EXPLORE ENGAGE EXPERIENCE PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCA SUMMER/FALL 2014 PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 P 212-912-2580 ymcanyc.org/parkslopearmory PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCA Summer/Fall Program Guide | 1
WHY WE’RE HERE FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Improving our community’s health and well-being
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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.
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 policy makers, 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.
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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 Join the Park Slope Armory YMCA and become part of a community committed to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive. Y members receive full access to the facility’s fitness center, gym and locker rooms; priority registration for classes and programs; discounts on classes and fee-based programs; and six guest passes each year to share with friends. The option for a Citywide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in the boroughs, each of which offers quality facilities and programs... and a swimming pool.
CHILD WATCH Do you need someone to look after your child (6 months 7 years) while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. This is a free service available to members only. Please register at Childwatch in advance and to inquire about hours and appointments.
FEES Membership Types
Park Slope Armory
Youth (up to 11)*
Teen (12 - 17)
Adult (18 - 64)
Family II (2 Adults & kids)****
*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility **Any age, full time undergraduate, 12+ credits, must bring copy of transcript ***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household *****City-wide Joiner’s Fee is $125 ENJOY ALL THE AMENITIES OF THE PARK SLOPE ARMORY Y AND PROSPECT PARK Y BY ADDING JUST $15 A MONTH ONTO YOUR PROSPECT PARK Y MEMBERSHIP.
Youth Dual Membership Fee $233/year Teen Dual Membership Fee $278/year
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.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES Visit ymcanyc.org/careers 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.
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PARK SLOPE ARMORY Y INFORMATION HOURS OF OPERATION Monday-Friday: 6:00am-11:00pm Saturday-Sunday: 7:00am-9:00pm
2014 SUMMER/FALL REGISTRATION DATES Summer - Session 4 June 30-August 24 Registration Dates Members: June 15 Non Members: June 22
MEMBER SERVICE DESK Monday-Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm 2014 EARLY CLOSING DATES New Year’s Day: Wednesday January 1 Easter: Sunday, April 20 Independence Day: Friday, July 4 Christmas Eve: Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Day*: Thursday, December 25 New Year’s Eve: Wednesday, December 31 MODIFIED INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES Easter Weekend: Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20 Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 24-Monday, May 26 Labor Day: Monday, September 1 Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Weekend: Friday-Sunday, November 29-31 *Facility closed
Fall - Session 1 September 2-October 26 Registration Dates: Members: August 17 Non Members: August 24 Fall - Session 2: October 27-December 21 Registration Dates Members: October 12 Non Members: October 19
Please check ymcanyc.org/parkslopearmory or our mobile app for modified hours during holiday weekends.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Giving Opportunities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Teen Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Family Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
New Americans Welcome Center . . . . . . . . . . 25
Childwatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Adult Wellness Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Sports Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Older Adult Wellness Programs. . . . . . . . . . . 28
Y Afterschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Membership Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Youth Summer Day Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
YMCA of Greater New York Locations. . . . . . 32
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PARK SLOPE ARMORY Y LEADERSHIP YOUTH AND FAMILY STAFF
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES STAFF
New Americans Welcome Center Coordinator: Nabila Khan (212) 912-2375 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director*: Sandy Phillips (212) 912-2591 email@example.com *Position oversees Family Programs, Youth and Adult Fitness and Arts Programs
Youth & Family Director: Jamel Davis (212) 912-2587 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Coordinator: Nikisha Spleen (212) 912-2583 email@example.com
Y Afterschool at PS 124 Site Director: Karina Montoya (718) 788-0246 ext. 2041 firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director: Melvin Tse (212) 912-2370 email@example.com
Y Afterschool at PS 200 Site Director: Kimberly Stephenson (718) 621-5360 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Executive Director: Erika Rautenstrauch (212) 912-2580 email@example.com Business Manager: Mahadai Somaroo (212) 912-2374 firstname.lastname@example.org
Y Afterschool at PS 212 Site Director: Tiffany Brown (718) 768-7100 email@example.com
Assistant Business Manager: Yolanda Cox (212) 912-2376 firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Antoinette Palozzolo (212) 912-2368 email@example.com Camp Director at Park Slope Armory YMCA: Tiffany Brown (718) 768-7100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Property Director: Shakila Monk (212) 912-2381 email@example.com
Camp Director at PS 10: Insha Butt (718) 768-7100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Us Phone: (212) 912-2580 | Web: ymcanyc.org/parkslopearmory BOARD OF MANAGERS The Prospect Park YMCA Board of Managers is a dedicated group of volunteers invested in our community. These leaders are comprised of a diverse group of individuals including community advocates, residents and local business owners to ensure our Y stays true to its mission while providing you with the highest quality service possible. Members at Large Ann Cameron Sandy DiTrapani James Dopman Katherine Harris Kelly Hayes Allan F. Kramer, II Brian MacNeela Thomas Miskel Consuelo Seidel
Chair Jed Meyer Immediate Past Chair Martin Cottingham Vice Chair Mary Vines Finance Committee Chair Denis Rudder Fund Development Committee Chair Orville Dale Program & Membership Committee Chair Sharon Tepper Annual Campaign Chair Howard Caretto
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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. ymcanyc.org/give
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THE ANNUAL CAMPAIGN HELP US KEEP OUR PROMISE The Prospect Park and Park Slope Armory YMCAs are Here for Good every day of the year, and never more so than in challenging and uncertain times by continuing to offer life-enhancing Y programs to our community. The Annual Campaign is a way for us to give back to the community we have served for over 120 years. Your support of the YMCA Annual Campaign gives children and families in our community the chance to grow stronger in spirit, mind and body. Last year we reached over 46,000 people, more than 17,000 of whom were local youth and teens. We are so grateful to be able to offer programs and participation to our community regardless of their ability to pay. In 2013, every child in our Lisa Beth Gerstman Special Needs Camp received at least 50% financial aid; we enrolled more than 1,000 children in our after school programs located in public schools throughout Brooklyn completely free of charge; we had the ability to provide financial assistance to hundreds of members in financial crisis; and served over 2,600 enrollments in our New Americans Welcome Center through free ESL, Computer Literacy, Job Readiness, and counceling services. Without the support of our community through the Annual Campaign none of this would have been possible. Please consider investing in the future of our community by making a generous donation to the Annual Campaign this year. To find out how you can contribute to the Annual Campaign and learn about other giving opportunities please contact Melvin Tse, Executive Director at (212) 912-2370 or email@example.com.
