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Winter Session II (CYCLE 2)

Classes run February 25 to April 20, 2019

Spring Session (CYCLE 3)

Member Registration: April 13-20, 2019
Non-Member Registration: April 17-20, 2019
Classes run April 22 to June 15, 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.

Elder Care with Laurel Hartshorn
Wednesday, March 27, 2019  1pm-3pm
Location:  Butler YMCA Phillips’ Hall-Room B
Free community event so bring your friends to learn valuable information about elder care. Please register at the YMCA Welcome Desk.

Senior Safe Driving Class
Saturday, May 11, 2019  10am-2pm
Location:  Butler YMCA Phillips’ Hall-A
Fee:  $16 per person
Sign up at the YMCA Welcome Desk or online at or by phone at 1-800-559-4880. Earn a certificate and receive 5% off your auto insurance.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Wednesday, May 29, 2019  10am-2pm
Location:  Butler YMCA Gym 2
Free community event, so bring your friends!

Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 10, 2019  noon
Location:  Butler YMCA Phillips’ Hall
Free community event, so bring your friends!

Creative Card Making
Wednesday, July 17, 2019  noon
Location:  Butler YMCA Phillips’ Hall
Fee:  $3.00 per person
You will be making creative cards to send to your friends and family members.
All supplies included.

Bible Study
This is an opportunity to meet with others and grow your spiritual passion.
Date: Every Tuesday
Time:  10:30am-11:30am
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


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Please contact Julie Saeler, Healthy Living Director, at 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


New to Exercise and/or Trying to Improve Health


Time:      5:30-6:15pm Weigh-in & meeting
6:15-7:00pm Bonus workout
Fee:       $125|Person

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!
FEE:  $75|Person


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.

Monday:  10:45-11:30am
Monday:  1:00-1:45pm

Cardio Mash-Up
A mix of low impact cardio mixed with short bursts of strength. Good for beginners and active older adults.   Free to members – no registration.

Monday:  12:00pm-12:45pm
Thursday: 11:30am-12:15pm

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.

Monday:  5:30pm-6:15pm

This class fuses Latin rhythms & easy to follow dance moves to create a dynamic workout!  Free for members – no registration.

Monday:    7:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday:  6:45pm-7:45pm

Line Dancing
Try it! Research shows thinking and moving is superb for active older adults. Join the FUN!  No fee, included in membership.

Tuesday: 11:00am-12:00pm


SilverSneakers® Splash
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.

Tuesday:  12:00-12:45pm


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.

Tuesday:  1:00-1:45pm


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.
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Tuesdays/Thursdays:  2:00-2:45pm

Functional Walk Cardio (Gym 2)
Join this cardiovascular class which will set distance & time goals for variable-paced walking.  Free to members – no registration.

Wednesday:  9:30-10:00am

PoolWork 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.

Wednesday:  11:00-11:45am


Aqua Zumba
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.

Friday:   1:30-2:30pm

PoolGentle Water Exercise
A light cardio workout, non-impact. Increase flexibility & strength using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Free to members – no registration.

Thursday: 12:00-12:45pm
Friday:       12:00-12:45pm


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.

Wednesday:      12:00-12:45pm
Thursday:           1:00-1:45pm

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.

Monday: 10:00-10:45am

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.

Wednesday: 10:05-10:50am
Friday 10:05-10:50am

Cardio Surprise
This is a fun, high energy class taught so that everyone can find the right intensity.  Free to members – no registration.

Saturday: 9:15-10:00am



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.

Monday:  10:30-11:00am
Thursday: 11:00-11:30am

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.
11-week program.

Class will begin again in March of 2019
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

Monday:   2:30-3:30pm
Friday:      2:30-3:30pm
*two times per week is suggested and will give better results

Register Online

Gentle Yoga
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

A.M. Yoga
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.

Tuesday:   8:00-9:00am
Friday:  8:00-9:00am

Mini Yoga
Same as A.M. Yoga, just 30 minutes.

Wednesday: 10:30-11:00am
Thursday: 12:15-12:45pm

Mindful Yoga
An easy, relaxed evening class aimed at providing you with the time to remove the baggage of the past and worry of the future while developing a better relationship wit the present moment. Each class will begin with a short guided meditation, linked with breathing and awareness of the body.  All poses will be very low impact and presented in a way that is suitable for everyone. Silent reflection in closing the class will bring a renewed sense of well-being that will catalyst into a restful night’s sleep.  No fee, included in membership.

Tuesday:   8:00-9:00pm

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.

Wednesday:  11:00-11:45am

Parent-Child YOGA
This class will help parents AND children learn how to remain calm and manage their emotions while having FUN! Free to members – no registration.

Thursday: 9:30am-10:15am

Chair Yoga
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.

Friday: 11:00-11:45am

Vinyasa Yoga
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


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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!

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Personalized Coaching
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.  Personalized coaching is by appointment for YMCA members or non-members.  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!

Personalized Coaching package options are available.
Check out the Personalized Coaching 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.

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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.

Monday   10:00am-noon (new time)
Tuesday  10:30am-1:30pm
Thursday 10:30am-1:30pm
Friday      10:15am-noon (new time)
Sunday    11:00am-1:00pm
Included in membership.  Guest Pass available for $9.00 for non-members.

Spring Volleyball League

Adult Spring Volleyball League 2019

Men’s Winter Basketball League

Men’s Winter Basketball League Championship
Wednesday, March 20th

6:00pm – Orange vs. Green (Gym 2)
6:00pm – Red vs. White (Gym 1)
7:15pm – Championship Game (Gym 2)

Racquetball 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

Register Online


Men’s Summer Basketball League (May-August)
Men’s Fall Basketball League (Sept-Nov)
Turkey Trot (Nov)


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 Health educationCERTIFICATIONS




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  April 9-11, 2019                    3:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday  May 21-23, 2019                   3:00pm-9:00pm

Fee:  $200|Member    $225|Non-Member

Register Online

Community CPR & First Aid
Saturday, May 18, 2019                                      9:00am-1:00pm

Fee:  $95|Member    $125|Non-Member

Register Online


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