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Great News!  Fitness Floor to Open Thursday May 21st!

The Fitness Floor carpet installation went more quickly than planned, so we are able to open the Fitness Floor on Thursday, May 21st at 5:20 a.m.

Carpet replacement work will continue in other areas of the building, however we are pleased we can open the fitness area one… Read More | Comment


Fitness Floor and Pool Spruce Up

Fitness Floor Carpet Installation
We will be installing new carpet on the fitness floor Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21.  As a result, the fitness floor will be unavailable for use.

Other options for your workouts May 20-21:
We will still be having all… Read More | Comment


Free classes at local parks this summer

The Gahanna /John E. Bickley YMCA and the Gahanna Department of Parks and Recreation are teaming up this summer to help you take your workout outside! Classes and clubs will be open and free to the entire community. You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate!… Read More | Comment


Summer Family Fun Schedule-Outdoor Pool

Fun for the Family at our outdoor pool all summer long! Click the link below to see the schedule!

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May Yoga Corner

Yoga Corner 

by YMCA Yoga Instructor Sheri Huston

 

Yoga and the Importance of Savasana

There are many, many types of yoga.  Bikram has recently made the headlines as its founder, Mr. Choudury,  struggles with certain allegations.  Bikram is also called… Read More | Comment


Lifeguard Class

SAFER SWIMMERS
Lifeguard Classes
GAHANNA/ JOHN E BICKLEY YMCA
And the American Red Cross

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING will instruct:
• Skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to
aquatic emergencies
• CPR/AED for the professional rescuer
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Yoga-Myths vs. Facts

Reasons Why Yoga is For Almost Everyone!
If you  have thought about  taking Yoga before, consider that you do not need to have any special background to benefit from it. Consider these myths:
• Myth: Yoga is for the young. Fact: many senior citizens have taken… Read More | Comment


April Yoga Corner

Yoga Wisdom to Help You Get and Stay Healthy

As a YMCA member, we have many choices of classes to help us become more physically fit. One option is taking Yoga classes. Yoga can help you get and maintain a healthy body, alone or combined with… Read More | Comment


Free Lifeguard Class!

Looking for a rewarding part-time job?  Join the Gahanna Lifeguard Team by successfully completing our lifeguard training course!

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING WILL INSTRUCT:

• Skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies
• CPR/AED for the professional rescuer
• First Aid
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BODYPUMP SCHEDULE

The February BODYPUMP Schedule has been posted to our app! 

The schedule Starting February 2nd:

Mondays  5:30-6:15pm (Latoyta)

Tuesdays 5:35-6:20am (Stacey)

Wednesdays 9:30-10:15am (Molly) & 7:30-8:15pm (Beth)

Thursdays 5:35-6:20am (Stacey)

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Get fit and stay fit tips

Happy New Year! Here are some Get Fit and Stay Fit Tips from our Wellness Director, Valerie Baumann, and our Wellness Coordinator, Gloria Tarpley:

  • Focus on overall wellness, not just weight loss. If you just look at the scale for success it can be very discouraging! Try… Read More | Comment
    Partner Yoga

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

     


     

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    Yoga Corner

    by Sheri Huston, YMCA Yoga Instructor

    Yoga's objective is to harmonize the mind, body and spirit.  Asanas (the postures) and Pranayama (energizing breath) work together to keep the body healthy.  Asanas, or the postures, are more than physical exercises, they are a blend of physical movements and mental… Read More | Comment


    Yoga Corner

    YOGA CORNER
    by Sheri Huston, YMCA Yoga Instructor

    Some yoga questions and answers...

    How often should I practice yoga?
    As often as you can, up to six days a week. Yoga activity is called a 'practice' because it is working the connection between… Read More | Comment


    Meet our Pilates Reformer Instructors

    Sonia Rinder

    Sonia's love of movement and her own injuries led her to explore Pilates. She enjoys teaching others how they can balance muscles, improve range of motion, and feel better overall. In her… Read More | Comment


    Join us for Barre class at the Y

    Our YMCA Barre class offers body sculpting exercises, a fusion of traditional ballet movements and targeted muscle toning progressions. Using resistance bands and body weight, you challenge your body with controlled movements. Ballet exercises combined with Pilates create the long, lean muscles. It will help you develop muscle awareness… Read More | Comment


    WIFI AND CABLE UPDATE

    Attention Members: We have some exciting news! We are switching phone, cable and internet providers to Time Warner Cable. Our Wifi will be getting a major boost as a result of the change. We ask your patience while we are in transition as some TVs and TV audios… Read More | Comment


    NEW! POOL WEATHER POLICY

    2014 INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY - REVISED
    YMCA of Central Ohio


    2014 INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
    At the YMCA of Central Ohio, the safety of members, program participants and staff is our highest
    priority. After careful review and consideration of national statistics showing no… Read More | Comment


    Check out what’s new at the Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA

    Check out our redesigned spaces in the slideshow above, or click this link.

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    NOW HIRING: LIFEGUARDS AND SWIM INSTRUCTORS!

    Our lifeguards work year round in our indoor pools. We have shifts that begin as early as 5:30am and our pools remain open into the evening and on weekends. If you have a current Red Cross or YMCA lifeguarding certification, or if you have had certification in the past… Read More | Comment


    GAHANNA Y SILVERSNEAKERSĀ® & ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

    Make New Friends and Stay Active!

     

    If you are already a member you can register for Silver Splash & Fitstart at the Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA or online. If you recently qualified for SilverSneakers® and you are looking for a place… Read More | Comment


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