When you joined the YMCA, you probably had a goal in mind. Something you wanted to achieve. Maybe it was to lose weight or be more flexible, maybe it was meet new people or learn to swim. Whatever your goals are, they may be easier to achieve than you imagine.

You just have to be SMART when setting your goals.

SMART goals are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and time-bound.


Learn how to set achievable goals from Dotty at the Y

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Check out the SMART Goal Setting worksheet (PDF) to help you make and track your progress toward reaching your new goal!

Still not sure what your goals should be or how to set SMART ones? We’re here to help. Stop by your local Y to speak with a friendly Healthy Living staff member.

Introduction to Machines

The Y has a wide variety of equipment and classes perfect for any fitness level or interest. If you aren’t familiar with them, they may be a bit intimidating to you. Dotty is back to show you how to set up and use a few of our most popular pieces of equipment.

Introduction To Machines

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