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  • Y Pep Talks: My Workout Playlist - Duration: 61 seconds.

    • 5 days ago
    • 43 views
    Pop, hip-hop, heavy metal...our wellness staff members' workout playlists are as unique as their personalities! They share which artists and types of music keep them moving.


    For more motivation ...
  • Y Pep Talks: Best Fitness Advice - Duration: 71 seconds.

    • 1 week ago
    • 20 views
    "Stay challenged. Be consistent. Give yourself grace." Our wellness experts share the most helpful fitness advice they've ever received.

    For more motivation and inspiration from the YMCA of Middl...
  • Y Pep Talks: My Morning Routine - Duration: 61 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    • 409 views
    Mornings are hard. If you're struggling to get out of bed like we are, check out these 6 simple tips from Jenny and Robert that'll bring pep and purpose to your morning routine—and set you up for a...
  • Y Pep Talks: My Favorite Exercise - Duration: 77 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 82 views
    Our staff members all enjoy working out in different ways. One of them loves kickboxing. Another swears by jumping rope. And one says that mastering the classic push-up empowers us to continue push...
  • Learning to lead: YMCA Youth in Government - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 27 views
    Every year, more than 2,500 Tennessee middle and high school students converge on the state capitol for the YMCA Youth in Government conference, which puts students in the very seats of their legis...
  • Summer at the Y - Duration: 89 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 139 views
    From swim lessons to day camp—and every enriching summer offering in between—the Y delivers engaging programs that help kids realize their full potential even when school is out. With the Y, it'll ...
  • Y Pep Talks: 4 Common Fitness Myths - Duration: 77 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 87 views
    “If I’m not sweating hard, I’m not working out."

    Not true, according to our wellness experts! It’s just one of many fitness myths our staff members overhear day in and day out.

    This week, they're...
  • Y Pep Talks: When I'm Not Motivated - Duration: 61 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 327 views
    What do you do on the days you're not motivated to work out?

    We pose that question to our cheerleading squad of Y wellness experts. Their answers just might help you take the hardest, first step o...
  • Introducing Y Pep Talks - Duration: 46 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 131 views
    Happy 2017! Need some motivation to start the new year off right? We thought you just might!

    That's why we've called on some of our wellness staff members to share their words of wisdom, wit and w...
  • TV Spot #1: For More Than a Workout - Duration: 31 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 471 views
    As a mom of two, Kat once found it difficult to take time for herself. Then, she joined the Y—and discovered a supportive community of friends to dance alongside her in her journey to better health...
  • TV Spot #2: Build More Than Muscle - Duration: 31 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 204 views
    Since Kat joined the Y, she's discovered the same place that cares for her mind, body and spirit takes good care of her kids, too. At the Y, the whole family can dance, exercise, learn and play—gro...
  • Bringing Health To Our Community: Donelson-Hermitage Family YMCA Expansion - Duration: 102 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 96 views
    On October 11, 2016, Donelson-Hermitage Family YMCA marked its 45th year in the community with a 6,000 square foot expansion that adds space to the group exercise, wellness, Y-Play and social areas...
  • After Breast Cancer - YMCA of Middle Tennessee - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 303 views
  • How to Make a Healthier Pumpkin Spice Coffee - Duration: 64 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 164 views
    Follow along as Lindsey Joe, one of our registered dietitian nutritionists, teaches how to make an easy, healthy version of your favorite fall coffee drink in less than 10 minutes.
  • Another summer of fun at the Y! - Duration: 45 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 141 views
    This past summer was full of safe and healthy fun for all of the kids who enjoyed day camp, swimming, swim lessons and more at the Y. Here's a sampling of some of the fun.
  • What did you think about this summer? - Duration: 24 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 35 views
  • YMCA Day Camp: Y Games - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 155 views
  • What's your favorite day camp activity? - Duration: 35 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 177 views
  • The Y Feeds Kids - YMCA Summer Food Program - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 220 views
    At our Davidson County Summer Adventure sites, we serve hundreds children healthy meals and snacks at no additional charge to their families through a USDA and Tennessee state grant.

    To learn more...
  • For a Better Summer, Join the YMCA of Middle Tennessee - Duration: 31 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    • 437 views
    Join the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and give your whole family a summer to remember.
  • Kat's Story - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    • 946 views
    Before joining the Y, Kat would say fitness wasn't a big part of her life. As a busy mom of two young kids, she often struggled making the time to take care of herself.

    Now, Kat's discovered the s...
  • Reggie's Story - Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    • 672 views
    Reggie's been shooting hoops at the Y since he was 7 years old. In his words, basketball is an "escape"—a way to face the world with confidence, even in the most difficult circumstances.

    The Y's p...
  • Access & Inclusion: Building a Stronger Community - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 127 views
    In an increasingly disconnected, isolated world, the Y remains one of the few places where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can come together.

    With 15 welcoming facilities and more t...
  • YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program: Middle Tennessee - Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 300 views
    The statistics are staggering. 86 million Americans are living with prediabetes—and only 9 million even know they have it. The situation is especially dire in Tennessee, a state with one of the hig...
  • Strong Families: Providing a Second Home - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 82 views
    At the Y, we believe strong, healthy families are key to the well-being of our community. Yet so many of our families have fewer opportunities to focus on what's most important: each other.

