Featured on Hometownlife.com On Thursday, June 18, YMCAs across Metropolitan Detroit will help set the Guinness World Record™ for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ in 24 Hours. Organized by a coalition of the nation’s water safety experts and training organizations called Team World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ (WLSL), the event aims to expose the importance of […]
Featured in Macomb Daily Rheanne Suszek wants folks to know “Y” they can reach out to her organization. “I want people to understand that the Y is here for the community,” said Suszek, named recently as executive director of the Macomb Family YMCA in Mount Clemens. “Whether someone needs to reach their fitness goals or […]
All over metro Detroit, local Ys are hard at work gathering candy and mapping out their haunted houses. Halloween at the Y is almost here! Halloween at the Y is safe fun for everyone. Join in on the free festivities at your local Y: Birmingham Family YMCA: October 24, 5-7 p.m. Boll Family YMCA: October 24, […]
If your local Y seemed even more busy than usual this weekend, there was a reason for that…all the YMCAs across the Metro Detroit Association celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26. The annual event is meant to draw attention to the importance of physical activity for children
Lots of people are brimming with excitement over newly made New Year’s Resolutions to get fit, lose weight, or try a new activity. And your local Metro Detroit YMCA branch is perfect for that, for a whole host of reasons beyond simply its pristine pools and modern workout equipment. Here’s a by-no-means comprehensive list. 1) […]
Tenacity and toughness are the best descriptors for Jodie Charbonneau, a member at the Macomb Y who has gone beyond what she ever thought she could do by working out with a trainer, despite some major physical challenges,
Prospective members can donate a backpack, lunchbox or other essential school supplies to the YMCA and join for $25 through Aug. 31. Donation stay in the local communities in each branch and help children in need, including those who have left their homes due to domestic violence.
On Saturday the Y celebrates its commitment to healthy habits for children and families by hosting Healthy Kids Day. Branches will offer free food, exercise classes, and more for children and their parents.
Jamie Stec, a personal trainer at the Macomb YMCA, proved herself to be strong not just physically but emotionally as well when she faced a frightening breast cancer diagnosis last July, and didn’t let it stop her from working with clients or keeping up with her own exercise routine
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