Saturday is chance to see Y

Published 9:03 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The new year is now three weeks old, meaning many of the resolutions we set 24 days ago have now been forgotten. Unfortunately, it happens. It’s easy to get busy, get off track and lose sight of the bigger picture before giving up entirely.

The good news is it’s always easy to get back started. Just because it’s not New Year’s Day, doesn’t mean you can’t make yourself a better person.

The most common New Year’s resolution is always based around losing weight. In Selma and Dallas County we live in an area where many live with diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure. Getting in shape would help all three of those conditions, which often go hand in hand with one another.

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Of course, if getting in shape was as easy as talking or writing about it, we’d all have perfectly fit bodies. The best part about working out is there are many different ways to shed a few pounds, while also selecting a workout right for you.

Several locals are participating in Scale Back Alabama, a weight loss movement that started earlier this month and will continue until March. Everyone that loses 10 pounds will have a chance to win prizes, including large financial awards.

Anyone that missed out on that chance will have another one this weekend. On Saturday, the YMCA of Selma-Dallas County is a real opportunity for anyone wanting to get back into shape or find a workout routine suitable for their lifestyle. The YMCA is holding a special day called “What Moves You” on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. for both members and non-members. The open house will include yoga, step and sculpt, belly dancing, boot camp, kickboxing and much more.

The point of the open house is to give the community an up-close look at everything the YMCA has to offer, and there’s a lot to get involved in. There are so many different classes at the YMCA that there’s probably many the community doesn’t know about. The YMCA is a real asset to our community and serves as a space where our children learn how to play sports, work as a team and learn to swim. It also hosted special Olympics basketball on Monday when the Cahaba Center for Mental Health played against a team from Montgomery. This weekend is a chance to see everything the YMCA has to offer and to learn about the resources it has available.