October 2021 News: Be Kind and Unwind

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Be kind and unwind at the Y

Everyone is stressed to the max right now. All of us need a safe place to relax. The Y is that place. Please be patient with each other and our staff. We’re all doing the best we can under difficult circumstances, and your attitude can make or break someone's day. Thank you for doing your best to honor the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We're seeking staff in every department, including childcare, swim programs, and membership, to better serve your needs. Through Dec. 15, we're offering $25 off members' monthly draft each time we hire someone you refer (one per month). See all Y jobs here.

Sports and swimming keep kids active

The Y offers lots of activities that keep kids moving, including sports clinics that teach basic skills and promote good sportsmanship, plus swim lessons for every age and every stage of development.

  • Basketball: Registration is now open for basketball clinics for players ages 4-12 at the Hendersonville Family Y. Additional locations will be added soon. Sign up for basketball here.
  • Soccer: The Hendersonville Family Y is offering skill-building soccer clinics for kids ages 4-12. Rates vary by age. Sign up for soccer here.
  • Swim lessons: Knowing how to swim will boost your child's confidence in and out of the water. Sign up for the next session of swim lessons, starting later this month at several locations.

Financial assistance is available for all Y programs thanks to generous community support.

New classes added to serve community

The Y offers a variety of indoor, outdoor, and virtual fitness options to help your spirit, mind, and body stay healthy. Explore your options using our program search tool, where you can find new classes such as:

  • The Y's Way to Weight Loss starts Oct. 6 at the Hendersonville Family Y and meets from 6:15-7:15 p.m. for 13 weeks. Members $55, nonmembers $95.
  • Intro to Ballet for ages 5-7 begins Oct. 16 at the Woodfin Y. This six-week class meets on Saturdays from 9-9:45 a.m. Members $42, nonmembers $60.
  • Pedaling for Parkinson's starts Oct. 26 at the Woodfin Y. It will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Members $80, nonmembers $110.
  • Several virtual Diabetes Prevention Programs are starting this month. Offered at no charge for those who qualify. Email Jordan Owenby or call 828-652-5903 to register or for more details.
  • Trick-or-Treat Yourself at the Corpening Memorial Y throughout October, with daily tips and activities for self-care. 

All Y members can take advantage of their free Coaching Connection appointments to familiarize themselves with our classes and facilities, meet other members, and set personalized fitness goals. Make your appointment today

Keeping you safe and healthy

All YMCA locations are open and following safety protocols that meet and exceed public health guidelines to keep you safe. Please review our Member Safety Guide to learn more. If you haven't seen our new outdoor studios, we invite you to check out our all-weather class options. Check all class schedules here. Y members can also take online classes from any location, on any device, at your convenience. Sign in to Virtual Y here.

Second graders get free water safety lessons

Designed to prevent drowning incidents, the YMCA’s national Safety Around Water program reaches children who are statistically at the highest risk of drowning and teaches them how to stay safe in and around water. And now, it’s being incorporated into Henderson County Public Schools whole-child education programming. The Y's certified instructors and lifeguards are teaching more than 900 students techniques such as pushing off the bottom of the pool to resurface (“Jump, Push, Turn, Grab”) and a method of swimming on the front and on the back (“Swim, Float, Swim"). The Safety Around Water program is funded by donors and community partners, including local school systems. Along with traditional swim lessons, it helps children build confidence and skills that can save lives. Please make a gift today to support this vital program.

Vaccine event supports health equity

The Y is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15. We're honored to partner with the Mexican Consulate General, Buncombe County, UNETE, CIMA, and Pisgah Legal Services to serve members of the Latin/Mexican community. A vaccine clinic and consular event will be held at Biltmore Church, 35 Clayton Rd. in Arden on:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

People getting their first COVID shot will receive a $100 gift card. Spanish-speaking Y staff will provide information on diabetes prevention, COVID resources, and healthy food distribution sites. Partner organizations will share information about their community programs, and the consulate will assist people with documentation. Please call 877-639-4835 for more details about the event. El condado de Buncombe y la YMCA de WNC, colaborando para apoyar a la comunidad latina / mexicana para vacunarse y obtener los documentos nacionales necesarios 5-8 de octubre a Biltmore Church en Arden. Por favor llame 877-639-4835 para más detalles.

Join us for Food Truck Fridays at the Asheville Y

The Asheville Y is pleased to present Food Truck Fridays. Grab a quick, delicious lunch or take dinner home to the family. Here's the upcoming schedule:

Please join us for a meal on Fridays, and let us know if there's a food truck you'd like to see at the Y.