What's New This Month At Toby Wells YMCA
What's Your Track To Better Health?!
Ready, Set, GOAL! The Y wants you to be the healthiest you possible this year, so in January we are kicking off our Wellness Tracks to help you become happier and healthier. Choosing your Wellness Track is simple, easy and fun!
How to Play:
- First, select one of the five tracks that best matches your wellness goals from your Y location of choice.
- Tracks Include: Place To Belong, Improve Wellness, Family Fitness, Stress Reduction, Weight Loss
- Visit our Welcome Center or a Wellness Track Table and pick up an Activity Sheet.
- Select 3 activities with a YMCA staff that interest you the most.
- Win prizes along the way!
Visit your YMCA to get started!
Family Friendly Classes
Exploring Together • Multiple Days & Times Available
Our monthly family programs are a great way to have fun at the Y together! Choose from Draft Class, DIY Club and Fun Science. Please pre-register online or at the Welcome Center.
DIY Club: January 25 at 4:00 pm. Ages 5-12.
Craft Class: February 12 at 11am. Ages 2-12.
Fun Science: February 20 at 11am. Ages 2-12.
DIY Club: February 22 at 4pm. Ages 5-12.
Preschool With The YMCA
Developing Our Youth • Multiple Locations
The most formative time in a child's development occurs within the first five years, which is why we put so much careful planning into our preschools and ensure our staff has a tremendous amount of experience, skill, and knowledge within the child care field.
While each child is unique and develops at his or her own rate, we also believe that they are strong, capable learners who learn best through social and environmental interactions. That's why our specialized preschool programs provide opportunities for young children to learn through play, both individually and in large (or small) groups, stimulating each child's development in a natural, home-like setting.
Our hope is that our preschools will feel like home to you and your children, filled with nurturing love and care. We currently have spots open!
9th Annual Bike-A-THON
Let's Celebrate • February 9, 2019 • 8:00am-1:00 pm
We're throwing a party, and everyone's invited! Pedal for a cause and ride for an hour or five at this Birthday Party-themed ride to raise funds for the Y's Annual Campaign! Ride alone or form a team of five riders to support; one team per bike. Have a team rider for the entire 5-hour ride, so a bike is not left empty. If you can't make the event, consider supporting a rider by making a pledge through our online Giving page.
Family Glow Party
Get Your Glow On • January 26 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of glow in the dark, games, crafts, dancing and more! Don't forget to wear your favorite neon colors or white!
New Look and New Feel for the New Year!
Keeping You Informed • New Entrance to Child Watch
We are excited to announce your YMCA is ready to undergo a short but substantial transformation. Beginning November 28, we will overhaul the front lobby area in an effort to allow for better flow and experience for everyone entering the facility. When the remodel is complete, our facility will have a more modern look and feel that better reflects our community.
Important Renovation Information
Our hope is that this project will finish late January allowing for the new lobby to be fully functional just after the start of the New Year. Important things for members and participants to know:
- Childwatch will operate from Kids Clubhouse during this time. Please note that children will be in cooler/outdoor conditions. Please remember to send your child in proper clothing as well as apply sunscreen.
- Please plan for more time when parking and entering the facility. There is still additional parking in the National University parking lot, behind our soccer arena.
- The front entrance will be completely closed off. The only entrance in or out of the facility will be located on the northwest corner of the building near Overland Ave.
We thank you for your patience as we work to better your Y. In order to make your visit to Toby Wells YMCA an enjoyable one during this time, we encourage you to:
- Sign up for facility text alerts by texting TWFACILITY to 84483.
- Register for all programs online at www.ymca.org as this will allow you to skip the lines at the registration desk.
- Contact us at [email protected] with any questions
Adaptive Swim Lessons
Making A Difference • Multiple Days & Times Available
Partnering with Autism Speaks, our adaptive swim lesson sessions feature a 1:1 ration for children ages 3 to 18. Lesson pricing may fluctuate based of number of lessons offered in month. Please Note: Must show IEP upon registration at Member Services Desk.
Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Swim with Confidence • December-February • Mulitple days and times
Private swim lessons at the YMCA are a great way to improve swimming skills and water safety techniques of any level. With private one-on-one swim lessons, an instructor can spend more time with a student, helping overcome obstacles which may require more time or dedication than a standard swim lesson with multiple students could allow for. Semi-private swim lessons provide the option to learn with a friend while still enjoying the personalized attention and focus of a dedicated instructor.
Karate - Youth Cuong Nhu
Gain Confidence • January 12-March 9 • 12:05-1:00 pm
Children learn self-defense, confidence, and self-discipline through Cuong Nhu Karate taught by Black Belt Victoria Johnson in a fun and safe environment. Sign up at Toby Wells YMCA!
Beginning Parkour Classes
Flip Into Action • Ages 5+
Participants will learn how to safely maneuver over obstacles with speed and efficiency by turning and jumping! Classes begin January 7.
Ages 5-7: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:25 pm
Ages 8-11: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:25 pm
Ages 12-17: Fridays, 7:30-8:25 pm
Ages 18+: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:25 pm
Winter Youth Sports
Get in the Game! • Classes Run Weekly
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!
Co-ed Flag Football League • Ages 4-17
Get on the field and join our 5 on 5 (no contact) flag football league! This recreational league is ideal for beginner to advanced skill levels. Teams are coached and supported by volunteers and YMCA staff with an emphasis on safe play, equal participation and sportsmanship. We work hard to make it a fun and exciting learning experience for all participants!
