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Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Partners with city's Midtown Center
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Posted: 2013 Jul 12 - 06:11


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The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA has teamed up with the City of Daytona Beach to provide Y programming at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center/Cypress Aquatic Center.

 Classes will be $3 each or participants have the option to buy a punch card for 8 classes for $20.

Three of the classes offered target seniors and include:

Balance in Motion - A healthy aging program developed specifically to address falls. 

Moving for Better Balance is a Tai Chi based program. This program is specifically designed to prevent falls in older adults and is geared toward those who are age 60 and older.

Water Aerobics -- Ideal for individuals working on strength, cardiovascular fitness and balance, water aerobics offers all three in a weightless setting.

The schedule has begun and the schedule is:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Balance in Motion

Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m., Moving for Better Balance

Mondays and Fridays, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Water Aerobics

Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., Healthy Living Lecture and Focus Groups

YMCA President & CEO Teresa Rogers said the Y also will schedule feedback sessions. "We are planning to hold some town hall-type meetings to gauge the needs of local residents," Ms. Rogers said. "Their input will be essential as we move forward with what we are sure will be a successful health wellness initiative in the community."

City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson highlighted the Midtown Center. "The Midtown Cultural and Educational Center is a state of the art facility and we're so pleased to be able offer these programs at that location to benefit our residents," Mr. Williamson said. "The YMCA is a fitting partner in that endeavor and we're proud to be associated with that organization and brand."

 For more information, contact Kevin Kilian of the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA at (386) 405-2844 or kkilian@vfymca.org.

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