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FIT AND WELL SENIORS – DC-BASED PROGRAM

Posted on 4 September 2017 7:01 am
 

 

 The Y’s Fit & Well Seniors caters to the needs of more than 100,000 seniors residing in DC, many of whom are widowed, living on a modest income and have limited access to activities. Launched in 2010 in partnership with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, this program helps seniors find energy, movement and a support network.

We offer 119 land and 26 aquatics classes in all 8 Wards of DC in addition to health and lifestyle assessments, inter-generational activities, social clubs and a mobile unit – all free of charge. Over 5,000 seniors participate in this program each year.

Help us continue to enrich the lives of DC area seniors; make a donation today

If you are interested in supporting this program, please email Janice Williams! If you’re a senior that would like to get involved, let us help you rediscover the vibrancy of life by calling us at 202-232-6700.

Thank you to Our Community Partners

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Armed Forces Retirement Home
DC’s Office on Aging
DPR (DC’s Department of Parks and Recreation)
Family Matters of Greater Washington
Walmart State Giving Program 

there’s no better time to get healthy

Click here for our schedule of classes we offer at centers throughout the city!

WORKSHOP/EVENTS

Posted on 4 September 2017 6:59 am

For Healthy Living:  

Group Interests >

Workshop/Events


 
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DC Budokon Academy

The DC Budokon Academy is open to anyone who is interested in a full education within the Budokon Yogic/Martial/Living Arts system. The Academy is open to all belt levels and welcomes beginners as well as experienced yogis, martial artists, and anyone in between. Students will start at the white belt level and work toward their black belt by attending weekly classes at this certifed Budokon Academy.

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Fundraising Events

Help our YMCAs continue to serve in-need families in our communities! These events raise funds for those who otherwise can't afford wellness, education and youth services. 

SENIOR PROGRAMS AT THE Y

Posted on 4 September 2017 6:55 am

For Healthy Living:  Health, Well-Being & Fitness:

Adults Health, Well-Being & Fitness >

Senior Programs at the Y


 
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Action Against Arthritis

Shallow water workouts for those with arthritis, joint or muscle concerns.  This very low-impact, toning and exercise program focuses on muscle flexibility and range of motion.  No swimming skills required. 

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Aqua Aerobics for Seniors

Shallow water workouts for those with arthritis, joint, or muscle concerns. This very low-impact, toning, and exercise program focuses on muscle flexibility and range of motion. No swimming skills required.

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Cardio Lite

This is a low impact class with an emphasis on improving posture, balance, range of motion, flexibility and muscle strength.

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Easy Does It

Easy Does It is designed for seated participants to develop and maintain muscle strength and range of movement. The entire class is conducted from a chair.

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Fit-4-Ever

Fit-4-Ever helps you feel better, have fun, and make new friends! It also has the benefit of improving your posture, balance, coordination, range of motion, and flexibility.

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SASSY (Senior Active Spirits Staying Young)

An energizing, fun program for seniors, ages 55 and older, that includes a variety of low-impact exercises to stimulating music, chair exercises, use of dumbbells, stretch bands, supervised weight/strength training machine, and the track for walking. This program helps maintain or improve your lifestyle, ease tension, and reduce stress.

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Senior Fun & Fitness

This class is designed for older adults who want to increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance using light weights, a resistance band, balls and chairs. Silver Sneakers and YMCA members welcome!

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Senior Yoga

A yoga class specifically geared toward older adults. Movements are performed standing or seated in a chair. Silver Sneakers participants and YMCA members are welcome!

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Seniorcize

An Aerobic class designed especially for seniors! Improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility with this fun class.

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Silver Sneakers

Enjoy this fun, aerobic dance and strength training class!! Go at your own pace & feel great while increasing your flexibility and strength. Improve your balance, lose body fat and condition your cardiovascular system!

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Sit & Get Fit

Gentle chair exercises for any wellness level. If you are challened with Parkinson's Disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or back issues, this may be the class for you.

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Strength & Resistance

This is a low impact class with an emphasis on improving posture, balance, range of motion, flexibility, and muscle strength.

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Strong, Stretched & Balanced

Strong, Stretched, and Balanced is designed to help improve and maintain strength, flexibility, and balance while emphasizing good postural alignment and relaxation.

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Trailblazer Fitness

Low impact class designed for ages 40 and up. Class includes aerobics, resistance, stretch and tone.

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Water Aerobics for Seniors

Water aerobics combined with length swimming, stretching, toning, flexibility, and range of motion exercises.

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Zumba Gold

This easy to follow low impact class takes all of the fun and action from Zumba basic and tailors it to our active seniors.   Featured dances include Salsa, Cha-Cha, flamenco, tango, and many more.  Sedentary or wheelchair bound participants can join in the fun as workouts will be altered to fit special needs.   

