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Salem Family YMCA

January 2018

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January 1
Holiday Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

January 6
American Red Cross Blood Drive

January 8
Winter 1 Swim Lessons start

January 9
Family Yoga starts
Weight Loss Boot Camp starts

January 11
Cooking for the New Year starts

January 13
Y Basketball starts

January 19
Kid's Night Out

February 5
Winter 2 Swim Lessons start

February 13
Cooking with our Hearts

February 20 
Throwback Boot Camp starts
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!
Member Benefits
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Salem Family YMCA
Saturday, January 6
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


-All blood types needed

-Walk-ins welcome

-All presenting donors receive a Red Cross long sleeve t-shirt

Business Fair
Salem Family YMCA
Wed Jan 31
4:00 - 7:00 pm

The Salem Family YMCA business fair is back! Are you a Y Member and want to promote your local business to our Y community?  We will be hosting a business fair that is open to all Y members! Business sign up is first come, first serve with limited signup space available.  Please email Whitney Abraham, wabraham@ymcavbr.org, to register for this great marketing and networking opportunity!
New Family Fitness Initiative!
Family Yoga
Jan 9-Feb 13 
Tu 6:00-6:45 pm 
M: Free / NM: $30 per family

Beginning in January, we are launching a new program called Fit Families. This program is for parents and their children ages 5 years and older. Programs will rotate every 6-weeks to keep you and your children active and engaged. This is a great way to be in community with other families and make new friends!

Spend healthy, happy, quality time together with your children doing family yoga. Feel connected with group and partner poses, and rediscover life without mobile devices and distractions. Let go and find your inner child!
Fit Start      
Start 2018 off right 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.

Weight Loss Boot Camp
Jan 9 - Feb 16
Ages 15+

T & F 5:15 - 6:15 am
T & Th 10:30 - 11:30 am
T & Th 6:00 - 7:00 pm

This six week boot camp is designed to help you start the New Year off right, and get you back on track.  Join us for goal setting and weight checks, followed by 45 minutes of interval training each session.  Led by a certified personal trainer and geared toward beginner to intermediate exercisers.  Meets twice per week, measurement and fitness testing performed at beginning and end.  *Non-members receive a temporary membership during the duration of the boot camp.
Throwback Boot Camp
Feb 20 - Mar 30
Ages 15+

T & F 5:15 - 6:15 am
T & Th 10:30 - 11:30 am
T & Th 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Bond with teammates while you play your way to fitness!  This game-based boot camp brings the FUN back to working out with an "old school" dose of competition.  Pull out your sweat band and converse shoes!  Meets twice a week for six weeks.  *Non-members receive a temporary membership during the duration of the boot camp.
Martial Arts
Ages 7+
M & TH Jan- Aug 
7:00 - 9:00 pm
M:$45/NM:$60 per month

Learn self-defense that utilizes physical skill and coordination without weapons. Martial Arts helps with mental and spiritual development. Enrollment is ongoing from January through August 2018.  Participants must be able to focus and follow directions. For more information, contact Amy Ralston at aralston@ymcavbr.org.

About Our Instructors
J. Allen Hartman, Shihan
7th Dan, 7th degree Blackbelt, Motubu Ha and Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu
34 years of training in Karate, Kobudo and Goshindo

Dale E. Hamann, Shihan, 
6th Dan,  20 years Kuniba Ha
Training in Karate, Goshindo and Iaido 
5 years Shorin Ryu, Karate
5 Years Kung Fu and Tai Chi

Swim Lessons
Winter 1 lessons begin January 8
Winter 2 lessons 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. 

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

For more information on swim lessons at the Y, please visit our welcome desk or contact Faron Young, Aquatics Coordinator at  fyoung@ymcavbr.org.
Youth and Family
Cooking for the New Year
Ages 3 - 1st Grade
January 11 - February 1
5:30-6:30 pm
M: $35/ NM: $43

Join us for fun and exciting festive food to celebrate winter.  What cold weather treats will we find to mix up?  Come find out!
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 Olivia Johnson, Sports Coordinator at  ojohnson@ymcavbr.org to see how to get involved.
Kids Night Out
Ages 6 weeks to 10 yrs old
Friday, January 19
6:00 - 9:00 pm
M: $10/ NM: $13

Parent, drop off the kids and enjoy an evening to yourselves.  Children will enjoy a nut-free meal from home, crafts, swimming, gym, games and more.  Register by Wednesday prior to program.
Save the Date
Cooking with our Hearts
Ages 3 - 1st Grade
Tuesday, February 13
5:00-6:30 pm
M: $10/ NM: $15

Join us as we cook up some heartfelt cookie recipes!  We will enjoy baking and decorating cookies for our sweethearts.  Register by Feb 6.
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.