YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

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For Healthy Living
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    • October 17, 2014 - Try a TRX Class for FREE - Give TRX a try at one of our FREE upcoming 30-minute demo classes! Demo classes areopen to the public and all demo participants are entered to win a free 7-week session of TRX. - Mon, Oct 20th >> 9:00- 9:30am @ Dunigan Y - Tues, Oct... More →
    • October 8, 2014 - Upcoming Group Exercise Launches - Some of our group exercise classes at our Dunigan location will be launching new routines in the month of October. - CXWorx - October 19th - 2:00pm - PiYo - October 25th - 8:00am - These events are free and open to the community so bring your... More →
    • October 1, 2014 - When School is out, the Y is Here! - We know that working parents face a dilemma when school is cancelled due to single day - holidays, short breaks and inclement weather. That is why we have filled in the gaps with - the School Days Off program. - We know that working parents face a... More →
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Community Health

The YMCA Series of Races is a three race series designed to challenge and motivate. Series scoring for these events also presents a great opportunity for additional prizes and personal achievement.

The Series includes:

YMCA 5K/10K  – August
YMCA 15K  – September
Evansville Half Marathon – October

Evansville Half Marathon

The Annual Evansville Half Marathon presented by German American is held in early October. Make Plans now to participate in this great community event!

For more information, please visit evansvillehalfmarathon.org.

Spirit, Mind and Body Triathlon/Duathlon

This event takes place at beautiful Scales Lake Park in Boonville. The sprint distance is .5 mile swim, 15 mile bike and 5K run, olympic distance is 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike and 10K run and the duathlon (new this year) is 1K run, 15 mile bike and 5K run. The courses are very shady and scenic with rolling hills and low traffic.

Need some motivation this winter? Join us for an indoor Tri held annual in February. The Dunigan Branch offers a “one hour race” – 15 minutes of each: swim in pool, cycle on our stationary bikes and run on the track. We’ll count your laps! T-shirts, goodie bags and finisher medals for everyone!

For more information, please visit evansvilleymcatriathlon.org.

Annual YMCA Kids Triathlon

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is very excited to offer a Kids Triathlon! This triathlon will be for kids ages 5-17 years of age and consist of swimming, biking and running.

Triathlons, once thought to be the domain of the super fit few, have been growing in popularity. People of all ages and abilities are participating in triathlons all over the country. Youth races have become quite popular in recent years as kids see their parents participating in these events.

Distances by age group:

6 – “Splash and Dash” (50 yard swim, 1/2 mile run)
7-8 – 100 yard swim, 1 mile bike, 3/4 run
9-10 – 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, 3/4 run
11-12 – 200 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
13-14 – 400 yard swim, 5 mile bike, 2 mile run

For more information, please visit evansvilleymcatriathlon.org or contact Heather Lejman at 812.426.6210 x 4321 or lejman@ymcaswin.org.

Training Programs for Races

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana offers a training program for individuals interested in the October race. This volunteer led program helps individuals from all types of backgrounds gain confidence, improve health and establish friendships while training toward a common goal.

“Jump Start” Training – Begins in late May

Free program to members and non-members

Registration includes training sessions, YMCA passes, encouragement and camaraderie!  This seven week program is designed for those beginners interested in training for the goal of completing a half marathon and needing assistance increasing mileage to prepare for the “Team 13” program.

“Team 13” Training – Begins in mid July

Nominal fee for members and non members

Registration fee includes a commemorative gift, door prizes, access to email updates, a special race number identifying you as a training participant and much more!

Over the past several years thousands of people have worked with volunteer trainers to train for and complete the Evansville Half Marathon. This training is designed to help individuals at all fitness levels find success. This is your chance to begin or better your training program for the October race. Informational meeting and kick off will be held in mid July.

All trainings will take place on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. Training program is open to the community. Click Here for more information or to register for training.

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing is a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing pros that is adapted for people with Parkinson’s disease.  The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, bicycling, running, jump-roping, push-ups, balancing and lots of non-contact boxing, led by experienced trainers/coaches.  This program serves both men and women of all ages and levels of ability, giving people with Parkinson’s disease hope.  The program enables people with Parkinson’s to fight their illness by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness classes that improve their quality of life.

DOWNTOWN CLASSES:

Tu/Th              10:00 — 11:30am
Sat                  9:00 — 10:30am

$50 for YMCA members and $75 for non-members for a 7-week session, and participants may attend as many classes as they choose during the session.  The next session date starts September 8th.

*Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

For more information, please contact 812-423-9622 or rocksteady@ymcaswin.org.

Special Events

Pancake Days

Our Annual YMCA “Pancake Days” is held on the 3rd weekend in February each year at the Downtown YMCA.  For over 25 years, the YMCA has been bringing folks together in fellowship at a community event that offers food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Join the tradition and help support a great cause!

For more information, please contact Heather Lejman at 812.426.6210 x 4321 or at lejman@ymcaswin.org.

Coaches Luncheon

The YMCA Coaches Luncheon is held each November to highlight the U of E Basketball program and generate funds for YMCA Youth Programs. Patrons are treated to lunch, camaraderie and a talk given by both the men’s and women’s coaches, followed by a question and answer period. This event was started in 1990. Corporate tables as well as individual tickets are available for the luncheon.

YMCA Golf Outing

The “Play-a-Round for The Y” Golf Outing is held every year in May. The “four man” scramble event brings out many avid golfers and friends of the Y. Many great sponsors make this event an ongoing success. Golfers are treated to a “prize on every hole”, a chance to putt for cash, food and gifts, and the fun and friendship that playing golf for a worthy cause can bring.

For more information, please contact Heather Lejman at 812.426.6210 x 4321 or lejman@ymcaswin.org.