North Valley Family YMCA Non Profit
at Porter Ranch U.S. Postage
11336 Corbin Avenue Paid
Northridge, CA 91326 Van Nuys, Ca
Permit No. 89
www.ymcala.org/nv NORTH VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
11336 Corbin Ave, Northridge, CA 91326
A newsletter for members and volunteers of the Y
HELPING OTHERS FALL
HELPSby Rusell Stong
5th Grader in YMCA Beckford Child Care program
HELLO. My name is Russell. I am 11 years old. I was asked to write an es-
say about being a responsible community member. Hmmm......well, at first
the assignment seemed difficult. After careful reflection, I thought, WOW, I
have actually been a part of some amazing projects over my short life span
that have positively contributed to people in our community and made a
difference in their lives.
As a member of the YMCA after school program, I have participated in
various charitable projects. For example, each year, I have shopped with my
mom and selected items for impoverished families in need. This supported
the M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity) program. Donated gifts were
presented and graciously accepted by the family at a holiday party thrown YOUTH, FAMILY & FITNESS PROGRAMS:
for them. Another great example is Soles for Souls. This gave me the op-
portunity to recycle my “gently worn: shoes for people in need. Makes
YOU WILL FIND IT ALL AT THE Y.
sense, right? I mean my feet grow fast, the shoes were too small and they
were in great condition.
Read more on P. 17
WELCOME This Issue:
By John Trent, Chair of North Valley Family
YMCA’s Board of Managers
to the North Valley Family YMCA. Giving Back........p. 12, 26 Fit
Kids........p. 8, 9, 15-17, 19
Caring for the Kids........p. 12
When you join the Y, you belong Family First........p. 20
Splish, Splash........p. 8, 19 As Spring turns to Summer, the activities at the
North Valley Family YMCA (NVFY) are heating
to a community of men, women Healthy You........p. 18
up as well.
Summer Camp programs abound with over-
night and day options for kids of all ages.
and children who strive every day
Located at local schools, the branch, and sites
at the beach and the mountains - we’ve got you
covered for summer fun.
to be healthy, confident and
For the older kids (ages 12-15), consider
HOLIDAY OUR HOURS our Junior Leaders program. The teens are
excited to come and learn work ethic and job
Monday through Friday: experience at the NVFY along with making
5am – 10pm new friends and building self-esteem. Teens
Labor Day: 5 am – 10 pm
receive community service credit and also are
Saturday: 7am – 7pm
Thanksgiving: 5 am – 3 pm awarded a letter of recommendation from their
Sunday: 8am – 6pm coordinator.
Christmas Eve: 5 am – 3 pm
(Pool closes 30 minutes before
Our 22nd annual Kids to Camp Golf Tournament
New Year’s Eve: 5 am – 3 pm is fast approaching. So practice your golf
New Year’s Day: Closed swing on June 13th and help provide scholar-
The Y is a non-profit like no
ships to our young and at-risk campers and
support the year-round camping program for
more than 1,200 campers. Can’t come? Buy a
raffle ticket and you could win a trip to Hawaii.
other. Be a part of something Enjoy the outdoors with our Summit Seekers
hiking group. (Read more on P.25.) Bring the
DON’T MISS OUR
whole family and cherish the scenery with your
FALL EVENTS And a special congratulations and thanks to
two of our Y heroes (P. 17 & BACK COVER):
Michael Terhar - Golden Book Award recipi-
AMERICA ON THE MOVE.....September 24 - October 1.....p.25
ent - and Nelson Sanesi - Blue Angel and camp
HARVEST FESTIVAL....October 29th.....p.20 sponsor.
BOOSTER DINNER....November 17th.....p.27
With so much happening at the Y, there is no
TURKEY TRI.....November 24th.....p.22
time to slow down or be bored! So get involved
CALORIE BLAST CHALLENGE....Date TBD.....p.23 in a program that excites you and I promise,
you won’t be disappointed.
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Bryson Atkins, Senior Healthy Lifestyles & Membership Director
BrysonAtkins@ymcala.org, 818-368-3231 ext 2304
The Y is committed to helping you become your best self,
whatever your age, level of fitness or abilities.
OPEN REGISTRATION DATES
• Set short-term goals that make FitLinxx
Everyone Wins in Youth Sports GUEST PRIVILEGES
The Y is a passionate advocate of In Junior Lakers/Shooting Sparks As a member of the North Valley Fam-
healthy lifestyles and would love it easier to accomplish your overall The FitLinxx computer individual basketball, soccer and volleyball, SEPTEMBER:
plans. exercise log system is another simple, ily YMCA, you may accompany one
to help you kick-start yours today. everyone plays. The emphasis is on Reg forms available: Aug 19
• Use a computer to track your smart way to get and stay fit. The guest, according to the guest policy.
We offer a variety of individualized fun and preparing children to do more Return Completed forms: Aug 26
mood, energy level and progress. technology tracks your progress and The guest must bring photo I.D., fill
programs to meet your health goals. A than win on the court or field — they Session runs: Aug 29 - Sept 24
• Smoothly operate the fitness is designed to ensure that you suc- out required paperwork and sign a
personal fitness coach is available to prepare young people to be winners waiver. If a child is your guest (either
all members equipment you choose to include in ceed in improving your well being and
your plan. quality of life. family or friends of your own chil-
• included in your membership Reg forms available: Sept 16
• Choose a class that’s paced prop- dren), only parents or legal guardians
• because YMCA staff is intent on Return Completed forms: Sept 23
erly for you. Join Today! (with appropriate documentation) may
understanding your needs and creat- Youth Membership Session runs: Sept 26 - Oct 22
• Plan for slips in attendance and And thank yourself for giving your- sign for minors.
ing a partnership for your success. 104 youth fitness classes per week
how to recover when they occur. self a huge gift — the gift of health! NOVEMBER:
are provided for teens and kids, start-
• Tap into the social support from Monthly payment with no obligation Reg forms available: Oct 14
ing as young as two months: tumbling,
Aquatics YMCA staff, friends, co-workers and for the length of your membership Return Completed forms: Oct 21
karate, dance, youth sports, art, the
Water exercise is one of the best family. may be transferred from a checking or Session runs: Oct 24 - Nov 19
Jack Oakie Visual & Performing Arts
health regimens, yielding optimum • Stop destructive thinking and start savings account or credit card.
Program, Parents Night Out and Fam-
results without the overheating or supportive self-talk. ily Fun Nights.
strain on joints. Our indoor heated • Make sure your physical activity Peak Hour Restrictions
pool provides lap swimming lanes, leaves you refreshed, not worn out. We welcome other YMCA members
Members between the ages of 10
family swim time, water walking, and a • Make exercise persistence pay off. during non-peak hours. Peak hours
and 15 years may enroll in our Teen
wide array of swim classes, including • Balance rewarding yourself with are Monday–Thursday, 4pm – 8:30pm
Fitness Certification Program. After
parent-infant, youth and adult. praise and setting new challenges. and Saturdays from 9am – noon. If
completing the program, teens may
use the healthy lifestyles program ar- you would like to work out during this
Group Exercise eas. Members ages 12 – 15 may also time, the cost is $10.
