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Winter Classes and Events at the Y

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Kosciusko Community YMCA will be starting winter classes on January 4. Classes will run through February 21. Classes for youth will include swim lessons, youth fitness and gymnastics classes for all ages. Registration for winter classes starts for everyone on December 14.

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. Starting again in January is the Endurance Ride cycling class from 9:15-10:35 a.m. on Saturday mornings, for those who love cycling. New this winter the Y will be offering a TABATA based class with high-intensity interval exercises called Interval Blast. In addition to classes, the Y is offering several events to enrich your spirit, mind and body this winter.

There will be an Adult Basketball League on Thursdays from 7:00-10:00 p.m. January 7-February 25. Teams should have 7-10 players. Sign up by January 3.

There will be Teen Nights on January 8, February 19 and March 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for ages 13-18. This will be an opportunity for teens to get together and have fun in organized gym activities. At the January event there will be a Spikeball tournament.

The Adult Beginner Spanish 2 course starting on January 11 will be a basic course offering introductory Spanish for adults. Participants 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, January 11-February 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room 2. Sign up by January 11.

The Y and Parkview Health will offer free A1C tests in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living in the YMCA lobby on January 21, 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, January 26 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.

The YMCA’s 12 Weeks to Fitness program starts January 25 and will help participants maintain a healthy weight and promote overall health through exercise and nutrition. The 12 week program includes Monday night nutrition classes, and Tuesday and Thursday morning and evening fitness sessions. Pre and post Chem30 tests are included. Sign up by January 20.

The Couch Potato Triathlon Fitness Incentive for Y Members is meant to keep participants engaged and active in their New Year Resolutions. This is a six-week program designed to help participants stay motivated through the winter months by completing a Triathlon at the Y- 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, and 26.2 miles of running. Youth ages 15 and under may complete half a Triathlon- 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of cycling, and 13.1 miles of running. The Couch Potato Triathlon runs February 1-March 7.

CPR classes will be offered to the community on February 16, 6:00-9:00 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. Please contact the Welcome Center to register by February 14. There is a cost for participation and certification.