Independent Health and the Jamestown Area YMCA, along with support from the City of Jamestown and the Village of Lakewood, have teamed up to offer Fitness in the Parks – a FREE weekly community exercise program designed to encourage healthy activity.
If you’ve ever wished you could attend a fitness class outside during the summer so you don’t have to trade good weather for a good workout – now you can!
Anyone can get out and get moving during the summer months with free, outdoor fitness classes led by YMCA-certified instructors at a park near you.
Zumba® – Mondays, 5:30 p.m.
Tai Chi – Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.
Hartley Park (Lakewood Beach)
Pilates – Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Bootcamp – Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
February is American Heart Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health and well-being, the Jamestown Area YMCA offers the following tips to help families in Chautauqua County be heart healthy.
Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart. Plan and schedule opportunities for active play; for example, include a brisk 10-minute trip around the block after meals or a 10-minute walking break during the day. If your family enjoys active video games, select versions that require moving the body’s large muscle groups while playing.
Lack of sleep has been associated with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Adults need at least seven, but no more than nine hours of sleep at night to aid with the prevention of heart disease. Children need 10-12 hours of sleep per night.
Makeover your family’s favorite recipes by reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat and substituting a lower fat food (for example low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream) can make a recipe healthier without sacrificing taste.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lowering or maintaining normal blood pressure can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. Nearly 1 in 3 adults (about 67 million people) has high blood pressure and more than half of them don’t have it under control. Get your blood pressure checked regularly and discuss the results with you doctor.
Spending time together as a family is a great way to reduce stress, which is important to heart health. Make homemade valentines for your children’s classmates or build a snow fort together in the yard or the park.
For more information on how your family can live a healthy, active life, visit the American Heart Association.
Massage therapy spans a wide variety of therapeutic approaches which work to improve an individual’s health and well-being through manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Available only at the Jamestown YMCA.
Certified Massage Therapist: Sandra Anderson, NCTMB, LMT – 664-2802, ext. 229
Location: Jamestown YMCA
1/2 hour massage – $32
1-hour massage – $55
15-minute chair massage – $17
1-hour hot stone massage – $65
1 ½-hour hot stone massage – $80
1/2 hour massage – $40
1-hour massage – $70
15-minute chair massage – $22
1-hour hot stone massage – $80
1 ½-hour hot stone massage – $130
Ages: 14 years and older
Add a dose of high energy and motivation to your workouts with group exercise classes. Our dynamic classes are a fun and alternative to traditional workouts. Classes include Cycling, Kickboxing, Stability Ball, Step Interval, Strength Training for Women, and Yoga.
Potential Member: $6 per class or $76 per 8-week session