It’s time again for Active Aging and YMCA’s America on the Move Week. This year the week runs September 20th -26th.
Our Kickoff event this year has been taken outside the YMCA walls and will be held in the Biltmore Square Mall alongside many of our local health and wellness exhibitors and businesses. This exciting wellness expo will be held on September 20th from 10 am until 2 pm. This fun free event will be packed full of activities such as exercise demonstrations, screenings, health exhibits and a volunteer fair. The YMCA will have a YMCA information booth on site as well as offer stretching sessions and zumba demos throughout the day. We will also be giving out free stretch training bands and will have wellness staff onsite to show the participants how to use their new bands at home.
The Asheville YMCA will be hosting a midway pep rally and Health Fair on Wednesday September the 22nd. Our doors will open to the public at 9 am. A conscious walk will leave at 9:30 am and head to Pack Place Park for a Tai Chi class with well known group instructor, Jan Gillespie. The group will then walk back to the Asheville YMCA where the Wellness Symposium and Pep Rally will kick off at 10:30 am. We will have a variety of local businesses in our gym speaking with our participants about ways to keep your mind, body and spirit healthy and active. Around 11:00 am lunch will be served in our Multi Purpose room as well as an interactive discussion will be held with a nutritionist all provided by our friends at Park Ridge Health. The Wellness Symposium and activities will run until 2pm on the 22nd.
To celebrate Active Aging and YMCA’s America on the Move Week, all YMCA’s in our association are opening our doors to the community and inviting members and non-members alike to participate in our group exercise classes free of charge the 20th – 26th. Along with that, our branches will also be offering a no joining fee for those who stop in and want to join our YMCA family this week! There will be a variety of activities September 20th- 26th that are being promoted through the council on aging as well as many other businesses that are participating in this year’s Active Aging and YMCA’s America on the Move week.
Contact the Asheville YMCA at 828-252-9622 for more information about the events/activities the week of September 20th-26th.
See you there!