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Health, Well-Being & FitnessHealth, Well-Being & Fitness

YMCAs have led health and fitness programs for people of all ages, incomes and abilities for more than a century. We also focus on overall wellness, empowering you to tailor your own plan toward healthier living by choosing how you will accomplish your wellness goals. The whole approach means you have many options and lots of support as you choose your path to a healthier new you!

At the YMCA, we have the facilities, equipment, programs, and staff to support you. Make new friends, increase your self-confidence, and improve your spiritual, mental and physical health.

Like all Y programs, health, well-being and fitness is open to all, with financial assistance available.

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Health and Fitness

->Living Strong, Living Well™

Living Strong Living Well™ is a 12-week, small-group strength and fitness program for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from treatment or disease. In our small group setting, you’ll regain energy, strength and stamina while building muscle mass, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving your quality of life.

The program meets twice a week for 75 minutes each session and is offered to you at no cost, thanks to support from generous donors, the Stanford Health Improvement Program, and the Y. You do not need to be a Y member to participate..

Click here to view our Living Strong, Living Well Brochure.

To register, contact:
Joyce Hanna, MA, MS
Stanford Health Improvement Program
650-725-5014
joycehanna@stanford.edu

->Hit Your Stride Walk/Run Club

If you’ve wanted to participate in a 5K, 10K or even a half marathon, come train with us. We will help train you for specific events and let you know as they come up. South Valley Family YMCA Walk/Run group will train, workout, provide support and advice. Most of all it’s an opportunity for you to challenge yourself in the company of friends.

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->Body Composition Analysis

This program is designed to help you establish and identify your body fat percentages vs. your lean body mass. A YMCA Fitness Specialist will utilize the INbody scale to evaluate the body to establish a starting point to better track your progress throughout your fitness program. The test is recommended for all members over the age of 18 who want to alter their body composition. We invite and encourage all members who have not had a body composition analysis to register for one today.

Click here to view our Body Composition Analysis brochure.

->Personal Training

Our personal training program is individualized and specifically tailored to your needs. Our certified trainers will guide you through a customized program, which will get you the results you need in the fastest and most effective way possible. You will be instructed in all components necessary to alter body composition, the use of proper bio-mechanics, anatomy, physiology, proper nutrition and much more.

->10-week Weight Loss Challenge

Our 10-week Weight Loss Challenge helps you get in shape, lose weight and adopt healthy eating and exercise habits. We’ll support you every step of the way. We measure your initial fitness level, share information about fitness and nutrition, support you with weekly meetings, and encourage you throughout the process.

Click here to view our 10-week Weight Loss Challenge brochure.

->Weight Training for Women (WTFW)

This class is a group experience using free weights and other equipment. Topics such as anatomy, physiology, fat loss and cardiovascular conditioning will be discussed. This course gives you the opportunity to workout next to a trainer so personalized instruction is guaranteed.

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->Circuit Training

Our circuit training program is designed to bring you the best cardio and strength training workout all packed into one. The circuit routine will be done using high repetitions on our Cybex VR2 selectorized equipment. It will involve as many of the major muscle groups as possible. You will enjoy every workout and be done in half the time. Cardiovascular machines will also be included.

Classes are T/Th/F at 10:30am in the Wellness Center.

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