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SAVE THE DATE!

Member registration for all sessions begins December 12.

2017 WINTER/SPRING PROGRAMS

Strengthen Your Community. For A Better Us. LEANING TOWER YMCA leaningtowerymca.org


E D I S IN WHAT'S

LEANING TOWER YMCA 2017 WINTER/SPRING PROGRAMS

MEMBERSHIP

5

FAMILY PROGRAMS

6

EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE

8

SPORTS CLASSES & LEAGUES

12

SWIM LESSONS

18

FITNESS CLASSES

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WELCOME

TO THE YMCA

We’re the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities. At the Y, we empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on character development, academic readiness, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living, we strive to nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve the health of our communities and support our neighbors.

TAKE A CLASS WITH US! SESSION DATES

Winter W (5 weeks) January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 (8 weeks) February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 (8 weeks) April 10-June 4

REGISTRATION DATES

Member registration for all sessions begins December 12 Winter non-member registration begins December 19 Spring 1 non-member registration begins January 30 Spring 2 non-member registration begins March 27 In addition to the classes listed in this guide, we also offer a number of free classes (for members) and events that may not be included. For our most up-to-date program schedule, as well as downloadable group fitness, swim and gym schedules, visit our website at leaningtowerymca.org. All class times, dates and prices are subject to change.

JOIN NOW!

SAVE UP TO 50% OFF MOST OF OUR CLASSES AND PROGRAMS!

View and register for our programs at register.ymcachicago.org. You can register online, in-person or by phone. We’re here to help, so if you have any questions about our offerings or the registration process, contact us at 847.410.5108.

The Leaning Tower YMCA is conveniently located to serve the Chicagoland community. LEANING TOWER YMCA 6300 W Touhy Ave. Niles, IL 60714 leaningtowerymca.org facebook.com/LeaningTowerymca

847.410.5108

Facility Hours

Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.

Y Kids Zone Drop-In Child Care Hours

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-Noon and 4-8 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Special Events at the Y

New Year’s Program Fair: January 28 Healthy Kids Day: April 29

Holiday Hours

Visit leaningtowerymca.org for details.

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Find more information about our special events in our program guide. Like us on Facebook to keep updated on what’s happening at the Leaning Tower Y! If you have any questions, please call us at 847.410.5108.

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We know how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why the Y provides programs and resources to help individuals, families and communities learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing youth, supporting our neighbors, and improving health and well-being, your participation won’t just bring meaningful change into your own life, but into your community as well. ymcachicago.org/leaningtower/pages/join 04 | 2017 Winter/Spring Programs

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Find out more about joining the Y today by visiting our website below.


FAMILY PROGRAMS FAMILY NIGHTS Looking for quality time with your family? Look no further. The Y has you covered. Each month, we offer families fun and healthy ways to spend quality time together through our Family Night programs. Family Night activities are open to members and the public and are usually free. More information is coming on dates and times! Be on the lookout for events on our Facebook page, in our monthly newsletter and on our online events calendar!

PARENTS NIGHT OUT Looking to have a special night out with your spouse or friends without the guilt? The Y offers Parents Night Out each month to help you get the special time you need while your child has a great time playing and meeting new friends. *Children must be potty trained*

CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

FEES M/NM

F

6-9PM

$20/$25

F

6-9PM

$20/$25

F

6-9PM

$20/$25

F

6-9PM

$20/$25

F

6-9PM

$20/$25

F

6-9PM

$20/$25

December 16, 2016 3-15 January 20, 2017 3-15 February 17, 2017 3-15 March 17, 2017 3-15 April 21, 2017 3-15 May 19, 2017 3-15

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The first child you register will be charged the rate above. Any additional child (member or non-member) is an additional $5.

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EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE ENRICHMENT CLASSES The first years of a child's life are an exciting time to embark on new adventures in the world of learning. At the Y, we regard each child as a unique individual who needs to be understood, guided, encouraged and appreciated. Our programs provide activities where children learn, explore, build a positive self-image and develop strong social and emotional relationships. Y programs encourage children to explore their creativity through multisensory experiences and create a language-rich environment to promote and foster a love of reading. Children are exposed to art, music, math and science as they develop expressive and receptive language and gross motor skills. Creative Creations (4-5) This is a creative class where your preschooler will paint, sculpt, sing and play, all while letting their creativity shine! Discovering Fun (2-3) An introduction to preschool where your toddler will develop their social skills through singing, stories, playtime, art exploration and more! Mad Scientists (4-5) As a preschool enrichment class, students will become “mad scientists� and perform different experiments in this fun and interactive, creative classroom. Let your child explore the world of science!

