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5 Healthy Activities Perfect for the Holiday

This holiday season there are many people in isolation and many more unable to see the family they traditionally see during the holidays. Business hours are changing, outdoor and indoor activities are changing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This will be a different holiday season, but it doesn’t have to stop your health and wellness plans. In fact, it can be the beginning of how you activate and engage in a new healthy lifestyle. 

The YMCA of San Francisco offers a variety programs to members this holiday season, and we wanted to give you a brief reminder of why and how we are there for you. Here are 5 health and wellness activities you can do this Thanksgiving holiday. 


1. Spend Your Time Outside 

Explore the Bay Area with Routes of the Week. These weekly curated routes are made for walking, running, hiking, and biking. Enjoying the outdoors can provide the mental and physical wellness you need for the holidays. You can enjoy Routes of the Week solo or with your bubble. Remember to wear a mask and be safe.  

Explore Outdoor Routes of the Week


2. Improve Your Strength and Flexibility 

Stay active at your own pace with Workouts of the Week. Practice and concentrate on your form and not your speed with our Workouts of the Week. These workouts offer brief steps that will engage healthy movements. It’s a perfect way to maintain how to safely extend, stretch, and build your strength while you take a break from our gym facilities.  

Practice Workouts of the Week


3. Support Your Overall Wellbeing 

Focus and relax with Guided Mediations with us whenever you need. The holiday season can become stressful with or without family. Now with isolation and shutdowns we are all under a little more stress than usual. Take a moment to breathe, relax, and listen to our guided meditations that can clear your mind and center your emotions.  

Try a Guided Meditation


4. Pump Up Your Workout 

Access more than 75 On-Demand classes with YMCA 360. There is something for everyone in the treasure chest of YMCA videos. You can replay classes and explore the variety of workouts our network offers. Feel free to pause and replay workouts, or even slow the video player down with these workouts. Many members love our online workouts because the privacy and ability to go at their own speed. There are many options with these full workout classes online! 

Browse YMCA 360 Videos


5. Create Family Fun for Everyone 

Challenge your family with kid-friendly activities with 12 Bursts. This is a great way to keep the family entertained, and by family we can mean just the children. The activities allow kids to explore, create, engage, and have fun throughout the day. It is a great way to break apart a long day of sitting in the house. It’s even better to create memories with these activities and games with the family.  

Try 12 Bursts


Let us know how you spend your holiday by tagging @ymcasf and giving us a shout-out, don't forget to use the hashtag #ymcasf. As always we love to see our members thriving! Happy holidays!