Silver Splash is a class for the active older adult designed to enhance each individual’s quality of life and daily function.
Silver Splash utilizes the physical properties of water to enhance agility, range of motion, and cardiovascular conditioning. No swimming ability is required.
The instructor, Cindy Gorea, who currently teaches a “Muscle Strength and Range of Motion Class,” will be offering her Silver Splash classes Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8 to 9 a.m., beginning Jan. 7 at the Fulton YMCA.
Class takes place in the YMCA’s heated indoor pool. Gorea will lead participants through cardio movements such as walking, jogging, kicking, cross-country ski movements and jumping jacks.
The outcomes and benefits of taking this class may help with increased cardio vascular endurance, increased flexibility and increased muscle strength and toning.
Those seeking more information may call the Fulton YMCA at 598-9622.
The Fulton YMCA will be offering a new adult competitive basketball league starting Jan. 19.
The league will continue until April 27. It will be held Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m.
The season will run a maximum of 15 weeks including playoffs and championships with one or two bye weeks being added depending on the number of teams participating.
Registrations are now open for those 18 years of age and older. A maximum of six teams will be in the A division for 18 and older and a maximum of six teams in the B division 25 and older with a minimum of five teams needed in order for the leagues to run. The divisions will be combined if five teams or under register.
Registration is on a first come first served basis. Applications and forms can be picked up at the YMCA at 715 W. Broadway or can be downloaded from its web site at www.fultonymca.org.
Those seeking more information may call the YMCA at 598-9622.
The Fulton YMCA announced its partnership with Red Baron Pizza for the Loop Around the Lake Kid’s Fun event.
The fun run is geared for children ages 4-12 and will offer the following distances: for 5 and under, 70 yards; 6-7 year olds, 1/4 mile; 8-9 year olds, 1/2 mile; and 10-12 year olds, one mile.
Snoopy from MetLife will be on hand to help with the start of each event. When the kids are done with their individual races, they will be able to participate in inflatable fun, face painting, finger printing and refreshments.
Each child will get a T-shirt, a goody bag and a finisher ribbon for being a participant.
For adults, the annual “Loop Around the Lake” registration is open to the public. This race is comprised of a 15 kilometer run, a 5 kilometer run, and a 5 kilometer walk.
The three events cater to every one of all levels of physical fitness.
“We offer three different categories to help encourage everyone to participate,” a YMCA spokesperson said. “Our goal is to include people who have never run a road race before and have always wanted too.”
The Kids’ Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. The Loop’s 15K/5K Run and 5K Walk will start at 8:30 a.m.
Both events take place at the Fulton War Memorial Saturday, Aug. 25.
Race Applications are available at the Fulton YMCA or by logging onto ezracereg.com. or by visiting www.fultonymca.com.
The Fulton YMCA’s annual “Loop Around the Lake” is coming up soon and registration is open to the public.
This race is comprised of a 15-kilometer run, a 5-kilometer run, and a 5-kilometer walk.
The three events cater to those of all levels of physical fitness.
“We offer three different categories in order to help encourage everyone to participate,” said Kim McPherson of the YMCA. “Our goal is to include people who have never run a road race before. The objective is to defeat the stigma that road races are just for competitive runners.”
The Loop’s 15K/5K Run and 5K Walk start at 8:30 a.m. at the Fulton War Memorial Saturday, Aug. 25. The 15K loops around Lake Neatahwanta, offering some flat roads as well as some challenging hills. The 5K has a more scenic route, winding through local roads and neighborhoods.
The YMCA will also be hosting a Kids’ Fun Run. The fun run will be for children ages 4-12.
Also at the venue will be fun and games. Inflatable fun, face painting, and other entertainment will be provided.
Race Applications are available at the Fulton YMCA, by logging onto ezracereg.com, or by visiting the YMCA’s web site at www.fultonymca.com.
The Fulton YMCA is preparing for its fifth annual Gala Auction at the Fulton Polish Home.
The theme this year is “Believe in the Y” and area artists have decorated a variety of furniture pieces. The event is slated for Friday, June 1. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 8 p.m.
There will be smaller items for silent auction, including many pieces by Sandy Clift. Dan Bachelor will be the auctioneer again this year and Carol Fox is preparing a menu of creative hors d’ouvers. Nick Abelgore will be showcasing his musical talents throughout the evening.
This year’s sponsors are Babcock Oil Co.; Burke’s Home Center; Canalview Travel Services; Chirello Advertising; Critical-Vac Filter Co.; Dennis Hawthorne, Jr., Esq.; Family Chiropractic Office; Foster’s Funeral Home; Fulton Savings Bank; Hannibal Village Market IGA; Johnston’s Propane; Mimi’s; Oswego Valley Insurance Agency; Pinnacle Dental Group; Red Brick Pub; Universal Metal Works; and Harvey Fadden.
Featured at the auction will be the local artists Amy Johnston, Lisa Davis, Margaret Rusaw, Tammy Wood, Meanie Taylor, Muggins LaGrou, Michelle McClave, Laureen Whitney, and Kelly Niccoli.
There are also some new artists, including Lois Baker, Kathy Mihalik, Susan James, Adair Sala, Autumn Burns and Cheri Pafumi.
Pre-sale tickets are available at the Fulton YMCA
The Fulton YMCA Speed Demons swim team celebrated a successful season at a recent awards banquet at the Fulton Polish Home.
The 75 members of the team and their families enjoyed a summer fun-themed meal, accepted awards and honored its departing senior, Chris Pridat.
Coach Dexter Hinman praised the team for placing 22 members in the YMCA State Meet held in March in Buffalo.
The 2012 States Team included Courtney Beckwith, Ross Gardner, Lacey Reich, Janelle Tallents, Kyle Buck, Andrew Distin, Justin Grower, Sage Hourihan, Zachary Perry, David Tallents, Miwa Burdic, Michael Mankiewicz, Jenna Ruzekowicz, Sarah Tallents, Camille Stevenson, Ean Stevenson, Mark Tallents, Jayda Borrow, Abigail Hinman, Rimma Mankiewicz, Jaden Patterson, and Christina Tallents.