WARSAW — Kosciusko Community YMCA will be starting spring classes on April 10. Classes will run through May 28. Classes for youth will include swim lessons, youth fitness and gymnastics classes for all ages. Swim lesson curriculum and levels are changing this session to be more focused on comfort and safety in the water before moving on to developing strokes. These updates will improve the child’s learning experience in the water.
Registration for spring classes is going on now for everyone.
Classes that promote healthy living will include group exercise and Indoor Group Cycling, classes for older adults and water aerobics in both the Warm Water and Lap Pools. Adult classes are included with a Y membership. In addition to classes, the Y is offering several events for all ages this spring, see the Welcome Center to sign up.
The Y will be offering free A1C screenings from 10-11:30 a.m. and 5-6:30 p.m on April 4. These screenings will help determine if a person is pre-diabetic. If they are, the Y is offering the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention class to keep it from advancing into diabetes. The class begins on Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program please contact Stacy Thomas at [email protected] or (574) 269-9622 x216. Parkview Health will also offer free A1C tests in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living in the YMCA lobby from 6-9 p.m. on May 9.
CPR classes will be offered to the community from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on April 8, or from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on May 4. If CPR certification is needed for a job or if someone wants to be more prepared to handle an emergency, they can sign up for this American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class. The class will teach adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, but does not include first-aid. This three-hour class provides a two-year certification. There is a cost for participation and certification. For more information contact Zane Gard at [email protected] or (574) 269-9622 x238.
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 on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living. On April 10 the group will talk about Oral Cancer. On May 8, they’ll discuss nutrition for cancer survivors. For more information contact Stacy Thomas at [email protected] or (574) 269-9622 x216.
The Y will also be starting another LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA class on April 11. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence-based program built on best practices for cancer survivor exercise. The goals of the program are to empower adult cancer survivors to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through an organized program of fitness and strength offered in a supportive, small-group setting. For more information on joining the program contact Stacy Thomas at [email protected] or (574) 269-9622 x216.
A Co-Ed Adult Volleyball League will start on April 10 on Monday nights with games starting between 6 and 9 p.m. Teams can be 6-9 players with a maximum of 4 male players at a time. For more information contact Zane Gard at [email protected] or (574) 269-9622 x238.
The Y will be offering a Young Adult Bible Study for ages 18-35 that will discuss what God has to say to believers today, focusing on the book of 1 John. This group will meet in the chapel on from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 12-May 24. Contact Matt Goebel at [email protected] or (574) 269-9622 x235
For active older adults the Y will be continuing Pickleball from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays starting again on April 14. This is a great way to be active and meet other members. Pickleball is free to Y Members and open to everyone of all ages.
The YMCA is partnering with Crosswinds Counseling to offer a monthly seminar titled “Maximizing Your Marriage”. These seminars will be interactive and educational and will include various assessments and exercises addressing the topic covered each month. On April 19 Crosswinds will cover “Intimacy”- emotional verses physical, the value of communicating about intimacy and overcoming obstacles. On May 17, “Personality Differences” will be covered with a look at different types of personalities, a personality assessment and a discussion about how personality type affects relationships. Register for upcoming seminars online.
Please contact the YMCA’s Welcome Center at (574) 269-9622 to find out more information or to sign-up for any of these programs or events.