Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
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AUTISM INCLUSION PROGRAM
The Clippard YMCA Autism Learning Center
The Clippard YMCA opened a Preschool Autism Learning Center on August 31, 2009. This program is an approved Autism Scholarship provider through the Ohio Department of Education. The program is designed to implement a child's IEP (Individualized Education Program) and provide the needed therapies to achieve their goals. Program components include 1:1 instruction time, ABA instruction, Speech and Occupational therapy, swimming, music, and sensory and gross motor gym activities. The program also has inclusion opportunities with the YMCA preschool for social and peer interaction. This program is designed to allow a child with autism to experience preschool while maintaining the structure, therapy and academics that they need to learn and grow, in order to become as independent as possible. For more information, please email us.
Join us each month for Autism Family Night, which provides a safe and interactive space for families with children diagnosed with autism. The Clippard Y Family Autism Night is an event where the children and parents can relax and enjoy themselves and each other, while engaging in family-centric activities. All monthly Autism Family Nights are open to the autism community; attendees do not need to be members of the Y and there is no age limit. Events range from family movie nights to BBQs to holiday-themed parties. Check with the Clippard Director of Special Needs for more information.
All classes have 2-3 requirements to enter a class, please follow the requirements when signing up for a class. Please take advantage of a Free Swim evaluation with the swim lessons coordinator. Free Swim Evaluation through Aquatic Manager, Karen Ruff. To ensure that your child is placed in the appropriate class, we strongly recommend a swim evaluation before registration. Please contact Karen Ruff at (513) 923-4466 at Clippard YMCA or through email to set up a date at email@example.com . All swim lessons are subject to cancellation. A minimum of four registered students is required for each class.
Aquatic Participant Safety
Please use the restroom and shower before entering any of the pools. Swim diapers are mandatory for all non-potty trained children.
Open pool time for individuals and families to exercise, swim laps and have fun in the water.
Parent and Child Swim Lessons
Ages: 6 months to 3 years
The primary objective is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The parent will learn how to be safe with children in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to songs and games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes, and breath control. (Cloth diaper with plastic pants or diapers manufactured for swimming pool use with plastic pants are required.) Lessons in the waterpark.
PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS
Ages: 2 to 3 years old
Children who have completed the parent/child class will love a class with independence. Blowfish will continue to blow bubbles through mouth and nose and learn how to kick. Pool safety and listening will be incorporated in classes. Rhythmic breathing will be introduced. Lessons in the waterpark. Requirements to enter class:
- Comfortable without parent in class setting.
- Swim Diapers are required if not potty trained.
Ages: 3 to 5 years old
Get ready! Get set! FLOAT! These kids are ready to fl oat. They have mastered breathing and will continue to incorporate breathing with other skills: Front Floats, Kicking with kick board/noodle with face submerged, torpedoes, back floats, and freestyle. Rhythmic breathing will be repetitive. Requirements to enter class:
- Bobbing five times continuously, head fully submerged with rhythmic breathing
- Comfortable with a front and back float with assistance
- Goggles for floats and torpedoes
Ages: 4 to 5 years old
Way to Go! Rays and starfish are more independent in the water. They will continue to get stronger and confident with freestyle, backstroke, and treading water. Front Floats, Back Floats, and bobbing are used for safety and endurance in the water. Repetitive skills are essential in this class. Requirements to enter class:
- Front Float and back float without assistance for five seconds
- Freestyle or torpedo for 10 yards without assistance
- Goggles for floats and torpedoes
YOUTH SWIM PROGRAMS
Ages: 6-12 years
Your student can now sign up for their individual level! Our new scheduling format is geared to allow all participants to learn and progress at the appropriate level, with the five levels covering stroke development, rescue fundamentals, and safety skills.
Polliwog is the beginning level for school-age children. Front floats, back floats, bobbing, kicking with kick boards/noodles all using rhythmic breathing will be used for safety and progression of skills. Water sports are used to aid in the progression of skills. Requirements to enter class:
- Goggles for comfortable swimming experience
- Bobbing five times with rhythmic breathing
- Front and Back float with or without assist
The basic skills continue to be emphasized (front floats, back floats, bobbing, kicking, and torpedoes on front and back). Guppy's will continue freestyle and backstroke technique with additional elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and treading water. Goggles are highly recommended. Requirements to enter class:
- Front Float and Back float without assistance for 10 seconds
- Can swim freestyle and backstroke 10 yards without assistance
- Can jump in deep water and swim to safety
The basic skills continue to be emphasized (front floats, back floats, bobbing, kicking). Minnows continue to refine the strokes they have learned, freestyle, backstroke, and sidestroke. Minnows build endurance in those strokes and are introduced to new skills: breaststroke and flipturns. Requirements to enter class:
- Can swim freestyle (with rhythmic breathing) and backstroke 25 yards
- Tread water for one minute
- Goggles for swimming
All strokes are done repetitively to improve on endurance and skill. Butterfly is introduced. Requirements to enter class:
- Can swim freestyle (with rhythmic breathing) and backstroke 100 yards
- Tread water for three minutes
Goggles for swimming
OTHER AQUATIC CLASSES
Adult Swim Lessons
Ages: 13 years and up
Whether you want to learn to swim or just polish up on your strokes, this program is tailored to your individual ability & goals.
