WARSAW – Kosciusko Community YMCA will be starting fall classes Sept. 6. Classes will run through Oct. 23.
Classes for youth will include swim lessons and gymnastics classes for all ages. Classes that promote the healthy living aspect of the Y will include group exercise and indoor group cycling classes, classes for older adults and water aerobics in both the warm water and lap pools. Adult classes are included with a Y membership.
New this session in group exercise the Y will be offering Enhance Fitness, an arthritis management program that can be taken by anyone who would like to gain strength, flexibility and balance at their own pace. Other returning group exercise classes include: interval training, cycling, Zumba, body sculpt, boot camp, fit after 40, mat fusion, yoga, TRX, kickboxing and more. Water aerobics classes will include movers and groovers, joyful joints, aqua fit, women in action, tone and fit, shallow and deep water aerobics and aqua abs. For a complete listing of times and descriptions see www.kcymca.org.
YMCA Sharks Swim Team will be starting again Sept. 19 for Y members age 5 and up who can swim one length of a 25 yard pool. As a member of the Sharks, swimmers will develop their competitive skills, stroke techniques and endurance in a supportive learning environment. Participation builds character, teamwork, and encourages individual achievement. Every Sharks swimmer has the opportunity to compete in meets throughout the season. Swim team information for the winter season will be available Sept. 1. Registration will start Sept. 6.
English as a second language will be offered at the Y for those 18 and up in partnership with Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays. There are five different levels based on ability. The class is free with an initial fee for the book. Sign up at the YMCA’s Welcome Center.
Pickleball will be starting again Sept. 9. There will be open play from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Y members can play for free. Those who aren’t members would pay a small fee.
Lifeguard training starts 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 and 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 and 17, 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 and 18. Participants must be 15 years old, able to swim 300 yards and able to retrieve a 10 pound brick from 9 feet of water. All class dates must be attended to receive certification. Cost of the class includes all materials and certification.
For those who want to run a 5K but aren’t sure how to train and get to that distance, the Y is offering a 5K training program from Sept. 12, up to the Cancer Care Fund 5K Oct. 29. There will be two running time options, 6 p.m. Mondays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays.
To support those in our community going through cancer and their caregivers, the Y is hosting “Kathy’s Cancer Conversations,” a volunteer-led cancer support group meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living inside the YMCA. The next gathering will focus on how caregivers- spouses, family members and friends of those going through cancer-can best support them.
Registration for the fall one youth classes and special events starts for everyone Aug. 29 at the North Webster or the Parkview Warsaw YMCA branch or online at www.kcymca.org.