For those suffering from lung disease, every breath can be a challenge. Millions of Americans are affected by asthma, lung cancer, air pollution, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung diseases. UnitedHealthcare, the American Lung Association, and residents of Northwest Indiana are literally stepping up to raise funds for research, education, and patient programs at the Fight for Air Climb in Chicago on March 10.
With the holidays over and the new year right around the corner, many people are embracing the common phrase, ‘New year, new me’ and the annual tradition of forming New Year’s resolutions. For many, that means tackling their physical health and making positive changes to improve their physical wellbeing. Here in Northwest Indiana, there is no better way to do that than with the Pure Fat Loss Challenge, which held its annual kick-off event Thursday evening at Avalon Manor.
THE PURE FAT LOSS CHALLENGE (the PFLC) is a fun, unique and challenging 12 week, (starting January 1st) high accountability program designed to support, teach, lead and guide those who are serious about shedding their unwanted body fat. Most people find it fun being part of a team of motivated people all working towards the same goal. This program has been successful for people who have weighed close to 500lbs as well as individuals who didn’t even want to shed fat, but rather to build muscle so they could compete in light weight division body building competitions. Everyone, from teenagers to seniors and men and women, has had success with the PFLC!
For over the past 2 decades, Justin Savich has had a passion for helping people reach their potential with their physical bodies. Since he was in high school he knew there was a calling on his life to serve people in the way he does today. He loved helping people and he loved working out. One day it clicked for him that he could help people work out.
September 23 turned out to be one terrific day. It started with a cool morning and continued into a bright, sunny day with a light breeze and 72 degrees. Not a bad start for the 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice (BMFH) and the 33rd Annual Walk for Hospice. This year saw two exciting changes to these signature fundraisers: it was the first time the events were held on the same day, and it was the first time the bike event started and ended at CHC’s Mishawaka Campus, adjacent to Central Park.
For the last 10 years, Nikki Huber, certified trainer, has led groups of people with one goal in mind, finish the race. Surprisingly, most of the participants never thought finishing any race was possible, let alone starting one. The 8-week couch-to-course training program has proven effective in years past, with all participants completing the 4-mile, professionally-timed run at the Portage Township YMCAs Annual Turkey Trot, taking place on Thanksgiving morning.
The Portage Township YMCA is the recipient of a YMCA of the USA grant for an evidence-based program created for older adults with chronic conditions, such as arthritis. Enhance®Fitness, an older adult and arthritis management program, helps participants from all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent living.
On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Fierce Fitness Nutrition held their grand opening inside of the Portage Township YMCA. Fierce Fitness is owned and operated by Danielle Paetsch, Portage YMCA Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer as well as a Power Nutrition Ambassador. Soy and whey-based protein shakes using Herbalife and Power Nutrition products are available for purchase by YMCA Members and Non-Members.
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The gap between the holidays and New Year’s Day can be a long week for some of us. The winter blues combined with too much turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and more is enough to make one forgo adulthood in favor of hibernation. While motivation may seem far off, with 2018 around the corner, there’s no better time to pull yourself from the snowy trenches and get crackin’ on paving the way for personal improvement.
It’s an annual tradition here in Valparaiso, and now, registration is open for the 15th annual Turkey Trot!
Lose those calories before you even eat them at the Portage Township YMCA’s 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This 4-mile, professionally-timed, competitive run is paired with a non-competitive 5K walk/run and a free 1K Kids Fun Run. The walking and running courses will start and finish at the Portage Township YMCA Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017. NOT A RUNNER? Don’t worry, we’re here for you! The tested and proven Turkey Trot Training Group kicks off this Saturday, October 7th, 8am, at the Portage Township Y for non-runners or those who have not ran in a while. This program is just $15 for 7-weeks of couch-to-course training and participants may register online or in-person. Questions about the training program? Contact Nicolette Huber at 219-406-6705 or at