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Frisco Family YMCA



Strengthening Community

Dear Friends,

A new year is upon us and the YMCA is grateful to so many that have supported our cause and provided an opportunity to serve the Frisco community since 1991. While we celebrate the past successes we have witnessed over the years, it only seems appropriate to take this opportunity to acknowledge those individuals who make it all possible year in and year out.

At the Y, strengthening the community is our cause. We do this through programs that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. We are able to do this because our work is supported, at every turn, by many loving, capable and committed individuals. Our Y is blessed to have volunteers that provide support and guidance as we continue to meet the demands of a growing community.

We also have staff that work tirelessly to provide encouragement and a "hand up" to those in need. Our work is not easy but it is made easier by the "many hands" working to assure our success.

What is success - our success is measured by a child learning a new skill; providing financial assistance to those less fortunate; an adult learning how to live a healthier; and working together with other community organizations to meet pressing needs.

I am reminded of a commonly used adage "many hands make for light work". I would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank our Board of Managers, program volunteers and staff members who have worked diligently to make possible the great work your Frisco Y does to "Strengthen the Foundation of Community".

Frisco YMCA Board of Managers:

Jason Dudley, Plains Capital Bank      Kevin Coats, Baylor Medical Center at Frisco

Robin Elliott, YMCA Member Bernard Gillett, YMCA Member

Rusty Glover, Halff Associates Inc. Pete Kelly, Incentive Brands

David Ovard, Strasburger & Price       Adam Plunk, Kendall & Plunk

Monesa Thomas, 360 Chiropractic Skip Williams, Edward Jones

Brain Riordan, Community Trust Bank Kimilee Pelham, YMCA Member Kelley Goebel, YMCA Member

Todd Mundorff, Merit Energy Haylee Davis, Jerit Davis DDS Christopher Veale, Charles Schwab


Frisco YMCA Staff:

Pam Atkins, Assoc. Executive Director

Nicole  Golding,  Membership/Wellness Director

Zach Bergquist, Sports Director         

Tammy Sifuentes, Business Services


Here's to "Advancing Our Cause" in 2016!

Bill Markell, Vice President of Operations



CPR and Babysitting Classes


This is a Heartsaver course geared towards the general public and is not for nurses or other people who may need a Healthcare provider class.

Students will learn basic First Aid and CPR for infants, children, and adults.


Jump ahead of other babysitters in your neighborhood and take the Babysitting Training Class. We can also schedule Girl Scout Troops and youth groups for personal sessions. First Aid and CPR basics will be covered, but not certified.

Jeff Schinnerer, Facility Manager



Join for $10

First Aid and Babysitting classes are held the third Saturday of every month. Our next babysitting class will be 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, followed by a First Aid/CPR course from 1 to 4:30pm.

Click here for more information or to register for CPR or Babysitting.

Private classes are available.

As if there aren't already enough reasons to join the Y: Great exercise classes, making friends, fun, child watch while you work out, personal training, youth sports, and more... Now you have one more great reason: Join the Y in January, and your Joiner's Fee is only ten dollars!*




Group Classes 

 With your membership, the Frisco Family YMCA offers a variety of free, group exercise classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Here's a link to our current Group Exercise Schedule.

Questions? Contact Nikki Erny, Membership and Wellness Director, at 214-297-9622 or



Employment Opportunities

Looking for a great part time job? We are looking to grow our family in our member services and child watch departments.

Interested? Click here to apply online.



Personal Trainer of the Month

Becoming a certified personal trainer evolved out of my own passion for working out and pursuing a healthy and happy lifestyle.

I love strength training and a great high-intensity workout while incorporating mobility work and yoga, too. Yet, after having babies and a back surgery, I understand returning to the gym "out of shape" or recovering from an injury.

So, I am passionate about assisting others who are new or returning to fitness for any reason. I love helping clients feel comfortable in the gym and excited about meeting their own goals.

It's never to late to benefit from pursuing health and fitness! My desire is to help you to feel confident and proud about the work you do to get healthy and strong and definitely to have some fun along the way.

Erin Ball



New Equipment 

New Matrix 7xi treadmills have arrived! Come check them out. You can sign up for a quick orientation through the welcome center, if you have any questions. Here's to a healthy you!



Parents Night Out

Let us take care of your little ones while you enjoy an evening on the town or take care of errands. We're offering Parents Night Out from 6 to 10pm Saturday, January 30th.

PNO is open to ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. The kids play games, have adventures, make crafts, watch a movie and more in a safe and fun environment. Drinks and dinner included! Bring a friend along, too - make it twice as nice!

