PIONEERING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES...
Kishwaukee Family YMCA and KishHealth System are engaging community leaders through the Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) Initiative. PHC is built on the concept that local communities can work together to give all people healthy choices and support the pursuit of healthy lifestyles. Through support from the CDC, we are partnering with others to create policies and environments that motivate people to eat healthy and be physically active every day. Scroll down to find out more about this exciting initiative.
Kishwaukee PHC Leadership Team Members come from the following organizations:
- Kishwaukee Family YMCA
- KishHealth System
- DeKalb County Health Department
- DeKalb County Community Foundation
- Sycamore Park District
- DeKalb Park District
- Northern Illinois University
- Sycamore Community School District #427
- DeKalb Community School District #428
Vision: Healthy and Active Communities throughout DeKalb County.
Mission: Partner with others to create policies and environments that motivate people to eat healthy and be physically active every day.
The Kishwaukee Family YMCA supports healthy living with programs, involving our members and the community. Our YMCA reaches out to Health Seekers and supports individuals of all ages to manage their weight effectively through energy balance.
About the Y's focus on Healthy Living
In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. with a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of yiouth, adults and famililes are receiving teh support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
The Kishwaukee Family YMCA reaches out to health seekers and provides support for adults, children and families.
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
How we do it
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That's because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
- The Y is community centered. for nearly 160 years, we've been listening and responding to our comjmunities.
- The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
- The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
- The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
Healthy Living at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA
Whether you’ve recently made the commitment to live healthier, have been doing it for years or aren’t quite there yet, we’d like to share some programs and services offered at our YMCA which can help put your and/or keep you on a path to better health and wellness!
Commit To Be Fit
Commit to be Fit is an 8-week motivational program designed to help health seekers get over the emotional obstacles preventing them from wellness and helping them develop a plan to begin. The program includes three 45-60 minute face-to-face visits with your own Fit Coach, instruction on equipment, and individualized exercise plan, motivation from your coach and “where have you gone” calls if you need the reminder! FREE for YMCA members!
Free Wellness Center/Equipment Orientation
Learn the correct way to use all of our equipment in a one-on-one training with a trained Wellness Center staff member. FREE for YMCA members!
30-Minute Express Classes
If time is constantly a factor preventing you from exercise, check out our 30-minute express classes held Monday through Thursdays evenings. There is no need to register for these classes, simply pop in and participate. These classes are FREE for YMCA members!
FREE Fitness Classes for YMCA Members
The Kishwaukee Family YMCA offers more than 40 FREE fitness classes every week for YMCA members. Check our Program Guide and Fitness Class Schedule to find one that’s right for you!