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What's New this Month

At Misson Valley YMCA

Make the Most of Your Y

Providing service. Creating impact. As a cause-driven organization, the YMCA puts people first and is dedicated to making a difference.

Amber, mother of 7 year old camper Jordan, recognizes the service and impact that the Y can provide for a family like hers.

Anxious at the thought of their first summer away from each other, Amber needed a camp that would provide peace of mind. She reached out to the Y for more information, explaining everything she needed from a camp provider and her fears based on past experiences with damaging childcare environments.

She found everything she was looking for and more with her experience at the Y. The staff sat down with her and answered all of her questions, helped her navigate scholarship opportunities and applications, and hand tailored a summer schedule that balanced specialty and traditional camps.

After having sat down for over an hour one-on-one with our staff, Amber's anxiety about her son's summer faded. Seeing that the staff went the extra mile and didn't treat her situation as abnormal showed Amber that the Y is there to provide for her and cares about the experiences of the diverse individuals and families we serve.

Be like Amber and find the perfect program for you with us by your side.

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Health and Wellness Highlight

Health and Wellness Fitness Challenge BINGO

July 15-August 15 • Are you up to the challenge?

Grab a BINGO card from the Front Desk and complete the challenges on the card! Once challenges have been completed, get a staff member to sign off.

Complete 5 in a row and get entered into a drawing for a prize like Y gear or a free month of membership! Play as many times with as many cards as you want! Good luck!

Les Mills On Demand

Start your 30-day trial exclusive for Y members today!

Bring home your favorite workouts from the Y. LES MILLS On Demand gives you authentic workouts anywhere, anytime, on almost any device!

To learn more about LES MILLS On Demand and your exclusivie discount and free trial as a Y member, go to www.ymca.org/mvlmod.

Secure this offer today and get unlimited access to the full range of LES Mills On Demand workouts, anytime, anywhere.

Women's Wellness Weekend

September 21-23 • New adventures shared with old friends.

Women 18 and older are gathering at YMCA Camp Marston for Women's Wellness Weekend where you'll 

  • engage in talks on nutrition, exercise and lifebalance
  • attend classes including cardio and strength classes, boot camp, trail running, and yoga
  • hike, bike, and climb
  • enjoy classic camp activities like archery, campfires, singing and s'mores
  • explore the Julian area

For more information and to register, contact Simon Hansen at [email protected] or (760) 765-0642 ext. 16003.

Register and Learn More Here!

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Personal Training

Hiring a personal trainer is one of the sure-fire ways to ensure you stay on track to meet your goals!

Register here!

Group Exercise

Try yoga, BODYPUMP, HIIT, Zumba, cycling, Pilates and more!

Live Group Exercise Schedule

GRAVITY Group Classes

The GRAVITY Training System uses a rolling glide board that allows you to use your own bodyweight against the pull of gravity for more than 250 exercises and efficient workouts.Register here!

PULSE Heart Rate Training

Pulse Heart Rate Training challenges your cardiovascular system through appropriate exercises and uses HR training zones to ensure you're exercising at the perfect effort level.

Learn more here!

Register today!


Sports and Swim

Fall Youth Sports

The all new season of youth sports leagues runs October 1-December 8.

No matter your child's age of interest, we have a fun and engaging program for it that focuses on teamwork, friendly competition, athletics and encouragement.

From preschool sports to youth volleyball clinics, from soccer to recreational basketball leagues, we have a program that can help your kids get in the game, break a sweat and learn something new!

Noncompetitive Leagues

Basketball Coed Noncompetitive League (Ages 5-6)

Basketball Girls Noncompetitive League (Ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-15)

Basketball Boys Noncompetitive League (Ages 7-9, 9-12, 13-17)

Soccer Coed Noncompetitive League (Ages 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17)

Pee Wee Sports Classes

Coed Basketball (Ages 4-6)

Coed Multisport (Ages 3-5)

Coed Soccer (Age 3 or Ages 4-6)

Coed T-Ball (Ages 3-5)

For more information, please contact Susan Gould at (619) 298-3576.

〉Click Here to See Ongoing Sports and Swim

Bring your game to the Y through leagues and classes!

Register today!


Dancing is a fun and creative workout experience that's fun for all ages!

Register today!

