The Monroe Family YMCA has announced a variety of fitness programs as part of its “Healthy You in 2022” campaign.

The program is available to members and prospective members and includes a 31-day fitness challenge, small-group training, and a Move To Lose weight loss challenge.

“I am passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals and feel their best,” said Karen Turner, Director of Healthy Living. “I am delighted to offer these programs to support our community and give everyone the opportunity to lead healthy lives. “

The 31-Day Fitness Challenge is free for the community. Participants will be given a schedule with daily exercises designed to motivate and encourage fitness. Calendars are available at Monroe Family YMCA member service counters.

The small group training is led by certified personal trainers to provide guidance in a supportive and energetic environment. Participants can sign up for a six-week session to help them achieve their personal health goals. Sessions include Iron Girls with Sara, Mom Squad with Erica and Strength Training with Jan. Groups of three to six participants can also design a personalized session with a trainer to execute proper form and alignment, while accessing the ability to progress through exercise options. Sessions are scheduled to begin the week of January 9.

Move to Lose Weight Loss Challenge is an eight week challenge that includes before and after body assessments, weekly weights, fitness tips, and workout opportunities with a certified trainer. All participants will receive a t-shirt and cash prizes will be awarded to the first three places, based on the highest percentage of body weight lost. The challenge runs from January 10 to March 4.

“Our goal is to continue to offer inclusive programs and membership options. We want to be seen as the community change agent that people need to support and of which they are a part. We have to demonstrate their impact and that’s why people want to be a part of us. These fitness programs will encourage a quality experience with a variety of positive results, ”said Kristin Irwin, CEO of the YMCA.

Scholarships are available for eligible individuals and families facing financial hardship. For more information on membership, contact the Y at (734) 241-2606 or visit

For more information on upcoming fitness opportunities or additional healthy living programs, contact Karen Turner at (734) 241-2606 ext. 222 or [email protected]