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DODGE YMCA 225 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136




Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the YMCA, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Improving our community’s health and well-being In neighborhoods across the five boroughs, the YMCA is a leading voice on health and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, nearly 400,000 youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

The YMCA has been listening and responding to New York City’s 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.

We’re Here for Good. It’s been the signature phrase of New York City’s YMCA since early 2008, and it describes the Y’s commitment to building the foundations of-and strengthening-our communities, through nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

We’re here for you and your family. We’re here for the community. We’re here for good.


GET ENGAGED We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day, making sure that you, your family and our community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your participation will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too. Here are some of the ways you can get involved. MEMBERSHIP Dodge members receive full access to the Dodge Y facility in addition to priority registration and discounts on fee-based programs, and six guest passes each year to share with friends. The option for a city-wide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in New York City, each of which offers quality facilities and programs.

CHILD WATCH Do you need someone to look after your child (ages 6 months to 7 years) while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. This service is available free of charge to those with a family membership. Please register at the Membership Desk located in our lobby.

RATES Membership Types

Dodge YMCA

Joiner’s Fee City-Wide

Youth (up to 11)*




Teen (12 - 17)








Adult (18 - 64)




Older Adult (65 +)




Family I***







Family II (2 adults & kids)****

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility **18 years of age or older, full time, must bring copy of semester schedule to verify 12+ credits, must bring copy of valid student ID when renewing. Valid for schools in New York state ONLY. ***1 adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. As a program volunteer, board member or Annual Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole. For more information, contact Roseann Julien at 212.912.2413 or

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Visit for open positions in our staff family at the YMCA or at one of more than 100 sites throughout the five boroughs and at our New York YMCA Camp upstate.


You may know the Y for our pools, classes, gyms, basketball courts or summer camps, but in New York City the Y is so much more. We also offer transformative programs in teen leadership, afterschool learning, work readiness, cultural assimilation and international exchange for young New Yorkers. All of it free or at low cost for those who need it most. That’s where you come in. Help us make the city stronger as we reach people of all ages and all backgrounds in every borough. When you volunteer or give, you’re building a stronger New York City.

With your help we can do so much more.

The Y. So Much More

Please give today.


DODGE Y INFORMATION HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday: 5:30 am -11:00 pm Saturday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm


Daily 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm *reservations required




4th of July Fri., July 4 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Members: Community:

Sunday, June 15 Sunday, June 22

Session Dates June 30, 2014 - August 24, 2014


Register online at and select “register for classes” or in person at our Membership Desk. Please contact us if you have any questions or problems with your registration.

FALL I REGISTRATION DATES Members: Sunday, August 17 Community: Sunday, August 24 Session Dates September 2, 2014 - October 26, 2014 FALL II REGISTRATION DATES Members: Sunday, October 12 Community: Sunday, October 19 Session Dates October 27, 2014 - December 21, 2014

Labor Day Mon., September 1

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thanksgiving Thurs., November 27 7:00 am - 3:00 pm Christmas Eve Wed., December 24 7:00 am - 3:00 pm Christmas Day Thurs., December 25


New Years Eve Wed., December 31 7:00 am - 3:00 pm New Years Day Thurs., January 1

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Please contact specific departments to determine if programs will run on the dates listed above.

Phone: 718.625.3136 | Email: | | @DodgeYMCA

WELLNESS.............................................................8-9 FAMILY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD..............................10 YOUTH & TEEN ...................................................12-16 YOUTH AQUATICS...............................................18-19 TEEN AND ADULT AQUATICS............................20-21 POOL SAFETY INFORMATION .................................22 BIRTHDAY PARTY INFORMATION...........................23 MEMBERSHIP AND PROGRAM INFORMATION...24-25 STAFF INFORMATION ............................................26 LOCATIONS.............................................................29 DODGE YMCA SUMMER/FALL GUIDE 2014 | 5

EXERCISING COURTESY While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the Y Code of Conduct and exhibit the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility while you’re here.

1. Get oriented. Not sure how to use the equipment or what you should be doing? Orientations are free for all members! 2. Just ask. We’re here to help! 3. If there’s a problem with any of the equipment or the facility, please let a staff person know. If there’s an incident or accident, contact a uniformed staff person immediately.

5. Help us keep the Y clean. Wipe off equipment after each use. Return all equipment when finished with it. Take your personal items with you. Remove the plates from lifting bars when you’re done. Don’t bring food, open containers or coffee cups into the center.

6. Give others a turn. The equipment is here for everyone to use. Please respect the 30-minute time limit on cardio equipment if others are 4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. waiting, and follow any posted sign-up (Open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes procedures. are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free 7. Storing your stuff. Daily lockers are reserved for weights. Warm up before and cool down after your personal items while you are in the Y. Items exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and may be left overnight only in rented lockers. Please drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or speak with a Member Service Representative for lightheadedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, more information on monthly locker rentals. pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the exercise and ask staff for help. 8. Youth are welcome after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form (ages 12-17). 9. Get personal. Personal trainers are available. Ask a staff person for more information. 10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration for others, please refrain from cell phone use while in the fitness facilities.



FITNESS OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU REACH YOURS The 12 week Y Personal Fitness program is FREE with your membership! To schedule an appointment or receive further information, contact the Membership Desk.


