What's New This Month At Toby Wells YMCA

For FamiliesFor ChildrenHealth and WellnessY's Active Adults (50+)Events and Special Activities

Expressing Our Gratitude

We are so thankful, we wanted to share all month long! It is because of our valued members, participants, volunteers, donors and staff that we are able to make an impact on the communities that we serve.  Please join us in celebrating this month!

Stop by a YMCA location and fill out a "I am thankful for" card and post it to our thankful wall or write a thank you card to another member, staff or friend. Send it their way and make their day! See our YMCA Welcome Centers if you need help getting it to a staff or member.

Did you know? People who regularly practice gratitude:
Experience more positive emotions • Feel more alive • Sleep better • Express more compassion and kindness • Have stronger immune systems

Consider this a part of your daily workout!



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Popular Family Activities

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 at the Welcome Center.

DIY Club: Friday, November 30 at 4:00 pm. Ages 5-12 | Meet in the Kids Club house to make a colorful fall handprint wreath!

Fun Science: Wednesday, November 21 at 11:00 am. Ages 3-12. |  Learn how to make corn dance using special ingredients with us!

Craft Class: December 11 at 11:00 am. Ages 3-12.

Fun Science: December 19 at 11:00 am. Ages 3-12.

DIY Class: December 28 to 4:00 pm. Ages 5-12.

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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!

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9th Annual Bike-A-Thon

Pedal for a Cause • February 8, 2019 • 8:00am-1:00 pm

Pedal in the name of love and ride for an hour or five at this Valentine-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.

Register Today!

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


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Activities for Children

School Break Camps

Best Camps Ever! • November 19-21, December 24-January 4

School is out but we have you covered!  Take your child to the Toby Wells YMCA for school break camps! Daily camp options available. 

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Cheer Clinic & Parkour Clinic

Gain Skills • Saturdays • November 10-December 22

Cheer Clinic: Come learn cheers, stunts, dances, jumps, tumbling and much more! Join the Y in a six week cheer clinic on Saturday afternoons. There will be a short performance on the last day of class. Registration fee includes your own personal pom-poms to keep. No class November 25.

Parkour Clinic: Come learn and show off all your Ninja moves! Kids will experience huge obstacle courses and learn safe ways to maneuver through them. No class November 25.

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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.

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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!

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Fall Youth Sports

Kids playing sportsGet 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!

Youth Sports Classes

Track & Field • Coed Class
Age 3-5

Basketball • Coed Class
Ages 4-6

T-Ball • Coed Class
Ages 3-5

MultiSport  • Coed Class
Ages 3-5

Parent-Child MultiSport  • Coed Class
Ages 0-2

Splashball-Water Polo • Coed Class
Ages 5-14


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



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Activities for Health and Wellness

YMCA and Eliel Cycling

The YMCA has partnered with Eliel Cycling to develop unique, premium Y branded cycling apparel! The online store will only be up for a limited time only and will close on December 2, so order your apparel today!

Order Your Apparel Today!

Thanksgiving Day Bootcamp For A Cause


Thankful For Fitness • November 22 • 8:30-10:00 am

Join us at at the soccer arena for our a fun filled action packed workout with your favorite instructors. We will be working to help create a brighter future for our community by giving to our Annual Campaign. Reserve your spot today at the Welcome Center.  The main facility will be closed for the holiday.

West Coast Swing Class


Thankful For Fitness • Wednesdays • November 7-December 19 • 8:00 pm

Try our new West Coast Swing ballroom session starting November 7 at 8:00pm.  What is WCS?  It is a partner dance with roots from the Lindy Hop danced to all types of music from blues to contemporary.  The dance contains an elastic look due to the three basics patterns, push, pass, and whip.  The social dance has strong historic roots in San Diego however it is becoming more popular all over the world.

Learn More About Dance

Black Friday Fitness Schedule


Fit For You  • November 23

We will be offering a modified Group Ex Schedule on Friday, November 23.  Come check out a class before or after your Black Friday Shopping! Reminder: we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Studio 1

Pilates - 9:00 am

Exercise Lite with Jill - 10:00 am

Studio 3

Cycle with Amy - 8:30 am

Cycle with Kashmira - 12:00 pm

Studio 2

Hatha Yoga with Duke - 9:30 am

Adaptive Yoga with Duke - 10:30 am

Studio 4

Zumba with Daniela - 8:00 am

Cardio Blast with Allie - 9:30 am

BODYPUMP with Jen - 10:30 am

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.

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Dance Drop In

Just Dance • December

Move to the beat as you strengthen your heart and lungs. Dance-based group exercise classes combine the fun of fancy footwork with a great cardio workout. Each week we offer a different selection of group exercise dance classes for you to, including Zumba, U-JAM, and more!

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Y's Active Adults (50+)

Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities

Healthy Habits for Adults Workshop Series at Mission Valley
11:00 am • November 28

Join us for a three-part workshop series that covers topics such as benefits of rainbow eating, vegetarian vs. meat-based diets, sleep issues and more!

Morning Socials
10:15 am • December 4, 11, & 18

Join us for morning coffee!

Game Day
11:00 am • December 7, 14, 21, & 28

Enjoy fun games with your YAA friends!

Trail Walkers
7:15 am • December 15

Join the Trail Walkers group led by Karen Berry, who will lead you on a fun walk and visit a different trail every month.

Tremble Clefs
1:00 pm • December 14

Get in the holiday spirit and hear the Tremble Clefs sing all of your favorite holiday songs! Then, stay after the performance for treats and to mingle with friends.

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Pickelball Open Playa at Toby Wells
2:00-4:00 pm • Fridays

Play this fun game that combines tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Bring your own paddle and ball; supplies limited.

Holiday Lunch & Bingo
11:30 am • December 7

Come join your Y friends in celebrating the holidays. Enjoy lunch and festive treats followed by Bingo!

YAA Birthday Celebration
10:15 am • December 18

Enjoy birthday celebrations with your Y friends!

11:00 am • January 16

Let's take a trolley to SDSU and have lunch followed by a special tour of the KPBS studio.

Muscle Strength and Nutrition for Fall Prevention
11:00 am • December 6

Learn the importance of maintaining muscular strength and a good diet in helping to prevent falls as we age.




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Special Events and Activities

Holiday Closure: Thanksgiving Day

Keeping You Informed • CLOSED on Thursday, November 22

We will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  We thank you for your patience.  Please visit us at another YMCA location between 7:00-11:00 am for your holiday work out.

Cocoa and Canvas

Holiday Fun • December 8 • 3:30-5:30 pm

Come and create the perfect holiday gift! Join us for a colorful and whimsical holiday themed painting on canvas. All while decorating holiday cookies and drinking cocoa! Canvas and paint supplies will be provided.

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Winter Waterland

Make a Splash • December 14 • 5:00-8:00 pm

Who said there can’t be a pool party in December? Join us for a free fun-filled evening at the pool with Holiday movies, water slides, and hot chocolate & cookies!

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What's happening at a Y near you?

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!


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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Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (858) 496-9622 during regular business hours or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!