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Healthy Weight & Your Child

Fort Mill YMCA at Baxter

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

857 Promenade Walk
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: 803-548-8020

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Facility Information:

» Heated indoor swimming pool
» Outdoor water park
» Magnum weight equipment
» Free weights
» Exercise bikes
» Treadmills
» Stair climbers
» Elliptical cross trainers
» Gymnasium
» Aerobics
» Yoga and Pilates Studio
» Racquetball courts
» Locker rooms
» Free Childwatch
» The Zone – Recreation room for the young and young at heart!

Recent News

Youth Basketball

*Evaluations will be held on the following dates and times.

-Girls 9-12 years old, December 17th at 7:30 pm

-Boys 13-14 years old, December 17th at 8:30 pm

-Boys 9-10 years old, December 19th

*Last name A-M, 6:30 pm

* Last name N-Z, 7 pm

-Boys 11-12 years old, December 19th

*Last name A-M, 7:30 pm

*Last name N-Z, 8 pm

A 7 week basketball league for kids ages 9-17 years old. This is not a co-ed league, boys and girls are separated. Each team will practice one day a week and then have a game on Saturday, the boys U17 league (Ages 15-17) will play on Friday nights. Each league will end with a playoff at the end of the season. There will be an evaluation for this age group the week of December 10-15.

*Teams may not be requested. They will be put together based on the evaluations.

Age: 9-17 years old

Registration Dates:
October 15 – December 10, 2018

Session Dates:
January 7 – March 9, 2019

Location:
Baxter YMCA Gym sides A and B

Cost:
Member $35 | Non-member $125

Click Here to Register

 


Log Rolling

Roll through the winter with the Log Rolling Club at the Baxter YMCA! All ages and skill levels welcome. Whether you are just giving it a try or a regular club member, you will be with certified log rolling instructors giving you all the coaching you need to progress your skills while having fun.

Registration:
Register at www.tridentlogrolling.com
(third party website)

Program Dates:
January 6 & January 20, 2019
February 3 & February 17, 2019
March 3 & March 17, 2019

Program Time:
4:30-6:30 pm


Triathlon Training: Sprint or Olympic

Triathlon Training: Sprint or Olympic

This is a triathlon training program designed to improve your running, swimming and cycling. This training will help prepare individuals for a Sprint or Olympic triathlon event. Swim and cycling experts will visit training sessions to provide additional guidance throughout the program. Participants will need to be able to swim 50 M without stopping, bike 10 miles and run at least 1.5 miles before beginning this training. There will be an informal meeting with the coach on February 5, 2019.

Registration Dates:
November 26-February 28, 2019

Program Dates:
February 12-May 4, 2019

Program Days and Times:
Tuesday  | 6:30-7:30 pm
Saturday | 7:30-8:30 am
*Tuesday sessions will alternate swimming at the Fort Mill Baxter YMCA indoor pool and cycling at the Gold Hill YMCA cycle room.

Cost:
Y Member $140 | Non-Member $180
*Register by February 16, 2019 to avoid late registration fee.


Karate

Our karate classes teach children respect, self-discipline, focus and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex has been providing Karate classes for over 30 years. Instructor, Charles Lingerfelt, holds the rank of Seventh Degree Black Belt. This program is offered in November and December.

*Registration begins October 2, 2018

Ages: 4-Adult

Session Dates:
November 2018-May 2019

Session Days and Times:
Monthly, Tuesday and Thursday | 6:15-7:00 pm (Ages 4-5)
Monthly, Tuesday and Thursday | 7:00-8:00 pm (Ages 6-12)
Monthly, Tuesday and Thursday | 8:00-9:00 pm (Ages 13-Adults)

Cost:
Member $75.00 | Non-member $90.00 (Monthly)

Click Here to Register

 


Snowmobiling at Yellowstone

Snowmobiling at Yellowstone

We have two exciting snowmobile trips this year! Enjoy one or two days of snowmobiling in the forest surrounding West Yellowstone, Montana, and a one day guided tour into Yellowstone National Park in a “snow coach” or by snowmobile. You will see abundant wildlife including buffalo, elk, moose and more, and a winter wonderland of snow covered mountains and world famous geysers!

Ages Restrictions:
In order to drive a snowmobile, you must be 16 years of age and have a valid driver license. Any age may ride double with an adult.

Registration Dates:
Receive a $50 per person discount if you register before September 7, 2018.

Dates:
Saturday – Wednesday,  January 19- January 23, 2019
Wednesday – Saturday ,  January 23- January 27,2019

Payment schedule:
$250 per person when registering. Final payment due December 1, 2018.  Contact Tina Hendrickson for more information at 803-324-9622 ext. 221.

 


Boxing

Join Edward Jones, member of the USA boxing and operator of Jones Hands on Academy, to gain new boxing skills. During this training you will learn the fundamentals of the sport while enhancing your physical fitness, self-confidence, self-discipline and pride.

Ages:
6 and up

Location:
Training Room

Session Dates:
December-May 2019 (Monthly)

Session Days and Times:
Tuesday & Thursdays        4:00 – 5:00 pm (Ages 6-12)
Tuesday & Thursday          5:00 – 6:00 pm (Ages 13 and up)

Cost:
Y Member $50 | Non-member $65

Click Here to Register for Youth Boxing

 


Rock Steady Boxing Against Parkinson Disease

At Rock Steady the opponent is Parkinson’s disease. Rock Steady Boxing is a program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back using speed, muscular endurance, footwork and agility to defend against and overcome opponents. Please contact Edward Jones, instructor, at 908-397-1061 to set up an initial assessment appointment.

