Hot Line. 513.362.2075 (Sports)
Director: Jacob Brooks
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!
The Y’s many different programs let you try new things, develop skills, meet new people, and show what you are capable of! All of our programs will help you achieve and maintain health in spirit, mind, and body.
Click here for the September - December 2013 program guide with times and offerings
Click here for the January - April 2014 program guide with times and offerings
For sports league updates go to www.rcdurrymcasports.com
Program Registration Form
Program Make-Up Policy
Due to pool and gym availability and time constraints, group swim lessons and gymnastic programs will not be made up if a class is canceled or if a participant is unable to attend. At the Y, we guarantee seven classes out of the eight classes offered. If more than two classes are canceled, you may receive a credit at our service center at the end of the session. All credits will be issued back at the end of each session if necessary.
Break Weeks for 2013: No classes offered!
- December 29 - January 4
If you have any questions, please contact your class instructor or our Member Service Desk.
Weather Emergency Guidelines
Programs and classes include swim lessons, private swim lessons, sports practices and games, martial arts, dance, art, gymnastics, group exercise (land and water), Senior Center, trainings, personal training, specialty classes, etc.
Licensed child care includes preschool, before and after school, and Schools Day Out.
Fitness Center, pool, and child watch areas will remain open as long as the facility is open.
Program and class cancellations (All programs/classes except for licensed child care):
- If the public school is closed in our service area, all programs and classes will be cancelled.
- If schools have a delayed opening, daytime programs and classes will be cancelled.
- If schools are released early, all programs and classes from that designated time will be cancelled.
If school is not in session, the branch will consider road conditions, forecast, what government and other agencies/ businesses are doing, and what the city or town is asking the residents to do.
- Licensed Child Care Programs will remain open, even during school closings and delays, unless weather conditions deteriorate and we find that staff and participants need to be released from the program so they can travel safely home.
- The Boone County Senior Center will follow the above weather guidelines and in addition will close if services provided to participants is cancelled or other like agencies close due to inclement conditions.
YMCA Facility Closings – Generally, programs may be cancelled, but basic branch services will remain open unless a Level III Snow Emergency for the community is declared. If a Level III Snow Emergency is declared in the service area, we will close the facility and provide communication regarding the date and time for reopening.
School Age Child Care (Before and After School Program) will continue to be open to offer the School's Day Out Programs even when school is cancelled. Please contact the branch to register and to ensure the program has spaces available prior to coming to the branch with your child.
We make every attempt to keep our facility and programs open and accessible during periods of inclement weather, while keeping our staff safe as they travel to the branch. For updates on facility and program schedules and/or cancellations please contact the branch, check your RC Durr YMCA e-mail updates, AND view our building schedule link. You can also "LIKE" us on Facebook and receive updates there.
YMCA Swim Lessons are designed to allow the participants to have fun in the water while being guided to learn swimming skills. Activities are based on the developmental abilities of the participant. Participants will learn the basic skills that build on one another as the levels increase. They also learn about water safety, water sports, games, and rescue. Class levels will be combined in order to maximize pool space and accommodate families with more than one child registered in lessons.
We accept all persons with disabilities in all aquatic programs, asking only that we be notified in advance if special assistance is needed. Our facility is accessible for persons with disabilities.
Swim lesson fees are per person per session. The length of the session may vary according to holidays and unforeseen pool closures.
No need to wait for a progress report to register for the next session. Enroll your child in his/her current level and we will make the adjustment for you. No need to re-register if your child moves up a level.
If the class you desire is full or closed, please put your name on the waiting list of your first choice. You will be contacted as soon as a space becomes available.
For the most current offerings, please visit our current program menu that can be located on our home page or contact one of our Member Service Desk representatives.
YMCA Swim Lesson Class Descriptions:
Parent/Child Program (S.K.I.P) 6 to 36 Months
Eight - 30 minute class sessions
Fees: Member: $40, Program Participant: $80
Shrimp: At 6 months of age, it is prime time to begin water adjustment. Your child must have solid head control and can sit upright with support from the hands. Our goal for this class is to provide a positive parent/child experience and opportunity to build the parent/child relationship.
(6 to 8 months)
Kipper: At 9 months of age, your child should sit upright without support and stand with support from the hands. In this class your child is beginning to learn basic water skills such as kicking, breathing, and body control. (9 to 12 months)
Inia: At 13 months of age, your child should stand without support and walk with or without support or aid. The goal for this class is to encourage your child's growing independence as well as teach purposeful movements in the water with visual and verbal cues. (13 to 18 months)
Perch: At 19 months of age, your child should run and jump. At this stage your child is encouraged to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with the assistance of their parent. The goal for this level includes propelling oneself through the water and the transition to the preschool levels. (19 to 36 months)
Preschool Program P.E.R.S. 3 to 5 Years
Eight - 30 minute class sessions
Fees: Member: $40, Program Participant: $80
Pike: The beginner swimmer; children who are first being exposed to water or have a concern of getting their face wet or being submerged are best placed in this level. In these classes the instructor will work with your child to gain comfort in the water while working on basic swimming skills.
