Insanity is here!
Insanity is a revolutionary cardio-based total body conditioning program. Each workout is packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, ab and core training moves. FREE to Y members. Click here to see more information about our Insanity classes.
[Posted: May 16, 2013]
We Do The Harlem Shake
Click here to see the Harlem Shake for our Strong Kids Golf Classic.
[Posted: May 14, 2013]
Firecracker Fun Run
Registration is now open for The Family YMCA's annual July 4th Firecracker Fun Run. Race begins at 8:00am Thursday July 4th at The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris St. in Los Alamos. Cost is $25, $10 for Youth ages 13 and under, and $15 for Y Members. Runners/Walkers will receive a t-shirt at check-in 7:15-7:45am on July 4th and are eligible for one of the many door prizes. Top runners in each division will also receive a prize. Strollers, costumes, and dogs welcome to join the fun.
[Posted: May 10, 2013]
Strong Kids Golf Classic
Our 4th Annual Strong Kids Golf Classic will be Saturday, June 15. 1:00pm shotgun start/scramble at Los Alamos Golf Course. All inclusive cost of $80 per player. See our Strong Kids Golf Classic brochure.
[Posted: May 8, 2013]
Climbing Wall News
The Climbing Wall at the Y has some new classes, programs, and prices to get you introduced, get you in, and get you climbing for less. Climbing is a whole body workout that results in an exhilarating accomplishment.
Adult Climb Time for any level of climber - beginner to advanced ages 18+. Friday mornings, 9:00-11:00am, during YMCA Child Watch. $20 per month (plus Child Watch fee if needed) / $10 for Y members with Child Watch free as always. Bring your own gear, or use ours.
Little Geckos- ages 3-5 with parent. $30 per month / $20 for Y members. Tues & Thurs morning, 10:00-11:00am, during child watch.
Friday Night Happy Hour- Runs from 5:00-9:00pm every Friday $5/ Free for Y Members. Only $5 for climbing equipment rental or bring your own.
Climbing Wall Birthday Parties. Saturday or Sunday, 4:00-6:00pm. $70 plus $3 per climber - includes private use of climbing wall area, equipment use, and instructor. Great for ages 5 and up.
Open Climb Hours: Lunch Hour Mon-Fri (11:45-1:15pm); Early AM Tues & Thurs (5:45-7:15am); Evenings Mon-Thurs (5:30-10:00pm) Friday (3:30-9:00pm); and Sat & Sun (12:00-4:00pm).
[Posted: May 1, 2013]
Provide AID, Prevent Suicide
Suicide is an often misunderstood cause of preventable and premature death. High School age teens interested in increasing their suicide awareness and learning about how encourage others to seek help are invited to join in a talk and open discussion at the Teen Center on May 1st. The one-hour workshop will focus on ways to provide A.I.D. (Ask, Intervene, Do) for someone who may be suicidal as well as resource referral. No registration required. When: Wednesday, May 1st 6:00-7:00pm Where: LA Teen Center 3900 Trinity Drive (TOTH Church). For more information contact Michelangelo Lobato 505.500.8073 or 505.500.0049.
[Posted: April 29, 2013]
SAN Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to help with events for the community-sponsored, all-night senior graduation celebration known as SAN (Senior Appreciation Night) for shifts that begin at 6 pm on June 1, 2013. SAN was created as a fun, safe alternative to dangerous celebrations for graduates. The event is in its 29th year and typically serves 350 students. Volunteers are needed to work a 2-to 3-hour position at times detailed below, and may sign up for one or more shifts. Volunteers may email Diana Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 662-3100.
[Posted: April 24, 2013]
American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course
This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety, safe play and first aid. For youth ages 11 to 17. Click here for more information on our Babysitter's Training Course.
[Posted: April 22, 2013]
Y Camp Keeps Youth Moving, Learning and Exploring this Summer
Our Y Camp offers youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. Click here for more information.
