Need help getting started with weights? Check out what Michael May, AHYMCA Certified Personal Trainer, recommends here.

 

HIKE THE FORGE RULES

 

  1.  To be eligible for the ACE Hardware $100 Gift Card (must be 18 or older) and tokens, participants must hike all four trails (Hazel Run Trail, Fairmont Trail, Smith Creek Trail, and Lovers’ Walk).
  2.  Participants may register for the Gift Card at the Clifton Forge Main Street Office (beside Town Hall) or at Livy’s Closet on Ridgeway St. Participants must sign an attestation that they have hiked all four trails. Alternatively, participants may register by posting a picture of themselves on one of the four trails (please indicate the trail) to Facebook and/or Instagram and tagging Clifton Forge Main Street or the YMCA of the Alleghany Highlands. One entry per person.
  3.  All completers will receive a souvenir token which may be picked up at the CF Main Street Office or Four Moon Designs.
  4.  All hikers should use caution and follow basic hiking safety rules while on the trails.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR ONGOING INITIATIVES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CURRICULUM

The Healthy Highlands Program with Jaclyn's Hope and Safehome Systems has developed a curriculum focusing on Domestic Violence education for healthcare workers. If your program is interested in learning more, contact smchenryahymca@gmail.com 

Review the curriculum here

 

HEALTHY BRAIN HABITS

DEMENTIA DISCUSSION - A presentation covering the common types of dementia and ways to prevent or delay memory loss.

STAY STROKE SMART - A presentation covering types, causes, and treatment of stroke plus common risk factors for stroke.

If you are interested in scheduling either of these presentations for your organization, contact Dr. Sandra McHenry at smchenryahymca@gmail.com

BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM

The Healthy Highlands Program, in partnership with the Bath Community Hospital's Stop Bullying Task Force, presents a one-hour educational event focused on the prevention of bullying among students in upper middle and high school. This event features a guest speaker and interactive breakout sessions designed to address various bullying scenarios.

If interested in scheduling this program or in learning more about it, contact smchenryahymca@gmail.com

For more information on the BCH Stop Bullying Task Force, go to https://bathhospital.org/stop-bullying-task-force/

The Alleghany Highlands YMCA is making a Nature & Sensory Trail. It is still being constructed, but it is open for walking!

If you are interested in contributing to the trail, call the AHYMCA at 540-962-9622