With your help we can do so much more. Every dollar contributed to the Prospect Park YMCA Annual Campaign directly supports programs and memberships and is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. None of the funds support administrative costs. PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCA Summer/Fall Program Guide | 7
PLAY TOGETHER FAMILY/EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
Family fun for everyone! We offer a host of programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body through intellectual, social and recreational activities. The programming objective is to provide tools and resources that enhance childrenâ€™s individual skills and talents as well as teach young people cultural diversity, and understanding of all people.
Prenatal Yoga This yoga class is especially kind and gentle to the body and is specifically designed to help expecting mothers feel more comfortable during pregnancy and prepare physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for labor, birth and motherhood. Come join us to maximize your health, to heal yourself and clear the way for a new chapter in your life. This class is a wonderful opportunity for connecting with other pregnant women as well as individual time for private reflection. Tuesday: 2:00pm-3:30pm Thursday: 6:00pm-7:30pm Members: Free, Non Members: $15/visit
FOR ADULT & BABY Baby Boot Camp (Parents with non-crawling babies) Get your cardio while bonding with your baby! A low-impact fitness class designed for sleep-deprived parents looking to regain vitality and strength. You can jump start your weight loss, strengthen your abdominals, improve posture and increase your energy while enjoying the support of other mothers and caregivers. Monday: 10:00am-11:00am Thursday: 11:00am-12:00pm Members: Free, Non Members: $15/visit 8 | PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCA Summer/Fall Program Guide
Baby & Me Pilates (Parents with baby up to 10 months) Discover your core again! Tighten, tone & stretch while bonding with your baby. These strength training movements involving coordinated breathing techniques will help you to find correct alignment and reduce back pain associated with carrying your child. Tuesday: 10:30am-11:30am Members: Free, Non Members: $15/visit
Baby & Me Play Date OFFERED IN FALL ONLY (Parents with baby up to 13 months) Meet other parents and learn new ways to interact with your child in a family friendly atmosphere. Each week we will explore ways to play with our babies to improve motor coordination and cognitive abilities. We will begin with getting to know one another, followed by games for our tiny ones, conversations for you, and end with singing and dancing. Ideal for new parents! Monday: 2:00pm-2:45pm Members: Free, Non Members: $13/visit
Tot & Me Yoga
(Parent with child 10 months-2 years) Tot & Me Yoga will strengthen your body and the bond between you and your child. Using interactive postures that both you and your child can try, you will strengthen your core, improve your posture, build confidence and relax using inspirational postures and breathing techniques. Monday: 10:30am-11:30am Members: Free, Non Members: $15/visit
Indoor Playground (Ages up to 4 years old with adult) A motor development and movement awareness class where children will spend their time exploring the equipment, climbing, balancing, building, playing with balls, hoops and obstacle courses, while socializing with their peers. SUMMER HOURS BEGIN AT 10:30AM Wednesday: 10:00am–12:00pm Friday: 9:30am–12:00pm Members: Free, Non Members: $13/visit
Rainy day? Cold outside? Come and take a stroll on our world-class track with your baby. An opportunity for parents to walk on the track with their child. Baby must remain in stroller. Please note: Stroller Strut is cancelled during snowy conditions. Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00am-9:00am Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00am-10:00am Members: Free, Non Members: $15/visit
Family Walk Time
ADULT & CHILD FUN
Grab the kids and stop by for an hour of walking free of the elements on our world-class track. Children should be old enough to hold their parents hand while on the track. Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Members Only
(Children must be 3 years or older and must be accompanied by an adult) (Ages 12 months up to 3 years with adult) This class will provide parents and children the A fun-filled yoga class where the entire family opportunity to explore artistic media together. can relax and have a good time. This class can Art increases focus, hand to eye coordination, help you and your children find strength, and problem solving skills - and it’s exciting! Be flexibility, and a feeling of calm. warned, this class can get messy. OFFERED IN FALL ONLY SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN AT 10:30AM Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm Sunday: 2:30pm-3:30pm Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm Members: Free, Non Members: $15/visit Members: Free, Non Members: $13/visit
Story, Song & Shimmy (Ages up to 5 years old with adult) Bond with your little one while they develop social, motor and cognitive abilities. Stories and singing will be followed by fun and dancing with scarves and instruments. SUMMER OFFERINGS Tuesday: 10:30am–11:15am ADDITIONAL CLASS IN FALL ONLY: Monday: 3:30pm–4:15pm Members: Free, Non Members: $13/visit
Open Family Sports Time (To participate during this time parents and children must be together on the court) Spend time with your child shooting baskets, kicking a soccer ball or playing some sports. We provide the space and equipment, you just need to be together to play. Sunday: 2:00pm-6:00pm Members Only
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THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE BY REGISTRATION ONLY Fees reflect cost of 8-week sessions Make-up classes offered based on availability
ARTS & CULTURE Ballet
This progressive program is a wonderful way to introduce children to movement. Children can twirl and leap with friends, finding poise, coordination and body awareness while having fun. Ballet Tiny Toes (Ages 3-4 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 Tuesday: 4:30-5:10pm, 4:15-5pm, 5:00-5:40pm Wednesday: 3:45pm-4:25pm Thursday: 3:45pm-4:25pm Friday: 3:00pm-3:40pm & 3:45pm-4:25pm Ballet (Ages 5-7 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10 Wednesday: 4:30pm-5:15pm Thursday: 4:30pm-5:15pm (Level II) Friday: 4:30pm-5:15 pm Members: $85, Non Members: $135
Yoga Kids (Ages 3-4 years) OFFERED IN FALL ONLY Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 Children are instructed in age appropriate yoga poses and breathing techniques. Yoga for Kids is a great introduction to the mind-body-spirit aspect of exercise and an effective way to encourage focus and relaxation. Thursday: 9:45am-10:30am Members: $85, Non Members: $135 Jazz/Hip Hop (Ages 5-7 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10 Participants will be introduced to rhythmic dance movement based on modern pop culture and will also get into the fundamentals of old school hip-hop. We welcome all levels to learn our cool choreography. Thursday: 3:45pm-4:30pm Members: $85, Non Members: $135
Child Watch Program
Do you need someone to look after your child while you workout? Weâ€™re here for you! You may take your child to the Park Slope Armory YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun safe environment with responsible Park Slope Armory YMCA staff members. Child Watch is available to members during the hours of: Monday-Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm and 3:30pm-7:30pm Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm Sunday: 9:00am-2:00pm Please call 212-912-2580 and ask for Child Watch to reserve a space. The amount of children taken at any given time is limited according to the number of staff present.
