September 2022 Newsletter

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No Joining Fee: Sept ember: All mont h long! SAW Tut oring: Free K- 12 online and in person t ut oring available! Go t o bit .ly/sawt ut oring t o regist er a new st udent . See st ory on page 14. Want t o volunt eer? See page 5. Ref erral Program: Guidelines on page 7. We're Hiring: We're hiring f or mult iple posit ions. Visit opport unit ies/ Team Expresso: Let 's keep it up wit h weekly and mont hly Expresso Bike challenges! Current ly running: Vuelt a a Expresso - see page 3.

EXPRESSO RIDES OF THE WEEK An excit ing raf f le: In association with "Lending A Hand", Paul Obaugh Ford is raffling off a 2021 2- door Ford Bronco! The STAUNTON- AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA is one of five charities who will be receiving a portion of the proceeds. There are only 1,000 tickets being sold at $100 per ticket. The SAYMCA will receive 20% of each ticket sold, which will go towards our mission programs. Tickets will be available at the SAYMCA front desk. Payments can be made via cash, check, or credit card. The raffle is open! The drawing will be held on October 31, 2022. For Ride of t he Week updat es, check your email or our social media pages. 2


COPING CORNER HOLISTIC LEARNING By Bruce Blair, Ment al Healt h America of August a Author, Idowu Koyenikan once said, ?There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.? What started as a partnership in response to a mental health crisis during the pandemic, turned into two organizations coming together to support the overall well- being of youth in our community. In November 2021, the YMCA tutoring team of Hillary Getsy and Brian Ringgold, with support from Bruce Blair of Mental Health America of Augusta launched a program known as Minds in Motion. Minds in Motion worked with youth in the SAW tutoring program that needed extra support. In May 2022, MHA- A and the YMCA started a partnership that included a program for teens in the summer camp program known as Mental Health Mondays. Bruce Blair, Executive Director of MHA- A said, ?Our summer program with the teens demonstrated the eagerness of youth to have a safe place to discuss the issues they are going through. Youth are struggling and they need programs like Mental Health Mondays that can provide them the resources and tools to effectively handle the issues they are facing.? This Fall, the YMCA tutoring program will be offering in- person academic tutoring, and MHA- A is once again partnering to expand Mental Health Mondays to include a mentorship piece known as Friday Fun Days. Tutoring Program Coordinator, Hillary Getsy says, ?While supporting students' academic success is important, we now have a broader mission to support the overall well- being of youth. Our new enrichment programming on Mondays and Fridays is aimed at exactly that.?


?This holistic programming approach is a critical step in supporting the teen as their own unique individual instead of 'just another student' I believe these programs will be great to support the person first approach? adds Brian Ringgold. This unique partnership allows youth to experience high- quality academic support, mental health supportive programming, and mentorship all in one. Academic tutoring is set to begin after Labor Day, with Mental Health Mondays and Friday Fun Days beginning the week of September 12th from 4:30 PM ? 6:00 PM. While academic tutoring has a virtual or in- person option, Mental Health Mondays and Friday Fun Days will all be held in person. For more information regarding the upcoming program, please email Brian Ringgold at and check out the feature on page 14.

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No Joining Fee Mont h: Sign up for membership at the STAUNTON - AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA during the month of September and we'll waive your Joining Fee! Go to for Membership Rates and more information about the facility.



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REFER A FRIEND FOR A CHANCE TO WIN MEMBERSHIP REFERRALS HOW IT WORKS: If you refer a friend to the STAUNTON- AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA, and they join, then you are entered into a monthly drawing for a gift certificate from a local business. The friend must tell us at the time of sign- up who referred them in order for you to be eligible for entry into the monthly drawing. If you refer multiple friends, you will be entered in the drawing multiple times. 5 friends = 5 entries Drawings will be held on the last weekday of each month. The prizes will vary from month to month.