Location:
971 Tom Hall Street. Fort Mill, SC
Complex Branch Training Room

Session Days and Times:
Classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:30-3:00 pm

Cost:
Initial Assessment: $125
Pay as you go: $20 per class
Monthly: $150 (8 classes)

 


Preschool At The Complex

Preschool At The Complex

Welcome to Preschool at the Complex!
Thank you for choosing Preschool at the Complex!  Our goal is to provide a safe, stimulating and fun environment for children to learn through participation.  We incorporate the Y’s core values: Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Caring in our activities.   The Upper Palmetto YMCA is committed to providing the highest quality Preschool possible.  We are excited about the unique programming opportunities provided by our Preschool program. We strive to develop the whole child through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. This program offers quality, affordable preschool programming for children ages 3-5. Class space is limited.

Preschool Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in January, 2019

January 23, 2019 – Current Students & Siblings can register at the Fort Mill Complex YMCA from 9:30am-11:30am

January 28, 2019 – Open Enrollment  … registration will be open to the public and will be held at the Fort Mill Complex YMCA from 9:30am – 11:30am

A non-refundable $125.00 registration fee will be due at the time of registration to ensure a spot in the program.  All children who enter the Preschool Program must turn 3 years old by September 1, 2019 for the three year old program and all children who enter the Preschool Program must turn 4 years old by September 1, 2019 for the four year old program.  All children must be completely potty trained and have up-to-date immunizations in order to be enrolled into the program.

Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Anyone interested in registering their child must come to the Fort Mill Complex to enroll.

Our Day!

2018-19 Registration:
Time: Call for an Appointment 803-547-1064
Fee | $125.00 (non-refundable fee)

Registration Open to the Public (members and non-members)
Registration will be for children who turn 3 on or before September 1, 2018, and for children who turn 4 on or before September 1, 2018. We do require that all children within our program be completely potty trained, and have up-to-date immunizations before the start of the school year in September. Regular preschool hours for age 3 are 9 am – 12 pm, and regular preschool hours for age 4 is 9 am – 12:30 pm.

Preschool Programs
All programs require a nonrefundable $125 registration fee upon registration. The last month’s tuition fee will be due on July 1, 2018. All program fees must be paid through auto draft or bank draft. A registration fee is not required to be placed on the wait list.

3-Year-Old Program
Classes introduce children to working within a group and develops fine and gross motor skills including socializing, sharing, cut-and-paste, numbers and alphabet recognition. (Children must turn three on or before September 1, 2018.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – Noon
Members $135 month | Non-members $150 month

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am – Noon
Members $183 month | Non-members $198 month

Mondays – Fridays 9:00am – Noon
Members $285 month | Non-members $300 month

4-Year-Old Program
Our four-year-old program prepares children for kindergarten on both a social and educational level. We will continue developing fine and gross motor skills, while putting emphasis on the alphabet, numbers and other kindergarten readiness skills. (Children must turn four on or before September 1, 2018.)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm
Members $216 month | Non-members $231 month

Mondays – Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm
Members $335 month | Non-members $350 month

Payment Policy for 2017-2018 School Year
1) First and last month tuition is required prior to the start of school.
2) Remaining monthly payments need to be set up on our auto draft system. This can be done through a credit card or bank draft.

For payment information please contact the Preschool Director, Rhonda Wild, at rwild@upymca.org or 803-5471064. Preschool staff are unable to process any payments.

Auto draft will be required for the remainder of the monthly school year tuition which will be drafted on the first business day of each month beginning in September.

Facilities
The building is secure and access is monitored by staff during all hours of preschool operation. The program offers six classrooms, an outdoor natural playground, a preschool hiking trail and outdoor classroom and access to appropriate amenities within the Recreation Complex.

Preschool at the Complex is part of the Fort Mill Complex at the UPYMCA located at 971 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Inclement Weather Policy
When faced with potentially dangerous weather conditions, the Preschool at the Complex will follow the Fort Mill School District’s decision on closings. Information can be found on their website, www.fortmillschools.org, and on local news stations in Rock Hill and Charlotte – we are York County District 4.

If the FMSD should delay public school openings, Preschool at the Complex will open at its normal time of 9:00am. Public school delays may be found at the sources listed above.

Should inclement weather occur after preschool begins, we encourage parents to pick up their child as soon as possible.

Preschool registration
Preschool Draft form
Parent’s Handbook
Enrollment Agreement

For class availability and more information about the Preschool Program contact:
Rhonda Wild at rwild@upymca.org
803-547-1064

 

*For the safety of our students and staff, we require that all immunizations be current. An up-to-date immunization form must be on file at the Preschool at the Complex prior to the child’s start date.


Revamp Your Training

Ages: 15 – 70

A four week ongoing program (formerly known as Metabolic Makeover) designed to instruct participants in effective weight training and cardiovascular exercise. This program includes weekly lectures that will help you stay on track, take your workouts to the next level and continue eating in a healthy manner.

Revamp Your Training Flyer

Session Dates:
September
October
November

Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $90 Y Members | $100 Non-Y Members

For any questions email bethevansek@upymca.org.


Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year, community-based program where participants work in small groups with a trained Lifestyle Coach in a relaxed, classroom setting. In 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions, participants learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical activity, and problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants will get the hands-on support they need from Lifestyle Coaches trained on a CDC-approved curriculum that is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

“…programs like YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in individuals over age 60.” – research from the National Institutes of Health

Program Details:
The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the program: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. To sign up, participants must be:

For more information, please contact:
Halie Patterson
151 South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-324-9622
haliepatterson@upymca.org

YMCA membership is not required!