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2014 SPRING/SUMMER Program Guide WEST valley family ymca


to the West Valley Family YMCA where we are committed to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The Y is about vibrant chances, getting active with friends and neighbors who learn and play in the promise of good things to come. We grow how we go. Join us!

INSIDE This Issue:

Our Hours Monday through Friday: 5:30am – 10pm Saturday: 7:30am – 6pm

Swim with Us

6, 14

Summer Camps


Sunday: 7:30am – 6pm (Pool closes 30 minutes before facility closure)

Active Kids 9


Family Fun 15

April 20: Easter

Challenge Yourself

July 4: Independence Day, 4th of July


May 26: Memorial Day September 1: Labor Day



Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10am-1pm, West Valley Family YMCA YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families and to help them get a jump on creating a healthier summer. Dedicated to nurturing the potential of kids, the Y serves children through programs and activities that focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.


The Y is committed to helping you become your best self, whatever your age, level of fitness or abilities.

Healthy Lifestyles


Youth Membership

The Y is a passionate advocate of healthy lifestyles and would love to help you kick-start yours today. We offer a variety of individualized programs to meet your health goals. A personal fitness coach is available to all members included in your membership because YMCA staff is intent on understanding your needs and creating a partnership for your success.

The FitLinxx computer individual exercise log system is another simple, smart way to get and stay fit. The technology tracks your progress and is designed to ensure that you succeed in improving your well being and quality of life.

50 youth fitness classes per week are provided for teens and kids, starting as young as two months: tumbling, karate, dance, youth sports and art.

Group Exercise

In Junior Lakers/Shooting Sparks basketball, soccer and volleyball, everyone plays. The emphasis is on fun and preparing children to do more than win on the court or field — they prepare young people to be winners in life.

Aquatics Water exercise is one of the best health regimens, yielding optimum results without the overheating or strain on joints. Our indoor heated pool provides lap swimming lanes, family swim time, water walking, Water Aerobics, Water Arthritis and a wide array of swim classes including parent-infant, youth and adult.

The Y offers 70 group exercise classes weekly for every fitness level to make sure you succeed, even with your busy schedule. In just as little as 30 minutes, you can work out with us and achieve better health. Our classes include: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba, Water Aerobics, Water Arthritis and Kickboxing. Please visit our website at for a complete schedule of classes.

Everyone Wins in Youth Sports

Join Today! And thank yourself for giving yourself a huge gift — the gift of health! Monthly payment with no obligation for the length of your membership may be transferred from a checking or savings account or credit card.

Open Registration Dates April: SWIM LESSONS

Spring II Session: April 21-27 Spring III Session: May 20-25 Summer I Session: June 17-22 Summer II Session: July 15-20 Summer III Session: August 12-17


Spring Session: March 1-April 11 (Soccer) March 1-April 7 (Basketball & Volleyball) Summer Session: June 1-July 14


Spring Session: May 5-11

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Child Activity Center Our Child Activity Center nourishes the spirit, mind and body through games, arts, crafts, music, group activities and social interaction. Enjoy a nurturing environment with developmentally appropriate activities and equipment for your child. • Ages 6 weeks – 12 years in age • You must be in the facility while your child is signed into the Child Activity Center • When signing in you must show your child’s membership card to the staff • The same person that drops the child off must pick them up and sign them out • There is a 2 hour limit per child Hours of Operation Monday - Friday: 8am – 2pm | 4pm – 9pm Saturday: 8am - 2pm Sunday: 9am – 1pm

Additional Membership Benefits • Child Activity Center, a safe and fun environment, welcomes your children while you work out. • Security lockers for the safekeeping of your purses, bags, wallets and keys • Day lockers; please bring your own lock • Easy online registration for classes • Guest privileges, so you can share your YMCA with friends and family • 23 YMCAs across Los Angeles welcome you as a facility member for occasional use

Guest Privileges As a member of the West Valley Family YMCA, you may accompany one guest, according to the guest policy. The guest must bring photo I.D., fill out required paperwork and sign a waiver. If a child is your guest (either family or friends of your own children), only parents or legal guardians (with appropriate documentation) may sign for minors.

