The YMCA of Metro North is your RESOLUTION SOLUTION! It is no secret that everyone puts losing weight and becoming more active at the top of their New Year’s Resolution list. So, this year, your YMCA resolution is just a 5K away! Join any YMCA of Metro North (Lynn, Peabody, Saugus or Melrose) and receive an entry to walk or jog in any of the four 5k road races in 2019. Moreover, you are eligible for FREE online coaching to help you navigate the training, as well as all the support you need!
“The 5k distance is achievable for all levels of fitness with a little focus and support. We look forward to helping people set and achieve a reasonable New Year’s resolution,” noted Chris Tognazzi, Director of Health and Wellness at the Torigian Y in Peabody.
Walking or jogging is a beneficial way to maintain a healthy life. Not only does it make you feel great, it conditions your heart, improves muscle tone and strength, relieves stress, burns calories and increases endurance for day-to-day activities. It is a low-cost, often social exercise enjoyed by all ages! At the YMCA, you can chose from walking on a treadmill or the indoor track (Lynn & Peabody) or even the beautiful neighborhoods that surround the YMCAs, including Breakheart Reservation, Lynn Woods and the Mystic Fells Parkway. Jogging or walking can burn up to 100 calories per mile!
“The Y is committed to supporting our community members and their quest to stay active. We invite all levels of wellness seekers into our Y for a free workout, to meet staff, take a tour and enjoy all of the amenities that are offered,” noted Kathleen Walsh, Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of Metro North. In addition, she stated that the Y is proud to offer financial assistance for those that might need it.
So stop by one of the branches of the YMCA of Metro North to make your resolution a reality! In no time, you will be standing on the starting line of a 5k ready to walk or jog your way to the finish line! For more information, check out www.ymcametronorth.org.