NIAGARA FALLS – An introduction to a variety of fitness classes will be offered during a free open house program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Years’s Day in the Niagara Falls Branch of the YMCA of Buffalo-Niagara, 1317 Portage Road.

The open house will offer a variety of free fitness classes to the visiting public, including Zumba, boot camp, family fitness circuit training and group cycling. Membership Director Michele Altman said visitors also will be able to take advantage of state-of-the-art Nautilus and cardio equipment, play a game of racquetball or swim in the heated lap pool.

Children will be invited to play in a bounce house, do arts and crafts and play games.

Visitors will be given a tour of the facilities and a free YMCA water bottle while supplies last. They also will be entered in a drawing to win an Apple iPad. New members joining the YMCA during the open house will be given a discount on their membership fees, and additional discounts may be available through health insurance policies or financial assistance for those who qualify.

The branch can be reached at 285-8491 or