CLASS

AGE

DAY(S) TIME

FEES M/NM

Creative Creations 4-5

M

11:45AM-12:30PM

$50/$90 W $80/$120 S1

Tu

9:30-11AM

$63/$103 W $100/$140 S1

W

11:45AM-12:30PM

$40/$80 W $65/$105 S1

Th

11-11:45AM

$40//$80 $65/$105

W

Th

10-10:45AM

$40//$80 $65/$105

W

S2

Discovering Fun 2-3

S2

Mad Scientists 4-5

S2

Movers & Shakers 2-3

S1 S2

Musical Babies 0-1

S1 S2

Movers & Shakers (2-3) Children will express themselves through movement and imagination while developing their gross motor skills!

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Musical Babies (Infants-1) You and your baby will enjoy music and sounds, as well as other sensory and textural experiences.


KIDDIE COLLEGE PRESCHOOL ENRICHMENT

CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

FEES M/NM

MWF

9-11:30AM

$170/$210

Kiddie College 3-5

DAY(S)

TIME

FEES M/NM

7-9AM

Call For Info

3:30-6PM

Call For Info

Edgebrook Before School, K-8

Sparking your child’s love for learning and exploration. Teachers will lead your child in a fun, exciting experience. Children have fun learning through creative play, art experiences, music and educational activities. All classes are planned with age-appropriate programming plans, while also exposing your child to a physical curriculum that includes swim time on Monday, sport related activities, fitness and outside play. All students must be pottytrained to enroll and be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2016. For more information, please contact Megan Granger, Youth & Family Director, at 847.410.5124 or mgranger@ymcachicago.org. CLASS

AGE 5-12

M-F

Edgebrook After School, K-8 5-14

M-F

Edison Park Before School, K-8 5-14

M-F

6:45-8:30AM

Call For Info

2:45-6PM

Call For Info

Edison Park After School, K-8 5-14

M-F

Norwood Park Before School, K-8 5-14

M-F

7-8:45AM

Call For Info

Norwood Park After School, K-8 5-14

M-F

3:30-6PM

Call For Info

7-9AM

Call For Info

3:30-6PM

Call For Info

Wildwood Before School, K-8

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE Are you ready for the new school year? We’re still accepting children in our before and after school programs. Call 847.410.5124 for more information. Before School, K-8 The Leaning Tower YMCA (LTY) School Age Child Care programs are partnering with several Chicago Public Schools for the 2016-17 school year. The Before School Program is in partnership with the schools listed above and is held at the Leaning Tower YMCA. Children are supervised and engaged in activities beginning at 7 a.m. for the Before School Program. The School Age Child Care programs require participants to attend a minimum of 3 days a week. The selected days must be consistent within a given month. Parents may change the selected days if LTY is notified by the 10th of the prior month and space is available. (Example: LTY needs to be notified by September 10 if a parent would like to change their child’s program days for October). Child care rates will be drafted from your credit card each month beginning on September 1, 2016 and ending on May 1, 2017. At LTY, program participants engage in arts and crafts, science and math activities, play games and sports during gym time and play on our outdoor playground, field and track when weather permits. Homework assistance is available; however, we do not offer tutoring services or one-on-one assistance.

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After School, K-8 The Leaning Tower YMCA (LTY) School Age Child Care programs are partnering with several Chicago Public Schools for the 2016-17 school year. The After School Program is in partnership with the schools listed above and is held at the Leaning Tower YMCA. Children are supervised and engaged in activities until 6 p.m. for the After School Program. The School Age Child Care programs require participants to attend a minimum of 3 days a week. The selected days must be consistent within the given month. Parents may change the selected days if LTY is notified by the 10th of the prior month and space is available. (Example: LTY needs to be notified by September 10 if a parent would like to change their child’s program days for October). Child care rates will be drafted from your credit card each month beginning on September 1, 2016 and ending on May 1, 2017. At LTY, program participants engage in creative arts experiences, science and math activities, play games and sports during gym time and play in our outdoor playground, field and track areas when weather permits. Staff are available to transport children from the After School Program to other YMCA programs for which the child is registered. Homework assistance is available; however, we do not offer tutoring services. If you have any questions, please call or email Megan Granger, youth and family director, at 847.410.5124 or mgranger@ ymcachicago.org.

