At Kids U, upbeat instructors camouflage learning as playtime. They invite youngsters and parents into a kid-size gym that jump starts imagination with vibrant colors and a multitiered PlayQuad. The 17-foot playground spans 2,000 square feet of indoor space, where children explore tunnels and soar in swings. At classes, teachers inject freestyle play with structure while still allowing for creativity. The small, laid-back sessions cover subjects that range from gymnastics to cooking and building with LEGOs, all while interweaving themes such as teamwork and motor skills. The instructors pioneer similar subjects in three-hour day camps, molded around the Summer Olympics. Kids U's parties combine the fun center's two signature styles of recreation—freestyle fun in the PlayQuad and ordered activities—according to chosen themes, which, like concepts kicked around for the White House Correspondents' dinner, include Rock Star and Pajama Party.
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Taking classes at The Art of Self Defense Mixed Martial Arts is a fast-paced, exciting, and rewarding endeavor. The modern system teaches a wide range of styles, from muay thai kickboxing to jujitsu and judo. Participants of all experience levels are welcome.
A lot of gyms promise to deliver a new life through cardio machines, a weight room, and a handful of yoga classes. For decades, the Y has let its services speak for themselves. The Riverdale Y quietly keeps to the mission, enriching peoples' daily lives by supporting arts and culture, building active lifestyles through sports for adults and children, and serving the community. The range of classes alone speaks to the diversity of programming, running the gamut from NFL Flag Football and basketball clinics for kids to chess and samurai sword training, which may come in handy for fighting off any mutant animals roaming the sewers.
Here are a few other things you can look forward to with a Riverdale YM-YWHA membership:
Jazz at the Y: Artistic director and renowned jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal brings world class musicians for an amazing concert series.
Pick up a new skill:
Forge stained glass windows or shape and glaze ceramics in workshops for beginners. Program discounts for members.
Get acquainted with aquatics:Learn how to swim or get in a serious cardio workout in the gym's state-of-the-art saline pool—a heated, indoor alternative to chlorine pools that won't dry out skin in the winter.
And of course, the fitness center: With sauna, steam room, racquetball and basketball courts, personal training, and massage therapy, the Y boasts the amenities of any upscale fitness club
Sports fans know to plan their weekend around YMCA in Yonkers.
Be sure to visit the restaurant at this club for a delicious meal.
These kickboxing classes will teach you how to properly use your upper and lower body during self-defense.
You won't be disappointed when you take advantage of their fun-moving aerobics.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.