Private Swimming Lessons
Lessons are scheduled by appointment only and based on the pool and instructor availability. A registration form must be filled out at the Welcome Center. Lessons consist of five 1/2 hour sessions. Please allow one week for setup time.
Become a YMCA certified Lifeguard. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and be able to swim 500 yards prior to taking this course. All classes must be attended. Class also includes certification in CPR/pro, AED, O2, and First Aid.For more information contact Karen Ruff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant (YASA)
Learn the knowledge and skills to recognize aquatic risks and to assist a lifeguard in the emergency response of an accident or injury. This course does not provide participants with lifeguard training. Those who become certifi ed in YASA must have a certified lifeguard on duty when teaching a class or leading a program activity. Candidates must be at least 14 years old, able to swim 500 yards and able to tread water (legs only) for 2 minutes prior to taking this course. Class also includes CPR, AED, O2 and First aid.For more information contact Karen Ruff at email@example.com.
Scout Badge Program
A certified instructor will lead you through the skills to meet Scout badge requirements. Sign up individually or as a group (must register two weeks in advance of requested date). Maximum of 20.
SWIM TEAM - BARRACUDAS
The Barracudas Swim Team competes in 10-13 YMCA meets throughout the season. A swimmer is not required to attend all meets. Swimmers must be able to swim at least 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke. A swimmer must be a YMCA member to join the Clippard YMCA swim team. Please contact Kim Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. For more information and newsletters, click here.
Adult Water Fitness
Ages: 12 and up
All water fitness classes are “drop in”, no registration is necessary and free to members. Program Participants may purchase Group Fitness program session passes. See Welcome Center for online for schedules.
Intermediate level class - Low impact cardiovascular workout that combines muscular strength and endurance exercises. Location: Program Pool
Advanced level class - A combination of shallow and transitional (shoulder to neck deep water) high intensity low impact cardiovascular and endurance class which includes strength, toning and stretching. Location: Program Pool
Intermediate level class - Fun water walking and jogging class combined with aerobic exercises for a cardiovascular and endurance workout. Location: Water Park Walking Channel
Variety Pack/Instructor Choice
Intermediate to advance level class. Get a great workout in this mix of cardio and strength in a variety of fun formats: circuit, intervals, aqua cycle, shallow or traditional depth water. Location: Progam Pool
Arthritis YMCA Aquatic Program
Designed in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation for individuals who live with arthritis. The program provides the opportunity to do gentle joint range of motion activities, with emphasis on balance, and flexibility with a certified instructor. Location: Program Pool
Active Older Adult/Low Intensity Water Workout
A low intensity exercise class for age 50 and over. The instructor will lead participants in various stretching, movement, and resistance exercises. Location: Program Pool
Back to Basics - Water Fitness 101
A review of water aerobic exercises with emphasis on proper body alignment, water safety skills, using the properties of water (buoyancy and resistance) to strengthen the core stabilizers, and how to adjust your work- out intensity to meet your own fitness goals. Location: Program Pool
Deep Water Aerobics
This is a non impact high-energy class. The certified instructor will offer a variety of classes throughout the session ranging from strength and cardio to interval or circuit type formats.
Open Adult Walking Channel
Open time to move yourself against or with the current of the walking channel. See Pool Schedule for specific days and times.
Which class does my child belong in? Contact Tim Lutz at email@example.com for more information.
This program is designed for boys and girls. Classes are structured toward the introduction of gymnastics movements, basic skills and coordination.
Ages: 2-3 (Parent/Child Program)
We use creative themes to teach basic gymnastics positions, develop coordination, and have a lot of fun!
This is an instructor based class. Tots will work on beginning tumbling maneuvers and develop coordination as well as work on the basic bars, beam, vault and floor exercises.
