Saying ‘Hi’ To Kaimuki Y This Week

The YMCA wants to help its neighbors get into a healthy fitness routine for the new year, and open house activities this week, ending Saturday, will help accomplish that goal.

Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA 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. and began Jan. 5, the Kaimuki-Waialae branch still has the following specific activities Jan. 8 at 4835 Kilauea Ave.:

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

* 5 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. Saturday in Mokuleia.

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

For more information, call 737-5544 (Kaimuki-Waialae), 531-9622 or visit