RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER      October 2012  

A celebration of cancer survivors and the Rye Y's LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program. In the last year, our FREE program has helped over 100 cancer survivors reclaim their health and well- being through physical activity. Throughout the week we will be celebrating with events including a swim challenge, guided walks and an art exhibit by Alex Davitt (former LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participant).
The week will culminate with several events on Sunday, October 7 including an opportunity to participate in our "Locks of Love" hair donation, spin-a-thon and survivor dinner. Click here for details.

During LIVESTRONG Week, please help us bring LIVESTRONG at the YMCA to more cancer survivors in our community! During the week there will be opportunities to contribute direct support to LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. Please consider participating in our spin-a-thon, visit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA DONATION STATION, or make an online contribution. Your donation will go DIRECTLY to underwriting the costs for each survivor who participates in the program.

Rye Y TRIBE Finishes Sept. 9 Triathlon
September 9 was the culmination of 6 months of training for Rye Y TRIBE. All 56 of the participants finished the Danskin Triathlon in Sandy Hook, NJ. Forty five members of the all-female team had never participated in a triathlon before.
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Catarina RYE Y BLOG
Part of a Team by Catarina Cabrera
Not too long ago, I couldn't run a single mile! I was critically close to turning 40 and taking stock of my life. I grew up the daughter of working class immigrants in Yonkers and throughout my childhood, sports for girls were just not an option. Read more.
Laura The Strength of a Team by Laura Tiedge
When was the last time you did something for the first time?  On September 9th, an intrepid group of 56 women -- mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, aunts and grandmothers -- set out to discover the mystery and challenge of the exciting and fun three-sport event called triathlon.  Read more.
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
New session starts October 2 - Spaces still available
Choose either Tues. 9:30-10:30am or Tue. 6:30-7:30 pm 
Click here for a checklist that will help determine if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you are at risk, our lifestyle modification program can help you take control and provide tools for healthy living. FEES: Rye Y Members: $100; Non-Members: $160. Financial Assistance Available. Program is open to all, please pass this information on to friends and family. For more information, contact Tanya Stack at 914-967-6363, ext. 206.  
The progams below are co-sponsored by the Rye Y

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
October 3, 7-8 pm - Free preview, Series continues on Wednesdays.  A skills based training course with Laurence Magro, MS  Click here for details.
Healthy Minds, Healthy Mirrors. Parenting Healthy Body Image Children with Theresa Artuso
October 10, 7:30-8:40 pm, Introduction.  3 part series on Thursdays - 10/25, 11/1 and 11/8  Click here for details.
Care for the Family Caregiver with Marion Gambardella
October 18, 6-8 pm.  Click here for details.

Members currently enrolled in a class have the option of continuing the class for the next session at the same day and time.  In person only. Most aquatics classes need an evaluation form. Switch day: October 30 - For members who have "rolled over" into the new session but would like to switch the time and date of class.  
Member Registration starts October 31.  Click here for details. To view the program guide, please click here.
Fall Yoga Workshop Series at the Wainwright
Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 pm
October workshops include: Yoga for all Sizes; Stress Busters; My Aching Back and Parent/Child Yoga. Free to members.
Click here for details.  
Fun Club Day - October 8
Enjoy your day off at the Y! Chris Agostino will bring stories to life through a unique fusion of spoken word and painted faces.Click here for details and to register. 
Liberty Paintball Adventure- Ages 11-14
Monday, October 8
Join us this Columbus Day, as we travel to Liberty Paintball. Games are supervised and refereed at all times, by experienced paintball staff. The games are well organized and a lot of fun. Click here for details.
Haunted House Trip, Forest of Fear - Ages 12-15
Friday, October 26
Join us if you DARE, as we travel to the Forest of Fear
in Tuxedo Park.  Click here for details.
Come in costume! Enjoy games, healthy refreshments, prizes and lots of haunted fun. All ages welcome .Fee: $2.00 per child when accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.
Teen Leaders Club - Grades 9-12
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm (school days only)
Are you interested in developing leadership skills and making a difference in the community? Contact Scott Umbel at 967-6363, ext. 105
Grades 6-8; 7:00 pm - 10 pm
Saturdays, Sept. 22 & Sept. 29
The Rye Y opens its doors exclusively to middle school youth to enjoy our facility - including activities in the gymnasium and game room, swimming, the Teen Lounge and fun activities.
10/6 - Ultimate Kickball Tournament, Giant Boxing Ring 
10/13 - Basketball Tournament with Prizes
10/20 - Bouncy House, Basketball, Wii/Xbox, & more
10/27 - Halloween Party & Dance w/ DJ - ($5 for all)
Members: Free (except special events)
Non-Members: $5
Gymnastics Open Workout - 6:30-7:30 pm 
Adults - Monday, Oct. 1
Youth (ages 7 up) - Thurs., Oct. 18
Come and take part in our open workout program once a month. You'll have a chance to work on all four Olympic events, plus Tumble Trac and Mini Trampoline. $20/class or $70 for all four. Click here to register.

The Rye Y is committed to nurturing the potential

of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
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In This Issue
Rye Y Blog
Diabetes Prevention
Wainwright House
Fall Yoga Workshops
Fun Club Day
Teen Adventures
Halloween Party
Teen Leaders club
Teen Y2Nights
Gymnastics Open Workout
Fall Safety Classes
Centennial - need your help
Freestyle with Flow Clinic
Rye Y Story Project
MEMBER SATISFACTION SURVEY: Our 2012 survey was sent last month to a random sampling of  members. If you received the survey, please take the time to fill it out and return to the address noted. Your feedback helps us focus on improvements
that are meaningful to you. Thank you!

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL SAFETY CLASSES: Lifeguard Classes (including Waterfront Lifeguarding) start Wed., Oct. 3
CPR/AED - Classes start Sat. Oct. 13 and Thurs., Oct. 25

Babysitting Training - next class starts Sat., 10/13   

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We're getting ready for our Centennial Celebration in 2014 and need your help!
Do you have any Rye Y memories, photos or memorabilia from the early 1900s through the 1990s to share? Contact Sally Wright at 967-6363, ext. 202 or click here to email. 

Walk from Rye to Albany in 30 days!



Watch for new October releases for Group Active, Group Power and Group Step!


Try our new Wednesday Lunch time spin at 12:15 with Rosemary.

8:30-9:30 pm
Looking to improve your swim technique? Click here for details.

4-5 pm
Starts Oct. 8.
Join a new social circle, learn something new & exercise your brain. FREE to all

MAKING STRIDES WALK: Join our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA team on Sun. 10/21, 9 am at Manhattanville College.  Click here.

The Rye Y Story Project
Share your story with our community! Look for our booth in the lobby.

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