

4:00-4:45pm

$131/$262

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. Thu 3-4yrs

2:00-2:30pm

$92/$184

Exhibition Soccer Ages 8-10

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. Wed

4:45-5:30pm

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Tennis Ages 5-8yrs

Tennis and good sportsmanship are taught in a friendly and fun environment! This class provides children with a successful tennis experience and develops a game that they can play throughout their lifetime! Sat 5-6yrs Sat 7-8yrs

2:45-3:30pm 3:30am-4:15pm

$131/$262 $131/$262

Roller Hockey Level 2 Ages 7-10yrs

This class builds on the skills learned in progressive hockey by building confidence through drills and game play. A mini-tournament will be held in the final four weeks of play. Mon

5:30-6:15pm

$131/$262

Sports Fusion Ages 5-7yrs

Sports Fusion is a fun youth sports program in which you gain new skills and make new friends. In addition, we emphasize caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility as our core values. We encourage fair play, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and positive competition. Our goal is for everyone to have fun! The following sports are incorporated in our Sports Fusion program: Soccer, Flag Football, Whiffle-ball, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Lacrosse, the First Tee Golf and Invasion Games (e.g. Capture the Flag, etc) Sat

1:45-2:30pm

$131/$262

Fencing Ages 6+yrs

Classes taught by Slava Danilov’s Fencing School Instructors. Mon (6-10yrs) Mon (11-15yrs) Wed (6-17yrs)

4:00-5:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 4:00-5:00pm

$120/$240 $120/$240 $120/$240

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. Thu

5:30-6:15pm

$131/$262

Touch Football Skills Level 2 Ages 8-10yrs

Welcome to the YFL Touch Football “League”. This class offers the opportunity to play touch/flag football in an organized environment with real officials. If you just want to play back yard style, this class is for you. Wed

4:00-4:45pm

$75

$131/$262

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. Tue 5-7yrs Wed 3-4yrs

3:45-4:30pm 2:00-2:30pm

$131/$262 $92/$184

Baseball/Softball Level 2 Coach Pitch Ages 7-10yrs

For the player who enjoyed T-ball and is ready for more. This class focuses on drills to improve hitting, throwing and catching progressing to real game action with live pitching from coaches. Mon

3:45-4:30pm

$131/$262

Check out page 27 for more on Sports Training Contact (908)766-7898 Ext. 1360 for more information on training and any of our sports offerings


Winter Session | Dec 12, 2010 - March 19, 2011

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Sports questions? Please call (908)766-7898 ext. 1360

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

Introduction to Field Hockey Ages 8-11yrs

Course covers all the basic fundamentals of the game including simple strategy. Taught by local high school players and coaches, it prepares the player for middle school competition. Mon

4:45-5:30pm

$131/$262

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

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4:45-5:30pm

$131/$262

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!

Indoor Youth Soccer League Ages 5-12yrs

Teams will be formed each week. Games are 30 min in length. Teams will consist of no more than 10 players to insure plenty of playing time for all. Games will be played on Saturdays, times will vary. Schedule for the season will be emailed to all participants prior to the start date. Sat(5-6) 9:00-9:30am,9:45-10:15am $100 10:30-11:00am - MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY Sat(7-9) 10:30-11:00am OR 11:15-11:45am $100 - MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR EITHER Sat(10-12) 12:00-1:00pm $100

Youth Sports & Athlete Training Program Ages 11-18yrs This program is offered as a 6 wk course. Our superior Athlete Conditioning Program is designed to improve athletic performance at all levels of competition whether the athlete is in pre-season, in-season or off-season. In an effort to prepare each athlete for the physical and mental demands of his or her sport, our Athlete Conditioning Program incorporates, but is not limited to, the following: •Core Stabilization •Advanced Weight Training •Speed Development •Agility & Balance Training •Plyometrics •Mental and Visual Skills •Cardiovascular & Endurance Training. Participating in this program also offers an excellent opportunity for athletes who need to be mentally and physically prepared for the upcoming sports season. Our CSCS and AFAA certified trainers are looking forward to working with you. Contact the sports department at (908)766-7898 ext. 1501.

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martial arts Parent & Tot Class

“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 Miranda at INFO@ATKDA.com and please visit www.ATKDA.com. Tue 4-6yrs Thu 4-6yrs Sun 4-6yrs

10:00-10:45am 1:30-2:15pm 10:30-11:15am

$120 $120 $120

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

$120 $120 $120 $120

ATKDA classes at the Somerset Hills YMCA do not require a YMCA membership. Class prices are the same for Members & Potential Members.

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

$240

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! Frank Coppola, 6th Degree Black Belt, runs the program. 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 traditional 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. If you have any questions or for scholarship information please contact Frank at INFO@ATKDA.com and please visit www.ATKDA.com. 3 family members, 2x per week 4+ family members, unlimited classes 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

$600 $720 $120 $120 $120 $120


Winter Session | Dec 12, 2010 - March 19, 2011

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wellness

Wellness questions? Mt. Airy (908)766-7898 ext. 1342 Riverwalk (908) 903-0870 ext. 3

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. Call to schedule appointment.

