Boot Camp is coming
The YWCA is pleased to announce an eight week Boot Camp Fitness Program to be offered beginning Saturday, Oct. 13. The class, held in the YWCA gym, will be led by Jillann Lindstrom and run through Saturday, Dec. 15. Classes begin at 9:15 a.m., and require pre-registration and payment. In addition to the Boot Camp, Lindstrom is offering a Saturday morning Power Yoga Class beginning at 8 a.m. Each class runs for an hour, and Lindstrom indicates these are not beginner classes. Each participant should have a moderate fitness level. More details and registration information is available by contacting the instructor at Moorefit2@gmail.com.
The YWCA Westfield will be participating in the Saturday, Sept. 29 Health Fair at St. Peter's Church. Information on childcare services, the fitness center, the YWCA facilities and other support and programs available through the agency will be provided.
Arts and Crafts update
The 2012 show was a success and planning has already begun for the July 26 and 27, 2013 show.
"We anticipate the show will continue to offer the area a great selection of high quality, hand crafted items, as well as great food and entertainment," agency director Katie Smith said. "Please make sure you have the weekend marked on your schedule and call us if you are interested in volunteering, have questions, concerns or ideas you'd like to share."
Breast cancer support
The YWCA Westfield is expanding its support of the local efforts to raise awareness by putting together a team to participate in the Oct. 14 walk - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. This walk is set for Sunday morning on the Jamestown Community College campus in Jamestown. YWCA Staff, family members and others will join in the effort to raise awareness and funds for local breast cancer initiatives. Anyone interested in joining the team as a walker, providing financial support through a contribution or learning more about the event is encouraged to log onto the websites www.acsevents.org or www.makingstridesagainstbreastcancer.org. The Westfield team is called the YWCA Women and Katie Smith is listed as team captain.
YWCA fitness members are invited to stop by the main office of the YWCA to renew their membership or add visits to their account.
"Agency policy states visits remain valid as long as a membership is current," administrative assistant Michelle Sunday-Warner said. "We do track membership renewal dates and visits and make efforts to notify members. It's not our intent to lock anyone out of the facility, but we need our members to do their part - keeping memberships current and adding visits to their accounts."
Membership rates remain at $20 for adults and $12 for seniors. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and inquiries are welcome by phone at 326-2011.
Zumba classes continue to be offered at the YWCA Westfield each Wednesday night, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The classes are led by certified instructor Holly Spoon. There is a $5 fee for each class, payable at the door. No registration is required, and walk-ins are welcome.
Class instructors needed
Instructors are needed at the YWCA to offer several requested classes
"Our tumbling classes were very well received and there have been many calls requesting them again, " reported administrative assistant Michelle Sunday-Warner. "We're looking for someone to teach beginning tumbling for students from 3 years old through age 8. The hours and days are flexible."
Other classes will be offered during the fall and winter months, depending on instructor availability and interest levels. Individuals interested in teaching a class, those with suggestions on classes or those who would like to be on a call list for classes are encouraged to call the YWCA at 326-2011 for more details.
About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. Since 1904, the YWCA Westfield has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. worldwide. YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.
Locally the YWCA Westfield is a provider of childcare services, before and after school care and an advocate for women's rights. The agency is a member of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the Northeastern Region of YWCA and the national YWCA organization. The local association can be reached by calling 326-2011, visiting www.ywcawestfield.org or on Facebook.