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Zumba Toning

This easy to follow low impact class takes all of the fun and action from Zumba basic and tailors it to our active seniors and includes the added challenge of weights.  Featured dances include Salsa, Cha-Cha, flamenco, tango, and many more.  Sedentary or wheelchair bound participants can join in the fun as workouts will be altered to fit special needs.   

DANCE

Posted on 4 September 2017 6:53 am

For Youth Development:  

Arts & Humanities >

Dance


 
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Ayrlawn Dance Company

This company is designed to offer students the chance to work with more technical choreography in various different genres, expand their knowledge of dance, perform more often, and become acquainted with the life of a professional dancer!
The company will be involved with 3 shows during the year. In addition to the winter and summer show, the company will also be performing in a spring which will include instructor and student choreographies. This spring show will be for company members only.
Company class and rehearsals will take place on Saturdays with time allotted from 10-3. Depending on the objective on a given Saturday, we may not need the entire company to attend so the schedule will vary from week to week. Students that are interested in the company must be able to commit to the rehearsals. The following is a sample of the class schedule:
10:00-10:30 Stretching Class
10:30-11:30 Technique Class 1 (Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Yoga)
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45 Technique Class 2 (Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet Pointe, Yoga)
1:00-3:00 Rehersal  times will likely be scheduled as needed.  

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Ballet I

Students will develop their dance skills and understanding of ballet. This class fosters a child's condifence, grace and musicality, as well as strength, flexibility and alignment.

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Ballet II

Students will continue to develop their dance skills and understanding of ballet. Ballet provides a solid base for any other dance form.

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Ballet/Gymnastics

Not sure if your child would like Ballet or Gymnastics? Try both in our new combo class! Participants will do 30 minutes of Ballet and 30 minutes of Gymnastics, getting the best of both!

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Basic Movement & Dance

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Beginner Tap (ages 6-14)

The focus of each tap class is to improve the student's sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. Classes are structuredin the traditional tap format: warm up exercises, technique and progressive movements, combinations or dance routines.

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Beginner Tap (ages 9-14)

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Beginning Ballet

This class is for ages 5-7.  Children will have a blast learning basic ballet vocabulary, discipline, and choreography.

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Bitty Ballet

Introduction to movement and bitty poses that will instill a love of ballet.  Shoes required.

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Dance/Art Class

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Hip Hop

This introductory Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various dance movements in a fun filled and vibrant environment!

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Hip-Hop Dance

Dance like a pop star while incorporating aerobics, jazz and hip hop in this fast-paced, high energy class. It's designed for children who love to jump, exercise and dance. Emphasis is on energy, rhythm and attitude!

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Intermediate Tap

The focus of each tap class is to improve the student's sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. Classes are structuredin the traditional tap format: warm up exercises, technique and progressive movements, combinations or dance routines.

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Jazz Dance Class

Our jazz class will cover many of these styles including lyrical, street jazz, funk, and hip hop. Classes are structure in the traditional jazz format; isolations, stretching, dance technique, progressive movements, combination or dance routine.

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Lyrical Dance

Lyrical dance is similar to ballet combiming the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fkuidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger.

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Mini Ballet

Independent class with a skilled instructor.  Parents may not enter the ballet studio for this class. This class introduces technique and instills confidence to prepare your child for beginning ballet. Shoes required.

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Mini Hip Hop

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Pointe

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Pre-Ballet and Movement

Do you have an aspiring ballerina?  The YMCA Arlington has partnered with Go Bananas Dancing to introduce children to the five ballet positions and explore creative movement.  Children strengthen key skills, such as coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and discipline in an encouraging environment designed to boost self-esteem and feel good about their abilities.  Some tumbling and use of props may be included.

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Pre-Ballet I

Y Dance and movement classes are a great introduction to getting active.  Children strengthen key skills such as coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and discipline in an encouraging environment. This class is for ages 2-3.

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Pre-Ballet II

This class is for ages 4-5.  Children will learn the key skills to prepare them for our beginning ballet class!

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Intermediate

For levels Pre-Primary through Grade six, we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Intermediate Foundations

For levels Pre-Primary through Grade six, we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompso@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Pre-Primary

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Primary

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 1

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 2

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 3

For levels Pre-Primary through Grade six, we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 4

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 5

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Intermediate Foundations

For levels Pre-Primary through Grade six, we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Tap & Ballet 1

Enhance your child's dance experience with our expert staff in our studio featuring full length mirrors and bars. Beginners learn introductory skills including positions, basic stretching, and simple dance moves. Intermediate dancers progress through intermediate skills and combinations, additional steps and choreography.

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Teeny Taps & Pre-Ballet

Enhance your child's dance experience with our expert staff in our large, professionally equipped studio featuring full length mirrors and barres.  Beginners lean introductory skills including positions, basic stretching, and simple dance moves.  Intermediate dancers progress through more advanced skills and combinations, additional steps and choreography.