Fitness Assessment

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 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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 happiness...dance, music and exercise. Classes begin January 3. Sat(5-7) Sat(8-12)

10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am

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$90/$180 $90/$180

Youth Strength Training Ages 10-13yrs

These classes give our younger members the opportunity to learn safe and effective exercise principles, and have supervised practice on cardio and strength machines in the wellness center. After successfully completing the class and passing a written practical test, participants are awarded a badge to be worn in the wellness center. This badge indicates that they are allowed to exercise in the wellness center. For details on registration, fees and/or questions about this program, please call Jessica Neglia at (908)766-7898 ext. 1342 or Jennifer Brumbaugh at Riverwalk (908)903-0870 ext. 3 for more information.

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. One on One sessions are also available for: STRETCHING, SPORT SPECIFIC, YOGA, PRENATAL YOGA and PILATES. 1 HR Sessions: 1-2 - $70/each 3-9 - $65/each 10-19 - $60/each 20+ - $55/each

½ HR Sessions: 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!

Walking Club

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Get Fit! Improve your physical activity and reduce obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, certain cancers, health costs. Join the Riverwalk Walking Club! This program is free for members and meets once a week. Join certified personal trainer Jill as she takes you through a walking program that will get you heart healthy. Tue 11:00AM RW FREE

Winter Shape Up

Start your journey towards being fit or stay in shape with our winter shape up challenge. During this 6 week program, participants will meet with a YMCA certified personal trainer and be set up with their own personal workout program. Participants will track their progress and meet with a trainer 3 times throughout the program for measurements and weigh ins. Participants will earn points for each pound lost and 0.5% body fat lost. The winner will receive 3 free personal training sessions. 6 week session

$150/$300

Small Group Training

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 10 and the second session begins the week of February 14. Sat Sat Mon/Wed Mon/Wed Tue/Thu

9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 11:00-12:00am 7:00-8:00pm 6:30-7:30pm

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$100/$200 $100/$200 $200/$400 $200/$400 $200/$400

Girls on Weights Ages 10+yrs

Participants in this 4 week program will learn proper technique, safety, etiquette, and free weight and resistance exercises. This class is aimed at improving self esteem and body image for young girls and is a great way to introduce fitness into their lifestyle by meeting with a certified personal trainer in a small group setting. Classes begin January 10. Mon Tue Wed Thu

4:45-5:45pm 4:30-5:30pm 5:00-6:00pm 6:00-7:00pm

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$65/$130 $65/$130 $65/$130 $65/$130

Women on Weights: WOW!

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 10 and second session begins February 14. 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 Mon/Wed Mon/Wed Mon/Wed Tue/Thu Tue/Thu Tue/Thu

8:00-9:00am 10:30-11:30am 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00am 10:30-11:30am 6:00-7:00pm

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$100/$200 $100/$200 $100/$200 $100/$200 $100/$200 $100/$200

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. Tue/Thu

6:30-7:30pm

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$100/$200


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wellness

Wellness questions? Mt. Airy (908)766-7898 ext. 1342 Riverwalk (908) 903-0870 ext. 3

Barbells and Men

Getting bored with the same old weight routine or not sure you’re performing them correctly? This 4 week course can help you get on the right track. It will provide insights on strength training using free weights, proper safety and lifting techniques. Session begins January 10. Tue/Thu 6:00-7:00PM

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$100/$200

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 go4witt@aol.com 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 susanriggio@yahoo.com 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, susanriggio@yahoo.com or KarenWitt, go4witt@aol.com $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. Contact Mt. Airy (908)766-7898 ext. 1342 or Riverwalk (908)903-0870 ext. 3 for more information.

Fantastic Fitness

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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. Contact Jen Brumbaugh for more information 908.903.0870 ext. 3 or jbrumbaugh@somersethillsymca.org. Times and Dates Vary RW $360/per person

Half Marathon & Full Marathon Training

Are you training for your first half or full marathon and not sure how to get started or just want someone to go out on those long runs with? We will help you with your training schedule, arrange group runs, guide you through strength training and answer all your marathon questions. Times and days will vary, fees will be based on services requested. For more information contact Donna Dourney at ddourney@somersethillsymca.org.

Smart Key - “Virtual Trainer”

The Wellness System “Smart Key” makes getting fit and staying fit easy and fun. This easy-to-use key is like a virtual personal trainer. One of our dedicated staff members will set up a program for you based on your individual goals and ability. Your workout will adjust automatically based on your performance, so you can keep improving. You can track your progress through meaningful reports and output. The “smart key” gives you the path to reach your goals. The smart key and 60 minute initial consultation and workout program is $50, and $30 for workout updates when you would like them.

Free Weight Clinic Ages 12+yrs

This 6 week program is designed to continue knowledge learned in youth strength training by teaching proper lifting technique and program design to increase strength, muscle and endurance. Participants will meet with a certified personal trainer to work with free weights and machines to develop a program that best fits their needs. Session begins January 10. Tue(12-15) Wed(16+) Thu(12-15)

4:00-5:00pm 4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm

RW MA MA

$150/$300 $150/$300 $150/$300

So you think you want to be a Personal Trainer?

Personal training is an outstanding and rewarding career to be involved in today. However, how do you know if this is the right career for you? This workshop will explore the training, education, and experience needed to be a personal trainer. Find out about various certifications, what’s involved and what’s expected as a personal trainer, how to break into the industry, and how to get started. Join us for this free workshop to see if personal training is right for you.

