Healthy Living | Annual Report 2019

Runners gather with hands on heart at the beginning of the 35th annual Independence Day Run

Changing lives through healthy lifestyles

The Y is making a mark on our community's health. For the past 35 years, hundreds of runners have gathered at the Y on July 4 for a 5K and fun run that raises funds to makes YMCA access available for all.


The Traveling Y program continued bringing healthy lifestyle programs outside our walls, helping 190 teachers in eight Suffolk schools add physical activity to their day.

Healthy Living Highlights

Northampton YMCA


Over $4.3 million was raised in 2019 to bring a new YMCA and the wellness benefits that come along with a Y to the Northampton County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.



We expanded the Y's newest workout option to three locations, designed to provide participants with variety and new challenges. REGYMEN aims to appeal to all fitness levels, especially those looking to take their workouts to the next level in a trainer-led environment.

Myzone Heart-Rate Tracking


Myzone heart-rate-tracking workouts expanded to 11 locations with the addition of Myzone Cycle, helping participants get the most benefit from their workouts with real time feedback on heart rate, calories, and effort.

Youth Health


Through programs that range from camp and after-school care, to youth sports and swim lessons, the Y impacted over 53,000 youth in 2019. With programming focused on living a healthy and balanced life, children and teens are given the tools they need, in any program they participate in, to stay active and develop healthy habits for life!

Supporting Survivors


In 2019, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA expanded to two additional locations, giving cancer survivors the power and strength to regain their health and live beyond their disease. This life-changing program served 10 groups in 2019 across six YMCA of South Hampton Roads locations.

We kept it moving!


YMCA members got moving over over 805,000 times in more than 70,000 group exercise classes in 2019!