The Family YMCA of Augusta South, an Armed Services YMCA affiliate, is located in the heart of the Fort Gordon community. There’s something for everyone at the Family YMCA of Augusta South, including youth sports, day camp for kids, CrossFit, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and so much more. When joining the Augusta South branch, you choose to join as either a Branch specific member or as a Metro member, which gives you access to all Family YMCA locations. Among the benefits you receive as an Augusta South member include free childcare (up to 2 hours per visit), free CrossFit, free group exercise classes and free wellness coaching. Join our YMCA family!
PREPARE FOR AWESOME WITH CROSSFIT!
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. The program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general and inclusive. The specialty isn’t specializing. Combat, survival, many sports and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. The same routines are used for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. The program scales load and intensity to accommodate everyone but do not change the programs.
CrossFit is a FREE member benefit for Metro, North Augusta and (NEW!) Augusta South members. All of our CrossFit boxes at the Wilson, North Augusta and Augusta South branches are on Facebook too-like them at “Wilson Y CrossFit”, “NAY CrossFit” and “South Augusta Y CrossFit” to stay connected with the CrossFit family! Join the CrossFit family at your Family Y-pick up a schedule at your membership desk!
Play and Learn Child Enrichment Program
Play and Learn child enrichment program is now available at all 11 CSRA area branches and is the only one of its kind in the region. This program has been uniquely developed by the Y’s educational experts to provide engaging curriculum to help children develop in the areas of music and movement, literacy, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), and arts and crafts while parents are utilizing branch facilities for up to two-hour blocks of time. The service is free to all active Y members and no pre-registration is required.
During normal branch operating hours, parents can place their child in Play and Learn for rotating sessions including music and movement, devotionals, storytelling and reading, STEAM and arts and crafts with age appropriate activities for every child. Play and Learn is designed to stimulate minds and bodies, while teaching competence to build autonomy and reinforce positive attitudes and actions.
Curriculum changes every week throughout the year, with the same offerings each day at every branch should a member utilize multiple facilities for consistency. The program is on a voluntary basis for families and religious beliefs are respected and inclusive, should families have specific preferences.
Play and Learn is designed to help children identify and reinforce their individual strengths, grow their abilities with their natural talents and gain confidence to believe in themselves. It’s a fun and engaging environment for children to learn and develop, while providing parents the assurance that their child is being cared for during their workout in a meaningful way.
For more information about Play and Learn, contact Cheryl Lizama at [email protected] or 706 922 9672.