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Free

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 1522


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nutrition It’s Not About the Food - Diet coaching for everyone

Weight Watchers®

Weight Watchers® works because it’s not a diet. At meetings, you’ll find out all the latest information on eating right and living healthy. You’ll get the guidance you need to succeed and stay on track. Contact sdiebold@somersethillsymca.org for more information. •Get expert advice and support •Learn practical strategies to reach your goals •Confidential weigh-in •Get interactive tools to stay on track between meetings when you subscribe to eTools Thu

6:00pm -Weigh-ins begin at 5:30pm

Over eight weeks you will learn to change the way you think about dieting in three ways: technical, mental and emotional. Let Barbara Nelson help you reach your personal weight loss goals. Tuesdays (February 1 – March 22)

7:00-8:30pm

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Multi-purpose Room

Eat Well, Feel Great Program

A 6-week intense weight loss program designed in a group setting, embracing two important components - nutrition and exercise. Begin shedding pounds by promoting a healthy lifestyle using effective strategies for food-shopping, cooking, dining out and more. Group exercise, training and nutrition sessions will support and motivate you. Program includes 6 training sessions and 6 nutrition sessions.

Children’s Chef School Ages 6-10yrs

This hands-on class is designed for kids to experiment cooking various healthy foods in a fun way. Introduces kids to new foods and fresh ingredients. Includes personalized apron, chef hat and mini-diploma. Nutritional benefits of dishes will be explained. Ongoing 4 week sessions. Mon

4:00-5:00pm

MA

$105

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 progress along with other materials and handouts.

The Healthier You Challenge

This 8 week weight loss program, meets twice per week for a total of 16 hrs (8 Nutrition + 8 PT). 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, individual workouts, PT). The team to accumulate the most points wins a prize! Every participant also receives a team t-shirt! Membership required. Your choice of morning or evening. Tue and Thu 9:00am or 6:00pm TBA

MA RW

$200 $200

Nutrition Expedition

Children age 8-13 can take a journey through healthy eating. Explore fun ways to improve your child’s diet at school, home, and menu ordering at restaurants. Basic food groups will be explored through a fun interactive card game. Portion control, picky-eaters and easy food prep will also be discussed. Parents are also invited to learn about supermarket shopping. Any diet questions can be brought to the table! Ongoing 4 week sessions. Wed

4:00-5:00pm

MA

$100

Additional Nutritional Services Available •Diet Analysis •Supermarket Tours •Wellness Seminars Nutrition questions? Please contact Yaniv Yarkoni, yyarkoni@somersethillsymca.org

kinesis

at Mt.Airy Rd.

Kinesis

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. See website for schedules

$200

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

Kinesis questions? Please call (908)766-7898 ext. 1342


Winter Session | Dec 12, 2010 - March 19, 2011

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mind ~ body programs Intro to Yoga I

Understanding that yoga is a step by step process, we will guide you through the philosophy behind yoga and the basic poses to start you on a successful path to yoga. This class is progression based so you will be able to develop your knowledge and poses with each meeting. Contact Jen Brumbaugh at 908.903.0870 ext. 3 for more information. Mon

10:30-11:30am

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$140/$280

Yoga

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)903-0870 ext.3.

Power Yoga

This class is perfect for students seeking a physical challenge as well as deep relaxation! Join instructor Mythri for this vigorous yoga class that strives to unite the body, mind and spirit and its many benefits include: increased strength, flexibility, balance and agility, sense of self, stress-relief and focus. Be prepared to work both your body and mind with vigorous asana practice and integrated meditation. Class is suitable for level 2 yoga participants who are familiar with sun salutations. Runs for a 10 week session. Thu

6:00-7:00pm

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$60/$120

Kids’ Yoga Ages 5-12yrs

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. Please contact Jen Brumbaugh for times/dates/fees at (908)903-0870 ext. 3.

Mommy and Me Yoga Ages 5 and younger

Parents and children 5 or younger will work together in a supportive environment to build strength and stamina. Through relaxing yoga movements all participants will gain agility and balance. Begins January 13. Thu

10:45-11:45am

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$50/$100

Family Yoga Children 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. Tue

5:15-6:00pm

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$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 10. Wed

5:15-6:15pm

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$40/$80

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Yoga class card

Member 10 classes $60 Potential Members 10 classes $120

Meditative Yoga:

Join Mythri as she explores the meditative powers of Yoga. This 6 week program will emphasize the importance of breathing as well as meditative advantages of holding poses longer. Fri

9:30-10:30am

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$40/$80

Family TLS Shape Up

TLS Shape Up is designed with kids, for kids. It teaches goal-setting and planning skills while instructing kids about the fundamentals of good nutrition and exercise. It helps kids and their families understand that their decisions today will affect them tomorrow. TLS Shape Up is based upon the principles of the Glycemic Index — the very principles that have made the TLS program for adults so successful. It is designed to address the specific needs and concerns of the 10-17 age range, teaching these children how to take charge of their lives and bodies. It teaches goal setting and planning skills while educating kids and their families about the fundamentals of good nutrition and exercise. TLS Shape Up employs proven science to help children create lifelong habits that support long-term weight loss and maintenance. For more information please contact Karen Ostarticki at kareno4444@yahoo.com. Wed

