Olive Branch Family YMCA

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Thursday5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address

8555 Goodman
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662-890-9622
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Veteran’s Appreciation Day

March 24, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the Cordova Family YMCA will say thank you to our veterans with an event that will assist them with job readiness, continuing their education, and meeting their needs.

We are looking to have booths in these areas:

Resume writing
Interviewing skills
Job seeking opportunities
Presentation skills
Continuing Education
Catering/Foods

If you are interested in hosting a booth in one of the categories listed above, contact the Cordova Family YMCA. There will be no booth fee as this is a community based effort on behalf of the Cordova Family YMCA.

Also seeking a food truck for this event. Accepting all inquiries.

At the end of the event suits will be donated to participants in order to help them dress for their success. Wolfchase Nissan is an official drop-off location for gently used or new professional attire/suits for those attending our Veteran’s Appreciation Day – Job Fair.

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LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

TAKING ACTION. CHANGING ODDS.

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a small-group program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Through this program YMCAs are creating communities among cancer survivors and guiding them through safe physical activity, helping them build supportive relationships, and reducing stress – leading to an improved quality of life.

Begins: June 5th – August 23rd
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Location: The YMCA at Schilling Farms
1185 Schilling Blvd. E, Collierville, TN 38017
Duration: 12 weeks
Cost: Free of Charge

The program consists of group exercise using cardio equipment and strength training machines, guest speakers, and more, all in a support group atmosphere. The program is open to the public and will be free of charge.

To become a part of this session participants need to be 18 years old and up. Participants with any type of cancer are welcome. They may be going through treatments or not — may even be long time cancer survivor that needs help getting back to their normal life.

Contact: Jaime Munz, jaime.munz@ymcamemphis.org or call 901-850-9622

 


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18 in 2018

Wellness Challenge

FEBRUARY 5TH – MARCH 12TH

Stay motivated and join the 18 in 2018 Wellness Challenge! Log 18 workouts February 5th – March 12th to complete the challenge and become eligible for a FREE Y T-SHIRT! Eligible workouts are 30 minutes or more in duration. Max of 1 workout logged per calendar day.

STEP 1: REGISTER

Visit the Welcome Center in your branch or use the links below to register yourself for the challenge and become eligible for your free tshirt!18in2018_Wellness_Challenge_people

Church Health YMCA
Cordova Family YMCA
Davis Family YMCA
Fogelman Downtown YMCA
Millington Family YMCA
Ric Nuber YMCA
Northwest Gibson County YMCA
Olive Branch Family YMCA
Oxford YMCA
YMCA at Schilling Farms
Sweeney YMCA

STEP 2: JOIN

Join the challenge in the Workout Tracking Network App or online here. Look in the Challenges section to find the 18 In 2018 challenge and hit “Join.”

STEP 3: TRACK

Track your workouts in the app or online here. *Tracking sheets are also available at each Y location.

DOWNLOAD THE APP:

When you connect our app with your xID you can track your exercise anywhere! Link your favorite apps and devices including FitBit, Nike+, MyFitnessPal & more!

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Bokken Wooden Katana

12-Week Course

The bokken is a wooden katana used for safe sword training. Bokken teaches balance, coordination, fundamental self-defense, and discipline. This 12 week course includes student learning basic weapon-handling, strikes, blocks, and disarming. Students will also learn tournament-level pattern, Bokken no kata. Prior martial arts experience recommended. $25 weapon price not included. Must be purchased prior to program beginning by instructor or approved by instructor.

Time:  Thursday’s 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Date: January 11th – March 29th
Room: Personal Training Studio
Ages: 7 and up
Cost:  $100 Members   $120 Non-members

Contact: Jeff Crook, Instructor at 4kmartialarts@gmail.com

 

Register Online

 


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Meditation

Exercise For The Mind – Starting January 9th

The Olive Branch YMCA is pleased to offer a twelve week meditation practice class, led by Steve Blumberg. Steve is a retired psychiatric social worker, who practiced as a therapist for 30 years in hospital settings and an outpatient psychiatric office.    He has practiced and researched meditation for the past 25 years. This class will focus on meditation as an exercise for the mind, much as walking on a treadmill exercises the body. The class will include meditation sessions of gradually increasing duration, with interactive feedback and discussion on improving practice, including how to improve home practice. The class will give a psychological picture of what happens in meditation and how it is beneficial, but it is not intended as a therapy group.

  • Dress comfortably in typical gym attire
  • We will sit in chairs, as opposed to the floor.
  • Class will be first come first serve. There are 12 spots available.
  • Members are encouraged to bring a pen and small notebook, in case they want to take notes.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room
Olive Branch Family YMCA

 


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Chaplain’s Corner

Lifting the “C” in YMCA

Bible Study
Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the conference room

Hour of Power
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room

Read, Return, Repeat!
The Olive Branch YMCA Chaplain Program Library wants you to take a book to read or donate a book for others to read.

Prayer Requests
We want to pray for you! Leave your prayer request for our Chaplains and Prayer warriors. Prayer box is located in the facility’s main hall.

