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.-11:30 a.m., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Cats & Mats-Date TBD

The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA and PAWS are teaming up to do kitten yoga! Ivy will be leading a beginner friendly yoga class in the YMCA group exercise room. PAWS will be bringing in all the kittens and cats that are available for adoption. Fee: Donations of money, dog or cat food are greatly appreciated. Open to the public.

Couch To 5k

Join this eight-week Running Club for ages 18 and up to get you ready for your New Years goals. The C25K Running Plan was designed for inexperienced runners who are beginning an exercise routine. Ivy will use the education from her Personal Training and Yoga 200 hour certification to teach strength and stretching techniques to prevent injury. She can answer questions and help you with a variety of goals. Run/walks will be progressive, therefore early registration and regular attendance is encouraged.

Time/Dates: 8 a.m., Mondays & Wednesdays,
September & October, meet in the lobby.
Fee: Members: $20; non-members: $30

Mommy & Me Yoga

Bring your little one and come join Brittany while doing yoga with your baby. You and your baby will play and practice yoga while you explore movement, practice infant massage and connect with other moms and babies.

Time/Date: 9:00 a.m., Tuesdays, Monthly

Fee: $20 members; $40 non-members

Dance A Thon

A great way to get the weekend party started! Join us for ultimate booty shaking! You will pre-burn those weekend calories and start the weekend feeling refreshed. Come see all of our dance instructors perform their best routines.

Time/Date: Friday, September 28, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 members; $10 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, October 6

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

GaGa For Giving

Join Ivy Owens at 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 7, in the YMCA group exercise room for a dance party where we will dance to all the hits off THE FAME MONSTER. Each song will be choreographed with an easy-to-follow routine involving three to six moves per song. Admission fee is one ornament off the Holiday Giving Tree in the front lobby. Select an ornament (ornaments start at $10) and make a donation in that amount to support YMCA programs. This event is open to the public.

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