For a Better Us
The Y exists to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We do it by teaching kids new skills that build self-confidence, character values and leadership. We do it by helping adults and families lead healthy lifestyles. We do it by connecting older adults to an active support network. We do it by providing outlets to give back to those in need an volunteer your time. People engage with the Y on one level, but they soon find a deeper meaning to their activities and a connection to those around them. Ultimately, at its highest form, they feel compelled to volunteer, to give back and help others strengthen the entire community.
Free Monthly Workshops
Join us for free monthly workshops that enrich your mind, body, and spirit! Each month we hold educational opportunities for you to learn more about topics!
- Wellness Center Equipment
- Book Group
- And more!
LIVESTRONG® at the Y - Cancer Survivorship Program
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a cancer wellness and exercise class. This program offers cancer survivors the opportunity to build cardiovascular endurance, core muscular strength and endurance, core flexibility, and balance, which may help improve functional ability, reduce the severity of the therapy side effects, prevent unwanted weight changes, and improve energy levels and self-esteem. The goal of the program is to empower adult cancer survivors to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through and organized program of fitness and strength. This is a free, 12-week program for adults wit a current or past cancer diagnosis. Open to Members and Community Participants. Enrollment required.
Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program - Hypertension
Here at the Y, we are more than a gym! We want to offer our community the tools to take control of their health with reliable knowledge and helpful guidance. Let us help you learn how to better manage your hypertension through our 4-month, individualized program that includes elements of tracking, nutrition management, and personalized consultations. If you have been diagnosed as hypertensive or currently take medication for high blood pressure, you qualify for this program!
Rock Steady Boxing - Parkinson's Disease
For those suffering with Parkinson’s disease, exercise has been shown to improve function, posture and endurance, while helping to control pain. Discover these benefits by joining this unique exercise program for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Open to Members and Community Participants. Enrollment required.
ROCK STEADY BOXING
Through non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness training, Rock Steady Boxing improves the quality of life for people battling Parkinson’s disease. This program is through our healthcare partner St. Mary Medical Center.
• Group fitness class
To enroll in the program contact our St. Mary Medical Physical Therapy Office at 219-286-3890 for a screening today!
SPLASH - Water Safety
As a waterfront community we take water safety very seriously. Splash! is a FREE program during Spring Break Week each year for any non-swimming youth who wants to take some basic lessons.
To learn more about Splash! and other aquatic education programs, contact Samatha Howes, Aquatic Director at 219-462-4185 x247 or via firstname.lastname@example.org