Please email or call us! Shelly Skaro Associate Executive Director 818 774 2840 ext. 3333

SPLASH WEEK APRIL 14 - 18 Registration Begins: March 24 Learning water safety and swimming skills help participants to be safe in and around water. This builds selfconfidence and self-esteem which carries over into all parts of life. During SPLASH WEEK, swimmers will learn swimming skills necessary for water safety.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT The pathway that every child travels to grow up is best when it streams with opportunity. Every youth activity or event that we offer at the Y marks real moments for personal growth -- whether you’re a sprout, a sprig, or full grown tree!

DUck... DUCK... FISH Aquatics

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With earnest and capable lifeguards and instructors at the ready, the pool is a perfect spot for blending fun, fitness, and safety awareness in one stroke.

AGES 6-35 MONTHS Parent-Infant A class for young children and their parents. Introduce your child to the joys of swimming, being comfortable in the water, and learning water safety.

AGES 6-12 YEARS Polliwog I and II The beginners in this class will gain confidence by learning to float on their back and stomach, gliding, and being introduced to freestyle and backstroke.




Students at this level will gain total independence in the water. Freestyle with side breathing and backstroke are fully learned, and children are introduced to breaststroke.

This beginner class for pre-school swimmers help first timers conquer their fear of water and/or deal with separation anxiety. Children will learn basic skills and gain confidence in the water.

Eel These advanced beginners build on their comfort level in the water. Students will begin learning freestyle and backstroke fundamentals.

Ray With an understanding of freestyle and backstroke basics these students will learn side breathing and be introduced to the breaststroke. Rays no longer use flotation devices and begin being self-sufficient in the water.

Starfish I and II This advanced level class will challenge students to increase their endurance by swimming at least 12½ yards. Stroke technique is refined and the breaststroke is learned.

Minnow At the intermediate level students will focus on endurance in freestyle and backstroke. Emphasis will be placed on proper form for an entire length of the pool.

Fish After increasing their endurance, children at this level will work on technique refinement with freestyle and backstroke. Breaststroke will be covered in depth and butterfly will be introduced.

Flying Fish Swimmers at this level will continue refining each of the competitive strokes; proper form and timing in breaststroke and butterfly; flip-turns for freestyle and backstroke. Swim distance will increase and endurance will improve.

Shark The most advanced level. Swimmers in Shark will improve on fitness and endurance and focus on technique and efficiency.

Please email or call us! Gabriel Gonzalez Aquatics Director 818 774 2840 ext 3327

AGES 12-15 1/2 YEARS JR. Lifeguards Are you curious what it takes to become a lifeguard? This 4-week program is for youth ages 10 and up. Our Jr. Lifeguard program will give participants practice on swim skills and rescues, and train them in CPR, AED, and First Aid.

DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM The West Valley Family YMCA Dolphins is a year-round competitive swim team. The team is divided into three groups. Our 8-and-under group, is a beginner group. Silver team is the intermediate group, and Gold team is the advanced group. Swimmers will be designated to the Silver and Gold teams based on skill level, not age.

Swim Team Testing Days and Times Monday - Thursday: 5 - 6pm Friday: 4:30 - 5pm Sunday: 12 - 1pm

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Great Outdoors and More Spring/Summer Camp With the Y’s camp offerings and caring staff, kids find wonder, independence, and new friendships under open skies.

DAY CAMP Spring Day Camp: EXPLORE THE SOlar System for kids ages 5 - 12 years Discover our unique camp sure to thrill kids with activities ies like Fine Arts and Educational Enrichment. Not only will they learn all about the solar system, they’ll also create an entire play! April 14 - 18 LAUSD April 21 - 25 LVUSD Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm $170/week FInancial Assistance available! We accept CCRC and Gain




Summer care is school-based and quality supervision is provided from caring staff, providing safe, licensed, quality care. Your child will spend the summer months benefiting emotionally, physically and socially through planned fun and educational activities. Off-site outings include field trips to the zoo, amusement parts and museums. Onsite activities include sports challenges, water play, toy day, arts & crafts and enrichment programs such as KidzLit, Playground Theater, football, cooking, karate and much more. A healthy morning and afternoon snack will be provided by the YMCA.

