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RYE YMCA MEMBER NEWS                       JANUARY 2015
In This Issue
Poster Contest Winners
New Classes
Health & Safety Classes
Rye Y Story Project
Staying Healthy
Spotlight on Healthy Living
Summer Camp
Program Registration
Prime Time at the Y
First Family Friday
Family Exercise Classes
Family Workout of the Week
My Family-A Year of Being Well
Jan. Kids Outdoors!
Teen/Tween Exercise
Fun Club
2nd Saturdays
PT Incentive
Sugar Busters
New Classes
YMCA Diabetes Prevention
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2015!
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Rye YMCA Announces Winners of Heads Up! A Distracted Walking and Driving Poster Contest
Teens are getting the message: texting while walking or driving can lead to tragedy. As part of the Rye YMCA's 4th Annual Heads Up! Poster Contest, 74 Rye High School students have created posters that show the dangers of distraction. The winners, announced today, are:

1st Place (tie): Noe Abe and the team of Caroline Costa and Julia Mackey

2nd  Place: Cayla Brown

3rd Place: Samuel Rukeyser 
Read more.


Look for these new classes in our program guide.
Duct Tape Fun - p. 14, ages 8-12 - Learn How to make outrageous designs with duct tape!
Snow Tubing - p. 29, in Middlefield, CT is planned on January 19 for 6-8 graders
Teens and Adults
Shred It - p. 34, a class to help you achieve your fitness goals
Jump Start - p. 34, a class focusing on the core and total body to help you
Babysitting Training-Jan.19
CPR/AED - Jan. 7
Lifeguard Pre Course -
Jan. 7 or Jan. 21
Lifeguarding-starts. Jan. 26


The 2015 RYE Y STORY PROJECT EXHIBIT is coming in mid-January. Watch for details!

March Madness
March 14, 7-11 pm at Manursing Island Club.


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For the privacy of all members, please refrain from using your cell phone & camera in the Y locker rooms.
The Rye Y would like to provide a few simple reminders to help reduce the risk of spreading illness.  Click here to read.    
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Rye, New York 10580
Spotlight on a
Healthy & Happy New Year 
By Laura Tiedge, Director of Healthy Living  
Welcome to 2015!    
With the ringing in of a New Year, many of us are busy making resolutions or other commitments to changing things up in our lives.  As you prepare for taking on these pledges that you are making to yourself, please know that the wellness staff of the Rye YMCA is here for you!
This year, the Rye Y will help you explore a new wellness theme each month. In January, our focus will be Know Your Numbers. We will provide opportunities for you monitor your blood pressure, BMI and body fat, as well as opportunities to assess your swimming stroke mechanics and analyze your mobility and strength.  With this baseline information we can get started discovering what the Y has to offer that will help you improve your numbers.
Are you ready?  Let us help, and together we can help you achieve your health and wellness goals for 2015 and beyond! All our best for a healthy and happy New Year!
Click here to read the 1st quarter edition of our new Health Connection newsletter.  
Summer Camp
Online registration at starts:  
January 7: Returning campers and their siblings.
January 14: All campers
View camp guide.
Program Registration
Rollover Week: January 5-11. (Rollover is for members already enrolled in a class who wish to continue.)
Member Registration: starts Wednesday, January 14.  Online registration starts at 6 am. (Online registration not available for youth aquatics classes - mail in or drop off form by January 13 & need evaluation form.) Non-Member Registration starts January 16.
Prime Time at the Y
Our new Prime Time schedule (on the bulletin board across from the Member Services desk), focuses on after-school activities at the Y. Stop by our new Homework Haven in the Teen Lounge from 3-7 pm weekdays to read, work on homework or quietly hang out.  Click here for new preteen/teen and family exercise classes.
            Family Time

First Family Friday

Friday, Jan. 2, 6:30-7:30 pm
Rainforest Theme

Every 1st Friday of the month, we invite your family to join us for an evening activity with themed crafts, activities, snacks and fun. Free for Family Members.
Youth/Non-Members, $10/person.  Click here to register.

Family Exercise Classes  

Family Zumba:
Sun, 3:30-4:15 pm, Group Ex Studio

Family Boot Camp:
Wed, 6:30-7:15 pm, Racquetball Court

Family Fit Circuit:
Sat, 3:30-4:15 pm, Group Ex Studio
Free to Family Members

Family Workout of the Week

Every Monday, be sure to pick up your copy of the Family Workout of the Week designed by our personal trainers. This is a great tool to motivate your family to exercise together in the Freestyle Fitness Zone!

My Family - A Year of Being Well
Is your family looking for ways to make healthy living easier for everyone in your household?  A Year of Being Well meets once a month to discuss healthy habits, talk about successes and challenges that you are experiencing, share stories  and exchange healthy recipes.
FREE to Members (18 years or older)
Registration required and space is limited.    Click here to register.
Meetings held in the Teen Lounge on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1-2 pm, January 13 through December 8. For more information, email Laura Tiedge, Senior Director of Healthy Living, at
Kids Outdoors! 
Click here to view the January calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Youth & Teens 
Teen/Tween Prime Time Classes
Monday - Thursday at 3:30 & 4:30 pm
Grades 5-10 - Free for Members
Mondays: 3:30 pm - Strength Circuit

4:30 - Strength & Conditioning
Tuesdays: 3:30 - Teen Zumba

4:30 - Teen Spin

Wednesdays: 3:30- Teen Yoga 

4:30 - Teen Strength

Thursdays: 3:30 - Strength Circuit
4:30 - Strength/Conditioning
Click here for complete schedule
Fun Club
Monday, January 19
Enjoy your school vacation day at the Y!
Click here for details and to register.
2nd Saturday - 6-8 Graders 
Saturday, January 10 , 7-10 pm
Adventure Time! 
Cliff Hanger Wall Climb, Candy Sushi, Pizza, Basketball, Game Room  
Family/Youth Members: Free
Non-Members: $5
Click here to view photos of the December luau party!
Adult Health & Wellness 
Personal Training
"Rolling Back Prices" - January 2-22
5 half hour sessions:$185 
5 one hour sessions:  $338

10 half hour sessions:  $323
10 one hour sessions: $584
Purchase at the Member Services Desk

Sugar Busters
21 Days to a Sugar-Free Life
You'd be amazed at how much sugar can be found in the foods we eat.  Join our sugar detox support group and spend 3 weeks together learning how to break the sugar habit and improve your health.
Weekly meetings will be held held on Tuesdays from 7-8pm (January 27, February 3, February 10), with a special celebration on February 16.  FREE for Members.  Space is limited. Click here to register.
New Classes - free to Members
Hatha Yoga with Nora @ Wainwright
Fridays, 3:30-4:45 pm
Core & Strength Yoga - JT/Jen S alternating
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm @ Wainwright
TRIBE info session
Triathlon Team for Women, Age 18 +
January 20, 10:30 am or 7 pm
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
Change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavioral changes. Small group, classroom setting over 16 weeks.  Starts 1/26. Mondays: 6:30-7:30 pm or Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30 am.  Click here for details.