What's New This Month At John A. Davis Family YMCA
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As a leading nonprofit, our East County YMCAs are making a difference in the lives of 30,653 community members annually through our programs and services. Thanks to generous donations to our annual fundraising campaign, we are opening doors and changing lives. When you invest in the Y, your dollars will directly benefit kids and families in under-served communities and provide scholarships to fulfill our mission to serve all people regardless of their ability to pay. The need is urgent and growing…and it can’t be met without you! Please give to John A. Davis Family YMCA. The more we raise, the more people we can help.
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Facility News and Updates
Check here news about special happenings and updates that may affect your visit to the Y! Scroll down to see more specific information for different programming areas.
February 13 - March 5: Get your 2023 off to the best start by committing to building one new healthy habit! We invite you to join us in the RESET Challenge, 21-day wellness challenge designed to help you restart, refocus and repurpose to build successful, healthy habits! Sign up today.
NEW MY Y COMMUNITY PORTAL
Set up your new My Y account! In November 2022, we launched a new platform for program registrations and YMCA accounts. Learn more and find out how to get connected here.
NEW YMCA APP
The new YMCA app makes it easy to stay connected to the Y. Use it to scan in at the Y, check schedules for group fitness classes, pools and facilities, add activities to your calendar and more. Learn more.
POOL FACILITY UPDATES
With our warm season coming to an end, the John A. Davis Family YMCA has modified pool hours as of Monday, October 31, 2022. The pool will now be closing Monday – Friday at 2:00pm. Our operational hours will be reevaluated as we approach Spring 2023 in order to expand again. Our sister facilities, McGrath and Cameron, will continue to remain open until 7:00pm. Please visit these websites to view full pool schedules.
- EXPANDED HOURS: In order to assist our community during the McGrath and Cameron pool closures, our pool will be open until 6:00pm. View all Ys aquatic facility closures here.
Boot scoot and boogie your way to your fitness goals! Join your friends at the Y for our new Introduction to Line Dance class on Wednesdays at 9:15am.
We're happy to announce that we're welcoming youth ages 7 and older at our fitness centers and in some group fitness classes (see class schedules for availability). Note: Youth ages 7 to 12 must complete a family fitness orientation.
- New teen fitness classes! Join us for our fitness classes catered to teens ages 11-17 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15am!
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
Be sure to check our group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!
NEW FITNESS CLASSES TO TRY
- Aqua Fit — Mondays at 11:00am
- Instruction Dance — Wednesdays at 9:15am
- Zumba — Thursdays at 5:00pm beginning February 2
HEALTH AND WELLNESS ORIENTATION
Meet with a wellness coach to get acquainted with equipment and classes, ask questions and chart a path to reach your goals. Schedule your 30-minute orientation at the Welcome Center! Learn more.
Y’s Active Adults (50+)
- Everyone is invited to join our bridge club! Starting December 7, bridge club will be on Wednesdays from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.
FREE BALANCE ASSESSMENTS
Sign up at the Welcome Center for a 5-minute balance assessment with the Family Health Centers. A physical therapist will be on hand to explain your results and share recommendations for exercise or referrals to specialized care. Balance is important to your well-being! Here's why:
- Balance is key to maintaining or improving your independence with activities, allowing you to rely less on others to complete your daily tasks.
- Balance improves your ability to move with confidence.
- Improving balance can decrease your risk of falling and injury.
- Good balance brings confidence to exercise more, which can decrease your overall stress and improve your overall mood!
FITNESS CLASSES TO TRY
Thanks to our versatile, excellent instructors, most moves in our group fitness classes can be modified to suit any fitness level. If you're new to our group fitness classes, start here:
- Forever Fit
- Gentle Yoga
- Exercise Lite
Activities For Kids And Families
FEBRUARY SWIM LESSONS
Sign up for group or private swim lessons in February! Register today.
Fall season has started! Come out and play at nearby McGrath Family YMCA this fall!
New monthly peewee lessons are happening! Sign up today!
Youth soccer and basketball leagues are now running. Register now for a league or lesson! Join in on the benefit of our great partnership with San Diego Loyal SC.
We still need parent volunteers for youth soccer coaching!
If you can help or have any questions about our fall season, contact Tyler Rutter at [email protected]
SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS
When school is out, fun is in at the Y! Register for camp today.
Swim time is a great way to keep your family active while having fun and practicing swimming skills at the same time. Come by on Saturdays anytime between 8:00am-12:00pm for family swim time in the competition pool.
Did you know you could help save up to three lives by giving blood? The YMCA of San Diego County has partnered with the American Red Cross to host blood drives across the county this year. Help address a critical need for blood donations in our community! View locations and dates.
Community Support Services
Connecting You To Care
We've streamlined the child care search process with our enhanced referral system to help parents make the best decision for their families. Learn more!
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