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Ryan Seykora

3rd Annual Healthy Heart Family Celebration and 2 Mile Walk

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. The YMCA and Sanford Worthington join together to sponsor this 2 mile walk for healthy hearts. Schedule of Events:8—11 a.m. Screenings 8—8:45a.m. Group Cycling Class 9 a.m. 2-mile Sweet Heart Walk 10—11a.m. Aerobics Class • The registration cost is $10/person. Check-in / registration begins at 8 a.m. with […]

Worthington Traveling Soccer/Futbol

The Worthington Area YMCA will be sponsoring the Worthington Futbol Club. Worthington F.C. is for both boys and girls. This organization is through the Minnesota Youth Soccer Assoication (MYSA). There is a informational meeting with MYSA tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 25th) at 6:00 p.m. at the Worthington Area YMCA. This is a spring/summer league that competes […]

2011 Spirit, Mind and Body Fitness Challenge

The Spirit, Mind and Body (SMB) challenge is a wellness challenge for everyone that is based on increasing physical activity and changing behaviors. This challenge is open for both families and individual members. This challenge will be broken down into 3 categories, Spirit, Mind and Body. Each category will have a point value assigned to […]

Lower Abdominal Myth

It is widely believed that the lower abs is exercised during a leg raise. However, it can be misleading to judge the mechanics of an exercise based on localized muscular fatigue. The primary muscle used in this exercise is actually the hip flexors. The combination of muscular fatigue, or a burning sensation from the contracted […]

High reps burn more fat myth

Performing lighter weight with more repetitions (15-20 reps, 20-30 reps, or 20-50 reps) does not burn more fat or tone better than a heaver weight with moderate repetitions (8-12 reps). For the average fit person, it requires 20 to 30 minutes of continuous aerobic activity to burn fat. Performing a few extra repetitions on a […]

New Group Exrecise Class

We have added a new group exercise class for the month of November! If you have ever wanted to try Zumba then you should try our Latin Cardio Dance class. Our Latin Cardio Dance class combines music and easy-to-follow moves to create a fitness program. The goal is simple: We want you to want to […]


Welcome to the Worthington Area YMCA’s Health and Fitness blog. My name is Ryan and I am the Health and Fitness Director for the Worthington Area YMCA. Through this blog we will provide Health and Fitness tips as well as answering questions that you may have. I would like to invite you to feel free […]