September Prize: Giftcard to Wright 's Dairy- Rit e STAUNTON- AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA 708 N COALTER ST, STAUNTON, VA 24401 540 - 885 - 8089



Members Age 80+ Prove Fit ness Can Last a Lifet ime By Dawn Medley Four women. 358 years of life experiences. Nearly 80 years of combined membership at the STAUNTON- AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA. Virginia Martin, Opal Nelson, Ann Mitchell, and Betty Clemmer each have different workout routines, motivation, and fitness class favorites, but they share a commitment to staying active and an enthusiasm for life that runs deep. ?It?s no coincidence that they all have a youthful,

vibrant presence,? said Director of Fitness Wendy Shutty. ?As mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, they take care of a lot of others in their lives, but they also make it a priority to take care of themselves,? Shutty added. Group Fitness Instructor Avis Henderson counts Nelson as a fixture in her weekly Strength and Tabata classes, and she is perpetually impressed with her drive to ?get out and move her body.? Henderson recognizes that Nelson and her peers who work out well into their 80s and 90s are ?perfect examples? of one topic she is digging into while working on her ACE group fitness recertification. ?I have been reading about the benefits of continuing to push yourself, even as you get older,? Henderson said. One of her favorite statistics is from a book that is part of her coursework,


SPECIAL FEATURE Ageless Intensity. The text explains that sedentary

member touches everyone she sees.

adults can expect to lose 8 to 10 percent of their muscle tissue per decade after age 40, but that active older adults may cut that down to just 2 percent per decade.

?My older sister, who is 95, goes to the YMCA where she lives in Pennsylvania three times a week, and she encouraged me to sign up. She even offered to pay for me!? Martin said.

?It?s important to listen to your body, of course,? Henderson added, ?But we shouldn?t stop trying to hit our 80% max heart rate level just because we?re aging.?

A former teacher at several area elementary and high schools, Martin has already run into some of her students at the facility. The chance that she might see someone that knew her during her professional years is one of the reasons you?ll always find her well- dressed - most often in a bright, coordinated tunic and leggings - even when working out.

Each of these four women have stories that could fill an entire newsletter, but we hope you are inspired by taking just a glimpse into their lives ? and by their determination to stay active.


?I have a reputation to uphold, you know,? she quipped, explaining that she won a national sewing award in the early 1990s and constructed many of the dresses and suits that she wore in the classroom. Although she does not have diagnosed arthritis, Martin has found that the twice weekly PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) classes are at her ideal level, and she does self- guided workouts on strength and cardio machines on alternating days. She?s also looking forward to getting into the pool, maybe sampling an evening AquaFit session. ?I have just fallen in love with it here. I am blossoming now,? she said.

When Membership Director Alice Killian- Bosserman asked Virginia Martin for her birthdate while signing her up as a new member in July, she admits that her expression gave away her disbelief. ?I was prepared for her to tell me that she was a senior member - over 65 - but here?s this lively, smiling woman telling me that she?s about to turn 90 years old,? Killian- Bosserman said. ?I just couldn?t get over that I was signing her up for first- time membership at that age.?

CONSISTENCY IS KEY When you have been to the Y almost every weekday for the past 35 years, people come to expect that - like the treadmills and vending machines - you?ll be there without fail.

?To see somebody at nearly 90 who is committing to continuing physician activity in that way ? it inspires everybody,? she added. After years of being fairly sedentary while dealing with back and shoulder pain and an injury at another fitness facility, Martin?s excitement about being active and meeting new people as a Y 7 9

