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Share your YMCA Story

Do you have a Y story that has changed your life? If a story about the Y has meaning for you and you’re willing to tell it, then we believe it’s worth hearing. Your story—whether it’s about you, the people you know, or an entire community—has the potential to motivate others with real-life tales of […]

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2020 Weight Loss Challenge

January 9th, 2020

Join us from January 6th to March 30th for our first weight loss challenge of 2020! All participants must weigh in weekly for 12 weeks with a lifestyle coach in the Wellness Center. Each week you will receive a recipe, healthy treat, at home workout or something to inspire you to keep going! The cost […]

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You can learn to swim at any age!

January 9th, 2020

Last year our Kila Peeples set a big goal, to learn how to swim. She turned to the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit to help her tackle the mission. Not only was she brave enough to get in the water, but she was generous enough to share her journey with Live in the D, click the […]

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January Member Spotlight!

January 9th, 2020

Meet Elizabeth! She has been crushing her goals at the Farmington Family YMCA and we are so proud of her! We love hearing about all our members do. Here is her story.  “I first joined the Y at the very end of 2018 simply to have a way to get out of the house and be […]

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The Gift of Your Support

December 12th, 2019

During this holiday season, we’re taking time to reflect and thank people like you who make metro Detroit better one life at a time. As 2019 comes to a close, we know there are a lot of organizations out there that need your support. In your year-end decisions we hope you will consider investing in […]

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Celebrating our members for the holidays!

December 12th, 2019

Happy Member December! To show our appreciation to our amazing members and soon-to-be members, we have some great deals to share! Here is what every branch in our association is offering during the month of December: MEMBERS: Train with a friend! Get 3 personal training sessions for $99 if you bring a friend who is […]

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December Member Spotlight!

December 12th, 2019

For those who have visited the Birmingham Family YMCA before, you may have ran into Trevor. Trevor has been with Birmingham as a volunteer for a long time and is the most encouraging member we’ve met! Trevor loves to ride the bike when he’s not volunteering his time helping out the Y and encourages others […]

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Black Friday Deals!

November 25th, 2019

At the Y we aim to inspire you to be better and do better everyday! To join Y means joining a family that will positively impact your life and your community! This holiday season, treat yourself or a loved-one with the benefits of a YMCA membership! Join Us: Black Friday! November 29, 2019 Present your […]

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YMCA honors longtime member and veteran

November 14th, 2019

On Veterans Day, Lakeshore Family YMCA hosted a ceremony to acknowledge and honor a longtime member with the National Defense Service medal. George Schulte, a longtime member of Lakeshore Family YMCA, served in the United States Airforce from 1958 to 1960 and was never recognized for his service. Lakeshore Family’s Wellness Coordinator, Mark Losinski, who […]

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YMCA provides for families with Fresh Baskets Program!

November 14th, 2019

“A lot of times I feel forgotten.  The best part about receiving this basket is being able to connect with someone and know that there are people looking out for me,” Elaine, a Detroit senior who received a bounty of fresh foods during the Healthy Living and Life Skills’ Annual Fresh Basket Program. Thanksgiving is […]

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Hadley’s Fitness Journey

November 14th, 2019

Hadley is one of our Personal Trainers at the Farmington Family YMCA. She started her weight loss journey about 10 years ago when she had reached about 300 pounds. Her doctor informed her that if she didn’t make any changes to her diet and lifestyle, she was going to die at a young age. Shortly […]

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Share Your Y Story

When we listen to and share each other's stories, we're able to catch a glimpse of all the hope, strength, and determination across southeast Michigan and how everyone's living the Y's values.

Your Y. Your Camera. Your Story. Now, it's your turn.

Do you have a Y story that's changed your life? If so, pick up your camera—any camera: a digital device, smart phone, or tablet—send your video, share your story, and show us how the Y's helped benefit you and your community.

Contact us to share your story. You might just be our next featured storyteller for the Y!