Abulous

Strength Training

Moves, sequences and routines put together to target and strengthen the abdominal region.

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Active Older Adult Cardio Dance

Cardio Exercise

Challenge your body with this low-impact, high-fun aerobics dance class. With different choreography every week to music that you know and love. This class is guaranteed to burn calories in a 45 minute workout. Using moves like grapevine and cha-cha’s this class also builds coordination and balance.

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Arthritis Aquatics

Aqua Exercise

This class consists of water walking and slow, gentle movements specially designed for arthritis, working on range of motion and muscle strengthening.

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BODYCOMBAT®

Cardio Exercise

BODYCOMBAT® is a challenging interval mix of martial arts, boxing and core strength training, unleashing strength you never knew you had! 

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BOOM™ MUSCLE

Strength Training

Muscle, a 30 minute class, incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. The class format includes several “blocks,” which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups.  Offered at Dover, Easter, Southern and York branches.

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Boxing 101

Strength Training

Learn basic techniques, boxing combos, explosive cardio, footwork and agilities. Limited wraps and gloves are available.

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Camp Discovery – Southern Branch YMCA

Ages 5 - 12

Camp Discovery offers summer fun for school age children.  Activities include trips, science, swimming, sports, and more that provide lessons in healthy living.  A safe, nurturing, fun experience is provided by well-trained staff who impart the YMCA core values of: faith, hope, love, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Learn More

 

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Cardio Barre

Cardio Exercise

Barre fitness is a core-centric blend of functional and ballet-inspired movements designed to increase muscle and bone density while strengthening and balancing out the entire muscular system. Exercises move in an easy-to-follow progression and may include free weights, balls or yoga blocks.

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Cardio Dance Fitness

Cardio Exercise

An invigorating, exhilarating, liberating and calorie burning dance party that will have you addicted from the first beat! Choreographed routines to current songs that are on the radio.

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Childwatch

Ages 3 months - 12 years

Free child care is available during scheduled hours for YMCA Members who work out in the wellness center, participate in a group exercise class, use the pool or open gym. Ages vary by branch.

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Circuit

Total Body Workout

Circuit provides a dynamic total body workout that rotates participants through different strength training and cardio stations. Keep your muscles guessing to burn calories and build strength.

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Deep Water Workout

Aqua Exercise

This class provides an overall workout using all muscle groups. Class includes stretching, muscle toning, and a cardiovascular workout done in the deep water with the use of provided water fitness equipment.

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Diabetes Resource Guide

Diabetes Coalition of York County

The YMCA of York and York County, in partnership with many health and well-being organizations, has developed a resource guide for individuals and families aiming to prevent or better manage diabetes.  Download the Diabetes Resource Guide or contact Cori Strathmeyer to receive a print copy.

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Enhance®Fitness

Active Older Adults

This evidence-based low-impact aerobic and strength group exercise program helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent lives.  Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

 

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Fencing – Beginner

Youth and Adult Sports

This class is based upon the fundamentals and beginning steps of fencing. Come learn to fence and have a great time. Offered at the Southern and York branches.

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Fitness Evaluation

Personal Fitness

A trained wellness staff member will assess your current fitness level by evaluating cardio respiratory strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.  By appointment at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.  Learn more

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Health and Well-being Presentations and Seminars

Learn more about healthy living topics through our seminar series provided by community partners and YMCA staff.  Time Varies by Seminar.  Learn more

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High School Prep Swimming

Instructional swim ages 13 - 17

This is an opportunity for high school swimmers to get in shape and work on improving their strokes. Practices are designed to focus on high school events with a large emphasis on stroke improvement as well as training sets.

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Hula Hoop

Cardio Exercise

Spin up some fun in this workshop-style class! Activate joints, build aerobic capacity and improve your mood with hooping. You will learn basic foundation moves with options for developing a multi-hoop or intermediate practice. Hoops are provided or bring your own!

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Intro to Lacrosse

Ages 5-9

In this program participants will learn the fundamentals of lacrosse. Participants will learn the sport of lacrosse through fun games and drills. This program is intended for the player with little or no lacrosse experience. This program is offered in the fall and spring seasons.

