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Adults and Teens, Body Shop, Health and Fitness, Kids Corner

Adult and Teen classes are recreational and teach new skills.

Body Shop classes require a Body Shop or Body Shop/Weight Room combo card.

BODYSHOPscheduleJune2013-01 Health and Fitness classes get you into shape! Children's classes are fun and educational.

  • If you would like to sign up for a class that has already started, please call (310) 452-3881 to check space availability and to receive a pro-rated fee. (More Info.)


Ballet Basics (Ages 6 - 9)

Price: $ 84.00   (Kids Corner)

015-1 015-1 A great class for children who want to learn ballet, develop balance and coordination, gain confidence and have fun!  Using French ballet terms and working with classical music, children learn ballet, barre and center techniques. Luanice Frank has been teaching dance for many years.




  • INSTRUCTOR: Luanice Frank
  • TIME:  Fridays, 4:00 - 4:45 pm

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Barre Class

Price: Varies   (Body Shop)

Barre Class Barre Class Taught by Nurit Krauss, who trained at the Julliard School, Martha Graham Center, and the Joffrey Ballet, Barre Class is specially designed for women. It is taught primarily at the ballet barre, but also includes some center and aerobic exercises. Concentrating on balance, alignment, placement, coordination and upper body strength, the Barre Class utilizes principles of dance to enhance posture, elongate muscles and improve joint articulation and extension.

  • INSTRUCTOR: Nurit Krauss
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:15 am



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Belly Dance

Price: $ 96.00   (Adults and Teens)

Goddess Empowerment!   Belly Dance is a fabulously fun and creative way for women of all ages to get in shape, explore exciting new music, and experience true Woman Power!  Class will sometimes use finger cymbals and other props, available from the instructor for purchase or loan.  Classes for both the beginner and intermidiate level available.  Tahiya performs locally with her own Belly Dance Troupe, for more information, go to: www.tahiya.net


  • INSTRUCTOR: Tahiya
  • TIME:  Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm (beginning) 
  • 7:45 - 8:45 pm (intermediate)

           Spring/Summer Session: May 8 - June 26

           Cost: $96





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Bhavani Yoga

Price: $ 135.00   (Health and Fitness)

Core Focus Core Focus

Join Bhavani for a great hatha yoga "flow" class!  Bhavani has been teaching for close to 40 years on both the east and west coast, and worldwide.  She has a very loyal following - for good reason!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Bhavani
  • COST: $135
  • TIME: Mon./Wed.Fri. 6:30-7:30 am and 12:30-1:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                 


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Body Fat Testing

Price: Varies   (Health and Fitness)

Experts agree that body fat testing is a better, more accurate method of determining your fitness level. The anti-obesity initiative started by former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop, issued an advisory stating that one's body fat percentage is the superior measure of healthy weight. This announcement followed new research supporting body fat percentage as an indicator of health risk. Using the caliper skinfold method, you can learn your body fat and lean body mass levels. Mini-lifestyle consultation with exercise and nutritional recommendations are also included.

  • INSTRUCTOR:  Contact Sharon Donaldson, ACE Certified Fitness Professional, for an appointment at (310) 452-3881, x103 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • COST:  $10, YWCA members; $20, non-members



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Body Shop Card

Price: Varies   (Body Shop)
Bodyshop Bodyshop If you find health clubs intimidating, uncomfortable, competitive, and expensive, then join us at the YWCA where you can work out at your own pace in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere! Receive individualized attention from our professional, certified instructors and meet other women who are also there to get fit! The YWCA “Bodyshop” program will help you improve the efficiency of your heart and lungs, burn fat, tone your body and have fun! Regular exercise reduces stress, increases flexibility and endurance and can improve your physical and mental state. TRY YOUR FIRST CLASS FREE!  Body Shop offers:
  • Certified professional instructors
  • An airy gym with mirrors, sound system and a wood floor
  • Affordable classes
  • Convenient class schedule
  • A comfortable atmosphere for women to get in shape!
  • Body Shop Exclusive! Tone your muscles and strengthen your bones with Dr. Robert and Annette Sweezey's "Osteoball" Program. Experience the difference!
  • INSTRUCTORS: Terese Miller, Sharon Donaldson, Nancy Kaufman, Nurit Krauss,  Adelaide McLean, Rita Ashton, Hannah Kapp and Janis Flax
  • COST: $80 for 10 classes;$210 for 30 classes


  • NOTICE - Bodyshop Cards are valid for 3 months
  • NO EXTENSIONS (except for medical disability, to be extended at Program Director's discretion).
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Body Shop Card and Weight Room Special

Price: Varies   (Body Shop)

Bodyshop Card and Weight Room Special Bodyshop Card and Weight Room Special You can purchase a 3-month Weight Room Card (regular price, $60) along with your Body Shop Card and SAVE $10.  Our Weight Room has all of the standard equipment you need to get into shape, including treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical trainer, free weights, balance ball, Bosu ball and a strength-building weight system.

