Eye on the Y: March right into the Y

Betty Newman teaches Lite and Lively YOPl (yoga & Pilates) and hatha yoga at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the YMCA.

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Betty Newman teaches Lite and Lively YOPl (yoga & Pilates) and hatha yoga at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the YMCA.

The Northeast part of the U.S. continues to dig out from the recent heavy snows, cold weather descends on Marco Island and at the Y all thoughts turned to the opening night play of adult coed volleyball.

The volleyball players dressed as if they were in New England — t-shirts and shorts gave way to fleece and sweatshirts. The nice thing about living on Marco Island is when we play again the dress standard will revert back to shorts and t-shirts.

Ahh! Such is the life in Southwest Florida!

Many programs are available to you during the month of March here at the Y. So after you go to the beach, come on by and take a tour and see what you have been missing. The first thing you will probably notice is your friends and neighbors are already here and wondering why you aren’t here.

The Y offers programs for adults and children. Kiwanis K-kids meet each Thursday and are a great program for kids to join. The program teaches students to work together in a club setting to assist their schools, the community and the Greater Marco Family YMCA.

Have you ever considered a fitness assessment or a personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals? The Y has certified trainers available to assist you in evaluating your fitness and what you need to achieve your personal goals. Stop by the Y and talk with Fitness Supervisor Jennifer Bristow. Call 394-3144, ext. 0, to schedule an appointment.

Swim lessons with Miss Dottie start March 16. Different class schedules are available depending on the child’s level of swim proficiency. Gymnastic classes for children are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March and are open to kids 3-16.

Have you ever considered tennis lessons! The Y has Youth Tennis and Adult Tennis lessons available in March. Youth sessions will begin March 23.

Bingo at the Y continues each Tuesday in March. It is an afternoon program and begins at 1 p.m.

How about a nice relaxing massage? A massage therapist is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. You need to call for an appointment for a Swedish or therapeutic massage: 239-394-3144, ext. 0.

Nicole Wood, our cheerleading instructor, has announced the next session of cheerleading classes will begin on March 28 and last through May. This is a coed program and is open to ages 4-13. All students must have perfect attendance to successfully complete the program.

Psst! Hey, wanna buy a duck? The 14th Annual Dottie’s Duck Derby is slated for March 21 at the pool. Registration fee is $15 a duck/$25 for two ducks.

Celebrity/football ducks and corporate/referee ducks are also available for purchase at $30 each or 2 for $50. You can mix or match these ducks and you keep the duck after the race. Regular ducks pay $500 to the winner, second place gets $350 and third place receives $150. This is a charitable deduction: Al proceeds go to the Y Aquatic program.

Well, that’s it from the Y. Stop by for a tour. We are located at 101 Sandhill Street. Phone number is 239-394-3144, ext. 0.

See you at the Y!

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