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.