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Introduction: Since the Winooski YMCA opened in March 2008, enrollment has been much lower than expected, with only 200 members enrolled by September 2008. One goal of the YMCA is to promote the health of the community by increasing involvement in physical activity in Winooski. Regular exercise is associated with enhanced health and decreased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as many cancers. In order to promote physical activity in the Winooski community, the YMCA set a goal to increase their enrollment to 500 members by December 2008.


Pam Farnham, ADN, RN, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Kevin Hatin, Greater Burlington YMCA


Greater Burlington YMCA


Educational and Community-Based Programs, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity

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Promoting Physical Activity in Local Communities: Understanding Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Needs in Winooski, VT