The Greater Marco Family YMCA will join the Alliance for Children and Families in celebrating families during National Family Week, November 21-27. As National Family Week approaches, the Y reminds families of the importance of spending time together. When families do things like preparing meals or playing a game, they learn from each other and their relationships become stronger. “The Greater Marco Family YMCA is dedicated to helping children and families become more healthy, connected and secure” said Cindy Love, CEO of the Greater Marco Family YMCA. “During National Family Week, we’re encouraging everyone to focus on their family relationships either at home or at the YMCA”.
National Family Week focuses on the idea that children live better lives when their families are strong, and families are strong when they live in communities that connect them to social networks and social services. Every day the Greater Marco Family YMCA works with the areas schools and business leaders to create lasting personal change in the lives of families and entire communities.
On Friday, November 25, all families in the community are invited to participate in “Free Family Day” at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. The Y opens at 5:00 a.m. and will remain open to 8:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to come to the Y and enjoy the programs and facilities the Y offers. Swim in the pool, play tennis, enjoy group exercise classes like Cardio Blast, Aqua Fit, Yoga Flow and DRUMS! “Family Fun Fitness Hour” with Health and Fitness Coordinator Jennifer Bristow is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Y Gymnasium. Mom, Dad and the kids will be able to enjoy an hour of fun fitness games and work off the holiday dinner! The Fitness center is open to Families with children over 14 years of age and Indoor Group Cycling is a $10 fee to all participants. Parents, please do not drop off your children, remember, this is a Family Activity Day Pass!
Throughout the year, the Greater Marco Family YMCA hosts a variety of events for families to learn and grow and spend time together, including Healthy Kids Day, Fall Fun Fair, Taste of Marco, Community Day, and Dottie’s Duck Derby.
Families are also encouraged to celebrate National Family Week at home with a special dinner, game night, family project or designing some uninterrupted time together.
For more information about health and fitness activities available at the Greater Marco Family YMCA please visit our website: www.marcoislandymca.org, find us on Face Book @greatermarcofamilyymca or call 239-394-YMCA (9622) ext. 200 to schedule a facilities tour.
The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 YMCA’s engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK- NOVEMBER 21-27
FREE “FAMILY PASS” DAY
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2011
National Family Week focuses on the idea that children live better lives when their families are strong and families are strong when more time is spent together.
Join the Greater Marco Family YMCA as we open our programs and facilities to parents with their children.
When: Friday, November 25, 2011
Time: YMCA Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Greater Marco Family YMCA Campus
For: Parents and children- Parents! Please do not drop off your child. This is a Family Activity Day Pass!
Cost: FREE Family Day Pass
Activities- Tennis-Aquatics-Fitness Center (must be min. age of 14 accompanied by Adult.)
Aerobic Classes- Cardio Blast-Aqua Fit-Yoga Flow! – DRUMS!
FAMILY FUN FITNESS HOUR W/ JENNIFER IN GYMNASIUM
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26 FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.