The Dow Westside YMCA offering free Community Shape Up Challenge Sept 1-21

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

ADDIS - The Dow Westside YMCA will be hosting a Free Community Shape Up Challenge.

Classes will be offered Sept. 1 through Sept. 21. The Challenge is open to everyone 18 years and older, and membership to the Y is not required.

The three-week program will offer free classes, seminars and training. This program strives to educate and motivate participants to lead a healthier lifestyle. If participants attend six classes during the three weeks, they will receive a waived joining fee to become a member of the Y.

Registration for the Community Shape Up Challenge will begin Aug. 1, 2013, and will be accepted at the Y. Classes may include wellness assessments, workouts with a trainer, group exercise classes, cardio/weights workouts and nutrition/wellness classes. 

To register, or for more information, visit

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Across the U.S., 2,700 Y’s engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. For more on the Y visit