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Creative Movement (Ages 3-4 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 This class teaches self-expression through dance and supports your childâ€™s growing awareness of his/her bodyâ€™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. Tuesday: 3:45pm-4:25pm Members: $85, Non Members: $135
Modern Dance OFFERED IN FALL ONLY (Ages 8-10 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10 This class introduces children to basic contemporary dance techniques. Students become aware of body alignment and movement through exposure to dance fundamentals, rhythmic exercise, and creative movement. Tuesday: 4:30pm-5:30pm Members: $85, Non Members: $135
Ready, Set, Science! OFFERED IN FALL ONLY (Ages 18 months-5 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 Instructor w/ adult ratio is 1:12 This class will provide hands-on exploration of the wonders of science using the medium of art. Experiments, fascinating discoveries and real learning await your youngster. Ages 18-24 months w/ adult: Monday: 9:45-10:20am Ages 24-36 months w/ adult: Monday: 10:30-11:15am Ages 3 years old: Monday: 11:30am-12:15pm Friday: 3:45-4:30pm Ages 4-5 years old: Monday: 3:30-4:15pm Friday: 4:45-5:30pm Members: $100, Non Members: $160
Color, Build, Paint
OFFERED IN FALL ONLY (Ages 3-5 years old) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 An introductory class that sparks imaginations toward color investigation, and the fundamentals of 2-D and 3-D design. Starting Imagination Theater with an exploration of color and its limitless (Ages 3-4 years) possibility, we harness the power of design to paint and draw, work with collage and Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 printmaking, and use a range of tactile materials A great first theater experience that uses to build sculptures, bringing to life whatever is stories as the basis for imaginative play. Participants will work with a different story each imaginable! Ages 3 years old: week to explore characters, settings, and plot. A wonderful way for children to learn to express Wednesday: 3:45-4:30pm their emotions and interact with their peers. Ages 4-5 years old: Friday: 10:30-11:10am & 11:15-11:55am Wednesday: 4:45-5:30pm ADDITIONAL CLASS OFFERED IN FALL ONLY: Members: $100, Non Members: $160 Thursday: 10:45am-11:25am Members: $85, Non Members: $135
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Story & Character OFFERED IN FALL ONLY (Ages 3-5 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 Children write and illustrate their original stories on paper, then build and model characters from their story. Story arcs will be discussed, plot-lines, setting and character development. catchy beginnings, suspenseful climaxes and wrap-up endings. Using papier mache, clay and recycled materials, students will then sculpt their characters in 3 dimensions. Wednesday: 3:45-4:30pm Members: $100, Non Members: $160 Youth Guitar (Ages 6-8 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 Introduction and exploration of the instrument: electric or acoustic, taught in a fun, creative way. Technique, chords, melody, scale construction, finding notes, songs, reading music, tuning and more. Students must provide their own guitar. Wednesday: 4:45pm-5:30pm (6:00-8:00pm continuing) Wednesday: 5:30pm-6:30pm (6:00-8:00pm continuing) Members: $155, Non Members: $185
Art Discovery OFFERED IN FALL ONLY Fall I Focus: Drawing Fall 2 Focus: Paint (Ages 6â€“8 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10 The focus for this session is Art and Design 101-made fun! An introductory class that sparks young imaginations toward investigating elements of design such as line, color and shape, and principles of design such as balance, proportion, harmony and rhythm. Have fun discovering the fundamentals of art and design through an exploration of different materials and techniques including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media. Tuesday: 3:30pm-4:15pm Members: $100, Non Members: $160
FREE FAMILY EVENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY! The Prospect Park and Park Slope Armory YMCAs open their doors to every family for FAMILY FUN NIGHTS. These family events include everything from movie nights and pajama parties, to family ping pong and concerts. Visit our website to see when the next Saturday family night will take place. For further information on our family programs and family night dates, please contact Sandy Phillips, Program Director at (212) 912-2591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Visual Arts Studio OFFERED IN FALL ONLY (Ages 9-11 years) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10 Looking for something to do with your time? Always been interested in Art? Planning on applying to art school and need to develop a portfolio? The course will play out as a guided open studio art class. On first day of class students will bring their ideas of what they are interested in learning. Using that as a basis, we will explore a range of art materials and techniques. Mediums such as, pencil/charcoal, chalk/oil pastels, paints, sculpture wire and clay will be utilized. Techniques such as drawing, shading, color mixing, and using wire sculpture to design in space will be taught. Students will learn new ways to use familiar tools and materials, while extending skills. Material usage will be related to a lesson, but students are free to interpret usage into a composition of their choice. Tuesday: 4:30pm-5:30pm Members: $100, Non Members: $160
Karate (Ages 4 and up by skill) Instructor to participant ratio is 1:15 Karate develops physical conditioning, mental awareness and self-defense strategies. Students will learn to develop speed, power, focus and balance. Level is determined by the instructor. Please note: There is a $40 fee for the karate uniform, and a belting fee for all those who qualify and choose to belt. Novice: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 3:45pm-4:45pm Thursday: 5:45pm-6:45pm Intermediate: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 4:45pm-5:45pm Advanced Monday & Wednesday: 5:45pm-6:45pm Members: $120, Non Members: $165 Contact Program Director, Sandy Phillips at email@example.com for more information about Family Programs.