 


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Shorin-Ryu Karate Classes

Confidence, Respect, & Self-Esteem

Our karate focuses on personal growth through individual and group training in a supportive, cooperative, and family environment. This is traditional Okinawan karate taught at the student’s own pace. If you want a unique exercise routine, practical method of self-defense, or to earn a black belt in karate through discipline and self-respect this is for you. A class for the entire family.

Age: 7 and up
Days/Times:
Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Attire: Athletic Wear Required, Uniform not included

Members: $45/month, 4 Classes   Non-Members: $60/month, 4 Classes

Contact: Jeff Crook, Instructor at 4kmartialarts@gmail.com

Register at the Welcome Center

Download Registration Form

Register Online

 

 


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Y Weight Loss Group

Y Wait to Lose the Weight

Everyone needs support in their journey. Join our weight loss group on Thursday evenings starting July 15th where you can have a buddy to support your goal to lose. The group will have different speakers, swap recipes, challenges, share motivation and so much more!

Date: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room at Olive Branch Family YMCA
Cost: Free, open to members and non-members

Contact: For more information contact Hazel Nettle at 662-890-0384

 


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Winter 2018 Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe that the ability to swim is a critical life-saving skill for every child, teen and adult. In group swim lessons we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet kids at their own level, help families set achievable goals, and celebrate success.

Session Dates
January 2 – 25
February 1 – 27
March 6 – 29
April 3 – 26
May 1 – 24

Swim Starters

Our Swim Starters class is the perfect introduction to swimming. Sessions include 30 minute sessions over a four week period. Parent or guardian is required to attend and participate.

5:00 p.m. Tuesdays ONLY

Members: $30   Non-Members: $50

Preschool, Youth, & Adult Classes

All fall sessions will meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays for four weeks for a total of 8 classes. Each class is 45 minutes long.

Preschool Swim Basics           5:00 p.m.
Preschool Stroke Intro           5:00 p.m.
Youth Swim Basics                   6:00 p.m.
Youth Stroke Intro                   6:00 p.m.
Adults/Teens                              7:00 p.m.

Members: $60    Non-Members: $100

 

Learn Which Class is Right For You

For more information contact Jamie Gross at jamie.gross@ymcamemphis.org

 

Register at the Welcome Center

 


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Guitar Lessons

Sundays At The Y!

Make some music and learn how to play guitar at the Y! Sessions will be held for both Youth and Adults, Beginners & Experienced players. Participants in this program will meet on Sundays during sessions based on experience level. Sign up at the Welcome Center!

Intermediate Class (Youth)
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Electric Guitar (Adult)
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Beginner (Youth)
Time: 3:00 p.m.


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SNAAP- We Need Volunteers

The Special Needs Athletic and Aquatics Program is in need of volunteers. If you have a passion for helping special needs children, please sign up at the welcome center to volunteer on Friday afternoons. Make a difference in a child’s life!


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KidsFit

Get up and get moving!

Your children will love kids fit classes! Let your kids have fun while exercising at the same time. An instructor will lead the participants from the Youth Center into the gym for this half hour class and play a sport related activity.

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. **NEW!**

Guidelines

  • Must check your child into Youth Center before the start of class to participate
  • Need comfortable clothing to move freely; tennis shoes preferred
  • Follows rules and guidelines from YMCA Staff

Contact: Melissa Brewer at melissa.brewer@ymcamemphis.org


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SNAAP Special Needs Athletic and Aquatics Program

Special Needs Athletic and Aquatics Program or SNAAP offers a free safe environment for children and adults with special needs to get involved in activities that include obstacle courses, stretching, pool games, and much more. Because of much community support and volunteers, S.N.A.A.P. is free of charge to all participants.

Youth & Teens

Open to anyone in the community with a child who has special needs.  Limited to 10 children per class.  After the class is filled there will be a waiting list taken and families will be called as openings become available. Volunteer ratio is usually 1 to every 2 children. Parents are encouraged to watch as the children participate in the class. The classes are lead by trained staff and volunteers. Class will not be held on Fridays when schools are closed, severe weather, or holidays.

Youth Ages 3 – 11

Water Based  (September 1 – December 15)
45 Minutes of water exercise/play by staff and volunteers. No cotton shirts.

Land Based (January 12 – April 27)
5 minutes of guided stretching, 20 minutes of obstacle course, 15 – 20 minutes of games (parachute, relay races, Simon says, limbo, basketball, etc.), 5 minutes of cool down

Fill Out The Registration Form 

Teens Age 12 – 16

Alpha Center  (September 1 – December 15 & January 12 – April 27)
Children participate in strength training activities in our Alpha Center both semesters. Cardio machines- treadmill, elliptical, recombinant bike, upright bike. Strength machines- lower body rotation, upper body rotation

Fill Out The Registration Form 

 

Adults

Open to anyone in the community with special needs.  We are limited to 10 participants for the class.  This hour long class is an aerobic style class with varying classes such as dance, strength training, and cardio.  Classes are held in the Aerobic Room. After the class is filled there will be a waiting list taken and families will be called as openings become available. The classes are led by trained staff and volunteers.

Dates: August 16th – December 20th

Fill Out The Registration Form 

 

Contact
For more information on getting involved contact Melissa Brewer at melissa.brewer@ymcamemphis.org