Teens will develop leadership qualities while challenging themselves with daily activities geared toward teen campers. Off-site field trips include amusement parks, swimming and museums. Onsite activities include sports challenges, enrichment classes, arts & crafts and much more. Minimum of 10 participants per site needed to operate. A healthy morning and afternoon snack will be provided by the YMCA.

for kids entering K - 4th grades

Registration starts April 1st June 9 - August 11 LAUSD June 16 - August 22 LVUSD Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm $170/week FInancial Assistance available! We accept CCRC and Gain

for kids entering 5th- 8th grades

Registration starts April 1st June 9 - August 11 LAUSD Monday - Friday, 7am-6pm $195/week Financial Assistance available! We accept CCRC and Gain

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JOIN As a MEMBER AT OUR Y BY APRIL 30, 2014 and receive a $25 program voucher to apply to any summer program

resident CAMP CAMP WHITTLE July 26 - August 2

Discovery Unit

for kids entering 3rd - 5th grades Campers in this unit discover how awesome camp is through activities such as archery, group games, swimming in the pool and lake, nightly campfires and so much more.

Adventure Unit

for kids entering 6th - 8th grades Adventurers get the chance to have a great camp experience through more ageappropriate activities such as horseback riding, a ropes challenge course in the trees, as well as normal camp activities.

Leadership Unit/Waterfront Unit

for kids entering 9th - 10th grades Strengthen your leadership skills! In this unit, older campers are trained how to be better leaders. Leadership campers will spend half of the day team-building and enjoying camp activities with their peers. This includes spending time with seasoned camp staff to learn the tricks of the trade! We will also spend two half-days at the lake learning to water ski!

Outdoor High Adventure Unit

for kids entering 8th - 9th grades Campers in the Outdoor Unit will be able to participate in camp activities for half of the day and the spend the rest of each day hiking, climbing and learning outdoor skills. All campers and staff will spend the week in tents and one night outdoors under the stars.

Sports Unit/Waterfront Unit

for kids entering 8th - 9th grades Campers in this unit will spend half of each day doing awesome camp activities and the remainder will be spent playing team sports. Campers will also spend two halfdays at the lake learning to water ski!

Please email or call us! Casey West Banks Regional Program Director for Youth, Teen & Family Programs 818 763 5126 ext. 2122

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen


Youth Classes & Clubs Encourage your kids to explore new concepts, ideas and activities to harness their innate talents and share them with others.

YOUTH Classes

Youth Fitness CLASSES

Can Do Kids: Ages 2 – 4 yrs

Gymnastics: Ages 5 – 15 yrs

Inspire your child’s imagination and selfexpression with a world of hands-on art activities, in an encouraging, dynamic, and creative atmosphere.

A sport that develops both physical and mental dexterity. When your child participates in gymnastics at the YMCA their overall development is enhanced.

Cheer: Ages 6 - 12 yrs

Lil’ Chefs: Ages 6 – 9 yrs

Introduces kids to cheer basics, including routine choreography, basic tumbling and jumps.

Let your kids show their creativity by using a variety of snacks and foods to make “wacky” and healthy creations.

Chess: Ages 7 – 12 yrs

Lil’ Van Goghs: Ages 6 – 12 yrs

Learn the chess pieces and rules of the game. Children will learn basic strategy and will practice their skills with fellow classmates each week. Class also teaches strategy, patience, and sportsmanship.

Kids will express their creativity through painting that will make mom and dad proud! Your child will learn the relationship between colors and different painting techniques.

Private Guitar Lessons: Ages 7 – 12 yrs

Young Picassos: Ages 10 - 13 yrs

Learn how to read and play music in a fun and supportive one-on-one environment. Must bring your own guitar.

Kids ages 10-13 learn and apply various artistic techniques getting a chance to flex their artistic muscles as they paint, draw, and sketch.

Apprentice Warriors: Ages 6 – 12 yrs Novice Warriors II: Ages 6 – 12 yrs Elite Warriors III: Ages 7 - 17 yrs The Warrior series teaches basic to advanced martial arts concepts. Stances, kicks, and punches are introduced to the students. Students will practice many different exercises to enhance their growth in character, skill, and confidence. Students will advance on to higher levels as they practice and perfect their skill set.

Karate: Ages 7 – 17 yrs A great way for kids to learn respect, honesty, fairness, and trustworthiness in a fun environment.

Karate Advanced: All Ages *Specialty class for advanced students who are serious about improving their martial arts skill set.

Shotokan Karate: Ages 5 – 17yrs Shotokan training is usually divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms or patterns of moves), and kumite (sparring). Techniques are characterized by deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen the legs. This style of martial arts helps students develop heightened attention span and focus.

Shotokan Karate (Advanced): All Ages *Specialty class for advanced students who are serious about improving their martial arts skill set.

Sports ‘n’ More: Ages 8 – 12 yrs Kids will get fit and have a ball while playing a variety of sports and games.