7:00-8:00pm

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Transitions Lifestyle Course

All participants will receive a TLS Daily Journal in which they are able to chart their food intake, exercise and dietary supplement compliance. Participants are encouraged to choose low-glycemic –index foods, consume moderate-glycemic –index foods on occasion and avoid high-glycemic-index foods altogether. Participants meet once per week for 12 weeks. Class topics cover reading food labels, health benefits of the program, exercise suggestions (both aerobic and strength training), how to order food in restaurants, how stress may affect weight management and other topics of interest to the participants. During the first, fourth, eighth and twelfth meetings, the following measurements are taken and recorded for each participant: weight; percent body fat; hip and waist circumference (women); and chest and waist circumference (men). For more information contact Karen Ostarticki at kareno4444@yahoo.com.

Yoga at Clarence Dillion 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

9:15am 5:00pm

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

Meditation training at Clarence Dillion Library

Meditation may be the world’s oldest form of relaxation, but getting there can be difficult. This series is designed to help you find a safe space inside, where you can return over and over. Therese Crowley is your Meditation Guide. A broadcaster, certified intuitive healer, and audio book voice- artist, she guides you through meditations to bring relaxation, healing, creativity and inspiration. Wed

5:30-6:30pm

$5 fee per session; pay at door


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Numeric levels are American Red Cross equivalents.

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Please review the aquatic curriculum below to determine which swimming level is appropriate for your child prior to registering for a class. Then, refer to page 21 and review the class schedule to decide which day and time best suits your family’s needs. If your child has not been in one of the two most recent sessions of swim class, or you’re uncertain of your child’s swimming ability, please call the Aquatics Department on extension 1503. 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 we will refund your registration fee. Due to limited pool space, there will be no make-up classes. At the end of each session, parents will receive information regarding their child’s progress. If you or your child is wait-listed, we will make every attempt to enroll you/them in a class following the first full week of the session. If we can place you or your child in a class you will be contacted by the end of the second week of the session and your fee will be prorated.

PRESCHOOL AQUATICS Ages 3-5yrs

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

Pike

(preschool level 1) Pre-requisite: None Students will learn elementary skills that they will build upon while they progress through each level of our swim lesson curriculum. They will begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around the water. Successful completion of this level will include the ability to consistently demonstrate the following skills: • Face submersion for five seconds • Safely enter and exit the water unassisted • Assisted front float with face in water for five seconds • Assisted back float for five seconds • Alternating (flutter) kick

Eel

(preschool level 2) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Pike Students learn to float on front and back without assistance, then recover to a vertical position. Students learn how to swim unassisted on front and back using alternating arm and leg movements. Successful completion of this level will include the ability to consistently demonstrate the followings skills: • Roll from front to back and from back to front, maintaining each position for five seconds • Sitting dive • Swim unassisted on front with face in water for 5 yards

Ray

(preschool level 3a) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Eel Students learn rhythmic breathing, rotary breathing and treading water. Kicking technique, “over” arm stroke recovery and kneeling dives will be introduced. Successful completion of this level will include the ability to consistently demonstrate the following skills: • Swim on front with face in the water, rhythmic breathing, “over”arm recovery for 30 feet • Backstroke with “over” arm recovery for 10 yards • Kneeling dive

Starfish

(preschool level 3b) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Ray Students learn to properly coordinate strokes for freestyle and backstroke. Elements of elementary backstroke and butterfly dolphin kick are introduced. Standing dives will also be introduced. Successful completion of this level will include the ability to consistently demonstrate the following skills: • Consistently coordinated strokes for freestyle and backstroke for one full length of the pool (25 yards) • Tread water for thirty seconds • Standing dive from deck of pool

YOUTH AQUATICS Ages 6-10yrs Polliwog

(youth level 1 & 2) Pre-requisite: None See descriptions and exit skills for Pike and Eel.

Guppy

(youth level 3a) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Polliwog Students learn rhythmic breathing, rotary breathing and treading water. Kicking technique, “over” arm stroke recovery and kneeling dives will be introduced. Successful completion of this level will include the ability to consistently demonstrate the following skills: • Swim on front with face in the water, rhythmic breathing, “over” arm recovery for 30 feet • Backstroke with “over” arm recovery for 10 yards • Kneeling dive

Minnow

(youth level 3b) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Guppy Students learn to properly coordinate strokes for freestyle and backstroke. Elements of elementary backstroke and butterfly dolphin kick are introduced. Standing dives will also be introduced. Successful completion of this level will include the ability to consistently demonstrate the following skills:

• Consistently coordinated strokes for freestyle and backstroke for one full length of the pool (25 yards) • Tread water for thirty seconds • Standing dive from deck of pool

Fish

(youth level 4) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Minnow Students improve their skills and endurance by swimming freestyle, backstroke, and elementary backstroke for greater distances. Butterfly and breaststroke are introduced. Successful completion of this level will include the ability to consistently demonstrate the following skills: • Consistent and proper coordinated strokes for freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke for 50 yards • Understand and demonstrate elements of butterfly; stroke does not have to be properly coordinated • Elementary backstroke for 25 yards

Flying Fish

(youth level 5) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Fish Students refine their performance of all 4 major strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) and increase their distances. Standing dives from diving block and flip turns are introduced. Successful completion of this level will include the ability to consistently demonstrate the following skills: • Perfectly coordinated strokes in butterfly, backstroke, breast stroke and freestyle • Have the ability to swim 100 yard individual medley • Standing dive from diving block • Freestyle and backstroke flip turns • Tread water for one minute

Shark

(youth level 6) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Flying Fish Students work to refine the 4 major strokes in order to swim with more ease, efficiency, power and for greater distance.


