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If you like to move to great music, and get toned through fun exercise from the comfort of your own home, MixxedFit® with Amanda Jenkins through the Virtual Y is for you! 

Amanda began teaching MixxedFit® after first finding that she loved the class as a student, and then attending a certification training that was hosted at the Briggs Community YMCA in 2017. She’s been going strong ever since!

Once our facilities closed in-person group exercise classes during the pandemic, Amanda began teaching on Zoom. Participants in Amanda’s classes said the class has gotten them through the stress of the pandemic. And many who are not quite ready to engage through in-person classes are still utilizing these virtual platform classes – and forming online communities as a result! 

Recently, Amanda along with several other instructors from the South Sound area presented MixxedFit® on the main stage at Olympia Lakefair, one of the largest festivals hosted in the capitol city!

You can find Amanda’s MixxedFit® class at the Virtual Y on Mondays at 4:45pm and Wednesdays at 12:00pm. 

MixxedFit® is a people-inspired fitness program that combines explosive dance movements with bodyweight toning. Learn more about the program on their website.

Protein – you absolutely need it in your diet. You need to have it in sufficient quantities, and if you are over 40, you need to be consuming it in sufficient quantities at EVERY meal.

In this video, YMCA trainer Steve Messman explains how our bodies use protein as we age, and shows a recipe that you can try to (deliciously) get your protein at breakfast.

Join us throughout April for Pinwheels for Prevention and be part of the Family Education & Support Service’s campaign to plant Pinwheels of Hope and grow a better tomorrow for children in Washington. Pinwheels of Hope Partners showcase the value of prevention by planting pinwheel gardens and sharing prevention messages with their community.

Exercise late in life can help you live longer

Hello YMCA members. My name is Steve Messman. I am a South Sound YMCA personal trainer with specialties in both Senior Fitness and Functional Movement. We hope you enjoy this new series of articles and videos on health, strength, and fitness.

Active Grandparent Hypothesis

This new hypothesis has a fascinating take on what happens to the aging process as we exercise. Regular physical activity can shift energy away from health-compromising processes and toward mechanisms in the body that extend it. Watch the video to learn more about Active Grandparent Hypothesis and how you can turn everyday life activities into an exercise.

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