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York Branch YMCA

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

103 East Madison Street
York, SC 29745
Phone: 803-684-2247
Fax: 803-684-9804
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Facility Information:

» Magnum Weight Equipment
» Treadmills
» Recumbent Bikes
» Free Weights
» Group Fitness Classes
» Locker Rooms
» Free Childwatch

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Volunteer today for a cancer-free tomorrow.

Volunteer today for a cancer-free tomorrow.

What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

What if you could help save lives from cancer and give people more of their most precious resource:  time?  More time with family and friends, to help create a world with more memories, more celebrations … and more birthdays.

This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

Join the movement for less cancer and more birthdays.  Volunteer for CPS-3.

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October 22, 3-6:30 PM
York YMCA, 117 Carolina Crossing Drive

October 23, 3-6:30 PM
Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk

October 24, 11AM – 1:30 PM
Rock Hill YMCA, 402 Charlotte Avenue

Who can join the study?

The study is open to anyone in the United States and Puerto Rico who is willing to commit to the study long-term which means completing periodic follow up surveys at home every 2-3 years for the next 20-30 years, is between 30 and 65 years old, and has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer).

How can you participate?

The enrollment process involves two steps.  One step takes place at a local enrollment event, where you will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form, complete a brief written survey, provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit – 7 teaspoons total). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.

The other step takes place at home, where you will complete a more detailed survey. This survey will ask information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to your health.

Periodically, you will receive a survey at home to update that information.

To set up an appointment to participate in this study, visit:

www.cps3yorksc.org or call toll free 1-888-604-5888

 


Snow Skiing in Snowmass/Aspen, CO

Snow Skiing in Snowmass/Aspen, CO

January 14-19, 2015-Enjoy 4 days of skiing the friendly slopes of Snowmass/Aspen, CO!  Total package includes transfers, luggage handling, condo and 4 day lift ticket to Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Aspen Mountains. The nightlife, fine dining, shopping and glamour of Aspen are just 12 miles away! Condominium features slope side heated pool, sauna, exercise facility and a hot tub. This is a trip you do not want to miss! Discounts available for non-skiers. Please see trifold for additional activities beyond skiing.

Registration & Payment Dates
A $200 deposit per person is due upon registration. Final payment is due by December 15, 2014.

Trip Dates
NEW THIS YEAR!
 Pay in full by November 15, 2014 to receive a 5% discount on lodging. For an even better value, stay 7 nights between January 10-20, 2015 and receive 1 night free PLUS the 5% discount on lodging if paid in full by November 15, 2014! As always, this trip falls during the MLK holiday for local schools.

More Information
For more information, please call 803.324.9622 extension 228 for Jimmy Johnson or extension 229 for Jenny Lindsay.

ski trip 2015 application      ski trip 2015 trifold


Snowmobiling at Yellowstone

Snowmobiling at Yellowstone

Enjoy two full 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 with buffalo, elk, moose and more, and a winter wonderland with 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 $25 per person discount if you register before September 1, 2014.

Dates:
 Wednesday, February 4 - Sunday, February 8, 2015

Payment schedule:
Choice of: 2 days of snowmobiling and 1 day snow coach tour into Yellowstone National Park or 3 days of snowmobile rental.

$200 per person when registering. Final payment due December 1st, 2014.  Contact Nadine Henry for more information at 803-324-9622 ext. 221.

Click here for application and more information.


Shorin Ryu Karate

Ages: 9 and up

We welcome novice and advanced students in self-defense, kata, and sparring techniques.  When appropriate, students may be tested and awarded belts for level advancements. 

Class Times:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:15 – 8:30 PM

Monthly Costs: 
Member: $35 | Non-Member: $50


Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers is a nationally designed exercise regimen to improve strength, flexibility and range of motion as well as alleviate the pain of arthritis.

Join us for a variety of group exercise classes. Pick up an aerobic class schedule at the member service desk, or click the Schedules Page to view our schedules online.


Fitness Center Orientation

Fitness center orientations with a certified strength trainer or personal trainer are free to our members. We provide a safe, effective, easy-to-understand, personal workout program.

Cost: Free to Members

*Ages 10-14 can work out on the weight equipment provided they have completed our strength training course. If you have any question, please call the York Branch YMCA at (803) 684-2247.


Group Fitness Classes

Group Fitness Classes

We offer a variety of fitness classes each week! We have certified instructors in classes such as Yoga, Beginner Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Group Cycle, Kick Boxing, and SilverSneakers.

Click here to view our group fitness schedule.


Fall Soccer

Fall Soccer

Ages: 4-14

Join in the fun! All participants will receive a full uniform (shorts, jersey, and socks) and a medal at the end of the season. Practice will begin during the week of September 9. (There will be NO practices on Mondays or Tuesdays.) Each team will practice and play one game per week.

Practice times will be either 4:30-5:30 pm or 5:30-6:30 pm. Games will be scheduled for Saturday mornings (although make-up games may be played during the week at practice). The first game is scheduled for September 27. All games and practices will be played on the fields in front of the Filtration Group on HWY 321.

This season, for the 10-13 year-olds, each player will participate in a skills clinic prior to beginning the season where he or she will be evaluated on his or her playing ability. The purpose for this is to conduct a draft for team picks. Additionally, on the same day, other coaches will be trained in the sport of soccer. This season, special requests for certain days, coaches, etc. will not be an option. A date for this clinic will be announced soon!

Registration:
Register by August 29, 2014

Season Dates:
September 9 – November 8, 2014

Cost:
$0 + $15 Uniform fee for YMCA Family Members | $65 for Program Members (non-members of the YMCA)

Click here for more information:
Fall Soccer Information Sheet
Fall Soccer Registration Form
Fall Soccer Code of Conduct
Fall Soccer Sponsor Information