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Did you know the Downtown YMCA offers close to 50 classes per week, all of which are free for members? Ranging from Yoga, Pilates and Barre, to TRX, YCross, Body Pump and GRIT, we have something for everyone!
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Are you looking for a way to jump start your healthy living routine? Or perhaps you need a coach for mental, physical or moral support? Looking to take your fitness endurance to the next level?
GREAT! We hoped you'd say yes!
Our certified Personal Trainers, and capable Health Coaches, are ready and available to help you with any of your fitness and healthy living needs.
For more information on Healthy Living Programming, please contact Mike Montenegro.
The Downtown YMCA offers both Private and Semi-Private swim lessons. Our instructors will tailor swim instruction around the participants individual needs. Whether you are a new swimmer looking to develop a valuable life skill, or you are an experienced swimmer training for a competative race or triathlon, the Y has something for you!
For more informaiton or to scheudle your swim lesson, contact Aquatics Director, Elliott Kasprzak.
5:30pm - Bodyattack 96
6:35pm - Bodypump 101
12:15pm - Bodyflow 76
5:30pm - Bodycombat 71
5:30pm - RPM 74
5:30pm - Bodystep 107
6:30pm - Bodyjam 80
This April 2017 launch week is very special as we are also wrapping up our annual campaign! With each donation of $100 or more, members are entered for a chance to win a one hour massage. With gifts of $99 or less, members are entered for a chance to win a half-hour massage. Simply fill out the pledge forms that will be available in each class at the Downtown Y next week for your chance to win, and to be a superhero!
Personal Training is an exciting fitness service offered by the YMCA of Greater Birmingham- Downtown Branch. Our programs are created to meet your specific health and fitness needs, while reaching your exercise goals. All YMCA Personal Trainers are nationally certified and qualified to train clients at any fitness level. Anyone can benefit from the support, motivation, and expertise of a personal trainer at the YMCA.
Check out the information below and improve your mind, body, and spirit with the Personal Training package that is right for you today!
$29 | 1-9 sessions (per session)
$270 | 10 sessions
$382 | 15 sessions
$46 | 1-9 sessions (per session)
$433 | 10 sessions
$611 | 15 sessions
BUDDY TRAINING COMBINES THE BENEFITS OF PROVIDING A WORKOUT PARTNER WHO HAS THE SAME GOALS AND/OR TRAINING EXPERIENCE, WITH THE EXPERTISE AND PROGRAM DESIGN OF A CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER. THESE SESSIONS ARE OFFERED AT A REDUCED PER-PERSON RATE, AND AT YOUR REQUEST WE CAN MATCH YOU WITH A COMPATIBLE CLIENT WITH WHOM TO SHARE YOUR SESSION TIME.
$60 | 1-9 sessions (per session)
$565 | 10 sessions
$810 | 15 sessions
HIIT - Tues/Thurs at 11:30am with Brett
Functionally Fit - Monday/Friday at 6am with Ray
New Classes available upon request
My name is Ray Davenport, Healthy Living Director at the Downtown YMCA. I developed my love for fitness while studying Exercise Science at Auburn University where I obtained my B.S. in 2008. I have been educating clients in the YMCA (Chattanooga, Nashville, Birmingham) for over 6 years as an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. As a high-level ultimate frisbee player, my training style is centered on correcting imbalances and improving stability and mobility through functional training. The key to living well is moving well and everyone can improve the way they move!
My name is Mike Montenegro and I am the Membership Director at the DT YMCA Branch. I'm also a part-time Personal Trainer. My love for fitness started as a 10 year-old child, after going to the library and checking out my first Arnold Schwarzenegger book. At the time, my parents couldn't afford to buy any weightlifting equipment, so I did a lot of body weight exercises, (push-ups, pull-ups, and dips), and I continue to use them with my clients, today. I am Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) as well as Fitness Nutrion Specialist (FNS) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I'm also a certified Level I Coach for USAW (United States of America Weightlifting). My specialty is functional training, and I teach and develop functional strength, that is specific in our day to day activities.
My name is Brett Andrews, and I am a personal trainer at the DT YMCA. My passion for fitness began in November 2010, when a near stroke led me to evaluate my lifestyle choices. Over the next three years, I shifted my whole lifestyle to lose 100 lbs, lower my blood pressure, and pack on lean muscle by focusing on diet first, then exercise. This experience helped me to develop my “Baby Steps” approach to training—baby steps of progress can lead to massive results over time. I am a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Group Personal Training Specialist (GPTS) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. My specialties lie in weight loss, injury rehabilitation, and weight training for women over 35.
Hello my name is Chris Layton, Personal Trainer and Group X instructor. In my early adult years I was very active and as time went on my activity slowed and I gain weight every year, until I reached a massive 355lbs. Through the struggles of being morbidly obese and all the heath issues that go along with it. I worked way back to good health and lost 165bls. I truly understand what it's like to struggle with being unhealthy and getting strong and fit again. As a 50 year old I know what it takes for us that have older bodies to get in shape. That's my passion and mission, to take the journey with you. We all have a story and through determination and some healthy fun, we can all have a happy ending to our story.
My name is Susan Putnam and I am a personal trainer here at the downtown Y. I have loved exercise most of my life and started as a runner many years ago. You should see all my Peachtree Road Race t-shirts! My professional life started as a Medical Technologists working at different hospitals in Atlanta, GA. About 35 years ago I started exercising at local gyms and met a trainer who convinced me to begin my personal training career. I was first certified by ISSA and then ISSA Senior Fitness. When I retired from the medical profession 11 years ago, I moved to Birmingham and started training more full time. I then became certified by ACE and am now working on ACE's Senior Fitness program. I am a senior and enjoy working with others who are in my age bracket. I also have fun teaching Silver Sneakers at the downtown Y.