The six principles of Pilates are: concentration, control, center, flow, precision, and breathing. The main focus is to keep your spine young, well aligned, and supple, maintaining its health.

Pilates also increases overall flexibility, balance, and coordination for people of all fitness levels and with diverse health histories. Clients notice substantial improvement after only a few sessions in their flexibility and coordination levels. The work in Pilates aims to create a longer and leaner physique, and when done in a circuit that combines both the apparatus and mat, it will give you the fastest results.



5 sessions


10 sessions




How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM. Fitness Orientation

Personal Training

New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Just complete the form at the Membership Desk, and you will be contacted by a fitness representative.

Looking for a new challenge or need some additional motivation? A certified Dodge YMCA Personal Trainer can be just what you need. Our trainers will evaluate your health history and lifestyle to design a program that will specifically meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. All personal training sessions are one (1) hour in length.

Teen Fitness Orientation To start your Teen’s fitness experience off on the right foot we require a Teen Fitness Orientation. This orientation is catered to Teens and will teach them how to properly use equipment and workout in a safe manner! We encourage the family to work out together but when unaccompanied by an adult the fitness center is available to ages 12-17 years old until 8:00 pm. Just complete the form at the Membership Desk, and you will be contacted by a fitness representative.

Family Fitness At the Y we encourage the whole family to engage in a healthy lifestyle. Your family can be involved from the very beginning, starting with prenatal, parent child and family yoga. Families with children 12 years of age and older are encouraged to work out together on the fitness floor and also participate in any of our wide arrangement of fitness class offerings individually or with their guardian. Coming soon the Y will offer specific fitness classes geared toward getting youth excited about staying active! Please contact Beth Kolacki, Director of Healthy Lifestyles at 212.912.2420 for more information. 8 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER/FALL GUIDE 2014

Personal Training Pricing & Information # of Sessions















MasterTrainer Pricing & Information # of Sessions















Personal Training Session Cancellations & Polices A client may cancel directly with the trainer without penalty by giving 24 hours notice. If notice is not given within a 24 hour period, the client will be charged for the session. All sessions are valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Only YMCA training staff are permitted to conduct personal training sessions within the facility. Sessions are non-transferable and non-refundable, and must be used at the Dodge YMCA.


Interval Training - A challenging class of high

Zumba® - Zumba is a fusion of Latin and

BODYPUMP™ - the original LES MILLS™ barbell

speed, high intensity work alternating with

International music, utilizing dance themes that

class will sculpt, tone and strengthen your

recovery periods of low intensity.

create a dynamic, exciting, effective

entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges

Spinning - A great cardio workout of

fitness program. The routines feature aerobic

all your major muscle groups by using the best

simulated road bike riding to energizing music,

weight room exercises like squats, presses,

appropriate for all fitness levels.

slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Step Aerobics - A great cardio workout for


lifts and curls. Great music, awesome certified ‘BODYPUMP’ instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for—and fast!! Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYPUMP™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography. CXWORX™ - 30 minute workouts designed to really hone in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength


all fitness levels. Using an aerobic step with or without risers, class members step up and down

interval training with a combination of fast and

Core Training - Focuses on abdominal, back and core muscle training and stabilization to improve

to the music giving a complete upper and lower

the body’s overall functional strength.

body workout.

Pilates - Focus on the core postural muscles


that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. This

Boot Camp - An efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body,

class benefits everyone at every fitness level.

utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping

*Tai Chi – An ancient form of mind body exercise

jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises.

that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and

and assisting in injury prevention. Like all the

Fitness Trampoline – Jumping only a few

LES MILLS™ programs, a new CXWORX™ class is

inches off the surface of a trampoline, this class

released every three months with new music and

gives you a challenging workout without the


jarring impact often associated with other types

*Zumba Gold - A fun, easy-to-follow dance

of aerobic exercise.

ence for developing other areas of fitness. Use

Kettlebells - This is a total body workout

increase muscle strength and extend the range

that blends effective techniques for improving

of movement at the joints. This may help prevent

muscular endurance, total body movements and

injury and improve performance of health and

cardiovascular conditioning. Each movement and

sports related activities.

fitness program for active older adults. Groove to the beats like Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Belly Dance, Cumbia, and others to create a motivating, inspiring workout!


progression is taught with an

body-weight strength training and flexibility

essential body alignment.

designed for beginners and the older

Total Body Conditioning – A full body

population. The focus of this class is range of

workout designed to strengthen and tone the

motion and functional movements without the

upper and lower body using hand held weights.

Family Yoga - Parents and children discover mind and body through animated creative

your favorite show tunes!


*Chair Exercise - This total body workout

using 5 qualities of movement: flowing,

incorporates cardio training, muscular strength

staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. No dance

and endurance plus flexibility either seated or

experience necessary.

*Aqua Aerobics - Combines aerobics, strength and endurance training while minimizing joint stress. Because of the cushioning effect of water, older adults may find water to be the most desirable environment for exercise. *Masterfitness Complete® - Get everything you need in this class! Combines low impact aerobics, conditioning and stretching in a comfortable environment.

CARDIO Cardio Kickboxing - This high energy class combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety

that is often neglected or left out in prefer-


emphasis on safety, while highlighting


Stretching - An essential component of fitness

a variety of stretching methods to gradually

*Senior Fitness - Cardiovascular conditioning,

use of weights. Have fun doing floor work to

self defense.

explorations of yoga. Develop flexibility, strength, focus, imagination and sense of well-being with playful stretching, visualization, breathing and relaxation.