Eel: In this level, your child must be comfortable in the water; they will jump in the water and have no concern of getting their face wet or submerging. The instructor will work with your child to move from a vertical swim position to a horizontal swimming position.
Ray: At this level your child is able to swim independently and at least 15 feet or 5 yards without any floatation device. In this level we will work to improve stroke form and endurance for both front crawl and backstroke.
Starfish: The most advanced Preschool level, the Starfish is a child who can swim 75 feet or 25 yards without assistance. Your child will refine their primary strokes and begin to learn the skills for more advanced swimming strokes.
Progressive Program 6 to 12 Years
Offerings are 8 - 45 minute class sessions.
Fees: Member: $45, Program Participant: $90
Polliwog: The beginner swimmer, children who are first being exposed to water or have a concern of getting their face wet or being submerged are best placed in this level. In these classes the instructor will work with your child to gain comfort in the water while working on basic swimming skills.
Guppy: The advanced beginner; children who have no concern of getting their face wet or being submerged as well as can swim 75 feet or 25 yards without assistance. Your child will refine their primary strokes and begin to learn the skills for more advanced swimming strokes.
Minnow: The intermediate swimmer, your child must be able to swim 50 yards on front and back without a flotation device with refined rotary breathing. We will teach your child the beginnings of sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke as well as learn how to swim the butterfly.
Fish: In this level your child must be able to swim 75 yards on front and back without a flotation device with refined rotary breathing using open turns. Your child will finalize their competency for sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke as well as learn how to swim the butterfly.
Flying Fish: Your child must be able to swim front crawl and backstroke for 100 yards, elementary backstroke and side stroke 50 yards. We will finalize the butterfly as well as begin to learn junior lifeguard skills. All strokes will be refined to top performance.
Shark: At the most advanced level your child will swim all levels proficiently with an ability to use both open and flip turns. A successful 200 IM (Individual Medley) can be completed in top performance. In this final level we teach two retired stokes in the Trudgen Crawl and the Inverted Breaststroke.
Porpoise Club: A pre-swim team class aimed at working on stroking technique, endurance and skills; students will work on starts and flip turns as well. This is also a program designed around the future lifeguard, teaching important life saving techniques in and around water on a more specific and advanced level. Prior to enrolling students need to be able to complete the Flying Fish/Shark levels.
Specialty Swim Lessons: Children 3 – Adults
Please see our program menu for class offerings/prices.
Adapted: Ages: 3 and up
This is a course designed for those who have a disability that needs the special attention that may be difficult to get in a group lesson. Individual or small group lessons are provided by both paid and volunteer staff. Instruction is based on the needs of the participant.
Teens: 13 years and up
This class is for teens who are looking to learn to swim or are working on becoming better swimmers.
Adult Swim Program: This program is designed for swimmers of all abilities and with all swimming backgrounds. Each workout is flexible so that experienced swimmers are challenged and those newer to the water have time to become comfortable and learn the sport. Contact Teresa Sweeney for more information.
Private/Semi-Private: Ages: 5 years and up
These lessons are intended for individuals or family/friends who need flexible scheduling with a choice of instructors. A maximum of three participants may enroll in a lesson. Classes will be arranged around the participant's schedule and pool space availability. Fees are based on the number of participants enrolled and the amount of time for the lesson.
Private/Semi-private lessons consist of your choice of four 30-minute lessons or four 45-minute lessons. Participants should exchange contact information with the instructor for scheduling conflicts. Please allow two weeks for instructor assignment. Contact Kristine Schmidt with any questions.
LIFESAVING AND AQUATIC TRAINING COURSES
December 5 – 15, 2013
Exact dates/times class will meet - 12/5 from 6-8 p.m.; 12/7 from 12-6 p.m.; 12/8 from 1-8 p.m.; 12/12 from 4-8 p.m.; 12/14 from 1-8 p.m.; 12/15 from 4-8 p.m.
Registration Deadline is November 30th.
After successful completion of the YMCA's On the Guard II (Fifth edition) program, lifeguards will have the knowledge and skills to lifeguard not only pools, but waterfront and water parks as well. YMCA Lifeguard eLearnings, CPR Mask, fanny pack, whistle and cards included. Contact Kristine Schmidt for a course agenda and additional course offerings. Please call the branch for dates and times.
- Minimum age of 16 by the last day of the scheduled course. Those under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate in the course.
Pass the following three-phased Physical Competency Requirements
(Conducted in class on the first day):
- Tread water for two minutes (legs only)
- Swim 100 yards of front crawl
Swim 50 yards of each:
- Front crawl with the head up, Breaststroke, Breaststroke with the head up, Elementary backstroke kick with hands on the chest.
- Perform a feet-first surface-dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility). Then swim underwater for 15 feet.
- Starting in the shallow end of the water, sprint for a distance of approximately 60 feet then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet (or maximum depth of training facility)
- Pick up an object (dive ring) from the bottom of pool, surface and tread water for at least one minute with legs only, replace the object back to the bottom of the pool where it was found.
