The mission of the Marietta Family YMCA is to promote and inspire life-long development for children, adults and families through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The vision of your local YMCA embodies both the rich history of the local YMCA and the core values of the YMCA of America focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
As the Marietta Family YMCA prepares for its 110th birthday in 2012, evidence of their mission and values can be seen in the wide variety of programs offered to the community. From childcare to sports programs and the fitness center, your local YMCA addresses the need of the community and offers opportunities for healthy participation.
Children are a precious and valuable part of our families and community and Marietta Family YMCA programs are designed to provide a safe and secure place for children, ages two and half to eleven, to grow and develop. Children enjoy swimming, field trips, healthy snacks, and are part of an exciting learning environment.
Our YMCA also provides qualified and loving staff to care for member's children ages 6 months to 8 years while they use the facility. Parents can enjoy a workout or program at the YMCA and know that their child is having fun in a safe and healthy environment.
Guided Discovery is a part-time preschool program for children 3-5 years old, focusing on enhancement of kindergarten readiness skills. Children participate in field trips, healthy snacks, swimming and age-appropriate activities.
The Marietta Family YMCA is proud to offer quality child care before and after school, to the youth in our community in kindergarten through 5th grade at Harmar, Washington and Phillips Elementary Schools. All Kids Company sites are licensed through the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services and participate in the Step Up to Quality Program. Washington and Phillips sites were awarded Star One and Harmar School is the only site in Washington County awarded Star Two. Our programs provide a safe and enriching environment for children to spend time before and/or after school.
There are eight key concepts that define the YMCA Youth Super Sports Philosophy.
1. Participation - Everyone plays!
2. Fun - We play sports to have fun!
3. Fitness - Regular exercise is important for life!
4. Skills - We emphasize the fundamentals!
5. Teamwork - We focus on cooperation, not competition!
6. Fair Play - Fair play involves respect!
7. Family involvement - Y Youth Super Sports is a family program!
8. Volunteers - Volunteers are key to our success!
Teen Strength Training is offered to students aged 11 through 14. Students learn cardiovascular, weight, and strength training techniques in this fundamental class designed for teens. Class includes instruction in Nautilus, free weights, and aerobic equipment.
Our YMCA Fitness Center features 18 Nautilus machines, Treadmills, Stairmasters, Star Trac & Cybex Bicycles, Lifecycles, rowing machines, elliptical fitness cross trainers, Nautilus Tread Climber, Precor Stretch Trainer, free-weights, benches, and a full range of medicine balls.
Our Weight Training Center features a selection of dumbbells, barbells, benches, cable crossover, Smith and leg press machines. To ensure member safety, orientation appointments to basic free weight exercises are available.
The gravity training System and Y-Xpress systems each allow 30 minute work outs in a controlled environment focusing on efficient and effective work out techniques.
The Marietta Family YMCA has an experienced, certified, Aquatic Team responsible for bringing you some of the best in fun, fitness, and safety programs for all levels of swimmers. Swim lessons, open swim and the Marlin's swim team are all aquatics options.
Active Older Adults class allows members to swing to "Big Band" or "Bee Bop" to the oldies in this group exercise class especially designed for the Active Older Adult. Class includes aerobics, step aerobics, light weights, exercise bands, and body ball. Improve your strength, flexibility and stamina with this well rounded fitness class.
Silver Sneakers classes are ideal for Medicare-eligible members and are designed to benefit you regardless of your fitness level. With these classes you can increase your strength and flexibility and start to feel good.
This overview of Y programs and services is but a small portion of what the Marietta Family YMCA has to offer. In the coming months, I hope to share with you more about your local YMCA and offer tips to help our community become stronger and healthier.
Marietta Family YMCA