It was great to be back with our friends at the Lancaster YMCA! For the past 5 years, Advantage Lancaster has partnered with the Y to offer wellness activities for our Exit students.
Our month long program with the Y helps encourage our 5 fundamental principles that include Educational Opportunities, Community Involvement, Appreciation of the Arts, Wellness and Career Exploration. Our partnership with the Y helps promote the key component of wellness to our Exit students.
Every Monday and Wednesday through July, Advantage Lancaster students participated in 2-hour fitness sessions led by Y personal trainer Jeremy Nesmith. Activities included a variation of sit-ups, planks, jumping rope, as well as 30-minute group exercise classes led by Jeremy, and the use of cardio equipment. On average, students would burn 300 calories per session.
We had 42 children participate in the program this year. We are so happy to partner with the Y in order to achieve our shared mission of helping youth in our community reach their full potential. For more information on the Lancaster YMCA, please visit www.lancasterymca.org.