Childhood obesity is on the rise. Many of us struggle to instill healthy lifestyle habits in our children. To address this issue in Hancock County, the Findlay Family YMCA is opening a new Physical Activity Center (Y-PAC) this summer at their downtown branch location.
Describing this new facility, Stephanie Parsons, Operations Director for the Findlay Family YMCA says, “The Y-PAC is an interactive gaming facility that gets kids ages 8-13 active in a safe environment.” Funded by the Black Swamp Golf Classic to help fight childhood obesity, the goal of the center, explains Parsons, is “to make Hancock County healthy and give children and families a fun new way to stay active.”
Lack of physical activity is a major contributing factor to obesity. Therefore, the Y-PAC will feature Exergaming, or physical fitness utilizing video game technology, including dance and step games, interactive climbing, gaming bikes and more. The center will be available for Findlay YMCA Members ages 8-13 with programs planned for nonmembers to enjoy the facility as well.
Parents are not alone in the battle of creating a healthier world for our children. Thanks to the YMCA for joining the fight against childhood obesity by providing innovative ways for Findlay families to keep moving.
For updates about the grand opening and programs at the Y-PAC go to findlayymca.org
or “Findlay YMCA” on Facebook.