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Parent Tot Water Adjustment Ages 6-18mos

Private Lessons

Wed Fri Sat

Private 1/2 hr class 2 person 1/2 hr class

This class is designed for a parent and child to learn and have fun in the water together. It combines exercise and basic water skills, plus safety skills for parents. 12:30pm 10:30am 9:00am

$136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

This is a parent/child class that is designed to prepare toddlers for our Pre-School (3-5 year old) program by building upon the skills taught in the Parent/Tot Water Adjustment class. 12:30pm 9:30am 9:35am

Silly Seals Ages 2 1/2 -3 1/2 yrs

$136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

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 Level 1 and Level 2 skills where the instructor guides the parent in teaching these fundamental skills to their child. Tue 9:30am & 5:30pm Thu 12:30pm Sat 8:30am & 10:10am

(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. 1582. $40 $70

Adult/Teen Swim Instruction Ages 14+yrs

Perch Ages 19-36mos

Tue Thu Sat

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$136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

Pre-Teen Beginner Swim Lessons Ages 10-14yrs

Somerset Hills YMCA adult swim instruction offers programs for all ability levels:

• Level I-A - Beginner Basics

For the beginner swimmer, who is NOT 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 Wed

7:45-8:30pm 7:45-8:30pm

MA MA

$199/$398 $199/$398

• Level I-B - 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.

This class is designed for the beginner swimmer who is not able to float independently and needs to gain confidence in the water. A Tue 7:45-8:30pm MA $199/$398 small class setting will allow the students to learn basic floating and Wed 9:15-10:00am MA $199/$398 flutter kicking and breathing control, as well as basic freestyle. For more information please call Katie Darby at (908)766-7898 ext. 1513. • Level II - Intermediate Stroke Development Clinic Sat 9:00am $199/$398 This class will help swimmers develop skills to make freestyle a more restful and relaxing stroke. Drills will be incorporated that Pre-Teen Swim Lessons Ages 10-14yrs redefine the proper rotary breathing technique through learning to Pre-requisite: Must demonstrate mastery of Level 4 skills. balance on their side during each breathing cycle. In addition, this Swimmers will be evaluated and placed into ability groups at the class will focus on strengthening swimmers’ flutter kick, introducing first class. backstroke and elementary backstroke skills, refining breath control Thu 5:25pm $199/$398 skills, and strengthening treading water skills. Swimmers will be Fri 4:35pm $199/$398 encouraged to swim lengths of resting strokes in between rotary Sat 11:15am $199/$398 Sat 9:45am $199/$398 breathing lengths to start swimming for longer periods of time without taking a break. Mon 8:00-8:45pm MA $105/$210 Swim Fit Club (members only) Thu 9:15-10:00am MA $105/$210 Swim Fit Club is a swimming-focused fitness program for youth who Fri 9:15-10:00am MA $105/$210 demonstrate Flying Fish skills. Stroke technique, endurance swimming workouts, dry land, wellness, and fitness activities are coupled with • Level III - Advanced Stroke Clinic an exposure to a variety of aquatic disciplines including competitive Swimmers will refine their rotary breathing skills and begin to stroke development, aqua aerobics, water safety skills, and fun. do simple interval training sets. Backstroke, breaststroke and During each session, the club will meet with coaches and socialize elementary backstroke will also be incorporated into the program. after swim workouts. Swimmers will also be given information on An introduction to lap swimming etiquette will also be discussed. healthy eating habits. The objective of the club is to develop a lifelong Wed 8:00-8:45pm MA $105/$210 enjoyment of the sport of swimming while learning the benefits of a Thu 10:15-11:00am MA $105/$210 Fri 10:15-11:00am MA $105/$210 healthy lifestyle and exercise. The program will be conducted as a club, allowing swimmers who wish to join for the entire school year to keep their participation place and re-register for each session. New Masters Swim Program Make swimming more than just going back and forth. Masters offers Swim Fit Club members will be accepted at the start of each session, coached workouts geared toward swimmers who have a desire to as space allows. Contact Katie Darby (908)766-7898 ext. 1513 to do interval training and are looking for a more social swimming schedule an evaluation prior to registration. Mon & Wed 10 &under 4:15pm $380 experience. Perfect for the seasoned lap swimmer who is looking Mon & Wed 11-14yrs 5:15pm $380 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 Katie Darby at (908)766-7898 ext. 1513


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Preschool

Monday 1:00pm P,E 1:30pm P,R 3:45pm P,E,R 4:20pm P,E,R 4:55pm P,E,R 5:30pm P,E,R

Fees $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

Tuesday 10:00am P,E 10:30am P,R 1:00pm P,E,R 3:45pm P,E,R,S 4:20pm P,E,R,S 4:55pm P,E,R,S 5:30pm P,E,R

