Yates Community Center Kicks Off New Year with Free Fitness Class Sampler

YCC’s community building (463 N. Main Street) Penn Yan

Yates Community
Center Kicks Off New Year

with Free Fitness
Class Sampler

-- Event offers public low-key, informational way to try
pilates, yoga, and more --

January 3, 2018 (Penn
Yan, NY) -- It’s a new year, and the Yates Community Center (YCC) is helping
kick off your health and wellness goals by inviting the public to a free
fitness class sampler on Saturday,
January 20
from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The event takes place at the YCC’s community building (463 N. Main Street) and
features three abbreviated classes—yoga, pilates, and FitFlash (a new aerobic dance class). Attendees will get a brief
overview of each class, and the opportunity to participate, watch, or ask
questions. Registration isn’t required to attend, and participants can come and
go as needed.

“It’s the perfect
time for people to start something new, or shake up their fitness routine. This
year, we’re excited to be able to offer several great new options, including a
fuller yoga schedule and a new high-energy aerobics class. Our fitness class
sampler event is a painless, low-pressure way to meet our teachers and explore
something you’ve always wanted to try,” said Pam Griffith Worth, YCC Executive

June 2017, the YCC welcomed Penn Yan resident Sarah Thompson as its new yoga
instructor. Thompson is a writer, longtime yoga practitioner, and Registered
Yoga Teacher (RYT-200); she completed her initial teacher training in Anusara
yoga at Lakshmi Living Arts in Trumansburg, NY. Her classes are
alignment-focused, blending humor and technical insight to challenge students
of all abilities to cultivate their physical and mental awareness, strength,
and wholeness.

Pilates classes are
taught by Georgann Farrell and Dawn Shipman, who also both offer personal
training services. Farrell lives in Branchport and has been teaching pilates
since 2004. Shipman, a Penn Yan native, teaches pilates and the new FitFlash aerobics class. Pilates uses
controlled movements to build core strength and endurance for the whole body,
and FitFlash is an aerobics class set
to high-energy dance music.

Fitness classes have
been part of the YCC’s offerings since it first opened in 2005, originally
taking place in a variety of community locations, including churches and school
gymnasiums. After YCC’s new 24-hour fitness center opened in 2015, the old
fitness center building was completely refurbished and used for fitness and
community education classes.

For more information about all of the YCC’s
offerings, visit

The Yates Community Center is a not-for-profit
corporation whose mission is to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of
Yates County residents by promoting and providing cultural, recreational,
athletic, and educational opportunities. Those opportunities currently include
a community 24-hour fully equipped fitness center, outdoor fitness trails,
athletic fields, a lacrosse box, and several community programs offered through
YCC’s Work and Life Skills education/training programs.

January 20 2018

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM