Exercise your body, mind and spirit and let health, fitness, wellness, new experiences and happiness begin at the Y. Register for Madison Area YMCA Spring 2017 classes that begin on Monday, April 10. Members and non-members welcome. Priority registration for members begins Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. online and in person. Non-members may register in person only starting Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. The Aquatics department offer sessions for children starting at 6 months old through 16. Private swim lessons are available for children 3 years old through adult. The Madison Area YMCA swim team, the Mariners, offers a year-round opportunity for competitive swimming in both YMCA and USA Swimming for girls and boys from 6 years old through high school. The Gymnastics department is offering 10-week sessions for children of all ages. Parent/child classes are available for crawlers. Gymnastics classes for preschoolers through teens are available. Competitive opportunities are available through participation on the Rosettes gymnastics team. The Gymnastics department is also offering Y Ninja Gym, a structured training program that is based on obstacle course training methodology that includes: strength and conditioning drills, specialty skill development (flips, rolls, jumps and kicks), tumbling, martial arts skills and mindfulness/meditation practices. This program is specifically designed to build coordination, motor control, conditioning, proprioception, body awareness, spatial awareness, agility and physical strength while developing self-confidence, teamwork and discipline. Classes are available for children 3 years old; 4 years old; 5-6 years old; 7-8 years old; 9-10 years old; 11-14 years old. The Sports department is offering 10-week sessions for children of all ages from preschool through school age in sports including basketball, floor hockey, flag football, football skills, golf, karate, lacrosse, soccer, indoor soccer, t-ball, tennis, volleyball, strength and athlete training, speed and agility training, sports and games, sports fusion and Y-Winners. The Madison Area YMCA’s School of Performing Arts is offering 20-week sessions for children starting at 2 years old in a variety of disciplines including dance, acting, musical theatre and group singing. Classes are also available for adults. Super Kids/Special Needs programming is offering Chi Universe Yoga, a new 10-week class for 5-7 year olds. Chi Universe is a movement to bring health, awareness and peace to the planet in the most super ‘phresh’ way, offering numerous health benefits, both physical and mental, while aiming to prevent and reverse childhood obesity and associated health conditions. Easy to follow visual cues are beneficial for children with development delay and autism spectrum disorders. Permission from the Special Needs Coordinator Jenna Zwain is required. Note of medical clearance may be required. Please call: 973.822.9622 x2225 or email email@example.com. Enrichment and family programming at the Y offers classes starting with parent/child classes through school age that include arts & crafts, cooking, Legos, reading, music, Healthy U and more. The Madison Area YMCA hosts birthday parties through most of its departments. Girls can also earn scouting badges. The Y has the Boszhardt Family Teen Center for teens to gather. Teen programming is also available and includes Teen Leaders Club, Teen Loft, Teen Scene, Teen Enrichment classes, 7th Grade Initiative and Teen Advisory Council. Saturday evening family programming features a different theme for family entertainment and an opportunity to spend quality time together. Activities include swimming and open gym. Kids Central, the Y’s indoor playground is available for open play. Select Saturday evenings are movie nights—free to members; $5 charge for non-members. Visit www.madisonymca.org for movie night dates. Kids Central offers babysitting services for children starting at 3 months old. The Zone, the Madison Area YMCA’s tween area for children ages 8 through 11, has games, books, Xbox, Kinect, rock wall climbing and more! Drop-off programs are also available that allow parents to drop off their children and leave the facility for an extended period of time—must book a reservation in advance. The Madison Area YMCA is a 501c3 cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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