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May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Austin offers the following tips to encourage older adults to live healthier lives.  

“So many people are doing things against the odds with no guarantee whatsoever. I feel we are living through one of the most hopeful times we’ve ever had.”

Are you suffering from unbearable shoulder pain? Does it hurt when you reach over to the back seat?

This month we’d like to shine the spotlight on one of our specialty fitness classes, TRX® Suspension Training!

This class is taught by Arielle, and uses the unique TRX® training tool that allows you to use your own body weight and gravity as resistance.

This month, we would like to shine the spotlight on our specialty class, Ballet Fitness and the awesome instructor, Corinna!

February’s Featured Class:

We’ve got a lot of amazing exercise classes here at East Communities (more than 60 every week!). That’s a lot to keep track of!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s lots of things going and room for heart growing with holiday cheer. Join your YMCA friends for a December to remember. This month is packed full of family-friendly events and celebrations for all ages to enjoy. Stop by one or all of your favorite events during the holiday season.

It’s finally fall, y’all! We’re putting away the pool floats and flip flops and embracing pumpkin spice and everything nice. Speaking of nice– the YMCA of Austin is hosting Halloween happenings throughout October for the whole family to enjoy to for free or at a budget-friendly cost! Clear your weekend calendars and stop by one (or all) of our 5 frighteningly fun events happening across the Austin area!


It’s a new school year, and the kids only keep on getting bigger. They come home famished, and we want to make sure that our children aren’t starving. Healthy snack options are a great idea to tide the little rascals over and make sure the fridge is not empty before dinner time. With the right snack choices, you set them up for healthier eating habits that can stick with them for the rest of their life.

There are many great classes and at the YMCA that will get your heart rate racing and your muscles moving. It is important to make sure that you are recovering from those workouts properly. You can do that through a post-workout meal. These meals help restore the energy and broken-down muscles you used during your workout so you can quickly adapt to the exercises you are doing!