By SUMMER ZIMMER
Director of Communications and Social Responsibility
The Kosciusko Community YMCA will be offering a Winter Sampler this December for two weeks (Dec. 8-21) to give participants a chance to sample classes before the longer seven-week session starts in January.
Winter 1 Classes will run Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. Classes in youth development will include swim lessons and gymnastics classes for all ages. Classes that promote the healthy living aspect of your Y will include group exercise classes at both the Parkview Warsaw YMCA and the North Webster branch, classes for older adults and water aerobics in both the Warm Water and Lap Pools. All group exercise and water aerobics classes are now included with a Y membership. Registration for these classes is going on now for everyone and can take place at the North Webster or the Parkview Warsaw YMCA branch or online at www.kcymca.org.
Because the new Parkview Warsaw YMCA includes four program spaces for group exercise the Y will be able to offer several new classes this winter including: TDF Boot Camp, Pound, Lunch Crunch Yoga, Tabata, Barre Fitness, Hip Hop, Reality Martial Arts Conditioning, Salsa, Pilates and PiYo.
Barre Fitness will include a full body-toning routine combining dance inspired barre work and light weights to sculpt and strengthen. Hip hop will be an opportunity to express yourself through music and dance, each movement will be taught step-by-step. Lunch Crunch Yoga will be a 30-minute class focusing on a specific body region each class, allowing you to strengthen and stretch. Pound will fuse cardio, pilates, isometric movement and plyometric poses into a full-body cardio session using light resistance with constant simulated drumming. See more descriptions at www.kcyma.org
The Couch Potato Triathlon Fitness Incentive for Y Members is meant to keep you engaged and active in your New Year Resolutions. This is a six-week program designed to help you 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. You will have a log at the Wellness Desk to keep track of your daily activity. Turn in your log to receive credit and a t-shirt once the Couch Potato Triathlon is completed.
The Couch Potato Triathlon runs Jan. 5-Feb. 16. Sign up now.
Enjoy the rewards of life-long learning while gaining the skills to connect to the Spanish speaking members of our community. The Adult Beginner Spanish course starting Jan. 6 will be a basic course offering introductory Spanish for adults. Participants will learn to listen, speak, read and write using music, stories and conversation. The class meets on from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 17, in the new Multi-Purpose Room.
A new class starting for teens this winter, Energize, is a seven-week course for kids ages 13-17 to have fun, be active and learn about healthy living. Working in a group setting with a personal trainer, teens will learn correct form and fitness progression as they go through a workout routine. By the end, each participant will have their own progression book and a workout routine designed by a certified personal trainer for them. Each week, after the workout, there will be break out sessions on different nutrition topics such as: fad diets, total metabolisms, and common supplements.