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YMCA Fitness Programs Columbia SC

Local resource for evaluating YMCA fitness programs in Columbia. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to YMCA fitness programs, team sports, martial arts, group fitness and personal trainers, as well as advice on weight loss and exercise routines.

Aikido Academy of Self Defense
(803) 951-3559
203 Dooley Rd
Columbia, SC
 
Stronghold Athletic Club
(803) 256-9001
925 Huger St
Columbia, SC
 
Specialized Fitness
(803) 782-2202
2100 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC
 
Richland County of
(803) 754-7275
Parks ; Recreation
Columbia, SC
 
Stronghold Athletic Club
(803) 256-9001
925 1/2 Huger St
Columbia, SC
 
Lexington County Rcrtn and Agng Cmmssn Admnstrtve of
(803) 939-9309
Tri City Leisure Center
Columbia, SC
 
Golds Gym Aerobics and Fitness
(803) 749-9700
Harbison
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia Inferno
(803) 256-7825
701 Assembly St
Columbia, SC
 
Brickhouse Gym
(803) 771-6333
1311 Rosewood Dr
Columbia, SC
 
Family Life Center
(803) 343-8587
1306 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC
 

YMCA

Originally founded as a Christian association, the Y has expanded beyond its name in the U.S., now welcoming all faiths. Half of its 20.2 million members are female. There are more than 2,600 YMCAs in the United States, run by 967 independently run YMCA associations across the nation.

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...

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