Coming up at the YMCA

NILES — The YMCA of Southwest Michigan will host a Health Week at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. Health Week will run from Sunday, Oct. 14 to Saturday, Oct. 20 and will feature free activities and free admission to the Y all week.

“It is important that we make Health Week available to our community and what better way to do that than offer free admission to the Y,” said Bits Thomas, director of member experience. “We’re excited for those who have never been in our facility to see what we offer.”

Health Week will include an array of activities, kicking off with a Health and Fitness Expo with Andrews University from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 and ending with Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Here’s a look at the schedule of events:

Sunday, Oct. 14

• 12:15 to 12:40 p.m. — WERQ

• 12:45 to 1:10 p.m. PiYo live

• 1:45 to 2:10 p.m.— Barre

• 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. — Yoga

• Noon to 3 p.m. — Health and Fitness Expo with Andrews University

• Noon to 3 p.m. — Fitness Demos with Y staff:

Monday, Oct. 15

• 3 to 7 p.m. — Blood Drive with the South Bend Medical Foundation

Tuesday, Oct. 16

• 11 a.m. to noon — Aqua Aerobics Class

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Fall Prevention Clinic with Lakeland Health

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Fitness Demos from Y staff

• 1 to 1:30 p.m. — Pilates

• 1:30 to 2 p.m. — Enhance Fitness

• 2 to 2:30 p.m. — Chair aerobics

• 2 to 3 p.m. — Aqua aerobics class

• 2:30 to 3 p.m. — Yoga

Wednesday, Oct. 17

• 9 to 11 a.m. — Nutrition Booth with Registered Dietitian, Megan Longobardi

• 9 to 11 a.m. — Free chair massage with massage therapist, Kirsten Bugy

• 5:30 to 7 p.m. —Soup Night

Thursday, Oct. 18

• 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Pickleball

• 4 to 7 p.m. — Youth Sports Activities

Saturday, Oct. 20

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Safety Around Water Class

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Family Swim

• 1 to 3 p.m. — Family Fit Classes with Y staff:

• 1 to 1:25 p.m. — Family Fit Kids

• 1:30 to 1:55 p.m. — Family Zumba

• 2 to 2:25 p.m. — Family Cardio drumming

• 4 to 9 p.m. — Kids Night Out (Additional Fee. Please see Member Service to register.)

In addition to classes and activities, the Niles-Buchanan YMCA will offer free admission during Health Week. Those who enter the Y for free that week will have the same opportunities YMCA members have including the weight and cardio room, warm water therapy pool and six-lane lap pool, group fitness classes, indoor track, and more. Please bring a valid ID to receive free admission.

For more information on Health Week, visit or call Member Service at (269) 683-1552.


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