Health & Wellness


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Summer Slim Down Fitness Challenge

Get Beach Body ready by participating in our FREE
9 week Fitness Challenge
!

Participants will be given a YMCA beach towel if they complete all of the requirements of the Summer Slim Down Fitness Challenge.
We will also provide weekly newsletters to keep you motivated and slim.
So don’t wait sign up today!
  • The Slim Down begins on
    Monday April 7th-June 2nd
  • MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION: No joining fee to anyone who signs up for a membership between March 24th-April 7th
     Requirements for the Summer Slim Down Challenge:
  • You must weigh in 8 out of the 9 weeks
    (you can weigh in any day of the week).
  • You must either lose or maintain your initial body weight.
  • You must follow exercise a minimum of 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
    Any type of exercise is encouraged!

 


Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention Class

Diabetes Prevention Classes will start on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30. Class meets at the Cleveland County Memorial Library.

 

Join a certified Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach for a year long program.  Participants gather in a relaxed classroom setting and work together in small groups to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives.

 

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with prediabetes. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

 

Currently, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only 11 percent are aware of it.

 

Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60.

Questions?

 

If you have questions about this program, please contact Ashley Harris, RN. Phone: 704.669.3631.

Risk Assessment

 

Find out if you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes by completing this simple test.


Homeschool Gym&Swim

Gym&SwimpicYMCA staff members will lead fitness games and activities for the 5-12 year old children.  Activities will include age appropriate strength conditioning and endurance training, and kick ball just to name a few.   We will spend approximately 40 minutes in the gym then transition to the pool for our swim time.  All ages will swim.

The teens will participate in a variety of fitness activities from basic strength training, cardio fitness, circuit training and running.  Exercise safety and healthy eating habits will also be taught and encouraged.

Don’t miss out on this fun educational opportunity.  Register today!

Winter Session:  

January 15 – March 19

Wednesdays                                                         

11:00 AM -12:30 PM

Cost:

YMCA Members

$25.00 per child

maximum $65.00 per family

Program Members

$35.00 per child

maximum $75.00 per family

 

 


Diabetes

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

 

Are you at risk for type 2 Diabetes?

Click here to find out!

 

Preventing diabetes can save health care costs and lives.  We can help!

 

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12-month evidence-based program that includes 16 weekly core sessions followed by monthly maintenance sessions.  The program is delivered in a classroom setting by trained lifestyle coaches and provides a supportive environment where a small group of individuals work together to learn how healthier eating and increased physical activity can help reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

 

Our 12-month program includes:

  • 1 hour-long class per week for 16 weeks, 1 hour per month for remaining 8 months.  You will learn about healthy eating, physical activity and other lifestyle changes in a small group setting.
  • Weigh-in weekly and track your progress to reaching the goal of reducing body weight by 7% or more
  • YMCA Family Membership for 4 months during participation in the program

With financial support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, we are able to offer the program at a reduced cost of $33 (Regular Cost $325).

 

To register, please click here for the Registration Form or contact Ashley Harris at 704-669-3631 (aharris@clevecoymca.org).

 

 

 

 

 

 


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free program designed for cancer survivors 18 years and older who have become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. The goals of the program include:

  • Rebuilding muscular strength and endurance
  • Increasing flexibility and improving functional ability
  • Reducing severity of therapy side effects
  • Preventing unwanted weight changes
  • Improving self esteem and energy levels

Participants may be eligible for FREE 12‐week Family Membership and may use YMCA facilities at any time. Participants may bring a support person who can participate in a workout of their own.

AGE: 18 and older

COST: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, this program is free to participants; open to members of the YMCA and non-members.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants must receive medical clearance and are evaluated on an individual basis. Patients currently undergoing treatment may participate, but only if they receive proper medical clearance.  Health history forms and intake interview must be completed prior to first group meeting.

TIME/DATES:  Next session starts spring of 2013.

LOCATIONS:

Dover Foundation YMCA at
411 Cherryville Hwy | Shelby, NC 28150 | 704-484-9622

Kings Mountain Family YMCA
211 Cleveland Avenue  | Kings Mountain, NC 28086  | 704-739-9631

Ruby C Hunt YMCA
1322 Patrick Avenue  | Shelby, NC 28152  | 704-434-0441

For more information or to register contact:

Melanie Beier
LIVESTRONG Instructor
Dover Foundation YMCA
704-484-9622
mbeier@clevecoymca.org

OR

Taffy Allen
LIVESTRONG Advisor
Kings Mountain Family YMCA
704-739-9631
tallen@clevecoymca.org

OR

Daron Dwyer
LIVESTRONG Coordinator
Ruby C Hunt YMCA
704.434.0441
ddwyer@clevecoymca.org


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Group Exercise

Age: 15 years old and up. Children ages 10-14 may attend with a parent.

We offer over 50 Group Fitness classes each week and some are appropriate for YOU! Classes include Cycling, Yoga, Kickboxing, Zumba, Water Aerobics and more! We have experienced instructors, all nationally certified by ACE, AFAA, SilverSneakers®or theYMCA. Come try a class!

Schedule: Our monthly schedule is available online or at the Welcome Center.

Cost: Free to members

 


Personal Training

Do you need some extra motivation or advice to improve your fitness level? Schedule a session with a YMCA Personal Trainer. All of our trainers have a nationally recognized personal training certification (ACE, AFAA or YMCA) and years of fitness experience.

By appointment with trainer, for members only ages 13 years and up.

PACKAGES AND PRICES

1 Session: $40.00
6 Sessions: $210.00
12 Sessions: $360.00

Small Group Training:
2 on 1 Sessions ($25 each): $50.00
3 on 1 Sessions ($22 each): $66.00
4 on 1 Sessions ($20 each): $80.00

Payment must be made at the Welcome Center prior to all sessions. If you must cancel an appointment, please give 24 hours notice or you will be charged for that session.


Fitness Assessment

Age: 15 years and up

An appointment that can include checking and/or monitoring one or more of the following: weight, blood pressure, heart rate, circumference measurements, body fat analysis, BMI, Hip to Waist Ratio, three minute step test for VO2Max, flexibility, an abdominal crunch test and a series of strength tests.

Schedule: By appointment

Cost: Free to members

 


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FitLinxx

Age: 10 years and up

FitLinxx is a computerized monitoring and tracking system. It is like having a computerized personal coach. The system uses the latest computer technology to ensure that you are exercising properly and efficiently. A member of the staff monitors your program and provides regular feedback and motivation to help you see better results more quickly than ever before. Earn points for completing your workout and to receive prizes.

Schedule: By appointment

Cost: Free to members

 


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Youth Wellness Orientation

Ages: 10-14 years old

All youth ages 10-14 must have this to be in our Wellness Area, whether downstairs weight room or upstairs room and track. This is the same as a regular orientation, just modified for youth. The member will be taught proper use of equipment, proper training techniques and can be set up on a workout plan. *Members must be 10 years old to use the Wellness Area (See Youth Rules provided in the facility)

Schedule: By appointment.

Cost: Free to members

 


Equipment Orientation

Ages: 10 years old an up

This appointment is for a member that’s new to our facility, new to working out altogether, or needs a review. During which you can learn proper use of the equipment and proper training technique.

Schedule: By appointment.

Cost: Free to members