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Tiny Taps & Ballet

Enhance your child's dance experience with our expert staff in our large, professionally equipped studio featuring full length mirrors and barres.  beginners learn introductory skills including positions, basic stretching, and simple dance moves.  Intermediate dancers progess through more advanced skills and combinations, additional steps and choreography. 

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Two Year Old Ballet

Getting your preschool student involved in ballet at this early age is a playful activity that helps build other important skills. In addition to refining motor skills, kids will also learn to let loose, gain confidence, socialize and follow directions.

ART

Posted on 4 September 2017 6:51 am

For Youth Development:  

Arts & Humanities >

Art


 
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Art

It’s Art with a Seasonal twist. Let your imagination soar as you experiment with form and texture using a variety of different materials.

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Bitty Messy Arts

We don't worry about coloring within the lines in this art class! These classes offer a fun environment for parents and kids to get their hands dirty while making new friends and wild creations. We'll make projects using everything from bubbles, paint, mud, shaving cream and more!

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Guitar Lessons

Private one-on-one lessons with our experienced guitar instructor Karl Harger. Beginner through Intermediate levels welcomed. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar.

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Intro to Photography

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Mini Chefs

Come whip up some cool ingredients and make tasty treats in our Preschool cooking class.  We'll share recipes, discuss kitchen safety and make all sorts of snacks!

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Mini Messy Arts

We don't worry about coloring within the lines in this art class! These classes offer a structured environment for kids to get their hands dirty while making new friends and wild creations. We'll make projects using everything from bubbles, paint, mud, shaving cream and more!

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Mini Musicians

This class is designed to give your child a basic introduciton into the world of music.  We will play a variety of instruments and move to the rhythms.

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Petite Picassos

Find inspiration in this hands-on art class for preschool students.  Students will explore different art mediums in this fun and exciting art class including finger and water paints.

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Preschool Sampler

Not sure which program to sign up for this session? Come out for a different class each week and get a taste of we have to offer.  From gymnastics and dance, to arts and sports, our Sampler class is a great introduciton to our awesome program offerings.

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Slime Science

Join us on a wacky adventure through all kinds of cool and crazy chemical reactions.  Use chemicals to make slippery slime and watch colors separate before your eyes! Find out how to make volcanoes erupt, what oobleck is, how to make gak and more!  Add in messy games and activities, creating a slimy, grimy, goopy and magical experience.

SCHOOL’S OUT CAMPS

Posted on 4 September 2017 6:49 am

For Youth Development:  Swim, Sports & Play:

Parties & Extras >

School’s Out Camps


 
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School Closure Camps

During the school year, when school is out, remember that the YMCA is open. We hold day- and week-long day camps so that the holidays don’t have to be stressful for you.  Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing where your child is and that he or she is having a memorable day making new friends, learning a new craft, experimenting with science or playing fun sports and games. Registration for School’s Out Camps is now open. Spaces are limited, and fill quickly, so be sure to register early!

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Spring Break Day Camps

Your child is discovering new things every day. That's why in the YMCA child care program, we carefully design every activity to expand every kid's imagination and encourage lifelong positive values. Their newfound confidence naturally strengthens the relationship they have with you, and that progression is at the heart of our philosophy; good child care is good family care. We offer field trips, nutritious snacks, age-appropriate curriculum, experienced professional staff, half-day and holiday special events, fun-filled activities, sports and fitness activities, enrichment activities, supervised homework time and swimming classes.

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Spring Break Gymnastics Academy

Learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun in a safe environment at the Gymnastics Academy held at the Arlington YMCA Woodmont Gymnastics Training Center.  The Gymnastics Academy is designed to provide a full gymnastics experience for beginner gymnasts through team levels 6 years and older.  Emphasis is placed on skill development on floor, bars, beam, and vault as well as improving strength and flexibility.  Gymnasts have exclusive use of the training facility, which is fully equipped with AAI equipment.  

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Winter Break Aquatics Academy

Children enjoy 2 45 minute structured swim lessons and 1 30 minute free play per day. When not in the water, kids enjoy arts and crafts, structured gym time, lunch and snack.

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Winter Break Camp

School may be out, but the fun is just beginning! Our day camp programs are age-specific to ensure a fun and exciting experience for all of our campers. We foster an atmosphere that reflects our four character values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Now you can have a stress-free holiday knowing that your kid is learning, growing and making friends at the Y.

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Winter Break Gymnastics Academy

Learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun in a safe environment at the Gymnastics Academy held at the Arlington YMCA Woodmont Gymnastics Training Center.  The Gymnastics Academy is designed to provide a full gymnastics experience for beginner gymnasts through team levels 6 years and older.  Emphasis is placed on skill development on floor, bars, beam, and vault as well as improving strength and flexibility.  Gymnasts have exclusive use of the training facility, which is fully equipped with AAI equipment.  

