Celebrate Our Anniversary - All Sept. Long!
Let the Y Host Your Next Meeting
Small Group Training
Get a Massage at the Y
History of YMCA Anthony Bowen
september is our anniversary month!
YMCA Anthony Bowen will be celebrating its two-year Anniversary in September, and everyone’s invited to the party! Join us on September 16th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
for our celebration with great healthy snacks, music, dancing and, oh yeah… great classes.
Let’s Get Cooking!
The Culinary Experience Calendar
is filled with classes that will get you ready for Fall! Classes range from Tomato Sauce and Summer Jams; Chicken Brines, Marinades and Quick Dinners; Fish for Dinner; Desserts Only and more!
Every Monday in September, join us for one of our FREE demonstrations classes
. Check the front desk to find out which classes we'll be showcasing!
Try these new energizing spin classes:
- All Terrain Spin – Incorporates hills and flat roads, and focuses on strength and endurance.
- Power Spin – An energetic and fun cycling class fused with minor upper body workout segment to promote total body conditioning.
- Power, Strength, Speed Spin – A class focused on speed, strength and power.
- Energy Cycling – A high-energy class focused on speed, endurance and strength. Each class includes sprints and fast-paced endurance periods as well as long climbs.
You want more? We've got just the thing! We've added more high-flying classes to the Aerial Yoga
schedule. Experience savasana in a whole new way. Also, ask about our private Aerial Yoga Parties for your birthday, bachelorette party or any other celebration!
We've planned an Ice Cream Social by Relay Foods
with members and friends on September 2nd.
Talent Casting Call!
Are you a singer, musician or poet? Come out on September 8th from 6:00pm-7:30pm for our Talent Casting Call. Performances will be held on select dates starting September 22nd through September 30th. Non-members welcome!
New to Personal Training?
Then try out our 3 for $129 personal training offer to help get you started (first-time clients only). On September 7th, you can purchase 6 sessions of personal training for $349 (new and existing users). If you are an existing personal training client, then check with your trainer or wellness staff for additional special promotions.
(a blend or martial arts and yoga) classes start September 18th-25th. More information and rates are available here
Pedal to the Mental
takes place every 3rd Saturday beginning September 19th. Challenge yourself in a two hour cycling class!
Throughout the month of September, YMCA Anthony Bowen will be collecting new or nearly new coats
so in-need children and adults won't be left out in the cold this winter. Join us!
YMCA Anthony Bowen's Carriage House opening soon with more space and exciting classes; our Mind and Body Scheduler; and more classes!
Conference Room & terrace - book now for the holidays!
Are you looking for an inspired space to host your upcoming holiday party? YMCA Anthony Bowen’s conference room and terrace is available for rental! It’s ideal for birthday parties, holiday parties, receptions, trainings and other meeting needs. It hosts 80 people seated and 120 people reception-style. Rates are:
Morning Half Day (8am to Noon/4 hours)
Conference Room Only - $600
Terrace Only - $400
Room & Terrace - $900
Full Day (8am to 5pm/8 hours)
Conference Room Only - $1,200
Terrace Only - $800
Room & Terrace - $1,800
Evening (6pm to 9pm/3 hours)
Conference Room Only - $450
Terrace Only - $300
Room & Terrace - $700
Includes white board screen, TV monitors, podium, A/V system, kitchen space, access to the rooftop terrace and a preferred vendors list for catering options. Team building packages are also available - including culinary experiences
small group training!
Small Group Personal Training provides the benefit of a personal trainer with the energy and inspiration of a group. All groups are designed for progressive results and fitness levels. Taught in a fun semi-private environment, these classes build confidence and power—enhancing work capacity in formats designed to burn fat and calories, build upper and lower body strength, and improve endurance.
Each 6-Week Program Includes:
Choose From One of These Great Groups:
- Pre-Assessment with goal setting
- 12, 1-hour training sessions (2 sessions a week)
- Post-Assessment to measure your success
- Teamwork, Intensity and Fun!
Two New Programs!
- Total Body Conditioning (High Intensity Interval Training)
- Personal Training for Yoga Practitioners
- Kinesis Strength Circuit Program
- 5K Training for Beginners
- TEAM 15 Outdoor Boot Camp: Get out of the gym and onto the next level of fitness with a series of high intensity workouts! Join this outdoor boot camp class filled with fun, strength and sweat.
- Stroller Strong: Bring your baby along for a one hour workout in this outdoor boot camp class.
Contact Chris Hill, Associate Wellness Director, at 202-232-6936 or via email
to register or learn more!
ease pain & tension with a massage
Summer is nearing an end and it’s time to get your health and wellness program back on schedule. Stop by our massage room to learn how the benefits of massage can be a part of your better YOU! A Touch of Health Therapeutic Massage
is eager to create a massage program that is tailored to your specific needs at YMCA Anthony Bowen! Therapeutic massage is the systematic manipulation of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue. Massage seeks to restore balance and brings the body to a normal state of relaxation. To view the list of services or to make an appointment, go to www.ATouchofHealthMassage.com
or call 703-801-2429.
Cooking Classes at the y!
What we eat can have the biggest effect on our stress, energy and overall health. We are thrilled to offer basic, themed and guest-hosted cooking classes
in our demo kitchen!
We are bringing you exciting nutrition classes to help you eat and live well! We hope our classes give you all the tools you need to bring healthy cooking into your home.
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