5-14

M-F

Wildwood After School, K-8 5-14

M-F

SCHOOL DAYS OUT Keeping kids safe and engaged when school is out. Looking for a child care option when your kids are out of school due to a school holiday, weather closing or winter or spring break? When school’s out, the Y is there to keep kids safe and engaged in fun, healthy activities. Our School Day Out options are designed to engage children in healthy physical activity and foster positive social interactions. Our programs offer the highestquality instruction and supervision, provided by trained and qualified staff members. DATE

MEMBER PRICE NON-MEMBER PRICE

December 27, 2016

$45

$85

December 28, 2016

$45

$85

December 29, 2016

$45

$85

December 30, 2016

$45

$85

January 3, 2017

$45

$85

January 4, 2017

$45

$85

January 5, 2017

$45

$85

January 6, 2017

$45

$85

February 3, 2017

$45

$85

February 20, 2017

$45

$85

April 7, 2017

$45

$85

April 10, 2017

$45

$85

April 11, 2017

$45

$85

April 12, 2017

$45

$85

April 13, 2017

$45

$85

April 14, 2017

$45

$85

School closed due to bad weather? No problem. The Y has you covered. We offer School Day Out programs when schools close due to bad weather (contingent upon our ability to stay open). Be sure to check our website and Facebook page, or call us for details. To register for a School Day Out, visit our website or call 847.410.5108. View and register for our programs at register.ymcachicago.org. 2017 Winter/Spring Programs

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R E T C A R A H C G N I D L I BU

SPORTS CLASSES & LEAGUES

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In YMCA sports leagues, athletes are guaranteed to play during at least 50 percent of game time, along with positive competition, fair play and fun family involvement.


PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS YMCA gymnastics classes are designed to give a full workout while improving flexibility, coordination, balance and strength. We also work on listening skills, following directions and social skills. Children use all of the gymnastics equipment at every level and receive exceptional instruction from well-trained instructors. Parent & Tot Gymnastics Open to boys and girls ages 2-5. This is an introductory class to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness while learning gross motor skills for gymnastics. All equipment is introduced. Parents or caregivers are required to participate with their children. Super Tot Gymnastics Open to boys and girls ages 3-5. This is an introductory class for preschool-age children ready to develop coordination, body awareness and gross motor skills while working on listening skills, social skills and following directions. Children will use all gymnastics equipment. Curriculum is progressive with a different gymnastics position and concentration each week.

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS Winter W January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4 CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

2-5

F

4:30-5:10PM

2-5

Sa

10:00-10:40AM

2-5

Sa

10:40-11:20AM

3-5

F

4:30-5:15PM

3-5

Sa

9:00-9:45AM

3-5

Sa

9:45-10:30AM

Parent & Tot Gymnastics

Super Tot Gymnastics

Winter Session Rates $48 Members/$96 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, Jan. 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring 1 Session Rates $76 Members/$152 Non-Members No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter

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Spring 2 Session Rates $76 Members/$152 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, May 29, 2017 | Memorial Day

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YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES Youth Basketball League Did you know that the YMCA invented basketball? We continue to be committed to teaching your child the fundamentals of basketball, while competing in a fun and friendly environment! The Y Youth Basketball League is the perfect fit for you and your family. Our leagues are focused on developing your child's skills and overall enjoyment for the sport of basketball. Teams will have experienced and trained coaches for all age levels. All teams will have one practice a week and one game a week with a playoff tournament at the end of the year (8 games, plus playoffs). Grades 2 & 3 are coed, with Grades 4-12 having separate leagues for boys and girls. Youth Volleyball League Bump into the game! Join the Leaning Tower YMCA Youth Volleyball League where participants will have the opportunity to explore interests through recreational and competitive play. Youth and teens will concentrate on developing fundamentals and passion.

YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES

YOUTH SPORTS CLASSES Tennis This class will provide new and novice tennis players with more instruction on the game. Tennis stars will learn basic rules, etiquette, and tennis strokes. Racquets will be provided. Youth Soccer Youth Soccer is open to children ages 4-10 years old. Participants will be split up into age-appropriate divisions. There will be one practice during the week and games will typically be on the weekends. Spring session is weather-dependent. Please contact the sports director for more information.