    With ...
  • YMCA Swim Lessons - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 30,338 views
    The Y believes no child should be at risk of drowning because they never learned to swim.

    As the community's trusted leader in swim instruction, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee delivers swim lessons...
  • Holistic Health: Growing in Spirit, Mind and Body - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 332 views
    At the Y, we believe the fight against our region’s most pressing health issues can only be won with a holistic approach that supports each individual’s physical, mental, spiritual and social well-...
  • Learning & Life Skills: Helping Youth Reach Their Full Potential - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 136 views
    At the Y, we believe learning shouldn't stop when school is out. From after-school tutoring and literacy programs to summer camp and youth sports, the Y is the largest provider of youth development...
  • Drowning Prevention: Keeping Kids Safe Around Water - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 481 views
    As a trusted leader in swim instruction, the Y each year teaches thousands of children in our community life-saving swimming and water safety skills that also build confidence and encourage physica...
  • Safe Spaces: Giving Youth a Place to Thrive - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 210 views
    As the largest provider of after-school programs in the nation, the Y gives youth essential safe spaces where they can be themselves, learn new skills and make friends—all while surrounded by carin...
  • George's Story: Annual Celebration 2015 - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 372 views
    When YMCA member George Largay joined the Y in the midst of a deeply personal tragedy, he thought he'd just joined a gym—a place to refocus on his health and fitness.

    But at the Y, he discovered f...
  • For a better us.™ - Duration: 69 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 439 views
    Every day, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee is working to build a better community, taking on the challenges that will shape our future.

    From providing safe spaces for at-risk youth to teaching healt...
  • Healthier Together - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 658 views
    At the Y, we're all getting healthier together. Meet three of our members who share how they're living a healthier lifestyle thanks to the resources, support and encouragement of the Y.
  • Hop the Gap - Duration: 94 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 218 views
  • Try the Y: Boot Camp - Duration: 109 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 63,481 views
    Ready to get creative with your workout? Kick things up a notch with boot camp, one of the Y's most popular training programs.

    More than just a circuit training class, boot camp is a small group...
  • Try the Y: Cardio Blast - Duration: 101 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 32,441 views
    During a busy week, it’s tough to find the time and motivation for a high-intensity workout that really gets the heart pumping.

    Enter Cardio Blast, the Y’s answer to group interval training—and t...
  • Try the Y: Cycling - Duration: 91 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 14,078 views
    Cycling isn't just for intense athletes. In a Y cycling class, everyone can spin their way to better cardiovascular health.

    Work up a sweat with hill climbs, sprints, and challenges on a stationa...
  • Try the Y: H20 Cardio - Duration: 90 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,399 views
    You don’t have to be a senior—or even an avid swimmer—to get a great workout in the water.

    The Y’s H20 Cardio and H20 Circuit group fitness classes combine equipment and the water’s natural resis...
  • Healthy Kids Day 2015 - Duration: 68 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 153 views
    The Y is all about more. The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids…the more amazing qualities they’ll get out. The more they get out, the more they can achieve growing up.

    That’s ...
  • YMCA Fun Company: So Much More - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 629 views
    Every day before and after school—and all summer, too—the YMCA provides more than 12,000 children across Middle Tennessee with a safe, supportive environment in which to learn and play.

    Because w...
  • Yolanda's Story: Annual Celebration 2015 - Duration: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,405 views
    For Yolanda Osborne and her family, the Y has been a constant throughout life’s changes.

    A source of continued support and motivation during Yolanda’s dramatic, life-changing weight loss. A sourc...
  • Rob's Story: Annual Celebration 2015 - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 808 views
    When Rob Havron first started coming to the Y, he couldn’t climb the steps to the entrance without getting out of breath.

    Less than two years later, he’s more than 200 pounds lighter—with a newfo...
  • Try the Y: Yoga - Duration: 90 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,120 views
    Get centered—and get toned—in one of the Y’s beginner-friendly basic yoga classes!

    The ancient practice of yoga not only calms the mind—it builds muscle and improves balance and flexibility. Wheth...
  • Try the Y: Dance Fitness - Duration: 90 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,991 views
    What's one of the best ways to beat the winter blues? Get moving to some great music—and burn off those calories—in one of the Y's high-energy dance fitness classes!

    Our Dance Blast and Zumba® in...
  • YMCA Day Camp - Duration: 113 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 3,408 views
    There’s nothing like YMCA Day Camp.

    We’re here to inspire kids to work together and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime.

    We're here to surround your kids with fantastic ...
  • Try the Y: Strength Training - Duration: 89 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,607 views
    Ready to "feel the burn"? Come pump some iron with us...and give strength training classes at the Y a try!

    Weight-based classes like Sculpt and BodyPump™ are terrific for building lean muscle, boo...
  • Fitness Myth #4: "The gym is scary." - Duration: 58 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 220 views
    We understand that for many members—especially those just starting a workout plan—the gym can overwhelming. Just choosing a place to start can stir up anxiety.

    But it's different at the Y. We beli...
  • Fitness Myth #6: "I don't need to change my workout." - Duration: 76 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 161 views
    At the Y, we know that old habits die hard—especially when it comes to exercise. Whether you’re sticking with the same machines, the same classes, or the same weekly workout schedule, it’s tough to...
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