Closed January 17

All YMCA of San Diego County branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our January deal ($0 join fee + January free) is valid online using My Y Code JOIN22.

What's New At Rancho Family YMCA


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Facility News and Updates

We continue to reopen our facilities and programming! View the YMCA of San Diego County's safe operating policies and guidelines here!

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

At the Y, we’re dedicated to helping you live better. We’ve invited local community partners to join us in the upcoming weeks to provide resources and activities that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. View the full schedule of events!

OPEN HEARTS, OPEN DOORS SWIM MEET

Calling all swimmers! Dive in and join us for our Open Hearts, Open Doors Swim Meet on February 20, 1:00-4:00pm. Open to all members and the community, this swim meet is hosted by the Rancho Family YMCA Swim Team and helps raise money for our Annual Campaign to ensure that everyone has access to our vital programs and resources. Help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 — equal to a full year of swim team for 10 swimmers! To register, contact Aaron Smith, [email protected]. View the event flyer to learn more.

OUTDOOR FITNESS AREA

Our outdoor fitness area is open! Members can take advantage of a variety of strength training equipment while enjoying the San Diego sunshine. Ask a Wellness Coach for a tour or tips on using the space.

NEW: CHILD WATCH

A new Child Watch option is now available! Those with family memberships can opt to add Child Watch to their accounts and will have unlimited use of the service for a $20 monthly fee. While you exercise or relax at the Y, children ages 2 to 9 years old can play under the supervision of trained YMCA staff. Learn more.

NEW: TUTORING

The YMCA has partnered with Sylvan Learning Center to hold on-site tutoring at Rancho Family YMCA. For more information, write to [email protected].


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Health and Wellness

LES MILLS LAUNCH PARTY

Join us on Saturday, January 15 for our 10:15am BODYPUMP class with new choreography! After class we'll be holding opportunity drawings and enjoying delicious (and nutritious!) snacks.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FITNESS

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.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

We're expanding our schedule of classes! Check the group fitness class schedule to see all of your options — all included with membership! New in January:

  • Cardio Sculpt: 9:15am, Wednesdays

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.


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Activities for Kids and Families

ADVENTURE GUIDES IS BACK!

Adventure Guides offers a unique experience for parents and their children to enjoy a mix of group activities and outdoor adventures while creating close and enduring relationships. Learn more.

LITTLE NINJAS

Little Ninja classes for ages 3 to 5 at the gymnastics center at Canyonside Recreation Center. The class is a perfect introduction to our parkour classes. Learn more and sign up.

ADULT KARATE

Adult karate classes meet Mondays at 6:00pm. Email Pat Resnick at [email protected] to register. Learn more about the program and our fantastic instructor Andy Prouty.

SWIM LESSONS

Group and private swim lessons are available for all ages! View our swim lesson section for more information. 

DIVERSE ABILITY SWIM PROGRAM

We still have space available in our diverse ability swim program. This program includes eight free swim lessons for those with diverse physical and/or cognitive abilities. Contact Richard Padilla at [email protected] for more information.

SWIM TEAM

Our YMCA swim team programs offer a fun and challenging environment for youth swimmers who can already demonstrate basic skills and are ready to take those skills to the next level! Being on the swim team is a great way to meet new friends, work out and have fun - all at the same time. Our Novice swim team is underway and meets twice a week, with the option of Mon/Wed or Tu/Th at 6:00pm. Tryouts are held every third Friday of the month at 3:30pm. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact the swim team coach, Aaron Smith, at [email protected]Learn more about Y swim teams.

FAMILY CAMPING WEEKENDS

Your family can have a weekend getaway at our beautiful YMCA Camp Marston in Julian. Registration is open now for the following weekends: January 14-16View all weekends and details.

GYMNASTICS

Jump into fun with gymnastics! Toddlers and teens can grow strong, get confident and find balance in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Learn more.

GYMNASTICS PARTIES

Bounce, swing and jump at our gymnastics party. Enjoy the gym with our gymnastics coaches leading safe activities then celebrate with presents and food in a separate party space! Learn more and book your party today.

PLAN YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURE

Registration for summer 2022 overnight camp at Camp Marston, Raintree Ranch and Camp Surf are now open! View all overnight camps


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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 and start here:

  • Deep Water Aqua 
  • Aqua Interval 
  • Aqua Arthritis 
  • Exercise Lite 
  • Zumba Gold

KEEP IN TOUCH

CONNECT ON SOCIAL

Find us on social media: Rancho Family YMCA on Facebook and Instagram.

COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES

Visit our subscription center to opt in for text-message alerts to ensure you receive updates that may affect your visit to the Y.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (858) 484-8788 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!


INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: ANDY PROUTY

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We're proud introduce you to Andy Prouty, who has shared his expertise at Rancho Family YMCA for 15 years. Andy's lifelong passion for karate began in 1989 while he was a UC San Diego freshman looking to learn practical self-defense skills, build fitness and take a break from studying.

Over the years, he has expanded his knowledge, studying Shito-Ryu karate, a popular Japanese/Okinawan style which is recognized by the Olympic committee, and traveling to seminars and workshops throughout the US and Canada. He won the National Team Kata competition in 2000 and 2001.

Eventually, Andy landed at Rancho Family Y, where he began teaching Cardio Karate as a fitness class, sports classes and self-defense workshops. We're thrilled to be expanding the martial arts programming now, with a teen/adult class and, coming soon, a weekend family class.