The YMCA offers 90 group exercise take Adult Group Exercise classes with
classes weekly for every fitness level
to make sure you succeed, even with WE their parents.
Additional Membership Benefits
your busy schedule. In just as little as
30 minutes, you can work out with us APPRECIATE • Child Watch, a safe and fun envi-
ronment, welcomes your children while
and achieve better health. Our classes
you work out.
include: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba,
• Security lockers for the safekeeping
Water Aerobics, Water Arthritis, Water
Join Ed DeSouza (Retired Chef) of your purses, bags, wallets and keys.
Pilates and Kickboxing. Please visit
• Day lockers. Please bring your own
our website at www.ymcala.org/nv for and Jesse Russo for our monthly
a complete schedule of classes. Member Appreciation Days when • Towel service for your convenience.
they prepare and give out delicious, • Easy online registration for classes.
Coach Approach® healthy foods as our little thanks for • Guest privileges, so you can share
Need help starting? Need help break- your YMCA with friends and family.
being part of our Y family. Member
ing the stop-start cycle? With Coach • 23 YMCAs across Los Angeles
Approach®, members see success Appreciation Days are every month,
welcome you as a facility member for
consistently. So will you. You will on the last Wednesday or Thursday
quickly learn to: of each month, from 8am-12pm
• Create a personal activity plan just and 2pm-5pm.
right for you, so you won’t drop out.
YOUTH Arts, Classes & Clubs for Kids
Encourage your kids to explore new concepts, ideas and activities to harness their innate talents and share
them with others.
DEVELOPMENT ART & DISCOVERY
Chef Poppy and Me
Ages 6 – 11
Learn the basic principles of art in
a fun and nurturing environment.
Ages 6 - 9
Does your child like experiments?
This is a great class for a hands on
The values and skills learned
Through hands-on cooking classes Creativity will be heavily emphasized learning approach about science, art
and workshops, “Chef Poppy and Me,” along with positive encouragement. and history. Make sure to wear “play
motivates kids and their parents with Limited to one class per week. clothes”; you might get dirty!
enthusiasm for healthy food that also
CHEER & CLUBS
early on are vital building blocks
tastes great! Learn the benefits and Food & Fun
importance of adding more nutritious Ages 2 - 5
foods to a daily menu with a fun and Kids will learn about nutrition and Cheer Program
creative approach. healthy foods through games, play fun Cheerleaders can use the skills they
for life. At the Y, children and
Classes are held Saturdays at 2 pm in the Com- and cooking. Use your taste, smell, learn to cheer at YMCA basketball
munity Room. $50 per Family. touch and sight to discover different games and other community events!
August Session: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 types of food. Enjoy studying nutri- Students are taught multiple cheers,
tion in a nurturing environment. Re- jumps, dances and much more. Have
teens learn positive behaviors
Crafty Kids quired: 1 apron, Donation of different fun and join the cheerleading squad!
Ages 4 – 6 foods each month. Limited to 1 class The 3-month program includes
For the youngest age group in our art per week. professional instruction, banquets and
classes, the focus is on fun, creativ- cheer uniforms.
and explore their unique talents
ity and spontaneity. Encouragement Home School Art $123 per child
provides an emotionally rewarding and Ages 5-11
nurturing experience. Limited to one Learn the basic principles of art in
class per week. a fun and nurturing environment.
and interests, helping them to re- Create & Explore
Ages 1 - 3
Students will be taught about the im-
portance of art history, famous artists
and artistic design. Creativity will be
Children will participate in hands on heavily emphasized along with posi-
alize their potential. That makes learning through crafts and explora-
tion what will encourage their creativ-
ity. Introduction to various tactile
tive encouragement from instructors
for confident kids today and
engaged adults tomorrow. PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Tracy Kargari, Senior Program Director.
Youth & Family and Healthy Lifestyles
818-368-3231 ext 2325
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. * Financial assistance is available for families, who for one reason or another, are unable to afford program fees. p. 8/9
DIVE GET PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
ON IN OUT
Associate Executive Director,
and Director of Youth, Family
Aquatics & Camping
Remove that fear of the water and instill a water saftey 818-368-3231 ext 2305
ethic that will reward your kids for years to come.
The exciting, safe way for young people to explore the outdoors, build
AGES 6–26 MONTHS Sea Horses Flying Fish self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships
Tues & Thurs daytime, Sat mornings This is the advanced level for Skip- Swimmers at this level will continue re- and memories.
pers. This class will focus on endur- fining each of the competitive strokes;
Parent-Tot ance (swimming entire length of the proper form and timing in breaststroke
A class for young children and their pool) and competitive skills; butterfly and butterfly; flip-turns for freestyle RESIDENT CAMPS
parents. Introduce your child to the is introduced and students will learn and backstroke. Swim distance will For more details, and to sign-up on-line,
joys of swimming, being comfortable in open turns. increase and endurance will improve. please visit http://www.ycampsla.org
the water, and learning water safety. or pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center.
Monday, Wednesday 5:05pm
AGES 3–5 YEARS AGES 6-12 YEARS The most advanced level preceding en- Winter at Whittle
Mon & Wed evenings, Tues & Thurs afternoons, try to the Jr. Masters program. Swim- Grades 3 – 6
Mon & Wed evenings, Tues & Thurs afternoons,
Sat mornings mers in Shark will improve on fitness There’s nothing like it! Imagine your-
and endurance and focus on technique self living in a mountain cabin high
Pike and efficiency. above Big Bear Lake with eight to nine
This beginner class for pre-school friends and your cabin counselors.
The beginners in this class will gain
swimmer’s help first timers conquer
their fear of water and/or deal with
confidence by learning to float on their AGES 13–18 YEARS Enjoy crosscountry skiing, building
back and stomach, gliding, and being Mon & Wed evenings snowmen, making crafts, learning
separation anxiety. Children will learn about the forest and singing around
introduced to freestyle and backstroke.
basic skills and gain confidence in the Junior Masters the campfire at Camp Whittle.
water. This program is for swimmers who
Guppy Dec 18 - 22, 2010
Students at this level will gain total are interested in becoming life-long Reserve now! $50 deposit Cost TBD
Eel swim-teamers. This is a non-compet-
independence in the water. Freestyle
These advanced beginners build on itive swim club, offering a swim team
with side breathing and backstroke are
their comfort level in the water. Stu- experience without the competitions.
dents will begin learning freestyle and
fully learned, and children are intro-
While in the program, swimmers will
duced to breaststroke. Weekend Family Camp
backstroke fundamentals. be coached in stroke development, fit-
ness, endurance, and speed. Students All Ages
Minnow Join us for a weekend of fun. Activi-
Ray will also learn how to use a pace clock
At the intermediate level students will ties include archery, arts and crafts,
With an understanding of freestyle and which will aid in their development to
focus on endurance in freestyle and ropes course, hiking, sports and a
backstroke basics these students will becoming a future swim team partici-
backstroke. Emphasis will be placed on campfire on Saturday night. Accom-
learn side breathing and be introduced pant. The program also encourages
proper form for an entire length of the modations will be in Wagner Lodge,
to the breaststroke. Rays no longer use children to develop relationships with
pool. each room sleeps four and has a pri-
flotation devices and begin being self- other children in a fun safe environ-
sufficient in the water. ment. vate bath. Four meals are included.
