Providing opportunties for families to exercise, workout and have fun together...that is how we help our kids learn healthy habits, engage with kids of all ages and start to overcome the epididemic of childhood obesity.  The Y is about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  When families participate at the Y in programs designed for them...the youth in our community have a brighter future.

Everyone entering the Rochester Area Family YMCA facility must present a photo ID, or have a photo on file at the Welcome Center.

Class cancellations and facility closures will be shared through the Y’s mobile app. Please download the app and allow notifications for programs, general information, and schedules. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment you will be notified prior to the start of the class and a refund for class fees will be issued.

These classes open for registration on Monday, August 7th at 8:00am.  Registration can be done through the "register" links below or in person at the Welcome Center.

Pre-Ballet

An introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts and fundamentals.  Floor routines will be offered and fun, creative movements will be encouraged.  This class is for 5 - 7 year olds and will be held in Small Group Studio on the 2nd floor.  Leotard and shoes are required.

  • Thursdays, 11:30am - 12:00pm
  • September 7th - October 26th
  • Meets in Mall Group Studio on the 2nd floor
  • Y Members: $20
  • Community Members: $25
  • Registration closes September 5th

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Kids Yoga

Through yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation/relaxation exercises we can guide youth to a deeper connection with their own bodies.  Youth learn physical skills such as strength, balance and flexibility as well as concepts such as cooperation, compassion and gratitude all while having a blast.  Meets in MPR on the 2nd floor.

  • Wednesday, 4:10pm - 4:30pm
  • September 6th - October 25th
  • Meets in MPR on the 2nd floor
  • Y Members: 15
  • Community Members: $30
  • Registration closes September 1st

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FAMILY PLAYGROUND

Playing, moving and leading by example is the perfect way for a parent or guardian to show a child the importance of exercise...and this class provides that for you!  Obstacle courses, rebounding, jump rope, resistance skills are a variety of the ways we play and have fun while working out.  An adult is required to accompany children during this class.

  • Tuesdays, 4:15pm - 4:40pm
  • September 5th - October 24th
  • Meets in MPR on the 2nd floor
  • Y Members: $5
  • Community Members: $10
  • Registration closes September 1st

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FAMILY Kung Fu

This fun, family friendly workout consists of flexibility exercises, calisthenics, and single person and partner drills all designed to strengthen and aerobically condition the body, combined with breathing exercises, philosophy, body mechanics and meditation from the Chinese martial arts.  Cost includes classes for the entire family.

  • Sunday, 2 - 3pm
  • September 10th - October 29th
  • Meets in Small Group Studio on the 2nd floor
  • Y Members: $60
  • Community Members: $120
  • Registration closes September 8th

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Karate - Youth (ages 5 - 12)

RyuTe® Karate classes are held on Saturday mornings for boys and girls age 5-12. Karate originated in Okinawa over 500 years ago. Classes are taught by experienced Black-belt instructors. Karate-themed games are used to reinforce the lessons. Karate training in a noncompetitive atmosphere is a great way to build strength, balance, coordination, and to develop self-confidence. In addition to Karates traditional punching, blocking, and kicking skills we also teach Okinawan culture, practical self-defense and how to deal with bullies.

  • Saturdays, 9 - 10am
  • September 9th - December 16th (no class 10/14 or 11/25)
  • Meets in Balfour Hall
  • Y Members: $60
  • Community Members: $80
  • Registration closes September 7th

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Karate - Adult & Teens (ages 13+)

RyuTe® Karate classes are offered to adults and teens on Saturday mornings. Our instructors teach a classical style of Karate developed on the island of Okinawa, the birthplace of all forms of true Karate. Ryute® developed Master Seiyu Oyata emphasizes effective self-defense by using flowing, empty hand techniques to control an opponent. In addition to Karate?s traditional punching, blocking, and kicking skills, RyuTe® includes escapes, joint-locking and striking techniques. Mr. Oyata's techniques can be practiced by all ages, abilities, and body types, in a noncompetitive atmosphere. For more information on this style, visit www.ryute.com.

  • Saturdays, 10am - 11:30am
  • September 9th - December 16th (no class 10/14 or 11/25)
  • Meets in Balfour
  • Y Members: $60
  • Community Members: $80
  • Registration closes September 7th

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Conqueror's Boxing

Geared towards empowering youth and young adults in the Rochetser community.  This program is more than just boxing and provides specific training related to faith, family, fitness and future.

  • For more information, visit the Conqueror's Boxing website.

Conqueror's Boxing website