Bounders will work on beginner to advanced tumbling maneuvers with emphasis on movement education. This is an instructor based class which encompasses all the apparatus (floor, vault, beam and uneven bars).
This program is designed for boys and girls. Classes are structured toward safe and correct execution and evaluation of skills on Floor, Vault, Beam and Bars.
For the beginning gymnast who has little or no gymnastics experience.
Must have completed Rollers or equivalent and be able to do forward and backward cartwheels, bridge, handstand on floor, jump to front support on bars.
Must have completed Swingers or equivalent and be able to do round offs, Bridge from stand, forward roll on balance beam.
Youth Dance Program
Jazz, tap and ballet classes provided. Annual tuition is payable by session or by year. Dancer must participate for the entire year. Additional costume fees will be assessed.
- Ballet One: 3-4 year olds
- Ballet and Tap Two: 5 year olds
- Ballet and Tap Three: 6-8 year olds
- Jazz/Ballet and Tap Beginner: 9-11 year olds
Jazz/Ballet and Tap Advanced: 12 and up
All group exercise classes are “drop in”, no registration is necessary and free to members. Program Participants may purchase Group exercise program participant passes. See Welcome Center or online for schedule.
Focuses on muscle toning and strengthening exercises.
Class designed to provide a well rounded workout.
Class includes exercises to work the abs, obliques, back and glutes.
Classes are designed to mix cardio and strength training workouts.
Cardio class that changes between high and low intensity aerobic exercises.
Step and Sculpt
Combines cardio step class with muscle conditioning sculpt class.
Varied cardio and strength class formats.
Silversneakers® Circuit-Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Circuit is for participants who have expressed a desire for more cardiovascular and muscular endurance conditioning and have demonstrated above baseline proficiencies in agility, balance and coordination. Circuit offers standing non-impact choreography alternated with standing upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball. Circuit focuses on the benefits of a circuit format to improve cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength and endurance without increasing risk.
SilverSneakers® Cardio- Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cardio offers a variety of easy-to-follow movements promote heart healthy, total-body conditioning improvements to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Cardio is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want a safe, effective and energizing activity. Hand-held weights or elastic tubing with handles can be used for the strength training segment that follows the cardio segment. The SilverSneaker chair offers stability or support options for abdominal and stretching exercises from the floor.
Mind and Body Classes
Classes focus on stretching, toning, and relaxation exercises.
Class concentrates on flexibility, balance, and relaxation through yoga movements.
Silversneakers® Yoga - First, second, and third wednesdays of each month
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Yoga is a seated (chair) class that will move your body through a complete series of seated and/or standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of motion. Restorative breathing exercise and relaxation techniques promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Muscular Strength and range of movement is the core class of the SilverSneakers® Group Exercise Program. A variety of support positions with a chair are introduced to increase strength and range of movement conditioning exercise. Functional improvement is the focus of this creative multi-level conditioning class and includes a variety of basic choreography with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and the SilverSneakers® ball.
Class combines stretching, toning and balance using Pilates based exercises.
Yoga and Pilates fuse toether at the hip!
Classes emphasize increasing your heart rate to burn calories.
Class offers both high, mid and low impact options, performed to music.
Latin-based dance and fi tness class. All levels welcome. No previous dance experience required. Shake your bon bon.
Aerobic class that uses a step as you perform combinations to music.
Monday - Circuit and Friday - Interval
Aerobic class that uses a variety of movements from Kickboxing to get you moving.
Class is a moderate to high intensity, non-impact cardiovascular workout. Towel and water bottle are required for entry into class.
Senior workout. A combination of seated and standing exercises will be used. Intensity will vary with your ability.
Classes that help the new user learn steps ad class format before they attend a formal group fitness class.
A welcoming environment to help you on your way to regular attendance at our step classes. This is not an exercise class.
First Monday of each month
Group Cycling 101
For newcomers to cycling who want a challenging workout at the same time.
First Thursday of each month
Your body is your tool! Shape and sculpt with powerful cardio fat-blasting moves.
Friday Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. each week. Instructor and class format changes weekly.
Schedule an orientation to learn about our virtual fitness program with cardio and nutrition tracking available. Call 923-4466 to schedule a free appointment.
Orientations to the Health and Fitness Center are offered on a daily basis. Each appointment includes a tour of the Health & Fitness Center. Cardiovascular and strength training equipment are introduced but a specific fitness program is not designed at this time. To schedule an appointment, call 923-4466.
Let our Fitness Counselors get you off to the right start. Fitness orientations that suit your goals, health history, exercise habits and schedule are available. These are offered on a daily basis and take about an hour. To schedule an appointment, call 923-4466.