*5Rhythms – A freeform dance practice ®

Gentle Yoga - Learn the art of breathing. Incorporates breathing exercises, yoga postures and relaxation. Hatha Yoga - Breathing techniques and

Belly Dancing – Dance movements that focus

postures are combined in a way that is designed

on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular iso-

to increase skills and comfort with yoga practice.

lations. Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations.

*M.E.L.T Method® - A self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living.

Ballet Bar – Ballet based fitness class that elongates and sculpts your body through the combination of ballet based movements and the Pilates work of flexibility, core strength and

Vinyasa Yoga - Flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together by an emphasis on breathing technique.

toning. Hip Hop Aerobics – Utilizing the latest hip-hop moves, this class will get you into a firm and buff body through its urban dance theme.

of drills, exercises, and self-defense techniques.



The Dodge YMCA creates meaningful experiences for every member of your family. Enjoy lower rates on all youth programs and activities and access to free special events with a family membership. Family fun for everyone! PLEASE SEE THE YOUTH AND FAMILY SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES AND LOCATIONS. All classes run on an eight (8) week session.

PARENT/CHILD CLASSES Parent/Child Class Fees # of classes/week 1 Members $125 Community $185

Rumble and Tumble TURBO

2* $240 $360

*The discount only applies to the same class taken twice a week. Two different classes cannot be combined for the discount.

Baby and Me Yoga (Birth to Crawling) Toddler and Me Yoga (18 Months - 2 Years)

For moms and babies. Helps moms recover abdominal strength and get back into shape while interacting with your baby. Please bring a blanky and your child’s favorite toys. Classes free for members.

Rumble and Tumble 18 Months - 3 Years This class develops motor skills and movement awareness through stretching, tumbling, wiggling through our obstacle course, ball play and songs in a structured but exciting gym environment. Requires active parental or caregiver support.

Rumble and Tumble Jr. 6 - 17 Months A simpler version of its older sibling, this class offers younger children a safe space to walk, tumble, climb, jump, explore movement and song. Requires active parental or caregiver support.


3 - 5 Years Our most popular class, Rumble & Tumble, is now supercharged! For those little ones that have boundless energy, Rumble & Tumble Turbo offers more opportunities to run, tumble, and play, while integrating the traditional Rumble & Tumble elements of stretching, song, ball play, and obstacle course.

Toddler Time 6 Months - 4 Years This is an open play time where you and your child can enjoy the Rumble & Tumble obstacle course, play with others and build strong bodies. Free for members; $5.00 per child for community members.

World of Wonders 16 Months - 4 Years Engages children in stories and books as well as activities that develop creativity, explore identities and solidify learning concepts. Children participate in guided projects and explore different art mediums.

Kindersports Jr.

18 Months - 4 Years An opportunity for your child to explore the world of sports and early fitness through fun exercises and games, song, stretching. Our young athletes develop hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, and gross motor skills like running and jumping through a series of activities Classes require active parental or caregiver support.

KidSpace 6 Months - 7 Years Kidspace is available for you and your family to use between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the Child Watch room. Enjoy this safe and child friendly environment! Free for members.

Youth Karate

5 - 7 Years Participants will develop balance, coordination, self confidence and discipline through this martial art form. Classes focus on the development of the youth’s positive attitude, behavior and character through building self-esteem and self-discipline while instilling respect for themselves and others.

Little Picassos

18 Months - 5 Years Little Picassos will offer a little something for everyone. Preschoolers will have a great time mixing paints and using crayons and markers, while learning basic drawing skills. An assortment of projects will be made using a variety of fun and creative techniques. Expression and creativity is encouraged!

Ballet 3 - 6 Years This course is an introduction to classical ballet, a form of dance that combines exercises that focus on muscular strength, agility, concentration. The general benefits of ballet for boys and girls of all ages include, but are not limited to, improved posture, flexibility, balance, motor skills, rhythm, and cardiovascular health and the use of muscles of the entire body. Ballet is also a foundation for other types of dance such as hip hop, jazz, ballroom or modern dance.

Mommy & Me Cooking 18 Months - 5 Years Proper nutrition is essential for the healthy growth and development of all people, especially our youth. While most eating habits begin at home, The Y is here to teach healthy eating habits through its healthy cooking programs. In this delicious class, future chefs will learn the correct way to peel, chop, mash, and more. They will then get to taste the results of their efforts. Finally, they will create a cookbook so they can share their creations with their families at home. YUM!

Music & Movement 12 Months - 3 Years A great way to teach self-expression through dance. This class supports your child’s growing awareness of his/her body’s capacity to move in dynamic ways. Structured activities and exercises provide the foundation for developing a movement vocabulary and non-verbal expression of feeling and thought. Creative movement builds self-esteem and is a wonderful first adventure into locomotion.

FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Events The Y is the place for families. From hosting a birthday party to taking a class with your little one, the Y offers programs to help families grow closer. The Dodge Y family events are a great way for families to learn, play and grow together. Activities include: arts & crafts, recreation, open gym, movie nights, parent night out and so much more. Please contact the Youth and Family Department at or 212.912.2414 for more information.