  • INSTRUCTORS:  See individual class descriptions.
  • COST:  10 Body Shop classes: $80; 30 Body Shop classes: $210; Weight Room Card special: $50/3 months (regular price, $60); Initial weight room consultation: $45 (must prepay); Consultation no-show: $25.00
  • TIME: Open during regular YWCA hours

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Broadway Stars (Ages 6 - 10)

Price: $ 120.00   (Kids Corner)

Broadway Stars Gymnastics Broadway Stars Gymnastics Beginning gymnastics - fun and fitness! Taught by the gymnastics leaders from Broadway Gymnastic School, children learn basic yet progressive gymnastic skills, including floor exercises, vault, bars, balance beam, flexibility and coordination.  Please check availability of class before regisitering online, we cannot guarantee space until verified by phoneCall (310) 452-3881, ext. 0 or 103.  Thank You!

  • INSTRUCTORS: Broadway Gymnastics Staff
  • TIME:  Tuesdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm and Thursdays, 4:10 - 5:00 pm



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Cardio Combo

Price: Varies   (Body Shop)

This excellent, overall new workout with Terese Miller uses cardio power intervals with the step that works on core, strength, agility, and burns calories like crazy!  Research shows interval training using bursts of cardio and strength are the most effective for weight loss, strength gains and overall fitness. Can be modified for all levels of fitness, don't miss this!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Terese Miller
  • TIME: Saturdays, 8:45 - 10:00 am, ongoing
  • COST: Use your Bodyshop Card

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Core Focus Core Focus

Our new Core-Barre class blends ballet barre conditioning, yoga postures, mat work and strength training exercises to create a lean physique while improving flexibility, core strength and balance.  Taught with upbeat music and an upbeat style by Janis, this class is guaranteed to make you feel energized and focused!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Janis Flax
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Fridays, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Ongoing 

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Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet (Ages 3 - 6)

Price: $ 84.00   (Kids Corner)

Creative Movement for Children Creative Movement for Children Children create steps and dance routines after learning basic skills of walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding, hopping and galloping. Children's storylines are used in each class! 

  • INSTRUCTOR: Luanice L. Frank
  • TIME:  Fridays, 3:15 - 4:00 pm



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Dance Your "Buts" Off! - New!

Price: $ 25.00   (Adults and Teens)

Come and experience this new program designed to empower, enrich and energize you as a woman!  This workshop utilizes music and movement to assist women to release their emotional blocks in a supportive atmosphere.  By releasing emotional baggage, we can create new beginnings in our personal and professional roles.  Kim Selbert is a Licensed Occupational Therapist and the Founder of Laughter Groove and Dance Your "Buts" Off Specialist.  (In the YWCA Auditorium.)

For more information, go to:

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  • INSTRUCTOR:  Kim Selbert
  • TIME:  Saturday, May 3, 10 am - 11:30 am
  • (More sessions TBA)
  • Cost: $25

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Dancing Like The Stars - Ballroom Dance

Price: $ 42.00   (Adults and Teens)

Love watching "Dancing With The Stars?"  Then you'll love this class!  Even beginners can learn to Salsa, Tango and Swing with Luanice, a professional ballroom dance instructor who has been teaching for over 20 years.  For more information, call Luanice at (310) 829-2320.

  • INSTRUCTORS: Luanice Frank
  • TIME: Fridays, 6-7 p.m.
  • $42 for 3 week session

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Gentle Exercise

Price: $ 32.00   (Body Shop)


Gentle Exercise Gentle Exercise For all ages and most fitness levels, improve your health with this enjoyable, effective workout targeted to enhance the quality of life. Class environment is friendly, comfortable, and dare we say, fun! Format includes warm-up, balance skills and challenges, vertical abdominal work, gentle low-impact aerobics and dance steps, muscular strength endurance exercises plus a great stretch. Alternative exercises offered for those needing a more challenging workout. Now using the isometric Osteoball-exclusive state-of-the-art exercise tool from the Sweezy Institute!