Lifestyle Coaching assists members to become more aware of their health and helps identify individual needs and assist you in making choices to improve your overall health and well-being. Stanford University has developed a health and lifestyle assessment tool especially for the YMCA. It is free for all members and will aid you and your lifestyle coach to decide which YMCA programs and services are appropriate for you. Link to the Stanford Health and Lifestyle Assessment website. Please complete the assessment and call 923-4466.
Nutrition Services are now available for YMCA Members. Set up an appointment with our Registered Dietician to help further your health, wellness and prevent disease. Good nutrition is an integral component of all three. Stop by the Welcome Center to register. Members Only
A Personal Trainer will provide individual instruction throughout your entire workout session. This is an excellent benefit if you are:
-In need of a more advanced or sport specific program
-Have special needs or considerations
-Would benefit from immediate feedback and frequent changes in your workout
Our qualified trainers will evaluate your current fitness level and design a specific program for you based on your goals. Check out our trainers’ bios at the Health & Fitness Center Desk and the Welcome Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 932-4466. Members only please.
Power, Speed, and Agility Training
Ages: 10 and older
This is training for those who want to increase and enhance their overall athletic abilities. Trainings can be tailored to fit your sports specific needs. Trainings can be held individually or in groups. Check out our trainer’s bio at the Health & Fitness Center Desk and the Welcome Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 923.4466. *Group rates are available.
Designed to teach teens the benefits of exercise and strength training. Teens will learn basic anatomy, muscular function, principles of strength training and how to lift using proper techniques. This fun and energetic class includes actual weight lifting in the Fitness Center. Teens 12-15 must complete this class to use the Health and Fitness Center. Registration required.
Ages: 9 and up
Family Fitness is a time for you family to spend time together and become healthier. Our fitness staff will be on hand to show parents and their children 9 years of age and older how to use the exercise machines properly and help you to develop a fitness program to meet your needs.
Y-ZONE Interactive Fitness Center
The Y-ZONE is Here! The Y-ZONE Interactive Fitness Center is a prototype for integrating technology and exercise into a regular program primarily focused improving the health of young people. This is in line with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati's Mission of building strong spirit, mind and body and in response to the declining health patterns we are seeing in American youth.
Diabetes Wellness Seminars
Monthly sessions to bring awareness and education to members and the community about diabetes. Led by the YMCA staff, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Registered Dietician. Call (513) 923-4466 for more information.
Ages: 7 and older
Judo develops self-discipline and confidence. It also increases coordination, stamina, flexibility and strength. Get in shape while learning a new skill.
Tae Kwon Do helps in the pursuit of self-respect and discipline, as well as building and maintaining physical fitness. Coordination, control, balance and technique are developed.
The Clippard YMCA Judo Club is a grassroots program promoting the sport attributes of Judo. The program is geared for beginners and intermediate students starting from six years old through adults. Classes are customized to each student's needs, abilities and pace. You may start practicing with us anytime as each class includes boys, girls, men and women of all levels.
Did you know that Judo is the second most practiced sport worldwide right behind soccer!
It is practiced by millions of people around the world from Japan to Europe and the Americas. Judo translated from the Japanese language means "Gentle Way "that refers to a philosophy of constant learning and its application in life. Judo is many things to different people: a sport, an art, a discipline, a self-defense program, a fitness regimen and a social activity. It is a fun activity for all ages. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
An Introduction to the Sport of Judo
Judo is a grappling sport most similar in America to Wrestling - only with a uniform, a Judogi. In Judo we practice safely on a "tatami" mats with throws and hold downs. When of students reach the age of 13-17 we teach chokes and arm locks under strict supervision. Judo has no contact punches like Boxing or kicks like Karate. Students practice for a wide variety of reasons, to stay in shape, to develop self-confidence, to compete but for most…… the fun of it!
Dr. Jigoro Kano, its founder in 1882, originated Judo in Tokyo, Japan when he decided to transform the ancient art of ju-jitsu into a modern safe sport. He established two years later, in 1884, the first school "The Kodokan" www.kodokan.org also known as the International Judo Center. It is an eight story facility, open to visitors, with several training mats, dressing rooms, research and spectator seating for tournaments.
For students who wish to test their "Kata" or "Randori" abilities, Judo offers competition for at all skill levels from developmental to state to national and international tournaments. Judo has official rules that govern competition. It ensures safety for boys, girls, men and women based on weight and age divisions. Judo was introduced into the Olympics in 1964 for men and officially for women 1992.