The Dodge YMCA provides after school, day and weekend programming for youths up to 18 years. We offer a host of programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body through intellectual, social and recreational activities. PLEASE SEE THE YOUTH AND FAMILY SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES AND LOCATIONS. All classes run on an eight (8) week session. For more information, please contact the Dodge YMCA or email us at

YOUTH CLASSES Youth Class Fees # of classes/week 1 Members $125 Community $185


2* $240 $360

*The discount only applies to the same class taken twice a week. Two different classes cannot be combined for the discount.

Soccer Spikes 3 - 6 Years An energetic program that emphasizes teamwork and positivity through exercises designed to familiarize young players to the game of soccer with age appropriate teaching tools and drills.

Basketball Foundations 3 - 12 Years Kids will learn the game of basketball through age-appropriate drills, exercises, and controlled games while developing teamwork and sportsmanship.

Tennis Foundations 3 - 10 Years Kids learn or review basic skills such as forehand, backhand, volleys, serves, as well as court awareness, etiquette and rules. All skills and techniques are taught in the form of games and physical activities. 12 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER/FALL GUIDE 2014

6 - 10 Years Zumbatomic速 classes are high-energy fitness parties that offer real results. Packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia, Zumbatomic classes increase focus and selfconfidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination.

Multi Sport 7 - 10 Years This class offers basic fundamentals of a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball and flag football. Perfect for children to develop overall teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as coordination in basic sport skills.

Ballet 7 - 10 Years Kids at this age group are introduced to a more formal structured ballet class. Curriculum is carefully designed to their age and cognitive abilities. This age group will focus on foundational exercises, floor ballet stretches, intro to turns and jumps.

Shotokan Karate 8 - 12 Years Learn fundamentals including blocks, stances, rules and regulations for class. Beginner and intermediate students will learn forms 1 to 3 in the Shotokan system as well as punching and kicking techniques for self-defense.


Off Site Afterschool Programs

3 - 8 Years Introduce your child to the world of sports and early fitness. Skills are broken down and modified into fun games for our young athletes. Children work on hand-eye and foot-eye coordination and directional skills, and build comptenence in basic sports skills.

5 -11 Years Y Afterschool is geared towards enriching kids’ academic development, engaging them in healthy physical activity and fostering positive social interactions. Each program offers high-quality instruction and supervision by trained and qualified staff. Y Afterschool takes place every full school day from school dismissal through 6:00pm.

Tiny Acrobats 4 - 6 Years Develop physical strength, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness through a variety of gymnastic moves. Children learn safe practices, balance control, and how to maximize muscle coordination while developing timing and precision.

In addition, Y Afterschool offers Holiday Camp programming from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on 13 school holidays. Best of all, Y Afterschool is FREE. For additional information, please contact a Site Director: School

XerGames 6 Years and up Want to spend some quality time with the kids? Come to our XerGames for free games and activities, including our sport wall and dance games. The whole family can play together! Free for members.

Site Director


PS 8

Shakima Figuera-Collins


PS 11

Manny Campos


PS 38

Keith Donath


PS 307

Cheavanese Diedrick


Youth & Family Department


PRIVATE SPORT LESSONS ONE-ON-ONE 3 - 12 Years Participants are coached according to their age and skill level. Classes are one hour in length. Sports offered: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis and T-Ball. Please note that lessons are subject to instructor availability. For more information please contact Frankie Barretta, Youth & Family Director at 212.912.2414 or via email at

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All-Star Basketball Clinic 12 - 17 Years This 8 week fee based session will be geared towards strengthening the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, defensive footwork, offensive footwork, as well as knowledge of what coaches look for when deciding who will be leading their team. The curriculum will be as follows; Week one and two will consist of offensive footwork, dribbling, and change of speed. Weeks three , four, and five will consist of working on all the types of shots taken in basketball; jump shot, set shot, bank shot, layups, foul shots, etc. Weeks six and seven will consist of defensive movement and fast breaks. Week eight will be a play day where the coaches will challenge the players in various games. Please see Youth & Family schedule for details and pricing. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Michael Jordan DODGE YMCA SUMMER/FALL GUIDE 2014 | 13

OUR COMMUNITY At the YMCA , creating a safe and welcoming environment is a team effort. We ask everyone—staff, members and guests—to follow our Code of Conduct, which is based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

1. Speaking in respectful tones; refraining from the use of vulgar or derogatory language; and dressing appropriately.

6. Participating in programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body; never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics, or 2. Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest the unsanctioned use of alcohol on YMCA and caring manner; never resorting to premises. physical contact or threatening gestures. 7. Adherence to the YMCA Code of Conduct 3. Respecting others by refraining from and regulations is essential. intimate behavior in public; abstaining from contact of a sexual nature. 4. Respecting the property of others; never engaging in theft or destruction. 5. Creating a safe, caring environment; never carrying illegal firearms or devices.

Cooperation among staff, members and guests is an important part of making our YMCA welcoming to all. Suspension or termination of membership or employment with the YMCA may result from violating this Code of Conduct.

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.




The Dodge YMCA provides young people with a safe space to socialize, seek support and participate in activities that build self-esteem, prepare them for higher education and to succeed as an adult. Our goal is to empower, inspire and teach young people to be leaders through our various programs and workshops.

