Mahaska County YMCA Offers Healthy Lifestyle Coaching
Oskaloosa, December 10, 2012 – The Mahaska County Y is implementing a comprehensive approach to health and fitness at its facilities. Current, new and even potential members inquiring about all there is to experience at the Y can learn this and more by making an appointment with a Healthy Lifestyle Coach.
During these meetings, Coaches take a one-on-one approach through conversation and interest-based questions, to help members uncover how the Y’s programs, facilities and people can be best utilized to meet your individual goals and expectations. Whether a seasoned lifter ready to hit the weight room, a novice to group exercise classes looking to find a class offering that feels right, or a new member searching to discover all the things the Y has to offer, Healthy Lifestyle Coaching is the best place to start.
“As Ryan and I have worked with the Mahaska Wellness Coalition, we have developed ideas to provide more intensive support for health-seekers in our community.” Executive Director Dawn Collins said, “Healthy Lifestyle Coaching is more than just a new program. Our vision is to help you identify what you need and how the Y can best support you. ”
“Healthy Lifestyle Coaching is all about personal interaction and support,” Fitness Director Ryan Harkema expressed. “The Y Coaches are available to provide answers to the questions you may have, but also to take that extra step with you. For example, a Healthy Lifestyle Coach might attend a fitness class with a member, or take someone into the fitness room and walk them through the different machine weights and how they work.”
For more details on the Mahaska County YMCA or to meet with a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, please stop by the Y, at 414 North Third Street in Oskaloosa or contact Ryan Harkema at 641.673.8411 or Ryan.Harkema@MahaskaYMCA.org. Information about the YMCA and can also be found at www.MahaskaYMCA.org.