$136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

Wednesday 1:00pm P,E 1:30pm P,E 3:45pm P,E,R 4:20pm P,E,R 4:55pm P,E,R 5:30pm P,E,R

$136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

Thursday 10:00am P,E 10:30am P,R 1:00pm P,E,R 3:45pm P,E,R 4:20pm P,E,R 4:55pm P,E,R 5:30pm P,E,R

$136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

Friday 10:00am P,E 10:30am P,R 1:00pm P,E 1:30pm P,R

$136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

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

$136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272 $136/$272

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Ages 6-10yrs M/PM

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Youth

M/PM

Monday 3:45pm P,G,M 4:35pm M,F,FF 5:25pm F,FF,S

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

Tuesday 3:45pm G,M,F,FF 4:35pm G,M,F,FF 5:25pm M,F,FF,S

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

Wednesday 3:45pm P,G,M 4:35pm G,M,F 5:25pm P,G,F

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

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

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

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

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

Preschool Levels: P = Pike, E = Eel, R = Ray, S = Starfish

Youth Levels:

*Special Note: Preschool classes are 30 minutes

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

Youth classes are 45 minutes

Girls in the Swim Ages 10-14yrs (members only) Pre-requisite: A pre-registration evaluation is required along with successful completion of Flying Fish (youth Level 5). This 12 week program is swimming focused and will promote physical as well as emotional, mental and YMCA character development skills. 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. Full membership required. Please contact Katie Darby (908)766-7898 ext. 1513 for more information. Mon & Thu

6:15pm

$320

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).

HELLO. ALLOW US TO RE-INTRODUCE OURSELVES. WE’RE THE Y. JUST ONE LETTER, BUT SO MANY THINGS. WE IMPACT LIVES. WE NURTURE OUR YOUTH. WE IMPROVE THE NATION’S WELL-BEING. WE GIVE BACK TO OUR NEIGHBORS.


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(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 2:30pm in the lower level Gagnon Teen/Community Center at Mt Airy. Senior Drop-In is offered FREE to all YMCA senior members. Potential members can pay a 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. 1341 or lreynolds@somersethillsymca.org.

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

Social Activities Sampling • Mahjongg - learn the game of Mahjongg. • Scrabble - for your cognitive fitness. • Canasta - learn the game of 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.

• 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. Coming Soon - AARP Safe Driving & Total Hearing Care

We’re here for... Social Responsibility Senior Fitness Schedule Daily

8:30-10:30am

Aquatic Class (see detailed schedule)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

8:00-9:00am 11:00am-12:00pm 7:45-8:30am 11:00-11:30am 12:30pm 8:00-9:00am 11:00am-12:00pm 11:00am -12:00pm 8:00-9:00am 10:50-11:50am 11:45am-12:30pm 8:00-9:00am 11:00am-12:00pm

Cardio Step MA Strength & Conditioning RW Beginner Pilates MA Kinesis MA (sign up required) Zumba Gold MA Zumba Gold MA Strength & Conditioning RW Yoga RW Step & Sculpt MA Balance & Strength MA Senior Spin MA Yoga MA Strength & Conditioning RW

Lunch & Learn Events

Join the Y & Bernards Township Recreation at Harry Dunham Park for an active wellness workshop. Lunch will be provided. A trainer will lead the group through a stretch and a walk through the beautiful park. Brief discussion on sneaker choices, safety and other alternatives in our community will also take place. Date TBA Any questions, please contact Kate Russo at 908-903-0870 x2.

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. 1341 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. For more information please call the Aquatics Dept. at (908)766-7898 ext 1551. Mon thru Thu Mon, Wed & Fri

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

Fellowship Village Mt. Airy

Free/$130 Free/$130

Book Discussions

Please see schedule, available at the welcome center.

Strong Kids Financial Assistance

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 call Lourdes Gonzalez (908)766-7898 ext. 1346.


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S.N.A.P. Fitness

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 1560. $120

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. MA

able to accommodate individuals with special needs, please call Katie Darby at (908)630-3513.

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 Katie Darby at (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 1582. Fellowship Village = FV. Mon - Fri Fri Sat

4:00,4:30,5:00pm FV 4:00,4:30,5:00pm MA 12:00, 12:30pm MA

$198/$396 $198/$396 $198/$396

Music and Movement Ages 6-10yrs

Jamnastics Ages 4–10 yrs

Wed (Ages 4-10yrs) 6:00-6:30pm

To discuss ways that our programs may be

volunteer at any of these programs!

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. SNAP is open to any young adult with special needs aged 15 and older. Contact Amy Margaret MacDonald at (908)766-7898 ext 1560.

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Somerset Hills YMCA programs for Individuals with Special Needs

S.N.A.P.-“Special Needs Adult Program”

Tue & Thu 4:00-5:00pm

www.somersethillsymca.org

$120/240

@ bethel ridge

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. Thu

5:15-5:45pm

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Special Olympics (Swimming)

Get ready for the 2010-11 season of Special Olympics. Trainings and competitions that begin on November 29 and run through June 2. Special Olympics 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. 1582.