The cost is $22 (member rate); $18 per additional child. Non-members welcome, too! The non-member rate is $27, and $23 per additional child. TO REGISTER, visit our Welcome Center or call 214-297-9622.



Adventure Guides

The Adventure Guides Winter Campout at Camp Carter will be Jan. 29th-31st. Signups can now be done ONLINE. The last day to sign up without a late fee is Jan. 10th. After Jan. 10, there is a $50 late fee per couple - so sign up today!

The Adventure Guide program for Grades K-3 aims to strengthen the bond between fathers and their children through activities that allow them to spend quality time together.

The program involves community, nature, family and fun. The Guide program builds memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you have a daughter or a son, this program is fun and loved by all.

Activities scheduled for February:

Derby Night is coming up on Feb 19th at the Frisco YMCA. Derby Night registration information will be sent out to circle Navigators on Jan. 5th to be passed on to the circles.

For more information about the program and activities, contact Mark Hull, Adventure Guides Coordinator at 214-297-9622 or email



Youth Sports

Registration for Spring Sports is Jan. 1 - Feb. 29. Season dates are March 19th - May 14th. Pre-K season dates are March 19th - April 30th.


Coaches Meeting - Mar 1st or 3rd @ 7:00 PM Y Members $77 & Non Y Members $104

Pre-K Basketball

Coaches Meeting - March 1st or 3rd @ 7:00 PM Y Members $64 & Non Y Members $79

Flag Football

Coaches - March 1st or 3rd @ 7:00 PM Y Members $78 & Non Y Members $107


Coaches Meeting - March 1st or 3rd @ 6:30 PM Y Members $73 & Non Y Members $99

PRE-K Soccer

Coaches Meeting - March 1st or 3rd @ 6:30 PM Y Members $58 & Non Y Members $79


Y Members $89 & Non Y Members $116

Spring Small Fry Classes (3-5 Yrs.)

FEBRUARY - Basketball - Registration: Dec. 1-Feb. 6 MARCH - TBall - Registration: Dec. 1 - Mar. 6

APRIL - Football - Registration: Dec. 1 - Apr. 10

For more information, contact Zachary Bergquist, Sports Director, at 214-297-9622 or email



Personal Training 

Looking to get fit and keep off the holiday pounds?

Sign up for our Introductory Personal Training Package today - three 1-hour sessions for only $129!

All of our incredible trainers are nationally certified and ready to work with you to help you reach your wellness goals. Let us help you stay healthy.

Personal training can help you establish and accomplish realistic goals through proper exercise techniques and programs designed specifically for you. Plus you'll benefit from the positive encouragement, challenge and accountability that can only be found when training with a professional.

Come on! What are you waiting for? Treat yourself and benefit from our new lower prices.

If you have any questions, ask at our Welcome Center or connect with Nicole Golding, Membership Director, at 214-297-9622 or email



Group Exercise Schedule

Check out our updated Group Exercise Schedule, offering you more opportunities and more time slots for group exercise classes. Click here to find your classes!



Message from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

Take-home tips from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Love to play. Not just win.

In the pre-teen years, athletes progress to a more competitive sport environment, and the pressures really start to grow. Winning, or being the best, becomes more important as elite team tryouts and college scholarship dreams come into play.

According to TSRHC Sport Psychologist, Dr. Erica Force, this is the window of time where athletes often begin to drop out of sports.

To encourage continued participation in sports, it is important for parents to foster a positive and fun sport environment. Parents can help their kids focus on more than just results of the competition by focusing on effort and lessons learned. Here are some ideas to help encourage a life-long love of sports:

-           Be a good listener and offer encouragement regardless of the outcome of a game

-           Keep your own emotions under control

-           Ask about their experience while playing:

Did you put forth your best effort? Did you have fun?

Did you help your team? Were you a good sport?

To learn more about Scottish Rite Hospital's Sports Medicine Center in Plano, please visit our website at For information on TSRHC's Psychology department, please visit



J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall



Bonnie's Bulletin

Happy New Year!!! I hope all of you are as excited as I am about 2016. I want to go over some of my vision for the JER Chilton YMCA this year.

Our motto this year will be "Over the Top". We want to provide "over the top" service, programs, membership experience and excellence in all areas. We will work very hard to make sure that happens.

Also, I'm excited about some new additions we've made for the new year.

