To help you get started the right way with your 2015 fitness goals, we’re sharing the most common fitness misconceptions we hear at the Y—and ways you can avoid them on your way to enjoying a healthier New Year.
What would the Y be without water? As an organization, we’re well-known for teaching kids the valuable life skill of learning to swim. Swim lessons take place at our pools nearly every day, along with low-impact aquatic classes that help our active older members stay mobile and healthy.
But our pools aren’t just for youth swim lessons and seniors—they’re for everyone. Whatever your age or fitness level, swimming is vigorous exercise that’s gentle on the joints and great for keeping cool. And at the Y, there are so many ways members can incorporate pool time into their workouts:
- Aqua fitness classes. High-impact classes like H2O Cardio and Hydrorider—a combination of cycling and water exercise—deliver all the benefits of cardio conditioning but with less stress on the body. Burn calories without breaking a sweat!
- Adult swim lessons. If you’re “just not a swimmer,” it’s NEVER too late to learn. The Y offers fee-based private and group lessons for adults of all skill levels—whether you’re a complete beginner or a proficient swimmer looking to perfect your stroke.
- Free swim. If you prefer an independent water workout, check your Y’s pool schedule for open swim times.
Get Started at the Y
From customized workout plans and equipment orientations to computerized fitness assessments, the Y offers a range of free resources to help members achieve their health and fitness goals.