BECOME YOUR BEST SELF
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. For more information, contact Brett Van Pelt at 252-972-9622 x.245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Wellness Department is located on the 2nd floor of our facility and offers state of the art, updated cardio & strength equipment, a walking track, group exercise classes, free weights and fosters an atmosphere that helps you feel comfortable. This department includes the following programs/services:
FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH: FIVE TIPS TO GET HEART HEALTHY
February is American Hearth Month and the Y wants to help your family get heart healthy. Here are five things you can do to help your heart.
Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart. Plan and schedule opportunities for active play; for example, include a brisk 10-minute trip around the block after meals or a 10-minute walking break during the day. If your family enjoys active video games, select versions that require moving the body’s large muscle groups while playing.
TAKE A SNOOZE
Lack of sleep can be associated with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Adults need at least seven, but no more than nine hours of sleep at night to aid with the prevention of heart disease. Children need 10-12 hours of sleep per night. Develop bedtime routines for the whole family to assist with falling asleep faster and staying asleep.
EAT FOR YOUR HEART
Makeover your family’s favorite recipes by reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat and substituting a lower fat food without sacrificing tastes. For example, use low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream and skip the seasoning packet and use pepper and olive oil instead. Read food labels to learn more about what is in the package, select foods that have less than 1,000 mg of sodium per serving. Check out some healthy recipes here.
KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Per the American Heart Association lowering or maintaining normal blood pressure can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. Nearly 1 in 3 adults (about 80 million people) has high blood pressure and more than half of them don’t have it under control. Start self-monitoring your blood pressure and know the numbers. Discuss the results with you doctor if needed.
Spending time together as a family is a great way to reduce stress, which is important to heart health. Make homemade valentines for your children’s classmates or build a snow fort together in the yard or the park.
EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
This program is the development and implementation of fitness programming for clients that have been released from physical therapy, as advised by their doctor. It is also intended for clients who suffer from chronic diseases, disabilities and potentially debilitating medical conditions. Please know that our Post-Rehabilitation Fitness Specialist will not provide any aspect of medical treatment of a client’s condition.
As a New Y Member, we would like the opportunity to connect with you and help you meet your personal, health & wellness needs/goals. Your coach will get you started and give you the tools to keep going. We will help you identify and overcome your exercise challenges.
MOTIVATE, EMPOWER, SUCCEED
Personal Training offers you a one-on-one experience to become your best self. Our trainers will give you that individual attention you need, a personalized program tailored to individual goals and structured, safe and effective workouts. All trainers are certified by nationally accredited fitness associations. They have experience working with a wide range of clients. Some are specially qualified to address specific health issues such as Type 11 diabetes, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, etc.
Rates (Personal Training or Private Yoga Sessions)
- Single Session: $35/hr
- Five Sessions: $150
- Ten Sessions: $275
- Consultation: $35/hr
- Single Session: $40/hr
- Five Sessions: $175
- Ten Sessions: $300
- Consultation: $40/hr
Teens In Training (T-N-T)
START STRONG, STAY STRONG
This program motivates youth and teens in a non-competitive atmosphere to become their personal best. They will learn the proper ways to work out and how to eat healthier to produce the best result for their bodies.
10-14 years old
$10 per participant (open to members & non-members)
Couch 2 5K
GET UP, STEP OUT!
Couch to 5K Training Program
Whether it’s your first 5K or you want to train for a faster time, this is the program for you! This 8-week long program is designed to prepare you for any 5K!
Fees: Members: $25 Non-Members: $35
Ages: Must be 12 years and up
HELPING MAKE COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT A MEMORY
MINDful Movement- Cognitive Impairment Exercise Program
This program is designed for individuals with a cognitive impairment and their caregivers. Classes will focus on balance, coordination, cardio improvement and cognitive awareness. An emphasis on stretching and relaxing will be conducted during the final cool down portion of the class. Music and movement will be an integral part of the class.
Caregivers will be given an hour long "breaktime".