On July 22, the YMCA at Southeast Campus sponsored its Superhero in Training Day, a free open house for the Y at the Tulsa Community College (TCC) campuses and the community.
Tera Flatt, director of Member Experience and Wellness, said, “We offer free events at all of our Ys within the YMCA of Greater Tulsa. We have 14 different locations! We host community open houses at all of our branches four times a year. It’s just an opportunity to have anyone that has never participated before come in for a free day to experience all that we have to offer, as well as launching ‘new’ group exercise classes.”
The day began with a few fitness classes such as Les Mills Body Pump, Yoga Pilates Fusion with Katie, Pickleball 101, Les Mills Body Balance, Kids’ Court with Katie, Yoga Pilates Fusion with Katie, and Les Mills Body Combat. The Y@TCC also offered court games, Pickleball Free Play, and Crafts and Bubbles in the Lobby.
On how the event was organized, Flatt said, “We had meetings and brainstormed about activities and classes that would be fun for our members as well as guests coming in. It’s kind of a collaboration between all of the membership and wellness directors within the Y. And then at each specific branch, we take our ideas and we run with it!”
What the partnership between the Y and TCC means for TCC students is Flatt said, “Every student, faculty, and staff member receives a membership for free as part of their wellness benefits with TCC. They also have the opportunity to upgrade their free membership to an All-Access Pass, where they can attend all YMCAs for a small monthly fee. Additionally, students can add their family members to their All-Access Pass and then everyone can take advantage of all the Y@TCC and the YMCAs in the area have to offer.
The biggest impact between the partnership of the YMCA and TCC is, “I would say growth, togetherness, community, and offering every TCC student, faculty member, and staff members a place to be,” said Flatt.
For more information, see Y@TCC Fitness Center.