Clippard Family YMCA
Clippard Family YMCA
8920 Cheviot
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251


P. 513.923.4466
F. 513.923.3796
Hot Line. 513.362.2101
Director: Doug Hechler
Directions: Map


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Events & Announcements
5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Business Hours
Monday - Friday
Open 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 5 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve
8:15 am.- 1 p.m., 4 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Child Watch Hours
Monday - Friday
5 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
7 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Indoor Pool Hours
Monday - Friday
10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Noon - 6:45 p.m.
Waterpark Hours
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - Noon
4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Y-Zone Hours
Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning!

  • Click here for September - December 2014 program menu with times and offerings
  • Click here for a Fall/Winter Registration Form
  • Click here for a Lap Lane schedule




The Clippard YMCA Preschool Autism Learning Center
The Clippard YMCA's Preschool Autism Learning Center is an approved Autism Scholarship provider through the Ohio Department of Education for preschool, ages 3-6. The program is designed to implement a child's IEP (Individualized Education Program) and provide the needed therapies to achieve their goals.

The building blocks of the Autism Learning Program are Applied Behavior Analysis and Incidental Teaching.  With a two to one student to teacher ratio and regular consultation with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, learning and development of skills is continuously taking place throughout the day and across all environments in our Autism Preschools.

Our certified Speech and Occupational Therapist will collaborate with the behavior therapist and focus on the implementation of the goals identified in your child’s IEP. Day to day, the behavior therapists place emphasis on building social skills, pre-academics, self-help skills, lengthening attention span and more. In the Inclusion Learning Program, your child will be included in a preschool with typical peers with a three to one to therapist ratio, along with receiving services of Applied Behavior Analysis, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language services. Our programs are 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 contact Courtney Lee, Director of Special Needs at

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. For more information and to be added to our monthly email list, please drop us a note at




Class Placement
All classes have 2-3 requirements to enter a class. Please follow the requirements when signing up for a class.  Please contact Scott Ellis at (513) 923-4466 at Clippard YMCA or through email to set up a date at 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.

Recreational Swim
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.




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. Parents will continue to participate in the class. Requirements to enter class:

  • 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
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



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



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. 

Lifeguard Training
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 Scott Ellis.

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.


Ages: 5-18
The Tiger Sharks 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 Scott Ellis with any questions.




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.

Arthritis Water Exercise

Combines flexibility, range-of-motion and balance along with strengthening and light travel for cardio vascular conditioning. This class is great for beginners and seniors and is taught by a certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor.

Aqua Stride

Traveling in the water channel builds endurance and core stability. This class will mostly be light cardio with upper body strengthening options.

Aqua Fit Light Level I

Light cardio with stretching and toning to improve strength, balance and flexibility.

Aqua Fit Level II

Moderate intensity low impact cardio with strength and toning for a total body workout.

Variety Pack

Mix it up with a variety of high intensity cardio and strength class styles, including boot camp, circuit, and interval training.

Aqua Fit Level III

Advanced high intensity cardio class, includes muscular strength and endurance for a total body workout. A variety of strength training equipment is used.

Deep Water Level III

Using a belt or cuffs for buoyancy allows for a non-impact high intensity cardio and strength training workout. You must be comfortable in deep water and have the ability to tread water.

Power Jog

Take it to the next level with this half hour high intensity/low impact cardio jog class! Great for athletes and cross training. Buoyancy cuffs or belt allows for transitioning from shallow to deep water.




Youth Dance Program
Ages: 3-12
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



Take-Out Wellness Program                                                                                                       

The Y’s Worksite Wellness program prioritizes better health.  Bringing health education into the community pays off for everyone.  For you the employer, better employee health means higher morale, increased productivity, fewer health-related expenses and less turnover.  For employees, it means feeling better, stress reduction, and a fresh approach to life on the job.  We offer an array of services, from brief assessments and screenings to full programs.  Arrange to have a fitness professional from the Clippard Family YMCA visit your workplace.  Call (513)923-4466 or stop by today.

ActivTrax Orientation
Schedule an orientation to learn about our virtual fitness program with cardio and nutrition tracking available. Call (513) 923-4466 to schedule a free appointment.      

Equipment Orientation
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, contact the Welcome Center at (513) 923-4466.

Fitness Orientation
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 contact the Welcome Center at (513)923-4466.

Personal Training      

Personal training  incorporates health education and goal setting into challenging training sessions specially designed for the Individual or Groups needs.  A personal trainer helps to guide and ensure proper technique and motivation to achieve success and accountability to keep you in check.

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
  • Post-rehabilitation                 

Our ACE certified Personal Trainers will evaluate your current fitness level and design a specific program for you based on your goals. View our Personal Trainer’s bios at the Health & Fitness Center Desk and the Welcome Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Welcome Center at (513) 932-4466.

TRX Suspension Training                                                                                                                     
TRX is a bodyweight training program that builds strength, balance, and flexibility, and burns fat. 

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 (513)923-4466. Group rates are available.

Healthy Teens
Ages: 12-15
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. Members ages 12-15 must complete this class in order to use the Health and Fitness Center. Registration required. 