All teen programs are FREE and open to the community. Please see a copy of the Teen Program Schedule for times and locations. Interested individuals should stop by the membership desk and pick up an application. Please contact Michelle Ince at 212.912.2417 or for additional information.

LEADERS CLUB Participants will be exploring issues such as Self-Image, Community Service, Violence Prevention, Racism/Sexism/ Ageism, as well as College and Career Prep, this program provides young people with the opportunity to have a voice and feel empowered in the community and in their lives. Leaders Club focuses on skill building, character development, goal setting, service learning and networking. Leaders Club is a fun, safe, and creative place. Participants will also receive opportunities for academic assistance, scholarships, internships, college mentorships and job training. Midyear, the Leaders Club will visit a YMCA camp for a weekend rally with participants from NY and around the Northeast.

TEEN CENTER On Saturday nights during the months of September to June, from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm the Dodge Y opens its facility to teens only. We have structured and recreational swim, open basketball, Dance/hip hop class, ping pong, and teen training sessions. On alternate Saturdays we will have cooking classes and much more. Come join us for an evening of recreation and fun! Please contact Michelle Ince at 212.912.2417 or for additional information.

TEENS TAKE THE CITY Roll up your sleeves and get involved in issues that affect yourselves and your community. Learn about civic involvement by learning about the NYC government, meet NYC officials, develop policy proposals and present them at legislative hearings. Be the voice in your community and work towards making a positive difference.

YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT Explore the public issues, public policy, legislation and state governmental process. Teens get to work as youth jurists, attorneys, legislators and members of the press. Teens are introduced to policy making at the local and state level and travel to the State Capitol, Albany, to visit the Legislative Office Building and the Judicial Building and become completely immersed in the political process.

TEEN EXTREME A physically active fitness and training program where the teens learn more about their body and ways to make healthier choices. The teens meet twice a week and follow the training program that the sports coordinator has constructed for them.

Y-WAIT This program caters to helping teens and their parents navigate the academic and collegiate waters in high school. We assist in extra help, SAT Prep, the college application process, applying for financial aid and more. 16 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER/FALL GUIDE 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS No day is boring at the Y. Whether it’s a zumba-a-thon or a self-defense workshop, there is always something going on at the Dodge Y. We offer programs, trainings and a monthly lecture series to better serve the community. Please contact the Youth and Family Director, Frankie Barretta, at 212.912.2414 or for more information. Some community events offered throughout the year include: • American Red Cross First Aid trainings • American Red Cross CPR/AED trainings • Defensive Driving – Point reduction course • Support groups and discussions • Workshops • Lecture Series SPACE RENTALS Looking for the perfect place to have a party for your child or that special someone? Look no further than the Dodge YMCA space rentals. Room rentals are available depending on facility schedule. For information and pricing, please call 212.912.2414.



YOUTH AQUATICS PROGRAMS YMCA swim instruction is delivered in a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well trained professionals giving personalized attention. All programs are subject to change or be cancelled based on enrollment. No make-up policy. PLEASE SEE THE AQUATICS SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES. All classes run on an eight (8) week session. Parent & Child


6 Months - 3 Years The primary objective is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land, while the parent will become aware of how to teach their child to be safer in the water. This program has four levels, all determined by age.

19 - 36 Months Children start moving more independently through the water under supervision. Both parent and child learn aquatic safety. Instructor prepares child to work with an instructor independently.


Parent & Child Swim Lesson Fees Members $125 Community $190

Shrimp 6 - 8 Months This is a fun and low key introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and infants. Learn basic aquatic safety and have a positive experience with their children that can help them grow closer.

Kipper 9 - 12 Months This level continues to provide positive experiences for parents and infants. Continue to learn water skills and infants enjoy playing with toys and flotation devices. Parents review and learn basic aquatic safety.

Inia 13 - 18 Months Children do more independent exploration of the aquatic environment with help from parents. Provides opportunities for parent-child tiime to socialize with one another.


All classes are 3 - 5 Years This is a child’s first experience in the pool without parental assistance. Children are taught basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They also learn pool and boating saftey, and the use of personal flotation devices. Pre-School Swim Lesson Fees Members $125 Community $190

Pike & Parent Children begin attending class with their parents. Helps both parent and child develop safe pool behavior and adjust to the water. Perfect for children who are willing to enter the water, but are not ready to develop independent movement in the water yet

Pike Children begin attending classes without parents. Helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and develop independent movement in the water.


Flying Fish

Reinforces advanced beginner skills. For children that are comfortable in the water. Learn how to flutter kick, float and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Children can swim across the pool unassisted by the end of this level.

An advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance.

Ray Children review skills, improve stroke skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and how to tread water. Children can swim unassisted on their front and back across the pool by the end of this level.

Starfish Review skills , refine crawl and back strokes and floating skills, and begin to learn underwater swimming skills.

Progressive Swim All classes are 6 - 12 Years Progressive Swim Lesson Fees Members $135 Community $200

Shark The students at this level continue to improve their strokes with starts and turns, and are introduced to the inverted breaststroke, the crawl and the overarm sidestroke.

