What's New This Month At Toby Wells YMCA
Spring Into Fitness
Kickstart your summer fitness goals! Join us in our Wellness Bingo challenge from April 1-30, and complete 5 challenges in a row to be entered into a drawing to win a free month of membership and some YMCA gear. Challenges include activities such as doing a cardio workout, taking a group exercise class, doing an outdoor activity, doing a strength workout and more!
How to play:
- Grab a Bingo card from the Wellness Center or our Wellness Staff
- Complete 5 challenges in a row to earn Bingo
- Once you have Bingo, turn your card in to a YMCA staff member to be entered into the drawing
Family Friendly Classes
Exploring Together • April 26
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: Friday, April 26 at 4pm: Meet in the Kids Clubhouse to make a kite! 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!
Safety Around Water
Strong Swimmers, Confident Kids • May
Join us in May for our Safety Around Water campaign — a month-long program dedicated to teaching your child critical drown-prevention skills. Find a branch near you for low- to no-cost lessons in the month of May. Space is limited. Registration closes April 26 — register online today! Swim safety is vitally important to fulfilling the Y’s mission and cause. Because we are devoted to the well-being of every person involved in Y programs, ensuring water safety is an important part of what we do every day. Equip your children with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.
Adaptive Swim Lessons
Making A Difference • Multiple Days & Times Available
Partnering with Autism Speaks, our adaptive swim lesson sessions feature a 1:1 ratio 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.
Adaptive Gymnastics Lessons
Making A Difference • Multiple Days & Times Available
We are able to offer this class at a low monthly price for kids with special needs. The class is designed to help children problem-solve through physical challenges such as climbing, sliding, balancing, swinging, and jumping. Children will have an opportunity to sing songs, and incorporate rhythm and music into their learning. We welcome students with all types of special needs, including but not limited to, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism spectrum.
Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Swim with Confidence • 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.
Just Dance • Mulitple days and times
Our Toby Wells Y dance program includes fun, healthy and challenging classes from a wide range of dance styles. We offer youth classes providing a basic introduction to classical ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. The classes focus on having fun while learning dance terminology, dance etiquette, and technique.
Learn Self Defense • Mondays & Wednesdays • Ages 5+
The YMCA offers a variety of martial arts classes for different ages and skill levels. These classes are a great way to learn self-discipline, self-esteem, and respect.
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!
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
Spring 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 spring! 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
Get Fit • Multiple Dates and Times Available
Our certified personal trainers use their knowledge of current research concepts, methods of sound exercise principles, and state-of-the-art equipment to guide you to your fitness goals. Based on your health and individual needs, our personal trainers will customize and implement a program to fit your goals. No matter your fitness level, nothing can replace the support, challenge, and accountability that come with a trainer onboard your workout.
Uplifting and Fun Workouts! • Multiple Days and Times
Move to the beat as you strengthen your heart and lungs. Dance-based 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 choose from, including jazz, belly dancing, ballet and more!
Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities
10:15 am • Tuesdays
Join us for morning coffee!
Back Pain: Causes and Treatment Options
6:00 pm • April 18
Learn to manage, prevent and different treatment options to help you live life fully and get back to normalcy with disc issues.
Hydration & Fall Risks
11:00 pm • April 25
Learn the importance of hydration to prevent the risk of falling. Presented by Karen Barry, YMCA personal trainer.
YAA Birthday Celebration
10:15 am • April 30
Enjoy birthday celebrations with your Y friends!
Day Tripper: Balboa Island Artwalk and Newport Harbor Cruise
8:00 am • May 19
Travel with us to Newport where we'll ride the ferry across the harbor to Balboa Island to experience the 25th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk.
Pickleball Open Play at Toby Wells
Wednesdays and Fridays 2:00 - 4:00 pm • Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm • Sundays 12:30 - 4:45pm
Play this fun game that combines tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Bring your own paddle and ball; supplies limited.
7:45 am • April 20
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 Sabre Springs on April 20.
Lions, Tigers and Bears!
8:00 am • April 26
Take a 2-hour tour of an exotic animal sanctuary that rehabilitates them back to health. Then enjoy Descanso for optional lunch and shopping.
Day Tripper: LA Foodie Tour - Koreatown to Thai Town
7:30 am • May 18
Join us on a delectable food tour of Koreatown in Downtown LA. Be ready to savor the flavors of the corners of Asia on this wonderous, delicious adventure!
Strength Training with Osteoporosis
12:00 pm • May 23
Learn the right strength training to strengthen and keep your spine healthy. Wear comfortable clothing for simple exercises.
Healthy Kids Day
Awakening Imaginations • April 27 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Y is here to awaken imaginations, provide new activities and teach healthy habits! Join us on April 27 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for Healthy Kids Day, the Y's national initiative to promote active minds and healthy bodies! Come and see what we've got planned to support your family's health and well-being this summer and all year long.
17th Annual YMCA Active Adults Day at the Bay
Celebrate Together • May 22 • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day with a Day at the Bay. This yearly event brings together the Y's Active Adult senior community to participate in physical and social activities to enhance the spirit, mind and body. Join us for lunch and activities including: kayaking, paddle boarding, exercise classes, sailing, lawn games and more!
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)
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TWFACILITY - Alerts regarding facility hours, holiday closures, studio closures and more
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TWGYMGIRLS - Girls gymnastics team
TWGYMBOYS - Boys gymnastics team
TWGYMNASTICS - Gymnastics classes
TWPSSPORTS - Preschool sports classes
TWADSPORTS - Adult sports leagues
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