The YMCA Adventure Warrior Race gives kids and adults a chance to prove themselves against ropes courses, mud, water obstacles, and other unexpected mental and physical challenges—all while supporting a good cause. Amid the breathtaking views and tranquil waters of Lake Tris, runners maneuver around trees and carry heavy objects up the sometimes snow-covered Laurel Highlands mountains, climbing up to 1,000 feet as they go. Warriors aged 16 and older make a 4-mile circuit, whereas younger participants run age-appropriate distances of a half mile or a full mile. Trophies and the respect of all the woodland creatures are awarded to the top male and female runners, top male and female teams, and top co-ed team. According to the Daily American, funds raised from the race provide camp scholarships that allow kids to attend residential and day programs at the 263-acre YMCA Camp T. Frank Soles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Depending on the goals of the client, the type of workout each day can be drastically different from the previous one completed. This is beneficial because it not only helps find what is enjoyable for the client, but also produces results that help reach different goals.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
I try to set both short and long term goals. I also keep very detailed records that allows us to go back and see how the performance of certain activities has improved.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My passion for the fitness industry started when I was a young kid trying to lose weight. It grew from there as I noticed the benefits it had on my life both athletically and general health wise. I then decided to pursue school in the exercise science field. Which then led me to here.
What do you love most about your job?
Being able to use my talents to help a wide variety of people.
I train kids as young as 10 and men and women as old as 72. I have even trained clients with disabilities. I have clients with all sorts of goals, trying to lose or gain weight, improve overall health, or are just looking to have fun!
The YMCA was founded in 1844 by 22-year-old George Williams and his London-dwelling friends, all of whom were distressed by the dangerous conditions and bleak housing for working people. Today, the YMCA extends its branches through more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country to foster social change by promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Partnering with these communities and working with students and volunteers, the YMCA's programs sponsor and empower people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.
The organization's fitness and sports centers provide opportunities for people to exercise and achieve overall wellness, and social services connect underserved people with affordable housing, employment, and substance-abuse programs. Collegiate programs establish local service opportunities for students to teach a sense of self-awareness and community responsibility, and children’s camps help youth explore nature, be creative, and develop independence.
Head to Neville Island for some top-rated American nosh at Paradise Beach, and satisfy your craving for familiar food you know and love.
Come prepared to feast at Paradise Beach — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Paradise Beach has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Put on your dancing shoes! The restaurant provides plenty of space for those who love to boogie.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Commute by bike to Paradise Beach and find easy bike parking.
Your piggy bank is best left behind when dining at Paradise Beach
prices are so low you won't believe how good it tastes!
If you're a sports fan, YMCA in Pittsburgh is the place you want to be.
Feel the pounds drip away in sweat when you take advantage of their aerobics classes.
Tone your body and strengthen your core with a group kickboxing class.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The City of Massillon Parks & Recreation Department takes great pride in ensuring that the Western Stark County community has safe and enjoyable leisure spaces and programs that improve the lives of all their residents. Their programs range from preschool age to seniors, and include indoor recreation spaces such as a 69,000-square-foot rec center, fitness area, and aquatics center. Outdoors, the department maintains 30 parks and open spaces, highlighted by the award-winning, 27-hole golf course, The Legends of Massillon.