January is widely known as “Resolution Month”. You’ve seen it before! Each year, people are goal-setting and aiming to create better habits like drinking less or exercising more. But how can we get beyond just this month’s momentum to create lasting change? We must look deeper into how we operate as individuals and communities. What creates habits? What can help us achieve our goals and stay the course? The truth is, we are relational beings. Our communities and who we engage with can be powerful motivators to achieve our individual and collective goals.
We are living in a unique time and recognize that it can be hard to connect with the community at times. Those like-minded individuals that can help you get closer to your goals are now practicing social distancing or staying at home. The fitness industry has flipped and has evolved to create innovative solutions to help meet people where they are to achieve goals. But how can we plug community into all of this? How do we make sure that you have those dedicated cheerleaders in a time when social distancing is taking place? The answer? Join a virtual community. Engage in opportunities where you can communicate, find inspiration, and be motivated to achieve your goals both in-person and online.
Are you looking for that next opportunity? Are you ready to build stronger healthier habits in 2022? The Y is launching a FREE 3-week lifestyle challenge beginning February 7th for all community members – that’s right, you don’t have to be a Y member to participate! The RESET Challenge focuses on improving your overall wellbeing in spirit, mind, and body while having fun! We won’t focus entirely on physical health with a series of fitness challenges – that’s just a component of it. We’ll have plenty of opportunities for individuals and families to participate alike. Best of all, we have a virtual community to help keep you inspired and motivated along the way.
Three weeks. 10,000 teammates. For 30 minutes a day, five days a week, we’ll provide tools to help you build healthier habits. The challenge begins February 7th. You’ll get information via text and email each week, and your YMCA branch will have special options designed to help you discover a new way to get healthy in the new year. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a RESET Challenge T-shirt! Take the challenge, have some fun, and RESET your world in 2022. Text RESET to 844-889-622 to sign up!
For many Austin-area residents facing financial struggles or unemployment related to the pandemic, finding a way to afford health and wellness activities on a limited budget poses a real obstacle. The RESET Challenge gives people a chance to visit the Y and learn more about our Membership for All program, which provides reduced rates based on your household income. Everyone is welcome at the Y.
The YMCA of Austin offers a variety of ways for individuals and families to come together and spend quality time at eight area centers in Travis and Hays Counties. For more information visit, www.AustinYMCA.org.