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SCORE A GOAL
PRESCHOOL, YOUTH & TEEN SPORTS PROGRAMS SPORTS PROGRAMS Preschool Sports Clinic
Ages 3 - 6 years We offer the highest quality sports clinics in a safe, clean and positive atmosphere. A large variety and progressive style classes accommodate many different levels of ability. Sessions run for 8 weeks and class capacity is limited. Enrollment is on a first-come, firstserve basis. Classes include warm-up, skills sessions, and small-sided games. Members: $100, Non Members: $135
Preschool Novice Level
Parent/Child Class, ages 3 - 4 years Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 This class is for young athletes wanting to participate in multiple sports or also new athletes who may still need some assistance participating in a sports setting.
Preschool Intermediate Level
Independent Participation Class Ages 4 - 6 years Instructor to participant ratio is 1:8 This class is for young athletes that turn 4 prior to the start date of the class, can participate independently, and/or have successfully completed all NOVICE LEVEL skills.
Preschool Novice Clinics
MULTI-SPORT Monday: 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm Wednesday: 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm TRACK Tuesday: 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm SOCCER Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday:
4:15 pm - 4:55 pm 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm 8:30 am - 9:10 am
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Preschool Intermediate Clinics BASKETBALL Thursday: Friday:
5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm
SOCCER Wednesday: Thursday: Saturday: Saturday:
4:15 pm - 4:55 pm 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm 9:15 am - 9:55 am 10:00 am - 10:40 am
TRACK Tuesday: Wednesday: Friday:
4:15 pm - 4:55 pm 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm
TENNIS (Members: $130, Non Members: $165) Tuesday: 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm Tuesday: 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm
Youth Sports Clinics
Ages 7-12 years Our Youth Sports Clinics are progressive style classes that utilize a step-by-step system for teaching sports skills. With guidance from expert instructors, young athletes can learn gradually while having fun in a semicompetitive environment. Progression to next level requires successful completion of all skills in prior class or Directorâ€™s approval. Sessions run for eight weeks. Classes include warm up, skills sessions, and small-sided games. Members: $100, Non Members: $135
Youth Novice Level
Ages 7-9 years Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10 This class is for athletes that donâ€™t know the basic rules and/or are new to the game.
Youth Intermediate Level
Ages 8-11 years Instructor to participant ratio is 1:12 This class is for athletes that have successfully completed all NOVICE LEVEL skills or that have moderate experience/received Director’s approval.
Youth Novice Clinics BASKETBALL Monday: Wednesday: Friday: TRACK Tuesday: Wednesday: Friday: SOCCER Saturday: FLAG FOOTBALL Sunday:
5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 11:00 am - 11:55 am 10:30 am – 11:25 am
Youth Intermediate Clinics BASKETBALL Monday: Friday: TRACK Wednesday: Friday: TENNIS Tuesday: FLAG FOOTBALL Sunday:
5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 11:30 am –12:25 pm
Y Speed & Strength Academy
Ages 7-16 years The Y Speed & Strength Academy is designed to increase ability and maximize performance, while reducing the risk of injury. The academy focuses on developing speed, core, strength, agility, power and coordination through top-quality instruction and the most effective techniques to reach your personal performance goals. Whether you are new to athletics or competing on a travel team, we are here to help you reach your fitness and/or athletic goals. Ages 7-11 Monday: 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm Friday: 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm Ages 12-16 Monday: 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm Friday: 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 1 Session/Week Members: $105, Non Members: $140 2 Sessions/Week Members: $145, Non Members: $180 3 Sessions/Week Members: $185, Non Members: $220
Sports Private Lessons
Ages 8-17 years Need a little one-on-one coaching in a specific sport – Basketball, Track, or Speed & Strength? A Y Private Lesson Coach can help you improve your athletic ability and get fit. Sessions are one hour long and tailored to each participant’s needs. One Session: $60 Five Sessions: $275 Ten Sessions: $500 Contact Program Director, Sandy Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Youth Sports Programs.
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Youth Basketball League
Elite (Half Day) Basketball Camp
Ages 4-12 years Fall Season: September 20-December 13 Our Recreational Youth Basketball League is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of basketball while also introducing the concept of teamwork and enhancing self-confidence. Ages are divided 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 & 10-12. Registration includes: • 2 Weeks of Skills/Practice • 8 Weeks of Games • Full Reversible Uniform • YMCA Staff Coaches • Certified Referees • Trophies to ALL Participants • Playoffs & 1st Place Trophies for 8-9 & 10-12 Age Groups Ages 4-5 Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Ages 6-7 Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am Ages 8-9 Saturday: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Ages 7-12 years Elite basketball camp is designed as a basketball camp/clinic that will foster and teach young people the fundamentals of basketball, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a healthy, psitive, and nurturing environment. Age groups will be divided 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Elite Basketball Camp will run from 9am-1pm: Session #1: July 21-July 25 Session #2: August 4-August 8 Members: $270 per session Non Members: $295 per session
ONE HOUR PER TEAM DEPENDING ON SCHEDULE; 10-11am or 11-12pm
Please contact Jamel Davis, Youth and Family Director at 212-912-2587 or email@example.com, for more information about Basketball League and Elite Basketball Camp.
