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Paddle Board in a pool?

Sick of waiting for Spring?

Paddle Board Stretch & Strength

No experience necessary and the paddle boards are provided.  Your experience begins with a swim and paddle warm up series to ensure warm and ready muscles followed by an alternating mix of challenging Pilates, strength poses, abdominal and core fitness.  These poses are introduced at various levels to accommodate different ability levels and will wrap up with a tranquil set of Yoga postures and stretches.  Balance techniques will be introduced progressively over the course of several weeks allowing for individual development of physical skills.

The program cost for YWCA members $50.00 for non-members $65.00

Pre-register by calling 795.4050

This is a six week class!

April 29 – June 10, 2016 (no class May 27)

Fridays 5:30 – 6:30pm

Space is limited so sign up today!


aqua kickboxing picAqua Pool Kickboxing classes combine aqua movement, music and the fundamentals of Kickboxing for the Ultimate fun whole body workout! Aqua Pool Kickboxing Classic is  an energetic blend of kickboxing and traditional aqua choreography. This water aerobics cardio class is a “no Contact” class that will help you burn calories and tone into shape.

> No experience necessary and You don’t need to be in shape to get started. Splish, splash – it will be a blast!

You can find a schedule here on our water fitness schedule page







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Second Season of Girls on the Run at YWCA


Every spring the YWCA offers a free-of-cost Girls on the Run team for girls in grades 3-5. Girls on the Run is an empowerment-based, non-competitive running program. Each practice includes discussions about issues that are important to young girls, including: self-esteem, friendship, body positivity, and media. These themes are woven into running games, workouts, and hands-on activities. The Girls on the Run season includes a community service project and a celebratory 5k at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. Girls on the Run is for girls of all athletic experience and abilities and the program emphasizes achieving work out goals at any speed. During spring of 2016, the YWCA will offer two teams to accommodate as many girls as possible. This season’s registration is closed, but check back regularly for photos and updates from our pink and green teams. For more information please call the YWCA at 795-4050, email Natalie Bornstein at, or visit



line dance


Line Dancing at the YWCA!
No prior dance knowledge necessary
No partner needed
If you can walk, you can dance!
Place: YWCA 130 East Ave Lewiston, ME
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Cost: $3.00 per class
Line dancing is all about FUN, EXERCISE, DISCIPLINE and GOOD MUSIC.
All ages are welcome The more the merrier

Great stress reliever
Make new friends
Cure for winter blues
Our goal is to make people smile and have a good time.




Stand Against Racism

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Stand Against Racism

Join the YWCA on Sunday, May 1 at 12PM for the Fifth Annual Stand Against Racism! This year the featured keynote address will come from Shay Stewart-Bouley, Executive Director of Community Change Inc. and author of the award-winning blog, Black Girl in Maine. Stewart-Bouley’s speech will be followed by a discussion moderated by students from the Lewiston High School 21st Century Program. Stand Against Racism will feature impactful workshops and conversations with local activists, including: the Southern Maine Workers’ Center, the Neighborhood Housing League, and the Lewiston High School Civil Rights Team. Join the YWCA Sunday, May 1 for a day of education and action around racial justice in Maine!

This year, Stand Against Racism will begin with a kick-off event on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30. The YWCA will host a screening of Mountains That Take Wing, a documentary on activists, Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Nicola Chin, founder of Up With Community and Professor Christopher Petrella of Bates College.

Please visit the Stand Against Racism facebook event page for updates at:

FMI: Contact Natalie at or call the YWCA at 795-4050.

To learn more about this year’s theme, Stand Against Racism for Girls of Color, check out the following resources:




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