Mahaska County YMCA Offers Healthy Lifestyle Coaching

Mahaska County YMCA

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 Information about the YMCA and can also be found at



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