FITNESS CHALLENGES

The YMCA offers a variety of fitness challenges to members throughout the year. Join us for a fitness challenge that will keep you motivated to stick to your fitness goals. Check out our upcoming fitness challenges below, and sign up today!

Lazy Y Tri Fitness Challenge – February-March

The popular Lazy Y Tri six-week member challenge is back February 20 – March 31! Complete an Ironman-Distance Triathlon at the Y over the course of six weeks! Register for the challenge – FREE to McGaw Y members of all ages! Visit the Fitness Center desk to pick up your tracking card. Complete the 140.6 Ironman miles within six weeks by choosing one of the four options below: Full Ironman: 2.5 Mile Swim, 112 Mile …

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Register for the McGaw YMCA Indoor Triathlon

Challenge yourself to reach the next level with the Y’s Indoor Triathlon on Sunday, March 12!  The McGaw Y Indoor Triathlon offers a spin on the traditional triathlon. Participants will compete based upon distance completed in the allotted time:  10-minute swim  20-minute bike  15-minute run This is a perfect opportunity for beginners, weekend warriors, and those preparing for outdoor triathlon season!  DATE: Sunday, March 12  LOCATION: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove Street, Evanston, IL 60201    …

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Go for the Goal 30-Day Challenge: January-February 

Transform your New Year’s goals into action with the Y’s 30-day member challenge January 16-February 14!  Set and commit to one SMART goal for a manageable 30-day period and get the inspiration you need to stay active in 2023. 1) Register for the challenge – FREE to members! 2) Visit the Fitness Center desk to pick up your goal card. Staff are available to help you set the best goal for your individual needs. 3) …

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Turkey Trot Challenge – November

Join us for the McGaw YMCA Turkey Trot member challenge! Log 10,000 steps per day from Thursday, November 24 – Sunday, November 27 and submit your proof of completion. Help inspire others by posting your accomplishments on our McGaw YMCA Fitness Community Facebook group! Finishers will receive a t-shirt.

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Fall Into Fitness Check-In Challenge – October

Sign up for the Y’s Fall Into Fitness Check-In Challenge and get moving this October! Members who register for the challenge and check in to the McGaw YMCA 12 or more times during the month of October will receive a t-shirt. Check-in for lap swim, the fitness center, group fitness classes, and more! Each in-person or virtual visit counts toward your total!

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