Helping you achieve your health and wellness goals
At the Y of Central Florida, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of our residents. This commitment goes beyond asking you to simply join a fitness facility to exercise. Rather, it connects you to a health movement that looks to create a profound impact on disease prevention and adherence to a healthy lifestyle, all to better the overall health and well-being of Americans.
To show that we understand the barriers to practicing healthy habits – our busy lives, our fitness levels and our attitude towards exercise – we’ve begun a major redesign of our wellness floors and fitness offerings to help you stick to a regular exercise program that not only fits your lifestyle, but will also get you healthier.
FIND THE LEVEL THAT FEELS RIGHT FOR YOU
Our wellness floors, fitness programs, aquatics offerings and indoor cycle classes will now be offered in three distinct levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. That way you can choose the level of intensity that is right for you. To ensure you select an activity that matches your skill and comfort, we’ve created profiles for each level. Read below to see which profile best describes you.
If you are just starting to make exercise and getting healthy a consistent part of your life, choose classes and activities offered under Health Seeker. Health and fitness activities under this category can help you build a baseline of comfort with exercise and help you stick to a regular program.
If you’ve already adopted a regular work-out routine, 2 – 3 times per week, and now want more structure or more challenge, look for Step-up resources, classes and activities. The intensity of Step-up activities is intermediate so that you are challenged, yet gaining the benefits you look for in a program at your own pace.
If you have a dedicated exercise routine and have specific athletic goals you’re striving to achieve, Athlete programs and resources are for you. Programs offered under the Athlete category are advanced, so if you want a real challenge try offerings in this category.
MIX THE LEVELS
In reality, we do not fall neatly into one of these levels. You may be comfortable participating in an advanced activity like running, yet are new to the class environment and seeking the strength and flexibility benefits that a yoga class can deliver. No worries. Mix it up! Start with a basic yoga class and once you get comfortable with the format “step-up” to an intermediate-level yoga class. You can do this type of evaluation for each of the programs we offer in each area – wellness floor, aquatics programs, fitness and indoor cycling classes – to build a work-out program that is right for you.