August News: Keeping You Moving

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Coming soon: Upgraded group fitness!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with Les Mills to bring our members the world’s most popular workouts. BODYPUMP, a full-body barbell-based workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned, and fit, is coming to the Y in September! Over the next few months, we'll add RPM and BODYCOMBAT to our group fitness lineup. Starting Aug. 13, members can preview BODYPUMP and other energizing Les Mills classes by logging in to Virtual Y. For the in-person experience, join us for a Super Saturday kickoff on Sept. 10 at all Y locations!


Take the WHOLE family to camp

Adults always say, “We want to come to camp!” Now it's your turn! Experience the weekend of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Watia's Family Camp, Aug. 19-21. You and yours can ditch the electronics and strengthen your bonds before school starts again. Don't worry about cooking and doing dishes - we provide all the meals and snacks while you are here, starting with the Friday night snack. Weather permitting, enjoy paddleboarding, mountain biking, campfires, and more fun camp activities. Each of our 10 cabins can accommodate up to 10 people. Groups will have their own cabin, and you can share with another family by request. Ages 6+. Call 828-251-5910 to learn more and reserve your weekend of family fun.

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Make your afterschool plans now

Y Afterschool is the solution for many families in need of childcare when the school day ends. This year we’ve made a few changes to our program for your convenience. Choose from school year only, school year and summer break, or a third option that includes overnight camp. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Soccer, flag football leagues starting soon

We’re excited to announce the return of leagues for flag football and soccer this fall! Our successful clinic programs will continue to build skills for preschoolers, while leagues will help older kids take their skills to the next level. Registration is open now and the season kicks off Sept. 12. Remember, Y members save big on programs. Fees are income-based and financial assistance is available.

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Playtime for you and the kids

Childcare is one of the best features the Y offers for families using our facilities, and we’re happy to be extending hours by popular demand. Check the updated hours at your favorite Y locations here. And be sure to take advantage of Parents Time Out opportunities available at several locations – our rates are lower than a babysitter and fun will be had by all!


Improve balance and strength with guidance

Falls are no laughing matter. The Y's Moving for Better Balance is a falls prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults increase strength, improve their balance, and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. The next class

starts Aug. 9 in person at the Reuter Family YMCA and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2 p.m., for 12 weeks. Need to improve basic movement? PWR!Moves is a large motor skill program in which exercises are performed slowly, rhythmically, and with sustained effort in a high-intensity format. The next 12-week program at the Reuter Family YMCA starts Monday, Aug. 15. It meets in person on Monday and Wednesday, 1-2 p.m. Financial assistance is available for both classes. For more information, please email

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Join us for more than workouts

Each of our locations have a variety of events planned to help you connect with others and make new friends. Stay in touch with us on social media or visit our events page to see what’s coming up.


Supporting wellness together

Hola! We’re hosting a Latinx Health Fair at the Reuter Family YMCA through 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Join us and our resource partners, including the Buncombe County Health Department, the

Mexican Consulate, and Latino community organizations. Vaccines, diabetes risk tests, and other health-related services will be available. !Únete a nosotros para una feria de recursos comunitarios y de salud! Junto con socios comunitarios, como el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Buncombe y organizaciones de la comunidad latina, estamos organizando una feria de salud en Reuter Family YMCA 4 de agosto de 8:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. habrá una feria de recursos con varias organizaciones que proporcionarán vacunas, pruebas de riesgo de diabetes y más de otras 10 organizaciones.

Reserve your spot earlier for group fitness

You asked, we answered! Making a reservation for your group exercise class confirms your commitment to yourself and helps us maintain optimal class sizes. When we switched from a 24-hour to a 36-hour reservation window, many of you let us know that wasn't convenient. Starting Monday, Sept. 5, reservations will open 26 hours before class. Thanks for sharing your feedback!



Creating healthy opportunities

Each week, the Y is in the community distributing healthy produce, simple recipes, and valuable nutrition information that's easy to understand. This service is FREE and open to the public, no questions asked. Find our mobile food market schedules. If you're looking for opportunities to give time in your community and help improve food security, we would love to connect. Learn more about being a Nutrition volunteer here. Still want to help, but can’t volunteer? We need egg cartons! Drop off your extras at any YMCA of WNC location.

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Help us pay it forward

The Y is much more than a fitness center. Together, we support community health and well-being through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, and we are a safe, inclusive place for all. Donors like you help us ensure that our services are available to everyone in the community. Your tax-deductible gift supports our efforts to build a better us. Explore giving options here. Thank you!