I'm excited about our.... NEW WELLNESS DIRECTOR - Jude McCarthy. I think Jude will continue the great work that has been done by Sharyn Hightower and her staff. In addition, I think Jude will be able to dedicate his time to our equipment, exercise classes, fitness floor staff and help our membership experience go to the next level.

 I'm excited about our... NEW EXERCISE SCHEDULE. I think we've needed to try some new classes and move some classes around for a while so for the month of January that is what we are doing. I've already visited a few of the new classes and I think you are going to like them. Please let us know what you think.

I'm excited about our CHRISTIAN EMPHASIS COMMITTEE we are starting this month. I don't know if you are aware, but the YMCA, (Young Men's Christian Association), was founded on Christian values and we will do everything in our power at the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to stay true to those values. Our mission statement is: To put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

I love being a part of such a great Community that cares so much about others. Please come see me, my door is always open!

~ Bonnie LaVielle, Executive Director, J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall


YMCA Mission: To put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.



Join for $10

As if there aren't already enough reasons to join the Y: Great exercise classes, making friends, fun, child watch while you work out, personal training, youth sports, and more...

Now you have one more great reason: Join the Y in January, and your Joiner's Fee is only ten dollars!*

Find out more...



Chamber Choice Awards


The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes and honors chamber businesses and individuals for their significant role in driving the business community and economic growth. These organizations and leaders set the standards for excellence and innovation with their business practices and community involvement.

This year we are excited to announce that we have been nominated for Non-Profit of the Year!

This award recognizes a registered not-for-profit organization who is a member of the Chamber, which has been operational for at least three years and that has made an outstanding contribution to the social, cultural or economic well-being of the Rockwall Area while exhibiting stability, maintaining a good relationship with its volunteers and demonstrating best business practices.

Please vote for us once a day from January 7th 2016 at 8:00 am until January 15th 2016 at 6:00 pm.

Voting link:

Don't forget to share this on your social media pages to have everyone vote for us!

Thank you for your support!



Staff Holiday Party aboard Harbor Lights 

We had so much fun celebrating a fantastic year with our staff at our party aboard Harbor Lights/Sail with Scott with food, friends and karaoke!




New Group Exercise Classes

We have new group exercise classes and schedules for 2016. Click here for all the dates and times of the new CLASSES.

Times and classes may change so, for the most current and up-to-date information, always check the online schedules on our website. You may also call 972-772-9622 or contact Wellness Director Jude McArthy at




It may be chilly out, but the pool is open! The Riptides Swim Team season has begun and the swim lesson schedule for February is out. Click here for information on the Riptides and visit our website for information on swim lessons.

Check the current pool schedule for classes and family swim time!

Please contact the welcome center for information and availability. For questions about the aquatics program, call 972-772-9622 or email Dustin Davis, Aquatics




Youth Sports


Registration for Spring Small Fry and Youth Soccer and Girls Volleyball is open now through Feb. 29. Online registration is available.

For more information on sports at the Rockwall Y, visit our website or contact Bill Cadman, Sports Director, at 972- 772-9622 or

For schedules, weather-related and up-to-date information regarding sports please go

to Quickscores.



Adventure Guides Program 

YMCA Adventure Guides is about adventures, father/child experiences and the building of life-long memories. It is a program designed to strengthen the relationship and bond between dads and their children between the grades of K-4.

Upcoming activities include the Spring Campout at Collin County Adventure Camp Jan. 29-31. The deadline for registration is Jan. 15. The Father/Daughter Dance at Southfork Ranch is Friday, Feb. 5. Deadline for registration is Jan. 22.

Also scheduled for the year is the Pinewood Derby Day in April. Visit our website for a complete list of scheduled events and read all about the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall Adventure Guide program in the Blue Ribbon News.



Teen Programming

The 2015-2016 Youth and Government program continues to prepare for competition.

The YG DISTRICT CONFRENCE for middle and high school was held recently. Several students among the Heath HS and Rockwall HS delegations received the award of Distinguished Delegate in the Media, State Affairs and Legislative sections of the program.

Congratulations to Heath HS students Lalo Barodge, Grayson Sumpter and Chiamaka Ene who received top awards through the Hatton Sumner Award.

The High School YG STATE Conference is Jan 28th-31st in Austin, Texas.

The Middle Schools Junior YG STATE Conference is February 26th-28th in Austin, Texas. Drop deadline is January 12.

The Dallas Model United Nations Assembly meets in April 2016 in Dallas. If you are interested in participating in the Youth & Government program, contact Matthew Campos, Membership/Youth and Government Coordinator, at 972-772- 9622 or email

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