Coal Creek Family YMCA to host Health Fair Jan. 19

The Coal Creek Family YMCA is preparing to help people fulfill their 2013 new year’s resolutions.

The center is hosting a free community health fair and upcoming programs to get people fit for the future.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 19, the YMCA will host a Health Fair. Visitors can get their blood pressure checked, enjoy a chair massage or reflexology treatment. They can also learn about Feldenkrais, a wellness technique that improves movement awareness, hypnotherapy, infant massage and more.

“We will also have a program called, ‘Eating Right for the New Year,’” said Vicky Hinds, volunteer director for the Eastside YMCA via email. “Participants can learn what foods to choose for their type, how to eat to support their blood sugar levels, how to eat for better performance and how to choose foods to support weight loss.”

This class is designed to help participants jump start their 2013 goals, she said.

It includes small group sessions to help people understand how food affects their mood, weight and their fitness goals. There are workbooks, lectures and homework. The course is taught by Lisa Schmidt, from Bastyr University. She is a certified yoga instructor and mental health therapist.

“Eating Right for the New Year,” is a four-week course that meets on Tuesdays. It’s for ages 16 years and up.

The Coal Creek YMCA has a number of programs and classes to help people achieve their new year’s goals from health and wellness to entertainment and fun.

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