YMCA Corner

CLARION The YMCA is the nation's leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y helps build strong communities by investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Through the Y, all people have an opportunity to participate, connect and thrive.

Swim lessons

Group swim lessons will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays or Saturday mornings at the YMCA in August.

Class sizes are limited to five participants. Learn a life skill with trained and experienced swim instructors.

To register for this program go to their website at http://www.clarioncountyymca.org/youth-aquatics or visit the YMCA.

To learn more about class levels and fees, visit http://www.clarioncountyymca.org/youth-aquatics.

Group exercise

YMCA group exercise classes are free in August. Water exercise classes, arthritis aquatics, SilverSneakers classes, and regular group exercise classes will be held.

Water classes include: Arthritis Aquatics, Cardio Aqua, Aqua Splash, and Senior Splash.

SilverSneaker classes will include: Senior Step-up, Senior on the Ball, SilverSneakers Classic and Silver Sneakers Yoga.

Group Exercise will include: Spin, Yoga, Yoga for Teens, Yoga for Kids, Flow and Gentle Yoga, Zumba, Ab Blast, Core and more, Pilates, Circuit Blast and Body Blast.

Classes are free in August so sign up for classes by calling (814) 764-3400.

Red Cross blood drive

The YMCA will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the YMCA.

For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors. This testing may provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to the coronavirus.

Donors are encouraged to register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org.

Personal training

Work one-on-one or in a small group (with 2 to 4 people) with a certified personal trainer to get the results you want.

YMCA trainers are professionally accredited, experienced, and knowledgeable. Their expertise will enhance your ability to reach new levels in your personal fitness and well-being.

This is a great way to add direction, accountability, and unlimited access to fitness advice and motivation.

To schedule a personal training session, call (814) 764-3400.

Hours

The Clarion County YMCA is open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The Clarion County YMCA is located at 499 Mayfield Road in Clarion.

For more information about the Clarion County YMCA and Y programs, please visit their web site at http://www.clarioncountyymca.org, or call (814) 764-3400 and follow the "Y" on Facebook.