Healthy Living

Don’t Let a Fear of Falls Hold You Back

September 19, 2017

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is 9/22

Each year on the first day of fall, national organizations from the Falls Free Coalition and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) join together for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a day of action to help raise awareness and prevention of falls.

Buddy Up by October 2

August 22, 2017

We are stronger together!

YMCA of the Suncoast Membership Referral

YMCA of the Suncoast members it's time for you to share what brings our community together and makes it stronger- a membership to the Y!

Bring your friends as many times as you like between September 11-October 2 and you can build a better you and a better us!

September Member News 2017

August 28, 2017

Our Welcoming Community

At the Y, we are about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Meals are a fun way to experience other cultures while connecting with people. In this month's member news, we have some tips for eating healthy while exploring global flavors.

Solving Childhood Obesity

August 28, 2017

Adopting healthy habits can help reduce childhood obesity

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits with the ultimate goal of improving health.

That’s why the YMCA — a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving health—wants families to understand the dangers of childhood obesity and ways to reverse course through improved eating habits and increased physical activity.

August Member News

August 01, 2017

Real Food Helps Kids Thrive

At the Y, we are about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Not all food is created equal. The type of food we consume impacts our mood, cognitive skills, and physical health. Eating whole foods helps children and adults to thrive! The Y is working to ensure all youth have access to whole food options.

Field Day Strengthens Families

July 12, 2017

Greater Ridgecrest Hosts Event on October 7

The YMCA of the Suncoast is excited about the new partnerships they have built with organizations that enhance the well-being of children and families in need of a second chance. To celebrate the Greater Ridgecrest YMCA in Largo will host a FREE Field Day with games, swimming and so much more on Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

July 15 is Member Appreciation Day

July 05, 2017

Celebrating You!

It is Member Appreciation Day; stop by our Y locations on Saturday, July 15, so our team can say thank you for being a ROCK SOLID member and a part of an organization that is Building a Better US!

Freedom Run Cancelled

July 05, 2017

The Freedom Run and Run to Remember events on Saturday, September 9, and Monday, September 11 have been cancelled.

While Hernando County may not begin to feel the effects of Hurricane Irma until Sunday, based on the current projected track, we need to be supportive of the County's Sheriff's Office and Fire Departments for prepping our community and being on call should any emergencies happen or the weather move in a different track warranting the use of our local shelters. 

July Member News

June 27, 2017

Strong Families Connected Communities

At the Y, we are about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  In our increasingly connected world, it's important for kids and adults to broaden their horizons and appreciate other people, places and cultures.

Exercising outside? It's HOT!

June 27, 2017

How to Recognize Heat-Related Illness

The summer months often bring opportunities for outdoor fun, activities and exercise; unfortunately, they also bring increased risk for heat-related illnesses. These ailments occur when the body can’t cool itself quickly enough. Potential problems range from heat rash (prickly heat) to heat stroke. 
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