Today exercise comes in many forms, unlike during the Ice Age, when the only way to rev up your metabolism was to swallow campfire embers and hope for the best. Find your fitness fit with today's Groupon to The YMCA of Youngstown's Davis Branch. Choose from the following options;
- For $27, you get six weeks of swimming lessons (up to a $54 value).
- For $42, you get six weeks of art classes (up to an $84 value).
- For $22, you get six weeks of fitness classes (up to a $44 value).
There are two sessions available for each class. The first session runs from June 13–July 24 with registration from June 6–June 12. The second session runs from July 25–September 4 with registration July 20–July 24.
Experienced instructors lead students in engaging art and fitness classes for all ages at The YMCA of Youngstown's expansive Davis Branch facility, which includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fully equipped fitness centers, a gymnasium, and an array of multipurpose rooms. Fitness-minded visitors take their pick from four exercise classes, calibrating limbs and brains with the tai-chi classes, inhaling like well-oiled breathing machines in Hatha yoga, or toning up with mat Pilates or PiYo, the muscle-building lovechild of Pilates and yoga. Those with more aquatic aspirations learn the fundamentals of swimming and pool safety with swim classes available in five age ranges. Parents and offspring wade in water together, young children splash with impunity under an instructor's watchful eye, and teens and adults learn to stroke, dive, and clean goggles with their breath.
Inner artists oust themselves with four options for art classes, including etching and stenciling workshops where students create their own decorative pieces. Students in drawing classes spend six weeks shading and smudging portraits of live models and still-life subjects in graphite, charcoal, and pastels. Technology meets artistic vision in the photography and Photoshop-and-digital-imaging classes, which guide guerilla artists through the process of taking pictures, manipulating pictures, and taking pictures of manipulated pictures for further manipulation.
In 1883, the Youngstown YMCA opened as a place farmers moving to the city for work could retreat to. It now boasts three branches: the Central branch in downtown Youngstown, Camp Fitch on Lake Erie, and the D.D. & Velma Davis Family YMCA.
Though the Y is a place where members can go to exercise, participate in sports leagues, and swim, it's also more than that; it's a place that strives to teach good values to community members. It stresses the importance of such principles as respect, teamwork, and sportsmanship, and it's dedicated to helping the area out through community-service efforts.
45 McClurg Rd.
Boardman, Ohio 44512