Fish November 12 – 14
After increasing their endurance,
Starfish Cost: $135 ages 5 and older; $35 ages 3 - 4
children at this level will work on PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
The beginning advanced level will
technique refinement with freestyle
challenge students to increase their Greg Paggi, Aquatics Director,
and backstroke. Breaststroke will be
endurance by swimming at least 12 ½ GregoryPaggi@ymcala.org
covered in depth and butterfly will be
yards. Stroke technique is refined and 818-368-3231 ext 2342
the breaststroke is learned.
WHEN & WHERE
YOU Family YMCA atUSRanch
34 21 39
1 11 16 19
North Valley 15 37 38
20 6 5
1. BECKFORD ST. SCHOOL 9
CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y. 12. DEARBORN STREET SCHOOL 22. LOCKHURST ELEMENTARY
19130 Tulsa St. Northridge CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y. SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.
(#191200080) 9240 Wish Ave. Northridge 6170 Lockhurst Dr. Woodland Hills 2
2. BASSET ST. SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.
23. LORNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 31
15756 Bassett St, Lake Balboa 13. EL ORO WAY ELEMENTARY P.L.A.Y. 22
SCHOOL CHILD CARE 17440 Lorne St. Northridge
3. BERTRAND AVE. SCHOOL P.L.A.Y. 12230 El Oro Way Granada Hills
7021 Bertrand Ave. Reseda (#197417489) 24. MORNINGSIDE ELEMENTARY
4. CALAHAN ST. SCHOOL 14. GARDEN GROVE ELEMENTARY 576 N Maclay Ave, San Fernando
CHILD CARE SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.
18722 Knapp St. Northridge 18141 Valerio St. Reseda 25. SAN JOSE SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.
14928 Clymer St. Mission Hills
15. GERMAIN ST. SCHOOL 7
CHILD CARE 26. SHERMAN OAKS SCHOOL
5. CANTARA ST. SCHOOL P.L.A.Y. P.L.A.Y.
20730 Germain St. Chatsworth
17950 Cantara St, Reseda 14766 Greenleaf St. Sherman Oaks
6. CAPISTRANO AVE. SCHOOL 16. GRANADA ELEMENTARY 27. SUPERIOR ST. SCHOOL
SCHOOL CHILD CARE CHILD CARE (#191200072) 17340 San Jose St. Granada Hills
8118 Capistrano Ave. West Hills 9756 Oso Ave. Chatsworth 11133 O’Melveny Ave. San Fernando
17170 Tribune St. Granada Hills
(#197413907) (#192006429) 33. VINTAGE MAGNET SCHOOL 38. PORTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 40. YMCA INFANT & PRESCHOOL
7. CARPENTER AVE. SCHOOL P.L.A.Y. + ExPO CAMP BASKETBALL + CLUB MID CENTER CHILD CARE
17. HARDING ST. SCHOOL 28. SYLMAR ELEMENTARY 15848 Stare St. North Hills 15960 Kingsbury St. Granada Hills 11630 Indian Hills Road Mission Hills
3909 Carpenter Ave. Studio City
CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y.
SCHOOL P.L.A.Y. (#191232736 and #191232738)
13060 N. Harding St. Sylmar 13291 Phillippi Ave. Sylmar 34. FROST MIDDLE SCHOOL 39. SAN FERNANDO HIGH
8. CASTLEBAY LANE SCHOOL SCHOOL 41. NEW! YMCA PRESCHOOL
LEARNING CENTER CHILD CARE
CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y. 29. TOPEKA DR. SCHOOL 12314 Bradford Pl. Granada Hills
BASKETBALL + VOLLEYBALL
19010 Castlebay Lane Northridge P.L.A.Y. + ExPO CAMP 15950 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills
18. HART ST. SCHOOL P.L.A.Y.
(#191200086) 9815 Topeka Dr. Northridge
21040 Hart St. Canoga Park 35. HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL
9. COHASSET ST. ELEMENTARY 30. TULSA ST. SCHOOL BASKETBALL
SCHOOL P.L.A.Y. 19. HASKELL SCHOOL CHILD CARE
CHILD CARE 9351 Paso Robles Ave. Northridge
15850 Tulsa St. Granada Hills
15810 Saticoy St. Van Nuys 10900 Hayvenhurst Ave. Granada Hills 36. NORTHRIDGE MIDDLE
10. DANUBE AVE. SCHOOL North Valley Family YMCA at Porter Ranch
20. JUSTICE ELEMENTARY 31. VALLEY ALTERNATIVE BASKETBALL + INDOOR SOCCER
CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y. SCHOOL P.L.A.Y. 17960 Chase St. Northridge
11220 Danube Ave. Granada Hills MAGNET SCHOOL P.L.A.Y. 11336 Corbin Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326
23350 Justice St. West Hills
(#197404980) 6701 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys 37. PATRICK HENRY MIDDLE P. 818.368.3231 F. 818.368.5437
21. KNOLLWOOD SCHOOL 32. VAN GOGH SCHOOL SCHOOL
11. DARBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BASKETBALL + INDOOR SOCCER www.ymcala.org/nv
CHILD CARE + P.L.A.Y. CHILD CARE
11822 Gerald Ave. Granada Hills 17160 Van Gogh St. Granada Hills
10818 Darby Ave. Northridge
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. * Financial assistance is available for families, who for one reason or another, are unable to afford program fees. p. 12/13
HELPING OTHERS HELPS ME ......cont’d from back cover
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US! INFANT & PRESCHOOL CENTERS:
I am glad some-
one in need had
Bernadette Khamo, Ana Duarte
an opportu- Infant & Preschool Center Director Preschool Learning Center Director
nity to get my BernadetteKhamo@ymcala.org, 818-898-1131 AnaDuarte@ymcala.org, 818-891-9214
shoes and wear
11630 Indian Hills Road, Mission Hills 15950 Chatsworth Street, Granada Hills
them. Oh... and
I can’t forget
Discover a safe, nurturing setting for
children to learn, grow and play at all of
ade Stand. My our licensed, on-site, before and after
friends and I school programs and Infant & Preschool Locations
took charge of Learning Centers.
