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January 19, 2022

Healthy Homewood Project

Join a free 10-week program to get on track to feeling like your best self! These classes will help you stay accountable to a healthier lifestyle with exercise classes, motivational coaching, and professional wellness advice.

Meetings will be held at the Homewood YMCA. To join, contact Brandon Marzke at 412.315.0991 or bmarzke@ymcapgh.org.

Goals of the Program

This program is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Homewood YMCA, and the Community Engagement Center. The program seeks to aid individuals in the following ways:

  • Improve Health: Individuals can get help lowering their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
  • Fit Friends: Individuals can make lifelong friends, bonding through a healthy lifestyle
  • Enjoy Exercise: Individuals can learn different types of workouts
  • Fun Foods: Individuals can get advice on how to make healthy meals

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July 28, 2019

OpenStreetsPGH

Join Bike Pittsburgh in Uptown, Southside, and Downtown on July 28 for an opportunity to walk, run, and bike down main roads and explore businesses, watch live performances, and participate in countless fun activities for the whole family.

About

Take a classic Pittsburgh experience – traveling from a bridge into a tunnel – and try it on foot or by bike! Explore Downtown, Uptown, and Southside including the Birmingham Bridge, the 10th St Bridge, and the Armstrong Tunnel! Hop off your bike or slow your stroll to stop at hubs around the route! Hubs feature free fitness classes with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, kids activities, and local vendors!

Activities

As you walk, run, or bike down the route you will find:

    • live performances,
    • giant board games,
    • local food and shops,
    • fitness classes,
    • kids activities,
    • and more!

Learn More

To learn more, visit the Bike Pittsburgh website.

Questions

For questions, contact Bike Pittsburgh at 412.325.4334 or openstreetspgh@bikepgh.org.

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July 20, 2019

Darrelle Revis Hunger & Health Fun Fest

Families with children in grades 1 through 8 are invited to join Darrelle Revis for the 2nd Annual Hunger & Health Fun Fest!

About

Hosted at the UMPC Rooney Sports Complex, the Hunger & Health Fun Fest is an opportunity to interact with Darrelle and friends as they bring awareness to the hunger crisis in the United States of America. All participants in grades 1st through 8th must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone.

Activities

The event will feature on-site activities, including:

    • a motivation station,
    • fitness workshop,
    • meal and beverage prep,
    • 7 on 7 football,
    • lunch, games, and prizes,
    • and more!

Register

To register for this free event, visit the event website.

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June 30, 2019

OpenStreetsPGH

Join Bike Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville, the Strip District, and Downtown on June 30 for an opportunity to walk, run, and bike down main roads and explore hundreds of businesses, watch live performances, and participate in countless fun activities for the whole family.

About

Penn Avenue and Butler Street are yours for the day, so lace up your sneakers or pump up your bike tires! Come out to Explore hundreds of businesses from Market Square to the Strip District to Lawrenceville on our most popular route yet! Hop off your bike or slow your stroll to stop at hubs around the route! Hubs feature free fitness classes with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, kids activities, and local vendors!

Activities

As you walk, run, or bike down the route you will find:

    • live performances,
    • giant board games,
    • local food and shops,
    • fitness classes,
    • kids activities,
    • and more!

Learn More

To learn more, visit the Bike Pittsburgh website.

Questions

For questions, contact Bike Pittsburgh at 412.325.4334 or openstreetspgh@bikepgh.org.

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May 28, 2019

Unshakeable Motherhood | Resources & Learning

Join Kangaroo Birthing and Maternity for the 1st Annual Unshakeable Motherhood event on May 28, 2019.

About

This one-day free evening opportunity is designed to help mothers feel confident about navigating pregnancy, labor and delivery, life with an infant, and the transition to motherhood. It’s a chance to explore new options and find resources on the aspects of pregnancy, birth, babies, or parenthood that are most important to mom and partner.

You will have an eye-opening experience to experience dozens of vendors along with featuring doulas, midwives, and OBs, pediatricians, lactation consultants and IBCLCs, chiropractors, photographers, prenatal fitness experts, child care facilities, book shops, baby boutiques, early childhood programming.

There’s a strong focus on education — there will be expert-led seminars, mini-classes, and panel discussions on topics related to pregnancy, childbirth, babies, and the transition to parenthood, as well as demonstrations designed to teach skills like babywearing and cloth diapering skills.

Registration

Registration for this event is free and may be completed via the event webpage.

Your ticket includes:

    • An opportunity to be selected to ask real-time questions with birth workers,
    • Dinner and snacks,
    • An “Unshakeable Motherhood” special gift bag, and
    • An opportunity to connect with the birthing community.

Questions

To learn more and contact the host, visit the event webpage.

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May 25, 2019

OpenStreetsPGH

About

Grab your walking shoes and come play on car-free streets of Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and North Point Breeze on Saturday, May 25th!

Explore the longest OpenStreetsPGH route ever with 4.4 mile loop traveling through the East End.

OpenStreetsPGH is a free, all-ages event that’s building healthier, more connected communities. OpenStreetsPGH invites the community to get outside and be active, providing an opportunity to reimagine our streets as places for people, not just cars.

Activities

Join us for fitness workshops, kids activities, shopping, brunch, community arts, and special promotions presented by over 100 local businesses and organizations.

There are three event hubs along the route: two hubs will feature free fitness classes by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and one hub will feature a brand new BikePGH Kids Bicycling Education classes.

Visit OpenStreetsPGH.org for more info!

Organizers & Supporters

The event is organized by Bike Pittsburgh and is made possible through major support from UPMC Health Plan. Additional support is provided by, Peoples, The Benter Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Wahilia Creative, AARP, Port Authority, Uber, and PNC.