217: Pickleball Passion: Mrs. C’s YMCA Fitness Journey

A survey went out “What is the number one fitness item on your to-do list?”

Mrs. C responded and said” Pickleball” 

Welcome to How To Be Fit Over 40 podcast! Today, we’re exploring pickleball with Mrs. C at the YMCA. Let’s explore why it’s so popular and how Mrs. C can stay active and energized through pickleball.

Grab your smoothie or cup of tea and join the conversation. Let’s go!

More about this podcast this year (Year 4: Formally known as Conversations with Hicunni podcast):

In each episode, we’ll have bite-sized conversations about the #1 fitness item on your to-do list for the year. Whether it’s incorporating mobility exercises, mastering strength training without weights, or nourishing your body with a mindful approach, we’ll cover the essentials in a way that fits seamlessly into your busy life.

Midlife is a new beginning; together, we’ll redefine what it means to be fit over 40.

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SMART goal below

Specific: Mrs. C will schedule her pickleball sessions at the YMCA every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Measurable: Mrs. C will commit to attending at least three pickleball sessions per week at the YMCA for the next three months, totaling 36 sessions by the end of the period. She will track her attendance in a dedicated pickleball journal or on her smartphone calendar.

Achievable: Mrs. C will ensure she has the necessary equipment, such as her pickleball paddle and appropriate attire, ready and available for each session. She will also communicate with fellow players to ensure a consistent and enjoyable experience.

Relevant: This goal aligns with Mrs. C’s desire to maintain her active lifestyle and improve her fitness level. Playing pickleball at the YMCA provides her with a convenient and supportive environment to continue her fitness journey.

Time-bound: Mrs. C commits to achieving this goal within the next three months, starting from the beginning of next week. This timeline provides her with a clear schedule and deadline to work towards, ensuring she stays committed to her pickleball sessions at the YMCA.


Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It’s typically played on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net, using solid paddles and a perforated plastic ball, similar to a wiffle ball.

The game can be played as singles or doubles and follows similar rules to tennis, with players volleying back and forth over the net until someone commits a fault. The sport emphasizes quick reactions, agility, and strategy, making it accessible to players of all ages and skill levels.

Pickleball has become increasingly popular for several reasons:

  1. Easy to Learn: Pickleball is relatively easy to learn, making it accessible to beginners and those new to racket sports. The rules are simple, and players can quickly pick up the basics after just a few games.
  2. Low-Impact Exercise: Unlike some other sports, pickleball is low-impact, placing less strain on the joints and reducing the risk of injury. This makes it an ideal option for older adults or those with joint issues looking for a fun way to stay active.
  3. Social Interaction: Pickleball is often played in doubles, promoting social interaction and camaraderie among players. It’s a great way to meet new people, make friends, and enjoy some friendly competition.
  4. Versatility: Pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors, on a variety of surfaces, making it adaptable to different environments and weather conditions. This versatility allows players to enjoy the game year-round, regardless of location.
  5. Fun and Engaging: With its fast-paced action and quick rallies, pickleball is both fun and engaging, keeping players entertained and motivated to improve their skills.

Overall, pickleball’s combination of accessibility, social aspects, and enjoyable gameplay has contributed to its growing popularity among people of all ages and fitness levels.



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What’s your #1 fitness item on your to-do list for the year?

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Together, we’ll create a life where fitness thrives harmoniously with your work, family, and personal well-being. Let’s embark on this journey of balance and well-being together!

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