Treadmills to Trails

The longest living people have been discovered in 5 different areas across the globe, collectively referred to as Blue Zones. And all these Blue Zones have 9 things in common. The YMCA of Greater Tulsa is creating a wonderland right in Tulsa’s Backyard that includes these 9 powerful principles in 1 place through 8 areas of access. In the summer of 2021, the Herman and Kate Kaiser YMCA will become a waypoint for our community and neighbors to strengthen individuals in spirit, mind and body.

One of the Blue Zone commonalities is making physical activity an unavoidable part of your day, and there are numerous ways to achieve this at the Herman and Kate Y. For a century, the Y in west Tulsa has been building strong kids in our active outdoor day camp adventures and youth sports activities. In the gym, you could find young athletes learning of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility while campers on a hike are strengthening more than just their legs but their imagination as well. We know the value in these moments, and in addition to these we have much greater plans in store this time around!

The newly renovated gym will house volleyball and basketball leagues for all ages while the brand-new outdoor sport court and game fields will bring together teams for t-ball and soccer. Grab your co-workers and swing by on your lunch break for a quick pick up match, and get ready to bring the heat in a game of pickleball with new friends. If traditional sports just don’t quite cut it for you, not to worry. The natural landscape that shapes and surrounds the property encourages your very own outdoor fitness adventure.

As Tulsa’s Backyard, the Herman and Kate Kaiser YMCA gives every visitor permission to try something new. You can create your own physical activities while exploring the neighboring trails of Turkey Mountain or join a guided hike with the Y staff. We are taking your fitness journey off the treadmill and to the dirt! Our team will help you train for your first ultra-race or compete against other local corporations as we define and encourage employee wellness. Some visitors will discover a love for aerial yoga and others will clip in for a challenging trail ride on their bike. Look out for the full unique fitness class menu to launch as we get active together and add years of life to our community