February 2019 | Salem Family YMCA
Have you noticed a thermometer in the lobby? Why would we put a giant thermometer in the lobby you ask? It's our annual campaign and we need your help! 

Donate today  to support your local YMCA. $50 will teach a child to swim and be safe around water. $100 will give a senior the ability to become pain free. $500 will give a struggling family a fun place to be with their kids and catch their breathe. Don't wait! Join us in our mission and donate.  
Meet Our New Staff

Dutchie Mirolli, Wellness Coordinator
Wellness Coordinator Dutchie Mirolli has been a group fitness instructor since 1996, and a personal trainer since 2009. She recently served as Fitness/Wellness Manager at the Waldron Wellness Center in Shawsville, and is thrilled to be back at the Salem YMCA where she first started working in 2007.  Her background includes specialties like Body Pump and Body Flow, Yoga, Pilates, cycling, muscle conditioning and more.  She especially enjoys helping clients improve their balance and core strength. 

Kelani Lawrence, Membership Director
Kelani is our awesome new Membership Director and previously the Kirk Family YMCA's Membership Coordinator! She moved from Norfolk, VA to Roanoke the summer of 2017, where she currently resides with her husband and holland lop-eared dwarf bunny (yes, "Buns" is house and litter trained!). Kelani grew up in her local YMCA learning to swim, participating in youth sports, volunteering and eventually working. Outside of the Y, she spends her time volunteering as a coach for the Roanoke College Field Hockey Team, competing on the Ladies' Professional Racquetball Tour, and hanging out with friends, family, and Buns. Stop by the Welcome Desk, she would love to meet you!

Amanda Keffer, Membership Coordinator
Amanda started at the Salem Family YMCA in 2016 as a Membership Representative and moved into the role of Membership Coordinator in September of 2018. Amanda has a cat Stewie and a puppy Bo, who has been kicked out of obedience school twice. She loves to cook and baked (so if you have any good recipes, please send them her way!) Amanda is passionate about the YMCA and all of the programs we have to offer here, and is always looking for new ways to serve our members! 

Sammuel St. Fleur, Youth and Family Coordinator
Sammuel graduated from Salem High School in 2012 and Liberty University in 2017. He enjoys playing and watching basketball as well as spending family time with his wife Kelly, and his son Finn. As the new Youth and Family Coordinator his responsibilities include programming for youth sports, pickup sports, YPass, and assisting with all other Youth and Family programming.
First Fridays

Friday, February 1

Fun family day EVERY first Friday of the month. Come Friday, February 1 at 11:00 am for an Active Older Adult presentation and learn how to play pickleball. Bring the whole family at 5:45 pm for Nerf Wars! We'll supply everything you need for both event, just bring a bottle of water.
Family Yoga

Tuesdays through 2/12/2019
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
M: Free/NM:$5

Bring the whole family! No yoga mat, no problem, we've got you covered. 
AOA Luncheon

February 13
12:00-1:00 pm

Enjoy a fun and delicious meal with your friends while experiencing enriching games and activities or a special presentation from local community partners! 
Group Ex Challenge

February 11 - March 24, 2019

Heat things up this winter by participating in our Group X Challenge! This is a 6-week challenge where you’ll get more energy, more strength and more endurance all while building relationships and forming habits. It's a great time to try a few of our new group ex classes including Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, and Early AM Cross Train plus we’ll be giving away weekly prizes!
Spring Forward Boot Camp
Ages 12+
Apr 30 - May 24
M: $30 / NM: $75

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

Challenge yourself with this four-week program and “spring” into summer feeling fit! Shape and tone your body at your group workouts. Meets twice per week. Join us for one hour of interval and circuit training each session geared toward intermediate and advanced fitness levels.
Swim Lessons
Winter 2 lessons start February 4
Spring 1 lessons start March 4
*Register today

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!
Cooking Up Some Love
Ages 4 - 12 years old
Thursdays, February 21 - March 14
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Who loves to cook? We do! Join us as we share some of our favorite recipes. We will prepare and eat several different foods each night. Come with an appetite for good food!
Hop Into Spring
Ages 3-5 years old
Mar 4-25
10:00-11:00 am
M:$15 /NM:$18

Bring your child in to share the mysteries of Spring. We will talk about everything that is growing and being born during this time of year. We will take walks and look for new life while making fun art projects showing what we learn.
Leaping Leprechauns
Ages 2 - 10 years old
Tuesday, March 12

Preschool 10:00-11:00 am
Youth 5:30-7:00 pm

Children will have magical time learning all about leprechauns and rainbows. We will explore everything about St. Patrick’s Day and maybe even turn everything GREEN! Join us as we find the treasure at the end of the rainbow!
Castle Camp
Ages 2 - 5 years old
Tuesday, March 19 - April 9
10:15 - 11:15 am

Your preschool child will enjoy four fun classes of castle camp! We will dress up, make castles, be brave knights and princesses and evade dragons. Our imaginations will run wild as we have fun exploring medieval times together while you enjoy a workout.
Spring Soccer
Ages 3 - 7 years old
Saturdays, March 2 - April 27
9:00-11:00 am
*Price increases by $10 after February 1st

Soccer at the Y is a great opportunity for your child to learn soccer in a constructive environment. This 8-week season is designed to grow your child not just in the sport but also in character development and sportsmanship.
Spring Camp
Ages 3 - 11 years old
April 15 - 19
April 22 - 26

Apr 15-19 9:00 am-1:30 pm M$97/NM:$122

Apr 22-26 9:00 am-1:30 pm M$97/NM:$122

Apr 15-19 7:30 am-2:00 pm M:$112/NM:$127
Apr 15-19 7:30 am-2:00 pm M:$112/NM:$127

Apr 22-26 7:30 am-6:00 pm M:$132/NM:$147 Apr 22-26 7:30 am-6:00 pm M:$132/NM:$147

Join us during spring break for an adventure each day as we explore Around the World in 5 days. Kids will enjoy crafts, sports, STEM activities, optional swimming and more!

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