YMCA of Greater Brandywine Launches Four-Week Wellness Challenge, Including Free Trial Membership

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As the weather turns cooler and we grapple with the physical and mental challenges of the pandemic, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine invites members of the community to focus on their health through a free wellness challenge that launches on Monday, Oct. 18.

The challenge encourages participants to commit to 150 minutes a week of movement for 30 days.

Throughout the four-week challenge, the YMCA will provide a wide variety of resources to help individuals of all abilities develop healthier habits or find new ways to challenge themselves. Resources include weekly workout routines, recipes, nutrition advice, workout playlists, virtual classes, a meditation series, and more. Most importantly, it helps to connect residents across our region in a united effort to reach their goals.

“This challenge provides an opportunity for our community to recommit to their wellness goals,” said Brian Kish, Association Director of Healthy Living. “We encourage families, friends, and neighbors to join the challenge together and leverage the YMCA’s resources to help them reach their fitness goals.”

You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate in the challenge or use the many resources available through the challenge. A free trial membership is also available to members of the community who would like to explore their local YMCA and its offerings.

“We know that the pandemic has challenged all of us in so many ways,” said Heather Bloodworth, Vice President of Membership and Wellness. “It is incredibly important that we find ways to support our overall health. This challenge is a great opportunity to begin a new routine as we all work to live healthier lives. We continue to explore new ways to support our community through virtual offerings, personal and small group training, outdoor classes, and more.” 

Learn more or stop by one of the YMCA’s branches to learn more about this free challenge. You can also text STRONG to 844-889-6222.