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Workout before you pig out Special To The Star-news | Sat, Nov 12 2011 12:00 PM


On Nov. 24, the South Bay Family YMCA will be opening its doors for those looking to get in a great workout before their Thanksgiving meal. From 6:30  to 11:30 a.m., various classes including cycling, boot camp, aqua-fit, Zumba toning, double step, aqua Zumba, fitness for kids, body pump, Zumba and pilates will be available for both members and guests. 

Classes are $6 for Y members and $8 for guests. All proceeds from the 13th annual Pre-Pig Out Workout will benefit YMCA youth fitness and senior programs. 

The average person consumes between 4,500 to 5,500 calories on Thanksgiving. That's close to two days' worth of food consumed in one sitting. A 160-pound person would have to run at a moderate pace for four hours, swim for five hours or walk 30 miles to burn off a 3,000-calorie Thanksgiving Day meal [American Council on Exercise].

According to federal data, the predominance of overweight children in the United States has more than doubled among 6- to 11-year-olds, and more than tripled among 12- to 19-year-olds. With the Y's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Pre-Pig Out Workout embraces all three areas. 

Over the past 12 years, more than 1,700 individuals have participated in the Y's Pre-Pig Out Workout held Thanksgiving morning. "I come to the Y because I want to be bigger and I want to compete as an Olympic weightlifter one day," stated YMCA student member Marcel Allado. 

For more information on the 13th annual Pre-Pig Out Workout or to pre-register for the event, visit the South Bay Family YMCA website at www.south bay.ymca.org/programs/fitness /pre-pig-out-workout.html or call (619) 421-8805. 


About the South Bay Family YMCA

The South Bay Family YMCA makes strengthening their community their cause. By providing quality programs that encourage youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, they enable all people to be strong in spirit, mind and body. For half a century, thousands of individuals, young and old, have turned to the South Bay Family YMCA for programs and services every year, because they've been that reliable, dependable, friendly non-profit that South Bay residents know and trust. 

They count on the generosity of members, partners and donors to help others become more healthy, confident, connected and secure. Ninety-four cents of every dollar donated to the South Bay Family YMCA goes back into programs and assistance for local South Bay families in need.


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