INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT… MEET RACHEL DZAGULONES!
Currently, Rachel teaches Vinyasa Yoga at the Butler YMCA.
Vinyasa Yoga Saturdays 8:00am-9:00am
Fall Session I (CYCLE 5)
Classes run September 4 to October 27, 2018
Fall Session II (CYCLE 6)
Member Registration: October 20-October 27, 2018
Non-Member Registration: October 24-October 27, 2018
Classes run October 29 to December 23, 2018
Winter Session I (CYCLE 1)
Member Registration: December 15, 2018-January 5, 2019
Non-Member Registration: December 19, 2018-January 5, 2019
Classes run January 7 to March 2, 2019
Special Events for Active Older Adults
The Active Older Adult Committee has been working hard to plan activities for the coming months. Watch for more detailed information. If you would like to join the committee, please contact the Membership Office.
Maridon Museum Tour
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:15am
Location: Meet at the Maridon Museum
332 N. McKean St Butler PA
Cost: $3 per person
Caring for the Caregiver with Stephanie Steiger of Newhaven Court
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Butler YMCA Phillips’ Hall
FREE community event. Please register at the Y Welcome Desk.
Preston Park Tour
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:30am
Location: Meet at Preston Park, 415 S. Eberhart Road, Butler PA
You must register at the Butler YMCA Welcome Desk prior to October 10th.
Toucan Art Painting Class
Monday, October 29, 2018 11:45am-2:45pm
Location: Butler YMCA Phillips’ Hall
Cost: $16 per person includes all the painting supplies.
Senior Safe Driving Class
Saturday, November 6 , 2018 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Phillips’ Hall, Butler YMCA
Cost: $16 per person.
Sign up at the YMCA Welcome Desk or online at www.seniorsforsafedriving.com or by phone at 1.800.559.4880. Earn a certificate and receive 5% off your auto insurance.
Butler Symphony Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Butler Intermediate School
Cost: $20|Adult $8|Student
Sign up at the YMCA Welcome Desk
Active Older Adult Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Butler YMCA Gym 1
The Y will provide the main course, beverages and paper products. Please register at the Y Welcome Desk.
This is an opportunity to meet with others and grow your spiritual passion.
Date: Every Tuesday
Location: Phillips’ Hall-A
Please contact Nicole Parrish, Aquatics Director with Aquatic Programming questions at 724.287.4733 x138.
Private and Adapted Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons for adults who are interested in learning to swim or water safety. We have instructors who can accommodate those with learning disabilities or physical impairments. Lessons are available by appointment only.
For more information about this program, contact the Aquatics Director.
Fee: $17.50|Member $20|Non-Member for 30 minutes OR
$115|Member $125|Non-Member for seven 30-minute lessons
Please contact Julie Saeler, Healthy Living Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with all Healthy Living questions.
Healthy Living General Information
At the Y, our Healthy Living Department offers a variety of options for all participant levels. From the new exerciser/health seeker, to the Wellness Center regular, to the elite athlete, you will find programs designed for you! Our group classes are organized by intensity level in a 1-2-3 format.
Are you a HEALTH SEEKER? Are you trying to improve your health? Are you new to exercise and want a class that is appropriate to your current ability?
HEALTH SEEKERS/NEW EXERCISERS: LOOK for classes listed as a 1 then read the description to find the classe(es) that best suit your ability. Classes listed with a 2-3 are for moderate to advanced exercisers (currently exercising at least 3 days per week with no physical limitations). Classes listed as Mind/Body are good for anyone who is stressed and wants to learn to R-E-L-A-X! All Healthy Living programs are taught by certified, experienced instructors. Our goal is to help you reach YOUR goal!
New to Exercise and Active Older Adult Schedule
CHOOSE TO LOSE FOR HEALTHY LIVING!
CHECK BACK FOR NEXT DATE.
Time: 5:30-6:15pm Weigh-in & meeting
6:15-7:00pm Bonus workout
Led by Kellie Donahue, certified Personal Trainer. This program includes educational classes, weigh-ins, Pre and Post assessments, weight loss education, group discussions, informational handouts and MOTIVATION! Class runs for 10 weeks.
Choose to Lose Mini (NOW OFFERED FOR FREE!)
