Activate Simi Valley is a free community healthy living initiative sponsored
by the Simi Valley Family YMCA. You are encouraged to register online, or you
can register at the Kick Off event on January 16, 2014 at the YMCA located at
3200 Cochran Street. Registration and the entire program are free. At the Kick
Off event, you will enjoy a health fair with a variety of vendors from our medical
and health community that will include free screenings. The first 250 participants
at the Kick Off will receive a free Activate Simi Valley t-shirt. You will also
participate in your first confidential weigh-in. For the next 8 weeks, you will
weigh in at the YMCA on Fridays between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Each week you
will also receive our electronic “Healthy Living Guide” with information on
nutrition, exercise, recipes, etc. There will also be a series of 2 lectures
from prominent health professionals. (See schedule) With a password, you will
be able to track your individual progress at activatesimivalley.org. The program
also includes a 6 week Y’s Way to Fitness class on Saturday mornings.
Question: Is it really free?
Answer: YES – the program is free and YMCA membership is not required.
Question: Will my weight or any information be shared with anyone?
Question: Do I need to attend a Friday Weigh-In to have my weight / result recorded
for that week?
Question: Do I have to attend every Friday Weigh-In?
Question: Do I need to be registered by January 16th in order to participate?
Question: Do I need to be a YMCA member?
Answer: No. This program is free to all persons in the Simi Valley area
Question: Am I able to use the facilities at the YMCA?
Answer: You will be invited to the YMCA each Friday for your weekly weigh-in.
To use the facility at that time or any other will require a membership.
Question: Are there any fitness opportunities / instruction available?
Answer: Yes. There will be six Y’s Way to Fitness Classes and limited availability
to six water exercise classes. See Schedule.
Question: Do I need to register online?
Answer: No. You can register at the Kick Off event on January 16th, but be prepared
for the possibility of a line.
Question: Is it the first 250 people registered who receives a free t-shirt?
Answer: No. The first 250 people at the Kick-Off on January 16th will receive
a free t-shirt.
Question: How do I get a business or group set up?
Answer: Contact Dan Jaeger at the Simi Valley YMCA at (805) 583-5338.
Question: Do I need to feel motivated to living a happier, healthier life in
order to participate?
Answer: It would definitely help!