So Many New Programs

It’s Spring II program registration time! This May and June, we will be offering a bunch of exciting new programs here at the Y, and we hope you’ll be the first in line to try them.

The following programs are brand new:

Bridal Bootcamp – Wedding season is upon us and every bride wants to look her best on her special day! Whether you are the bride, a bridesmaid, or wedding guest, we know you want to look and feel fantastic this summer and absolutely shine in those wedding day photos. This brand new program provides a holistic approach to getting you in great shape by providing you with weekly workouts, nutritional resources, and support to make your wedding day body come true.

Fearless Falling – “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” We’ve all seen the commercials. You don’t have to let that be you! This new program teaches seniors how to safely fall and get back on their feet without assistance. Keep your independence, restore your confidence and improve your balance and strength with this new class, taught in the safety of our well padded Gymnastics Center by one of our most experienced personal trainers.

Meditation & Conscious Discipline Skills for Adults – This class for parents, caregivers, and teachers provides a set of 8 skills that can help you positively guide the behavior of those you care for and keep your sanity in the process. Mediation exercises, strengthens, and relaxes the mind, benefitting your overall well being in the same way a good workout contributes to your physical health.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – BJJ is our newest addition to our martial arts programs at the Y. Taught by international jiu jitsu competitor Jessie Carpenter, this class will teach you the skills and discipline of this ancient grappling art. Whether you are an avid competitor, brand new to the sport, or just looking to dust off the old gi sitting unused in your closet, this class can accommodate you, as instruction will be adapted to fit all abilities and experience levels.

But that’s not all. We’ve also revamped and reintroduced some popular programs:

Squeaky Sneakers – Have you wanted to get your 3-4 year old active at the Y, playing games and socializing with other young children? This play based movement class is the perfect introduction to sports and athletics for your youngster. From skipping and jumping to running and kicking, your child will develop age appropriate movement, coordination, balance, and social skills all while having fun!

Outdoor Skills – New England offers a fascinating natural playground and this class for 9-12 year olds teaches boys and girls all about it! Our Outdoor Skills class combines environmental and outdoor education with good old fashioned fun and exploring. From plant and wildlife ID to wilderness survival skills, this class offers a little bit of something for every kid who loves the outdoors.

Girls Sports and Fitness – We’ve added a fitness component to our all girls sports class. Get your daughter hooked on a healthy lifestyle from a young age – our female coaches will introduce your daughter to healthy activity ranging from sports to age appropriate training in our Wellness Center and introductions to group exercise. Since this class is open to 10-13 year olds, it provides an opportunity for your child to utilize areas of the YMCA she would not otherwise be able to, thanks to the supervision of our qualified staff. Help your daughter build confidence and get excited about activity by signing her up for this supportive, girls only program.

Registration for Y members opens April 13th with the greater community gaining registration access on April 20th. Be sure to register early and secure your spot in one of these exciting new programs.

For more information about any of the programs above, including meeting days and times and prices, or to see the many other programs we offer, please check out our Spring II/Summer program guide.

About Kari Post

Kari Post is the Sports & Teen Director at the Keene Family YMCA. She loves staying active, being outdoors, climbing, and working with young people.

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