August 2017
Spotlight
Fall Programs
We offer hundreds of programs for all ages, starting September 9.  Here is a sampling:
Pre-School
Cooking, Kiddie Crafts, Spanish Music & Movement, Swimming, Pre-Ballet, Storybook Yoga, Tumble Tots, T-Ball, Soccer and more!
Elementary School Age
Chess, Art, Engineering & Stem, Kids Knit, Dance, Swimming and Swim Team, Gymnastics and Gymnastics Team, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball and Basketball League, Karate, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Yoga and more!
Teens
Swimming and Swim Team, Gymnastics and Gymnastics Team, Karate, Middle School Basketball, Teen HIIT class, Teen Strength and Conditioning, Teen Leaders Club, American Red Cross Safety classes and more!
A dults
Basic Training, Strength Training for the Triathlete, High Intensity Interval Training and Early Morning Boot Camp, Personal training, LIVE STRONG at the YMCA, YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, Blood Pressure Self Monitoring Program, Karate, Swim instruction, Enhance Fitness, American Red Cross Safety classes and more!
Click here to view our fall program guide with details. 

Highlights


Fall Registration
Registration starts tomorrow, August 2 for Members at 6am online.
Online registration is not available for youth aquatics classes and adult Aqua Flex. Please mail in or drop off a  registration lottery form by today (August 1) Processing begins August 2 at 9 am (lottery).  

An evaluation form is required for youth aquatics classes.  Click here to view swim evaluation times.
 
Non-Member Registration starts August 9 at 6:00 am online or 7:30 am in person.

Family
August Family Calendar
Click here to view

View our summer swim, gymnasium and ExerZone schedules here.  Please note that there will be special schedules during our summer maintenance period, August 19 through September 8. 
  
Family ExerSport Fun!  Join us for family classes in the ExerZone! 
Classes for youth ages 11+ and families with children ages 5 and up
ExerSport with JT: Monday & Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm
Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (except during ExerDrop - see below).

Children/Teens
Gymnastic Team, Pre-Team, Excel Competitive Team & Talent Group Tryouts
Thursday, August 3, 4:30-5:30pm
For more information, please contact Melissa Lewis. 

Summer Camp
We still have a limited number of openings available in our camps for ages 3-14 including Kinder, Sports, Gymnastics, Discovery, STEAM, Teen Adventure and Teen Fitness.   Don't forget to register for All-Aboard Camp, August 21-25 (Available for campers ages 6-12 enrolled in any of our camps this summer.) Contact camp@ryeymca.org to register. 

Parent's Night Out:  Friday, August 18, 6-9pm
Ages 3 mos-5 years. Parents enjoy a night off while we provide the supervision and entertainment for the kids in Child Watch. Storybook activity: "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" (Please feed children ahead of time, dinner not provided and packed dinners are not allowed due to allergies. Light snack provided.) Click here to register.

EXERDROP in the ExerZone: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
Drop your kids off in the ExerZone for supervised, safe and structured play!
Ages 5-10, 1 hour limit. No reservations needed; purchase wristbands ($5/child) at Member Services. Limited to 16 children, supervised by two trained Rye Y staff. (No other adults are allowed in the ExerZone during this time.)
 
Celebrate your child's birthday in the ExerZone!
Birthday parties are held on Saturdays & Sundays from 3-5pm for ages 7 & up. Now open to Non-MembersClick here  to view details in the program guide.

Swim Team Tryouts start Tuesday, September 5.
Click here for schedule. For more information, contact Vickie at 914-967-6363. 

 

Adults
American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Rye Y: Saturday, August 5, 9am-2pm
Help save a life! There is an emergency need for blood and you can help. All donors will receive a $5 Target eGiftCard. Click here to make your appointment


Volunteers Needed for Access to Care Health Fair: Saturday, August 12
The fair, held in Mamaroneck, from 10am-2pm provides free screenings and vital health information to Sound Shore residents. Volunteers are needed to register, greet, serve refreshments, run kids activities and more. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old  Click here for more details to sign up. 

