YMCA briefs

2013-02-10T17:45:00Z YMCA briefs nwitimes.com
February 10, 2013 5:45 pm  • 

Duneland Family YMCA

The Duneland Family YMCA is at 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton. For information, call (219) 926-4204 or visit dunelandymca.org.

Fit Camp

The Y and Club NEW are partnering to help the Duneland community take steps toward healthier living. Club NEW will host a Fit Camp that will be free to members and $2 for nonmembers per class. The camp will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week in the Community Room. For more information, Like "Club NEW" and the Duneland Family YMCA on Facebook or call (219) 926-4204.

Indoor soccer registration

Registration will open for Youth Indoor Soccer on Monday. The cost is $40 for members and $80 for others. The season will run March 2 to April 13 for children ages 3 to 8 years old. Interested participants can register at the Member Service Desk.

Silver Sneakers

Healthways Silver Sneakers Fitness Program is offered for adults 65 and older and other individuals who have been declared Medicare-eligible. Participants will receive a membership to the Y. For information about this program, contact Penny by calling (219) 926-4204.

New senior class

The Silver Sneakers Muscular Strength and Range of Motion will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fitness Room. This class is complimentary with a membership and through the Silver Sneakers Fitness program. If a participant is not a member, the cost will be $2 per class. This class is designed to increase strength, range of motion, agility, balance and coordination, and to improve participants' functional capacities, physical fitness level and sense of well-being.

Senior center

The Senior Center is now open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the Teen Center for any senior who would like to participate in daily activities. There is no charge to visit the Senior Center. Games, activities and coffee will be available daily. Seniors are welcome to make suggestions for programming.

Sweetheart Dance

The 2013 Sweetheart Dance will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Sand Creek Country Club. Cocktails will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $55 per person. Reservations are needed. All proceeds will support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility at the Duneland Y.

Valparaiso Family YMCA

The Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, offers numerous activities. For more information, call (219) 462-4185, ext. 249, or visit www.valpoymca.org.

Fit for Life

Free for members, this program is for parents and middle school-age kids to work out in the Wellness Center. The program focuses on fit family time, wellness habits and healthy lifestyle choices. Hours are 7 to 8 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7 to 8 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Saturdays; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Can-Do Kids

Classes are from 4:55 to 5:25 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class is for 3- to 11-year-olds and provides activities for children with special needs. The cost is $20 for both members and residents.

Porpoise program

This program will focus on competitive swimming skill development. Classes meet from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and are for ages 6 to 14. The cost is $63 for members, $189 for nonmembers. Saturday classes are 9:20 to 10:05 a.m. The cost is $33 for members, $99 for nonmembers.

Pilates mat-work

Core strengthening exercises with a focus on flexibility and posture class meets from 8:05 to 8:50 a.m. Mondays through Fridays; 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays. All classes are in Studio C.

Pilates personal training

The Pilates Reformer equipment improves strength, muscle tone, coordination and flexibility. These exercises can be customized to benefit every fitness level and body type. For more information, or for a free 30-minute consultation, call (219) 462-4185, ext. 249.

24 Hour InSWIMniac Challenge

How many laps can you or your team swim around a custom course in the Lap Pool? The Valparaiso Family YMCA will host its first 24 hours "InSWIMniac event from noon March 2 to noon March 3. Participate as an individual or with a team up to 10 people. Teams will swim laps from noon-noon. Swim caps and T-shirts included with entry. Awards will be given for teams and individuals with the most completed laps in 24 hours. Funds raised at this event will help buy a pool chair-lift that is required by the ADA and will also benefit the annual Changing Lives Campaign. Registration is $55 per person, $45 per team. Regular registration closes Feb. 20. Late registration will be allowed through March 1. Registrations will be done online or in-person at the Valparaiso Family YMCA; no mail-in registrations will be accepted.

Nutrition for Life

A new service to help develop lifestyle changes will be led by Kari Bukur and Kristy Cox AFPA Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultants. Register at the Y Courtesy Desk. Group Nutritional Counseling is at 6 p.m. Tuesdays or 9 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $50 for seven weeks. Personal Nutritional Counseling Starter Package is $90, Starter-Plus Package is $135 and Maintenance Follow-ups are $18.

2013 Ringing in Spring Race

Registration is open for the 2013 Ringing in Spring Race, which will feature a 5K run, 10K run and 5K prediction walk. The event begins at 9 a.m. April 6. Awards will be offered for each division. Registration is online only at www.ringinginspring.com. There is no online processing fee. All fees and discounts are posted online. Gear check and free child care is available for the first 100 kids registered (must pre-register online). Free parking, subject to availability.

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