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Spring Classes and Events at the Y

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Kosciusko Community YMCA will be starting spring classes on April 11. Classes will run through May 29. Classes for youth will include swim lessons, youth fitness and gymnastics classes for all ages. Registration for spring classes starts for everyone on March 28.

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. In addition to classes, the Y is offering several events for all ages this spring, see the Welcome Center to sign up.

On March 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. there will be a March Madness Tourney viewing party free for all teens ages 13-18. Then on April 15, 6:00-8:30 p.m. teens are invited to join in on a free 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. On May 13, 6:00-8:30 p.m. teens will have a free movie night. The Y will also be offering “Girls on the Go” again on Mondays, April 11-May 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m. for girls ages 10-17 to train together to run a community 5k. Not only will they be physically active together, they’ll engage in conversations relevant to their age group and develop a support system while they prepare for the race.

For active older adults, new this winter, the Y has Pickleball. Come play on Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. A great way to be active and meet other members. Pickleball is free to Y Members and open to everyone of all ages.

An Adult 3 on 3 Basketball League for those 18 and up will be offered on Thursday nights starting March 24. Form a team of up to 6 players. Contact Zane Gard at zgard@kcymca.org if interested.

The Y will be offering two Adult Spanish classes starting on April 11. Beginner Spanish on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. will be a basic course offering introductory Spanish for adults. Intermediate Spanish will be offered on Mondays, 7:15-8:30 p.m. for those with past experience learning Spanish. Both classes are tailored to the needs of participants. Those in the class will learn to listen, speak, read and write while enjoying the rewards of life-long learning and gaining the skills to connect to the Spanish speaking members of the community. The class meets on Mondays, April 11-May 23, in the Multi-Purpose Room 2.
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 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living. On April 11 they’ll hear from an oncology-trained dietitian about using food to fight cancer. On May 9 the topic will be “Learning to Calm Your Mind.”

CPR classes will be offered to the community on April 19 or May 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. If CPR certification is needed for a job or if someone wants to be more prepared to handle an emergency they can sign up for this American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class. The class will teach adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, but does not include first-aid. This three-hour class provides a two-year certification. There is a cost for participation and certification.

The Y and Parkview Health will offer free A1C tests in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living in the YMCA lobby on April 28, 6:00-9:00 a.m. This test will help determine if a person is pre-diabetic. If they are, the Y is offering the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention class to keep it from advancing into diabetes. The class begins on Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program please contact Stacy Thomas at sthomas@kcymca.org or 574-269-9622 x216.

Please contact the YMCA’s Welcome Center at 574-269-9622 to find out more information or to sign-up for any of these programs or events.