YMCA Porpoise Club Ages 6 -12 Years Creative innovative solutions that empower and enrich all youth members of the swimming community. Continue development of proper stroke mechanics and emphasize more advanced stroke techniques for all four strokes with an introduction to competition. Meets 2x a week. Porpoise Club Swim Lesson Fees Members $225 Community $280

Polliwog Gets children acquainted with the pool and front and back floating. By the end of this level they will know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle.

Guppy Continue to practice and build upon basic skills, with the addition of more skills without the aid of a flotation device. Introduced to leadup strokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breast and back stroke. Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, flutter kick and good arm stroke. Swim back crawl 25 yards with a good flutter kick & arm stroke.

Minnow Initial intermediate skill. Further refine the lead-up strokes as skills become more like those normally used in swimming. Prerequisite: Swim 50 yards front and back crawl; 25 yards of elementary backstroke, side and breast stroke.

Fish At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke and sidestroke with turns. They are also introduced to the butterfly stroke. Prerequisite: Swim 100 yards front and back crawl with well developed strokes; 25 yards of breaststroke and 50 yards of elementary backstroke. Knowledge of diving and open turns.



TEEN AND ADULT AQUATICS PROGRAMS YMCA swim instruction is delivered in a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well trained professionals giving personalized attention. All programs are subject to change or be cancelled based on enrollment. No make-up policy. PLEASE SEE THE AQUATICS SCHEDULE FOR CLASS TIMES. All classes run on an eight (8) week session. Teen Instructional Swim

Adult Instructional Swim

12 - 17 Years

18 + Years

Teen Swim Lesson Fees Members $135 Community $190

Adult Swim Lesson Fees Members $135 Community $200


For adults who don’t feel at ease in the water or who have never participated in swimming lessons. Non-swimmers are taught basic swimming skills and water safety.

Perfect for teens who don’t feel at ease in the water or who have never participated in swimming lessons. Non-swimmers are taught basic swimming skills and water safety.

Intermediate For teens who are becoming comfortable in the water and who would like to work on stroke development and endurance. Learn to improve techniques from limited swimming skills.

YMCA Dolphin Club Ages 12 - 17 Years Creative innovative solutions that empower and enrich all youth members of the swimming community. Continue development of proper stroke mechanics and emphasize more advanced stroke techniques for all four strokes with an introduction to competition. Meets 2x a week. Dolphin Club Swim Lesson Fees Members $225 Community $280



Advanced Beginner Learn basic swimming skills once you feel comfortable in the water.

Intermediate Improve on techniques once you are comfortable in the water; develop strokes and endurance.

Advanced Once you have mastered the three basic strokes of front crawl, back and breast stroke, begin work on distance.

Synchronized Swimming You will learn sculling, ballet leg, pinwheel and a complete routine set to music. Not only tones and strengthens the entire body, but is lots of fun!

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons Ages 3+ Years This is for the individual who needs one on one attention. Certified instructors will assist you with a range of needs from fear of water to advanced stroke techniques. 30 minute private or 45 minute semi private lessons are scheduled at your convenience and according to pool and instructor availability.

Please contact Simone LeGall-Yearwood, Private Swim Coordinator at 212.912.2434 or for more information or to register for lessons. Semi Private Lessons



































Private Lessons



Everyone’s safety is important to us, especially children. We ask that all abide by our pool guidelines. 1. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck

8. Breath holding during any aquatics activity is not allowed as can lead to person blacking out

2. Everyone in the pool must wear a swim cap 3. Children 8 years old and younger must be within arm’s length of a parent/adult guardian when in the pool

9. Inflatable rings, balls, noodles or other large pool toys are not permitted 10. Instructional swim aids (kick boards/ barbells/pull buoys/noodles) are only for class use

4. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 must have a parent/adult guardian in viewing area at all times 11. All questions regarding the Aquatics policies/procedures should be directed to the Aquatics Director 5. All non-swimmers must remain in the shallow area 6.

Any child wearing a flotation device must remain in the shallow area. Backpacks and life jackets are provided as a flotation device to non-swimmers

7. Infants and children who are not fully toilet trained must wear a swim diaper



Let our home be your home and celebrate your child’s next birthday at the Dodge Y! Pool Parties 5 Years and up Enjoy an hour of swimming in our pool with family and friends in your own reserved lane. Pool parties include two hours in the party room. Children unable to swim independently must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian.

Services Provided

The YMCA will arrange to provide the following: • Dance party with Pepe the penguin* • Bounce House* • Cotton Candy* • Popcorn* • Clowns and Magic Show*

Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Pool time is 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Sundays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Pool time is 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Gym Parties

*Requires additional fee

Pricing (up to 20 children)

2 Years and up Enjoy the space and freedom of half of the gymnasium for an hour. Interested in setting up our Rumble and Tumble obstacle course? We can do that for you! You can use the gym for your own activities or have our professional Y staff lead sports activities (basketball, soccer, or tennis). Gym parties include two hours in the party room.

Pool or Gym Party Members $375.00 Community Members $425.00 Room Party Members $275.00 Community Members $325.00

Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Gym time is 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Sundays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Gym time is 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

• • •

Room Parties 2 Years and up Reserve just the party room for your child’s birthday. With three hours of room rental, families can opt to bring in entertainers or have our professional Y staff lead an activity such as face painting, jewelry making, arts and crafts and various party games. Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sundays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Additional Time: $50.00 for every 1/2 hour Only rental of the room can be extended. Additional Children: $5.00 per child

Registration and Payment • • •

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit with your Party Agreement is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is due two weeks prior to date of scheduled party. Birthday parties must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

Contact Information

For additional information or to book a party, please contact Tahir Noel at 212.912.2415 or



The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.


