Tumbling is back at the Y!

The Washington County Family YMCA is wrapping up summer with a bang, and kicking off the start of a new program, with a new face!  Are you ready to get your “BODY IN MOTION?”The Washington County Family YMCA is wrapping up summer with a bang, and kicking off the start of a new program, with a new face!  Are you ready to get your “BODY IN MOTION?”

Starting September 18th, the Y will be bringing back a program favorite--TUMBLING AT THE Y!  Tumbling classes have been temporarily on hold after losing some key staff in the program implementation.  “We weren’t willing to compromise the quality or integrity of the program by putting just anyone into the position,” said Kristy Purlee, Chief Executive Officer. "Safety, skill level, experience, and someone willing to lead by example for our participants is a top priority for our Y.  With our areas of focus being social responsibility, healthy living, and youth development, we look for a candidate who is putting youth first in and out of our building.”  

 

That person has finally been found!  West Washington High School Alumni, Stuart Loughary, will be joining the YMCA team to impact the lives of youth in the community.  Stuart has been tumbling since he was in second grade, and taught from 1995 to 2000.  Upon graduating, Stuart went on to attend Sullivan College, where he graduated with his Interior Design degree in 2010. 

Stuart is a two time National All Star, All American;  which allowed him to go to Ireland with the 100 top cheerleaders to march in the St Patrick's day parade.  His senior year, Stuart  was 1 of 13 Indiana All State cheerleaders.  Stuart moved back to his hometown this spring to be closer to family and start my next chapter by getting his body back in motion.  “The Y is a great center for this community,” said Stuart.  “It’s a privilege to be joining the team. I’m excited to share my experience and skills with the next generation of tumblers & give any child the opportunity to participate!” ​They Y is welcoming families to meet Stuart at an Open House on Monday September 11th from 6-7 pm. ​Classes will be held Mondays ​beginning September 18th ​from 6:00-8:30pm, for 30-60 minutes, depending on the class.  Participants ages 3 years through high school aged students are encouraged to participate in this co-ed tumbling class.  Prices range from $25 for YMCA Members and $40 for guests for this 6 week session.  The program must meet the minimum program enrollment to be offered.  Financial assistance is available for the program; contact the YMCA’s front desk to receive your application and for more details. 

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The YMCA relies on the time, talents and treasures of the community to offer valuable programs and services.  For more information on how YOU can impact our community, or to learn more about how to give, contact CEO Kristy Purlee at their location at 1709 N. Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Washington County Family YMCA is a volunteer led charitable organization of men, women, and children of all ages, abilities, races and religions. Our mission is to put Christian Principles into practice that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The Y is a leading voice on health and well being. We bring families closer together, encourage good health, and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, 4,125 people in our community are receiving the support, guidance, and resources they need to achieve greater health in spirit, mind, and body. This is particularly important as our nation struggles with an obesity crisis, families struggle with work/life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. Our programs are accessible, affordable, and open to all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and income levels. In 2016, the Y served 4,125 people and provided $47,500 in financial assistance to 502 families who otherwise would have faced economic barriers to participation.