Ages 10-12 Saturday from 12:00pm-2:00pm ONE HOUR PER TEAM DEPENDING ON SCHEDULE; 12-1pm or 1-2pm
Members: $220, Non Members: $245
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN THE Y! REFER YOUR FRIENDS TO THE YMCA AND IF THEY JOIN, YOU’LL RECEIVE A MEMBER REWARD CARD FOR FREE Y GEAR. VISIT THE MEMER SERVICE DESK FOR REFERRAL FORM AND MORE INFORMATION
CHECK OUT ALL OUR NEW COOL Y GEAR AT ymcanyc.org/reward
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LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNERS The local businesses right here in our community have joined the Prospect Park Y and Park Slope Armory Y in our promise to turn no one away due to the inability to pay. Look for the window cling next time you’re shopping in Park Slope and support the local businesses that support your local Y. 7th Avenue Copy Shop 315 7th Avenue
Townsley & Gay Realty 177 7th Avenue
Pita Pan 167 7th Avenue
A Shoe Grows in Brooklyn 419 7th Avenue
Fanning Realty 141 7th Avenue
Pizza Plus 359 7th Avenue
Ansonia Chemist 358 7th Avenue
Key Food 493 5th Avenue
Salon Bohemia 437 7th Avenue
Bagel Pub 287 9th Street
Kos Kaffe 251 5th Avenue
Scalino 347 7th Avenue
Brooke’s Appliances 378 7th Avenue
Leopoldi’s True Value Hardware 415 5th Avenue
Shawn Fine Wine & Spirits 141 7th Avenue
Cheeburger Cheeburger 222 7th Avenue
Mr. Falafel 226 7th Avenue
Slope Cellars 436 7th Avenue
ChipShop 383 5th Avenue
Otto 354 7th Avenue
Stoop Juice 443 7th Avenue
Couleur Café 435 7th Avenue
Peppino’s 469 5th Avenue
The Bad Wife 378 7th Avenue
El Milagro 370 7th Avenue
U. Santini Moving and Storage 239 15th Street
Be a part of the impact. Contact Melvin Tse, Executive Director at (212) 912-2370 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how your business can become a partner in change.
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BUILDING FUTURES Y AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The literacy-based academic support program (offered in under-resourced NYC public schools in grades K–5) builds study skills and helps with homework through ProjectBased Learning and Balanced Literacy Activities, using reading, writing and conversation to address literacy challenges among public school students. As in any Y program, health education and recreation opportunities are central! With off-site locations from Park Slope to Coney Island, Y After School helps hundreds of kids from K-5 continue to grow in spirit, mind and body in the critical 3:00-6:00pm hours. Y Afterschool is absolutely free of charge through donations to the Annual Campaign.
Y ACADEMIC SUPPORT
This program is available to students that attend the Hellenic Classical Charter School and provides two hours of homework help. The homework help session runs from 3:30pm-6:00pm from Monday-Friday and costs $175 per month throughout the academic year. To find out more about our Afterschool programs and off-site locations, please contact Jamel Davis, Youth and Family Director at 212-912-2587 or email@example.com.
TAKE CONTROL YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR DIABETES RISK AND GAIN TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH THE YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM. If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes. ABOUT THE PROGRAM 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. PROGRAM GOALS: • Reduce body weight by 7% • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? 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. *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.
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NEW TEEN FITNESS PROGRAM. REGISTER NOW!
WANT YOUR TEENS TO BE MORE ACTIVE? Give them a challenge! The Y-MVP Eight-Week Fitness Challenge puts teens (ages 12 – 17) on a fitness path by engaging them in fun physical activities and teaching them skills to develop exercise routines that work for them. Y-MVP participants meet as a class for 60 minutes once a week, for eight weeks, during out-of-school hours, and are expected to complete an additional 60-minute “fitness mission” in between classes. The program is reinforced with: Game-like activities to keep participants active and engaged Access to a fun web application to create personalized workout routines and track progress A system of digital badges that sets a clear fitness pathway Weekly rewards to incentivize engagement A trained coach that provides guidance and individualized support This training program will be offered FREE to the first 25 youth that sign up.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! SIGN UP EARLY. AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: JAMEL DAVIS AT JDAVIS@YMCANYC.ORG
Y-MVP is an anti-obesity initiative of the YMCA of Greater New York. Exercise is key to prevent and fight diseases, and necessary to reduce high levels of obesity amongst New York City children. Tell a teen about the benefits of Y-MVP, help us spread the word and build a community of strong kids that values healthy living.
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JOIN THE ADVENTURE SUMMER DAY CAMP
No matter which camp you choose for your child, the Park Slope Armory YMCA provides a healthy and happy atmosphere. Through games, crafts and field trips our curriculum focuses on healthy lifestyles, leadership skills and education enrichment to help beat summer brain drain. All of our YMCA Day Camps are licensed by the NYC Department of Health and Accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). Summer Camp Sessions: Session I 6/30-7/11 9:00am-5:00pm Session II 7/14-7/25 9:00am-5:00pm Session III 7/28-8/8 9:00am-5:00pm Session IV 8/11-8/22 9:00am-5:00pm Need to drop off early or pick-up late? No problem. Early drop-off and late pick-up is $65 charge each two-week Summer camp session.
