New Year’s Day of Play 2016


The New Year is the most common time for individuals to think about starting (or restarting) a healthy habit or living a healthier lifestyle. But according to Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA Wellness Coach and Prescription Health Program Coordinator, Amanda Caboth, many don’t know where to start.

nydof-class“Unsuccessful resolutions can usually be attributed to a lack of planning. People picture their goal – the long-term end result – but don’t set achievable milestones along the way,” Caboth said. “They try to take a big leap rather than several small steps towards success. Many also lose their way on a wellness journey without a support system. At the Y, our focus is always on you, your wellbeing and providing the support you need.”

To help Siouxlanders get a jumpstart on a healthier 2016, the Y is opening its doors on Friday, January 1 for its annual free New Year’s Day of Play – a fun-filled day of activities and games for the entire family. In addition, a wide variety of membership and program discounts** will be offered, making the first step on the road to wellbeing easier.

The Y will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with special activities planned from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.


Day of Play festivities will include open swimming in two pools, a Group Fitness class sampler^^, face painting, bounce houses and games in the gym. This party is free and open to the public!

Caboth concluded, “As a non-profit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, New Year’s Day of Play is the perfect event to showcase all of our focus areas and provide families a fun reason to get out of the house.”

More information about New Year’s Day of Play, the Y and its programs can be found by calling 402-404-8439 or following the Y on Facebook or Twitter.


**New Year’s Day ONLY membership special – $20.16 TOTAL to join to the Y! A savings of up to $125!
(Join anytime during the rest of the month during January 2016 and pay a $20.16 joining fee.)

**Get three 30-minute Personal Training sessions and a ‘Know Your Numbers’ appointment as part of our “Getting Started Package” for only $70.
Valued at $95, this wellness package is only offered to NEW Personal Training clients (no PT within the past 6 months) and will be offered through January 31, 2016. Sessions must begin prior to March 31, 2016. Scheduling based on trainer availability.

**Plus, stop in at the Y to get $350 off a 2016 Y Summer Camp registration. New Year’s Day ONLY! Limit one discount per child.

^^Group Fitness class sampler schedule:
10:00 AM – Group Ride / R30
10:20 AM – Group Blast
10:40 AM – Group Active
11:00 AM – Group Power
11:20 AM – Group Core
11:40 AM – Group Fight
12:00 PM – Zumba
12:20 PM – Group Centergy