Summer classes at the Wainwright - Free to Rye Y Members
Mondays:  Gentle Yoga 6:45-7:45pm  
A soothing mat class with gentle movement, breath and music. (with Diane N.)
Wednesdays: Hatha & Meditation   Hatha: 6:45-7:30pm; Meditation 7:40-8:15  
Stretch and twist out the kinks of the day with a multi-level hatha class.  After a short (10 minute) break we will begin the meditation. Each week will include a brief introduction to different methods to practice meditation. We will leave time for a deep relaxation (yoga nidra) at the end.  (with Nora) 

"Eating for Your Heart" Seminar:  Wednesday, August 16, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a FREE nutrition seminar.  Located in Rye Y Conference Room. (2nd floor) For more information, contact Elana Reynolds.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
An evidence-based program that features personalized support for people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure.  Click here for details.  For more information,
contact Elana Reynolds

Mah Jongg/Canasta 
Beginners welcome! Summer hours and location:  Rye Free Reading Room, 2nd floor, elevator accessable.  Canasta: Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm; Mah Jongg: Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm RSVP to Penny Cozza, ext. 201

Weight Watchers at the Y:  Due to the success of many members reaching their goals, we are currently looking for new members to join our Weight Watchers meetings. This lively and supportive group is led by a Weight Watcher leader on Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Come join the fun!
If you would like more information, please contact  Diana Vita , 967-6363, ext. 211

Togetherhood Committee Seeking New Members 
Togetherhood is a YMCA social responsibility initiative that engages Y members in community service. The Rye Y's Togetherhood Committee is seeking new members to identify, plan and implement community service projects (4 per year). This volunteer opportunity is open to adults and teens ages 16+.  The only requirements are enthusiasm and commitment!  For more information, contact  Denise Woodin, 967-6363, ext. 101.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: next session starts week of September 11
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15pm - 2:30pm
A FREE, 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
Contact   Elana Reynolds, Director of Community Health, for more information.


Updates
SUMMER MAINTENANCE
In an effort to ensure our facility is as up to date and well maintained as possible, we are once again planning several facility maintenance and upgrade projects at the end of August.  Our summer maintenance period will begin August 19 and continue until September 8 . During that time we will complete our annual facility improvement  projects, including renovating the men's and women's locker rooms, draining/cleaning the swimming pools, re-finishing the gymnasium and group exercise studio floors,  roof repairs, replacement of several pieces of cardio equipment,   painting throughout the building and making parking lot repairs and re-striping. Some program spaces will  be  closed   during this timeframe so the work can be completed.  (Note: Adult Locker Room enhancement project will take 4 to 5 weeks).    We will also be replacing our boilers but hope to get a head start on that work beginning in early August.
 
A complete list of projects and the specific schedule will be posted in early/mid-August. Click here to view the pool schedule for the maintenance period   As always, once the work begins we will provide periodic updates to keep members informed of any changes in the schedule!

LOCKER RENTAL UPDATE
After our locker room renovations are complete, we will be offering  limited locker rental opportunities in our wet corridor, outside of the pools. Lockers inside the renovated locker rooms will strictly be for day usage. Please note that the rental lockers in the wet corridor will be available on a first come first serve basis, as of October 1, 2017. If you are interested in renting a locker, please contact the member service staff at that time.  Locker rental prices are below:
KIT Locker (quarter locker/monthly rate added on to membership draft): $10.00
KIT Locker (quarter locker/yearly rate): $120.00
Half Locker (monthly rate/added on to membership draft):  $15.00
Half Locker (yearly rate):  $180.00

MEMBERSHIP PHOTOS AND EMAILS
If you haven't verified the email address we have on file, please do so by either stopping by the membership desk or give us a call.  Membership staff will be happy to assist you! 

For the safety of all our members, we are now requiring that all members have a photo associated with their membership.   Please stop by our Member Services desk and we'll take your  photo. If you have a family membership, all family members who use the Y will  need to have their photo taken.   It will only take a couple moments.  Be assured that your photo is only  used internally as part of your membership record.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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