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Building Relationships and Healthy Habits – The Y

In strictlybaltimore on December 11, 2012 at 10:27 am


Healthy Living and Relationships at The Y

If you set inside a Y facility you will see what they do and if you attend an event or program you can see why their necessary for a community. The Y is community based gym facility that hosts events and programs to enrich and cultivate the community.

The YMCA stands for the Young Men’s Christian Association but has evolved in to “the Y” due to its outreach to everyone. The organization was founded by George Williams in 1844 in London. It was built as a place of refuge for the young men from the harsh city life at the time.

Now over 160 years later the Y is still around but has now become an important part of the community it serves. Once a Y is established in a community, they become a vital part of a community’s growth through their activities and programs. With the help of the Y, people can realize their potential in volatile communities by becoming a safe drug free environment.

But there are more to just the Y then its facilities. Here are just a few more reasons why you should volunteer or join.

  • You become part of a community – By becoming part of the Y you build relationships with people in your community and become part of the overall good in the community.
  • You can become a mentor in a child’s life – Thousands of at-risk youth are being helped by the Y. Through the help of families and volunteers it is possible to give a child a future.
  • Get in shape – Becoming a member gives you access to gym facilities and access to a variety of exercise programs such as Zumba, yoga, and martial arts.
  • Gets kids off the streets – The Y’s engaging after school programs fosters learning and exercise which gives the ma healthy outlet as they get older.

You can be a part of your Y by becoming a member or volunteering. Find the one nearest you and if there is none, you can always donate.

Have you been to your Y?

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FREE Fitness Class by the Harbor Waterfront

In strictlybaltimore on September 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

The only thing you have to lose in this offer is calories!

WHO: Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.
FREE Fitness Classes in the Waterfront Summer Series Fitness Classes
September 23, 2012 | September 30, 2012 | 8:30 – 1:00 PM
West Shore Park – Inner Harbor / Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202

Enjoy the last few weekends of September getting in shape for FREE

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc. has offered free fitness classes since May 20 at the Inner Harbor Sunday mornings but everything free must come to an end. These free fitness classes are scheduled to end at the end of this month.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc. offers a wide array of exercises that starts with yoga, boot camp, barre (a mix of ballet, yoga, and pilates), and ends with zumba. Each fitness class runs about an hour long and starts promptly at 8:30 AM.

Overlooking the Inner Harbor while your breaking a sweat provides great lunch options once your workout session is over.

Whether you’re looking to attend all the fitness sessions or just one, while it may be free registration is required. Registration can be done by e-mailing

Below is the schedule of the morning fitness classes:

8:30 AM – Yoga

9:30 AM – Boot Camp

10:30 AM – Barre – Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates – For more information on Barre click here.

11:30 AM – Zumba – Latin-Inspired, fast paced dance workout. For more information on Zumba click here. (On a side note – it’s harder than it looks, I’ve done it first hand and you WILL break a sweat and have a good time if you release your inhibitions and don’t care what people think)

Again if you are interested in this FREE EVENT, register by e-mail

Learn more about Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

The only thing you have to lose from this offer is calories! 

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