Same day and time as Choose to Lose class. Includes the last 5 minutes of class with weigh-in and weekly handouts and then bonus workout. Must have taken full Choose to Lose class to be eligible to participate.
NEW! Choose to Lose for Healthy Living 2.0
For Choose to Lose for Healthy Living repeat participants! Have you already experienced CTL and need a refresher? Join us again for the 10-week program as a CTL alumus!
Aqua Total Fit
Exercise your whole body from the feet up and the inside out. This class is a moderately-paced cardio workout with exercises focusing on mobility, strength, flexibility and endurance. It is perfect for increasing your confidence with everyday activities. Free to members – no registration.
A mix of low impact cardio mixed with short bursts of strength. Good for beginners and active older adults. Free to members – no registration.
Core & Stability
Strengthen your core through a variety of movements that focus not only on core strength, but also balance and stability. Using the BOSU, as well as balance on the floor, you will be able to increase overall core stabilization and improve back support and posture. Free to members – no registration.
Using a mix of low to moderate intensity movements, you will learn how to train your body to become efficient at burning fat while putting low impact on your joints. Free to members – no registration.
This class fuses Latin rhythms & easy to follow dance moves to create a dynamic workout! Free for members – no registration.
Essential Weight Training
A strength and muscular endurance class for all fitness levels. Class will build strength and conditioning through varied weight training workouts. Focus will be on proper training form and the fundamentals of weight training including balance and flexibility. This class is taught by a certified Personal Trainer.
Try it! Research shows thinking and moving is superb for active older adults. Join the FUN! No fee, included in membership.
Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required, and a SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination. Free to members – no registration.
Warm Water Intervals
This class is designed to help improve your overall fitness with different types of interval and recovery exercises for a total body workout that is gentle on your joints. No swimming required. Each participant decides their own intensity level for the day. Free to members – no registration.
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program
This class will consist of exercises for the total body to increase range of motion, flexibility and coordination. Free to members – no registration.
Functional Walk Cardio (Gym 2)
Join this cardiovascular class which will set distance & time goals for variable-paced walking. Free to members – no registration.
Work It In The Water
Let water be your resistance! Work your body in a comfortable and safe manner while increasing heart rate and challenging your endurance. If you have joint or bone issues, or just enjoy water exercise, this class will give you the workout you need! Free to members – no registration.
Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss! There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class, so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. Free to members – no registration.
Gentle Water Exercise
A light cardio workout, non-impact. Increase flexibility & strength using a variety of water exercise equipment. Free to members – no registration.
Aqua Movin’ & Groovin’!
A fun class in the warm water pool where we will be movin’ & groovin’ to the beat of anything from “oldies but goodies” to some modern music. No swimming required. This is a fun way to exercise, burn calories and get or stay fit. Come and try it! Free to members – no registration.
This aqua class is for active older adults of all abilities. This low impact class lets you relax in the warmth of Pool 1 and includes a variety of exercises to increase strength, flexibility and range of motion. Various aqua equipment is used. Free to members – no registration.
SilverSneakers® Circuit (Program Center)
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular & muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers® ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises. Free to members – no registration.
SilverSneakers® Classic (Program Center)
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. Free to members – no registration.
This is a fun, high energy class taught so that everyone can find the right intensity. Free to members – no registration.
Barre is a safe, low impact program that will tone and strengthen your body! It is safe and effective for all fitness levels. Using a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates, the class will focus on strength training combined with range-of-motion movements. Free to members – no registration.
Tai Chi for Beginners
Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Program Fee, registration required.
Tuesday/Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm (begins Friday, Sept. 21)
Fee: $10|Member $75|Non-Member
Pre-requisite: must have taken Tai Chi for Beginners class as movements are learned in progression. More advanced class. Program Fee, registration required.
Tuesday/Friday 1:15pm-2:15pm (begins Friday, Sept. 21)
Fee: $10|Member $75|Non-Member
Delay the Disease (Program Center)
This program is a new, life-changing exercise and mobility program expressly designed for people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Led by a certified Delay the Disease instructor, the program improves the physical, mental and emotional realities of PD patients. Beginning exercises will take place from a seated position. Exercise will be modified, as needed, for all levels of PD participants. Space is limited in this class. Care Partners are requested to stay for the first class and encouraged to attend all classes (no additional charge).