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Kettlebells

Improve strength, endurance and flexibility through whole-body movement exercises.  Kettlebells and other fitness tools are used to add resistance, drive heart rate and develop fitness.

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Kid Fit

Ages 3 - 6

The class will teach children that fitness is fun and also ways to keep their body, mind, and spirit healthy. The children receive a daily healthy snack during their time in Kid Fit.
This program is offered once a week from September through May.

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Kid’s Night Out

Ages 5-12

Kids Night Out is offered one Friday of each month (excluding summer months) from 6:00-9:30pm. There will be fun activities including roller skating, arts & crafts, swimming, and gym activities. Pizza will be provided the night of the event.

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Line Dancing

This fun class is led by a qualified dance instructor who provides choreography to contemporary music.

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Disease Prevention and Management

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week evidence-based program that supports adult cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. Offered at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.  Learn more.

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Mid-Day Mindfulness

Spirit, Mind and Body

Explore mindfulness to help relax and rejuvenate in the middle of the day! Breathing techniques, moving flow, and gentle stretches for the limbs will cultivate a feeling of serenity and ease as you go through the rest of your week.

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Nerf Tag

Ages 7- 12

Nerf tag is an exciting game that attracts all ages and abilities. Players work together on teams for capture the flag while playing with nerf guns.  This program is offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Held at the Souther and Bob Hoffman Branches.

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Noodle Workout

Aqua Exercise

This class uses a pool noodle to provide added resistance for unique and effective strengthening and toning for the upper and lower body. This class improves core strength, balance, range of motion and muscle strengthening.

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On the Ball

Strength Training

An introduction to the stability ball providing fun and a variety of exercises to strengthen and stretch your body while improving core stability and balance.

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Parent/Child Swim Classes

Instructional swim ages 6 months - 36 months

This program is designed to be a fun introduction to the water. Emphasis is placed on water acclimation and safety. This class prepares the child for swim lessons without a parent.

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Penn Mar Wellness Program

Strength Training

Bring fitness into the lives of individuals with special needs with a mentally motivating class that provides skills and drills to build strength, enhance mobility, agility and coordination.

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Personal Training

Personal Fitness

A certified personal trainer will develop a structured program to help you reach your personal goals. By appointment at Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.  Learn more

 

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Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. It combines many elements of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. Played as doubles or singles, pickleball is easy for beginners to learn but can develop into a quick, fast paced game.

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Pilates

Spirit, Mind and Body

This class provides a safe, non-impact series of exercises used to improve posture and strengthen the core muscles of the pelvis, abdomen and back. Each class will work to balance all muscle groups strength and flexibility, with an added emphasis on the core muscles. Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.

 

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Power Pilates

Strength Training

Power Pilates takes mat Pilates moves to the next level with a focus on upper and lower body strength, core and balance. It’s an intense and energizing full body workout!

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Power Pump

Strength Training

Increase muscular strength and endurance through the use of bars and rubber plates. This class will work your whole body using barbells to do everything from lunges and squats to chest presses and crunches.

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Pre- Team

Instructional swim for ages 5-18

This swim program is geared to prepare swimmers ages 5+ to be on a competitive swim team. Swimmers will get a taste of competitive swimming in a fun and low pressure atmosphere while focusing on the four competitive strokes. Participants must get evaluated before registering.

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Preschool Sports Mix

Ages 3-5

Sports Mix is a 6 week program that will provide your child with exposure to basketball and soccer. Classes introduce fundamentals through a variety of fun games and activities that will keep your child moving. This class gives the child an introduction to the specific sport classes that we teach at the Y.

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Private Swim Lessons

Instructional swim for any age

These one-on-one lessons offer individuals of any age the chance to learn to improve swimming skills in a private, respectful and safe atmosphere.  By Appointment

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Red Hot Dance

An invigorating, exhilarating, liberating and calorie burning dance party that will have you addicted from the first beat! Choreographed routines to current songs that are on the radio.

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Rock Steady Boxing

Disease Prevention and Management

Adults with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with experienced coaches, Rock Steady Boxing participants can fight their way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.  Offered at the Southern branch.  Learn more.