- Swim the remaining length to end of pool, and hoist yourself out of water
Immediately begin compression on an adult manikin for one minute for 100 compressions, stand and listen to directions from instructor.
NOTE: Y Lifeguard course includes CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration.
- Two year Renewals - YMCA Lifeguard, Basic First Aid for the Community, Emergency Oxygen Administration
One year Renewals - CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer
**YMCA Lifeguard certifications are not valid if any of the above certifications expire.**
Three ways to re-new your YMCA Lifeguard certifications:
- Successfully pass the YMCA Lifeguard renewal course
- Successfully pass the YMCA Lifeguard course
- Become a YMCA lifeguard instructor
YMCA LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR
This course prepares participants to train the 2011 Edition YMCA Lifeguard courses and 2011 Edition YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant. It provides participants the background of the YMCA Lifeguard Program and the skills to train others in CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration and YMCA Lifeguard. The participants will also be trained and certified to teach how to prevent, recognize potential victims, activate emergency action plans, make rescues, provide emergency care and complete reports. In addition, the participants will be prepared to teach lifeguard candidates how to keep pool, lake, river, surf and water park environments safe. Participants will gain knowledge on course administration procedures and experience teaching from an instructor guide.
Next course offering:
December 30, 2013-January 3, 2014
12/30 from 9a-6p; 1/ 2 & 1/3 from 9a-6p
Deadline to register is December 23
For more information, pre-requisites, materials needed, and more, please contact Kristine Schmidt.
American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) First Responder Trainings
CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid, Emergency Oxygen Administration
The RC Durr YMCA is proud to be a Training Center for these ASHI training courses. We are rolling out a NEW way of teaching our courses with a "Online Blended Training" class. Blended training combines the convenience of online learning with a shortened practical skills session in order to meet both knowledge and skill objectives. The best part about this class is regardless if you are a first time participant or a renewal participant, this class works for you! You don't have to worry about finding a FULL class or a RECERTIFICATION class - this way of teaching will cover both!
Classes are offered in a package deal - CPR Pro, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration. Once registered, you will receive via email containing "eLearning" that you do at home online. On the scheduled class day, we will review what you've learned online, review practical skills and complete a written exam. Each "eLearning" takes approximately one hour to complete - depending on your computer speed. The classroom practical skills session takes approximately four and a half hours to complete.
*More frequent reinforcement of skills is recommended for all certifications listed below.*
- CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer - Vaild up to two years (valid for one year for YMCA Lifeguards)
- Basic First Aid - Vaild up to two years
- Emergency Oxygen Administration - Valid up to two years
Cost: $50 for CPR Pro, Basic First Aid, Emergency Oxygen. Class is sold as a three-certification deal. If only needing specific certifications, contact Kristine Schmidt for price differences. Cost includes: eLearning link, certification card and "eBook", CPR pocket mask and instructor fees. YMCA staff are required to take the class as CPR Pro/Basic First Aid/Emergency Oxygen when participating.
*ALL PRACTICAL SKILL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT R.C. DURR YMCA
Developmental Swim Meets
Open to all swim lesson participants who can swim the 25 yards with or without a flotation device. The goal of this program is to build self-esteem, while offering the participant an opportunity to experience competitive swimming in a non-threatening environment. Typically held in May and December. Fees will be paid for those who are currently enrolled in the 'Cuda Connection.
Ages 5 - 18
The R. C. Durr Barracuda Swim Team offers groups ranging from the beginning level of competitive swimming to a National level. Swimmer groups practice based upon skill, maturity, and degree of commitment to the sport. In all groups, emphasis is on stroke mechanics, technique, increase in stamina, and endurance. You must be a Y member to be on the swim team. For more information, contact Chris Konerman.
Group I and II - Beginning Swimmers
Group III and IV - Competitive Swimmers
We offer a variety of water exercise classes to fit your needs. Although some of the classes are designed for specific skill and fitness levels, everyone is welcome. See the monthly water fitness calendar for up-to-date (located on the home page) listings for classes offered along with a brief description of each. If you have special medical need or conditions including pregnancy, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
Intro to Water Fitness
Learn the basics for both deep and shallow water exercise classes. Also included are tips for increasing and decreasing your own personal intensity.
Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! SilverSplash® offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance, and coordination.
Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program Plus
The Arthritis Foundation in conjunction with the YMCA offers this program to anyone who has a need to exercise in the water. All exercises are approved by the Arthritis Foundation and are designed for muscle strengthening around the joints and joint range of motion. The "Plus" part of the program is mild to moderate cardiovascular exercises.
A variety of class formats will be used for deep-water cardio conditioning, muscle strengthening and flexibility.
Shallow Cardio and Stength
This class is 50 minutes of moderate intensity shallow water cardio exercises including water walking and minimal jumping. Options will be available for increasing or decreasing your personal intensity level.
Boot Camp H2O aquatic fitness is a HIGH INTENSITY water fitness program that provides the benefits of a pool, with little to no impact on joints and expands lung capacity, as well as the benefits of weight and resistance training of a traditional gym.