YMCA membership is available to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances. The YMCA welcomes families and persons of all ages, income levels, and physical conditions with an emphasis on responsibility and self-improvement.


Members may put their membership on hold for one to three months during any calendar year. Membership must be in good standing to freeze. A $10 monthly hold fee will be charged and all membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold. A freeze request form must be completed 15 days prior to the draft date. Outstanding balances must be paid prior to cancellation. Members who have paid for the full year will have their membership extended for the time of their absence. Once the hold expires, the monthly rate will automatically renew unless a written cancellation notice is provided at least 15 days prior to the draft date. *Locker rental fees may not be frozen.


Membership in the YMCA is fully guaranteed. Members who are not completely satisfied with their membership are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their membership.


A VALID MEMBERSHIP CARD must be presented and scanned in order to gain access to the Dodge YMCA. If a member does not have their card at the time of entry, valid photo ID MUST be provided for verification. After three occurances, access will not be granted to the facility until a new card is purchased. PROGRAM CARDS will be issued to program members granting them acccess to the Dodge YMCA for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the Dodge YMCA. LOST CARDS can be replaced for a $10 fee. Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen.


Cancellation of membership requires a 15 day written notice prior to the monthly draft date and cannot be done over the phone. Outstanding balances must be paid prior to cancellation. For additional information, please contact Katakyie Ofori, Membership Director at 212.912.2428 or Membership must be in good standing at the time of cancellation.


Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another. Memberships are not transferable between YMCA’s. If you wish to switch your YMCA membership between two branches, you must cancel your membership at your home branch first, and join at the new branch. Joiners fee will be waived within 30 days of cancellation ONLY. 24 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER/FALL GUIDE 2014

PAYMENT OPTIONS & INFORMATION • Membership dues must be up-to-date in order to use facility. • Rates and schedules are subject to change. • Membership may be paid in full by cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards. • Monthly payments are payable by credit card or bank draft only. There is no cash option for monthly payments. • If a check or an automatic bank draft is returned for insufficient funds a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The Dodge Y provides financial assistance for childen, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of Y membership & programs. In order to get started please retrieve a financial assistance application. Complete the form, and attach a copy of your most recent tax return or required financial documents. Return the application and supporting documents to the Dodge Y. Your information will be held in complete confidence and will be seen only by YMCA staff responsible for financial assistance. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance is reviewed every year.


AWAY (Always Welcome at the YMCA) As a YMCA member, you have access to YMCAs across the country and around the world. You must present a valid YMCA ID to be eligible to use AWAY privileges. Call ahead to check on individual branch policies. Dodge members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge.

LOCKER ROOMS & LOCKERS • Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility. Forgot your Lock? We’re here to help in as many ways as possible. As a member privilege, we rent locks free of charge. Please provide a valid photo ID in exchange for the lock. • Our family-friendly locker room is a good alternative for adults who wish to accompany their child that is aged five and over and of the opposite gender.

CELL/CAMERA PHONES Cellular and/or camera phones are not permitted in or around the following areas: • • • • •

Fitness equipment Pool Aerobic Studios Gymnasium Locker Rooms

CAMERA POLICY For the privacy and security of all – especially our kids and teens – we do not allow any photo or video recording without permission from the Executive Director.


• All credits are valid for one year from the date of issue.

All YMCA members are given six complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. A single guest pass can be used to admit up to two adults and five children together, however guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has the authority to sign a waiver. Everyone over the age of 18 MUST have a valid photo ID to be admitted into the building. Daily guest passes may be purchased for the adult fee of $20.00 and for youth under the age of 18 for $5.00. Community members are limited to usage of three guest pass visits per calendar year. Paid visits are unlimited. The Dodge YMCA reserves the right to change/limit the guest pass policy without notice.

• Refunds are made by check 90 days from the date of approval.


• All children aged five and above CANNOT use the opposite gender locker room.

PROGRAM REFUND PROCEDURES • Refunds will be made only if the Dodge YMCA cancels a class. • The Dodge YMCA reserves the right to cancel any program that fails to meet enrollment requirements.

YOUTH AND TEEN POLICY Children 11 and under are welcome to utilize the equipment in our fitness center area, however they must be actively supervised at all times. Parents/Guardians must remain in the facility while children are in class. Teens 12-17 years of age must have a signed parental consent form on file and attend a Youth Fitness Orientation session prior to using the fitness equipment without supervision. Appointments for a Fitness Orientation can be made at the Membership Desk. Teens may utilize the facility from open until 8:00 pm. Teens must be accompanied by an adult after 8:00 pm.


For the safety of our members, guests and staff, strollers are not permitted in the facility past the Membership Desk. Please fold your stroller if you are leaving your stroller in our lobby area.


Animals are not permitted in the facility, unless they are service animals. Bicycles are not permitted in the facility and should be securely locked to bike racks located directly outside the facility.