Family Fitness
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.

Fun2BFit                                                                                                                                   Ages 9-18 

The Fun2BFit program uses structured and fun physical activity in three basic types of exercises:  stretching, strength training, and cardiovascular.  Children will participate two times each week in age appropriate, non competitive activities.  The purpose of Fun2BFit is to decrease childhood  obesity rates by promoting healthy lifestyle to children and their families.  Registration Required.  For more information call (513) 923-4466.


Family Fun Center
The Y's Family Fun 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.  This seminar will be led by a YMCA staff member who is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Call (513) 923-4466 for more information. 

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes is a serious health condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and blindness. Prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to diabetes, and 79 million people in the United States are estimated to have it. 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.

Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Through the program you will receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaining your overall well-being.

The YMCA’s DPP is a year long program consisting of 16 weekly core sessions followed by monthly maintenance sessions.  Individuals with health insurance provided by United Healthcare should check with their employer about the availability of this program as a covered benefit, or contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to confirm eligibility at 1-800-237-4942.  Individuals with Medicare fee for service Part A &B should contact the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance at 1-855-215-0235.

To learn more about the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s diabetes and healthy living programs, please contact Healthy Living Director, Kiana Trabue at (513) 362-2015 or

Group Exercise

All group exercise classes are “drop in”. No registration is necessary and classes are free to members. Program Participants may purchase Group exercise program participant passes.  For more information on schedule or class format please contact our Welcome Center at (513)923-4466.

Strength Classes
Focuses on muscle toning and strengthening exercises and is designed to provide a well rounded workout.

Class includes exercises to work the abs, obliques, back and glutes.

Combination Classes
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.

Cardio Combo
Varied cardio and strength class formats.

SilverSneakers® Classic
Tuesday, Thursday, 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.

Silversneakers® Circuit

Tuesday, Thursday,  10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m  and Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.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. 

Class concentrates on flexibility, balance, and relaxation through yoga movements.

Silversneakers® Yoga - First, second, and third Wednesday of each month
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 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.

Class focuses on core strength to improve posture, balance, and flexibility.

Cardio Classes
Classes emphasize increasing your heart rate to burn calories.

Class offers both high, mid and low impact options, performed to music.

Line Dancing                                                                                                                          Country, western and modern style with low impact options performed to music.

Latin-based dance and fitness class. All levels welcome. No previous dance experience required.

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.

Group Cycling
Class is a moderate to high intensity, non-impact cardiovascular workout. Towel and water bottle are required for entry into class.

Step 101
Instructional  class with a welcoming environment to help you on your way to regular attendance at our step classes. This is not an exercise class.

            Body Chisel/Bootcamp
            Your body is your tool! Shape and sculpt with powerful cardio fat-blasting moves.





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
All ages
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


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" 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 " and the state body "OHIO JUDO" 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 and be forever young! Members 60 and over can participate in book club, educational series, wellness seminars, quilting, bus trips, health screenings, socials, bingo, and more. Members participate in activities at no cost. Non-members rates depend on the activity. Monthly calendars are available at the Welcome Center, or click here to view our monthly senior calendar. Contact Nora Dashley or call (513) 923-4466 for more information.



Forever Young Open House/Vendor and Craft Show

Wednesday, April 1, 10 a.m. - Noon

Interactive vendors, health screenings, healthy snacks and more.

Schedule a tour or sign up today!


Healthy Eating 4U Program

Interested in learning how to prepare healthier meals?  Join us for a series of four classes on health education and eating, featuring cooking demonstrations lead by our very own Registered Dietician, Nocola Johnson, RDN, LD, Med.  Registration Required for all YMCA members.   
Group Series held once a month for four months beginning January 12, February 9, March 9 and April 1, 2015, from 1 p.m until 2 p.m.   

Registration Required at the Clippard Family YMCA.


Healthy-U Diabetes Program 

Do you want to learn how to manage chronic health conditions and diabetes, improve your quality of life, and save money on health care costs?  Look no further than Healthy-U.  The program is designed for adults of all ages and their families.                                                       
Group Series held once a week for 6 weeks beginning January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. 

Registration Required at the Clippard Family YMCA.


For more information on Healthy-U Chronic Disease and Healthy-U Diabetes Programs please call Nora Dashley at (513) 923-4466 or email  Both programs are open to members and non-members.




Estate Planning

Provided by Western & Southern Insurance

Tuesday, January 20 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Registration Required


Preparing for Long Term Care

Provided by Thrivent Financial

Tuesday, March 3 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Registration Required 




Provided by Ascent Audiology

Friday, January 9 and Monday February 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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. Registration required.

Clippard Family Quilting Group
All sessions held the fourth Fridays of each month from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. January and December session cancelled. Free kits are always available to take home to quilt at your leisure. Registration required.


Socials are held the fourth Wednesday of each month, from Noon - 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • January 28 sponsored by A Caring Choice
  • February 25 sponsored by Care Connections of Cincinnati
  • March 25 sponsored by Llanfair
  • April 22 sponsored by Comfort Keepers
  • May 20 Senior Health & Fitness Day  from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (note this is the third Wednesday of this month 

Please Note:  Programs and Events are free to members.   Most programs are free to non-members.  Punch cards available for non-members located at the welcome center.  Registration Required for all programs and events.  Registration book is located at the Welcome Center.