INFANT & PRESCHOOL How do I enroll my child?
To better serve the community, we now Call or come by the YMCA at Porter
selling freshly Engaging children in activities pur- offer two locations - conveniently near Ranch or set up a tour at the Mis-
squeeze lemonade for 50 cents a pop at the corner of Van Alden to posely planned by our staff to help major freeways - our Infant & Pre- sion Hills Preschool Learning Center at
them achieve every developmental school Center in Mission Hills and Pre- 818-891-9214 OR Granada Hills Infant
raise money for childhood cancer. This project raised so much aware-
ness we even ended up on TV for our community effort (Channel 11 AT THE BRANCH aspect of the High-Scope Key Experi- school Center in Granada Hills. & Preschool Center: 818-898-1131.
ences (creative expression, language Admission is ongoing. Provided there is a
News). Last, but not least, I participated in the Buddy Walk last year Open from 6:30am - 6:30pm, the
Child Activity Center and literacy, initiative, social relations, space, your child can be enrolled as soon
to support my friends Dominic and MaryAnn. I walked 2 miles to as- Ages 2 months to 10 years Granada Hills location serves exclu-
movement, music, classification, seria- as their registration papers are completed
sist in the awareness of Down Syndrome. Like the lemonade stand the sively two to five year-olds, while the
A nurturing environment with devel- tion, number, time and space.) and turned in.
Mission Hills Center provides care for
Buddy Walk also raised loads of money. opmentally appropriate activities and children from six weeks to five years
equipment for your child, the Child Our nurturing staff encourages of age. Both offer the same commit- Program Highlights
Helping others helps me. Working on these projects helped me realize Activity Center is available while you children to help plan the day and ment to excellence and licensed care • Safe environment with qualified, caring
are in the Porter Ranch facility. focuses on their need to explore. Our for your children. The YMCA provides teachers
that I can make families in need delighted with my donated gifts. It
observations allow us to properly plan a safe and nurturing environment • Age appropriate hands-on activities
helped me bring joy to the children who were barefoot and now have Games, arts and crafts, music, group • Kindergarten Readiness
the right activities, which will enhance where developmentally appropriate
my awesome shoes. And although Alex has passed away, it makes activities, and social interaction nour- your child’s ability to problem solve, • Science Exploration
activities are offered.
me feel hopeful that the money raised would help find a cure to save ishes the spirit, mind and body of all create and interact in different social • Multi-Cultural Exposure
other children. I know I made a positive difference in the community. participants. situations. We encourage children to • Dramatic Play
be children. • Character Development
Aligned with the State of California
Mon, Wed and Fri 8 am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 8 • Family Events
Miss Cynthia, head Director of the YMCA at Beckford, ha been an pm, Tues and Thurs 8 am – 1:30 pm and 3 pm – Preschool Standards, we focus on the
inspiration for me for various reasons. She has coordinated the proj- 8 pm, Sat 8:30 am – 1 pm, Sun 9 am – 1 pm developmental stages of growth for
ects and encouraged me to participate. She has always told me how the whole child.
important it is to help others. Because I have been with Miss Cynthia
for 6 years, I have seen her passion for community projects and her
desire to get me involved each year. I am a more structured and re-
sponsible person because of Miss Cynthia. I will miss her when I leave
INFANT & PRESCHOOL MONTHLY
Beckford and grow up. RATES
3 Full/5 Half Days ATS* Billing
Helping others is not only easy but it is cool too. In my case, I got to PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US! Infant (6 wks+) $813 $833
Toddler $613 $633
go shopping as well as clean out my closet. I got to make lemonade
Preschool $554 $574
and have fun selling it with my friends and even got on TV. I even got AT THE BRANCH:
exercise by walking 2 miles for an important cause. See what I Mean, Tracy Kargari, Senior Program Director. 5 FULL DAYS ATS* BILLING
easy right? I plant to continue my community giving tin the future, Youth & Family and Healthy Lifestyles Infant (6 wks+) $995 $1015
Toddler $758 $778
looking for new projects to participate in, I’ve been given the confi- TracyKargari@ymcala.org
Preschool $696 $716
dence to know I can make a difference in a positive way. Thank you 818-368-3231 ext 2325
for your patience for listening to my essay for the day!
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. p. 14/15
Fine Arts Enrichment
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Fostering students’ abilities to
develop problem solving skills,
SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE: flexibility, creativity, cooperative PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Nicole Casper approaches, persistence, and
SCHOOL YEAR K-5 MONTHLY RATES Tracy Kargari,
Child Care Program Director responsibility as well as oral and
3 Days ATS* Billing Senior Program Director, Youth & Family and
NicoleCasper@ymcala.org written language skills, our Fine 6:30 – 8 am + $317 $337
818-368-3231 ext 2390
Arts Enrichment classes nur- 2 – 6:30 pm
ture the artistic abilities of all TracyKargari@ymcala.org,
6:30 – 8 am only* $145 $155
children. Whether it be through 2 – 6:30 pm $294 $314 818-368-3231 ext 2325
Learning to keep your body healthy has lifetime benefits;
visual or performing arts, we
encourage children to partici- 5 Days ATS* Billing
and at the Y, it’s a fun time for all.
Chelsea Good, Healthy Lifestyles Director
SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE pate in a variety of arts explo- 6:30 – 8 am +
2 – 6:30 pm
ration in the hopes that they
6:30 – 8 am only* $202 $213 818-368-3231 ext 2317
As a partner with each school, the will find the best way to express
YMCA strives to enhance and comple- themselves. 2 – 6:30 pm $3846 $404
FITNESS FOR YOUTH Ballet I
ment the curriculum presented to your Ages 6 – 9
child during the school day. Our be- Enjoy the benefits of: All Star Workout Your child will learn balance and grace
YEAR-ROUND K-5 MONTHLY RATES through the five positions of ballet,
fore-school and after-school programs • Safe, quality licensed child care 5 Days ATS Billing Ages 6 – 11 Junior Jazz
encourage families to play an active • Convenient locations at 14 beautiful barre exercise and basic floor
2 – 6:30 pm $443 $463 Activities and games will focus on Ages 6 – 9
role in the quality experiences that the elementary school campuses 6:30 – 8 am + $475 $495
work. With fun being the main focus,
gross and fine-motor skill develop- This basic jazz class has it all! Learn
YMCA provides for their children. • Before-school care starting at & 2-6:30 pm students will learn lovely routines and
ment, cardiovascular endurance and dance fundamentals while building
6:30 am and after-school care combinations. Ballet slippers required.
muscle strengthening. In addition, coordination and self-esteem. Par-
Our curriculum is aimed at until 6:30pm * ATS stands for Automatic Transfer System,
participants will learn about the hu-
Ballet/Lyrical ticipants will enjoy learning routines
• Child care available year-round which means your monthly payments will be
man body and sportsmanship.
developing the whole child through: automatically deducted from your checking, to their favorite upbeat music. With
with full day care on the days Ages 9 & up
• Staff-directed homework time and savings or credit card account. fun always as a focus, dancers will
school is closed In this class, students will learn bal-
educational support aligned with each Ballet & Tumbling Classes learn dance basics as well as increas-
• 1:12 staff to child ratio ance and grace through the explora-
school and California State Standards Build coordination, strength and self ing coordination and flexibility.
