1100 North Miles, Pittsburg, KS 66762

(620) 231-1100

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PITTSBURG

FAMILY YMCA

Pittsburg, Kansas

 
 
 
 
 

OUR Y

OUR MISSION

The Y is so much more than a fitness center. We are an integral resource for the community, bringing individuals together in a quest for a healthier mind, body and spirit. Our dedicated staff, instructors and volunteers are working hard every day to provide an atmosphere of enrichment for our members and guests, all in keeping with our organization’s keystone objectives to support youth development and encourage healthy living and social responsibility. We are excited about the many facility updates that are planned in the coming months to keep the facility up-to-date and accommodating for member needs.

 

We offer programs that are affordable, fun, effective and appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. There’s something for everyone at the Y.

 

In keeping with our work as a charitable organization and with the help of many generous community donors, the Y offers free and subsidized memberships to hundreds of children and families in the Pittsburg area. Our “Adult-for-Youth” and “Sustaining Membership” programs offer donors the opportunity to contribute to our scholarship offerings and make a meaningful impact in the lives of others.

 

In 2016, 455 children received free memberships, and 3,800 individuals, including 2,400 children, received subsidized membership at the Y. Additionally, our youth classes and sports leagues, with more than 6,000 annual participants, are subsidized to ensure all children can participate at a reasonable cost. More than 500 children participated in these programs free of charge in 2016.

OUR FACILITY

Our spacious 60,000-square-foot facility features exceptional resources, including:

O. GENE BICKNELL FITNESS CENTER

Our 5,000-square-foot fitness center offers a wide array of workout options. The facility is equipped with Cybex weight resistance machines designed to exercise all muscle groups. And we haven’t left out the cardio! We have multiple treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, cross-trainers, a step mill and a rower.

We strongly recommend orientation to the fitness center, which can be scheduled at the service desk and is free to members. The fitness facility is open to members only, and those using the center must be high school age or above. In the interest of safety, no children are allowed.

 

2 RACQUETBALL COURTS

We have two racquetball courts and reservations are recommended. Racquetball is free to members.

 

AEROBICS STUDIO

This 2,400-square-foot area offers room to spread out and get moving.

 

2 FULL-SIZE GYMNASIUMS

Each gym is 70’ x 105’ and have two cross courts for basketball, volleyball or jogging.

 

INDOOR SWIMMING POOL

The 25-yard pool offers six swimming lanes and is heated to approximately 87 degrees year round.

 

WOMEN’S FITNESS CENTER

The YMCA’s Women’s Fitness Center is a women-only fitness center within a fitness center. It is complete with Cybex weight machines, an elliptical machine, treadmills and recumbent bikes.

 

MEN’S & WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOMS

Our men’s locker room has a steam room, whirlpool and rowing machine and is open exclusively to men Monday - Friday, but co-ed on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate families. Our women's locker room offers a whirlpool and dry sauna, and is for women 18 years of age and above.

 

JOGGING/WALKING AREA

Indoor jogging and walking in the gymnasiums is best accommodated in the

morning and early afternoon, prior to busy late-afternoon activities. Twelve laps

around either gym equals one mile. By participating in our mileage tracker

program, you can receive a free T-shirt when you walk 100 miles. Inquire at the

service desk.

 

GYMNASTICS CENTER

Our 9,000-square-foot gymnastics center is equipped with a soft-catch tumbling pit and spring floor providing modern gymnastics features and equipment.

WIFI

Free High-speed WIFI

OUR STAFF

Mike Moore, Executive Director

Peggy Kimmel, Sr. Program Director

Cat Johnston, Office Manager

Chris Bearden, Sports Director

Emilee Porter, Aquatics Director

Elizabeth Hayes, Dance Director

Nicole Striplin, Gymnastics Director

Charles Boyce, Martial Arts Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brooke Beasley - President
Lisa Little - Vice President
Tony Perez - Treasurer
Cristy Mitchell - Secretary
Dane Arck
Susan Baden
Jon Bartlow
Kip Bollinger
Mark Carlson
Brannon Green
Theresa Harris
Chuck Hosman
Peggy Kimmel
Becky May
Dan McNally
Monica Murnan
Steve Stockard
Amanda Sukraw
Thomas Tyler

Chad Ulepich

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Lisa Little-Chair

John Clark

Tony Dellasega

John Mitchelson

Richard Oler

Kip Bollinger

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

There no employment opportunities at this time.