Deep Water Cardio
This Moderate to High Intensity, deep water, impact free class uses Aqua Jogger belts and/or cuffs along with gloves to improve fitness, endurance and strength with. Be advised the Aqua Jogger belt is NOT a life saving device. Swimming ability useful, but not necessary.
Registration Fee: $50 per child
Ages: 2-5 (Must be potty trained)
Full Day and Part Day licensed preschool offers a well-rounded education centered on YMCA values. Activities focus on Kentucky Learning Standards and are geared towards building creativity. Story time and craft time are integrated with pre-writing and pre-math skills to foster kindergarten readiness.
Children will have the opportunity to participate in swim lessons, gymnastics, and other curriculum enrichment while enrolled in the full day program. Space is limited - Register now! For more information, contact Kerri Conner.
Program highlights: Cognitive development, large and fine motor skills, conflict resolution, creative art exploration, music and movement, math readiness, language development, dramatic play, science, character development, sensory awareness, social development, physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, computers, and more.
Add-On programs are available for a small additional fee. They include: swim lessons, gymnastics, dance, martial arts, and tumbling...ask us about these classes!
- Full and part time registration
- Member rates available
- Financial assistance is available through the State Child Assistance program and the YMCA Annual Support Campaign
Extended Kindergarten Program
Registration Fee: $50 per child
Ages: 4-6 (Enrolled in Kindergarten)
The extended kindergarten program offers child care services for your kindergartener - Before, After or Before and After their kindergarten day! The program is licensed through the state of Kentucky and is designed to meet the developmental and academic needs of kindergarten aged children. Activities focus on Kentucky Learning Standards and offer appropriate hands-on activities that provide many opportunities for learning and growth.
Transportation to our extended kindergarten program is only available for Burlington Elementary, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Longbranch Elementary, Stephens Elementary, and Thornwilde.
For more information, email Kerri Conner.
Program highlights: Character development, cognitive development, computers, conflict resolution, creative art exploration, dramatic play, healthy lifestyles, language development, large and fine motor skills, math readiness, music and movement, science, sensory awareness, social development, youth fitness, and more.
Add-on programs include: Swim lessons, gymnastics, dance, martial arts, and tumbling...ask us about these classes!
- Full and Part Time Registration
- Member Rates Available
- Financial Assistance is available through the State Child Assistance
Program and the YMCA Annual Support funds
School Age Child Care (SACC)
Boone County Schools
Registration Fee: $30 per child, $50 per family
Ages: Kindergarten to Middle School
RC Durr YMCA Location services (Before and afterschool) - Burlington, Stephens, Longbranch, Goodridge, and Thornwilde. IHM and Camp Ernst Middle Afterschool (Afterschool only).
School Age Child Care (SACC)
Registration Fee: $15 per child, $25 per family
Ages: Kindergarten to 5th Grade
- Arnett Elementary services - Arnett students Afterschool ONLY
- Howell Elementary services - Howell students Afterschool ONLY
- Lindeman Elementary services - AJ Lindeman students Afterschool ONLY
- Miles Elementary services - Miles students Afterschool ONLY
The YMCA SACC program includes: homework assistance, enrichment, art, music, physical activity, character development, and FUN! Ask how your child and/or school can participate!
Check out our program add-ons for swim lessons, martial arts, youth exercise classes, health and fitness, gymnastics, tumbling, dance, and more! Your child can participate in these programs for an additional fee... before you pick them up!
Financial assistance is available through the State Childcare Assistance Program and the YMCA Annual Support Campaign.
Full and part time rates are available. For more information, email Kerri Conner.
21st Century Community Learning Center
Arnett Elementary Location Only!
Session Fee: $30 per child, $50 per family
School year includes two sessions (12 weeks each)
Ages: Kindergarten through fifth grade
The 21st Century Community Learning Center program runs Monday through Thursday and provides academic enrichment opportunities during after school hours for children who attend Arnett Elementary. (Children needing child care on Friday's can register for the Friday Add-On SACC program.) 21st CCLC is designed to help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
The 21st CCLC Program includes: homework assistance, enrichment, art, music, physical activity, character development, and fun! Financial Assistance is available for qualifiying families through the YMCA Annual Support Fund.
School's Day Out
SACC/21st CCLC Participant: $25
Ages: Kindergarten through eigth grades
Children participate in a variety of fun activities including: games, swimming, arts and crafts, field trips and more. To participate in the field trip, children must be at their SDO location no later than the time specified by the Site Administrator. Registration opens three weeks prior to the date. Space is limited and fills quickly.
Snow Day Program
When schools are closed or close early due to inclement weather, the YMCA offers a Snow Day child care program. Snow Day program locations include:
R.C. Durr YMCA (lower level) for students enrolled in Y Extended K
R.C. Durr YMCA for Grades K - 8
Arnett Elemtary for Grades K - 5
Space is very limited. To guarantee a spot for your child in the Snow Day program, families may purchase Snow Day Insurance. Snow Day Insurance includes a one-time $15 registration fee. For more information on the Snow Day Program or Snow Day Insurance, contact Kerri Conner.