• Qualified staff members who CLUB MID MONTHLY RATES tion of dance. With fun being the
• Proper nutrition and physical fitness 3 Days ATS* Billing esteem through our dance and tum-
are CPR/first aid and water safety main focus, students will learn lovely
• Weekly educational, recreational and 3 – 6 pm $234 $244 bling program. All of our classes are Junior Jazz II
certified, fingerprinted, and have routines and combinations. Ballet
fine arts enrichment classes taught by taught in a fun and nurturing environ-
participated in college coursework slippers are required. Ages 10 & up
qualified, specialty instructors 5 Days ATS* Billing ment and are designed to meet the
relating to children This jazz class is designed for teens
• Activities that encourage families to 3 – 6 pm $302 $312 developmental and emotional needs of
• Enrichment instructors with Creative Movement and pre-teens. Learn jazz fundamen-
spend time together and build stronger our youth members.
an educational background in the tals in a fun environment. Participants
relationships • Little or no experience is necessary Ages 2 – 4
specialty they are teaching will have a blast learning awesome
• Collaborations with community for attendance in our classes. Through imaginative play, children
• Financial Assistance: the routines to their favorite music. Make
organizations to provide other enrich- • No fee for members, but registra- ages 2-4 will stretch, get aerobic
North Valley Family YMCA of- new friends, build self-esteem and
ing experiences for your child through tion is required at the front desk. exercise, learn body awareness and
fers scholarships for those who increase coordination in Junior Jazz II.
service learning • Registration is limited to one class develop coordination and rhythm. Ac-
qualify. Funding is provided from
per child tion packed and filled with fun. With
donations to the Y (and a Federal
Educational Enrichment use of props and music, students will
Block Grant for our Harding site
Skills that kids learn during their Ballet Basics: Twinkle Toes have a great time while gaining valu-
exlusively.) Please ask
school day are reinforced through a able skills.
for more details. Ages 3 – 4
variety of fun, hands-on classes in an This class introduces basic ballet
effort to help children gain a better concepts to our youngest students. Jazz/Hip Hop Kids
understanding of each concept. These Participants learn basic positions as Ages 4 – 6
classes were created in conjunction well as elementary ballet movements. This beginning jazz/hip hop class is
with the California State Standards for Ballet slippers are recommended. designed to be upbeat and fun while
children. teaching basic dance fundamentals.
Ballet: Beginning Children will have fun putting together
Recreation Enrichment dynamic routines while gaining knowl-
With the decline of physical activity in Ages 4 – 6
edge of dance and rhythm. Jazz shoes
schools, Recreation Enrichments are This class introduces ballet basics
are recommended, but not required.
essential to giving children the oppor- in a fun and encouraging environ-
tunity to learn new sports and sports- ment. Your child will learn basic ballet
related skills while at the same time positions and movements and put it
working on gross motor development, all together in simple routines. Ballet
self-esteem and team building. slippers recommended.
YOUTH (TEEN) FITNESS HAVING FUN PLEASE CALL US!
Game & Play CERTIFICATION Daniel Zadikov, Sports Director
Ages 21 – 36 months DanielZadikov@ymcala.org
Ages 4 – 6
Our youngest students learn basic Youth/Teen Fitness Certification I - 818-368-3231 ext 2307
Beginning tappers will learn elemen-
motor skills and gain coordination
tary tap steps and patterns in an up- Cardiovascular Training
through fun and games. Activities
beat environment. Students will have Ages 10-15
include circle and story time.
fun putting together combinations Mandatory Fitness Certification for
and simple routines while gaining Building self-esteem, forming healthy habits and long-lasting friendships
use of cardiovascular equipment are the basis of team sports at the Y. Come play with us.
knowledge of dance and rhythm. Tap Home School P.E.
(treadmill, x-trainer, and bike).
shoes are required. Ages 6 – 11
This class offers home-schooled Teaches basic principles of nutrition,
Tap students physical education instruc- stretching and cardiovascular training.
Ages 6 – 9
tion taught by a qualified YMCA coach. Children ages 10-11 must have their 2011 FALL 2011 FALL Required Parent Meeting: August 23,
7:00 pm at San Fernando High School
In this fun and energetic class,
Activities emphasize gross motor skills parent/legal guardian present through BASKETBALL LEAGUES SOCCER LEAGUES gym. This meeting is very important.
development, cardiovascular endurance the duration of the class, to attain Ages 3 – 17 Ages 3 – 10
students learn basic tap steps and Join us to receive information that will
and basic sports skills. their certification card. Team work is the name of the game
patterns. They’ll have a blast putting Here with the Junior Lakers & ensure a more rewarding experience
it all together in dynamic toe-tapping Thurs 4pm-5pm or Saturday 11am-12pm. Shooting Sparks, success is for the Summer Indoor Soccer League for you and the children.
routines. Tap shoes are required. Martial Arts measured by how hard you try for boys and girls. Learn soccer skills
Ages 6 – 11 Youth/Teen Fitness Certification II - and how well you play together. in an atmosphere that emphasizes
Fit Kids Black belt instructors teach your chil- Resistance Training and Evaluation The skill sets are a wonderful fun, fair play and team work. Every-
dren in a fun and safe environment. side effect for a game well played. one plays, everyone learns. Come out
Ages 5 – 8 Ages 12-15
This high-adrenaline class allows kids
Well-rounded training and exciting 1st Game: April 16th and have fun! 2011 FALL
After successful completion of Fitness
to have a rollicking good time while
activities make for an experience to
Certification I, 12-15 year-olds can Last Game: June 18th VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES
remember. $28 per session Early registration May 1st – June 21st, Ages 8 – 17
exercising in a safe environment. Les- make an appointment with a Healthy
sons are designed to improve coordi- Early Registration: February 21st - April $140 for new uniform, league fees & Volleyball nets fast reflexes, hand-eye
Lifestyle Counselor to complete five
nation, cardiovascular endurance and Wide World of Sports 5th, Fee: $160 for new uniform, league trophy. coordination and a great time! Every-
mandatory one-on-one sessions.
fees & trophy. $140 without new Late registration June 22nd – July 13th, one plays, everyone learns and there
muscular strength as kids have fun Ages 3 – 5, 5 – 8, and 8 – 11
and make new friends. uniform. $160 for new uniform, league fees & are no bench warmers. League play
This action-packed class introduces During the five appointments the
trophy. begins September 10th
youth to a variety of sports skills. teens will become familiar with re-
Children will be introduced to funda- sistance exercise and proper use of Late Registration: April 6th - April 27th,
mental sport and motor skills. Empha- specific weight machines. They will be $180 for new uniform, league fees & Early registration May 1st – June 21st,
trophy. $160 without new uniform. $120 for new uniform, league fees &
OPEN REGISTRATION DATES sis is on having fun and learning new issued a Fitlinxx ID number to help
skills. track workouts. trophy.
