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Lauren Acker

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Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, & Dodge

The Franklin County YMCA Held its First Ever Dodgeball Tournament

          

 

Smith Mountain Lake, VA. (July 23, 2015) - The Smith Mountain Lake YMCA held its first ever dodgeball tournament on Thursday, July 23rd. Four teams of six competed for prizes including Benny Adelina’s gift certificates, water bottles and free passes to the YMCA. The competition was intense and the team gear was on point. Super heroes and neon headbands were on full display. Josh Harkema, referee and DJ kept the party going with funny commentary and a mix of classic and current hits.

 

The Gym Class Heroes pictured below went home with the prizes and bragging rights. From left to right  Kelly Alderman, Taylor Richardson, Sandy Nicely, Joey Shervey, Alex Alderman, and Garrett Ruggeri.  “The tournament was a great success, it brought the community together and everyone had fun! We definitely want to make this tournament an annual event and are considering having a dodgeball league! I think once the word gets out about this fun, active, and social sport, it will become popular in the area.” - Lauren Acker, Branch Director

 

Interested in seeing the dodgeball league happen? Contact Lauren at (540)721-9622 or at lacker@franklincountyymca.org

 

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Its new partnership with area doctors improves residents health.

The Franklin County Family YMCA announced today a new Script Fit program that partners with area doctors to give their patients a “prescription” for exercise. Participating doctors are able to refer patients to the program which includes a YMCA membership, one-on-one training sessions with a certified personal trainer, a full body analysis using the high tech Inbody machine and even email reports of Inbody evaluations.

This 3 month program is offered at a substantially discounted rate to area residents if referred by their doctor. The patient’s Inbody results are transmitted to the doctor electronically from the Inbody machine and includes body fat, segmental muscle mass and metabolic rate.

“We have seen big personal benefits from this program. One client has lost 3.3 pounds of fat, increased muscle mass by 5 pounds, lost weight overall, reduced visceral fat (the dangerous stuff) by 1 point and the most exciting thing is that blood pressure was reduced by more than 40 points! It was 200/140 and is now 160/90. This program clearly improves our community’s health,” says Pam Turman Fitness Director at the YMCA.

Script Fit which began in May, is a comprehensive approach to wellness built on accurate health assessments, one-on-one sessions with a certified trainer along with motivation and support. Participating Franklin County doctors include Dr. Trochim, Dr. Payne, Dr. Tiffany Grace, Dr. Stubbs, Dr. Amos, PA Tina Muse and Dr. Bumgardner among others.

“The YMCA is encouraging all doctors to join this program to help their patients. Because this “win win” program is making a huge difference in our own backyard,” says Turman.

This newest health initiative is a part of a wider YMCA mission to make true wellness available for all residents. Since 1998 the Y has focused on creating a comprehensive approach to building healthy spirt, body and mind across its 3 locations in Franklin County. They offer everything from free weights, to cardio equipment, to group exercise classes, to water exercise and indoor tennis.

For more information on participating in this program as a physician or as a patient Pam Turman at the YMCA can be contacted at 540-489-9622.

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