Judo Promotions and Rank
Promotions at Clippard YMCA are awarded by the discretion of the Instructor "Sensei" that follows the guidelines of "USA Judo " www.usjudo.org and the state body "OHIO JUDO" www.ohiojudo.org. Judo has a colored belt rank system that is used similar to other martial arts such as Takwondo or Karate. Belt colors are established for juniors and seniors that recognize a person's degree of knowledge, ability, and leadership.
Judo can be an effective form of self-defense when one is being attacked. Appling Judo techniques for self-defense requires plenty of practice. Students are taught to avoid confrontations but are quick to engage when threaten. These skills are extremely effective when correctly executed.
About Sensei "Glenn"
At 8 years old in third grade, I was constantly getting in trouble …..both in and out of school. I wasn’t a troublemaker but I did hang out with the wrong crowds. My parents were getting frustrated that I was always coming home hurt. So my father introduced me to the “Cincinnati Judo Club” in Norwood. After a few months of training (three times a week), I participated in regional tournaments and soon started bringing home trophies and medals.
Today, I instill those “Life-Values” to my students that Judo has taught me; confidence, respect, patients, persistence and honor. I welcome all types of students that “want” to learn Judo. Currently I hold a 2nd degree “Nidan” rank and have proper instructing credentials. I am indebted to my Sensei, Mr. Frank Herzog at his “Hamilton Judo Club”. He is an elite few that holds the rank of Rokudan, 6th degree red and white belt. Sensei Herzog is national and internationally recognized for his contribution to the sport of Judo not to mention the hundreds of Judokas he continues to train.
Good Judoka friends!
Come and join the fun! Members 60 and over can participate for lunch, book club, educational series, wellness seminars, quilting, bingo, and more. Monthly calendars are available at the Welcome Center. Members are FREE. Non-members rates depend on the activity. Contact Nora Dashley for more information.
June 14 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Premiering Age of Champions, 72 minutes
Infinitely inspirational, funny, sweet, and sure to poke a tear from even the most hard-hearted.
Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided. Limited seating available. Cost is Free and registration is required.
The “Wise” Way to a Healthier Brain
July 8, August 12, September 9 and October 14
Provided by Care Connections of Cincinnati
Educational series held the second Monday of each month from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Healthy-U Chronic Disease Self Management Program
July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 and September 2
Provided by CDSMP Facilitator Nora Dashley and Gary Terry
Educational series held weekly on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Diabetes Management Program
October 7 and 21 and November 4 and 18
Provided by Diabetes Educator and Health Coach Gary Terry
Educational series are held biweekly on Mondays from 12:30-2:00
Get the answers you need to know about Medicare
June 24 and October 7 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Provided by Humana Chris Lamb
MediGold Q’s & A’s
June 26 and October 3 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held in lobby. No registration required.
United Health Care Q’s and A’s
September 5th from 10:00-12:00
Held in lobby. No registration required.
CPR and Safety Demonstration
Provided by Colerain Fire Department
July 15 and October 28. Registration Required.
Quilting Display and Demonstration
Provided by Clippard Family Quilting Group Partnered with the Ronald McDonald House
August 6 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Held in lobby. No registration required.
Twin Towers Q’s and A’s
August 20 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Held in lobby. No registration Required.
June 26 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Provided by Care Connections of Cincinnati
Held in lobby. No registration required.
Provided by Miami Heights Chiropractic Center
July 9, 10, and 11 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Held in lobby. No registration required.
Clippard Family Book Club
Book title determined by monthly group meeting. All sessions held the first Friday of each month from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (July 5 session has moved to July 12 due to holiday) Registration required.
Clippard Family Quilting Group
All sessions held the fourth Fridays of each month from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Resuming in August. Free kits are always available to take home to quilt at our leisure. Registration required.
Reminder: November is the fifth Friday due to Thanksgiving holiday
SENIOR SOCIAL EVENTS|
- April 24 sponsored by Renaissance West
- May 22 National Senior Health and Fitness Day sponsored by Humana
- September 25 sponsored by United Health Care
- October 23 sponsored by American Cancer Society
- November 27 sponsored by Forever Young
- December 11 Christmas Social sponsored by Thrivent Financial
Socials are held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Note May 22 and December 11 social events from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Cost is FREE to all members and non-members. Please bring a side dish to share. Registration Required.
What is the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program?
SilverSneakers® is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.
Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with SilverSneakers® at the Clippard Family YMCA. Health plans around the country offer our award-winning program to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. SilverSneakers® provides a fitness center membership to any participating location across the country and the Clippard Family YMCA recognizes this. This great benefit includes:
- Access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool and other available amenities.
- Customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.
- Health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
- A specially trained Program Advisor at the Clippard Family YMCA to introduce you to SilverSneakers and help you gets started.
For more information please contact the Clippard Family YMCA (513) 923-4466. SilverSneakers® visit www.silversneakers.com or call the number on your health plan ID card.
Tuesdays-Thursdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Muscular Strength & Range of Movement is the core class of the SilverSneakers® Group Exercise Program. A variety of support positions with a chair are introduced to increase strength and range of movement conditioning exercise. Functional improvement is the focus of this creative multi-level conditioning class and includes a variety of basic choreography with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and the SilverSneakers® ball.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cardio Circuit is for participants who have expressed a desire for more cardiovascular and muscular endurance conditioning and have demonstrated above baseline proficiencies in agility, balance and coordination. Cardio Circuit offers standing non-impact choreography alternated with standing upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers® ball. Cardio Circuit focuses on the benefits of a circuit format to improve cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength and endurance without increasing risk.
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CardioFit offers a variety of easy-to-follow movements promote heart healthy, total-body conditioning improvements to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance. CardioFit is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want a safe, effective and energizing activity. Hand-held weights or elastic tubing with handles can be used for the strength training segment that follows the “cardio” segment. The SilverSneaker chair offers stability or support options for abdominal and stretching exercises from the floor.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Yoga Stretch is a seated (chair) class that will move your body through a complete series of seated and/or standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of motion. Restorative breathing exercise and relaxation techniques promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Sports Of All Sorts
Ages: 3-5 years
This class is an introduction to the wide world of sports. We will play a different sport each week, including basketball, soccer, floor hockey and more! This is great for kids who just want to have fun.
January 10 - February 20
February 10 - March 20
February 10 - March 20
April 10 - May 20
July 10 - August 10
September 10 - October 20
November 10 - December 20
Jr. Olympic Club Volleyball
Tryouts in November
January - May
Ages: 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12
This parent-coached program will focus on fundamental skills and concepts. Basketball is offered twice a year, starting in January and November. Ages 5 and up will practice during the week with games on Saturdays, while 3-4 yr olds will have practice and game on Saturday. Some games may be played against other YMCA of Greater Cincinnati teams. Volunteer coaches needed, please email email@example.com.
Ages: 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12
This instructional league is for the child who can’t get enough of soccer. The league will focus on fundamentals and teamwork. Players of all abilities are invited to play. 3-4 yr olds will have practice and game on Saturdays, while all other ages will have a practice night during the week in addition to Saturday games. Please consider being a volunteer coach.
Ages: 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12
This parent-coached program will focus on fundamental skills and concepts. New this year, T-Ball and Coach Pitch (3-4, 5-6 yr olds) will be offered twice. Our Spring League will consist of Thursday Night practices and games, while our Summer League will be on Saturdays. For Summer, all ages 5 and up will practice during the week with games on Saturdays, while T-Ball will continue to be all on the same day. Some games may be played against other YMCA of Greater Cincinnati teams. Volunteer coaches needed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Ed Flag Football
This program is designed to be an instructional league for 8-9 year olds with competitive components and a competitive league for 10-12 and 13-15 year olds. This is an inter-YMCA of Greater Cincinnati league. Games will be on Saturdays rotating between YMCA branches. There will be one practice per week. Volunteer coaches needed, please call 923-4466.
Co-Ed Super Tot T-Ball
Introduce your pre-schooler to T-Ball. This parentcoached program focuses on fundamentals skills and concepts. Practices and games are held on the same day. Volunteer coaches needed, please call 923-4466.
Co-Ed Coach Pitch Baseball
Instructional level baseball. This parent-coached program will focus on fundamental skills and concepts. We will use modified rules. Coaches will be doing the pitching. All games and practices will be held on Saturdays. Some games may be played against other YMCA of Greater Cincinnati teams. Volunteer coaches needed, please call 923-4466.
This recreational volleyball league is meant to introduce the game of volleyball and introduce skills that will transfer to the Club Volleyball team. Everyone plays and there are no tryouts needed. Practices are once a week, with at least one match played on Saturdays. New this season, boys are now welcome to play. Some games may be played against other YMCA of Greater Cincinnati teams. Volunteer coaches needed, please email email@example.com .