Weekly practices from 6-7 pm at local Late registration June 22nd – July 13th,
SEPTEMBER: middle schools and hour-long games $140 for new uniform, league fees &
Reg forms available: Aug 19 Upon completion of this class, youth
will be eligible to be enrolled in are held on Saturdays. trophy.
Return Completed forms: Aug 26
Strength and Endurance I (based on Practiceswill be during the week at
Session runs: Aug 29 - Sept 24 Required Parent Meeting: August 23,
instructors evaluation) or Youth will local middle schools. and Games will
be allow to continue with current 7:00 pm at San Fernando High School be on Saturdays at San Fernando High
OCTOBER: gym. This meeting is very important. School.
Reg forms available: Sept 16 Fitlinxx exercise Program.
Join us to receive information that will
Return Completed forms: Sept 23 ensure a more rewarding experience Required Parent Meeting: August 23,
Session runs: Sept 26 - Oct 22 Tween Muscle Pump
for you and the children. 7:00 pm at San Fernando High School
Ages 9-11 gym. This meeting is very important.
NOVEMBER: Tweens will get a full body workout Evaluations: Jan 19 at San Fernando Join us to receive information that will
Reg forms available: Oct 14 in this one-hour class taught by a High School gym ensure a more rewarding experience
Return Completed forms: Oct 21 certified,Healthy Lifestyle Counselor. Minors ages 9-10: 6-6:45pm for you and the children.
Session runs: Oct 24 - Nov 19 Half of the class will be a cardio work Majors ages 11-13: 6:45-7:15pm
out including agility drills and games. Sparks Girls ages 10-15: 7:15-
Then, pump those muscles using 7:45pm
dumbbells, medicine balls, and resis- Juniors ages 14-17: 7:45-8:15pm
tant bands. * Please note: Boys and Girls
Tues and Fri 4pm – 5pm. ages 3-8 will not be drafted
HELPING PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Greg Paggi, Aquatics Director, Corrine Pridgen,
GregoryPaggi@ymcala.org Group Exercise Coordinator
818-368-3231 ext 2342 CorrinePridgen@ymcala.org,
818-368-3231 ext 2311
Being healthy means more than Splish! Splash! Join us at the pool for the best workout with
simply being physically active. Family and Open Swim
The perfect time for you and your
A moderate-intensity class de-
It’s about maintaining a balanced
family to relax and play in the pool signed to produce cardiovascular and
is offered every day. Children 8 years strength improvements.
and up may swim alone as long as a
parent is in the building. Daily. Water Aerobics Advanced
spirit, mind and body. Come to
A high-intensity class that really chal-
Lap Swimming lenges cardiovascular endurance and
Even a few laps can have a positive muscular strength.
impact on your well being. Two lap lanes
the Y and challenge yourself
reserved for lap swim at all times. Water Exercise
A low-intensity aerobic class that
uses a mix of rebounding and non-re-
WATER FITNESS bounding moves. This format bridges
with a new skill or hobby, foster PROGRAMS the intensity gap between arthritis
For days and times, please see the pool and other water classes and focuses
schedule at www.ymcala.org/nv on range of motion and balance with
or pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center. some aerobic work.
connections with friends though
(Equipment might be used
Adult Swim Lessons for mild resistance).
This is a beginner level class for
adults who are just learning the basics
lifelong learning programs, and of swimming. The goal of this class
is to establish self-confidence and
the ability to swim across the pool
bring loved-ones closer together Sat; mornings
Mon, Wed; evenings
through our family-centered A class designed to improve range
of motion in the muscles and joints
and improve balance, as outlined by
the Arthritis Foundation. All classes
activities. are four week sessions.
(Equipment used for support only).
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being * Financial assistance is available for families, who for one reason or another, are unable to afford program fees. p. 20/21
GROWING PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
STRONGER FAMILY FUN AT THE BRANCH:
Tracy Kargari, Senior Program Director.
Y-GUIDES & PRINCESSES,
PAPOOSE AND Y-Papoose PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Youth & Family and Healthy Lifestyles TRAILBLAZERS PROGRAM Ages 3 – 5 with parent
This parent-child experience builds
Y-GUIDES FAMILY PROGRAMS:
The parent’child registration fee is only $50 and strengthens the bonds of love,
818-368-3231 ext 2325 Josie Rea,
with facility membership. Registration fee for understanding and respect between
non-members is $70 per person or $170 for you and your child. During monthly Associate Executive Director, and
the family. The registration fee is for the 2011- tribal meetings, children and parents Director of Youth, Family & Camping
2012 peorgram year. Campouts, patches and will participate in storytime, crafts JosieRea@ymcala.org,
activities are extra.* and educational topics. The Nation 818-368-3231 ext 2305
sponsors monthly events and outings.
Orientation Night; Saturday, 9/24 at
5:00pm at the North Valley Family Y-Trailblazers
Family Fun Nights FAMILY CLASSES Tiny Tots YMCA Grades 4 – 8 with fathers
Family Fun Night involves the entire Ages 3 – 9 months
family! Games, food, entertainment Have a great time with your child
Chef Poppy and Me This class stimulates your curious
and fellowship are designed to include Y-Guides & Princesses floating leisurely down the beauti-
Through hands-on cooking classes infant with finger plays, songs,
everyone in your household. Differ- ful Colorado River in your own canoe!
and workshops, “Chef Poppy and Me,” gentle exercises and stretching, Grades Kindergarten – 3rd
ent themes each month provide your Or how about a fun campout on the
motivates kids and their parents with tactile, visual and auditory with fathers
family with valuable time at the YMCA. beach at Catalina Island?
enthusiasm for healthy food that also experiences. Parental This program’s slogan, Pals Forever,
Look for the latest information in the These and other exciting outings
tastes great! Learn the benefits and concerns and child safety couldn’t be truer. By setting aside a
Lobby. including fishing, football and baseball
importance of adding more nutritious are also discussed. special time for dads and their
$17 per family
games, and a weekend in Big Bear are
foods to a daily menu with a fun and Wear comfortable clothing children, a bond is formed that will on the Trailblazer calendar.
creative approach. to exercise and play in. endure for years to come.
