Adult Beginner Group Swim Lessons


Brand new – Begins Fall II!

Adult Beginner Group Swim Lesson

Enjoy the comfort of our Warm Water Therapy Pool while you learn basic aquatic skills. Designed for the adult beginner swimmer, participants will learn self-rescue skills as well as gain confidence in their own abilities. Please bring your own swim cap and goggles (optional).

Fall II Class Information:

Who: Adults, 18+ years old
When: Tuesdays, 7:30PM-8:15PM for 7 weeks
Registration: Member $50; October 13-25, 2018
Non-Member $100; October 20-25, 2018

Questions? Please contact:

Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator: | 724.452.9122 x218

Karen Guise, Senior Program Director: | 724.452.9122 x230

Get Fit Families


Get Fit Families Youth Triathlon & Running Programs

6-17 years old. Younger ages may be approved through Joella.

Class Times (Schedule emailed each week and posted to Team Snap):

  • Monday through Friday: Practices are 3:15PM-6:00PM. Youth should be prepared to swim, bike and run each day at practice. Items needed for each practice: goggles, swim cap, towel, swim suit, running shoes and running clothes; cycling shoes and cycling clothes are optional.
  • Saturday: Races or training time announced each week, if scheduled. Will be held outdoors as long as possible.
  • Sunday: Will be announced each week. Bike and run workouts will be outside, weather permitting; practices may be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Youth participants will receive:

Weekly group training sessions, bicycle handling skills training, swim stroke development, running development skills, discounts for Get Fit Families races, swim evaluation, and small group swim, bike and run sessions (when available).

Program Sessions
(13+ years old / 12 & under)

  • Fall 2018: 10 wks; Oct. 28, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 ($340 / $280)
  • Winter 2018: 10 wks; Jan. 6, 2019 – Mar. 9, 2019 ($340 / $280)
  • Spring 2019: 11 wks; Mar. 10, 2019 – May 25, 2019 ($370 / $305)

Program Packages
(13+ years old / 12 & under)

  • Any 2 sessions: 20 or 21 wks  ($660 / $545)
  • All 3 Sessions: 31 wks ($975 / $800)
    Payment plans are available. Contact Karen Guise, Senior Program Director at, for more information.

Register early; Program size is limited!

Contact information:
Program: Joella Baker, USAT Triathlon Coach | 724-321-4265

YMCA: Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director | 724-452-9122 x226

Upcoming events for training:

  • December 9: Reindeer Race
  • December 31: The Silvester 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
  • March 2019: YMCA Indoor Tri and the Sarasota CAMTRI


Free to Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA Members & Get Fit Families Athletes

Get Fit Families Weekly Triathlon Brick Workout

Fall II (8 weeks; Oct. 31—Dec. 19, 2018): Wednesdays, 6:05PM-7:45PM

60 minute bike session and 40 minute run session. Each week will be a different workout. Athletes will learn the importance of a brick workout, how different workouts make you stronger and faster and better prepared for your next triathlon. Saturday and Sunday outdoor bricks while the weather permits. Do your first or 50th triathlon with us.

Dawn Crackers Running Club

Fall II (8 weeks; Oct. 30—Dec. 20, 2018): One hour, Tuesday & Thursday, weekly

Tues. & Thurs. 5:30AM: North Boundary Park (meet by the soccer fields).
-Every 3rd Tuesday: Sheetz hill (meet at the YMCA).
Tues. & Thurs. 9:00AM: YMCA (meet in the lobby). If the weather is bad, we will move inside at the YMCA.

Fall II Women’s Book Club


Women’s Book Club

Join us for some much needed relaxation time. This thought provoking study focuses on books with Christian messages as well as creating bonds and making new friends. Enjoy a good book and good weekly conversation. Coffee and water is provided to all participants.

Fall Session II:
When: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30AM for 8 weeks (Oct. 30 – Dec. 18, 2018)
Cost: Member $45 | Non-Member $65 (includes book & KidQuarium pass)
Registration: Member: Oct. 13-25 | Non-Member: Oct. 20-25

“Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You
Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be” by Rachel Hollis

Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a
clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie.

In this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them.

With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle–and how to give yourself grace without giving up.

Questions? Contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director: or 724-452-9122 x217

Living The Cause: October (Outreached Arms™)


During October, we will be collecting brand new socks & underwear (XL and 2XL), as well as winter hats & gloves for Outreached Arms™.

Outreached Arms™ is a non-profit organization that provides hope to Pittsburgh’s inner city homeless and working poor by serving warm meals, nurturing relationships, meeting essential needs, and sharing the message of Jesus Christ.

Questions? Please contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director:  | 724.452.9122 x217


October Personal Training

Are you ready to get fit with a friend? We offer
GROUP Personal Training Package options!

Group Personal Training Packages: (2 people/1 trainer: cost is for 2 people)

60 minute sessions (member/non-member)

  • 4 sessions (save $20) $275/$315
  • 8 sessions (save $20) $540/$620
  • 12 sessions (save $40) $800/$1,020

45 minute sessions (member/non-member)

  • 4 sessions (save $10) $190/$200
  • 8 sessions (save $20) $380/$440
  • 12 sessions (save $40) $560/$670

30 minute sessions (member/non-member)

  • 4 sessions (save $10) $130/$170
  • 8 sessions (save $15) $240/$345
  • 12 sessions (save $30) $390/$510

5 Benefits of Choosing Personal Training:

  1. Work with an expert who can provide personalized service.
  2. Ensure your safety as you learn how to exercise smarter, not harder.
  3. Have someone who will hold you accountable and kick you into high gear.
  4. Discover exercises you would never do on your own.
  5. Build confidence and get results beyond the mirror.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director: | 724.452.9122 x226

NEW Exercise Class for Cancer Patients & Survivors!


We are excited to announce that we are partnering with The Cancer Caring Center to offer Fit to Fight, an exercise class specifically geared towards cancer patients before, during, and after treatment and/or surgeries.

Starting September 5th, Fit to Fight will be offered here every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm, led by Kathy Hensler.

Registration is required through the Cancer Caring Center by calling 412-622-1212. Registration is not available through the YMCA.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director:
724.452.9122 x226 or

Diabetes Prevention Program begins July 10th!

The Diabetes Prevention Program promotes a lifestyle change that can help you make lasting improvements to reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. This program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director to schedule your informational screening session today!  |  724.452.9122 x226


Senior Project Request Form now available online!

Our Senior project request form is now available online at:

Please keep in mind:

  • Each senior project request will be evaluated by a YMCA program director. Based on YMCA policies and project description the program director may or may not choose to accept the project. If a project is accepted or more information is needed the student will be contacted at that time.
  • The YMCA will only choose projects that meet the mission and purpose of the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA.
  • Student projects wishing to solely rent space in the building will not be allowed without a Certificate of Liability.
  • Senior Project Fundraisers or Projects that charge an admission fee will not be considered.