Ages: 6 weeks - 9 years
The goal of child watch is to provide a safe, fun environment for your child while you make use of the facility. Our actions will exemplify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. There is a two hour limit. Child watch is closed on holidays.
- Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Sunday, Closed
Daily activities in Child Watch include:
- Imaginative Play
- Arts and Crafts
- Circle Time
- Music and Movement
- Art Exploration
- Story Time
Program Participant/Non-Member: $2 per child per hour
Designed to meet the needs of 5-12 year olds, this exciting feature provides a wide variety of supervised activities for children with all interests.
Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Program Participant/Non-Member: $2 per child per hour
Y Zone After-School (Middle School)
We recognize a need in our community for a safe, fun, and engaging place for middle school students to spend their after-school hours. We’re opening our doors from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. every school day to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Conner Middle School, Camp Ernst Middle School, and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Busing will be provided for students attending Conner Middle School and Camp Ernst Middle School. This program is free for members.
Contact the R.C. Durr YMCA Welcome Center for more information.
- Thursday, 6:20 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.
- Saturday, 9:35 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Program Participant: $90
Ages: 3-5 years
- Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Thursday, 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
- Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Program Participant: $60
Ball Room Dancing
Ballroom dancing sampler classes will focus on the fundamentals of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dances to help you work up a sweat, and learn the art of social dance. For singles or couples, social dancing is great for anyone! Monthly sessions consist of 4, hour-long classes. Classes are held on Mondays from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in our Aerobics Studio and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until Noon also in our Aerobics Studio.
Session dates will follow the YMCA’s monthly session schedule, beginning in February.
Program Participant: $45
The YMCA Gymnastics program provides a safe, fun, and positive learning environment that focuses on the progressive development of gymnastics skills while staying in touch with the YMCA mission and the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Our gymnastics program is dedicated to helping every child reach their fullest potential, both physically and mentally, by creating an atmosphere that develops self-discipline, self-confidence, and enthusiasm, as well as gymnastics skills. We believe participation in a quality gymnastics program provides an excellent foundation for all sports because it emphasizes the development of strength, flexibility, and coordination.
For the most current offerings, please visit our current program menu that can be located on our home page or contact one of our Member Service Desk Representatives.
If you have any questions about our program or need assistance finding the right class for your child, email the Gymnastics Coordinator, Emily Helleman.
Our Pre-School Program, including parent/child classes, offers a movement education oriented approach to what is many young students' first sport experience. Basic motor skills are targeted including balance, strength, flexibility, coordination as well as learning to follow directions.
Tumble Bears (Parent/Child)
Ages: 18 months - 3 years
Class combines gymnastics equipment, creative movement activities, games, and songs to develop gross motor skills, balance, and coordination. Class encourages toddler/parent interaction as children play and explore in a fun and safe environment.
- Monday 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. (eight weeks)
- Monday 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Wednesday 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (eight weeks)
- Saturday 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (eight weeks)
Bumble Bees (Parent Observation)
Ages: 3 - 4 years (Must be potty trained)
Focuses on learning body positions and pre-gymnastics skills thru creative movement activities, games, running, jumping, swinging, and rolling.
- Monday 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (eight weeks; this class is open to 3-5 year olds)
- Monday 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. (eight weeks; this class is open to 3-5 year olds)
- Thursday 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (eight weeks)
Bounders (Parent Observation)
Ages: 4 – 5 years (Must be potty trained)
Focuses on learning body positions and basic gymnastics skills thru age appropriate activities and skills to build strength, coordination, and confidence.
- Monday 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (8 weeks)
- Monday 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (8 weeks)
- Thursday 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (eight weeks)
Bumble Bees and Bounders are set up as complimentary classes. They teach many of the same basic skills, but allow for more flexibility in learning by splitting up the pre school age group (3-5 years) and teaching at an age-appropriate level. The classes are usually offered at the same time and are combined if needed. Due to the smaller nature of our morning classes, the Bumble Bees classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings are open to the entire 3-5 year old age range.
PROGRESSIVE GYMNASTICS (School Age)
Based on the National YMCA gymnastics program, classes focus on the progressive development of gymnastics skills on all events (Floor, Vault, Uneven Parallel Bars, and Balance Beam). Our gymnastics program is designed to teach gymnastics skills in a progressive manner, so participants feel success along the way and are ready for new skills at the appropriate time.
Ages: 5 – 8 years
This class is designed for children who are at a beginner level with little or no gymnastics experience. Class focuses on body positions, proper stretching, basic gymnastics skills, & safety on all equipment. Children will work on rolls, bridges, handstands, & beginner cartwheels on floor. They will also learn basic balance & walking skills on beam, running techniques for vault, and front supports and proper swing techniques on bars.
- Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (four weeks)
- Monday 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Monday 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Wednesday 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (eight weeks)
Ages: 5 - 12 years
Builds on skills learned in previous level. Class focuses on flexibility, strength, and balance to continue building the students’ gymnastics skill level. Learn cartwheels with proper technique, handstands, and round-offs on floor, pullovers and rolls on bars, mounts and rolls on beam, and beginning vaults. Must be able to do a basic cartwheel.