Parents’ Night Out Classes are held Saturdays at 2 pm in the
Parents, want a night out? Well, you Community Room. $50 per Family. Terrific Tots Participants are formed into tribes
are in luck! Bring the kids (ages 3-10 August Session: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 Ages 19 – 36 months with other fathers and sons, or
years) to the YMCA for fun, games, A chance for parents and tots to play fathers and daughters. These small
sports, arts and crafts, snacks and Mommy N Me Ballet together while developing motor skills, groups (10 dads and 10 children)
swimming (ages 8 years and up), while Ages 2 - 4 years coordination, agility and flexibility. meet once or twice a month in the
your enjoy time to yourself! Register A great way for you and your child to Tots will also build on listening skills, evenings and take part in a monthly
at the front desk. learn dance together., you and your language and peer interaction through weekend activity. In the small tribal
Every 3rd Friday of the month child will be taught the fundamentals group setting, children and their fa-
songs and circle time. Includes time
$17 per child of ballet dance while exploring more thers share responsibility for
for parents to discuss family topics.
of the creative side of dance as well. planning and participation in various
Tumble Tots group activities
Ages 10 – 18 months including crafts, songs, games and
Stroller Class weekend events.
Ages 6 weeks & up For those walkers and beginning walk-
Calling all new moms! Enjoy a walking ers who are ready to develop their
The various tribes form a larger group,
workout with your child. Improve your motor skills by exercising, game play-
The Nation, consisting of 18-22
cardiovascular endurance and tone ing and interacting with their parent
tribes. Nation events, scheduled Sep-
your body with some fun exercise. and other children. Topics important
tember through June, include week-
Singing, interaction and advice about to parents will also be discussed.
ends at Camp Fox (Catalina Island),
and with your child is included. Hurry Winter weekend at Camp Whittle (near
and register today! Big Bear) and a Spring Family Cam-
pout. One-day events consist of Roller
HARVEST FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 29TH, 2-5PM Skating Night, Granada Hills Parade,
Cosmic Bowling and the Nation Picnic.
Join us for the most fun you’ll have this Halloween season! Open to the public,
this event is great for the whole family! Come to the Y and enjoy fun activity
booths, crafts, performances, face painting and much more. Come dressed to
impress in your favorite costume!!
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being p. 22/23
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Chelsea Good, Healthy Lifestyles Director Corrine Pridgen, Group Exercise Coordinator
ChelseaGood@ymcala.org, 818-368-3231 ext 2317 CorrinePridgen@ymcala.org, 818-368-3231 ext 2311
Healthy Lifestyles Program GROUP ExERCISE: Latin Groove
Get spicy with your cardio workout.
A 30-minute circuit class designed
In order to accomplish our goals, we need a body that can take us there. Get the guidance, support and CARDIOVASCULAR
Basic steps, great music and fun just for women who are new or
friendship you need with a Y class, club or custom-designed program made just for you. & AEROBIC choreography equal an aerobic fiesta. returning exercisers. You will have
For class days & times, please pick up a flyer at
the Welcome Center or visit www.ymcala.org/nv
personal attention from Y-Shapes
Resistance Bands Class coaches. For all ages, shapes and
DESIGNED FOR YOU Coach Approach® Fitlinxx
This exercise-support process is The Fitlinxx computer individual ex- AM Challenge Learn to use medicine balls and rub-
designed to coach new and returning ercise log system is the simplest and A unique interval workout to help ber resistance bands to improve core
Custom Fit Personal Conditioning
exercisers on how to start and stick smartest way to get fit and stay in build your muscular strength and strength, functional movement, Muscle Zumba
Enjoy workouts designed to meet
with their exercise program. shape. It will remember your range of cardiovascular endurance. coordination and balance!! Beginners A fusion of Latin and international
your personal fitness goals. One hour
motion, seat setting and the amount welcome. Great for men and women of music with many different styles
sessions with our certified staff are
At no additional cost to you, the of weight you lift for each strength all fitness levels. including: Salsa, Cumbia, Afro Raga,
by appointment only. Program in- Boot Camp
YMCA will pair you with a wellness machine! If working out and getting Merengue, Hip-Hop, Belly Dance and
cludes overall muscular endurance, This fun and innovative class com-
coach and teach you how to: healthy isn’t incentive enough, the Step more! Very easy-to-follow routines
core muscle strengthening, cardio bines cardiovascular with resistance
• Kick the inactivity habit. Fitlinxx program also keeps track of Take aerobics to another level using feature aerobic interval training
workouts, flexibility, extra motivation, activities. You will never have a dull
• Build your success as an exerciser. all your strength and cardiovascular a Reebok step to increase the fitness with combinations of fast and slow
personal attention and sports-specific moment in this exciting, individually
• See the connection between short- workouts in which you earn points for. intensity. Get ready to sweat! rhythms that tone and sculpt the
conditioning. challenging class. All levels welcome!
term and long-term physiological Depending on how many points you body.
$110.00 for four one-hour sessions.
changes. earn you can earn t-shirts, hats, and Step Interval
Cardio Hip Hop
• Commit to a manageable program. sweatshirts for all of your hard work. Experience the ultimate workout in Zumba Gold
Come try the latest hip hop moves.
• Shape your workout around the The best part is it’s included in your this awesome class! Alternating sets This class is for the active older adult,
Get ready to get funky, sweat and
activities you prefer. membership. Get signed up today and of step combinations and muscle beginner participant or other popu-
• Measure the effect of your exercis- start your path to a healthy, hap- resistance are guaranteed to lations that need modifications for
ing on mood, stress and energy levels. pier you! Make an appointment at the give you an overall body workout! success. Created to emphasize dif-
• Stay on track even when your Welcome Center. Cardio Kickbox ferent style of latin and international
schedule throws you a curve ball. Experience the power of punches and rhythms, and very easy to follow rou-
kicks. Learn the basics of kickboxing Turbo Kick™
• Make an appointment in the Ready- Take kickboxing to another level! tines. Any one of any age can do it!
to-Be-Fit room! while reaching your aerobic goals.
This class is designed with a sport
specific warm-up, a cardio section
Cardio Sculpt and Burn
using intensity intervals of kickbox-
TURKEY TRI: NOVEMBER 24 A modified low-impact class designed
ing drills and increased tempo sprints,
to minimize momentum and maximize
followed by work recovery segments.
Ever wanted to complete a Triathlon? Well here’s your range of motion. Work muscle power
chance! Come to the Y on Thanksgiving Day to burn off and achieve your target heart rate. No
Women on Weights - W.O.W. Are you ready to blast those calories!
those pre-turkey calories! weights used.
Women will learn proper weight train- If so, this member incentive game is for
ing in a class environment. The class you.