The Somerset Hills YMCA is proud to formally partner with Bethel Ridge, Inc. to expand our offerings of essential programs to the special needs population in our community. The following classes 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 www.bethelridgenj.org 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 YMCA classes.

The Savvy Driver I & II

The Bubbling Gourmet

This course is designed to teach basic cooking, how to use various kitchen appliances and utensils, and developing/improving independent cooking abilities. The class teaches students to prepare easy, quick and healthy meals. Sous Chef (still available) participants who are interested in learning a more advanced version of our basic cooking class should call Bethel Ridge to express your interest. Jan 25 - Mar 15 Tue

6:00-8:00pm

$220

Reading for Life & Fun/Social Time

This course is designed to review the New Jersey Driver’s Manual and to assist the student in understanding the rules of the road. This course will help the student comprehend the manual and better prepare them to take the NJ Driver’s Permit test. Please call Bethel Ridge to express your interest in these classes Jan 24 - Mar 21 (off 2/21) Mondays

I 6:00-7:30pm/ II 7:45-9:15pm

$200

Job Skills Workshop “Job Club”

The first hour of this course is designed to develop and strengthen reading skills for greater success in everyday life. The last half hour will be utilized to develop social skills through small group activities. Jan 26 - Mar 16

This workshop-style course is designed to develop pre-job skills for teens and adults. Work with a Bethel Ridge Job Coach to learn job searching skills using the internet and local resources. Develop resumes, practice interviewing, and social skills in the work place. Jan 25 - Mar 15

Introduction to Computers, Email, and the Internet

Creative (Arts and Crafts)

Wednesdays

5:00-6:30pm

$200

This hands-on course will offer the participant a chance to become more familiar with the basics of computer use. Mouse movements, keyboarding, basic editing features, creating documents and e-mail use will be introduced. Various computer games and web quests will be used to help the participant build new skills. E-mail, internet exploration, and internet safety will be taught and practiced by each participant. Jan 28 - Mar 18 Fridays

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$200

Tuesdays

5:00-6:00pm

$155

Fun class allows the students to explore their creativity and personal expression through a variety of imaginative arts and crafts projects. Jan 28 - Mar 18 Fridays

TBA

$200

FREE ORIENTATION/INFORMATION CLASSES CALL Karen (908)221-0801 www.bethelridgenj.org for list of dates

Transportation?

CALL

Karen (908)221-0801


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trainings & workshops CPR for Infant

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 YMCA or on our website. For more information, please contact Sylvia Velez (908)630-3530. Tue

7:30-9:00pm

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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 www.speechmeisters.org Wed

12:00-1:00pm

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Introduction to Mindfulness Seminar

Mindfulness is a way of coming off “automatic pilot” and learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life. It is a way of taking charge of your life through scientifically proven methods. This is an introduction to the use of mindfulness in coping with everyday stress. Participants will learn through a combination of lectures and the experience of a variety of mindfulness techniques. Current research and the multitude of benefits of mindfulness will also be presented. Please contact ddourney@somersethillsymca.org

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 loved ones in an emergency. Contact Brian Curtis for more information at (908)7667898 ext. 1518.

CPR for the Professional

This will be either an American Heart Association or American Red Cross course. Course includes 1 and 2 rescuer adult CPR; infant and child CPR; obstructed airway management; AED; and barrier devices. Textbook and pocket mask included. Contact Brian Curtis for more information at (908)766-7898 ext. 1518.

CPR Review

This will be either an American Heart Association or American Red Cross review class for people who have current professional level CPR cards. Cards must be brought to class.Contact Brian Curtis for more information at (908)766-7898 ext. 1518.

Jr. Lifeguard Program Ages 12-14yrs

This program will serve as an introduction to the necessary skills needed for the American Red Cross Life Saving Course. Participants will learn recognition, response and basic water rescue. No certifications will be issued for this course. Contact Brian Curtis for more information at (908)766-7898 ext. 1518.

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 TBD MA it on their back for 20 yards. •Fee for the Regular Course will be $320. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts •Refund Policy: Refunds will only be given up through the Earn your badges with the Y! We can accommodate up to 20 scouts in completion of the pre-test for the course which is designed as many different fields of study including fine art, architecture, design, the entrance into the course itself. graphic arts, music, painting, pottery, sculpture, dance, •Upon successful completion of the lifeguard course, participants swimming, safety, rock climbing, fitness, aquatics or wellness. We will be certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the will help your scouts succeed. Contact Aquatics (908)630-3513, Professional rescuer. Arts & Gymnastics (908)630-3512, Sports (908)630-3519, or Contact Brian Curtis for more information at (908)766-7898 ext. 1518. Wellness (908) 630-3432.

Safety Courses for Groups

Operation Inspiration

We could all use some positive energy to help us maintain a healthy, optimistic outlook on life. Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista has developed a series of workshops to assure you that you have the inner strength to not only get through the rough patches, but to also create and live your most fulfilling and inspiring life. Join Andrea for the following workshops: January 10, 2011 – Getting Unstuck – It’s the beginning of a new year, and you may feel like you’re in a “life rut” with no foreseeable way out. Come to this fun and educational workshop to discover effective methods for “getting unstuck” and moving forward with your most fulfilling and inspiring life! February 21, 2011 – Release Your Fear – After last month’s workshop, you now know how to get out of a rut, but you might still be afraid to make a move. Attend this innovative workshop to learn how to free yourself from your fear. March 14, 2011 – Your Future’s So Bright – After the last couple of years, the future may seem bleak to you. But it’s not. If you want to create a bright future for yourself and your loved ones, come to this uplifting workshop to find out how!

