Events

Weight Loss Program 01/22/2018

REACH YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AND WELLNESS GOALS WITH US We are excited to share a new program to help you shed unwanted pounds. The YMCA’s 12-week Weight Loss Program has been developed to assist those seeking a healthier weight to develop behaviors that support their weight loss goals. Program Overview 12 weeks / 1 session a week Must be 18 years or older Provides tools, knowledge and group support to help you develop a nutrition and exercise plan that works for you “What I liked about this program is that it’s not a fad and it’s not a gimmick. It’s a holistic approach to making changes to your lifestyle habits.” Arielle “I enjoyed this program and it helped me a lot. It’s a program that gives you a lot of knowledge and tools to help you lose weight.” Melvin Classes begin the week of January 22 at the following locations: Barco-Newton Thursdays 6:00pm Brooks Mondays 12:30pm Dye…

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Lifestyle Cooking Series presented by AETNA 02/08/2018

AETNA is partnering with Publix Aprons Cooking School and Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant to present an educational series on healthy cooking. Within the one hour session, chefs will demonstrate delicious recipes that incorporate healthy food options that accommodate every lifestyle. Each month, join us for a new topic that will help improve your eating habits or build on existing healthy habits. For the latest topics, follow us on our Age 50 and Better Facebook page. This event is FREE to the community and samples will be provided. RSVP at the Welcome Center. The cooking series will take place at the following Y locations: Baptist North, 11250 Baptist Health Dr. January 31, February 28, March 28 Barco-Newton, 2075 Town Center Blvd. February 15, March 8 St. Augustine, 500 Pope Rd. February 8, March 15 Williams, 10415 San Jose Blvd. February 12, March 12 For more information, please call Claire Watson-Irving at 904.265.1770 or email cwatson-irving@firstcoastymca.org.

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Mardi Gras 5K 02/24/2018

Join us for the newest BEACH 5K in the country’s oldest city – the YMCA’s 3rd Annual Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run on February 24 at Anastasia State Park! Every participant will receive a Dri-fit race T-shirt! Shirts are guaranteed if registered before February 1, 2018. Bring your race bib to Salt Life’s Upper Deck starting at 11:00 am for a free beer or soft drink (race day only). FEBRUARY 24 Anastasia State Park RACE FEES: 5K – $25 / After Feb 9 – $30 / After Feb 22 – $35 / Race Day – $40 REGISTER ONLINE Parking will be first come first served at the State Park located at 1340 A1A, St. Augustine, FL 32080. Parking is limited. Participants are encouraged to carpool if possible. Race timing is provided by Racesmith Benefiting the Community Each year, the St. Augustine YMCA awards to individuals and families of our community over $100,000 in membership…

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The Eighth Annual Y-BASH 02/27/2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 5:45pm Reception // 6:30 Program UNF FINE ARTS CENTER The Lazzara Performance Hall 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224 EVENT INFO Admission Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. VIP sponsorships are also available. Parking The following lots are reserved for Y-BASH guests: • UNF Fine Arts Lots 1 and 2 • UNF Fine Arts Garage (44 and 44A) Click here to view a parking map. Childcare Free childcare is available on site at the UNF Fine Arts Center for your convenience while you enjoy the Bash. Reservation is required. Please call (904) 265-1778 to reserve your child’s spot or register online. RSVP ONLINE RSVP by Tuesday, February 20. For your convenience, you may do so by phone at (904) 265-1778 or online. REGISTER ONLINE OUR CAUSE It simply would not be possible without YOU. Every day, our military men and…

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Johnson YMCA Celebrate Life 5K 03/03/2018

The Johnson Family YMCA‘s 13th Annual Celebrate Life 5K brings the community together for a day of fellowship, fun and the opportunity to get fit together. You can run or walk. This is the only 5K on the Northside of Jacksonville that directly benefits the community it serves! Register online below or at the Johnson Y. Saturday, March 3, 2018 Warm-up @ 7:45am 5K Begins @ 8:00am Location Johnson Family YMCA  5700 Cleveland Road Jacksonville, FL 32209 Registration Adults (18-54) $30 Seniors (55+) $20 Group (8 minimum) $25 / person Teens (13-17) $8 Children (1-12) $5 Contact Erica Murray (904)765-3589 Share on Facebook First Coast YMCA 5K Series Do you have what it takes to complete all 8 YMCA races on the First Coast? We’re inviting everyone, and all ages, to participate in the YMCA’s 5K Race Series! All participants in the Series will receive an exclusive Series medal and tech shirt. Registration Members: $175…

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#TreadmillTuesday Challenge 03/27/2018

The First Coast YMCA and the Tampa YMCA will go head to head again on March 27 in a #TreadmillTuesday Tiebreaker. Jacksonville and Tampa are 1-1 in this friendly competition that inspires community members to become more physically active and adopt healthier lifestyles. The community that completes the most treadmill miles in 12 hours wins!  Participation in this year’s event also supports Safety Around Water, the Y’s drowning prevention program for at-risk children on the First Coast. Visit the Welcome Center at your YMCA for more details. This is a FREE event that’s open to the entire community! KidZone is available for non-members during Treadmill Tuesday. How to Participate at the Y Visit your neighborhood YMCA on March 27 between 6:30am-6:30pm (non-members need to bring a photo ID) Run/Walk/Jog on the treadmill for 30 minutes Record your distance with a representative on the wellness floor Distances will be totaled by branch and then combined for each…

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Fiesta at Sea 10/29/2018

Join Y members from Florida’s First Coast for a 6 day/5 night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas. Your cruise experience includes: Cabin accommodations (double occupancy) including taxes and gratuity All onboard meals Onboard entertainment Roundtrip charter bus transportation to Port Tampa Bay* Pre-Cruise Prep Party Y T-shirt ITINERARY                                  Departure           Arrival October 29, Tampa, FL                   4 PM October 30, Key West, FL               11 AM                   5 PM October 31, Cruising November 1, Cozumel, Mexico        8 AM                  6 PM November 2, Cruising November 3, Tampa, FL                                           7 AM Cost: $650 per Member or $750 per Non-Member Breakdown of Cost: Y Member:  $650 (includes $100 towards Round-trip Ground Transportation, Y-Pre Cruise Party, T-Shirt and onboard Cabin Crawl) Non-Y Member:  $750 (includes $200 towards Round-trip Ground Transportation, Y Pre-Cruise Party, T-Shirt and onboard Cabin Crawl)   Pay for Your Ground Transportation RESERVE YOUR CABIN Deposit due: $100 due February 14 (payable to AAA…

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