?When Opal?s not in class, we all wonder about her,? said Group Fitness Instructor Cathy Leonard. Leonard can only think of a handful of times over more than three decades when Nelson, 81, has not participated in her morning Fit for Life class, and each absence has had a good explanation. ?I remember one day when we were holding classes outside during the pandemic, and it had snowed the day before,? Leonard said. ?We were able to clear space in the parking lot to have class, but Opal wasn?t there. When I caught up with her to ask her about it later, she told me she would work out in the heat, or wear a jacket if she needed to, but she drew the line at coming in the snow!? Over an incredibly consistent span that started in the late 1980s, only a car accident, colon surgery, and a few illnesses have sidelined Nelson from her daily routine. She has tried just about every fitness offering at the Y, discovering that she was drawn to classes that have upbeat music and a lot of movement. Many years ago she settled on a line- up that includes Barre, Fit for Life, Tabata, Zumba, Strength Training, and Cardio Boxing. ?I try to work as hard as I can, and I enjoy every minute of it,? Nelson said, a smile parting her signature deep red lipstick. ?Whenever I talk to a friend or family member that I haven?t seen in a while, they always ask, ?Do you still live at the Y?? And I tell them, ?Yes, I do!? Because when I stop moving, then I stop living a full life,? Nelson added. As much of a fixture in the building as she is today, Nelson knew little about the SAYMCA until her mid- 40s, when her youngest son left home to join the Army. These days, she enjoys using her membership to access the local YMCA when she visits that son in California. Nelson was prompted to participate on an almost- dare from her late husband. He secured her membership, but didn?t think she would continue for very long. She set out to prove him wrong - for years even accompanying him to another gym in the evenings after completing her own workouts at the Y in the morning. When she?s not keeping the beat in class, Nelson can usually be found wherever there is live music in the area. Praise in the Park and Jazz in the Park, and the newly reopened Marino?s restaurant are a few of her favorite spots to show off her moves. 10

?Keeping active at the Y means that I can get out and do the other things that I love,? she said.

TAKING IT AT HER OWN PACE Ann Mitchell has her late husband to thank for jump- starting her longtime Y membership tenure as well. At just shy of 96 years old, Mitchell is one of the SAYMCA?s oldest members, but she rarely misses the late- morning PACE classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. ?When you live alone - like me - you really look forward to seeing the group,? said Mitchell, who often picks up her good friend, Betty Bonham ? who recently reached her own 90- year milestone for sessions in the Mind/Body Studio. ?I perk up each day that it?s on my schedule.? An asthmatic, Mitchell notices that she frequently takes her clearest, deepest breaths after a PACE workout. ?I still feel that euphoria after exercising, and that?s one of the things that keeps me coming back,? she added. For the first 15 years after Mitchell and her husband moved to the area from Connecticut in 1990, she stayed fit by walking three miles a day in their neighborhood with a group of friends. The couple joined the Y together in the mid- 2000s primarily to walk the indoor track, which provided a level surface that they could use regardless of the outdoor weather. ?When he died, I joined the PACE class. It has been a nice diversion...and it helps you remember what day it is,? Mitchell chuckled. ?I have had the pleasure of leading many students who are so dedicated to staying healthy and active,? said Peggy Smith, a PACE teacher for 16 years. ?They come to class on a regular basis with a smile and a great outlook and the willingness to take responsibility for doing everything they can to maintain their health.?

SINK OR SWIM In 1966, Betty Clemmer passed the swimming course required by Madison College - now James Madison University - in order to graduate and earn her teacher licensure. But let?s just say she was definitely not pleased with her grade. Decades later, one of her student?s parents, an

BONUS: LISTENING IN We invited Betty Bonham (90), Betty Clemmer (92), Virginia Martin (90), Anne Mitchell (95), and Opal Nelson (81) to the Mind/Body Studio in August to share their Y membership journeys and snippets of their lives along the way. What follows here are a few excerpts from that conversation - it?s a dialogue that we hope they will continue with future meet- ups! instructor at the SAYMCA, offered to teach her to ?really swim.? So she signed up for membership, and her lessons began in the mid 1990s at the Stuart Hall School pool, which was used by the Y prior to 1995, when the facility opened at its current location on Coalter Street. ?I continued to swim at the Y after school during my career as a teacher in Staunton,? said Clemmer, who is now closing in on 93 years of age. ?It was a wonderful gift of fitness and relaxation that she [her instructor Ruth Grover] gave me.? These days, Clemmer is a regular attendee in Wall Yoga and Gentle Flow Yoga. In fact, Wall Yoga Instructor Sarabeth Johnson was so impressed with Clemmer?s ability to get into a challenging L- shaped pose with her feet on the wall that she nicknamed it ?The Betty.? ?It?s not just her good health and being in good shape that inspires me - although those certainly do deserve recognition. It?s her ability to find the best in everything, to have fun, and to laugh a lot, even at herself sometimes,? said Johnson. ?I know that practicing yoga has saved me from many falls, which could be quite dangerous at this age,? she said. ?I?ve learned how to grip my toes and improve my balance, which helps me when working in my rather large flower garden, a smaller vegetable garden, and even when picking blackberries.? Clemmer is confident that anyone - at any age can be active and engaged at the Y. ?The staff and other members are so welcoming, and they will help you find whatever activity level you?re looking for,? she said. ?I always try to make a point to say hi and chat if I see someone new in a class. It feels good to encourage one another.?

