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Give the gift of health: 5 gift ideas from the YMCA of Greenville

The YMCA of Greenville has gift options for everyone on your list (including the yogi) | Photo provided
The YMCA of Greenville has gift options for everyone on your list (including the yogi) | Photo provided

We love experiences as gifts, and we all know that (now more than ever) health = wealth. Here are 5 gift ideas from the YMCA of Greenville for all ages on your gifting list this holiday season: 

For your sister who is getting into eating healthier:

A 60-min. Nutrition Counseling virtual session ($60) with the Y’s resident nutrition expert, Jaime Sharp, CDR Certified Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and CDR Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. Her philosophy? Daily little wins = big long term victories.

For your daughter who loves meeting new friends:

Registration fees – and maybe rides to + from as a bonus for the parents – for Summer Day Camp at the Y ($102+) to be offered from June-August 2021 across four YMCA of Greenville branch locations. 

For your mother-in-law who is not ready to go back to the gym quite yet:

A YMCA membership ($0 joining fee now through Jan. 31) with access to all the Virtual YMCA offerings, including Flex Fit workouts, virtual group fitness classes led by instructors on the Y’s YouTube Channel, virtual One-On-One or Small Group Personal Training + more. (And when she’s ready, she can feel safe going to the Y in-person with their increased safety measures during COVID-19.)

For your nephew who has great hand-eye coordination:

Registration for 2021 Winter Basketball ($70+), with practice beginning Jan. 4 and games from Jan. 16-Feb. 20. Basketball is a great opportunity to keep kids moving in the colder months (boosting those immune systems) and helps develop teamwork + sportsmanship. DYK? The sport of basketball was invented at the YMCA.

For your dad who misses his old swimming pool:

A YMCA membership ($0 joining fee now through through Jan. 31), which grants access to all the branches’ pools for free swim/lap swimming, and to the Masters Swim program at Caine Halter, designed for adults of all skill levels looking to develop their swimming technique, stroke mechanics, and overall physical fitness, led by experienced coaches. 

Bonus: Know a family who loves the Y? You could consider gifting a donation to the Y in their name. The Y also has gift cards for different experiences available for purchase.