YMCA's summer programs accepting registration
Published 10:57 am, Monday, June 3, 2013
Registration for the New Canaan YMCA's summer non-camp program session begins on Monday, June 3, at 9 a.m.
The eight-week session begins on June 24 and runs through Aug. 16.
An array of instructional aquatics lessons will be available during the summer session for ages 6 months and older and for all experience levels. Understanding the importance of summer swim instruction and scheduling challenges that arise this time of year, the Y offers multiple session length options for swim lessons. Lessons are conducted in four-week sessions that meet once a week, in addition to one- and two-week sessions that each meet four times a week. Smaller class options are also available through Power Pack classes, which last for one week with four classes and a limit of three participants. Adult swim lessons and the pool-based Arthritis Exercise class will also be available this summer.
Additional youth offerings for the summer session include a variety of sports and wellness programs, including baseball, karate, tennis, golf, fencing, and a preschool sports class featuring soccer and T-ball. Youth wellness programs include Zumbatomic, Fun Fitness, Youth Strength Training, and FIT-traxx for Kids. These programs are in addition to family drop-in wellness programs, such as Family Spin and Family Pilates Fusion.
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The YMCA School of Music will also continue lessons for kids and adults through the summer offering instruction in piano, strings, drums, guitar, and voice. Additionally, the child-guardian music class, More Than Just Music, will be offered children for ages 1 to 3.
The Y will be offering an extended open gym schedule for Bouncing Bears Monday through Saturday throughout the summer. Members may purchase a Bouncing Bears FunGym summer pass and enjoy unlimited open gym visits. A summer pass is valid June 24 to Aug. 16 and costs $200 for one child and $25 for each additional child.
The Summer Flips Recreational Gymnastics program will continue this year offering a structured yet fun recreational gymnastics class that provides kids with a great opportunity to enjoy gymnastics and feel challenged whether a beginner or experienced gymnast. Classes will be offered in one-week sessions, allowing participants to attend as many weeks as they like based on their summer schedule.
Adult wellness services include a range of group exercise classes, including Yoga, Group Power, Group Core, Spinning, Group Step, Pilates, Zumba, a variety of water exercise classes, and more. Summer sessions of small group training classes including Pilates Apparatus, TRX, and FIT-traxx will be offered in addition to personal and group training opportunities. Based on training used by Navy Seals, the TRX training system is a revolutionary method of leveraged body-weight exercise helping build power, strength, flexibility, balance, and mobility, all at an intensity you choose. FIT-traxx is the incredible small group training program that is scientifically designed to help people of all ages, shapes and sizes melt fat, increase energy, and build strength.
A Y-Ball Alumni Basketball League will be conducted this summer for ages 18 to 25. Games will begin in June and conclude in July. Teams will have a minimum of 10 regular season games and an end-of-season tournament.
Through the summer, the Y will also continue to provide programs that promote healthy lifestyles, including Healthy Balance, a nutrition and lifestyle change program; Live Well, a chronic disease self-management program; and a Cancer Wellness program, which is a personalized exercise program for those who are currently or recently have undergone cancer treatment.
A complete listing of program offerings is available at the front desk and www.newcanaanymca.org. Registration is also available online or at the front desk. For more information, call 203-966-4528.