YOUTH SPORTS CLASSES Winter W January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4 CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

NEW! Tennis 5-10

Tu

4:15-5PM

6-7

M

5-6PM

8-10

M

6-7PM

Winter W January 14-March 19 Spring 1 S April 1-June 3 CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

NEW! Youth Basketball League 7-9

Th, Sa

5-6PM (Th) 2-3PM (Sa)

9-11

Th, Sa

6-7PM (Th) 3-4PM (Sa)

NEW! Youth Volleyball League 9-11

W, Su

5-6PM (W) 2-3PM (Su)

11-14

W, Su

6-7PM (W) 3-4PM (Su)

Winter League Rates $100 Members/$140 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, Jan 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring League Rates $100 Members/$140 Non-Members No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter | Memorial Day

Youth Soccer

Winter Session Rates $60 Members/$120 Non-Members $40 Members/$80 Non-Members for Monday classes No classes held on Monday, Jan. 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring 1 Session Rates $80 Members/$190 Non-Members $70 Members/$140 Non-Members for Monday classes No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter

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Spring 2 Session Rates $80 Members/$190 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, May 29, 2017 | Memorial Day


YOUTH MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES

YOUTH GYMNASTICS

Youth Beginner Karate This class builds a solid foundation of core karate techniques through which participants will improve kinesthetic awareness, fitness, mental focus and unity of the mind, body and spirit.

YMCA gymnastics classes are designed to give a full workout while improving flexibility, coordination, balance and strength. We also work on listening skills, following directions and social skills. Children use all of the gymnastics equipment at every level and receive exceptional instruction from well-trained instructors. Leaning Tower YMCA also trains a competitive gymnastics team. See team coaches for more information on the competitive gymnastics pre team and team.

Novice Karate This class is for the continuing karate student with some experience under their belt. Students will further their mastery of Shotokan Karate kihon and katas.

YOUTH MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES Winter W January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4 CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

5-12

W

4:30-5:15PM

5-12

Sa

10:10:45AM

Youth Beginner Karate

Novice Karate 5+

W

5:15-6PM

5+

Sa

9:15-10AM

Winter Session Rates $63 Members/$126 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, Jan 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring 1 Session Rates $100 Members/$200 Non-Members No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter Spring 2 Session Rates $100 Members/$200 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, May 29, 2017 | Memorial Day

Beginner Gymnastics Little or no experience in gymnastics needed for this introductory girls class. Participants will learn body positions, handstands, cartwheels, forward and backwards rolls and other basics on the apparatuses. Intermediate Gymnastics This class is open to ages 6-12. Participants in this class should have had some instruction in gymnastics and be able to pass a Level 1 evaluation. Participants will start learning back bends, kickovers, pullovers on bars and basic vault and beam skills. Advanced Gymnastics Must be able to pass an Intermediate Gymnastics evaluation to be eligible for this class. Girls will be learning walkovers, handsprings, skills on the high bar, more advanced vault skills and start taking their floor skills to beam.

GYMNASTICS

Winter W January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4 CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

TIME

5-16

F

4:30-5:30PM

5-16

Sa

10-11AM

5-16

Sa

11AM-12PM

6-12

F

5:30-6:30PM

6-12

Sa

9-10AM

6-12

Sa

11AM-12PM

6-16

F

5:30-6:30PM

6-16

Sa

9-10AM

6-16

Sa

11-12PM

Beginner Gymnastics

Intermediate Gymnastics

Advanced Gymnastics

Winter Session Rates $63 Members/$126 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, Jan 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring 1 Session Rates $100 Members/$140 Non-Members No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter

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Spring 2 Session Rates $100 Members/$140 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, May 29, 2017 | Memorial Day

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S L L I K S R E T A W G N I D L I BU

SWIM LESSONS

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Last fall, we launched a brand-new swim lesson program. This new childcentered curriculum will help your child swim confidently at his or her own pace. All classes will focus on water safety, having fun while learning, building character and increasing self-confidence. Due to the new Y lesson format, there will be no make up lessons.


We’ll provide parents with helpful resources and weekly feedback to help them be active participants in their child’s learning process. When signing your child up for swim lessons, all you have to do is choose the appropriate age range, day and time: Parent/Child (6 months to 3 years) Preschool (3-5 years) School Age (5-12 years) Then, on the first day of class, the instructor will determine which of the following skill levels your child will begin in. From there, they’ll progress up through the levels at their own pace. See chart at the bottom of this page.

PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS (Ages 6 Months To 3 Years) Close supervision is the best way to prevent drowning. Through this program, parents and caregivers will learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies. This program also promotes water enrichment and aquatic readiness for children ages 6 months to 3 years of age. Levels in this phase include: A: Swim Starters: Water Discovery Parents accompany children in this class, which introduces babies and parents to the aquatic environment through exploration that encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water: • To encourage developmentally appropriate expectations by parents of babies enrolled in water enrichment programs • To introduce and emphasize basic aquatic safety to parents • To provide a positive parent/child aquatic experience and an opportunity to build the parent/child relationship • To provide parents and children the opportunity to share common experiences, socialize, and interact with one another B: Swim Starters: Water Exploration In this class, parents are guided to work with their child to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. The general goals of the program are:

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• To encourage children to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with parents’ help • To introduce basic water skills such as kicking, breath control, and body control or balance

• To encourage children to make purposeful movement in the water and movements in response to visual and verbal cues • To have fun in the water using toys and flotation devices and interacting with other children • To emphasize basic aquatic safety to parents • To provide a positive parent/child aquatic experience and an opportunity to build the parent/child relationship

PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS Winter W January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4 CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

LEVEL/TIME

6M-3Y

Monday

10:30-11AM

6M-3Y

Tuesday

10:30-11AM

6M-3Y

Tuesday

6:15-6:40PM

6M-3Y

Thursday

4:45-5:25PM

6M-3Y

Thursday

6:15-6:40PM

6M-3Y

Saturday

10-10:30AM

6M-3Y

Saturday

10:30-11AM

6M-3Y

Saturday

11- 11:25AM

6M-3Y

Sunday

10-10:30AM

6M-3Y

Sunday

10:30-11AM

6M-3Y

Sunday

11-11:25AM

Parent/Child Swim Lessons

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NEW!

NEW!

Winter Session Rates $60 Members/$120 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, Jan 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring 1 Session Rates $88 Members/$176 Non-Members No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter Spring 2 Session Rates $88 Members/$176 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, May 29, 2017 | Memorial Day

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PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

(Ages 3-5 Years)

Winter W January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4

Designed to meet the needs of preschoolers, these stages build upon a foundation of water safety and drowning prevention by teaching water adjustment and swim-readiness skills through fun and creative activities. Levels in this phase include: Level 1: Water Acclimation

CLASS

AGE

DAY(S)

LEVEL/TIME

3-5

Monday

9:30-10:10AM

3-5

Monday

4-4:40PM

3-5

Monday

4:45-5:25PM

3-5

Monday

5:30-6:10PM

Parent/Child Swim Lessons

The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits. Children develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for the child’s future progress in swimming. The general goals of the program are:

3-5

Tuesday

9:30-10:10AM

• To encourage children to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with instructors’ help

3-5

Tuesday

4-4:40PM

• To teach basic aquatic and boating safety, and allow children to accept some of the responsibility for safe practices

3-5

Tuesday

4:45-5:25PM

3-5

Tuesday

5:30-6:10PM

3-5

Tuesday

6:15-6:55PM

In this class, children are taught skills that focus on body position and control, forward movement and directional change. This stage also reinforces how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. The general goals of the class are:

3-5

Wednesday 4-4:40PM

3-5

Wednesday 4:45-5:25PM

3-5

Wednesday 5:30-6:10PM

• To encourage children to propel themselves and glide through & water

3-5

Thursday

4-4:40PM

3-5

Thursday

4:45-5:25PM

• To develop basic water safety skills in the form of jump, push, turn and grab, and swim-float-swim

3-5

Thursday

5:30-6:10PM

3-5

Thursday

6:15-6:55PM

3-5

Friday

4-4:40PM

3-5

Friday

4:45-5:25PM

3-5

Friday

5:30-6:10PM

3-5

Saturday

9-9:40AM

3-5

Saturday

9:45-10:25AM

Level 2: Water Movement

Level 3: Water Stamina In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances and are introduced to rotary breathing, integrated rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety. The goals of the program include: • To develop rotary movement with breathing in the form of side glide recovery position

NEW!

NEW!