- Monday and Wednesday 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (four weeks)
- Monday 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Monday 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Wednesday 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Wednesday 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Thursday 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. (eight weeks)
Ages: 6 years and up
Class focuses on form and proper technique of basic skills and introduces more advanced skills and dance movements on all events. Learn proper techniques for cartwheels, round-offs, front and back limbers/walkovers, front and back handsprings, hip circles on bars, jumps & dismounts on beam. Must be able to do a proper cartwheel, bridge, and handstand.
- Monday and Wednesday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (four weeks)
- Monday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
Ages: 6 years and up
Class focuses on proper technique of more advanced skills and dances such as front and back limbers/walkovers, front and back handsprings, cartwheels on beam, kips on bars and handstand/handspring vaults. Must have completed previous levels or equivalent.
- Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
Flyers (Advanced)- Invitation Only
Ages: 6 years and up
This more advanced class is designed to work on complex gymnastics skills in all areas. Good form is a must! Focus on correct technique and form of more advanced gymnastics skills and dance. Students will begin to learn USAG gymnastics routines. If you are new to the program and want to enroll, please contact the gymnastics coordinator to be evaluated for this class.
- Monday and Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (eight weeks)
Classes focus on tumbling skills from forward rolls & cartwheels to back handsprings and more. These classes learn skills on floor and trampoline only.
Beginner Tumbling and Trampoline
Ages: 5 – 14 years
Class designed for beginners wanting to learn rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbends, and round-offs.
- Monday 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (eight weeks)
Wednesday 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (eight weeks)
Ages: 5 – 14 years
Class focuses on front/back walkovers, front/back handsprings, and more. Students should be competent in cartwheels, round-offs, bridge from standing.
- Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. (eight weeks)
Classes focus on the introduction of basic cheerleading skills including motions, jumps, and builds (Pee Wee only), as well as tumbling skills used in cheerleading.
Ages: 3-5 years
Class focuses on having fun while introducing basic cheerleading and tumbling skills. Learn to jump, clap, yell, chant, and roll.
- Wednesday 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
Ages: 6-9 years
Class focuses on the gymnastics and tumbling skills specific to cheerleading including round offs, back handsprings, tucks, and running tumbling.
- Wednesday 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Thursday 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. (eight weeks)
Ages: 10-14 years
Class focuses on more advanced tumbling skills specific to cheerleading including back handsprings, tucks, and running tumbling. You must have a strong cartwheel, round off, and back bend to enroll.
Wednesday 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
Gymnastics, Tumbling, and Cheerleading Class Prices:
Eight week (one class per week) or four week (two classes per week) sessions
30 minute class: Member: $35, Program Participant: $70
45 minute class: Member: $50, Program Participant: $100
60 minute class: Member: $65, Program Participant: $130
Flyers: Member: $110, Program Participant: $220 (Invitation Only)
Fun 2B Fit uses fun structured group physical activities to increase energy expenditure. Children will participate two to three times per week in age appropriate, non-competitive activities that will promote the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into the daily curriculum. The purpose of Fun 2B Fit is to both reverse the trends of childhood obesity, and to take responsibility within our communities in providing programs for youth development that promote a healthy lifestyle for children and their families. This program is intended for youth above the eighty-fifth percentile for weight, but does not require a physician’s referral.
RC Durr Take Out
RC Durr YMCA Take Out is a unique program to bring programs to you! All you need is a group of people (your business, school, church, or others) who will commit to a class being offered at your location. Contact Group Exercise Coordinator Lori Deutzcher.
Ages: 15 years and up
Jump-Start your wellness journey by attending one of our orientations. Here you will learn the basics of how to utilize the various types of strength and cardiovascular equipment for your exercise program as well as familiarize yourself with what our center has specifically for you. Appointments are led by YMCA certified staff. See a wellness counselor in the Fitness Center to make an appointment any time.
Youth Fitness 101 Orientation
A healthy lifestyle for youths includes eating five servings of fruits and veggies, spending two hours or fewer in front of the TV or computer, doing at least one hour of physical activity, and consuming ZERO sugary drinks EVERY DAY. Our Fitness Center is open to youth, ages 9-14 who have met with a wellness counselor in the center to discuss the equipment that is appropriate for youth, and how to use the equipment safely and respectfully. Orientations are done by appointment any time. See a wellness counselor in the Fitness Center to get set up!
- Youth, age 9 and 10 must have their parent accompany them in the fitness center at all times, including the youth’s orientation.
- Youth, ages 11 and up may have their youth fitness 101 orientation without a parent, and work out in the fitness center independently.
Ages: 16 years and up
Do you need someone to hold you accountable to meeting your workout goals? Would you like someone to provide new, exciting workout routines so you see results faster? Do you need help setting personal health and fitness goals? Do you want to be physically fit but do not know where to begin? The YMCA Personal Trainers have the education, credentials, expertise and resources to develop a program that will best meet your needs. One of our certified personal trainers will work with you to devise a program that is tailored to meet your personal fitness goals and interests, as well as provide the necessary guidance to achieve your personal best. If you are looking for a one-on-one or group approach to your workout, consider hiring a personal trainer.
