Say ‘Hi’ To The ‘Y’ And Test Your Fitness Too

The YMCA wants to help its neighbors get into a healthy fitness routine for the new year, and open house activities during the week of Jan. 5-12 will help accomplish that goal.

Windward YMCA in Kailua joins with seven other Y sites on Oahu for the “Try the Y for Free” promotion, which includes free one-day use of its facilities and equipment, healthy snacks, games, prizes, tours, a four-week Healthy Start series, specialized fitness programs and reduced membership rates.

Although the open house runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, the Windward branch offers the following specific activities at 1200 Kailua Road:

Jan. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Family fun with Zumba, swimming, hip hop dance, obstacle course and games

Jan. 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Seniors welcome for Zumba Gold, aqua class, tai chi, bingo, gentle Pilates and giveaways

Jan. 9, 3 to 8 p.m. – For working people, night Zumba, cardio kick-boxing, basketball and Sweat Box.

To conclude the open house, the YMCA Camp Erdman will offer tours, swimming, a climbing wall and archery from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 in Mokuleia.

Other sites are the Atherton, Central, KaimukiWaialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani and Nuuanu branches.

For more information, call 261-0808 (Windward), 531-9622 or visit