Winter Classes and Events at the Y

February 12, 2018

The Kosciusko Community YMCA will be starting a second session of winter classes on February 19. Classes will run through April 1. Classes for youth will include swim lessons, youth fitness and gymnastics classes for all ages. Registration for winter classes will start for everyone on February 12.
Classes that promote the Healthy Living aspect of your Y will include group exercise and Indoor Group Cycling, classes for older adults and water aerobics in both the Warm Water and Lap Pools. Adult classes are included with a Y membership. For a complete listing of times and descriptions see We also have several special events to help you learn, grow and thrive.
To support those in our community going through cancer and their caregivers, the Y is hosting "Kathy's Cancer Conversations," a volunteer-led cancer support group meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living inside the YMCA. On February 12th the group will be able to "Ask the Oncologist." Dr. Daniel Bruettman from Goshen Cancer Care will be there to answer any questions. In March the subject is Neuropathy. Dr. Emily Moore of Goshen Cancer Care will share ways to help pain and tingling in hands and feet as a side effect of chemotherapy and Type 2 Diabetes. This support group is free and open to anyone affected by cancer. No need to register. For more information contact Stacy Thomas at
English as a Second Language will be offered at the Y in partnership with Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church for those 18 and up on Tuesdays until May 22. There are 5 different levels based on ability. The class is free with an initial fee for the book. The class is still accepting new participants. For more information please contact Zane Gard at
Badminton is a new sport at the YMCA with open play on Tuesday evenings until May 22, 8:00-10:00 p.m. and on Sundays until May 20, 1:00-3:00 p.m. For more information please contact Zane Gard at
Pickleball open play is offered on Fridays through May 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. For more information please contact Zane Gard at
The YMCA is partnering with Crosswinds Counseling to offer a monthly seminar titled "Maximizing Your Marriage." These seminars will enable individuals and families to claim control, restore relationships and build hope. They will include various assessments and exercises addressing the topic covered each month. The seminars are informative, thought provoking and entertaining, and offer an emotionally supportive and interactive experience. The seminars are facilitated by Crosswinds Therapists and/or Family Coaches. They will take place in the Parkview Warsaw YMCA Multi-Purpose Room 2, 6:00-7:30 p.m., the 3rd Wednesday of each month. On February 21 the "Effects of Stress on Children" will be discussed and on March 21 the subject will be "Forgiveness".
Starting February 21, the Y will be hosting Beth Moore's "The Quest" a women's bible study encouraging intimacy with God through asking and discussing questions of faith. This 6-week study will be offered by Mission Point Church at the YMCA on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. with large group video and small group discussions over weekly study assignments. For more information please contact Matt Goebel at Sign up at

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