The Y is for Healthy Living

The Y supports thousands of youth, adults, and families by providing guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, and body.

Healthy Kids Day 2014



Robert Griffin III from the Washington Redskins made a special visit to the Northside Family YMCA for Healthy Kids Day and Walk. RG3 spoke to kids about the benefits of healthy eating, did some warm-up exercises and even took questions from the audience! YMCA President and CEO Tim Joyce also got in on the fun.

Thanks to RG3 and everyone who helped make this year's event one of the best ever! To view more photos of the event click here>

Chester Family YMCA
3011 West Hundred Road
Chester, Virginia 23831

Swift Creek Family YMCA
15800 Hampton Park Drive
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Northside Family YMCA
4207 Old Brook Road
Richmond, Virginia 23227

Patrick Henry Family YMCA
217 Ashcake Road
Ashland, Virginia 23005

Shady Grove Family YMCA
11255 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

Woodville Elementary School
Community Field (adjacent to the Woodville Pool)
2305 Fairfield Avenue, Richmond 23223

Healthy Kids Day® and Walk is a FREE community event that helps families find fun through active play and educational opportunities and inspires them to carry that spirit of fun throughout their summer. Bring the family for a day of play, fun fitness activities, interactive nutrition demos and a family walk. Each location will feature:

  • Healthy kid and family activities such as rock walls, pony rides, kids' races, open swim, obstacle courses, inflatables, Zumba, face painting, Geo Mats, a walk  which will include a free T-shirt for all child participants and more;
  • Community partners including local fire and EMS volunteers, McGruff Child ID stations, safety demonstrations and dentists providing advice as well as toothbrushes;
  • Educational opportunities like nutrition education, healthy snack stations, recycling stations and camp information booths;
  • Special guests, DJs, school bands, dance teams and much more! Come experience how being healthy is fun!
Healthy Kids Day 2013