Co-ed Soccer League • Ages 4-17
Arena Soccer has all the excitement of playing outdoor soccer with the added fun of passing and dribbling off the walls. Our Arena Soccer leagues and programs offer a variety of play - including both competitive and non-competitive leagues.
Youth Sports Classes
Track & Field • Coed Class
Basketball • Coed Class
Soccer • Coed Class
T-Ball • Coed Class
MultiSport • Coed Class
Parent-Child MultiSport • Coed Class
Splashball-Water Polo • Coed Class
Ongoing Activities for Your Children
Sports • Bring your game to the Y this fall! Browse Sports Activities
Dance • Dancing is a fun and creative workout experience that's fun for all ages! Browse Dance Activities
Pool • We offer lap swim, recreational swim, and aquatics activities. View Pool Schedule
Swim • Swim lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun in the water. Browse Swim Lessons
Gymnastics • Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs available to children. Browse Gymnastics Activities
Achieve Your Best • February - March
Team Challenge is a team training program that works for any goal. Managing weight is just one part of the picture; we want to focus more broadly to help you be your best. Each week, you can earn points for yourself and your team by working out and practicing healthy living. The Team Challenge Program is offered at both Mission Valley YMCA and Toby Wells YMCA.
Men’s Soccer League
Let’s Kick It • January-March
Arena Soccer has all the excitement of playing outdoor soccer with the added fun of passing and dribbling off the walls. Our Arena Soccer leagues and programs offer a variety of play - from recreational games where every child gets a chance to play, to highly competitive leagues with skilled adults!
Men’s 30+ League: Wednesdays, 7:00-11:00 pm
Men’s 18+ Intermediate League: Thursdays, 7:00-11:00 pm
Corporate Co-Ed Soccer League
Let’s Kick It • February 25
Our multi-sport programs promote fitness by providing an introduction to a wide variety of sports, games and a variety of enrichment activities while emphasizing character values and sportsmanship.
MySore Yoga Practice Workshop
Practice Acceptance • Sundays • January-February
The Mysore style of yoga instruction involves practicing a set sequence of poses (Ashtanga Primary Series) in a small group setting where each student is focused on their own individual practice. With each student focused on their independent progression through the series, the teacher is permitted to provide personal one-on-one attention and pose adjustments for each student as the need arises. If you are interested in the workshop, but not familiar with the Ashtanga Primary Series, try Morrie's Tuesday evening class (6:00-7:30pm) at Toby Wells. Build strength, focus and endurance. Get your yoga bliss on! Namaste. Sign up today, or email [email protected] for more information.
Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities
10:15 am • Tuesdays
Join us for morning coffee!
Movies at Toby Wells
11:00 am • February 21
Watch the movie "Three Identical Strangers," with your YAA friends!
YAA Birthday Celebration
10:15 am • January 22
Enjoy birthday celebrations with your Y friends!
7:30 am • February 9
Travel with us to the Reagan Presidential Library where the legacy of this prominent American lives on. Your tour also includes access to the exclusive Pompeii exhibit.
Art for Grown Ups
1:30 pm • February 13
Join us for an easy, fun and expressive art projext that helps reduce anxiety, hospital stays and visits to physicians. Materials will be provided.
Pickleball Open Play at Toby Wells
Fridays 2:00 - 4:00 pm • Sundays 1:00 - 4:45pm
Play this fun game that combines tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Bring your own paddle and ball; supplies limited.
Two-Part Beginner Pickleball Clinic
1:30 - 2:30 pm • February 13 & 20
Ideal for beginning players to learn more about Pickleball.
7:45 am • January 19 & February 16
Join the Trail Walkers group led by Karen Barry. She will lead you on a fun walk and visit a different trail each month. Hike Tecolote Canyon on January 19 and the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve on February 16.
Make the Most of Doctor Visits
12:00 pm • February 5
Learn how to prepare for a visit to the doctor, how to make the most out of your time with the physician, and what to do after the visit.
Love Your Heart Day
7:00 am • February 14
Take charge of your health! Come in for free blood pressure screenings on Valentine's Day.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast
Paying Tribute • January 18 • 6:00-9:00 am
Join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His words and selfless actions continue to be an inspiration and never-ending call-to-action for tolerance and peace with each new generation. Youth from across San Diego County are invited to submit poetry, art, essays, or spoken-word pieces that illustrate the impact the work of Dr. King has had on their lives. This event will be held at the Town and Country San Diego Grand Exhibit Hall. This event will sell out, so reserve your spot early!
Look at the New for You pages of the YMCA branches near you to see what exciting events you can attend at the Y! Take advantage of your all-access membership and our 18-branch network!
- Dan McKinney Family YMCA (La Jolla)
- Mission Valley YMCA (Central)
- Rancho Family YMCA (Rancho Penasquitos)
- Beach & Bay Family YMCA (Pacific Beach)
- Peninsula Family YMCA (Point Loma)
- Copley-Price Family YMCA (Kensington)
- Jackie Robinson Family YMCA (Southeast San Diego)
Stay in the know. Sign up for text alerts!
Stay up to date with facility updates such as class cancellations, pool closures and adjusted hours. Go to Toby Wells YMCA alerts on RainedOut and follow the instructions for either text or email alerts (or both).
TWFACILITY - Alerts regarding facility hours, holiday closures, studio closures and more
TWPOOL - Pool closures and schedule changes
TWGYMGIRLS - Girls gymnastics team
TWGYMBOYS - Boys gymnastics team
TWGYMNASTICS - Gymnastics classes
TWPSSPORTS - Preschool sports classes
TWADSPORTS - Adult sports leagues
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