Registration is coming soon for Winter swim classes and lessons - beginning on January 6, 2014! Build your confidence and physical fitness in our heated indoor pool. Full Members can register as of Monday, December 9th, and Community Members can enroll starting December 16th. Click here for our aquatics offerings, schedules and rates!
New Fall FITNESS Programs
SMALL GROUP TRAINING
Start your holidays off right with Small Group Workouts facilitated by one of our YMCA Anthony Bowen Personal Training Staff! This is a great way to challenge yourself and build a support network. Classes will run on a full 8-week schedule beginning January 2014. Programs include:
Express Circuit Training - get stronger, more fit and healthier in just 45 minutes
Kinesis Circuit Training - full-body circuit training that utilizes the free-motion capabilities of the Bravo equipment
Core Stabilization - a complete program of dynamic warm-up principles, core stabilization, stretching and corrective exercises with the most innovative tools and techniques for optimal results
As of December 2nd, we are thrilled to share that our rock wall is ready and waiting for your next climb! With the help of Vertical Climb, you can take your fitness to new heights with our certification classes and/or open climb times. Please click here to view our schedule and safety waiver.
OUTDOOR/ INDOOR INTERVAL FITNESS An outdoor or indoor fitness workout; in a small group (up to 4) high intensity, fast paced, workout that incorporates a dynamic-warm-up, strength and stabilization exercises, conditioning, and ends on a total
body strength workout using free-weights, med balls and so much more! This program is sure to whip you into shape in no time!
TEEN SPORT PERFORMANCE Small Group Sports Training for Teens ages 14-18 years. This program is designed to help each scholastic athlete reach and exceed their personal training goals. This program includes the following:
Dynamic Warm-up Techniques
Speed, Strength and Agility Training
Stability Training - Core and Balance
RUNNING 101 If you are looking to train in a small group (up to 4) setting for the winter and learn baseline principles of running with the end goal of signing up for 5K or 10K, then this program is for you. Running will take place
indoors and outdoors with trainer.
Budoken Yoga & Martial Arts Workshop Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1pm-3pm
We are proud to partner with Active Life DC to present a special workshop next month! The workshop, led by two experienced instructors (Chris Torres and Angela Meyer), will benefit the seasoned practitioner, as well as those practicing yoga or martial arts for the first time.
The first hour will focus on Budokon Yoga and Animal Movements. In short, Budokon Yoga is the art of seamless transition coupled with the beauty of circular rotation. The practice provides students the tools to develop integrated strength and full range of motion. The animal movements are a fun and integrated method to develop the flexibility needed to move your body efficiently and effortlessly.
The second hour will focus on Budokon Martial Arts. Students will learn the Budokon Martial Arts striking curriculum that combines sport and street self-defense techniques adapted from traditional and contemporary martial arts.
a look back at our Inspiring Grand Opening September 9-13, 2013
Inspiring Hearts & Enriching Minds
Join us for our Open House!
Monday, Dec. 16 (12pm-1pm and 5-6pm)
With so many demands on today’s families and the urgency of early brain development, kids need all the support they can get. For 160 years, the Y has provided a welcoming environment with caring staff where youth can feel comfortable to express themselves. As needs and trends change, so do we. We are proud to introduce the Future Leaders Youth Academy at YMCA Anthony Bowen, a new preschool enrichment model that will inspire your child’s love for learning, social and emotional development, character and creativity.
Opening January 2014, the Academy is a place where kids ages 2.5 to 5 years will learn early on how they can make a sincere contribution to the world around them. At the YMCA, we provide the best chance for our youth to succeed in school and life.
The Academy is designed to help your child grow through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) and healthy living activities, a safe and nurturing environment, instilling socially-conscious values, and reinforcing positive social skills. Every activity and interaction instills the Y’s core belief that all children have great potential, and deserve the opportunity to discover it. Our inspiring team is committed to not only teach these values and beliefs, but serve as role models.
Let us help you make sure your child’s is strong and bright! Click here for for our brochure. Space is limited, so sign up today by calling 1-800-473-9622.
The Legacy Continues...
We've been innovating for 160 years and we're just getting started. This redeveloped YMCA unites the right minds and resources for community interaction, education, healthy living, and our life-changing programs. The unique design celebrates the legacy of YMCA Anthony Bowen as historically the first African American Y, founded in 1853, along with its ability to adapt and serve our community’s evolving needs. It also pays tribute to its famed visitors (such as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Poet Langston Hughes and Dr. Charles Drew) and founder Anthony Bowen, a slave who purchased his freedom in 1830 and went on to become a prominent religious and community leader. Click here for a detailed history of this Y's service.