OPAL: I feel so blessed to be in this room, because anywhere else here, I?m the oldest person showing up, and it?s embarrassing when they say ?you?re the oldest person here? and call me out! (Comment elicits laughter from all other participants.) Not in this room - I am so glad to be among you ? and I hope I can continue as long as you all have! I figure I have raised a family, taken care of my husband, and now I?m taking care of me. I will have been a widow nine years this Sunday. BETTY C: That?s just about when I met Anne at the Y - after our husbands died - in 2013. OPAL: It becomes your extended family. ANNE: I?ll be 96 in October. (applause erupts from the group) I just can?t get it in my head that I?m that old. BETTY B: You?ve never been that old before, right?! ANNE: (still laughing) It will be the first time! OPAL: I saw a man on TV yesterday - 105 years old - interviewed out in his garden. He said ?the only way to live to that age, you gotta keep moving.?Because if you stop, that?s the end of it. VIRGINIA: And have some goals. OPAL: My goal is to stay out of the house for as long as I can! VIRGINIA: Relationships keep you going. I have breakfast every morning with another retired teacher, as often as we can. ANNE: Betty and I play Bridge every Wednesday. There are four of us, and we trade houses. BETTY C: Everybody brings their sandwich, and the hostess has Lays potato chips, Cokes, pickles, 11

VIRGINIA: I never did get the hang of Bridge, but I play Canasta. OPAL: I dance, regardless of what kind of music it is. VIRGINIA: I love seeing my former students here when they?re downstairs exercising. BETTY C: Oh yes, all of a sudden when their name comes to you, and they?re so thrilled. I love living where I taught. They will recognize me, even though I taught them so many years ago, in first grade. I have been thinking about the question, ?Do I have a motto?? because of a project I?m doing for my grandchildren. And at first, I thought, no, I don?t really have a motto, but I do have these theories that have carried me through all these years. I need to have exercise - not only physical, but mental. You need to have a plan. It could be something as simple as reading a good book or making a good dessert for after dinner. OPAL: Where I live, I can walk around town. I walk downtown to the Farmer?s Market, smell the food, spend all my money (laughing)! My goal is to keep moving as long as I can, without help. BETTY C: Very important to me are the three ?Fs? in life - your faith, your family, and your friends. And, another thing, I always end my letters to my children and my grandchildren, ?Your day is a gift from God, and it?s up to you how you use that day. Use it carefully, and remember to enjoy it.? OPAL: My thing is, live every day as if it is your last. Try what?s on your mind. That?s what I do.

Dat e and Time: Mondays, 11:00 AM in the Multi- Purpose Room Fees: Free Y NOT SING? SINGERS: Do you enjoy singing, ad- libbing, and having a good time? Come join us on Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm ? 8:00 pm in the Multi- Purpose Room. We will be choosing music, practicing, and then taking our program out to local nursing homes, senior centers and retirement communities. If you have questions, please contact Carol Byrd. .

