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This YMCA of Greenville challenge encourages healthy movement

The Moveville challenge is helping move the Upstate, one step at a time.

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Women working out during a class at YMCA of Greenville – Eastside Family YMCA.

Moveville makes it fun and easy to start a consistent exercise routine.

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Get ready to move it, move it. Registration for YMCA of Greenville’s free Moveville Healthy Heart Spring Challenge is now open, with the challenge running Monday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, May 19.

What is Moveville?

Launched in 2023 by the YMCA of Greenville, Moveville is a community wide health initiative to help combat growing chronic health risks in Greenville County.

Moveville launches free seasonal challenges for all Greenville County residents who want to start taking steps to improve their health.

Woman Making Heart Shape with Hands

“Research shows that 80% of these chronic diseases can be prevented or reversed with exercising 30 minutes a day, five days a week, eating better and managing stress, all of which is the foundation of what Moveville is about,” said Scot Baddley, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greenville.

Photo provided by YMCA of Greenville

The benefits of movement

Studies show that exercise is essential for healthy cardiac function. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, physically active adults experience:

  • Improved lung function and better circulation.
  • Lower risk of heart attack, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
  • Lower blood pressure and overall cholesterol than non-active people.
  • And more

Details for Spring 2024 challenge

The Healthy Heart Spring Challenge takes place over a 12-week period, and is designed to help make exercise a regular part of your week.

The goal: to work out for 30 minutes a day, three days a week. Participants track their exercise in their Moveville user account and will be entered to win:

  • Gift cards
  • A free Y membership
  • Produce boxes
  • And more

Want to level up? Participants that log 30 minutes a day, five days a week will be entered into a drawing for $500 gift card.

Sign up for the spring challenge

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