Health-and-Wellness

Health & Wellness

More than physical activity and healthy eating, YMCA healthy living encompasses a holistic approach to well-being that significantly enhances the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

We provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all ages to become healthier and stay well in spirit, mind, and body.



Livestrong

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA supports cancer survivors and their families through a no-fee 12-week, research-based program, that engages them in physical and social activities to strengthen the whole person.



Health & Wellness

PATHS TO WELLNESS: Programs that Heal the Whole Person: Emotionally, Mentally and Physically.
  • Fitness Center

  • Healthy Weight Loss Program - New!

  • Personal Training "Commit to Be Fit" Program - New!

  • Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Physical Therapy

  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

  • Delay The Disease

  • Enhance Fitness

  • One Step

  • Community Mental Health Initiative

  • Project Community Pride

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Health & Wellness Blog

  • Motivation and Persistence

    May 02, 2019

    Motivation comes from within. Nobody can make you get up and exercise. It takes willpower. How do you find that willpower? You don’t find willpower, you create it. You are the one who consciously makes healthy lifestyle choices. Take ownership of the fact that you are in control. Your attitude, motivation and determination are products of the willpower you create for yourself.

    Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle can be difficult. It’s very easy to fall into a “rut” after a few days of falling off track. There’s always an excuse as to why you CAN’T exercise. Time, motivation and a million other “barriers to exercise” are out there. It’s up to you to flip the script. Think of all the ways you CAN incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Take the stairs instead of the elevator; park far from the grocery store entrance; take the kids on a post-dinner walk now that it's lighter in the evenings. When you really take the time to look at the way you allocate your time, attitude and resources throughout the day, you may find that those barriers aren’t so hard to overcome after all. Persistence is far more important than perfection. Allow yourself to enjoy those small rewards every now and then, whether that be a cheat meal or a day off. Perfection is impossible, but being persistent with a consistent exercise routine and active lifestyle is always possible!

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