Fees: Free VETERANS COFFEE: All Veterans and anyone interested in meeting with, shaking hands and thanking our Veterans for their service to our country are invited to attend. Coffee and donuts are free! If you have any memorabilia or military articles to show, please bring them and they will be returned. Please attend! Dat e and Time: Second Wednesday of each month, 9:00 - 11:00 AM in the Multi- Purpose Room Fees: Free YMCA FILM CLUB: We are offering

Friday afternoon movies with our film club. We will be featuring such classics as ?Breakfast At Tiffany?s? (George Peppard), ?Roman Holiday? (Gregory Peck), ?Vertigo?, and many more.Popcorn will be provided, so bring along a drink and extra snacks or a lunch if you wish! Dat e and Time: Fridays at 1:00 PM in the Multi- Purpose Room Fees: Free Members / $5 Non- members 12


BIBLE STUDY: In 1844, 22- year- old George Williams founded the first Young Men?s Christian Association (YMCA), a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking escape from the hazards of life on the streets of London. The Staunton- Augusta Family YMCA carries on the tradition of non- denominational Bible study. Bring your Bible and a friend. This hour- long study is led by YMCA Chaplain Carol Byrd.

and a dessert!



Changes t o SAW Tut oring Net work Address Evolving Needs By Celie Collins SAW Tutoring Network continues to respond to the needs of students.


tutors and applicants, Getsey said, "We feel good about the fact that we help students achieve success and also keep them safe."

Originally a virtual program that launched in response to the Covid- 19 pandemic, SAW Tutoring at the STAUNTON- AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA is now adapting to students' needs as they return back to the physical classroom.

With this security, SAW Tutoring Network can confidently offer in- person tutoring sessions beginning September 6th at the SAYMCA. Offering in- person sessions was an identified need following students' return to their school buildings over the previous year.

"There are some setbacks from the pandemic, learning- wise, that are not just being seen here but everywhere," said Hillary Getsey, Tutoring Program Coordinator. "We are happy that we can try to help families who are experiencing that locally thanks to an awesome team of volunteer tutors."

"We were thrilled to be online only at first because it was just the right thing to do in the middle of the pandemic," Getsey explained. "However, we definitely see that the online format is challenging for a lot of people, students and tutors alike, so we are really excited to expand in- person!"

SAW Tutoring Network emphasizes safety in their programming. With supervision from YMCA staff and the extensive guidelines in place for volunteer

Not only will SAW Tutoring be offering in- person tutoring sessions Tuesday- Thursday weekly, but they will also be incorporating enrichment curriculum on alternating Mondays and Fridays.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT "On Mondays, we're going to focus on mental health curriculum - self esteem, coping mechanisms, etcetera," said Brain Ringgold, Tutoring Program Co- Coordinator. He described an activity example in which they would use a tile floor as a game board and a bean bag or soft toy as a game piece. The students would toss the game piece to land on a random square with a scenario on it that requires coping skills to help resolve or improve the scenario. The students would then work together to discuss different coping mechanism applications to the scenario. "On Fridays, we'll have 'Fun Friday' where the students will get to do something fun while still engaging in practical learning," said Ringgold. "For example, we'll do some cooking classes where they'll get to use math and fractions, but we will also get to just talk to them and mentor them in a casual setting. You have to 'pay- off' the hard work with some fun." "Offering enrichment curriculum will help us engage with the kids in different ways a build a deeper rapport that will also end up helping them academically," said Getsey. "We want the students who come to us for academic help to know that they can come to us for other things, too." Getsey and Ringgold are looking forward to building connections with the students, both sharing that those relationships, and students' confidence with their tutors and mentors, is vital to their learning. Ringgold stated that "if the students are anxious and nervous, they simply won't perform as well. If I can help alleviate some mental health distractions, then that can help them focus." A specific goal of his is to teach the students the art of "stepping away." "Something I learned in college studying psychology was that, yes, it helps to color- code things when you're studying, but it also helps to step away when your brain is having trouble focusing and needs a distraction," said Ringgold, Bridgewater College alumnus. "I'd rather those distractions be positive than negative. I think that's why we sometimes see destructive behaviors in kids and teens because they don't know how to step away. If I can help with that, I think that's the right thing to do." "Beyond academic success, everybody in our program is also really good at being supportive