Class Date: Sign up any time
Fee: Inquire at the Welcome Desk
*two times per week is suggested and will give better results
This class is a blend of Yoga styles. All participants must possess self-sustained balance and must be comfortable in transitioning from standing position to the floor without support. A basic functional assessment test may be required to attend this class. Great for the beginner.
Monday: 11:00-11:45am held in the Program Center
Friday: 11:00-11:45am held in the Group Exercise Studio
Yoga reduces stress, enhances breathing, relaxes and tones muscles through a mindful method of mental and physical well-being training. No fee, included in membership.
Monday: 6:00-7:00am (Program Center) begins Sept. 10
Same as A.M. Yoga, just 30 minutes.
Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Free to members – no registration. Class held in the Program Center.
This is an introductory class focusing on the fundamentals of yoga. If you are a beginner or just interested in a slower-paced class, this is for you. There are no pre-requisites, you don’t need to touch your toes! Classes will contain yoga poses both seated and standing (using the chair if needed as support), along with modifications of the poses to suit participants’ individual needs. Class will be held in the Program Center. No fee, included in membership.
This movement is aligned and linked with the breath so that you move with each inhale and exhale. Dynamic flow from posture to posture.
Saturday: 8:00am-9:00am held in the Program Center
NEW! SMART Start Program
We are pleased to introduce the SMART Start new member wellness orientation. As a new member of the Y, you will receive (1) one FREE 45-minute coaching session with a Wellness Center staff member. During this session, you will learn how to use the state-of-the-art equipment in the Wellness Center, review your fitness goals, as well as go through workouts. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in the Wellness Center and to provide the information you need to use the equipment in a safe manner. The SMART Start offer will expire 45 days after initial join date, so sign up TODAY!
Do you need help reaching your health goals? This program is designed to allow a trainer and member to work together in developing an individualized exercise program. We offer a variety of times and trainers. Personal training is by appointment for YMCA members only. Full payment is due at time of registration. Sign up in the Wellness Center to be contacted for appointment. *A comprehensive assessment is available any time for $25.
Click HERE to see the credentials of our Personal Trainers or to schedule an appointment!
Personal Training package options are available.
Check out the Personal Training Brochure for all the details!
Blood Pressure Screenings
Blood pressure screenings will be available at various times in the main lobby. Thank you to Hefren-Tillotson for their donation of a blood pressure machine located in the lobby.
Please contact Nick Yannotty with Sports related questions.
You must be 18 years or older and out of High School to participate in our adult leagues. These leagues are designed for the purpose of fellowship, competition, and the benefits of exercise. All levels and abilities are welcome.
Adult Pick-up Pickleball
This is great exercise! Pick-up times are for adults ages 18 and older. Bring some friends and a water bottle and join us in Gym 2.
Included in membership. Guest Pass available for $9.00 for non-members.
Men’s Fall Basketball League
Did you know that the Butler YMCA has two racquetball courts?
Opponents will play 8 matches over the course of each session. Matches include three games per match. Games will be played the best of 3 games to 15 points with a tie-breaker to 11 points on the third game. Scorecards must be submitted and standings will be posted weekly.
Who: Anyone 18 and older
Levels: A,B,C,D levels available (A=experienced D=beginner)
Fee per session: $5|Member $10|Non-Member
FUTURE PROGRAMS OFFERED
Men’s Winter Basketball League (Dec-Feb)
Winter Volleyball League (Jan-Mar)
Lifeguard Certification Courses
Must be at least 15 years old prior to course end date. This course is for those who wish to become a certified lifeguard. See registration form for detailed information and skills needed to participate. Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Pre-swim tests will be conducted by appointment. You must pass the pre-swim test in order to register for the class. Become lifeguard certified and employed by the Butler YMCA for 6 months and the Y will reimburse up to $100 of the training cost.
Tuesday-Thursday October 16-18, 2018 3:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday December 18-20, 2018 3:00pm-9:00pm
Fee: $200|Member $225|Non-Member
Community CPR & First Aid
Saturday, September 8, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm
Fee: $95|Member $125|Non-Member
Lifeguard and CPR/AED Recertification
Fee: $75|Member $100|Non-Member