FULL DAY KINDERCAMP
AGES 4 1/2 - 5 YEARS OLD Counselor to Child Ratio is 1:5 Kindercamp is designed for children entering Kindergarten in September 2014 and is tailored to little bodies and big imaginations. This program provides instructional swimming, trips, indoor & outdoor group plays activities and theme-based arts & crafts that focus on enhancing the social skills and team work abilities of young children. Members: $468 per session Non Members: $528 per session
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AGES 6-8 YEARS OLD Counselor to Child Ratio is 1:7 Express Camp is designed for the younger camper. Campers participate in arts and crafts, group games, sports, health & fitness, character development activities, and recreational reading. Children also take part in instructional swimming one day per week and in weekly field trips to nature centers, museums, and local events. As part of our Express Camp, campers also take mini-trips to local playgrounds. Members: $418 per session Non Members: $518 per session PROGRESSIVE SWIM CAMP AGES 7-9 AND 10-12 YEARS OLD Counselor to Child Ratio is 1:7 for ages 7-9 years and 1:10 for 10-12 years The Prospect Park YMCA is a leader in youth swim and has helped generations of children become outstanding swimmers. Progressive Swim Camp is designed for children of all levels. Campers are grouped according to skill proficiency and mastery. Children also participate in programs such as group games, environmental studies, arts & crafts, health, nutrition and exercise. Trips are incorporated into the program to balance the weekâ€™s activities. Swim instruction takes place 4 days per week. Members: $468 per session Non Members: $528 per session
ADVENTURE CAMP AGES 9-11 YEARS OLD Counselor to Child Ratio is 1:10 Adventure Campers take part in a balance of scheduled and optional instructional swimming, arts & crafts, music and environmental science, there is also a wide array of sports, creative arts and character development activities. Field trips throughout the metropolitan area, theme days, and special events offer children a wellrounded summer experience. The program also continues the “R&R” (recreational reading) component helping kids to maintain sharp reading skills throughout the summer months. Members: $418 per session Non Members: $518 per session SPORTS CAMP AGES 7-12 YEARS OLD Counselor to Child Ratio is 1:7 for 7-9 years and 1:10 for 10-12 years This program is available to children 7-12 years old. Campers are paired by age group. The focus will be on all sports with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, teamwork and safe play. The campers will engage in sports-themed activities as well as trips and arts & crafts. Members: $468 per session Non Members: $528 per session
TEEN CAMP AGES 12-14 YEARS OLD Counselor to Child Ratio is 1:12 This special program offered to 12-14 year olds. It is designed specifically with teens in mind. It provides a safe, fun environment where teens are able to make new friends, learn more about themselves, and work on exciting projects helping teens become tomorrow’s leaders. Activities include organized sports, swimming, leadership training, arts & crafts, community service and many interesting trips. Members: $418 per session Non Members: $468 per session LISA BETH GERSTMAN CAMP AGES 5-12 YEARS OLD Counselor to Child Ratio is 1:2 This 3-week camp runs July 14 to August 1 and is a fully integrated program for children with physical disabilities ages 5-12 years old. Special needs children will have an opportunity to experience summer camp activities which include swimming, trips, and arts and crafts. The program operates for three weeks. We believe every child deserves the opportunity to participate in a safe, caring, and FUN learning environment. Members: $638 per session Non Members: $638 per session
To learn more about camp, contact Jamel Davis, Youth and Family Director at (212) 912-2587 or email@example.com.
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TEEN PROGRAMS The Park Slope Armory YMCA prepares teens for success in life through free programs that build self-esteem and teach important life skills using an asset based approach. The YMCA believes that enhancing literacy, emphasizing service learning, and teaching healthy behavior and positive values encourage competence and confidence in youth. The YMCA seeks to prevent violence, criminal activity, educational failure, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy through its youth programs.
TEEN LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE Youth & Government
AGES 14-18 YEARS OLD The YMCA Youth and Government program will teach young people how laws are created and passed, and how to successfully champion issues teens think are important. Teens will learn how to debate and formulate winning arguments as an attorney or a legislator. After one year in the program, teens you will know more about politics and law than most adults. Through Youth and Government, teens can join other young people from YMCAâ€™s and high schools from all over the State for a three day event in Albany, New Yorkâ€™s State Capital in March. Teens debate current state issues, participate in mock trials, and get to know future leaders. The Prospect Park YMCA has added the expertise of Howard Caretto, a YMCA Board Member and Attorney to help guide students through the bill writing process and assist in preparing for the State Youth and Government. Tuesday: 4:30pm-6:00pm For more information on Teen Development Programs, please contact Jamel Davis, Youth & Family Director, at 212-912-2587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Teens Take the City
AGES 13-18 YEARS OLD The purpose of the Teens Take the City program is to facilitate the exposure of students to the function of New York City government through an engaging civics curriculum that emphasizes academic, social and leadership skill building. Teens Take the City is different from all other teen leadership programs because it is designed to give teens the tools they need to become active influences in their community. The program teaches teens all about New York City government and gives all participants the opportunity to research and debate topics of their choosing. Through the program, teens learn to take action in their community and in the halls of city government. Tuesday: 4:30pm-6:00pm
AGES 12-18 YEARS OLD Teen Center is a fun and safe space for teens to socialize, exercise and have a positive interaction with peers and YMCA counselors. Teen Center is open to teens from local communities and offers activities such as sports, fitness, arts and discussion groups. Teen Centers encourage more than 6,500 teens ages 12-18 to interact in a safe and positive social setting. Friday: 6:00pm-10:00pm
AGES 13-18 YEARS OLD The Leaders Club is a national program of the YMCA which provides club members with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others and social development. Leaders Club is one the YMCA’S most intensive and comprehensive teen programs. Teens meet once a week working closely with their peers and an advisor on skill and character building activities, as well on planning and organizing club projects. By connecting with adult advisors, teens have role models and mentors who can have a positive impact on their lives. The Leaders Club program provides a safe haven for young people where they can become confident and competent young adults with a sense of connection to their communities. The goal of Leaders is to promote and enhance the personal growth and skills of young people in order to develop strong leaders who will be a positive force in their communities. Friday: 4:30pm-6:00pm
YOUTH & TEEN FITNESS Y-MVP
AGES 12-17 YEARS OLD Y-MVP is an innovative eight-week training program that uses game-like activities to help teens become and stay physically active. The program includes an app to track workout progress, and a digital badge system that moves teens along a clear path to achieving goals and increasing levels of Moderate to Vigorous Physical activity. Friday: 6:00pm-7:00pm (12-14 years old) 7:30-8:30pm (15-17 years old)
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 email@example.com
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OUR COMMUNITY At the YMCA , creating a safe and welcoming environment is a team effort. We ask everyoneâ€”staff, members and guestsâ€”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, 2. Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest or the unsanctioned use of alcohol on and caring manner; never resorting to YMCA 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.
