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YMCA introduces new programs

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:54 am

Twin Pike Family YMCA Demos New Pound- Rockout, Workout Class

Pound is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and isometric poses into a 45-minute series.

Pound-certified instructor Karma Gaw will be teaching classes at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana.

Classes will run for six weeks on Fridays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., and began Jan. 17. If these times don’t work into your schedule, you can request to do some Pound tracks during Karma’s Cardio Craze class Monday and Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m.


Valentine Dance

The Twin Pike Family YMCA will be hosting its annual Jr. High dance on Feb. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the YMCA.

All youth in grades sixth through eighth are invited to attend. Concessions will be available. Door prizes will be announced throughout the night. Parents must enter the building and sign students in as well as out of the building.


Twin Pike Family Division I Basketball (First and Second Grade)

This co-ed program teaches basic skills and fundamentals. Coaches are helping on the court teaching players during the games. Games run every Saturday for five weeks beginning Feb. 22. Teams will be made by towns and drawn by lottery.


Twin Pike Family Hoops and Scoops Basketball

A co-ed program designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten children. An introduction to basketball, this program focuses primarily on skill development where everyone is a winner. Volunteer coaches will teach fundamentals and skills. Play begins February 22. Teams will be made by towns and drawn by lottery.


Twin Pike Family YMCA Cheerleading

Cheerleading offers the opportunity for kids to develop self-reliance and self-confidence on an individual level, while emphasizing the importance of teamwork within the squad. Participants will be taught age-appropriate cheers and tumbling.

Participants will also experience the performance aspect of cheerleading, as they cheer on the sidelines during a YMCA basketball game. A YMCA cheerleading shirt and equipment will be provided to each participant. (Tennis shoes are required for all practices) Session will run for four weeks on Saturdays.


Twin Pike Family Youth Volleyball Clinic

Youth Volleyball will be offered to all youth in grades fourth through eighth. This Clinic is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game to young players and to improve on existing skills. The Clinic will be held for two weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for one hour.


For more information, deadlines, or class prices, contact the Y at 573-754-4497.