YMCA Fitness Programs Blytheville AR
Mountain Home, AR
There are many different metro/city YMCA associations. YMCAs are very localized in nature and their programs vary from location to location. However, one recent development that is national in nature is a new strategic plan that sees the organization as America's main fitness and obesity crusader. The Y is now aggressively expanding health-related initiatives, most notably through a program called Activate America.
New Activate America Program...
Hundreds of local YMCAs nationwide are retraining staff, redesigning facilities and revising activities to better serve millions of Americans that find it hard to stick to diet and fitness programs. So far, 370+ of the Y's associations (of 967 total) have joined Activate America. The YMCA's new direction was first tested in Pittsburgh, PA. There, programs were designed to help people establish healthier lifestyles, and an after-school program was also offered. 3 days a week, every child in the plan gets a structured exercise program plus information on healthy eating and snacking.
The YMCA of greater Pittsburgh has a similar program for teens, a corporate wellness program, and another for senior citizens. The YMCA of greater New York has a new 12-week personalized exercise program, free to members, with 4 individual sessions with a fitness coach...