March Madness Exercise Challenge

Back by popular demand... March Madness isn't just for basketball anymore! This March, get ready to come to the YMCA and do what you do best: exercise!

How to play:

  • Grab your official game card and sign up for the challenge at the Wellness Desk by March 1.
  • For every minute you work out doing an approved exercise you earn a point.
  • The players with the most points each week will advance to the next round!
  • At the end of the month, the Final Four will be crowned challenge champions and receive some YMCA prizes!

Eligible Activities Include: 

  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Cardio Machine Workouts
  • Lap Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Pickleball
  • Dance Classes

Remember, all activities must be completed at the Brooks Family YMCA Facility to count towards your points.

Key Dates:

  • 1st Round (March 2- 8): The competition heats up as the top 64 participants advance.
  • 2nd Round (March 9-15): The field narrows to the top 32.
  • Sweet Sixteen (March 16-22): Only 16 will move forward.
  • Elite Eight (March 23-30): The final showdown where the top 4 emerge as WINNERS.

How to Validate Your  Workout: 

  • A YMCA Official must sign your ticket post-workout. 
  • Group X classes require an Instructor's signature.
  • Cardio workouts and recreational sports need a Wellness Attendant's signature.  
  • Ensure your ticket is returned to the wellness desk by 3pm each Friday for your points to be tallied.

Stay tuned for email notifications on Friday evenings to  see if you've made it to the next round.

Don't miss this chance to be part of the excitement, challenge yourself, and perhaps even earn bragging rights as one of this year's March Madness Exercise Challenge Champions. Sign up by March 1st and let the games begin!

 


Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

This evidence-based program offers personalized support for developing a blood pressure self-monitoring routine, tips for maintaining cardiovascular health and nutrition education.

The program will meet twice a month for 10 minutes with a Healthy Heart Ambassador (HHA) to check and review your Blood Pressure tracking for a period of four months. Appointments are made to fit your schedule!

The program cost is $30 (financial assistance is available to ensure that everyone has access to managing their health)

Interested? Register below or contact Jeri Evans: jevans@piedmontymca.org / 434-270-7535

 

 

 

 

 


Foxtrot+Swing Dance Class

Foxtrot uses a combination of long walking movements and short quick steps to glide across the dance floor. Swing was developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s and 1940s.

Dancing has been proven to lower stress, reduce cholesterol levels, and improve brain function. This class is taught by our dynamic, experienced, competitive ballroom dance instructor, Julie Boyer.  No experience or partner needed! 


WHEN: Wednesdays from 7-8pm, March 6, 13, 20, 27
WHO: Ages 18+
FEE: Member Individual $25 / Non-Member $40
Member Couple $45 / Non-Member $70
Registration: Open
Questions: Contact Jeri Evans jevans@piedmontymca.org / 434-270-7535

 

 


Wedding Dance Workshop II Dance Class

The Wedding Dance Workshop II will focus on learning the Waltz, Rumba, and Hustle for weddings or any special event. This workshop will help build confidence and skills. Amaze your family and friends with your new-found dance skills. 

Dancing has been proven to lower stress, reduce cholesterol levels, and improve brain function. This class is taught by our dynamic, experienced, competitive ballroom dance instructor, Julie Boyer.  No experience or partner needed! 


WHEN: Saturdays from 11:30am - 12:45pm, March 2, 9, 16
WHO: Ages 18+
FEE: Member Individual $25 / Non-Member $40
Member Couple $45 / Non-Member $70
Registration: Open
Questions: Contact Jeri Evans jevans@piedmontymca.org / 434-270-7535

 


 

Lunch&Learn

Join us during your lunch break for engaging presentations, interactive discussions, and valuable takeaways. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge on various topics, from nutrition and wellness to personal development and community engagement. 

WHO: Adult YMCA members (18+)

WHEN: 12:30-1:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month

For our February session (Tuesday, 2/13)

Topic: Conversations with Charlottesville's Partner for Mental Health

 

 

 


Monthly Nutrition Series

A Complimentary Class for Y Members - No Cost - No Registration

with Registered Dietician Olivia Obertello

 

Join us for our Monthly Nutrition Series, a comprehensive journey through a range of nutritional topics designed to empower and educate you on healthy eating habits. Each session includes enlightening discussions, cooking demonstrations, and delightful taste testing experiences.

WHO: YMCA members - adults and children age 8+

WHEN: On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-7pm

WHERE: Brooks Family YMCA Community Room

 

See our Events Page for more information on the upcoming topic

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Blood Pressure

Discover innovative strategies and lifestyle changes that can significantly lower or manage your blood pressure. Join us for an exciting journey towards healthier living!

WHO: Y members

WHEN: Monday, March 11 @ 9AM

TOPIC: Heart-Healthy Eating For Life

This is a free monthly seminar on the 2nd Monday of each month.

 

 

 

  


Free Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy Screenings

We are excited to announce that the Y is partnering with Ivy Rehab to offer free physical therapy screenings every month!

If you’re in pain, have recently injured yourself, or just think something might be wrong, you can come and meet one-on-one with a physical therapist who will conduct a thorough assessment of your condition.

WHO: Adults age 18+ 

WHEN: the 2nd Tuesday & 2nd Wednesday of each month 

10am-11am on Tuesdays

6pm-7pm on Wednesdays