Club Volleyball - Junior Olympic Volleyball
Grades 6-12, Ages: 11-18
Our teams are sanctioned through the Ohio Valley Region. We participate in area tournaments which requie limited travel. Fees are based on the number of tournaments your team enters. Our season begins in January and ends in May. We do participate in the Regional Tournament in Columbus. Girls in our program get the opportunity to participate in pre season conditioning. All practices are held at the Clippard Family YMCA.
This exciting club is in it’s sixth year of existence. Youth, Middle School and High School Boys and Girls teams forming for early spring season. For more information contact Debbie Smith at 884-9818.
Adult Co-Ed Volleyball
Open Volleyball is every Sunday night from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. No registration required, all members are welcome to come play!
Adult Church Softball
Partnering with the Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA, we are proud to offer our new Church Softball Program. Teams are forming now. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up your team or for more information as we fellowship and play together.
Preschool Learning Center
Our licensed preschool offers a well-rounded education centered around the YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Activities focus on the Ohio Early Learning Standards and are geared toward building creativity, self esteem and cooperation. Curriculum is from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
What sets the Clippard Family YMCA Preschool Learning Center a part?
- Character Values
- Creative Curriculum
- Swimming in our Indoor Water Park
- Weekly Gymnasium Time
- Year Round Enrollment
Full Day Preschool
6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
We offer Full Day Preschool. Children will have the opportunity to participate in swim lessons and curriculum enrichment while enrolled in our full day program. Hamilton County Vocuhers will be accepted as payment.
School Year Forms:
YOUTH CHILD DEVELOPMENT
School Age Child Care
The Y’s Kids curriculum is designed to support the healthy development of children by building strengths and meeting the needs of the whole child.
The program’s activities and structure incorporate the philosophies of NWLSD and the YMCA building health and supporting academic excellence. The Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets and the Ohio Academic Standards are combined to represent each institutions’s values.
Tuition for this program is based on your schedule of either full or part-time. Please call the Clippard Family YMCA 923-4466 for pricing details. Financial Assistance is available through the Hamilton County Department of Human Services or through the Clippard Family YMCA Scholarship Programs.
Schools Day Out
We will offer Schools Day Out Camp on every day that the Northwest School District is not in session. Campers will enjoy spending time with their friends, playing in the Indoor Water Park and many other fun activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch, swimming suit and towel. Registration must be completed in advance of camp day.
Fees: Member: $30 per day, Program Participant: $40 per day
Parent's Night Out
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 yrs.
Parents! Enjoy a night on the town and know that your kids will be having a wonderful time at the clippard YMCA. Children will be engaged in fun activities including: swimming in the Indoor water Park, playing in the gym and a movie. Infants and children under the age three will spend the evening in our child Watch Center. Children should pack a snack, bring a bathing suit and towel.
BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE
Our Y's Kids program is the perfect place for school aged children to spend their time before and after school.
At our center, school aged children find fun; creative activities, friendship and homework help in a warm and supportive environment. A major focus in the 2009-2010 school year will be on small group tutoring and curriculum enrichment.
The Y's Kids program is available at all Northwest Local School District Elementary School locations. YMCA Scholarships are available and Hamilton County Vouchers are accepted. The parent or guardian must provide transportation to and from the program. Special transportation arrangements will be made between Welch and Pleasant Run Elementary.
To register complete the forms below and return to the Clippard Family YMCA or to your Y's Kids Site Administrator.
Our program will follow the Cincy Afterschool Curriculum. This curriculum is designed to support the healthy development of children by building strengths and meeting the needs of the whole child. The program engages students with activities aligned with Ohio Academic Standards.
Programs are held at the following elementary schools: Bevis, Colerain, Monfort
Heights, Pleasant Run, Struble, Taylor, Weigel, and Welch. ** Students at St. John Dry Ridge may attend Taylor, St. James White Oak may attend Weigel, St. Ignatius may attend Monfort Heights. Parents must arrange transportation with the Northwest Transportation office.
6:30 a.m. until School Start - School Dismissal until 6 p.m.
** Parents for St. John, St. James and St. I’s must contact NWLSD for Bus Transportation
Weigel, *St. James
6:30 a.m. - 8:10 a.m., 2:55 p.m. -6 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., 2:55 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Taylor, *St. John
6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m., 2:55 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Colerain, Monfort Heights
6:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m., 3:35 p.m. - 6 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m., 3:35 p.m. - 6 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:25 a.m., 2:55 p.m. -6 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m., 3:25 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact Cindy Rizzo 923-4466 or pick up registration information at the Clippard Family YMCA Welcome Center Desk.