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SafeKids Tae Kwon Do

Ages 6 and Up

The practice of Tae Kwon Do teaches children and adults discipline, self-control, and safety. This youth and family program is offered at all four YMCA of York and York County branches.

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Seated Tai Chi

Active Older Adults

Learn the upper body sequence of the Tai Chi forms to make it easier to learn the standing movements. No Tai Chi experience required, but this gentler form of Tai Chi includes breathing and loosening exercises. Some standing balance at the end of class helps build leg strength and stamina.

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Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Instructional swim for any age

These small group lessons offer individuals of any age the chance to learn to improve swimming skills in a private, respectful and safe atmosphere.  By Appointment Only

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SilverSneakers Stability

Active Older Adults

The movements taught in class focus on specific exercises to improve strength and power around the ankle, knee and hip joints, while improving reaction time and designed for fall prevention.

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SilverSneakers® Classic

Active Older Adults

Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and balls are offered for resistance, and the chair is used for seated and/or standing support.  Offered at Dover, York and Southern branches.

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SilverSneakers® Yoga

Spirit, Mind and Body

This chair-based class includes a series of seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement followed by restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation. Offered at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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Stability Ball Cardio Interval

Cardio Exercise

Designed to improve cardio vascular conditioning as well as incorporating a total body workout. This class will challenge your whole body using stability balls, bands and body weight.

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Stability Ball Core Work

Strength Training

Designed to improve core strength, balance and coordination through use of a stability ball. Class may incorporate weights for a total body workout.

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Step

Cardio Exercise

This class is an hour long heart pumping cardio class utilizing a step to great music. Tone your body, sculpt your legs and more in this upbeat, invigorating workout. High kicks and other big movements on the step get the heart rate up and core engaged while transitions and movement patterns help build precision coordination!

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Stroke Development

Instructional swim ages 6 - 12

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive stokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

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Stroke Introduction

Instructional swim ages 6-12

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and learn the breaststroke and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

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Stroke Mechanics

Instructional swim ages 6 - 12

This level refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Students also work on building their endurance.

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Strong by Zumba

Strength Training

High intensity interval workout driven by the science of synced music motivation using traditional fitness moves for an athletic, conditioning style workout.

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Swim Basics

Instructional swim for ages 6 - 12

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by gaining two benchmark skills: Swim, float swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll front glide, jump, push, turn grab and exit.

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Tai Chi Fit

Spirit, Mind and Body

Tai Chi Fit is all about finding FLOW! There’s no memorization here, just doing simple to complex Tai Chi patterns that build leg strength and help you find the flow state- a place where body and mind function in harmony.

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Tai Chi Long Form

Spirit, Mind and Body

Learn the Sun Style 73 form! This 12 week long class builds progressively, learning new movements from the week before and incorporate new movements into the form. Supplemented by videos and handouts this graceful and meditative art can be easy to learn and deeply transformative to body and mind.

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Tai Chi Movements

Spirit, Mind and Body

This is the standing series of Tai Chi Movements. After warming up with traditional Tai Chi techniques and preparatory exercises, you will focus on learning the sequence of forms. This ancient form of exercise builds coordination, balance and can help improve memory and concentration.

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Toddler Time

Ages 15 mo - 2 1/2 years old

Toddler Time is a 12-week program. Join other parents, grandparents, babysitters, and friends in the community for a fun class. Move to music, singing, finger plays, small crafts, and parachute play.

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Total Body Conditioning

Strength Training

A class for all levels! This hour long class consists of a warm-up and a combination of cardio, strength training and a focus on functional exercises give you a total body workout. Modifications provided!

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Transform

Spirit, Mind and Body

Experience a unique mind/body experience with a blend of sports influenced movements and traditional yoga poses.

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Upper Body Blast

Strength Training

A 25 minute strength training and toning class that targets all the muscles of the upper body. Get the arms and shoulders you’ve always dreamed about! Curls, presses kickbacks and more!

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Water Acclimation

Instructional swim ages 3 - 5

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in Stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a students future progress in swimming.

