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Kirk Family YMCA

January 2018

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January 1
Holiday Hours
9:00am - 2:00pm

January 8
Winter Dance begins
Winter 1 Swim Lessons start

January 13
Y Basketball begins

January 12
Grow in the Dark

January 19
Kid's Night Out

February 5
Winter 2 Swim Lessons start
Mindfulness classes start
Welcome John Napotnik   
Kirk Family YMCA's New Branch Executive

I am a bona fide Y-lifer. I was introduced to the YMCA when I was 6 years old when my mother, a single mom of three, was looking for reliable and affordable summer child care. She found our local YMCA in Los Angeles, CA and enrolled my siblings and I in summer day camp.  As I grew older, I participated in several more programs the Y had to offer including Youth & Government, community service programs, resident camps, and teen caravans. While other teens were starting their first jobs at restaurants, bowling alleys, or arcades, I chose the most challenging job I could find... A YMCA youth sports referee. The rest is history.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and making memories with my wife and three children. 
I am very excited about serving at the Kirk Family YMCA and getting to know its members and the Roanoke community!
Member Benefits
Refer a Friend in January
$0 Joining Fee!

Workouts go better together because friends motivate each other, making goals easier and more fun! 

Refer your friend to join and they won't pay a joining fee in January and you will receive a month of membership on us. Now is the time to share the gift of health!

Coming in January - Grow Together!

Grow in the Dark

Friday, January 12 - February 16

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Ages 21 - 40

M: Free l NM $3, Groups of 5 people $10

Beginning in January, we are launching a new program called Grow Together. This program is for adults ages 21 - 40 years old. Programs will rotate every 6-weeks to keep everyone engaged. This is a great way to be in community with others and make new friends!

Play, Laugh, Learn & Grow...At Your Y!
Resistance Camp  
Jan 23 - Mar 1
T & Th 6:00 - 7:30 pm
When your fitness goals seem to be so far out of reach and you feel like you've been backed into a corner...it's time to push back!  Resistance camp is all about strength and endurance.  When you are tired and don't think you can push any further, take a moment, take a deep breath and RESIST.
Fit Start      
Ensure success by signing up for your FREE Fit Start appointment at the Welcome Desk. A Wellness Coach will meet one-on-one with you and give you a personal action plan for success.  In an hour, you will gain the tools and resources to help you feel confident and excited about working out.
Youth and Family
Kid's Night Out
Ages 3 - 10 years old
Friday January 19
5:30 - 9:00pm
M: $14 l  NM: $18

Parents, drop off the kids and enjoy an evening to yourselves. Children will enjoy a nut-free dinner provided by the Y, activities , swimming, games and more.   Register by Wednesday prior to program.
Y Basketball
Ages 3 - 1st Grade
Jan 13 -Feb 17 
Sa 9:00-11:00 am 
M: $65/NM: $82

Young players are introduced to basketball through drills, games and active play. This program provides a safe place for players to enhance motor skills, strengthen listening skills and build confidence. Each session is led by a volunteer coach and times may change based on sign up. Register by Jan 3.

Interested in volunteer coaching?   Contact Megan Robinson, Youth and Family Coordinator at  mrobinson@ymcavbr.org to see how to get involved.
Youth Swim Lessons
Give the Gift of Swim Lessons
Winter 1 sessions begin Jan 8
Winter 2 sessions begin February 5

YMCA swim lessons teach safety and responsibility around the water.  Participants gain confidence and self-esteem as they work to become better, safer swimmers. 

All ages - from infants to seniors - can learn to swim. Check out our new swim classes!

*Swim Starters Aquatic Program - Parent/Child program 6 mos to 3 years old
*Swim Basics - Beginners 4 to 12 years old
*Swim Strokes - Intermediate & Advanced 4 to 12 years old

For more information on swim lessons at the Y, please visit our welcome desk or contact Sam Hughes, Aquatics Director at shughes@ymcavbr.org.
Y Dance
Monthly drafts are available for dance programs. Classes start January 8th.

Register your child today for our preschool and youth dance programs!  Classes start January 8.


For more information, contact Megan Robinson, Youth and Family Coordinator at  mrobinson@ymcavbr.org
Save the Date
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group
Mon Feb 5 - Mar 12
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your thoughts, sensations, and emotions in each moment.  As a participant in this eight-week Mindfulness Stress Reduction Group, you will learn about an practice mindfulness techniques that are designed to reduce stress and increase self-awareness.
Group X Challenge
February 12 - March 25
Heat things up this winter by participating in our Group X Challenge! This is an 8-week challenge where you'll get more energy, more strength and more endurance all while building relationships and forming habits.   Plus, we'll be giving away weekly prizes!

HOW DOES IT WORK?                                      
1.) Pick up a Group X Challenge Tracker Card at the Welcome Desk or Group Exercise rooms. Whenever you attend a class, ask the instructor to initial a box on the card. You get one point per workout and you can earn up to FIVE [5] bonus points for working out each week. Turn in your card each week and pick up another.

2.) It's Better Together, so we'll be providing you with Group X Guest Passes during the challenge to earn extra points. Your guest will be allowed to experience the class for free and you will earn [1] bonus point for each guest you bring. Earn FIVE [5] bonus points if your guest becomes a member. Make sure to return completed Guest Passes to the Welcome Desk so you get full credit!

3.) Every Week there is a prize drawing. Turn in your Challenge Tracker Card or Group X Guest Pass for points that week and your name will be entered in the drawing for a weekly prize. Our prizes get bigger with each week, and as long as you keep participating, you can win a weekly prize!

4.) The grand prize is awarded to the member with the highest number of total points at the end of the Group X Challenge. Must be a member of the YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge to win.