Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.
Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where they can find respite from social, economic and educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them. We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with their communities.
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Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y includes more than just working out. In addition to our physical fitness classes and facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.
We believe sports, fun and exploring new interests aren’t just for the young. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there’s the added benefit of being connected to others. That’s why you’ll find a range of recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there’s no such thing as being too old to get in the game.
Programs vary by season & location. Find out more at your local Y
Whether you’re new to the community or simply want to pursue a new hobby, the Y brings together people who love to learn. Whether you want to cook new dishes, volunteer on a project, learn about sustainability or attend one of our lecture series—you’ll learn right alongside others from your community who share your interests.
It can be a struggle just to maintain a healthy work/life balance, let alone a healthy lifestyle. The Y offers customized corporate wellness programs that address all levels of fitness and delivers an inclusive approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle and a healthier bottom line. With rising health insurance rates and the push to do more with less, the health of our workforce is becoming a pivotal piece in any company’s productivity.
Are you an African American between the ages of 40-70 with no prior risk of heart disease? You may be eligible to participate in a paid study through Allegheny General Hospital that includes free health screenings to determine if you are at risk for one of the leading causes of death. Click HERE for more information.