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Please email or call us! YOUTH & GOVERNMENT: YOUTH CLASSES:

Detra Hicks Regional Group Well-being Director 818 774 2840 ext. 3345

Casey West Banks Regional Program Director for Youth, Teen & Family Programs 818 763 5126 ext. 2122

DANCE & TUMBLING Build coordination, strength and self esteem through our dance and tumbling program. All of our classes are taught in a fun and nurturing environment and are designed to meet the developmental and emotional needs of our youth members. Little or no experience is necessary for attendance in our classes. No fee for members, but registration is required at the front desk.

Ballet I: Ages 6 – 9 yrs Your child will learn balance and grace through the five positions of ballet, beautiful barre exercise and basic floor work. With fun being the main focus, students will learn lovely routines and combinations.

Ballet II: Ages 8 – 14 yrs Students work at the barre, learning exercises, and French terms. There is emphasis on technique and stretching, with further practice on turns, leaps and steps in the center floor. Ballet slippers required.

Dance Movement: Ages 5 – 9 yrs Try the technique of jazz dance through turns, leaps, rolls, jumps and runs. The class includes a warm-up with stretching, isolations and strengthening exercises. Theater movement games are also played to keep the students moving, stimulated and focused.

Gymnastics: I, II, and III based off of skill set, not age. A sport where kids will increase strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

Gymnastics (Advanced): All ages *For the advanced student to learn drills and routines to compete.

Tap Dance: Ages 3 – 5 yrs A form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument.

Tap Dance II: Ages 6 – 9 yrs A form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Same class style but more structured for the older student.

Tumbling Tots: Ages 2 – 4 yrs Tumbling for tots to roll around and have fun.

Twinkle Toes Ballet: Ages 3 – 5 yrs Students begin working at the bar, learning exercises, and French terms. There is emphasis on technique and stretching, with further practice on turns, leaps and steps in the center floor.

Zumba Kids: Ages 6-12 yrs Students dance to choreographed routines and the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. The class increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism and improves coordination.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR TEENS Youth & Government Want your teen to learn important skills such as public speaking, organization, problem solving and time management? Model Legislature & Court is a statewide youth education program involving more than 2,500 high school students from across California, with almost 1,000 from right here in the Los Angeles area. Join us for our Welcome Back BBQ DATE: August 10th, 2-4pm West Valley Family YMCA

EVERYONE’S A WINNER Youth Sports Age-appropriate with the emphasis on fun, Y Youth Sports help young people develop trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship – strong values that will help them throughout life. Sports also build physical strength, balance, agility and improve academic achievement.

YOUTH basketball Ages 3 – 17 yrs

Learn basketball skills in an atmosphere that emphasizes fun, fair play and teamwork. Everyone plays and everyone learns. Uniforms are required. Come have fun! Spring 2014 (April - June) REGISTRATION: March 1 - April 7

Arena Soccer Ages 3 – 15 yrs

Develop soccer skills that improve speed, power and endurance while playing on our synthetic grass turf field. We provide an atmosphere that emphasizes fun, fair play and teamwork. Everyone plays and everyone learns. Spring 2014 (April - June) REGISTRATION: March 1 - April 11

volleyball Ages 8 – 17 yrs

Learn volleyball skills in an atmosphere that emphasizes fun, fair play and teamwork. Everyone plays and everyone learns. Spring 2014 (April - June) REGISTRATION: March 1 - April 7

Please email or call us! Aldo Rocha Director of Sports & Recreation 818 774 2840 ext 3319

ADULT SPORTS Skill-appropriate and fun, YMCA Sports help adults stay active and healthy.

Men’s Soccer (ages 18+) Join us on our in our very own turf soccer arena for some competitive soccer. Teams and individuals are welcome. Games played Tuesday or Thursday nights.

Co-ed Soccer (ages 18+) Looking for high quality soccer competition? Come join the Co-ed soccer league. Teams and individuals are welcome. Games played Monday or Wednesday nights.

PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US! Aldo Rocha Director of Sports & Recreation 818-774-2840 ext 3319


The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, 500,000 volunteers and thousands of donors, leaders and partners across the country are empowering millions of people in the U.S. and around the world to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

HEALTHY LIVING In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

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Splish! Splash! Join us at the pool for the best workout with friends. Family and Open Swim The perfect time for you and your family to relax and play in the pool is offered every day. Children 8 years and up may swim alone as long as a parent is in the building.