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.
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.
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MAKING CHANGE NEW AMERICANS WELCOME CENTER Program Goal and Vision
Our Program Philosophy is to empower the immigrant community through instructional, recreational, referral and family support services resulting in their increased access to community resources and services and an improved quality of life. Our long term vision is to mobilize the low-income immigrant communities in New York City towards economic self sufficiency, self advocacy and self-reliance encouraging them to become productive members of our society.
Each year we have accommodated over 2,800 enrollments in classes, workshops, referrals, trips and family events; 71% of students have achieved educational gain; 98% of students have retained, improved or obtained jobs; 88% of students have entered or enrolled in post secondary/GED Programs; 100% of students have passed their naturalization test and interview; our students have been selected for publication in the Literacy Review of NYU; and added offsite Literacy/Beginners, Conversation and Health and Wellness Orientation classes.
The New Americans Welcome Center is a multilingual information resource and referral center that provides immigrants with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and human services. Our year-round classes include English as a Second Language, Citizenship Preparation, Job Readiness/Computer Literacy, Conversation group, and Cultural Orientation.
Location: Prospect Park YMCA
Beginners ESL (I, II): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:15pm-9:15pm Computer Literacy/Job Readiness: Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm-9:00pm Literacy/Beginners’ Level: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm Citizenship Prep: Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm Amigos Group: Monday & Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Park Slope Armory YMCA
Intermediate ESL (III, IV): Monday & Wednesday 6:15pm-9:15pm
Winter: January 6-March 29, 2014 Spring: April 7– June 28, 2014
Summer: July 7– September 27, 2014 Fall: October 6–December 27, 2014
Registration is open throughout the year. Please contact New Americans Welcome Center Coordinator, Nabila Khan to schedule an introductory appointment at (212) 912-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DISCOVERING WELLNESS ADULT WELLNESS PROGRAMS
How do you define wellness? Whatever your goals, the Y is ready to support you on your journey toward improved health. Fitness Orientation
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. Appointments can be scheduled at the Member Services Desk.
Y Personal Fitness Program
If you’ve been thinking about exercising but don’t know where to begin, the Y Personal Fitness Program is for you. It’s designed for those new to exercising or those who haven’t exercised for some time and want instruction, support, and motivation. The Y Personal Fitness Program will help you develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle to meet your own personal needs and goals. The 12 week program includes four sessions with a Y Personal Fitness Coach. Please sign up for Y Personal Fitness at our Membership Desk. This program is FREE for all YMCA members.
Looking for a new challenge or need some additional motivation? A certified YMCA Personal Trainer can be just what you need. Our friendly and experienced personal trainers hold national training certifications guaranteeing our members the highest quality in customized fitness programs. 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. # Sessions 1 3 5 10 Member $69 $203 $242 $428
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TRX Small Group Training-SEMI PRIVATE
Take your fitness to new heights! Move from one exercise to the next and combine strength, flexibility, metabolic trainig to keep your heart rate up and get an intense total body workout. Groups are limited to six participants so there is plenty of individual attention to go around. All TRX Small Group Sessions are held in Studio A. 8 one-hour sessions: Members: $200, Non Members: $235
TRX Personal Training - PRIVATE
Try this mind-body exercise with our pilates reformer designed to tackle physical limitations that challenge even the most fit individuals. Pilates builds core strength, increases flexibility and coordination, improves posture and creates long, lean muscles. # Sessions 1 3 5 10 Member $69 $203 $242 $428 All personal training sessions are one (1) hour in length. Personal Training 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 nonrefundable and valid for one year from date of purchase. Only YMCA training staff is permitted to conduct personal training sessions within the facility.
PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM. For more information, contact our Program Director, Sandy Phillips, at email@example.com or speak with a Member Service representative.
GROUP EXERCISE AOA: People with Arthritis Can Exercise; the ideal beginning exercise class for individuals with arthritis and active older adults. Ballet: A beginner technique class that places emphasis and attention on alignment and placement of the body. Boot Camp: A circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as push-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, and other body weight exercises. Cardio Kickboxing: This high energy class blends athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout. Core Training: This class of abdominal exercises defines, strengthens and stabilizes your torso. Hatha Yoga: A class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. Hip Hop: A cardiovascular workout using Hip Hop dance music. This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping. Kettlebells: This is a total body workout that blends strength and cardio. This class establishes proper technique to execute dead lifts, swings, grinds and more while suing kettlebells. Parent and Baby Yoga: A great way to bond with your baby! This class is designed to help new moms regain strength and vitality, while incorporating baby in the process. Also, provides opportunity to build relationships with other new parents. Parent and Tot Yoga: Strengthen the bond between you and your child while getting fit at the same time! Parent/Tot yoga is also a great venue to develop lasting friendships with other parents and children. Pilates: Based on original Pilates technique, this class focuses on the bodyâ€™s core stability. Enhance your control, stability, coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility.
