Welcome back to our Snapshots of Youngstown Winter blog series, providing you with the inspiration you need to enter our Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2021 gift card giveaway, happening January 19 through February 28! Throughout this series, we’ve shared ways to get outdoors and where to eat right. Keep reading today’s post for ways to get fit in Mahoning County.
But First, What Is Snapshots of Youngstown?
Great question! Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2021 encourages you to start the new year off right in a healthy and positive way. Share a photo of what YOU are doing for a fresh start to 2021 and YOU can be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 restaurant gift card. We’re talking some of Youngstown’s favorite local eateries, like Springfield Grille, Barry Dyngles, Zenobia Middle Eastern Cuisine, and Salvatore’s Italian Grill, just to name a few.
How to enter:
- Take a photo of what you are doing to start the new year off right (hiking outdoors, healthy eating, yoga, reading)
- Submit your photo here
- Continue submitting photos for more entries!
Two winners of a $50 local restaurant gift card will be chosen each week, January 19 through February 28. Winners will be chosen at random and notified on Mondays. Multiple entries can be submitted, but winners are limited to winning one gift card. Learn more about Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2021 here.
Take a Walk in the Park
One of the best ways to get active is just to get out and take a walk. Walking is proven to help your heart and lung function, reduce risk of disease and help manage medical conditions. We’re fortunate that Mahoning County has so many beautiful parks to enjoy, just perfect for starting your walking program. There are over 45 miles of trails to explore in Mill Creek MetroParks. You can access their Trail Guide here. Other hiking and walking trails include Berlin Lake Trail, Lake Milton Trail and Shelter House Trail at Poland Municipal Forest.
Start a Body Temple Fitness Digital Studio Free Trial
The Body Temple Fitness Digital Studio makes sure their high intensity interval workouts (HIIT) are available on any device in any location. You can get a quick workout at home or on your lunch break with unlimited streaming of videos. Some workouts include treadmills, others feature weights and many require just yourself! You can choose the workout best fit for you and new options are added weekly. Start with a one-week free trial and upgrade to a subscription if you love it.
Pure Barre Youngstown utilizes ballet techniques and movements set to upbeat music in an effective way to get you in shape in no time. The workouts are low-impact and high-intensity, designed to improve your strength and tone muscles. Their Pure Barre GO virtual workout subscription allows you to access a weekly schedule of classes and workouts from home.
Follow The Classroom Elite
The Classroom Elite has you covered if you’re looking for a series of quick, targeted fitness videos. Their fit channel and Facebook page give you access to a variety of videos, focusing on different areas of the body, fitness and nutrition tips to keep you on track. Each video is only a few minutes long, so you can fit them in at lunch time, when the kids are napping or whenever you have a bit of free time.
YMCA Virtual Classes
Wherever you are, the YMCA has you covered with a variety of free fitness classes via YMCA 360 On Demand. Whether you’re looking to learn pilates or yoga, take a cycling class, brush up on your basketball skills or get in a full-body workout, you’ll find a host of videos available you can try as long as you have Wi-Fi.
YSU Virtual Recreation
Pro tip: You don’t have to be a student at Youngstown State University to take advantage of the fitness and nutrition videos on their Campus Rec page. All workouts were created in hopes to lower your stress levels, stay active and provide useful info. All exercises are based on ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Prescription and include simple workouts, yoga and circuit training.
MCMP Virtual Healthy Living Programs
Mill Creek MetroParks is offering Virtual Healthy Living Programs. The programs are available online to the public at no charge and are taught by Healthy Living Public Instructors. Topics include yoga, meditation, and T’ai Chi.
Now that you have some inspiration, turn to one of the many locally owned gyms and fitness centers for a new healthy regimen! Stay tuned for more Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2021 blog posts right here on our website. In the meantime, visit our Facebook page or our website for more information about all things Youngstown.