KIDS’ MORNING/ NIGHT OUT

Posted on 4 September 2017 6:47 am

For Youth Development:  Swim, Sports & Play:

Parties & Extras >

Kids’ Morning/ Night Out


 
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Friday Night Kids Club

Take some time for yourself once in a while!  Every other Friday evening, bring the kids to the Y!  Each week has a different theme – check our Facebook page for the theme of the week.  While here, your they will enjoy dinner, dessert and plenty of activities.

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Holiday Drop and Shop

Holiday shopping with children can be stressful. Let us take them them while you made the holidays magical. Program will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Participants will particpate in themed activities or trips that will make the holiday season even more thriling. Please bring snacks, lunch, and water daily. If a day trip is not scheduled, please pack a swim suit. 

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Parent’s Night Out Movie Night

From 6:00pm-10:00pm your kids will be supervised by a trained staff and will be playing pool games, having fun with friends, and watching a movie while being IN THE POOL!

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Parents Afternoon Out

Enjoy an afternoon to yourself as the YMCA Child Care staff provides activities designed especially for your child. Activities may include free play, arts & crafts, story time and basic early learning skills such as shapes, colors, counting and enhanced socialization skills. Snack is provided. Make your plans to go shopping, to a movie or have lunch with a friend! It's Parent's AFTERNOON out!

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Saturday Academy

The Saturday Academy is a place where children engage in meaningful play, learn to share and make sense of their world. The Y’s Saturday Academy will focus on the arts, STEM and wellness with exciting activities and themes.

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Posted on 4 September 2017 6:44 am
 

   

8.3 out of every 100 adults in the District of Colombia have diabetes, ranking it 4th highest in the nation for the ratio of people with diabetes to the general population.

 


33.9 out of every 100,000 deaths in District of Columbia are due to diabetes, ranking District of Columbia 3rd highest in the nation for diabetes-related deaths.


*Diabetes is a serious health condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and blindness.

What is Prediabetes  
Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have blood glucose level that is higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. 
 
Are you at risk?
  • Overweight or obese (BMI >25)
  • Family history of diabetes
  • 45 years of age or older
  • Sedentary lifestyle (lack of physical activity)

ASSESs YOUR RISK

1. Calculate your BMI
2. Complete our printable Risk Assessment
                                      


                                    
The Good News! 
Programs such as YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58%. The reduction was even greater among adults aged 60 years or older with 71% according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Program Details
How the program works?
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of CDC led National Diabetes Prevention Program. It gets to the root of the diabetes epidemic by helping those at high risk of developing the disease make lifestyle changes. The program focuses on healthy eating, physical activity and weight management.

Participants in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program meet in a classroom setting as a group with a trained YMCA lifestyle coach for 16 weekly core sessions. During the sessions, they learn how to make healthier food choices, how to incorporate more physical activity into their daily routine and how to manage a healthy weight. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress.

 

Program Goals
1) Reduce body weight by 7%
2) Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week 
 
Who can participate 
To qualify:
must be 18 or older,
overweight/obese (BMI > 25)
high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with prediabetes.
* YMCA membership is not required!

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle and work with you to reduce the risks this condition can pose to your health.


Eligibility and Pre-Registration
Complete a 
Printable Brochure  and send it to us at Heather.Wilson@ymcadc.org    

Program Payer Options
Program Fees – contact us for details


Classes
(TBA)

New program sessions are coming in Fall 2017.



“The Diabetes Prevention class was great! It was instrumental in improving my physical activity and eating habits. Most importantly, I met the program goals of losing 7% of my body weight during the 16 week sessions. I was able to do this by monitoring my fat intake each week by utilizing the tools we were given throughout the program."
-T. Williams, Program Participant

"In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you give and get encouragement and motivation from others as you learn practical ways to take control of your health."
-Wade, Program Participant

"As a result of the program, I feel better, look better and I am living a healthier life."
-James, Program Participant


Become a strategic Partner and help us change lives!

Strategic Partnership Development

Interested in partnering with the Y to help prevent the dangers of diabetes? You can also sponsor an individual to participate in the program with a modest donation. Contact Heather Wilson at 202-232-6700.
                                                                                                                

CONTACT
Heather W. Wilson
Association Director of Community Health

YMCA OF METROPOLITAN DC
1112 16TH Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Email or call  at 202-459-4255 



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YMCA of Metropolitan Washington D.C., and the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States of America, have made a commitment to collaborate on efforts to support a national movement to increase awareness and take measures to prevent diabetes and its complications among groups at risk, and to help support treatment outcomes for individuals who have confirmed diagnoses or indications of prediabetes by promoting an effective lifestyle change. The parties referenced above do not warrant or guarantee any specific outcomes for program participants, with respect to diabetes prevention.