June 8, 2015
The Kingsport YMCA #smallstarts initiative, in alignment with Healthier Tennessee/Healthy Kingsport, plans to take on staff wellness at the front lines. Kingsport was recently chosen as one of nine pilot communities throughout the state to start implementing small changes in people’s lives to create a healthy lifestyle. Within the Kingsport Y, a task force has been created to brainstorm ideas comprised of different full-time/part-time staff and community volunteers on ways to get all staff involved with small starts towards a healthier lifestyle.
April 6, 2015
A message from CEO Charles Glass concerning recent events.
"In light of recent stories in the media concerning the tragic event that took place last Monday night, I feel compelled to correct some misperceptions and share some thoughts."
March 10, 2015
If you have visited the Kingsport YMCA for any reason in the past several months, you know it's a booming place to be! The response from the community has been astounding and BlueCross BlueShield of TN Health Foundation is responding to our need to expand! As the summer months near, expect to hear more regarding this exciting project!
March 9, 2015
How I gained a new life. A member of the YMCA Wellmont Center recently told me she ran .5 a mile on the treadmill, and I literally gasped. I cannot imagine running for 10 seconds on a treadmill, let alone half a mile, but I know we’re all different. Give me a handful of good friends, and I can run for hours outside, but the thought of running alone on a treadmill sends images into my head of a frustrated hamster on a wheel. That being said, I can’t remember the last time I have done any exercise solo. Group Exercise has been the key in both my weight loss journey, as well as my career path with the Y.