Health & Wellness


What is Pickle-ball you ask? Pickle-ball is a sport played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickle-ball paddles, made of wood. The ball is similar to a whiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their athletic ability. Join us in the gym 9 a.m.-11 a.m., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to learn the game and have some fun!

Fee: Free for members

Intro to Fitness

Are you nervous taking a new fitness class? Want
to take a class with a room of beginners? The Y is
here to help. Join us for introductions to all the YMCA’s group exercise classes.
Time/Date: Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.
January 6-Intro to Pound
January 13-Intro to Cycling
January 20-Intro to Turbokick
January 27-Intro to Yoga
February 3-Intro to Bootcamp
February 10-Intro to Zumba


Cats and Mats Yoga to be rescheduled! Notified there are no current kittens and cats to adopt. That is good news for the animals, sad news for our event. We will continue on this Saturday with a special yoga class and will have to reschedule the Cat & Mats Yoga in the spring when PAWS will have some new kittens. We hope you will join us.

Time/Date: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27-Yoga Only

TRI 20/20/20-Cancelled due to low participation

Ages 14-adults are welcome to participate. Join the Y for a mini triathlon. Spend 20 minutes swimming laps in the pool, 20 minutes riding the spin bikes and 20 minutes running the indoor track. We will track who covers the greatest distance for our winner. Must have at least 8 participants. 12 or more we will divide in age groups. Register today.

Time/Date: 8:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17
Fee: $10 members; $20 non members

Yoga on Natural Bridge

Join Ivy and climb Natural Bridge to do a scenic yoga class on top of the mountain. Optionally go to Miguel’s after for some well-deserved pizza. Wear hiking shoes and bring water and a large towel for your mat. Weather permitting.

Time/Date: Saturday, April 28
Meet at the Paris Bourbon County YMCA at 9:00 a.m., we will
carpool to natural bridge at 9:15 a.m.
Fee: $20 members; $30 non members

Contact Ivy Owens at 859.987.1395, ext. 15, or email iowens@parisbourbonymca.org with questions.