Healthy Living

We Love Our Members

February 03, 2017

Sharing Success and Motivation

Peter Montanez is a member of the YMCA OF THE SUNCOAST, he now calls the Clearwater Y his second home, but that hasn’t always been his story.  Before joining the Clearwater YMCA, he shared that he was smoking and drinking. He hit his highest weight at 383 pounds. The weight made it a struggle to enjoy playing his favorite sport, basketball.  He knew he was very unhealthy and wanted to make a change. 

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February 01, 2017

Instagram 28 Day Photo Challenge

Join us for a themed photo challenge during the month of February.  Share your love of the YMCA and Instagram. Use the daily theme, challenge hashtag: #SUNCOASTYMCA and your favorite YMCA location hashtag too!  Daily themes are available here!

 

American Heart Month Tips

January 24, 2017

Sodium Reduction

February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA OF THE SUNCOAST offers the following tips from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help families in our community reduce the amount of sodium in their diet.   

Healthy Kids Day: April 29

February 16, 2017

Charge into Summer!

YMCA of the Suncoast Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday, April 29, the YMCA of the Suncoast is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA's Healthy Kids Day® , the Y's national initiative to improve families' health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

Free Safety Around Water Week

February 16, 2017

Be Water Smart from the Start

At the Y, we have a deep passion for aquatics and want all kids to learn how to swim. During Safety Around Water Week, we give kids ages 3-12 this opportunity. If your kid is a non-swimmer or a beginner, join us as we teach children basic swimming skills that keep them safe and build their confidence in the water.

February 14 is Member Appreciation Day

February 09, 2017

Celebrating You!

WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS! It is Member Appreciation Day; stop by our Y locations on Tuesday, February 14, so our team can say thank you for being a member and a part of an organization that is Building More than Muscle!

Rally for the Y

February 03, 2017

Rally. Ride. Raise.

06 Rally Logo RiderEver wanted to try out a spin bike?  Now is an excellent time.  YMCA’s all across the country are participating in Rally for the Y with Expresso Bikes to help our YMCA thrive.

The Greater Palm Harbor and North Pinellas YMCA’s are both participating in RALLY! RIDE! RAISE!

February Member News

January 24, 2017

Advancing Equality For All

With a commitment to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y meets all people where they are and works to remove barriers- such as food insecurity, chronic disease and social isolation.

How many calories am I burning?

January 16, 2017

What workout works?

When it comes to losing weight, the math is simple. According to the Mayo Clinic- one pound equals 3,500 calories. So to lose a pound, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in. Burn an extra 500 a day and you’ll lose about one pound each week. So where should you start? The activities below are some of the best for working off unwanted pounds.

YMCA Weight Loss Program

January 05, 2017

Reach your wellness goals

Need help with your New Year's Resolutions? Ready to make a lifestyle change? The Y has a a solution by participating in YMCA’s Weight Loss Program. It's a great way to learn how to eat healthier, move more and lose weight. There are no gimmicks and no restrictive approaches—just the tools you need to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle to achieve your wellness goals.
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