Our Giving Tree is Growing!
You can find a gym, swimming pool or treadmill in many different places. But it is our cause that makes the Y so special. The real measure of who we are is reflected in the lives we impact.

Give back to our community by donating to the Y's Annual Campaign , which provides scholarships for those who need the Y most. These scholarships give kids, families and adults the opportunity to pay program and membership fees that align to their household income so that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.

For every gift made to the Y, a leaf will be added to our Giving Tree!

If you are interested in supporting the Y's cause, you can make a donation online or drop off a donation at the Membership Desk.
All Things Pickleball
Below are some updates and information about new or upcoming pickleball events! As always if you have questions or need help registering, please feel free to stop by the front desk.
 
Competitive Pickleball Leagues
Mondays 8:30am–10:00am
Levels 3.5-4.0. Register at the front desk or call 910-769-6800. Solid 1.5 hours of play. No Breaks.
 
Beginner Lessons
Mondays 1:00pm-1:30pm  (New time ½ hour earlier)
Y Members free, Non-members $5. Stay and Play 1:30pm-3:00pm.  
 
Reserve a Court
Wednesdays 7:00am–8:30am or 8:30am–10:00am 
One member reserves the court at the membership desk by calling 910-769-6800 and then fills their foursome with members and/or guests. $5 reservation fee. 
 
Pickleball Lessons
Thursdays 11:30am-1:00pm (New time ½ hour earlier)
Eileen Kalish and Jill Vargas will be returning in the next couple of weeks. They will be doing “Pickleball Lessons with a Twist”. The lesson will start off with a 20-minute rating assessment followed by lessons working on the skills identified in the assessment.
 
Pickleball Time Change
All of our afternoon pickleball times will change to 1:00pm–3:00pm

Mondays
Beginner Lesson 1:00pm – 1:30pm
C Play 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays  
Pickleball B/C Play 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Wednesdays & Fridays  
Pickleball A/B Play 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Community Invitational Pickleball
Beginning Tuesday, October 22 from 11:30am–1:00pm he Midtown YMCA will be hosting Community Pickleball Invitationals. Two teams with 6–12 players per team. One team from the Midtown YMCA and the other team from an area community group.  B/C level.  6 players play at a time. Rotate and play 6 different players and opponents. 5 matches. Win/Loss record determines team champ. Home team will provide refreshments following the match.  Let Jane know if you would like to captain a team. Jane.Klippel@ymcasenc.org
Swim for Life
Our fall Swim for Life program is happening in less than four weeks! This FREE program offers a week of swim and water safety lessons for anyone ages 5+ in the community. Registration is open and filling up quickly!

October 28 - November 1
*No class on Halloween (Oct 31)

Free Physical Therapy Consultations
If pain is stopping you from doing what you love then get moving! Dr. Tyler Whiteside, DPT is offering FREE physical therapy consultations at the Midtown YMCA!

Wednesday October 23rd
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Midtown YMCA
Learn what might be stopping you and how to make it better. Click here to send an email to sign up   or call (910) 769-1238.
Table Tennis is Taking Off
With are thrilled that our new competition level table tennis tables are seeing some action! We are looking for people to join in the fun and jump on the table tennis craze! So far Tuesdays and Thursdays seem to be a great time to come out and give it a try. There are a few players who have some experience and some new players who are working on the basics and the rules. Don't be shy, come out and give it a try!

Times
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am-10:30am
Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturdays  11:00am – 2:00pm
Sundays 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Cost
Y Members: Free
Non-Members: $5 Day Pass

Employee Spotlight
Willie (Will) Holmes

What is your job at the Y?  
I am a Zumba Gold instructor. I also sub for Zumba, Senior Combo, Seated Cardio Fit, Stretch and Strength and Deep-Water Aerobic classes. 

How long have you worked at the Y?
I taught my first class at the Y December 31, 2018.   

What is your Y story?
My Y story began in 2013.  I was constantly in pain, requiring knee replacements.  I was more than 100 pounds overweight and told the surgery couldn’t be performed until I lost at least 100 pounds. I did a lot of praying to God to help me to lose the weight that I could have the surgeries to stop the pain. I called around to all the fitness centers and gyms in the area checking on prices as well as location that public transportation Wave would transport me. Location and membership prices at the Y were almost perfect for my situation. I prayed about it some more about the same time my nephew who was a Y member at the time gave me a two-week pass. I came to the Y and talked to Dalia, Tom and Rob Y staff about my goals and needs.  During the trial period the front desk staff told me about all the programs and services the Y provided.  I also met some friendly people who were members at that time.  Talking to the staff and the members I decided the Y was the place I wanted to be to work on my weight loss and fitness goals. So, I joined the Y in 2014, met my weight loss goal in 2016 and had my first knee surgery, had my second knee surgery in 2017 and have been at the Y since. 

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Basketball / Open Gym Schedule
Monday-Wednesday Open Basketball
Now 11:30am – 1:00pm (30 min earlier). 

Friday Pickup Basketball
Now 11:30am – 1:30pm (30 min earlier)

Saturday Family Open Gym
Remains 11:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday Pickup Basketball
Remains 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sunday Pickup Basketball
Remains 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Mark Your Calendars for Parents Night Out!
Parents can drop off the kids and be rest assured that their kids will have fun while we feed them pizza, play games, enjoy sports, create a craft, and watch a movie! Children ages 3 (must be potty trained) to 15 are welcome!

Cost
Y Members: $20
Non-Members: $25 for non-*Additional kids are $10/each

Where
Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market Street
 
When
Friday Nights from 5:30pm-9:30pm
10/25/19, 11/22/19, 12/13/19, 01/31,20, 02/28/20, 03/27/20, 04/24/20, 05/29/20