Small Group Specialty Training Program-TRX Suspension Training
Indoor Water Park– open year-round
25 Yard Heated Indoor Swimming Pool
25 Meter Outdoor Swimming Pool & Diving with separate baby pool
and zero depth splash park (seasonal)
State of the Art Health & Fitness Center
Full Size Gymnasium
Group Fitness Studio
Multi Purpose Room
FREE Child Watch
FREE Group Fitness and Water Fitness Classes
ActivTrax is now available at the Clippard Family YMCA. ActivTrax is a revolutionary, web-based virtual trainer program that takes the guesswork out of your workout - and it's free. Contact the Fitness Center Staff to get started on ActivTrax today!
YZONE - Youth, Teens, Families, Seniors
The YZONE is a prototype for integrating technology and exercise into a regular program primarily focused on improving the health of young people. Interactive fitness and exercise gaming is featured so that participants can engage in technology-assisted games that simulate different activities. The YZONE Interactive Fitness Center is in alignment with the YMCA's mission of building strong spirit, mind, and body and in response to the declining health patterns we are seeing in America's youth today.
Skyline Community Center
Address:8500 Pippin Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
Phone Number: 513.729.0755
Fax Number: 513.729.0725
The Skyline Community Center reaches out to the Colerain and Springfield Township community through a variety of quality programs. The Clippard YMCA provides management and program support in effort to bring the mission of the YMCA to the entire community.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Monday and Wednesday: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Cheerleading - October through May
- Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Line Dance Class
- Thursday 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday: Schedule varies
Open Gym/Youth Open Gym/Teen
Schedule Varies daily
Community Council Meetings
Every fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Become A Member
The Y is a positive environment and a place that’s dedicated to serving everyone. We’re a gym, but we’re not just a gym. We’re a charity, but we’re not just a charity. We’re about families, but we’re also about singles, college students, new couples and empty-nesters. Above all, we’re about community.
Value of a Y Membership
Membership to the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati gives you so much more than just a place to work out! As a Y member, you have full use of all 13 locations in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.
Today the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers the following member benefits:
A wide-variety of healthy living programs for people of all ages, including exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle support
Fully trained staff that is always ready to assist you
Wellness consultations with trained fitness coaches that will help you set and achieve your goals
ActivTrax, a free virtual workout partner that creates custom workouts around your goals, strengths and fitness experience
State of the art cardio and strength training equipment
Clean and well maintained facilities
Access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools and water parks where you can participate in a variety of water programs such as swim lessons, water group exercise classes or simply just some fun in the swim
Drop-in child care to ensure that your child is in a safe environment while you work out
The opportunity to train and become a Y mentor, tutor, or activity coach
The opportunity to build relationships with others members and volunteers
Opportunity to participate in specialty training classes such as Kettlebell, TRX Suspension Training, BOSU, and personal training
AWAY - (Always Welcome at a Y) Home away from home access to Ys across the country and around the world
Your membership also gives you opportunities to save. Members receive:
Special rates on programs such as day camps, youth sports, swim lessons, afterschool, adult sports, and specialty training classes
$50 in program gift certificates at the time of joining that can be used on Y programs
A savings of $90 for a week of camp at YMCA Camp Ernst
The Y is for Everyone
We believe that communities are only successful if they give everyone the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. The Y's Annual Support Campaign raises funds to provide program and membership assistance. We also offer flexible membership rates based on household income. Our goal is that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Stop by your local Y Member Services desk or call to find out more information.
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is a nonprofit organization committed to helping all people grow in spirit, mind and body. To insure that our programs and services are available for all, we offer the following membership types:
- Family/Household – Two adults and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address. Additional adults ages 19 and over living at the same address may be added to the membership for an additional fee per month per adult.
- Two Adult Household – Two adults, age 18-64, living in same household.
- One Parent Family – Includes single, or legally separated person, and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address.
- Adult – Individual, age 18 through 64
- Senior Citizen Family/Household – Same as Family/Household except either adult is age 65 or over.
- Senior Citizen Adult – Individual, age 65 or older
Teen -Individual, age 13-17
- Monthly draft of the 1st or 16th
- Draft from your checking account or credit card
- Annual payment in full
- Change your payment method at any time by calling or stopping in at your local Y
Stop by or call your local Y to set up an appointment with one of our membership staff to help you get started today!
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Volunteers of the Y:
Join our branch board and committees
Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals through the Y tutoring and mentoring programs
Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors
We invite you to take an active role in strengthening your community by sharing your time, talents and energies with us as a Y volunteer.
To become a Y volunteer, click here.