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Ask a Dietitian: Is it true that fresh fruits and vegetables are…

fresh fruits and vegetables

Written by Sarah Reinhardt, Registered Dietitian Q: “Is it true that fresh fruits and vegetables are healthiest for you? When is it okay to buy them frozen or canned?  A: It’s true that fresh fruits and vegetables can offer certain advantages: they may look more appealing, and are often ready-to-eat. But is it true that […]

The Livonia Family YMCA receives MS Champion Award

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On March 5th The Livonia Family YMCA and Georgi Byrem-Ryktarsyk were honored to receive the MS Champion Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This award is presented to individuals or organizations that have had an extended history of impacting the lives of people with MS and their families through programs that improve their physical, […]

CrossFit improved my golf game

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By Pamela, a member of the North Oakland Family YMCA “I started doing CrossFit in the fall of 2010. I typically attend class on average 3 days a week with the exception of the summer months when I concentrate on golf. CrossFit has really helped my golf game. Prior to CrossFit, I was able to […]

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator

Scott Landry celebrating our 4 star rating

On February 1st The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit was awarded the highly sought after 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency. As Michigan’s recovery continues and the nonprofit sector continues to grow, gracious donors like you, continue to demand transparency and accountability from the organizations you […]