For specific questions, please contact Cat Johnston at 620-231-1100.

Employee Application

 


The Pittsburg Family Y is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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NEWS

(Official Newsletter of the Pittsburg Y)

    Happy New Year!  Hard to believe another year has come and gone.  I hope everyone survived the holidays in good shape and that you have a prosperous new year in 2020. I just finished my 20th month as director of the Pittsburg Family Y and I couldn’t be more proud to say that.  It doesn’t seem like it’s been almost two years since I was fortunate enough to land here.  I’m enjoying meeting the members of the Y and people in the community. I am very excited about what’s ahead of us at the Y.  For January, the big focus is on the Membership Drive. After a one-year hiatus we have brought the drive back.  With that effort, we can use a little help from everyone, so if you know someone that might be thinking about joining a place to exercise please talk to them about the Y. We’re looking to get things started off right in the new year so we hope everyone will renew their membership when the time comes and try and recruit a new member.  As in drives of the past, we are utilizing the team concept to contact members both old and new. If you are interested in helping let me know.   

 

    Also, in early 2020 we are working on plans to do some work on our appearance and improve some infrastructure. As soon as we can get plans finalized, we’ll get going. This will be just the beginning.  I want to thank those of you who have continued to be members of the Y while we work on the many things that have needed attention.  I know progress is slow sometimes but we’re working to do things the right way and in your best interest long term.    

  

    As I have been saying the board is working on some exciting things for our future. I can’t say it enough, Thank You for staying loyal and patient through this transition as we work to revitalize the Y. If at any time you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me. I want to wish everyone the best in the new year.

 

Thanks, Mike.

Matching Funds Program for Scholarships - This program is still going. We have collected $63,130 of our $100,000 goal.  Please spread the word about this effort.  The goal is to raise these dollars in hopes of creating more access for children and families. A big thank you to all our contributors who have generously given to this program.

Membership Drive - The drive will run through the month of January. Keep this in mind as you navigate your day to day. We are our best recruiters. Let people know that we are also looking for new members.  The future is bright, we have a lot going on in 2020. 

In-House Monitors - Thank you to the sponsors of these monitors. This has been a great tool to help us get the word out to our members on all the Y activities. 

These are some of the things that are in-progress. Your help in adapting to the changes and taking care of the facility will make for a smooth transformation and a better Y for all members to enjoy.

 

If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact me.

 

Thank you for your support!

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"The Buzz" - January 2020

Pittsburg Family YMCA Welcomes Chaplain

     At the end of September, Adam Parrish will join the Y staff as a volunteer chaplain.  Adam has been the Discipleship Pastor at PittNaz Church in Pittsburg since January of 2017.  He and his wife, Sarah, who is an elementary teacher at Meadowlark Elementary have been married since 1997 and have three sons. Having grown up in Central Texas, Adam moved to the Midwest in 1993 to attend college. He has been here ever since, mostly in southern and north central Missouri. Holding various ministry positions since 1996, he received his master’s degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2010.  His passion in ministry is any kind of teaching, preaching, writing, or one-on-one conversations where people encounter God’s truth and are helped and transformed because of it. 

     In his spare time, Adam enjoy sports, working out, woodworking, and hanging out with his family. Coming from Texas, Adam says he bleeds the burnt orange of the Texas Longhorns and the Silver & Blue of the Dallas Cowboys! Regarding joining the Y staff, Adam commented, “I have been a member at the YMCA since arriving in Pittsburg, and I am thankful to now be part of the YMCA family as a volunteer chaplain!” Executive Director Mike Moore commented, “Adam came to me and asked if he could act as our chaplain.  I thought it was a great idea. His presence will help us provide a more well-rounded environment for our members and anyone else who wishes to take advantage of Adam’s services.”

     Beginning September 30th, Adam will be at The Y on Mondays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and Wednesday’s from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to speak with anyone who wishes to utilize his services. His office will be upstairs on the south end of the hallway.

National Gymnastics Day

Shooting Stars Gymnastics participated in the annual Fall Festival Parade in Girard, then hosted a National Gymnastics Day Celebration. The event was free to the public and had fun activities such as bounce houses, hot dogs and snacks, drinks, face painting and games.