3-5

Saturday

10:30-11:10AM

• To encourage forward movement on the front and back

3-5

Saturday

11:15-11:55AM

• To practice safety techniques in deep water

3-5

Saturday

12-12:40PM

3-5

Sunday

10-10:40AM

3-5

Sunday

10:45-11:25AM

3-5

Sunday

11:30-12:10PM

3-5

Sunday

12:15-12:55PM

Level 4: Stroke Introduction In this class, swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety. The goals of the program include: • To develop the front crawl, back crawl and butterfly strokes • To practice safety techniques in deep water

Winter Session Rates $60 Members/$120 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, Jan 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring 1 Session Rates $88 Members/$176 Non-Members No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter

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Spring 2 Session Rates $88 Members/$176 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, May 29, 2017 | Memorial Day


SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS (Ages 5-12 Years) For kids in elementary and primary school, a foundation of water safety and drowning prevention is made by teaching water adjustment and skill readiness for children from six to twelve years of age. Levels in this phase include: Level 1: Water Acclimation The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits. Children develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for the child’s future progress in swimming. The general goals of the program are: • To encourage children to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with instructors’ help • To teach basic aquatic and boating safety, and allow children to accept some of the responsibility for safe practices Level 2: Water Movement In this class, children are taught skills that focus on body position and control, forward movement and directional change. This stage also reinforces how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. The general goals of the program are: • To encourage children to propel themselves and glide through the water

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• To develop basic water safety skills in the form of jump, push, turn and grab, and swim-float-swim

Level 3: Water Stamina In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances and are introduced to rotary breathing, integrated rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety. The goals of the program include: • To develop rotary movement with breathing in the form of side glide recovery position • To encourage forward movement on the front and back • To practice safety techniques in deep water After fundamentals are mastered, children between the ages of 5 and 12 begin to learn personal water safety and character development while building stroke technique in the competitive strokes. Levels in this phase include:

WINTER WATER WONDERLAND CAMPS December 19-23 • January 3-6, 2017 Daily $47M/$67NM Weekly $200M/$250NM Ages 6-12 years

Jump in for fun this winter while the kids are on break. You children will enjoy of swimming, water themed sports, daily swim lessons, crafts and more! Child will need to come daily with a swim suit, towel, snack and lunch. Space is limited, so register today! View and register for our programs at register.ymcachicago.org. 2017 Winter/Spring Programs

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Level 4: Stroke Introduction

DAY(S)

LEVEL/TIME

5-12

Monday

4-4:40PM

5-12

Monday

4:45-5:25PM

Level 5: Stroke Development

5-12

Tuesday

4-4:40PM

In this class, students continue to work on their stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced. The goals of the program include:

5-12

Tuesday

4:45-5:25PM

5-12

Tuesday

5:30-6:10PM

• To develop stamina in the front crawl and back crawl strokes

5-12

Wednesday 4-4:40PM

• To develop the breaststroke and butterfly strokes

5-12

Wednesday 4:45-5:25PM

• To build endurance techniques for deep-water safety

5-12

Thursday

4-4:40PM

Level 6: Stroke Mechanics

5-12

Thursday

4:45-5:25PM

5-12

Thursday

5:30-6:10PM

The goals of the program include:

5-12

Friday

4-4:40PM

• To develop endurance in the competitive strokes

5-12

Friday

4:45-5:25PM

• To develop skills related to competitive swimming like racing starts and flip turns

5-12

Saturday

9-9:40AM

• To enhance skills and build endurance in deep water

5-12

Saturday

9:45-10:25AM

SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS

5-12

Saturday

10:30-11:10AM

5-12

Saturday

11:15-11:55AM

5-12

Saturday

12-12:40PM

5-12

Sunday

10-10:40AM

5-12

Sunday

10:45-11:25AM

5-12

Sunday

11:30-12:10PM

In this class, swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety. The goals of the program include:

CLASS

School Age Swim Lessons

• To develop the front crawl, back crawl and butterfly strokes • To practice safety techniques in deep water

In this class, students refine their stroke technique on all of the major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming.

Winter W January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4 Winter Session Rates $60 Members/$120 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, Jan 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring 1 Session Rates $88 Members/$176 Non-Members No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter

AGE

NEW!

Spring 2 Session Rates $88 Members/$176 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, May 29, 2017 | Memorial Day

LEANING TOWER YMCA SHARKS SWIM TEAM

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For more information, please contact Rob Miner at 847.410.5116 or rminer@ymcachicago.org.


TEEN/ADULT SWIM LESSONS (Ages 12+)

NEW! TEEN SWIM LESSONS (12-17 YEARS) NEW! Teen swim lessons were previously combined with adults. This new program is for teens just learning to swim or wanting to build on existing skills, this program gives teens of all ability levels the opportunity to receive instruction tailored to their specific needs. Adult Swim Lessons (18+) For adults just learning to swim or wanting to build on existing skills, this program gives adults of all ability levels the opportunity to receive instruction tailored to their specific needs.