YMCA Child Watch services are offered as a convenience for family members who want to utilize YMCA programs and services and have a safe and healthy environment to care for their child during this time. Following are the standards for all Branches for Child Watch services. General Requirements 1. YMCA Child Watch services are for children ages 6 months - 7 years. At any given time, there is a limit to two children between the ages of 6 months - 18 months. 2. Child Watch is only available for children under a Family Membership. 3. There must be two staff members present at all times, with a ratio of one staff person present for every 6 children. 4. A maximum number of 12 participants are allowed in Child Watch at any given time. 5. Parents/guardians can not leave the building when their child is in Child Watch. 6. A child can be in Child Watch for a maximum of 2 hours a day. 7. Children who are sick will not be permitted in Child Watch. 8. Staff are not allowed to change any child’s diapers; parents must be notified if a diaper change is required. DODGE YMCA SUMMER/FALL GUIDE 2014 | 25

WORKING TOGETHER LEADERSHIP STAFF David Andrews Ashley Laber Executive Director Director, Digital Media & Development 212.912.2410 212.912.2406 Tahir Noel Frankie Barretta Youth & Family Director Youth & Family Administrative Assistant 212.912.2415 212.912.2414 Noel Eustaquio Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator 212.912.2430

Katakyie Ofori Membership Director 212.912.2428

Michelle Ince Teen & Sports Program Coordinator 212.912.2417

Luis Quinones Aquatics Director 212.912.2434

Diane Jean-Jacques Business Manager 212.912.2412

Sara Reyes Member Systems Specialist 212.912.2421

Kilvio Vargas Roseann Julien Property Director Business Office Coordinator 212.912.2422 212.912.2413 Beth Kolacki Healthy Lifestyles Director 212.912.2420

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.


HELPING THE COMMUNITY BOARD OF MANAGERS The Dodge YMCA Board of Managers is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers that include community leaders, residents and business owners from our area. This highly organized group of individuals advise and assist the Dodge YMCA staff. Steve Dietz, Chair Allen Costa, Vice-Chair Melissa Glass, 2014 Annual Campaign Chair Shawn Anderson Brendan Coburn Phil Halliburton Lisa Lewis George Rosales

Clare Bradshaw Henry Cortes Peter Hamilton Barbara Lowe Amy Rowland

Debbie Buell Alexa Eccles Bill Hendrickson Michelle Melendez Peter Woods

Barry Clarke Stephanie Fischer Peter LaBonte Eileen Minnefor


INTERNATIONAL SERVICES GROWING OUR FUTURE GLOBAL LEADERS The YMCA offers life-changing cultural exchange programs for young people globally. Working within the YMCA network – with our local, national and international partners – we bring people together through our various programs: Y GLOBAL TEENS, Y GLOBAL LEADERS, Y-TO-Y PARTNERSHIPS, UN RELATIONS, AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS. Since 1911, our programs have been working to build global citizens by enhancing mutual understanding, fostering the exchange of ideas, and bringing people together for peace.

For more information contact Rayda Marquez at 212.875.4333 or



FASTER. Just like YOU!

Take a look at our new website and get acquainted with our ONLINE REGISTRATION! By logging on to our website you will be able to find all we offer by a click of a button. 28 | DODGE YMCA SUMMER/FALL GUIDE 2014

LOCATIONS MANHATTAN BRANCHES Chinatown YMCA 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212.912.2460

BROOKLYN BRANCHES Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 718.789.1497

QUEENS BRANCHES Cross Island YMCA 238-10 Hillside Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 718.479.0505

STATEN ISLAND BRANCHES Broadway YMCA 651 Broadway Staten Island, NY 10310 718.981.4933

Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212.912.2100

Coney Island YMCA 2980 West 29th Street Brooklyn, NY 11224 718.215.6900

Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718.961.6880

South Shore YMCA 3939 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.227.3200

McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212.912.2300

Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.625.3136

Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718.739.6600

YMCA Counseling Service 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.948.3232

Vanderbilt YMCA 224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212.912.2500

Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.469.8100

Long Island City YMCA 32-23 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718.392.7932

West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.875.4100

Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718.389.3700

Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212.912.2180

North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718.277.1600

Rockaway YMCA Beach 73rd Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd Arverne, NY 11692

BRONX BRANCH Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718.792.9736

HUGUENOT, NY New York YMCA Camp Big Pond Road Huguenot, NY 12746 845.858.2200 ASSOCIATION OFFICE 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212.630.9600

Prospect Park YMCA 357 Ninth Street New York, NY 11215 718.768.7100 Park Slope Armory YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 212.912.2580




YMCA NEW AMERICANS WELCOME CENTERS Our multilingual resource and referral centers provide immigrant families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services including: • • • • • • •

English as a Second Language Cultural Orientation Citizenship Preparation Job Readiness Computer Literacy Adult Literacy High School Equivalency Test (formerly GED) Preparation




If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, this program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes.


In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.


• Reduce body weight by 7% • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week


In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes† by a healthcare provider. The national price for the program is $429.00 per person. Check with your health insurance provider to see if the cost is covered. Financial assistance is also available. For any additional information please call Judy Ouziel at 212-912-2524. *Asian individual(s) BMI > 22 †Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.

For more information contact Judy Ouziel at 212.912.2524 or email

IT’S ABOUT THE WHOLE PERSON HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The researchbased program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals, such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.


Judy Ouziel at 212.912.2524 or email


DODGE YMCA 225 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11201 P 718.625.3136 F 718.625.3736 E W F




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