and encouraging to our students. We've seen a lot of evidence that that's building confidence levels." Just before summer break in earlier 2022, Tutor "Ms. Sarah" and parent Jessica both shared their experiences with SAW Tutoring in testimonials for 2022 fundraiser, Coolest Pet Contest, organized by the Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club. Each discussed the confidence they observed in the students without prompt. "The main impact I have seen, working with students this year, is their increase in confidence with what they've learned in school and applying it," said Ms. Sarah. "So, they can go into the classroom or pass the test." "I've seen my daughter improve in her schoolwork and her overall confidence in knowing that she has the information correct, that she knows what she's doing, and to trust her instincts," said Jessica. In regards to her daughter's confidence in the learning process, she said "It's OK for the answers to be wrong because that's how we learn." There is a reason one of the YMCA's three "Areas of Impact" is "For youth development". "To me, there are very few things we can do that are more important for our community than supporting the well- being of children," said Getsey. "When we support children's well- being, we create ripples of hope in the present and in the long- term. It makes us a stronger community." HOMESCHOOL P.E. Come join us for fun, games, and sports at the Y. Your kids will learn new skills, tackle different obstacles, and make new friends. Please wear athletic clothing and closed- toe shoes. Each week will feature a different focus (e.g.: yoga, fitness, and dance), so please come prepared to move! Dat es and Times: Ages 9- 12: September 19 - October 24 Mondays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Ages 5- 8: September 21 - October 26 Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Cont act : Program Director Windsor Vaughn at Fees: $50 Members / $65 Non- Members *10% additional discount available for families enrolling multiple children 15

YOUTH TENNIS With Chris Stambaugh Early Hit t ers Will teach the basics of tennis for ages 5- 8. Must pre- register at the front desk. Sept ember Session: September 13 - October 6 Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM or Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM Oct ober Session: October 11 - November 3 Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM or Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM Fees: $60 Members per session $75 Non- members per session Pre-Teen Tennis Will teach your pre- teen(s) intermediate tennis skills. Must pre- register at the front desk. Sept ember Session: September 14 - October 5 Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM Oct ober Session: October 12 - November 2 Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM Fees: $60 Members per session $75 Non- members per session High School Tennis This will get your high schooler prepared for high school tennis. Must pre- register at the front desk. Sept ember Session: September 14 - October 5 Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Oct ober Session: October 12 - November 2 Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Fees: $70 Members per session $85 Non- members per session Privat e Lessons 1 HR: $49 Members / $64 Non- members 30 Min: $25 Members / $40 Non- members Semi- Privat e Lessons Per person $35 Members / $50 Non- Members *If siblings, second person receives 10% off


YOUTH SWIM Tuesday/Thursday Group Lessons: October 11 - November 3 Registration for Members: Sept. 29 at 5:00 PM - Oct. 6 Registration for Non- members: Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 Sat urday Group Lessons: September 10 - October 15 Registration for Members: Aug. 10 - Aug. 31 Registration for Non- members: Aug. 11 - Aug. 31 October 29 - December 10, no class Nov. 26 Registration for Members: Oct. 15 - Oct. 25 Registration for Non- members: Oct. 16 - Oct. 25 Group Lesson Fees: Members: $50 Non- Members: $65 Privat e Lessons Members: $22, second child $17 Non- members: $34, second child $29 Semi- Privat e Lessons Members: $15, second child $13 Non- members: $24, second child $22 Swim Clinic Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM Sept ember 12 - Oct ober 19 Member Registration: Aug. 17 - Sept. 6 Non- member Reg.: Aug. 18 - Sept. 6 November 19 - December 21 Member Registration: Oct. 19 - Nov. 1 Non- member Reg.: Oct. 20 - Nov. 1 January 9 - February 15 Member Registration: Dec. 21 - Jan. 5 Non- member Reg.: Dec. 22 - Jan. 5


YOUTH YOUTH BOXING CLINIC Gloves provided. Maximum of 15 participants. Ages: 10- 15 Rat es: $15 one date / $25 for both dates Dat es and Times: September 29 6:30 - 7:30 PM October 1 9:00 - 10:00 AM YOUTH BOXING PROGRAM Gloves provided. Maximum of 15 participants. Ages: 10- 15 Rat es: $60 Members / $75 Non- members Dat es and Times: October 13 - November 17 Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30

YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS Are you tired of your children being a permanent arm?s length away from their phones or hibernating indoors glued to their TV? Do you want them to learn how to make a difference in their community while boosting their resume for college?