SkateCome to our off-site skate & bike park for skate lessons.Register today!
PoolWe offer lap swim, recreational swim, and aquatics activities.Monthly Pool Schedule
SwimSwim lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun in the water. Choose private or group lessons (listed as stages) for all ages.Register for lessons today!


Y Active Adults: Ages 50+ Highlights

Knee and Hip Pre/Post Rehab

August 7-August 30 • Active Nation, Always by Your Side

Led by certified aquatic personal trainers, this class is designed for those who are planning to or have undergone knee or hip replacements.

Prepare your body or continue to improve strength and mobility following discharge from a clinical physical therapy setting. See the flier for more information.

Register here!

YAA Day Trippers and Outings

Kayaking Trips

August 3-August 18

Come kayak Shelter Island, Coronado Tidelands Park, or the San Diego Bay!  

Register here!

Del Mar Races

August 29 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy the races and bet on a good time at the Del Mar horse races.

Register here!

Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

July 18-August 30 @ 1:15 pm

Enjoy the 85th Annual Pageant of the Masters in a unique theatrical celebration of art.

Register here!

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Powerful Feet

August 15 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Your toes, ankles and lower legs create your foundation. This is your point of contact that influences your interaction with your surroundings. Find out more in this lecture.

Register here!

Essential Oils

August 21 @ 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Join us for a class dedicated to enhancing your health and wellness using the power of Essential Oils. Learn the basics and take some home.

Register here!

Textile Workshop

August 9 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

August 23 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Come to this free workshop to learn Hawaiian Hand Quilting with likeminded, creatively inclined people!

〉Click Here for Trail Walkers Events

Join the Trail Walkers group led by Karen Barry, who has been hiking all over San Diego since 2008. We'll explore a different place around the county each month. Join the fun and meet others on your walks. We'll provide snacks and water.

Trail Walkers: Tijuana Estuary

August 18 @ 7:45 am-11:00 am

Register and learn more here!

〉Click Here for Ongoing YAA Events


Mondays @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm


Morning Social

Thursdays* @ 9:30 am-11:30 am

*Except the first Thursday of the month

Haiku Writing

Second and Fourth Fridays @ 11:30 am-12:30 pm


Mexican Trains

First and Third Wednesdays @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm


Hand and Foot Card Game

Second and Third Mondays @ 11:00 am-1:00 pm


Rare Bear Sewing

Second and Fourth Monday @ 8:30 am-11:00 am



Tuesdays* @ 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Sundays @ 12:30 pm-4:00 pm

*Except the third Tuesday of the month


Third Tuesday @ 1:00 pm-12:30 pm

First Thursday @ 1:00-2:30 pm


Learning and Development

Cymer Digital Studio

Cymer Digital Studio is a learning environment exclusive to Mission Valley YMCA outfitted with high-tech tools and professional-quality digital equipment.
You can utilize the studio by attending a class or program there, such as Youth Robotics or Adult Photoshop, or by attending open studio hours

Register for a workshop

CPR and First Aid Workshops

The YMCA provides a CPR and first aid certification training course that covers basic CPR for adults, children, and infants, as well as two-person administrated CPR. The course addresses airway management, bag valve use, and AED training. Upon completion, the certification card remainds valid for two years. All participants receive an AHA manual to use during class.

Register for a workshop


Promotions: By Your Side

Share the Love, Love the Reward
Our members are great at spreading the word about the Y to their friends. Next time your friend joins, be sure to tell us about it, so we can give you a FREE month of membership.

Frequent Y'er
When you visit the Y 12 times in a month, you could win a prize! Ask for your Frequent Y'er card at the Welcome Center.

When you're either starting or getting back into exercise, having someone there to guide you can be key to establishing the habit of a regular routine. KickStart is a free, 30-day program available to all members. Sign up for your appointment at the Welcome Center today! 


What's happening at a Y near you?

Look at their New for You pages of the YMCA branches near you to see what exciting events you can attend at a neighbor Y! Take advantage of your Join One, Join All membership and our 18 branch network!

Toby Wells YMCA Copley-Price Family YMCAJackie Robinson Family YMCA • Peninsula Family YMCA

Dan McKinney Family YMCABeach and Bay Family YMCAShepherd YMCA FirehouseRancho Family YMCA