The Downtown YMCA has been a cornerstone in Columbia’s community for over 150 years. With six floors of exercise equipment, aquatics, an extensive group exercise schedule, men’s and women’s training areas, and much more, the Downtown YMCA is ideal for the fitness minded.
Proceeds from the Pumpkin Run will support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to make the Y available to everyone through scholarships and financial assistance.
Held in memory of Michael “Sully” Sullivan.
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Kids Fun Run starts at 8 a.m.
5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
12 and under Fun Run: $10
Early registration (postmarked by Oct. 10): $25
Late registration (postmarked by Oct. 24): $30
Race day registration: $35
5K group registration (postmarked by Oct. 10): $20/person
To the top overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners!
NorthWest Family YMCA
Friday, October 24, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 25 at 7 a.m.
Every participant must be registered and every individual or team/group must pick up a packet containing a t-shirt and other important information. Must register by Oct. 10 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, Palmetto Health and Kohls, and to our Series Sponsors, The State, and Met Life/Brad Spehl for supporting our races!
Register Online Today!
Fall Program Guide
Be “in the know” about what’s going on at the Y this fall. Soccer, Boot Camp, Aquatics, and more! Download it today.
Grab some friends and get a team together! You’re sure to have fun in this fast-paced, values-based competitive league. Each team plays eight games with a single elimination playoff. Flags are provided. Teams will need a minimum of seven players to play. Each team is allowed a maximum of 14 players on the roster.
Ages: 17 and up, co-ed
$375 per team
Season: November 22, 2014 – January 17, 2015 with games played on Saturdays
Registration: Opens September 15 until October 26, 2014
Designed to help your child learn the game of football and have lots of fun while doing it! Players will learn the fundamentals of football, both offensive and defensive strategies. During the games players will have the opportunity to play different positions. Everyone gets to play a minimum of half the game.
This program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Participants in each age group will be divided into teams led by volunteer parents. Program includes one practice per week and Saturday games. All players are recommended to wear a mouth guard.
Registration: thru October 26, 2014
(There is a $15 late registration fee)
Season: Practice starts week of November 10; games played November 22 – January 17, 2015
Cost: Members: $38 Non-members: $68
4-5: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
6-7: Mondays or Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
8-9: Mondays or Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., or Fridays at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m.
10-11: Mondays or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., or Wednesdays or Fridays at 6 p.m.
Home schooled youth can enjoy the many opportunities the Y has to offer. Certified, passionate, and enthusiastic instructors will teach your child more fundamentals to physical activities with lessons involving team concepts, sports development, swimming skills and so much more. The program will follow core values of the Y (caring, respect, responsibility, honesty, and faith).
October 27 – December 15
January 5 – February 23
March 9 – May 4
Day & Time: Mondays, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Members: $55 Non-members: $75
(Sibling rate is $45/$65. You must register at the front desk to receive the sibling discount.)
Register online or fill out at registration form at the front desk.
Available at the Downtown, Jeep Rogers, and NorthWest branches, My Fit is a suite of services to help members learn, grow and thrive. It is a multi-step program to meet your needs, whether for fitness, inspiration or nutrition. We’ll help you develop life-promoting habits. Powered by MobileFit! A new, easy-to-use system to help you reach your health goals.
Among the various fitness programs offered at the YMCA of Columbia, SmartStart stands out by taking a unique approach to being more healthy. These one on one sessions combine nutritional information and fitness with coach support to encourage participants to meet their goals. 3 sessions: FREE
Healthy Eating includes three sessions with a Healthy Living Coach to identify potential roadblocks to healthy eating. Participants learn how to use the MobileFit Nutrition application to track calories, nutrition, water consumption and will also learn how to use www.choosemyplate.gov to support healthy eating. 3 sessions: $49
Get one-on-one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer. Designed to evaluate, motivate, and educate so that you get the most out of every workout. Your trainer will provide motivation to help you meet your goal, train for a sport, get ready for a special event, or just increase your level of health. Our qualified trainers will evaluate your current fitness level and design a specific program for you based on your goals. For new personal training participants only. 3 sessions: $99
What is MobileFit?
MobileFit is a web-based group of tools designed to support our My Fit series of programs.
How do I get started on MobileFit?
It’s easy to get started using MobileFit by registering for one of the three My Fit programs: SmartStart, Healthy Eating or Personal Training. Coaches will enroll participants during their first session.
How can I access MobileFit once I am enrolled?
Choose one of the many options to access MobileFit; there are touchscreens in your local branch; to print a custom workout and log your results: download the MobileFit App for free on an iPhone; access MobileFit from other smart phones through mymobilefit.com; or access on your iPad or tablet.
This high intensity group exercise class will take you to the next fitness level. It incorporates TRX bands, free weights, sprinting, resistance bands, medicine balls and more. This four-week program is designed to get you in shape and lose weight.
August 4 – 28
September 8 – October 3
October 13 – November 7
November 17 – December 12
Days/Times: Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the 4th floor from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 15 and up
Cost: Members: $38 Non-members: $68
Registration: At the front desk or online, opens two weeks before program begins and available until the second Wednesday into the program (online registration ends the day before session begins).
Get one-on-one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer. Looking for an advantage? Personal training is designed to evaluate, motivate, and educate so that you can take your workout to the next level. Your trainer will provide motivation to help you meet your goal; whether it is training for a sport, getting ready for a special event, or improving your health, personal training will help you meeting your goal.
Join us for the latest BODYPUMP™ release October 4! Check with the front desk for times and details on each branch’s launch. There will be snacks, lots of fun and an awesome workout with the new BODYPUMP™ 91!
Members: Free Non-members: $10 guest fee
BODYPUMP™, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast!
Great bodies aren’t born, they are transformed, using the proven BODYPUMP™ formula: THE REP EFFECT™ a breakthrough in resistance workout training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning.
Often referred to as ‘Pump’ by those who love it, BODYPUMP™ is one of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape as it challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl.
The cutting-edge BODYPUMP™ choreography, and chart-topping music is refreshed every three months, so with your choice of weight and highly-trained instructors you can get the results you’ve been looking for!
These lessons follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive Swim Lesson Program. There are six levels of progressively challenging YMCA swim classes covering all strokes and safety skills. Lessons are offered during the weekdays as well as the weekends.
The purpose of the Y Swim Lessons Program is to develop competency in swimming along with confidence and endurance. The goals of the program are to teach personal safety, personal growth and stroke development in a values-based environment. Your child will be advanced to the next level only when he or she proficiently and safely performs the skills within his or her level. We teach individually to each child to advance their skills. We expect each child to learn and progress at his or her own rate.
Registration: Opens two weeks before session begins. Register online or at the front desk.
Online registration ends two days before session start date. Front desk registration ends one week after start date.
Members: $25 Non-Members: $70
Weekday Sessions, Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
August 26 – September 18
September 23 – October 16
October 20 – November 13
November 18 – December 11
Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
September 27 – November 1
November 8 – December 13
3-5 year olds
Meets Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7 p.m., or Saturdays, 11-11:30 a.m.