Individuals or groups needing First Aid, CPR (Infant/Child or Adult), CPR for BLS with AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, or Oxygen Administration. Contact Brian Curtis for more information at (908)766-7898 ext. 1518.

First Aid

This American Red Cross First Aid course covers checking the scene for safety, bleeding, slings and injuries. Contact Brian Curtis for more information at (908)766-7898 ext. 1518.

Babysitter Course Ages 11-15yrs

Learn how to provide safe and responsible care for children or yourself, in the absence of parents or guardians. The training will help participants develop skills in five critical areas: leadership, safety, safe play, basic care and professionalism. Participants will also learn skills for infant and child: CPR, First Aid, choking and AED. All participants will be certified through the American Red Cross and will receive a Babysitter’s Handbook, First Aid book and a CD for future reference. Participants must be able to attend one full class and be 11 years of age. Bring a lunch. Class size is For more information contact Andrea Mastrobattista at (908)766-6050 limited. Contact Janet Petrie at jpetrie@somersethillsymca.org or visit her website, Opinspiration.com. Please check website for details MA $55 Workshops are 7:00-8:30pm

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camp speers - eljabar NEW YEAR’S FAMILY CAMP THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30TH 6:00PM TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 2ND 1PM Ring in the New Year with your loved ones (and lots of new and/or renewed Camp friends) while spending priceless family time together. Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA’s annual New Year’s Family Camp is chock full of fun for each member of the family with winter sports like skating, ice fishing, tubing, X-country skiing(etc.) and indoor pursuits like arts & crafts, games, imagination station and so much more. A fabulous New Year’s Eve gala features a late night dinner buffet, dancing, and all the noisemakers and merriment the holiday is famous for. New Year’s Holiday Camp Speers-Eljabar’s Family Camp! • $ 173 per person ages 12 – adult • $ 97 per person ages 5 – 11 Includes: 9 meals: Thursday Dinner through Sunday Lunch • 3 nights lodging • 4 days and 3 evenings of fun-tastic camp activities & programs

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1-800-SPEERSY (773-3779) www.campspeersymca.org

SUNDAY FUNDAYS JANUARY 2ND THROUGH JUNE 12TH As an added benefit of your YMCA membership enjoy Sundays at the beautiful Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA facilities just 70 minutes away. Members are encouraged to bring guests (guest fee of $5 pp) and family members, as it is always more fun to enjoy the good times with those you love! Join us each Sunday (excluding Holidays) 10:00am—3:00pm Bring your own lunch & snack and enjoy a FUN-tastic day in the great outdoors! Winter Activities Activities may vary due to weather & facility conditions

Cross-country Skiing, Ice Skating, Ice Hockey, Snow Tubing & Sledding, Archery, Riflery, Low Ropes Course, Hiking, Ice Fishing, Tie-dyeing Family Camps fill weeks in advance! So don’t delay! and so much more. Activities, equipment & supplies are free to YMCA Members (for tie-dyeing bring your own white t-shirt or buy one for $ 5 - We suggest you bring ice skates if you have them) R.S.V.P. - Call 570-828-2329 or email campers@campspeersymca.org by noon of the Friday prior to your Sunday visit GPS Setting: RT 739 & Nichecronk Road Dingmans Ferry, PA

IT’S NOT TOO EARLY TO THINK SUMMER - SUMMER CAMP THAT IS! Our partner, Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA provides kids entering 3rd – 11th grades with extraordinary summer sleep away camp experiences. With an almost limitless array of activities – sailing, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, boat building, wood working, arts & crafts, drama, creative writing, leadership development, climbing, mountain biking, outdoor living skills and more… there is something for everyone! Camp Speers-Eljabar’s caring and skilled staff ensure that every camper explores new activities, masters new skills, builds lasting friendships, gains independence, takes responsibility, has FUN and discovers the very best in themselves. The counselor to camper ratio is 1:6. Other features of the Camp Speers-Eljabar summer camp: • Location: only 70 minutes away in the Pocono Mountains • Facilities: 1,100 acres of pristine mountain forest and fields with a private 42 acre lake, modern cabins, state of the art dining and program lodges, and so much more… • Schedule: one and two week sessions for up to eight weeks • Quality: Accredited by the American Camp Association and the Certified Horsemanship Association • Unique Heritage: Established in 1948 as the first fully integrated YMCA Sleep Away Camp • Inclusiveness: Welcomes campers from 20 states and several countries from diverse racial, social, economic, and religious backgrounds as well as campers with special needs and abilities.

Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA staff will be in the main lobby of the Mt Airy facility during various dates and times throughout January, February and March. Please check the Somerset Hills YMCA website for more details. Register before December 31st and receive special EARLY BIRD rates & camp sweatshirt


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Somerset Hills YMCA Mount Airy 140 Mount Airy Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 908.766.7898 at Riverwalk 665 Martinsville Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 908.903.0870

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.

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Winter 2010 program and membership guide