Memorial is partnering with Kohl’s Department Stores to bring you Healthy for Life

In Yakima County, about one in every three adults is obese, and Yakima County has consistently exceeded Washington state rates for adult obesity.

Memorial Family of Services has worked for years to improve access to care and educate the community about obesity and chronic diseases that are prevalent in our community, including diabetes, offering comprehensive diabetes education and prevention programs and a nutrition and fitness education program for at-risk children and their families, among other programs.


Now, Memorial is partnering with Kohl’s Department Stores to bring you Healthy for Life, a new program of exercise and cooking classes, offered in Yakima at no cost to participants. Memorial Community Health Educator Juanita Silva talked more about the classes Feb. 3, 2015 on KIT 1280.


What classes are available thank to this partnership?


  • Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Yoga Collective, 2600 W. Nob Hill Blvd.


  • Zumba – This is a bilingual English/Spanish class

Wednesdays, starting Feb. 18, 6-7 p.m.

Adams Elementary School, 723 S. 8th St.


  • Bilingual Yoga

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Yoga Collective, 2600 W. Nob Hill Blvd.


  • Boot Camp

Fridays, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Rock Solid Fitness, 1109 S. 22nd Ave., Unit B,


  • We also will be offering cooking classes in June and July at Memorial’s Education Center. Stay tuned for more information on these classes closer to those dates.


How is this all possible?

Kohl’s donated more than $28,000 to Memorial to make this program possible. This grant also allows once again for the purchase of 1,000 bike helmets for area children to be distributed at various events, including Memorial’s annual Fiesta de Salud Health Fair this summer.


Since 2012, Kohl’s has donated more than $45,000 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and The Memorial Foundation. Other Memorial initiatives supported through Kohl’s include Children’s Village, YouthWorks and other child safety programs through community education


Where can I find more information about health and wellness classes in Yakima?

For more information,


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