Friday, March 14, 2008

It's Fun to Stay at the YMCA

No, I'm not talking about the song (even though I like that song.) I'm talking about the actual YMCA.

Both my kids take classes there. My son is in a basketball league. Once a week they practice, and then have a game. He really enjoys it. It's not only teaching him the skills he needs to play basketball, but also teamwork and sportsmanship. And it's good exercise for him.

Right now my daughter is taking Jazz/Tap classes. She has taken different types of dance classes for the past 4 years. She also has in the past taken swimming lessons at the YMCA. On Saturdays she has her class and practices her steps. Right now they're getting ready for their recital in May. It's great fun for her and she likes dancing, she also has made some friends over the years through her classes.

I like the YMCA, because it teaches the kids about whatever activity their taking, but also gives them confidence in themselves. And they do it in a fun, not so competitive way. We have tried other organizations for sports and activities, especially for my son, and they were just way to competitive. That's good for some, but my son is not a very competitive type of kid. That's why the YMCA is great for him, they treat everyone the same. And give everyone a chance.

And I think they have pretty reasonable prices, compared to other places. They have a huge amount of activities, even for adults. So check out your local YMCA for the whole family!