[Posted: April 19, 2013]
MyCD (Manage Your Chronic Disease) Workshop
Are you an adult with an on-going health condition? Consider taking a MyCD workshop to help you take charge of your life. These 2 1/2 hour classes are FREE to the public and meet weekly for six weeks. Tuesdays, June 11-July 16. Register at the Los Alamos Senior Center. Class size is limited. Click here for more MyCD workshop information.
[Posted: April 18, 2013]
Strong Kids Campaign
2013 Annual Campaign is in full swing with over 50 campaign volunteers helping us meet our $130,000 goal so that no one is turned away from the Y due to inability to pay. In 2012, our financial aid program helped 249 people access Y programs including after school and summer camp. Funds raised also helped support youth programs in Los Alamos and Española, as well as free pre-diabetes and chronic disease management educational and support classes. See the Strong Kids brochure here.
[Posted: April 10, 2013]
- Free Y Express Group Fitness Orientations!
One of our Wellness Coaches will provide information on basic training principles, as well as instruction and demonstration of proper technique, form and general use of the functional training and cardio room machines. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled orientations you may schedule an individual one at the front desk. Click here to the flyer for more information.
[Updated: April 8, 2013]
EXPRESS GRAND OPENING MARCH 11!
COME IN, CHECK IT OUT, & WORKOUT! The Y Express offers a new kind of workout, along with more of your favorite classes like Zumba and Power-up. Registration is now open for the new TRX Suspension training classes! Click here to view the flyer for TRX. The "Y Express is located at 140 Central Park Square. Corner of 15th and Nectar. The entrance faces the Little Theatre. Click here for directions.
[Updated: March 15, 2013]
- Registered Dietitian
Counseling Now Available
Sara Pocernik is a Registered Dietitian with experience in many areas of nutrition. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition Science at Michigan State University, and a Masters Degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts University. She has also worked as a clinical dietitian in intensive care and dialysis units. Make an appointment for a nutrition consultation designed just for you. Understanding the relationship between nutrients and your health empowers your food decision-making and results in your having more energy, feeling better and lowering your risk for chronic disease in the future. Make your appointment today! Click here for more information.
[Posted: March 15, 2013]
- Diabetes Prevention
FREE to eligible participants. Weekly classes begin March 26th at the New Y Express. You can reduce your diabetes risk and gain tools for healthy living through the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, The National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes. Click here to view the flier for this class
[Posted: March 15, 2013]
- Weight Management
Are you interested in learning about nutrition and ways to make your lifestyle healthier? Have you tried a fad diet? Gained weight? Can't figure out how to make the family meals healthy? Looking for support? Then this class is for you! This class will focus on a “non-diet” method of weight management and will consist of 6 classes which will address various nutritional topics as well as provide fitness advice. Meetings will also include, nutritional handouts, healthy recipes, motivation, support, a trip to the grocery store and more! Click here to view the flier for this class
[Posted: March 15, 2013]
Marathon & Festive 5K Results
The Family YMCA’s Half Marathon & Festive 5K a fundraiser in support of youth programs, was held on Saturday, December 8th. Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers that made this a successful event. Click here to see the results of the race. Click here to see the article and pictures of the event. The race was sponsored by Alpine Laser Dental, McDonalds, Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Los Alamos MainStreet. Prizes were donated by Bob's Bodacious BBQ, Buffalo Thunder Resort, CB Fox, Chili Works, China Moon, Connie's Over Your Head, DeColores Restaurant, Dixie Girl, El Parasol, Ojo Caliente, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Pet Pangaea, Hill Diner and Trader Joe's.
[Posted: December 11, 2012]
- Los Alamos Youth Food
Hoop-House Raising Celebrated Community Garden Funded by State Farm Youth Advisory Board. The State Farm Youth Advisory Board awarded a $96,250 grant to the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) in support of an educational and outreach community garden. The JJAB has contracted The Family YMCA to deliver the grant’s education and food-assistance objectives throughout the next year. This is the second award by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to the JJAB for their Los Alamos Youth Food Project (LAYFP). The funding has provided starter money to mobilize middle and high school youth in support of sustainable healthy eating. Click here to view the press release. Click here to view event photos.
[Posted: October 25, 2012]