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YMCA says, 'Get moving'

America on the Move Week with with the YMCA will be Sept. 20-27.

The week is all about the small changes people can make in their habits that add up to big benefits for long-term health.

Research from the America On the Move Foundation has shown that incorporating healthier behavior into daily routines at home, work and school makes a difference. Adding just 2,000 extra steps and eating 100 fewer calories each day are enough to help most Americans prevent the current average annual weight gain of 1 to 2 pounds.

America On the Move Kick-Off Event


1 to 3 p.m. in Central Park

This event is open to everyone in the community. The fitness staff at the YMCA will offer Zumba Classes, and Mayor John Howe will leading a one-mile walk through beautiful Red Wing and challenging everyone to be more active than him during the America On the Move Week, and kids activities will be offered.

Registration is required. The first 100 registered participants will receive a free pedometer.

To help area residents be more active than the mayor, the YMCA will be opening our doors, September 20th-27th, for everyone to Try the Y. Participants may work out in the Wellness Center, try all our fitness classes, swim & slide in the Rec Pool, climb the wall, shoot hoops, play racquetball and more.

America On the Move Week is open to all families, adults and seniors in the community. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. For more information call JeriLyn Coplan or Missy Shilts at the YMCA, (651) 388-4724.