The distance for adults is a 5 lap swim (250yrds), 5 mile Cycle meets twice a week, for 4 weeks for
bike, 1 mile run/walk outside. All ages can participate. A workout without comparison! Choose from many types of cardio
one hour. Class will include a warm-
If you are 11 years or younger enter the Tiny-Tri. The Simulating an outdoor ride complete activities, from swimming to group ex-
up, weights, and stretching
Tiny-Tri race distance consists of a 2 lap swim (100 yrds), with sprints, hill climbs and other ercise class to burn those calories. Use
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3mile bike, 1 mile run/walk outside. All participants re- terrain, this interval training class will 11:45am-12:45pm Fitlinxx to log your workouts.
ceive a Turkey Tri t-shirt! definitely get your heart pumping! No in the Community Room.
special shoes required. Look for more information soon! Get
Sign up at the front desk by November 19th
ready to have fun and get healthy!
Only $15 per participant.
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PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US!
Barre N’ Pump
A unique, high energy, no impact
P.E.P. (Parkinsons Exercise Program) SPECIALTY PROGRAMS Training Group:
Two certified instructors – one leads Fall Half Marathon
Group Exercise Coordinator exercise class that utilizes barre work, and one assists – guide this move- Physical Therapist Do you enjoy running or walking
CorrinePridgen@ymcala.org, light weights and bands. Central to ment disorder support class. Warm-
& Holistic Nutritionist outdoors? Come out and join our Run-
818-368-3231 ext 2311 the workout are strengthening and up, cardio, strength training/flexibility ning and Walking Team, led by Coach
lengthening exercises for the entire Both of these services are completely
and range of motion end with a cool Sergio, as they train for a fall Half
body. Working at the barre gives you free to our members. No appointment
down. Marathon in November.
a sense of balance and allows you to is necessary for the Physical Thera-
concentrate on the muscle group you pist. Please register and enroll at the
GROUP ExERCISE: Pilates All levels of runners/walkers are
are working on. The body is worked Welcome Center for the Nutritionist.
SPECIALTY CLASSES as both a coordinated whole and in
An anatomically based class inspired welcome. No experience needed. The
For class days and times, please visit by Joseph Pilates’ method incorpo- Sam Di Giovanni, a Physical Therapist group meets every Saturday to do
isolated muscle groups, maximizing
www.ymcala.org/nv or pick up a flyer at the rates exercise science and rehab. at Providence Holy Cross, and Jesse their weekly group run/walk. More SEPTEMBER 24 - 0CTOBER 1
the bodies full potential. No dance
front desk. Contraindicated movements are elimi- Russo a Holistic Nutritionist will be details to follow. Contact Chelsea
experience or special shoes required!
nated while proper alignment and core providing free counsel to our mem- Good at extension 2317 if you have
Abs Only/Ab-Core stability is emphasized. bers. Flyers will be posted with more any questions. Join the North Valley YMCA and
Belly Dancing Informative meeting August 13th @ 9am in M1.
Challenge your trunk stabilization information. YMCA’s across the country, as we
Basic but fun moves that will work First training run will be Aug 20th at 7:30am.
with exercise to strengthen the core Tai Chi PT will be available every third Tuesday in the inspire individuals and families to
your core and make you sweat! Great Meet in the lobby of the Corbin facility.
muscles (abdominals and back). Re- The ancient art of promoting total RTBF room. Nutritionist available for 15 minute
music and a lot of fun! Get ready to fit healthy habits into their daily
duce your risk of injuring your back health utilizes the mind and body one-on-one appointments every 3rd Tuesday
shake it up! routines. Learn how small changes
with these specialty classes. during movement. Achieving a range of the month as well. Register at the Welcome Training Partners
of motion and balance will leave you Center. For the continuing exerciser, all can lead to big success.
Core Fusion energized, centered and focused. strength machines in all YMCA fitness
Pilates and Yoga-based movements Summit Seekers rooms are equipped with computer- Don’t miss our America on the
Learn Mambo, Waltz, Swing and more!!
are fused with standing balance exer- Yoga Get away from the smog and “Seek the ized training partners to:
You will be taught the general rules Move Week Kickoff Party, healthy
cises, mat work, traditional abdominal Each class differs based on the in- Summit.” Join the North Valley YMCA • Count your repetitions
of social dance as well as leading and living booths, speakers, healthy
exercises and flowing stretches. This structor, the students and the group for our monthly hikes as we train for • Remember the target weight set by
footwork. All are welcome, partners food, free health information and
class helps you achieve long, lean, dynamic. Choose from a variety of a back packing trip in August through your instructor
strong and flexible muscles. You will instructors and styles. the beautiful Mammoth Mountains! All • Prompt you when it’s time to move more.
feel strong and refreshed. hikes are free and open to the Com- up in weight
munity! You will receive all the hike • Remember the range of motion Our more than 8,000 participants
Low-Impact Chair Aerobics information via e-mail. Please contact your instructor has set for you will receive an official America on
Designed for active adults who desire Jody Guerrero or Chelsea Good to be • Monitor the lift and drop speed
the Move Week pedometer. This
a safe and effective workout. Ener- added to our e-mail info list: • Prompt you to the next machine in
gizing and easy to follow movements your workout event is FREE and open to the
will help increase cardiovascular and ChelseaGood@ymcala.org ext.2317 • Record data at the FitLinxx kiosk community and we look forward
muscle endurance. Chairs will be used Summit Seekers Overnight Backpacking Mam- for you and your instructor to review to welcome the involvement of our
but not in all exercises. Start off on moth Trip. Come enjoy fishing, rock climb- to help you achieve your goals 17 Child Care sites again.
the right path to fitness! ing and an overnight backpacking trip in the
beautiful Mammoth Mountains. Aug 9th-13th. Our healthy lifestyles counselors will
For more information Contact Chelsea Good ex Contact Bryson Atkins, Sr. Pro-
Muscle Pump set you up on a personalized program
using these training partners. Make an gram Director of Membership &
Add muscular strength and definition
with weight training. This workout appointment at the front desk. Healthy Lifestyles, at extension
uses light weights and bands designed 2304, if you have any questions.
to define your muscles, build endur-
ance and give you the results you
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. p. 26/27
RESPONSIBILITY 24th Annual Booster Club Dinner
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
We know that when we work as one, at KnollwoodCountry Club
Chair: Councilman Mitchell Englander
we move people and communities Every child needs a place where they can feel accepted & recognized;
where adult role models know their name; and where they can have
forward. fun and learn in a positive, values-oriented atmosphere. For too
many kids, the Y is the only place they can have that experience.
Thanks to contributions from this event, the North Valley Family
YMCA provides nearly 13,000 children with programs that promote
The Six Pillars of Character - “Trustworthiness,” “Respect,”
That’s why we are committed to
“Responsibility,” “Fairness,” “Caring” and “Citizenship” - and
encourage healthy living, so that kids of every age grow into
compassionate, healthy and successful adults.
providing support to our neighbors
and opportunities for kids, adults
and families to give, join in or
advocate in the name of
For more information on how you can support our mission and
attend this unique event, contact us: NORTH VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
11336 Corbin Avenue Northridge, CA 91326 818-368-3231 www.ymcala.org/nv