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Hillsborough YMCA Launches New Beginner Fitness Program

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ –  Hillsborough YMCA, a branch of Somerset County YMCA, has launched a new Beginner Fitness (B. Fit) Program offering one-on-one coaching to help participants feel comfortable and supported on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

B. Fit is free for adult Y members who are interested in including fitness in their lives and establishing good exercise behaviors.

“We are excited to expand our B. Fit Program to Hillsborough YMCA members,” said David M. Carcieri, president and CEO for Somerset County YMCA.

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“Leading a healthy life is core to the mission of the Y and we want to ensure that everyone has that opportunity. We offer this wellness program free to Y members to engage, encourage and support them in beginning their wellness journey,” he added.

The B. Fit Program provides structure and accountability to help individuals learn how to overcome personal barriers that prevent them from exercising regularly.

“We have learned that, for some, working out in a Wellness Center can be a bit intimidating,” said Lisa Welsh, Health and Wellness director for Hillsborough YMCA.

“Our B. Fit program offers support and instruction to get people started on the right foot, minimize the apathy that is often associated with beginning a fitness routine, and make sure they are exercising safely using proper techniques.” 

Free with membership to Hillsborough YMCA, the 12-week B. Fit Program is designed to provide participants with one-on-one attention from Wellness Coaches to create a fitness routine that works for each individual.

The Wellness Coaches ensure that participants are educated in the proper use of the fitness equipment and that they exercise safely. Additionally, the B. Fit staff encourages accountability among participants to schedule 2 to 3 sessions per week, so they’re able to meet the CDC’s recommended 150 minutes of weekly physical activity.

At the end of the 12-week program, B. Fit participants are prepared in training and confidence to incorporate regular exercise and to continue a healthy lifestyle.

Adult members of Hillsborough YMCA have complimentary access to the B. Fit Program. For more information about the B. Fit Program, contact Lisa Welsh at 908-369-0490 x716 or at lwelsh@somersetcountyymca.org.

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