For Healthy Living!
Enhancing your health is an important part of what we do at the Y! We offer a variety of options for you to lead a healthy lifestyle.
You can get involved with Group Exercise classes or workout on your own in our Wellness Center or Weight Room. There are also many opportunities to learn more about healthy living with our various Health & Wellness Programs.
We also offer a variety of popular programs to promote health & wellness. The Athens-McMinn Family YMCA offers wellness programs such as Pedaling for Parkinsons and Enhanced Fitness.
Additionally, we have great Personal Trainers who are willing to work one-on-one with you to develop and implement a plan to help you achieve your health-related goals.
If you have any questions about any of our Health Enhancement programs, please do not hesitate to ask! Stop by the front desk or email Julie Mayfield.
Small Group Training sessions are led by a certified personal trainer and each session focuses on a specialized format such as strength training, endurance, or core. Participants will use ropes, kettle bells, bars, TRX equipment and more encouraging individual progression and skill development.
Small Group Training classes are intentionally small.
Pedaling for Parkinson's
PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S MISSION
The mission of Pedaling for Parkinson’s is:
- To improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers
- To educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s
- To support research dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease
When you train with a Certified Personal Trainer, you will receive a personally designed program, along with the motivation you will need to succeed. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get stronger, improve your body composition or recover from an injury, personal training can help! Available for members only, during Y business hours. Save by purchasing multiple sessions in advance!
More information is available here.
The Transformation Group is a 6 week accountability group with 100% guidance on fitness and nutrition. This journey will help jump start a healthy lifestyle and accelerate your fitness level. The main goal is to provide accountability to motivate towards a healthier lifestyle while working towards an average weight loss of 1-2lbs a week in 6 weeks. Past groups have seen an average weight loss of 10-13 pounds during the six week period.
Dashing All the Weigh
Go dashing through the holidays from November 19 - December 30
Registration begins November 13
Y Members: $15
Friends of the Y: $50
As a Friend of the Y Challenge participant, you receive full access to the Y with your registration fee.
The holidays have the potential to threaten your efforts towards a healthy lifestyle, but the Y supports you in challenging yourself to stay on track during this season. The goal is to find ways to reach 150 minutes of physical activity per week for the next 6 weeks, with an additional goal to maintain or lose weight.