SMART START - Personal Fitness Plan


Research shows that the key to long-term success with exercise is to start slow. That’s why the Y is offering a new, free, evidence-based fitness plan called SMART START that eases you into better health, one week at a time.

Instead of overloading your body on day one and getting burned out, we’ll help you create a customized, incremental fitness plan that starts slow and easy, then builds steadily over the course of a few weeks.

In fact, a study conducted by Pennsylvania State University introduced 25 inactive adults to group fitness slowly, allowing them to “dip their toes” into exercise. The result? 80% of the group never missed a workout in the following 30 weeks. They lost body fat, gained lean muscle and prevented the chances of developing cardiovascular disease.

That incremental approach to getting in shape is at the heart of SMART START, where the Y helps you choose from our group exercise classes to create a unique plan that’s right for you.

Ask the fitness staff or the Member Services Desk at your center about Smart Start today.



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