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Now is the time to start teaching your child the fundamentals of soccer.  Our soccer program seeks to lay a foundation for parents to spend quality time with their children while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports, watch them have fun, learn new skills and meet new friends.  Sports provide an opportunity to teach values like caring, honest, respect and responsibility.  YMCA Youth Sports help young people by emphasizing skill development.

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Holy Yoga is back due to popular demand on Sundays from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Hickory Branch beginning February 7. As a highly skilled and certified Holy Yoga instructor,  Andrea will provide a world-class yoga experience that is 100% focused on connecting to Christ. Our Holy Yoga classes include prayer, Scripture and primarily contemporary Christian music.

For a complete list of group exercise classes including Yoga Click Here

You might ask what are the benefits of yoga? Dr. Timothy McCall noted the 38 benefits of yoga in his article in Yoga Journal.

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Here’s your chance to try one of our fitness samplers with great instructors on Saturday, January 30th. You have a chance to win great prizes and BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!  So if you are new to fitness, a weekend warrior or a fitness buff join us at the YMCA!

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Celebrate your own confident and capable daughter by bringing her to princess date night on February 6th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Fathers, uncles and grandfathers escort your favorite daughter, niece and granddaughter to the annual Princess Date Night. You and your special date will enjoy a very special and memorable evening together. A disc jockey will be spinning some sounds for your dancing enjoyment.  Steak and chicken dinner with fun activities will be available.  A photographer will be on hand to capture the moment and provide a keepsake to take home. Come dressed in semi-formal attire – recommended coat and tie for dad and dresses for daughters.

Ages: Any age

When: Saturday, February 9 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: C.O. Miller Teen Center


Early Registration: Member: $60 Couple/Program Member $75 Couple

Late Registration (January 30 – February 3) Member $75 Couple/ Program Member $90 Couple

$15 each additional child. Select Steak or Chicken.

Contact Nancy Mitchell at [email protected] or 324-2858

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Every year millions of Americans are diagnosed with cancer.  Cancer can effect anyone no matter your age, race, or fitness level.  It is hard to find someone whose life has not been effected by cancer.  You may not realize this but cancer is the leading cause of death in Catawba County.  

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Join the YMCA of Catawba Valley for our Fitness Extravaganza Open House! Open to everyone in the community, enjoy great events and win great prizes at your favorite location!

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The Valley Connection YMCA is excited to announce our January 23, 2016 Valley Y Open House. We encourage all of our members to come and bring a guest for FREE. There will be activities, a light breakfast served, give-away’s and so much more. Be sure to mark your calendar, so you don’t miss out on the fitness fun a the Valley Y Open House.

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say-goodbye-to-2015Each year, millions of Americans turn the calendar to the New Year and make resolutions. But without breaking these goals down into smaller milestones, it can be easy to lose momentum. In fact, a 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions throughout the year. Many (71 percent) tried, but stated that they fell short of their goals, while 40 percent confessed they gave up within the first few months, even weeks, of the New Year!

This year, the YMCA of Catawba Valley is encouraging community members to give their New Year’s resolutions a boost by creating smaller, more manageable goals that can lead to success of a larger one.

“Losing weight is too broad a goal,” explained Bob Conklin, President/CEO of the YMCA of Catawba Valley. “Reframe your big resolution into something achievable. For example, instead of making a resolution to ‘lose weight,’ resolve to incorporate fruits and vegetables into at least two meals a day.”

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Our Adult Basketball League is designed to be an aid and tool in the development and growth of the participants. The YMCA is not a building, athletics field or just a gym; it is an association of people who use YMCA basketball to foster physical mental and spiritual growth. The attainment of exceptional athletic skills and the winning of games, though important, are secondary – the molding of men and women is the goal.

Ages The Adult Basketball League is for men and women who are at least 18 years old on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016.
When Registration is from November 30, 2015 until January 31, 2016. Games will be played on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Games are tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday, February 14th, 2016 and end Sunday, March 27th.
Where Games will be played at the Shuford YMCA (Conover, NC) and the Hickory Foundation YMCA (Hickory, NC).

Registration Fee $350 per team and includes team shirts, certified referees, 8-game regular season and single elimination tournament and t-shirts going to the tournament champions.
$45 Individual registration is available. Please call for more information.

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It is that time of year once again, when everyone is excited to make a new year’s resolution.  Each year many people make the same resolution as the year before because they did not keep the resolution from the previous year.  In fact, only 8% of people ever actually keep their resolution and by the second week in February 80% of people have already given on their resolution.  This year make a resolution you can stick with and let the Y help.  2016 is the year to make new year new you a priority.

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