TEEN/ADULT SWIM LESSONS Winter W January 9-February 12 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4 CLASS

AGE

JOIN THE GRAY SHARKS ADULT MASTERS SWIM TEAM

It’s never too late to learn how to swim, a vital skill that could save your life. Already know how to swim and want to improve your stroke and hone your skills? The Y has programs to help you Thethat. master's team is a great to be-well, do just We offer 30-minute private way and semi-private swim lessons. Class times set up based on your schedule andhave your compete and are meet others swimmers who instructor. Private lesson packages are purchased in sets of one, the same interests as you! Stop by for one of our three, five, seven and nine.

conveniently scheduled practices, today!

HOW DO I ARRANGE A PRIVATE SWIM LESSON? We make it as easy as 1-2-3!

1. F ill out our request form online at ymcachicago.org/ leaningtower/programs/private-swim-lessons or at our membership desk. Within three business days, the Aquatics Coordinator will find the instructor that best fits your needs. 2. The instructor will contact you to arrange the first lesson.

DAY(S)

LEVEL/TIME

Teen Swim Lessons NEW!

12-17

Monday

6:15-6:55PM

NEW!

12-17

Thursday

7-7:40PM

NEW!

12-17

Sunday

10-10:40PM

18+

Monday

9-9:40AM

18+

Wednesday 9-9:40AM

18+

Saturday

Adult Basic Swim Lessons

8:15-8:55AM

Adult Strokes Swim Lessons

NEW!

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

18+

Monday

9:45-10:25AM

18+

Monday

6:15-6:55PM

18+

Wednesday 9:45-10:25AM

18+

Thursday

7-7:40PM

18+

Saturday

8:15-8:55AM

19+

Sunday

10-10:40AM

18+

MWF

5:30-6:30AM

18+

Tu Th

8:15-9:30PM

3. When you arrive for your first lesson, you can purchase a package of private swim lessons and hand the printed receipt to your instructor. At the beginning of each lesson, you and the instructor will sign the instructor’s lesson binder. For any other questions, please contact Logan Johnson, Aquatics Coordinator, at 847.410.5113 or lcjohnson@ymcachicago.org

MASTERS SWIM Contact Kellie Ayres for details at 847.410.5121 or kayres@ymcachicago.org.

Masters Swim Team

Winter Session Rates $60 Members/$120 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, Jan 16, 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring 1 Session Rates $88 Members/$176 Non-Members No classes held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Easter

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Spring 2 Session Rates $88 Members/$176 Non-Members No classes held on Monday, May 29, 2017 | Memorial Day

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FITNESS CLASSES

SPECIALTY FITNESS CLASSES CLASS

AGE

Strive for progress, not perfection. Are you looking to get healthy? Stay fit? Learn a new skill? Meet new friends? Improve how you feel about yourself? The Y is the place for you. We have a wide range of fitness programs and services for all levels of experience, including: • Free wellness consultations • A variety of cardio, strength, endurance, flexibility and water fitness classes (and most are free for members!) • Personal and small group training • Online, real-time group fitness schedules • Friendly and knowledgeable fitness instructors • Specialty classes for active older adults (62+) Below is a listing of our specialty group fitness options. For a full listing of all our group fitness options, see our website’s Programs > Fitness section. LES MILLS GRIT Get ready for results! Small group training with a specially trained coach who will take you through proven 30-minute high-intensity interval training workouts each focused on 3 unique programs of (1) plyo, (2) strength and (3) cardio. Kettlebell Combine the benefits of dumbbell training with a high intensity cardio workout to build muscle, increase power and get lean fast—all in just a few sessions. This class is suitable for all fitness levels and no experience is necessary. Triathlon Training Whether you’re preparing for your spring and summer races, or looking for that extra edge for your cross training this fall and winter, this is the class for you! This unique and challenging training program is taught by experienced personal trainers who will guide you through weekly workouts, help with form and technique, and get you ready for your next race. Leaning Tower Y Triathlon: Youth May 20th, 2017 and Adult May 21st, 2017.