Af t erschool Advent ure Club is back in session!

Youth Volunteer Corps is a network of affiliates hosted by non- profit organizations, schools or individuals that offer youth ages 11- 18 the opportunity to serve their community. Registration forms are available at the Y front desk and at Shelburne Middle School and Staunton High School Guidance Offices. Cont act : Stephanie Mason at Fees: FREE


Mont hly schedules for t he Basket ball Court , Group Fit ness, t he Pool, and t he Playroom are available at on t he Homepage. 18

FITNESS & WELLNESS Yoga 4 Cancer The Yoga For Cancer program follows a specialized yoga methodology designed to address the physical and emotional needs of cancer patients and survivors. Participants build community and support while engaging in classes that incorporate relaxation, breathing, and restorative poses as well as gentle poses and flows performed on a mat, with yoga props, and with the use of a wall. Classes are taught by certified yoga4cancer (y4c) instructor Melissa Anderson- Morgan with knowledge and awareness of the special needs of cancer patients and survivors. The SAYMCA is excited to be offering a monthly Yoga For Cancer program. Email Wendy Shutty at if interested to be put on the list for September.

Rock Steady Boxing

Fees: $35 / Members $50 / Non- Members Regist er before the 1st of each month.

Boot Camp with Eleanor

Adult Volleyball



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THURS 1 No Joining Fee MONTH!!



Ride of the Week: Ironhorse Rush


Closed in observance of Labor Day


Ride of the Week: Ascension Vuelt a a Expresso Ends


Bible St udy @ 11:00 AM. First day of Swim Clinic!


Ride of the Week: Oh Mama

Bible St udy @ 11:00 AM. Homeschool P.E. 11:00 AM 12:30 PM



Ride of the Week: Redwood Dash

Bible St udy @ 11:00 AM. Homeschool P.E. 11:00 AM 12:30 PM



SAW Tut oring sessions begin! Swim Clinic registration closes

13 First day of Yout h Tennis Lessons

20 Try a Wellbeats class! Schedules available on our website,


Adult Volleyball 5:00 - 7:45 PM

Try Pickleball on the Basketball Court, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM.



Vet eran's Cof f ee 9:00- 11:00 am at t he Y.

Get involved! Check out Youth Volunteer Corps for ages 11- 18.

Adult Volleyball 5:00 - 7:45 PM



Adult Volleyball 5:00 - 7:45 PM

Homeschool P.E. 10:00 - 11:30 AM




Brush up on your swimming.

Get ready for October and pick up the Group Fitness schedule at the Y.

Homeschool P.E. 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Privat e Swim Lessons available

Adult Volleyball 5:00 - 7:45 PM

Yout h Boxing Clinic 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Need a break? Check out our pool, ping pong, and foosball tables.

Take a mental health screening at mha-

Pick up needed materials at the front desk.



Sign up t o t ut or in our t ut oring Theme Day: College Colors program and help your local st udent s.



YMCA Film Club 1:00 PM Multi- Purpose Room

16 Theme Day: Welcome Fall YMCA Film Club 1:00 PM Multi- Purpose Room

23 Ref er f riends t o join t he Y. You could win our ref erral prize.

30 Theme Day: Ret ro Workout

Try Tennis! Private Lessons available. Sat urday Swim Lessons begin!

17 Try a new Group Fitness class! Schedules available online or at the front desk

24 Sign up t o volunt eer at t he Y. Toget herhood f eels good.