YMCA OF COLUMBIA-WILLAMETTE

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Every body is welcome

With our commitment to open doors for every body, our facilities offer several accessible features for those who need them:

  • Elevators | Offered at all locations
  • Hand Crank Lift for the Pool | Offered at Sherwood Regional Family YMCA
  • Power chair lifts for Pools | Offered at Clark County Family YMCA
  • Wheelchair ramp | Offered at the Clark County Family YMCA
  • ADA cardio equipment | Offered at the Clark County Family YMCA
  • Various exercise classes, offered at the Clark County Family YMCA: 
    • Adaptive fitness,
    • Functional fitness

Beaverton Hoop YMCA

Powering Forward

Developed by the Brian Grant Foundation, the Powering Forward Boot Camp is based on national research around the benefit of exercise to alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms. For those who desire a high-level workout, this program was developed specifically for you! The Powering Forward Boot Camp focuses on full functional body movements using ropes, TRX, kettle bells, BOSUs, weights and boxing and is taught in an interval/circuit training style to keep participants focused. The classes will encourage brain stimulation, challenge balance and stability and teach proper technique and form—all in an encouraging group setting. Fill out this questionnaire and balance confidence survey, once completed, you will receive information via email with instructions about how to schedule an in person evaluation. For more information, please contact Lynda Vinson at 503.608.3124.

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Tai Chi

This gentle, physical exercise is excellent for joint mobility, balance and focus. In this session you will learn Yang style Tai Chi, working on the traditional 8 and 24 forms. Students will work on individual forms and also gain an understanding of the martial arts application of each form.

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Clark County Family YMCA

Lifestyle Balance

This class is designed to help those who are in search of motivation, support, and accountability while learning about making healthy lifestyle choices related to eating and exercise habits. Each week will have a different topic related to how and why we eat the way we do and ways to incorporate exercise to have a healthy balance in our day. Lifestyle Balance meets once a week for five weeks.

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Yoga For a Healthy Back

This five week program is based on the two largest most definitive studies utilizing yoga therapy for treatment of chronic lower back pain. The class includes Low Back Anatomy 101, introduction to Yoga in Relation to Chronic Pain, breathing basics, the ABC's of Yoga Posture and Practice, and guided Homework designed to help prepare you for the next class session. Five Progressive 40 to 60 minute yoga practices with audio guidance for program continuation at home. These studies were funded by the national Institutes of Health (NIH).

Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

Movement Meditation

Unplug and calm your mind with an integrative movement practice. Move with awareness, it supports your body holistically to sustain mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability. Due to limited space, please sign up online or at the Welcome Center. Program runs Mondays from Apr. 2–July 2. This program does run over the summer. Classes will resume in the fall. For more information, please contact Caz Thomson.

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Moving For Better Balance

This evidence based fall prevention program for older adults is a therapeutic set of continuous, rhythmic and functional Tai Chi based actions. Registration for 12 weeks is required and must be able to attend 75% of the time. Open to seniors or adults with balance concerns. This will not run over the summer. Classes will resume in the fall. For more information, please contact Caz Thomson.

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Tai Chi

This gentle, physical exercise is excellent for joint mobility, balance and focus. In this session you will learn Yang style Tai Chi, working on the traditional 8 and 24 forms. Students will work on individual forms and also gain an understanding of the martial arts application of each form. Tai Chi will not run over the summer. Classes will resume in the fall. For more information, please contact Caz Thomson.

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Y Snaps

This program offers community members living with special needs the opportunity to exercise and socialize. We welcome anyone ages 14 and older for a variety of programs and activities.