Member Challenges


Join us throughout the year for fitness challenges that will keep you motivated to reach your goals

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is excited to provide 6-week member challenges throughout the year to develop healthy habits for you and your family.  Whether you are one of our Y members or a community member, you are encouraged to join us wherever you are in your health & wellness journey - let's get back on track together.


October 18th - November 29th

This 6 week period challenges you to try, use, or substitute a new fruit and vegetable each week to create fun and unique recipes.

Each Sunday during the challenge you will receive your ‘mission’ fruit and vegetable for the week to create your meal.
Receive weekly email recipes and tips, track your progress each week with other Y members, and share your creations with us via social media. All participants who complete the challenge will be entered to win their membership free for (1) month.

Cost: $5




One of the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle is one’s eating habits. Did you know that weight loss, on average, consists of 70% diet and 30% exercise? That means what you eat has a significant impact on your health!

Individuals should understand both what foods they are eating and how these foods affect their overall health and well-being. YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh offers Nutrition Coaching to provide education and support for those seeking to make changes in their eating habits for the sake of their long-term health.

Learn to incorporate healthy behaviors into your lifestyle, achieve results and connect with other members and staff at the Y along your journey.

Learn the value and methods of balanced meal-planning as it relates to USDA Guidelines. You will be given the opportunity to use a food journal and grow your knowledge about mindful eating around food labels, ingredients, and estimating portions.