Learn, Grow & Thrive at the Rye Y

The Rye Y welcomes youth, families and adults to register for fall classes focusing on skill development, teamwork, fitness, enrichment and fun.  View the program guide and register at www.ryeymca.org  for classes starting the week of September 9. Here is a sampling:

Children: Choose from dozens of classes for pre-school and school-age children, including music, arts & crafts, Spanish music & movement, LEGO & STEM, pre-school cooking, chess, dance, swimming for all levels, special needs swim instruction, gymnastics and sports (multi-sports, soccer, tennis, basketball, flag-football, lacrosse, baseball and karate) Online registration is not available for youth swimming classes and availability is limited.

Teens: The Rye Y is open to teens every weekday from 2:30-6 pm while school is in session. Middle and high school students may drop in after school and use our facility, including the ExerZone, gymnasium and pool; non-members pay a $5 drop-in fee. The Y also holds a monthly teen night on the 2nd Saturday of each month just for middle school students. The Rye Y Leaders Clubs, for grades 6-12, is a great way to make a positive impact in the community, build leadership skills and get volunteer hours. Teens may also register for several fitness classes including Teen Strength & Conditioning and Teen HIIT Class.

Families: The Y is a hub of family activity. Families spend quality time together during scheduled family time in the pool, gymnasium and ExerZone or play games together in the family room. The Y hosts a First Family Friday evening every month with themed crafts activities and a bi-monthly Active Family Friday featuring Nerf games. Families with young children may choose from several parent/child classes such as Baby and Me Gym, Kiddie Crafts and Baby Sports. The Childwatch program is available for parents who wish to exercise on their own or step into town. This October, families are invited to a weekend family campout at the Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, NY.

Adults: The Rye Y program guide pages are filled with classes for adults including swimming classes for beginning through advanced swimmers, karate, soccer, triathlon training and small group exercise. The Y offers LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a free twelve-week small group program designed for cancer survivors and The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program which helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Members may choose from approximately 150 free weekly group exercise, spin and aquacise classes at the Y and Wainwright Yoga House.

Visit www.ryeymca.org or call 967-6363 to learn more and register for classes. Financial assistance is available. If you are interested in joining the Rye Y, please stop by the Y’s Member Services Desk at 21 Locust Avenue, for a tour of the facility.