Lap Swimming Even a few laps can have a positive impact on your well-being.

WATER Fitness programs Adult Swim Lessons This is a beginner level class for adults who are just learning the basics of swimming. The goal of this class is to establish self-confidence and the ability to swim across the pool unaided. Arthritis Class A class designed to improve range of motion in the muscles and joints and improve balance, as outlined by the Arthritis Foundation. All classes are four-week sessions. (Equipment used for support only.) Water Aerobics A moderate-intensity class designed to produce cardiovascular and strength improvements. Water Aerobics Advanced A high intensity class that really challenges cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength.

Please email or call us! Gabriel Gonzalez Aquatics Director 818 774 2840 ext 3327

Water Exercise A low-intensity aerobic class that uses a mix of rebounding and nonrebounding moves. This format bridges the intensity gap between arthritis and other water classes and focuses on range of motion and balance with some aerobic work. (Equipment might be used for mild resistance.) For class days & times, please pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center or visit

HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being


Time passes, but family time is the glue to bind you; so get to know yourself and each other with classes and programs for every age.

PARENT & CHILD Classes Little Hands Arts & Crafts Ages 2 – 5 years For the youngest age group in our art classes, the focus is on fun, creativity and spontaneity. Encouragement provides an emotionally rewarding and nurturing experience. Little Movers Ages 18 months – 4 years Mom’s and tots work together to get fit through a series of fun and creative exercises and games. Mommy & Me Sing and Sign Ages 5 months – 36 months Babies will learn to use their signs to express their needs. Songs are incorporated to make the signals memorable and fun for both parent and child.

USED BOOK SALE Every 3rd week of the month, 10am - 5pm Come to the West Valley Family YMCA used book sale sponsored by the Y’s Men’s Service Club. Our volunteers will be glad to see you. All proceeds benefit the Y. We have an amazing collection of non-fiction books, including pet care, cook books, spiritual and psychological books, medical, history and biographies, hobbies, etc. Our children’s collection is wonderful, too. We have CDs and videos, too. Paperbacks: 50 cents, Hardbacks: $2.00.

Move & Groove Ages 2 – 4 years Through imaginative play, children will stretch, get aerobic exercise, learn body awareness and develop coordination and rhythm with their parent. Preschool Enrichment Ages 24 months - 5 years Preschool Enrichment classes allow children to learn about the alphabet, colors, numbers, shapes, movement, dance, music and more.

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Y-Guides & Princesses, Papoose AND Trailblazers Program Adventure Guides


for grades K– 3rd, with fathers

for grades 4 – 8, with fathers

This program’s slogan, Pals Forever, couldn’t be truer. By setting aside a special time for dads and their children, a bond is formed that will endure for years to come.

Have a great time with your child floating leisurely down the beautiful Colorado River in your own canoe! Or how about a fun campout on the beach at Catalina Island? These and other exciting outings including fishing, baseball games, and a weekend in Big Bear are on the Trailblazer calendar.

Participants are formed into tribes with other fathers and sons, or fathers and daughters. These small groups (10 dads and 10 children) meet once or twice a month in the evenings and take part in a monthly weekend activity. In the small tribal group setting, children and their fathers share responsibility for planning and participation in various group activities, including crafts, songs, games and weekend events. The various tribes form a larger group, The Nation, consisting of 18-22 tribes. Nation events, scheduled August through June, include weekends at Camp Fox (Catalina Island), Winter weekend at Camp Whittle (near Big Bear) and a Spring Family Campout. One-day events consist of Ice Skating, Mystery Event, Cosmic Bowling and the Nation Picnic. Little Guides

for ages 3 – 5 years with parent This parent-child experience builds and strengthens the bonds of love, understanding and respect between you and your child. During monthly tribal meetings, children and parents will participate in storytime, crafts and educational topics. The Nation sponsors monthly events and outings.