  • INSTRUCTOR: Terese Miller, ACE Gold Certified Fitness Professional, ACSM & IDEA Member
  •  COST: 8 Class Card for $32  (If purchased online, please come to front office for your first class to pick up your card.) 
  • TIME: Mon, Tue, Thu 10:45 - 11:45 am



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Karate for Kids (Ages 5 - 10)

Price: $ 96.00   (Kids Corner)

Karate Karate Join Sensei Dana Thompson as she instructs students using the Shotokan method of Karate, which concentrates on defense (punches, kicks, blocks), deliberation (sparring and grappling), and forms (katas).  Students will progress through a traditional ranking system as they learn skills and techniques that will assist them in every aspect of their daily lives. In addition to traditional Karate, younger students are taught "Stranger Beware" to help keep them as safe as possible in real world situations that are relevant today.  Older students are taught "Street Wise" to help them avoid potentially dangerous situations. Sensei Dana Thompson is a certified Karate instructor with over 15 years experience and 3rd degree Black Belt in Traditional Shotokan.


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or call (310)740-1223

  • INSTRUCTOR:  Sensei Dana Thompson
  • TIME:  Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm

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Life Drawing Workshop

Price: Varies   (Adults and Teens)

Life Drawing Life Drawing LOCAL ARTISTS! ART STUDENTS! The YWCA offers an affordable, uninstructed figure drawing workshop on Tuesday nights using high quality, diverse models. This is a great opportunity to hone your drawing skills with live models and to meet other artists in a professional, yet comfortable atmosphere. LIMITED ENROLLMENT!

  • COORDINATOR: Dan Horowitz.
  • COST: $44 for 4 sessions (YWCA Members); $48 for 4 sessions (YWCA Non-Members); $14 for 1 session (YWCA Non-Members)
  • TIME: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Ongoing

Note: Students must present a signed parent waiver form.


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Little Tumbling Stars (Ages 3 - 5)

Price: $ 120.00   (Kids Corner)

Little Tumbling Stars Little Tumbling Stars Children learn tumbling, vaulting, balance beam, bar, and strength/flexibility exercises using mat equipment and motor skills. Positive reinforcement is used to help students gain confidence and enhance the joy of movement ? Don't miss this!  Please check availability of class before registering online, we cannot guarantee space availability, call (310) 452-3881 ext. 0 or 103.  Thank You!

  • INSTRUCTORS: Broadway Gymnastics Staff
  • TIME:  Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4.00 pm,
  •  and Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:00 pm



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Step Aerobics

Price: Varies   (Body Shop)

Step Aerobics builds cardiovascular endurance and burns excess fat at a fast rate. A fun and entertaining variety of moves without complex choreography will keep your body in motion!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Kaufman
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:15 am, Ongoing

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Strong and Stretched

Price: Varies   (Body Shop)

Strong and Stretched Strong and Stretched This ain't no dance class! Just basic, practical, strength and flexibility training for leisure activities and life. Moves you can use to get stronger, stay limber, improve balance and posture, train core muscles, maintain bone density, burn calories and bust stress! Now using the isometric Osteoball, the exclusive state-of-the-art exercise tool from the Sweezy Institute!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Terese Miller, ACE Gold Certified Fitness Professional, ACSM & IDEA Member
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm

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Tai Chi

Price: Varies   (Body Shop)

Tai Chi Tai Chi

Tai Chi - New!!

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice that is also known as "Meditation in Motion" or Chinese yoga.  Class begins with a basic warm-up and Qigong exercises, then moves on to Tai Chi Katas or Forms.  Tai Chi and Qigong help improve circulation, reduce stress, improve concentration and strengthen and balance your body from the inside out!  The instuctor, Steve Jordon, has been practicing Tai Chi and Karate for 20 years.  He recieved his Tai Chi certificate training in Japan under Gradmaster Tenzan Hirakawa.





  • INSTRUCTOR: Steve Jordan
  • TIME: Thursdays, 12 noon - 1 pm
  • COST: Use your Bodyshop Card, try your first class FREE!
  • $80 for 10 classes

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Adult and Teen classes are recreational and teach new skills. Health and Fitness classes get you into shape! Children's classes are fun and educational.
  • If you would like to sign up for a class that has already started, please call (310) 452-3881 to check space availability and to receive a pro-rated fee. (More Info.)


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