Program includes: Nutritional guidance, customized workouts, cardiovascular program, and progression assessments
Half Hour Programs
Bronze Program: One session per week, $120 monthly
Silver Program: Two sessions per week, $220 monthly
Gold Program: Three Sessions per week, $300 monthly
Six sessions over four weeks, $240 monthly
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an ancient Japanese art of healing that assists in harnessing energy through therapeutic touch. Sessions will be availalbe by certified Reiki Master Teachers.
To schedule your appointment please contact either Lorna Barrett at (859) 586-5499 or Terri Doll-Butler at (859) 512-4657.
A special 30-minute introductory session is available for only $15
Regular full-hour session is $50/hour
Three session package deal for $135 ($45 session/hour)
GROUP EXERCISE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
A program designed to educate and instruct individuals who want an easy-to-follow program of cardiovascular, low impact exercise. Finish the class with sculpting and stretching for a complete workout. Great for beginners!
The Bender Barre Method is a Barre class that utilizes Pilates and Ballet movements to build long, lean muscles. This class is safe and effective for all ages. You will not need a Barre as you will learn how to control the body through selected stabilization and modifications while working in all three planes of motion. The Bender Ball and light weights will be used in most classes.
This workout consists of cardiovascular exercises along with the use of free weights, body bars, stability balls, etc. Each class will keep the body guessing and give the body a well-rounded workout.
This is the ideal class format for participants of any age, shape, size and fitness level: from pregnant mothers, to advanced, to senior citizens. It is designed so that participants can work at their own fitness level and at their own pace. Depending on how one is feeling that day, they can either take up the pace or bring it down. CardioWalk includes cardio intervals, strength fitness and flexibility.
This is an awesome workout for any level. A fast way to burn calories and increase your cardio fitness level on our Livestrong Matrix bikes. Instructors will create a wonderful ride with flats, hills, rollers, chases, lifts and headwinds all to the beat of the music.
Family Group Cycle Classes are for ages 10 and older, but you must be 59" or taller. Bring two bottles of water, towel and gym shoes. No long pants.
Families can call one hour in advance of class to reserve a bike. Must be in the room five minutes prior to start of class or bike will be given to members on the waiting list.
A fun cardio workout incorporating boxing/martial arts style moves, including various punches and kicks; along with other "ring" style drills, bob & weaves, shuffles, jump rope, etc.
This class utilizes resistance and cardio training, whihc masterfully combines resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance, and diet components to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, dobable, and extremely effective.
STEP AEROBICS CLASS
A great cardio workout for all fitness levels that incorporates elements of choreography, interval training and body sculpting using a bench.
Consists of a variety of cardiovascular exercise such as step, kickboxing, hip-hop and intervals. Each class is different to help keep the body guessing. Refer to the information board in front of the aerobics room for a weekly schedule.
This workout consists of cardiovascular exercises along with the use of free weights, body bars, stability balls, etc. Each class is designed to keep the body guessing and give our members a well-rounded workout.
Take salsa, reggeaton, merengue, tango, calypso, hip-hop, samba, and belly dancing - put in a workout routine, add laughter, energy and sweat and you've got ZUMBA®! This class is a fusion of Latin and International music combined with beginner to more advanced dance moves to create a dynamic and effective workout.
A great class for strengthening and toning your muscles. Quick but effective this will help to increase your metabolism to burn those calories. Balls, weights, tubes and body bars may be used.
If you want to get into shape quickly and effectively and have fun while doing it, the Boot Camp is for you! Boot Camp is a high energy, super toning, fat buring workout using military strength and stamina training movements. Don't forget your water and be prepared to go outside, weather permitting.
SPIRT, MIND, AND BODY CLASSES
An upbeat class that combines the slow controlled breathing and stretching of yoga with the core tightening and strengthening of Pilates. Yogalates is excellent for bad backs and for creating a sense of inner calm and relaxation.
A physical and mental conditioning floor or ball class focusing on "Powerhouse" strength, spinal flexibility and overall physical strength.
A slower traditional practive of the asanas (postures). Beginning with pranayama (breathing exercise to center and connect to the breath). This class moves slowly as the instructor gives detailed instruction into and out of each asana. Perfect for the beginner or experienced practitioner. Each class will leave you feeling stronger, with better balance and flexibility in the joints. This class is suitable for all levels of practice as well as all levels of physical health.
A balance of forward bends, back bends, twists and inversions held for longer periods of timefocusing on alignment and breath. One will develop core strength, range of movement, and flexibility of body, breath and mind. This class is suitable for beginners to intermediate practitioners of average physical health.
Class begins with centering and breath awareness then moves through a series of dynamic sun salutations to warm the body up. The class continues a balanced and challenging routine of forward bends, back bends, hip openers, inversions and twists connected with Vinyasa. This class is suitable for beginner to intermediate practitioners of average physical health.
