YMCA of Barry County

Adult Sports & Fitness

Y Sports Reconnect Adults

Whether you miss “suiting up” or are new to team sports, the Y’s sports leagues provide a perfect opportunity to be active, social and reconnect or start fresh with a sport you love.

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Fall 2023

WERQ Fitness Class

WERQ is a wildly addictive cardio dance workout built on zero judgement and good vibes only. Our WERQouts are designed to give you the best sweat with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps.

Session: October 7-November 11, 6 weeks

  • Saturdays; 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
  • Day/Times: 9:00 am-10:00 am
  • Who: 16 years old and up
  • Cost: $50
  • Location: YMCA of Barry County
  • Instructor: Colleen Acker
Bread Making Class


  • Monday: 10/16 (6-8 pm), 10/23, and 10/30; 6:00-7:30 pm
  • OR Wednesday: 10/18 (6-8 pm), 10/25, and 11/1; 6:00-7:30 pm
  • OR One-Day Class Intro to Bread Baking: Friday: 11/3, 11/10, or 11/17; 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: YMCA Lodge/Kitchen
  • COST: $25 for Friday One-Day Class (No Kit)
  • $75 for 3 Day Class (INCLUDES KIT)
  • Ages 14 and above

For three day class, each participant will receive a bread kit consisting of: 1 Banneton Proofing Basket with Cover, 1 Scoring Lame ( cutting blade ), 1 Bowl Scraper, 1 Container of Sourdough Starter (Made by you!), 1 Dough per class to take and bake at home

Baker: Jay Pelc

Jay is an experienced baker with 15 years of expertise in crafting artisan breads. As a passionate and dedicated baker, Jay has honed their skills in creating a variety of bread using traditional and modern methods and only using natural ingredients.

Week 1 – Intro to Bread Baking

Learn the basics of yeast bread and rolls at home. This class introduces participants to the tools used in simple bread baking—the methods of forming and shaping dough and baking methods in home ovens.

Week 2 – Enriched Breads

This class introduces advanced levels of yeast bread that are enriched to offer sweeter and more decorative flavors for holidays and celebrations. New techniques, such as beginner braiding and toppings, will be demonstrated.

Week 3 – Intro to Sourdough

This class is a graduation from yeast bread. We will dive into the science behind natural fermentation and techniques for keeping live cultures in your home that last a lifetime and produce the most flavorful and texture-rich crusty bread.

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