Creating Opportunities for All

November is a time for giving thanks! The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh would like to take a moment to say how thankful we are for you. Whether it's through your regular membership, program participation, volunteerism, or giving, we are so blessed by your support!

Join us for some of the healthy living and giving activities going on at your YMCA throughout
November to help bring our communities together. Have a healthy month & a blessed Thanksgiving.


Join your community for fun events and important resources at your Y. Many dates and events are open to the public - share with friends and family for a fun and safe day out.

See what's going on at your branch by downloading the individual October 2020 calendars:

Allegheny YMCA Baierl Family YMCA Sampson Family YMCA Spencer Family YMCA Thelma Lovette YMCA



VETERANS APPRECIATION - November 11th-16th

As a small token of gratitude for your service, Veterans and their families can use the Y for FREE November 11th-16th.

The theme for the 2020 Veterans Day Poster is: “Vision: Veterans in Focus.”  “Looking back on centuries of Veterans’ service and sacrifice and what we have learned from the past, we must always maintain the vision for the future of Veterans. That is why Veterans and the health of their families are important to the Y, and the overall health of our communities. We want to keep those strong that keep us safe.

Join the Y during this period and pay $0 Join Fee for your membership.




Can you complete the entire Planksgiving challenge? Increase your planking time and compete for awesome prizes. Pick up your Planksgiving schedule at the Welcome Center or download here and make sure to have your form critiqued by a healthy living staff member.


Get into forearm plank position. Ensure your elbows on the ground directly underneath your shoulders with your feet hip-width apart. Make sure your back is flat and your head and neck are in a neutral position. Drive your elbows into the floor, and squeeze your quads, glutes, and core.



The plank strengthens your spine, your rhomboids and trapezius, and your abdominal muscles, which naturally result in a strong posture as they grow in strength. Developing your posture can improve on a number of ailments, and prevent the onset of other ones. Good posture means you're keeping your bones aligned.


Follow along with the plank schedule on the right to help you increase your plank time. Meet with a member of our healthy living staff to have your form examined. Work your way up through the month to 5 minutes.