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Water Movement

Instructional swim ages 3 - 5 and 6 - 12

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

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Water Stamina

Instructional swimming ages 3 - 5

In Stage 3, students learn how to swim from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

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Wellness Center Orientation

Personal Fitness

Meet with a trained staff member to learn proper form and usage of YMCA equipment. New members receive a free orientation appointment to learn how to use cardio and strength equipment.  By appointment at the Dover, Eastern, Southern and York branches.

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X-Bike

Cardio Exercise

Outdoor attitude brought indoors! This is not spin class, this is mountain biking! Join the ride! Classes held throughout each day.

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Y Fitness Challenge

Personal Fitness

Throughout the year, we offer fitness challenges to help you get motivated for improved health! Information is posted in each branch and on our Facebook pages.

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Y Kids Club

Before and After School Care

The YMCA offers quality before and after school programs in elementary schools across York County. All programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and participate in Pennsylvania’s Keystone Stars Quality Assurance Program (STARS). Our curriculum is built based on the interest of the children and tie in to the PA Early Learning Standards. Full day care is available on days when school is closed.  Learn more

 

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YMCA Competitive Swim Team

Competitive swimming ages 5 - 18

The York YMCA’s Competitive Swim Team is open to youth of all levels & abilities. It is the perfect program for those who love to swim but have never competed on a team It is ideally for those who enjoy competitive swimming but enjoy a low pressure, relaxed atmosphere. It is especially beneficial for high school swimmers wishing to stay in shape during the off-season. Swimmers compete in local swim meets that give them friendly competition and teach them sportsmanship and teamwork. Practice is held at two locations, the Graham Aquatic Center, located at 543 N. Newberry Street in York, and the York YMCA Southern Branch, located at 100 Constitution Ave in Shrewsbury.

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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Disease Prevention and Management

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program empowers prediabetic adults to make lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.  Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches. Learn more!

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YMCA Discovery Time Preschool at St. John Lutheran Church

Ages 2-5

Located at 175 East Main Street in New Freedom, PA, Discovery Time Preschool provides a high quality preschool program to the community based on age-appropriate practices and Christian beliefs. Activities and curriculum that align with the Pennsylvania Core Standards promote social interaction, language development, math and science concepts, and gross and fine motor skills in a setting that promotes self-concept and empathy for each child. Discovery Time preschool partners with St. John Lutheran Church on programs and community service projects.

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

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Yoga Beginner

Spirit, Mind and Body

For the novice yogi, this class introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in flow postures. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through verbal description and demonstration.

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Yoga Gentle Flow

Spirit, Mind and Body

Increase balance, coordination and flexibility through breath-synchronized movement. This slow-paced flow class begins with standing postures, flows into balance poses and includes many floor postures. All skill levels welcomed. Offered at the York and Southern Branches.

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Yoga Gentle Seated

Spirit, Mind and Body

Increase balance, coordination, flexibility and relaxation by practicing standing, seated and balancing postures with the assistance of a chair. Offered at the Dover and Southern branches.

 

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Yoga Vinyasa Flow

Spirit, Mind and Body

Coordinate movement with breath. Class format includes Sun Salutations, balance, heart and hip openers, spine twists and final relaxation. Participants flow between standing and floor positions. All skill levels welcomed. Offered at the Eastern, Southern and York branches.

 

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Yogalates

Spirit, Mind and Body

Develop core strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress in this low impact class. Optional use of hand weights increase body toning.  Offered at Dover and Southern branches.

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Youth Basketball

Ages 4-11

For ages 4-11 who wish to learn and expand on the fundamentals of basketball through instruction, practices, and games. Appropriate basket heights for each age group. Begins in early December at the York and Bob Hoffman Branches, and again in early April at the York Branch. Program also begins in November and again in January at the Southern Branch.

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Youth Soccer

Ages 4 - 11

This program for ages 4-11, is designed to introduce the sport of soccer and enhance skills in a team format through instruction, practice, and games. Outdoor soccer begins in mid-September at the York, Bob Hoffman, and Southern Branches. Indoor soccer begins in early February at the York and Bob Hoffman Branches, and November and March at the Southern Branch.

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Zumba® Fitness

Cardio Exercise

Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and dance moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do! Offered at Dover, Southern and York branches.

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