Honoring Local heroes (Police /Fire/MIlitary)
Ages 3-17. Join us Saturday, March 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the Mother-Son Super Hero Party. A mutant Ice Cream Bar will be available, followed by games that will test your super hero abilities including Bounce Houses and more. Meet some of your favorite Super Heroes. Professional digital photo included in price. Event is open any boy and a caring female adult (Aunt, Family Friend, etc...) Super Hero dress is encouraged (moms too!). Costume contest and more!
Registration is limited and might sell out. Cost: $25/couple, $10 for each additional son Register at the Y or online at: www.ymcacolumbus.org/hub(search "hero")
All classes are scheduled as usual on Valentine's day with a few fun twists!
Cycle & Sculpt at 8:30am will be "Valentine's Day Rock & Roll!"
Zumba Gold at 9:30am will be "We love CLASS"
Muscle Conditioning at 6:30pm will be "We love PLANKS" (whoever holds the longest plank gets a box of chocolates!,)
Cycle + Jab at 7:00pm will be "Valentine's Heart Breakers!"
Teen Volleyball and Basketball Signups now till Feb 13
Basketball U14 & U17 league are now taking registration
Co-ed Volleyball U11, U14, U17 teams are now taking registrations
Practices for both will begin Feb 13
Zumba from 5:40-6:30, then R.I.P.P.E.D. from 6:35-7:35, R.I.P.P.E.D is a new GX class starting next Wednesday
Wednesday Hip Hop Line Dance is moving back 5 minutes (from 7:40pm to 8:40pm).
Saturday Cycling at 8 am on the Fitness Floor.
Monday 5:45 Yoga will be cancelled starting 12/12. A new class will take its place but it is TBD.
Madison has been with us for 3 years and has been a true asset since she walked in. She is leaving us for the United States Air Force to pursue a career in Aviation Management. She will work directly with pilots and maintain their day to day with flight plans and actions.
September 28 was her last day and while we will miss her dearly we also hope she succeeds more so than she did here. Good luck
Kennetha has been with the Y as a member since she was 8 years old. 5 years ago Kennetha came into the Y as child care staff. She then worked at the welcome center and as a custodian till she recently, this past year, became our fitness director.
Now she and her family will be moving to Florida to pursue her love of fitness and bodybuilding. She will still work with the local Y in Fort Lauderdale. She will be missed greatly at our branch and we hope her the best in all her endeavors .
Jaime has been with the Y for over 4 years. She is a personal trainer and instructs the Strong-Well-Fit and Youth Conditioning Programs. Recently she has become a point of contact for an adult group with special needs that meet every Thursday. She helps them with exercises and keeps them motivated while they are here. She is an amazing member to the fitness team and the branch and we are lucky to have her with us. Thank you Jaime for all that you do!
June 1 - August 1
Teens can sign up to participate in this FREE summer wellness program. By logging activities, volunteering and participating in programs throughout the summer, teens can earn points toward raffles for FREE prizes such as gift cards, Y Gear and sports equipment. Sign up at the FitBar in the Wellness Center.
Kids Time Summer Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Child Watch Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
New for summer 2016!
Chris Tamasovich has been with the Y at our Pickaway branch for almost 2 years but his experience doesn’t begin there. Hes been in director management for aquatics for 10 years now. While in college in Youngstown he was an Assistant Director of the swimming department. Then he moved to Cleveland and started his carrer at the Y 5 years ago. He moved to Pickaway 2 years ago and now is looking to put his experience and knowledge to work at the Garver Y!
New Summer Class Open House!
In the weekends of May, were hosting 4 new classes to try before you buy for our summer session.
CX Works: This program hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper and lower body. Its an ideal workout for tummy and butt while improving functional strength and assisting with injury prevention.
Les Mills GRIT®: This is a work out that switches between short bursts of intensity and recovery periods. It’s the best way to increase fitness, tone muscle, lose fat and be more athletic.
Tai Chi: This martial art is not a defensive or offensive form. This art focuses on slow movement, balance and mental concentration. This is a calm and meditative class.
Teen Extreme: PARENTS! This class is the ideal class for your young adults in your life. It promotes safety with equipment, correct form while weightlifting and creates a team oriented mindset while working out. Sign your teens up to try out this class in May.
YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT Update:
There were 12 students who represented the Jerry Garver YMCA at the annual Youth and Government High School State Assembly held at the Ohio Statehouse. We are pleased to announce that the of the 4 bills that were presented on the floor 5 of them passed committee allowing the students to speak on the Senate & House floor. 1 of the 3 bills passed the vote on the Senate floor and went on to the Governor’s desk to be signed into Youth and Government law. This year the Hilltop delegation was excited for the opportunity to begin participation in both the Judicial and Lobbyist positions. There were 4 students who argued before the Ohio Supreme Court to discuss the laws around the proper serving of a protection order, and our lobbyist was able to successfully lobby against 8 bills that were presented during the conference. As our teens continue to expand their awareness of how the government works they are finding value in using their voice to express their concerns to positively impact the future of Ohio.
JERRY L. GARVER YMCA & THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
- Swim 300 yards continuously
- Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
- Swim 20 yards, surface dive in 7-10 feet of water, retrieve a 10 lb. object and swim 20 yards on the back to return to starting point (this is a timed event).
- Perform all required skills with accuracy
Participants must pass the pre-test to continue on with the course.
9am - 5pm
*$100 refund for those individuals that work at the JERRY L. GARVER YMCA and remain in good standing.
614 834 9622
March 2016 Lifeguard Class Flyer
The Garver Y is interested in creating a teen initiative around community effort; branch programs; and developing relationships. Interested families can contact Cory Hughes at (614)834-9622 to discuss creating a focus group on this cause.
Be a volunteer with the Garver YMCA! Bring your passion to serve and strengthen your community through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Coaching youth sports; service at the branch and grounds; or possibly be a part of our philanthropic focused Consulting Board. Complete an application today to begin your journey with the Y.
Our partners at Diley Ridge Medical Center are here on the first Wednesday of every month, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. to take blood pressure tests and answer questions. Stop by their table near the lobby.