YMCA to Offer Free Community Health Challenge

​The YMCA of Rock River Valley is inviting the community to join its summer health challenge. The Community Health Challenge is about creating new lifestyles and guiding individuals to live healthier. The challenge will kick-off July 11 and run for eight weeks.

This challenge will be Olympic-inspired. Participants will be broken up into teams representing a country. Each week of the challenge will feature a different sport to train. The sports include track and field, soccer, baseball, cycling, volleyball, triathlon and boxing.

“What makes this program unique is its focus on community,” said Jenna Huffine, YMCA Wellness Coordinator. “Members tackle this journey together – truly rooting each other on and building relationships. It really is fun and let’s face it, we’re all better together.”

The classes will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. at the Northeast Community Park, 8451 Orth Road in Loves Park. Those who complete the challenge will earn a free two-month YMCA membership. Participants must submit an application and obtain a health screening prior to starting to the challenge. For more information on the challenge, visit the YMCA website or contact Jenna Huffine at jhuffine@rockriverymca.org.