My name is Chris McBride, and I am an ACE certified personal trainer at the downtown YMCA. I developed my love for fitness in 2002 when I began playing ultimate frisbee. After years of prioritizing cardiovascular conditioning and endurance and battling numerous sports-related injuries, I discovered the value of movement quality and strength training. I specialize in barbell training, teaching proper movement patterns and building strength for daily life.
Licensed massage therapist, Jennifer Zimmerman has over 13 years experience in the art of massage. Jennifer can do everything from sports massage to cranial sacral therapy. Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Helps with Muscle Spasms and Cramps
Athletic Preparation and Recovery
Relax overused Muscles
Helps relieve tension and stress
1 Hour: $65 for Members | $75 for Non-Memers
30 Minutes: $40 for Members | $45 for Non-Members
We have one heated, 75' long indoor pool that is open year-round!! We have 6 lanes of sparkly- clear water, divided by brand new red lane ropes, that is open to lap swimmers as well as water aerobics, deep water joggers, and free swimmers! Check out our Downtown Pool schedule
Private Swim Lessons (Ages 2+)
Semi-Private Swim Lessons (Ages 2+)
Group Swim Lessons (Ages 3-13)
CPR/First Aid/AED Certification
Deep Water Jogging
Member Open Swim Time
Want to learn how to swim or want to work on your technique in a One-on-One session?
Private Swim Lessons is just what you are looking for. You will receive 6 / 30 minute sessions with a certified swim lesson instructor. The classes will be scheduled at your convenience.
Please fill out the registration form and return it with your payment to the front desk or you can register on line. The Aquatics Department will contact you to confirm start time and date. It takes approximately 7-10 days to begin lessons once registered.
When registering, please indicate the days/times you are available for lessons, so we can better pair you with an instructor. Once registered you will be paired with an instructor (based off the availability you left with us and the instructor who has the best matching availability). The instructor will contact you to finalize your lesson times/days.
*Please note that all no show lessons will be charged for that lesson.
Private Lesson fee: YMCA Members $100 Non-Members $145
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These lessons are ideal for 2 to 3 swimmers who swim at the same level. You will need to register with the other swimmer in your group. We do not provide partners, you must have partner prior to registering. The Aquatics Department will contact you to confirm start time and date, once all parties in lesson are registered.
Semi Private Lesson fees: YMCA- Members $75 Non- Members $113 (this is the per child fee)
PRIVATE OR SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS YOU WILL RECEIVE 6 THIRTY MINUTE LESSONS THAT CAN BE TAKEN OVER A 2 TO 8 WEEK PERIOD. IN SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS YOU WILL SHARE YOUR INSTRUCTOR WITH THE OTHER PARTICIPATE THAT YOU REGISTERED WITH. BOTH PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED IN ORDER TO BE CONTACTED BY THE INSTRUCTOR. ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED YOU WILL BE PAIRED WITH AN INSTRUCTOR (BASED OFF THE AVAILABILITY YOU LEFT WITH US AND THE INSTRUCTOR WHO HAS THE BEST MATCHING AVAILABILITY). THE INSTRUCTOR WILL CONTACT YOU TO FINALIZE YOUR LESSON TIMES/DAYS. THIS PROCESS TAKES APPROXIMATELY 3-7 BUSINESS DAYS.
FOR MORE AQUATICS INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT ekasprzak@YMCABHAM.ORG
Being a lifeguard can be a very challenging and rewarding job. This class will certify participants in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid as well as AED.
Participants must attend all classes as well as pass a final written and water test.
Class Prerequisites - All participants must be 15 years old or older before the final exam, be able to swim 300 yards continuously (using freestyle and breast stroke), recover a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool and tread water with no hands for 2 minutes.
Must have 4 participants in a class in order to hold class. If the class does not have enough participants notification will be made the Monday prior to class beginning. You will have the option of a full refund or a transfer into another class.
Full Class: $220.00 ($70.00 due at registration) The $70 is a non-refundable fee (refunds will only be made if the YMCA cancels class).
Re-Certification Class $100 (must show non-expired certification).
Feb 01-Feb 04 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
Feb 15-Feb 18 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
Mar 8-Mar 11 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm) Mar 29-Apr01 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
Mar 27-Mar 29 M-W 9-5
Apr 12-Apr 15 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
Apr 19-Apr 21 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
Apr 26-Apr 29 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
May 10-May 13 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
May 24-May 27 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
May 31-June 03 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
June 07-June 10 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
June 14-June 17 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
June 21-June 24 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
The American Red Cross Community CPR / AED / 1st Aid course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will hold an adult, infant, child CPR/AED, and 1st Aid certification valid for two years.
Skills acquired in this course cannot be applied to a lifeguarding certification as this course certifies participants in rescue skills for lay responders not professional rescuers.
Class Dates 2017
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Group lessons are available for ages 3-12 years.
Group Swim Lessons: $60 for Members | $100 for Non-Members. (eight 40-minute lessons)
Lessons are offered year round and registration is always open.
Groups consist of 4-6 children per instructor.
Groups are based on current skill level (BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED)
At the moment there are NO scheduled group sessions. If you are Interested in starting a group, EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org FOR INFO
Member $125 with up to 15 swimmers with a $25 charge per 10 more swimmers
Nonmember $150 with up to 15 swimmers with a $25 charge per 10 more swimmers
There is a $60 deposit. Date and time must be confirmed before booking
The party can last for 2 hours. Normally everyone spends 1hr and 15min in the pool and 45 min in the party room. You may come 30min early to set up party room. Clean up required.
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MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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