Power Yoga: A more athleticâ€“based yoga class with challenging movements. Prenatal Yoga: Expectant mothers learn to stretch, strengthen, focus and relax. This class helps prepare you physically and mentally for the experience of childbirth. Punk Rope: A high energy, fun fitness class, combining rope jumping with a wide variety of creative conditioning drills. Beginner are welcome. Qigong: This form distills the essence of many of Tao practices such as Tai-chi, Qigong, breathing and meditation methods into a simple, enjoyable and highly effective daily regimen. It is a perfect way for busy people to rejuvenate themselves every day. Spinning: A great cardio workout of simulated road bike riding to energizing music, appropriate for all ages. The instructors will lead you on a ride designed to improve your fitness on a variety of levels. Stability Ball: Using your core muscles with a stability ball helps strengthen the core more effectively. Step Interval: A high energy class that uses raised step benches with moderate choreography to increase cardiovascular fitness. Tai Chi: An ancient form of mind body exercise that creates balance and symmetry using a series of flowing movements bringing strength and flexibility to the body. Total Body Conditioning: A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using an assortment of fitness equipment. Vinyasa Yoga: Challenging and flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together with an emphasis on breathing techniques. Zumba: ZUMBA is a Latin and International music class that utilizes dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. Great for all levels. PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCA Summer/Fall Program Guide | 27
OLDER ADULT GROUP EXERCISE Older adult group exercise classes are excellent for rehabilitation, building and maintaining strength and flexibility and just feeling great! Classes are subject to change or cancellation without notice. A.O.A. Chair Exercise
People with Arthritis Can Exercise is a chairbased fitness class for older adults and individuals with arthritis. Thursday: 8:45am-9:30am Members: Free Non Members: $6 per class
Older Adult Yoga
Older adult yoga class teaches the basics of yoga with a gentle approach. Tuesday: 9:00am-10:00am Wednesday: 10:30am-11:30am Members: Free Non Members: $6 per class
Older Adult Walk
A special time for those 65 and older to come together and get some exercise and socialize. Enjoy a walk inside on our worldclass track, especially on those cold and rainy days. Monday & Wednesday: 9:00am-10:00am FREE for the community!
ADULT CULTURE PROGRAMS Adult Drawing Course OFFERED IN FALL ONLY
In order to make a drawing of an object or thing, one needs to see how it is constructed. To draw, a person learns to examine and isolate each part back into a whole. In this class the principles of gesture, contour, shading and perspective will be used to draw from objects, life, landscape, architecture and the imagination. No experience is necessary, just an active curiosity and a desire to make your mark! Tuesday: 7:00pm-10:00pm Members: $225, Non Members: $265
OFFERED IN FALL ONLY Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10
This workshop will explore the art of collage and its many materials, techniques, and approaches and possibilities for personal expression. Students will cut, tear, and glue a variety of found and painted papers to larger paper and work with media such as water based paint, pencils, and charcoal. They will experiment with color, shape, texture and line to layer compositions and organize images and ideas. Some projects will include three dimensional formats such as assemblage and artistsâ€™ books and visits, when possible, with local artists who use paper. Relfection and dialogue will be an ongoing part of the workshop. All levels of experience are welcome. Students bring their own supplies and will receive a list of materials and small tools. Thursday: 7:00pm-10:00pm Members: $225, Non Members: $265
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Adult and Teen Karate
Introduction and exploration of the instrument: electric or acoustic, taught in a fun, creative way. Technique, chords, melody, scale construction, finding notes, songs, reading music, tuning and more. Students must provide their own guitar.
This class combines fitness and selfdefense with warm ups, stretching and conditioning. Our adults will learn the important of mind and body working together. In this class, we will work on basic techniques of karate and forms. Itâ€™s a great way to relieve stress while learning to defend yourself and learning the art of karate.
Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10
Monday: 7:00pm-7:50pm Members: $120, Non Members: $165
Continuing Adult Guitar
Instructor to participant ratio is 1:10
For those who have completed beginners guitar, or have been playing for a while and want to improve their skills.
Instructor to participant ratio is 1:20
Thursday: 6:45pm-7:45pm Members: $120, Non Members: $165
Monday: 8:00pm-9:00pm Members: $120, Non Members: $165 Private guitar lessons are available! Inquire at the Membership Desk.
JOINING THE CAUSE
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION MISSION 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. POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION 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. MEMBERSHIP GUARANTEE Membership in the YMCA is fully guaranteed. Members who are not completely satisfied with their YMCA membership are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their membership. Joiner fees are not refundable.
MEMBERSHIP CARDS The Branch membership card must be presented and scanned in order to gain access into the YMCA facility. PROGRAM CARDS Program members will be issued a card granting them YMCA access for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the YMCA facility and/or a specific program. LOST CARDS Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen. There is a $10 fee to issue a replacement card. MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date. Retroactive credits, refunds or discounts will not be provided upon membership cancellation.
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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Group discounts are not automatically renewed and membership will revert to full price upon automatic renewal. Please present proof of discount at least 7 days prior to renewal to maintain discount. MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another. Membership may be transferred from one branch to another within the YMCA of Greater New York. MEMBERSHIP HOLDS Members may put their membership on hold for 1-3 months maximum during any calendar year. A monthly $10 hold fee will be charged and is payable in full upon freezing. All membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold. 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 back draft is returned for insufficient funds a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE We’re proud to ensure that the YMCA is accessible to everyone, and we never want anyone to be turned away for an inability to pay. The YMCA provides financial assistance towards memberships, programs and services for those who are facing financial difficulties. Financial assistance is supported though our generous community of Annual Campaign supporters. GUEST AND DAY PASSES All YMCA members are given 6 complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. Guests must be accompanied by a member and be 18 years and over. Government issued photo ID is required. Branch members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. 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. YMCA “AWAY” POLICY 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. CHANGING ROOMS & LOCKERS Lockers are available for daily use. Please bring your own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility. The YMCA does not assume responsibility for loss or theft of personal property. 30 | PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCA Summer/Fall Program Guide
While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the Y Fitness Center Etiquette 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! Please schedule orientations in advance at the Membership Office.
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.
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. 4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. (Open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free weights. Warm up before and cool down after exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or lightheadedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the exercise and ask staff for help.
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 waiting, and follow any posted sign-up procedures. 7. Storing your stuff. Daily lockers are reserved for your personal items while you are in the Y. Items may be left overnight only in rented lockers. Please speak with a Member Service Representative for more information on annual locker rentals. 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. Only YMCA Personal Trainers can provide this service in the facility. 10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration for others, please refrain from cell phone use while in the fitness facilities.
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.
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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 Center 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 Center 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
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
YMCA Counseling Service/ South Shore Center 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718.948.3232
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
Rockaways YMCA Beach 73rd Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd Queens, NY 11692 ymcanyc.org/rockaways
BRONX BRANCH Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718.792.9736
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
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YMCA Counseling Service/ North Shore Center 285 Vanderbilt Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304 718.981.4382 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