Fitness Support at the Y

Fitness Support at the Y is contributed by Ben Leschensky, Communications Manager, Skagit Valley Family YMCA. This was originally published in the Spring, 2024 Edition of Vibrant Senior Options Resource Guide.

 The physical, mental, and emotional challenges faced as you get older don’t have to be faced alone or without support. In fact, research by the American Society on Aging shows that older adults have a higher quality of life and sense of well-being when in a community and have systems of mutual support.

Enter the Skagit Valley Family YMCA. The Skagit Y welcomes people from all walks of life at every stage of life, including seniors, and its programs empower people to be healthier in mind, body, and spirit.

Read on for a glimpse at how the Y can impact your life.

Fitness: Functional and Fun

One of the best ways to impact your longevity and enjoyment of life is to live an active lifestyle. At the Y, seniors have access to a wide range of fitness equipment, a multi-purpose aquatics center, and can participate in fitness classes tailored to aging adults. Flexibility, range of motion, balance, and coordination are just a few aspects of your health that you can improve at the Y.

Need individualized fitness support? Work with a Personal Trainer, who can help you set and meet your health and wellness goals.

A Community of Support

When you join the Y, you don’t just join a gym–you join the Y family. Beyond the community and camaraderie found in fitness classes, seniors can meet and engage with peers through Lunch and Learn educational presentations, field trips, or at weekly coffee hour. The Y also has a variety of volunteer opportunities where you can meet and help those in the community.

Fitness Support: Accessible for All

Did you know your insurance may cover the cost of membership? That’s right, you may not have to pay the Y to get a membership and have access to all the benefits the Y has to offer. In 2024, the Y accepts Silver & Fit, Active & Fit, Renew Active, and FitOn Health programs. The Y also has a financial assistance program that can help reduce monthly membership fees.

The Y would love to welcome you into our community. We invite you to stop by our facility for a tour and to try the Y out for a free week. Visit us at 1901 Hoag Road, Mount Vernon.

Ben Leschensky, Communications Manager
Skagit Valley Family YMCA
1901 Hoag Rd., Mount Vernon, WA

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