SilverSneaker Winter Incentive

Sponsored by Visiting Angels

Participate in any of our three SilverSneaker Signature Series the month of January, February and March 2015 and enter into a drawing to win a $50 value prize each class each month.  Must be present to win.  Winner announced the last Tuesday of each month for SS Cardio & Circuit.  Winner announced the third Wednesday of each month for SS Yoga Stretch.  

Sponsored by MediGold                                                                                                                 
March 11, 2015, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.                                                                              
Cost is Free to all members and non-members
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 at (513) 923-4466. SilverSneakers® visit or call the number on your health plan ID card.  


SilverSneakers® Classic
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.

SilverSneakers® Circuit
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & Wednesday 11:30-12:30
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. 

SilverSneakers® Yoga
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.









Rec. Volleyball


    January 1 - February 20


Spring Soccer


    January 1 - March 20


Spring T-Ball/Baseball


    January 1 - March 20


Summer T-Ball/Baseball


    January 1 - May 20


Fall Soccer


    January 1 - August 10


Fall Basketball


    January 1 - October 20


Winter Basketball


    November 10 - December 20

January/February 2014

Jr. Olympic Club Volleyball


    Tryouts in November

January - May


Co-Ed Basketball
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

Co-Ed Soccer
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.

Co-Ed T-Ball/Baseball
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

Co-Ed Flag Football
Ages: 8-15
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! To volunteer please call (513)923-4466.


Rec. Volleyball
Ages: 8-12
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 .

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.  

All participants must pre register at To determine the correct age division, download a PDF of the age group definitions. For more information, email Sarah Mossman.



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!




Preschool Learning Center
Ages: 3-5
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:  











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 institution’s values.

Tuition for this program is based on your schedule of either full or part-time. Please call the Clippard Family YMCA at (513) 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.


  • Colerain Elementary
  • Monfort Heights Elementary
  • North Dearborn
  • St. John's Harrison 
  • Pleasant Run Elementary
  • Struble Elementary
  • Taylor Elementary
  • Ann Weigel Elementary
  • Welch Elementary


Schools Day Out
Ages: 5-14
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, the YZone, 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 gymnasium, and a movie. Infants and children under the age three will spend the evening in our child Watch Center. Children should pack a snack, a swimming suit and a towel.



Ages K-5

Our Y's Kids program is the perfect place for school aged children to spend their time before and after school.

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: Colerain, Monfort
Heights, North Dearborn, Pleasant Run, St. John's Harrison, 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.

Mornings: 6:30 a.m. until School Start
Afternoons: 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.

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.

Pleasant Run

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.


More Information
Contact Kim Pfohl at (513) 923-4466 or pick up registration information at the Clippard Family YMCA Welcome Center Desk.



  • FREE ActivTrax

  • 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

  • Building Rental

  • Sports Fields

  • Locker Rooms


  • FREE Child Watch

  • FREE Parking

  • FREE Wi-Fi

  • 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.



  • 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.


Open Gym/Youth Open Gym/Teen
Schedule Varies daily


Community Council Meetings
Every fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. 

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With the Y, you're not just a member of a gym - you're part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership gives you and your community the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.


We are a cause with a mission to helping you achieve a balance of spirit, mind, and body. We do that by encouraging good health and fostering connections with new and old friends through sports, fun, and shared interests.


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The YMCA has several membership types for you to choose.


  • Teen - Ages 13-17
  • Young Adult - Ages 18-29
  • Individual Adult – Ages 30-64
  • Two Adult Household – Two adults, ages 18-64, living in the same household
  • One Adult Family – Includes single, or legally separated person, and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address
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  • Military - Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their immediate families are eligible for a special rate. See our Military Membership page [link to page] for more information.

$50 in program gift certificates is given at the time of joining and can be used on programs.



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Our utmost goal is to make the Y and all we offer accessible and available to the entire Greater Cincinnati community! Each year, we raise money among staff, community partners, members, and volunteers so that we can provide services to those who could not otherwise afford it.

No one is ever turned away. From membership to youth sports, summer camp to swim lessons, and so much more, the Y is here to support you in your mental, physical, and spiritual growth. You can rest assured that the Y will guide you in having a healthy and happy life.

If you are in need of financial assistance to participate in the Y’s programs and services, please visit your local branch and fill out an application.


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  • Monthly draft on the first or 16th
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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.


Doug Hechler
Group Vice President

Cindy Rizzo
Associate Executive Director

LeAnn Mann
Office Manager

Gary Terry
Health and Wellness Director

Bill Maston
Maintenance Director

Nora Dashley
Senior Engagement Specialist

Christina Hickey
Director of Autism Programming

Julie Ruter
Member Engagement Specialist

Scott Ellis
Aquatics Director and Swim Team Coach

Sarah Mossman
Sports Coordinator

Ashley Huckaby
Family Life Director