YMCA National Initiatives
The Y’s perspective on America’s lifestyle health challenge
The broad challenge of finding a healthier, more life-enhancing way to live demands a fundamentally new and aggressive social response. No longer can we afford to think of America’s health and wellness as primarily the responsibility of the medical and public health professions. Individually, each of us must assume responsibility, and help our children and families assume responsibility, for healthy living. Collectively, all sectors of our communities and nation must come together to advance a common strategy to remove the barriers and increase the supports for healthy living. This strategy must be directed toward two key goals:
Y-USA's goal is to improve the health and wellness of all Americans by equipping Ys to become dramatically more effective in directly helping individuals and families live healthier lives, and helping lead their communities, and the nation, to reduce barriers and increase supports for healthy living.
The Bath Area Family YMCA’s vision and long range plan’s focus is to make health and wellness a daily habit through programs and activities that are easily accessible to all ages. Our leadership is committed to ensuring our community hold close to a common goal, which is to make sure that all community members embrace the doctrine of good health and wellness. Our leadership will pledge that this initiative impacts all aspects of the community – local and state government, school boards, hospitals and other health care providers, childcare providers, businesses, outreach programs for elderly and more.
Personal training is the most effective way to achieve fitness program results. Experienced trainers provide individual attention, motivation, immediate feedback and workouts structured to your specific goals.
Please call 443-4112x27 or stop by the Fitness Center to make an appointment.
Two-Four Person/One Trainer Sessions
• YMCA personal trainers are certified through an accredited program, and have experience and education in health and fitness, wellness promotion, health education, athletic training or a related field.
• Personal trainers working at the Bath Family YMCA must be affiliated with the Bath Area Family YMCA.
• All appointments and communications will be between the client and the trainer.
Our 24-foot indoor climbing wall is available for use during Open Climbing times, and also for private rentals and parties. In addition, those who complete the Y's Climbing Wall certification are eligible to use the wall during times when the gymnastics area is not in use.
During Open Climbing times, members and non-members are invited to test their skills on the wall. All necessary equipment and instructors are provided. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please check the Current Session Schedule for any additional Open Climbing times.
Private Climbing Instruction
Beginner through advanced levels are taught by experienced climbers. Learn basic climbing skills, techniques, and movements. Contact Kevin Shute by calling
443-4112 to schedule lessons. By appointment only.
Climbing Wall Certification
Upon completion of this course an individual will be able to belay, set up the wall, have knowledge of the necessary knots, and be thoroughly versed in the policies and safety procedures for wall use. With YMCA staff approval, wall certified individuals receive permission to use the wall with other certified individuals (except when gymnastics or other activities are scheduled). Individuals must be at least 12 years old to become belay certified. Certifications are by appointment only. Interested persons should contact Bill Milam or Kevin Shute at the Y by
calling 443-4112 or email@example.com. By Appointment only. Online registration not available for this program.
One-Time Fee: Y Members: $20.00 / Community: $35.00
The Y offers a wide variety of classes for every fitness level. "Quick Fit" classes are free for Y Members and run continously throughout the year. Specialty Classes follow our six-week Session schedule and incur a fee.
This exciting class is taught by experienced triathletes and combines swimming, biking, running, and cross-training. A challenging workout for athletes of all levels, this training program can introduce you to triathlon training or re-energize a tired routine. Classes include indoor and outdoor training (weather permitting) and will prepare you for a number of competitions in the area. Offered during the Early Spring and Spring Sessions, the goal is to prepare you to compete in the Y-Tri Sprint Triathlon (Y-tri registration fee is not included in the class registration fee).
Pickup volleyball games are held every Wednesday evening during the year. New teams are formed each week. The atmosphere is friendly and the games are a lot of fun. High school students and above are invited to participate.
Games start October 2014
Competitive Volleyball League
The league has space for 8 teams, and last year’s teams will be given first refusal for slots. Should space become available slots will be fi lled on a first come, first served basis. Games are played Monday evenings from mid November through early March. Registration ends October 31st, play begins November 7th. For more info contact Kevin at 443-4112x22 or e-mail Kevin@bathymca.org.
Games start November 2013
Volleyball League Preview
In October 2013 (prior to the Competitive Volleyball League) the Y will host a “drop-in” volleyball league. For more info contact Kevin at 443-4112 x 22 or e-mail Kevin@bathymca.org.
Games start November 7th
Adult Pick-Up Basketball
Join us for pick-up basketball at the Y. All abilities welcome. For more info contact Kevin at 443-4112x22 or e-mail Kevin@bathymca.org. Schedule subject to change.
Monday-Friday 11:30 am - 1 pm
Lunch Hour Biking or Cross-Country Skiing
Program Director Kevin Shute will lead these lunch time recreational excursions. Depending on the season, these trips may be via bicycle or skis. For all levels. Participants will meet at the Y around 12 noon and must provide their own equipment and transportation.
Cycling: Rides will be on local roads, leaving from the Y.
We recommend that you call to confirm the day’s route (443-4112x22).
The Bath Area Family YMCA has two racquetball courts which can be reserved a week in advance for hourly time slots.
We also have the necessary equipment for Wallyball.
If you are interested in league/tournament play, please contact Kevin Shute, 443-4112x22 or Kevin@bathymca.org.
Climbing Wall Frequently Asked Questions