TIME

FEES M/NM

LES MILLS GRIT Monthly Unlimited 16+

SPECIALTY FITNESS CLASSES

DAY(S) Tu-Sa

Times Vary

$80/$160

LES MILLS GRIT Drop-In 16+

Tu-Sa

Times Vary

$10/$20

16+

F

10:30-11:30AM

$55/$85 W $85/$170 S1

Sa

7-8:30AM

$160/$200

18+

W

10:15-11:15AM

18+

F

6-7AM

$55/$85 W $85/$170 S1 $55/$85 W $85/$170 S1

Kettlebell S2

Triathlon Training 12+ TRX Bootcamp S2 S2

Winter W January 9 - February 12 No class on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16 Spring 1 S1 February 13-April 9 Spring 2 S2 April 10-June 4 No class on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Y WELLNESS CONSULTATION A Y Wellness Consultation is a one-hour session with a certified personal trainer who will meet with you, fitness and wellness goals. During this session your consultant will identify YMCA programs, classes, resources and services available that can help you meet your goals. • Receive guidance specific to your goals, exercise experience, nutritional habits and personal predispositions • Learn about the most common wellness myths and discover positive health habits • Learn about programs offered at our Y that could help you in reaching your wellness goals • Activities for the whole family

FITNESS PROGRAMS

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Try a FREE Y Wellness Consultation to get you moving on the right path to your fitness goals. Y Wellness Consultations can be scheduled at the membership desk or by calling 847.410.5108. CHGO011

TRX Bootcamp This class takes your workout to a whole new level, utilizing the TRX suspension trainer along with additional tools to build total body strength and cardiovascular endurance while increasing flexibility and challenging your core all at the same time.


PERSONAL TRAINING

SMART START

Achieve and exceed your health and fitness goals with the support and guidance of one of our nationally certified personal trainers. Our trainers will create a safe and effective exercise program that’s customized for your personal health and fitness goals. At the YMCA, we believe being healthy and fit is a lifestyle and a journey, and we're here to help you every step of the way. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build core strength, run a marathon or simply live healthier, our trainers will help you get there.

Starting to exercise for the first time — or picking it back up after a break — can be a real challenge. It’s easy to get overwhelmed during your first week as your body adjusts to new activity. Luckily, the Leaning Tower YMCA now offers SMART START, a free, personalized fitness plan to help ease yourself into shape instead of overloading your body on day one and getting burned out.

To learn more about our personal training options, schedule a Y Wellness Consultation at the Member Services Desk, or by contacting Karen Prorok, Fitness Manager, at kprorok@ ymcachicago.org or 847.410.5138.

Y MAX TRAINING SYSTEM® This unique personal training methodology was designed with results in mind. The Y Max Training System® goes beyond personal training. It is a complete exercise and nutrition system customized to your goals, nutritional habits, health and fitness experience and predispositions. Key Features: • Daily exercise plan for workouts without your trainer • Nutritional assignments specific to your eating habits and preferences • Progress monitoring and accountability • Monthly weight goals • Functional components to improve lower back and joint strength • Very high rate of success, especially with individuals whose main goal is weight loss. To learn more about the Y Max Training System, schedule a free Y Wellness Consultation at the Member Services Desk, or by contacting Karen Prorok, Fitness Manager, at kprorok@ ymcachicago.org or 847.410.5138.

We’ll help you create a customized, incremental fitness plan that starts slow and easy, then builds steadily over the course of a few weeks. Evidence-based Fitness: Research shows that the key to long-term success with exercise is to start slow. In fact, a study conducted by Pennsylvania State University introduced 25 inactive adults to group fitness slowly, allowing them to “dip their toes” into exercise. The result? 80% of the group never missed a workout in the following 30 weeks. They lost body fat, gained lean muscle and prevented the chances of developing cardiovascular disease. That incremental approach to getting in shape is at the heart of SMART START, where the Y helps you choose from our group exercise classes to create a unique plan that’s right for you. Sign up for a free Y Wellness Consultation to get started.

ACTIVE8 Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge

Meet Your Weight Loss Goals in 2017!

This 8-week program challenges you to get fit for the New Year. We'll provide you with weekly inspirational emails detailing fitness and nutrition education. All participants that complete the challenge will receive a prize. Challenge Dates: January 14-March 11 (8 weeks) Registration Dates: December 12-January 14 Cost: $65 for members / $85 for non-members During the challenge, you will receive: • Weekly weigh-ins • 60-minute orientation with initial weigh-ins and waist measurement (offered 2 times) • Weekly emails providing you with helpful, educational, motivational, and inspirational content to help you stay the course and meet your goal • 30-minute participant-exclusive group training classes (participants choose 1 class time per week) • Exercise tracking • Support from Y staff and other participants • Challenge completion dri-fit t-shirt Overall female and male winners will receive (based on percentage of body weight lost): • First place: $100 program voucher • Second place: $50 program voucher • Third place: $25 program voucher

RING IN A NEW YOU IN 2017!

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