Please email or call us! Casey West Banks Regional Program Director for Youth, Teen & Family Programs 818 763 5126 ext. 2122

HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being


Healthy Lifestyles Program In order to accomplish our goals, we need a body that can take us there. Get a custom-designed program made just for you, with the guidance and support from our Healthy Lifestyle coaches.

designed for you Personal Training This program provides a variety of training services designed to meet the needs of the individual. Our nationally certified trainers can help you create a customized program based on your ability and goals. We offer individual and group packages. Buy 8 one-hour sessions and get the 9th free. (Spring and Summer only) 1-Hour Session Rates: 1 session $50.00 4 sessions $160.00 ($40.00 per session) 8 sessions $ 280.00 ($35.00 per session) 12 sessions $360.00 ($30.00 per session) Half-Hour Session Rates: 1 session $27.00 4 sessions $100.00 ($25.00 per session) 8 sessions $192.00 ($24.00 per session)

Please email or call us! Diane Sarnataro, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator 818 774 2840 ext 3307

Fitlinxx: The Fitlinxx computer individual exercise log system is the simplest and smartest way to get fit and stay in shape. It will remember your range of motion, seat setting and the amount of weight you lift for each strength machine! If working out and getting healthy isn’t incentive enough, the Fitlinxx program also keeps track of all your strength and cardiovascular workouts in which you earn points. Depending on how many points you earn, you can receive T-shirts, personalized duffle bags and free ½ personal training session for all of your hard work. The best part is it’s included in your membership. Get signed up today and start your path to a healthy, happier you! Make an appointment at the Welcome Center. Coach Approach Designed for individuals that have not worked out in the past 6 months and need help staying on track. This program requires you to meet with a Healthy Lifestyles Coach once a month for 6 months. (included in your membership)

90-Day Challenge This challenge will give you the knowledge, support and power to transform your body in 90 days; we will provide you with the tools to be successful. Includes monthly fitness goal chart, scheduled weigh-in dates, monthly activities, Culinary workshops, 5K, Mini Triathlon and nutrition log book. Cost $30.00 Dates: May 11 - August 12

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ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS Adult Drawing Class Instructor led sketching class. Adult Watercolor Class Instructor led art class using watercolor paint. Arthritis Chair Class Movement and mobility class for your joints. Bridge Members share fellowship through the good, old-fashioned games of bridge.

Cardio Back On Track An introduction to a wide variety of Group Exercise classes. Bokwa South African dance mixed with hi/lo aerobics and sign language. Cardio Fitness This class incorporates a variety of cardio exercises to get your heart pumping and your body moving. May include strength training exercises. Step A choreographed routine of stepping up and down on an elevated platform. Step and Sculpt A class including a combination of choreographed step intervals and sculpting intervals.

Dance Ballet Learn beginner to intermediate steps and choreography in this highly technical and disciplined dance form Ballroom Dance Learn the basic steps to all styles of traditional ballroom dance. Couples and singles are welcome

Line Dance Learn a variety of line dances from Western to Latin,

SPECIALTY Indoor Cycling This class uses exercise bicycles -- focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, higher intensity (race day) and recovery -- to motivating music. Pilates A mat work class which emphasizes abdominal strength and core stability while balancing the rest of the body. Zumba A fusion of Latin and international music with routines that mix body sculpting movements with fun dance steps. Zumba Gold Zumba Gold utilizes Latin rhythms in dance exercise at a much lower intensity. All ages welcome.

Strength/Sculpt Abs/Core A 15/20-minute class focusing on strengthening the abdominal muscles; may include lower back and oblique work.

S.H.R.E.D. High Intensity-Resistance-EnduranceDrive! Take your workout to the next level with this high intensity, highly repetitious, endurance-challenging calisthenics class. Strength Training Add muscle strength and definition. May include the use of weights, tubes resistance bands, stability balls, etc. Strength Training Basics Learn the basics to increase muscle strength and definition. May include the use of weights, tubes resistance bands, stability balls, etc.

Yoga Hatha Yoga Enhance strength, posture, flexibility and balance, and leave with an overall sense of well-being. Restorative Yoga A deeply relaxing and revitalizing practice that encourages rest and resets the body, mind, and spirit. Stretch Move your whole body through a complete series of stretches designed to increase flexibility.

Bootcamp A combination of cardio, strength, and agility drills to challenge all fitness levels. Class may be held indoors or outdoors.

Tai Chi A slow, controlled series of movements increasing stability and balance for a relaxing workout.

Core Conditioning Class focusing on strengthening the abdominal muscles, lower back and obliques.

For class days & times, please pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center or visit

R.I.P.P.E.D. Attain and maintain your physique by utilizing the RIPPED formula featuring: Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, and Endurance.

Please email or call us! Detra Hicks Regional Group Well-being Director 818 774 2840 ext. 3345

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WEST VALLEY FAMILY YMCA - Spring and Summer Guide 2014  
WEST VALLEY FAMILY YMCA - Spring and Summer Guide 2014