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and small balls are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.
YogaStretch will move your while body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
SilverSneakers offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health. SilverSneakers members receive:
- A free fitness center membership at a nearby participating location with access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other available amenities
- Access to any participating fitness center throughout the U.S. while traveling
- 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 Senior Advisor at the fitness center to introduce you to SilverSneakers and acquaint you with their site
The award-winning* SilverSneakers Fitness Program is a proven, results oriented program that enables older adults, often burdened with chronic conditions, to take charge of their health and maintain an active, independent lifestyle. Open to members of participating Anthem or Humana insurance plans. Stop by the Welcome Center for more information and an up to date schedule of classes.
Suspension Training workouts give participants and edge over pure protocol of conventional strength training. Why? Because every Suspension Training exercise builds true functional strength and improves flexibility, balance, and core stability all at once, as is required on the playing fields of sports and in life.
Bosu Balance Training
The science of human movement supports what we know to be true; BOSU® training really is for everyone. It's quite possibly the most effective route to improving core stabilization and neutral spinal posture, both of which are the building blocks for moving better in athletics and in life.
BOSU® Training is about expanding movement capabilities, reshaping bodies and strengthening minds. It's about inserting thought into movement. It doesn't matter if you're facing the toughest competition of your athletic career, looking to return to a fitter you, or just starting out. BOSU® Training can see you though it all with new challenges and exercise progressions always just around the corner.
The Kettle Club
Kettlebell training is one method to develop strength and endurance that can be transferred to many sports. It develops a baseline for many aspects of human movement, such as weight-shifting, energy transfer, and core stability and mobility/range of motion in a time efficient manner.
Kettlebell training teaches the participant how to transfer that energy from your lower body to your upper body. The kettlebell's displaced weight and spherical shape allow you to train with momentum in a way that can not be replicated with free weights, such as dumbbells and barbells.
Youth Golf Lessons
World of Golf in Florence is paring up with R.C. Durr to bring youth golf lessons.
Classes will be five week sessions on Saturday mornings.
Fall Session One
October 5- November 2
Fall Session Two
November 16 – December 14
Registration for both session starts September 1
11-14 year olds – 9 - 10 a.m.
8-10 year olds – 10 - 11 a.m.
Member - $30
Program Participant- $40
Youth Soccer Academy
Ages: 3-5 (parent/child) and Ages 6-9
Program Participant: $50
(Ages 3-5) Tuesday mornings- 9 a.m.
(Ages 3-5) Friday evenings- 5:30 p.m.
Ages (6-9) 6:30 p.m.
Fall Session One
Tuesday class – September 24- October 29
Friday class – September 17 – November 1
Fall Session Two
Tuesday class – November 12- December 17
Friday class- November 15- December 20
Academy taught by John Vallandingham. He was a state coach for Kentucky and Ohio South Olympic Development Program. John worked as an assistant coach with USSF National Staff and is a USSF Nationally Certified coach.
Youth Basketball League
Program Participant: $90
Member Registration: October 10
Non-member registration: October 20
First practice: January 6
First game: January 11
Last game: February 28
Make-up: March 1
Youth Flag Football League
Program Participant: $90
Registration starts August 10
First practice: October 21
Last game: December 7
Program Participant: $90
Cheerleading will run the same time and dates at the flag football season. They will practice once a week and cheer for the football games each Saturday for an hour.
Registration starts August 10
Tae Kwon Do
Ages 5 and up (including adults)
Classes begin the first Tuesday of the month
Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tae Kwon Do offers a total body workout with emphasis on discipline, courtesy, respect, concentration, coordination, balance skills, and self esteem.
Member: $45 per month
Program Participant: $50 per month
Volunteer Coaches Needed
If you are interested in volunteering to coach your child's team; please obtain a volunteer packet from the welcome center desk, fill it out, and we will take care of the rest. All volunteers must complete a background check and an online child protection class once a year. Volunteer coaches also receive $15 off registration for each team they coach.
For information about our youth and adult sports programs, contact John Wagner.
The Boone County Senior Center provides physical, recreational and educational opportunities to Seniors in our community. We welcome any adult age 60 & older to come join in the fun! Lunch is served at 11:30, four days a week to those who have made a reservation one day in advance. A variety of activities are available to participants. These include Exercise, Bingo, Euchre, Health screenings , Wii Bowling, and Wellness presentations. Please see our updated activities calendar and call Diana Tripp with any questions. Hope to see you soon! The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Small group specialty training programs, including TRX suspension training, BOSU balance training, and kettlebell training
Fitness center with cardio, strength training, and free weight equipment
6-lane heated indoor pool (25-yard)
Outdoor pool with slide and splash spray features
5-lane outdoor pool (25 yards)
FREE land fitness classes
FREE water fitness classes
FREE child watch while you work out
FREE kids zone
Sauna for ages 16 and older
Locker Rooms: Women, men, and family
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 30 through 64
- Young Adult - Individual, age 18 through 29
- 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, ages 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.