Morris Community YMCA

  • Preschool Dance Programs

    Starting November 7

    YMCA dance programs are designed to provide youth with basic dance instruction and knowledge, while fostering a culture that encourages creativity and fun.

    Tiny Dancers (Age 2)

    In a nurturing environment, your tiny dancer will move, dance and have fun, while developing spatial awareness, coordination and rhythm and learning how to follow directions.

    Dance Beginnings (Ages 3-5)

    In addition to developing spatial awareness, coordination and rhythm, dancers will learn basic ballet movements and terminology. Dance attire and ballet shoes are recommended.

    Register Now

  • Youth Basketball Leagues Forming Now

    YBL JolietWhen kids play sports, they do more than just exercise. Besides being physically active, they develop higher self-esteem, perform better in school and work better in groups.

    Our Youth Basketball Program teaches kids the fundamentals of the game while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Above all, kids who play YMCA basketball have a lot of fun!

    • Leagues in Morris and Coal City
    • Open to youth in kindergarten through grade 6
    • Early Bird Pricing available

    Learn More

  • Ho Ho Ho…Hold Your Weight

    Holiday Weight Maintenance Challenge Starting November 13

    Our 8-week Holiday Weight Maintenance Challenge will help you get in shape and keep the weight off this holiday season. We have a great plan to help you adopt healthy eating and exercise habits while saying ‘No’ to those tempting holiday cravings.

    Are you up for the challenge?
    If you can maintain your weight within 2 pounds for 8 weeks, you will receive your money back in the form of a YMCA voucher that can be used towards any fitness program including personal training. If you gain more than 2 pounds during this 8-week challenge, your $20 fee will be donated in your name to the Y’s Annual Campaign.

    As part of this fun-filled Holiday Weight Maintenance Challenge, you will receive:

    • A one-of-a-kind YMCA Holiday Weight Maintenance Challenge T-shirt
    • Three weigh-ins: Weeks 1 and 8 (mandatory) and Week 4 (optional)
    • Weekly emails with workout tips, healthy holiday recipes and special fitness challenges, designed specifically for our Weight Loss Challenge participants

    Let’s have a little fun this holiday season. Together, we will help you celebrate the holiday season happy and healthy!

    Cost: $20

    Register Online

  • News and Notes

    The Y’s Maintenance Department is searching for a part-time Cleaning Technician to join its team. Apply at the Y today!

    Available Shifts
    Evenings: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    Afternoons: Saturday

  • Fab 50 Adventure: Walnut Room and Water Tower Place

    Tuesday, November 14

    For our next Fab 50 Adventure, we’re spending an afternoon in Downtown Chicago to shop at two of the most iconic holiday shopping locations around. First, we will stop for lunch at the Walnut Room. Located within Macy’s, the Walnut Room is the first restaurant to open in a department store. After shopping at Macy’s, we will head to Water Tower Place, a one-of-a-kind mall on the Magnificent Mile with more than 100 stores.

    Rate (includes lunch, gratuity and transportation)
    $45 per person

    Registration Deadline
    Monday, November 6

    Register Now

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