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September is Nutrition Month


Posted on September 1, 2014

HIGH OCTANE FUEL FOR THE DAY AHEAD You wouldn’t leave home for a road trip without filling your car’s gas tank, and you certainly wouldn’t fill your high-performance car with regular gas. The same goes for your body and taking on your day. It’s important that you eat the right foods and drink the best beverages throughout the day, to ensure your engine receives the maximum benefits from exercise. Mix carbs with protein: Carbohydrates, like pasta, provide the body with energy, and protein, like chicken is important for muscle building and repair. It’s essential to eat moderate amounts of both…

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Ahwatukee YMCA – Team Huskies & Coach Mike Trilli Clinch the D1 3rd/4th Grade Jr. Suns Title!


Posted on August 28, 2014

Congratulations to Coach Mike Trilli and the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA Huskies!  The Summer 2014 Jr. Suns Basketball season ended yesterday with a victory over "All in West" out of the Glendale YMCA 35-33 to clinch the D1 3rd/4th grade valley-wide Championships! Well done guys!  Looking forward to the fall season.  

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NEW FITNESS EQUIPMENT @ NORTHWEST VALLEY


Posted on August 28, 2014

Out With The Old, In With The New! We are happy to say that we have replaced all of our treadmills and exercise bikes. In addition, we have also brought in new stretching and cross-training machines and  a functional fitness multi-station. Click here to hop on over to our Facebook page to see more pictures.

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NORTHWEST VALLEY YMCA SOLAR PROJECT


Posted on August 26, 2014

We're going solar! Starting Friday, August 29th the Northwest Valley Family YMCA will start a solar covered parking project that will last through the month of September. The covered solar parking structure will be covering the middle bank of parking spaces, affecting approximately 40 spaces . Parking will be restricted during the daytime hours while from 6am until approximately 3pm. We ask for your patience during our construction and appreciate your understanding.

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Maryvale YMCA to offer free early learning program


Posted on August 21, 2014

The YMCA is offering a FREE early learning readiness program to support caregivers and the children they care for. The program provides a stimulating environment for ages 0 to 5 years and helpful education and support for caregivers. Caring and Learning For Me This program offers multiple play stations where caregivers will learn more about how children develop and how they can encourage learning and skill building at home. Kids engage in active play, while developing emotionally, verbally and socially Caregivers learn more about how to help your child be ready for school Caregivers of young children can meet and…

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Tempe Member Silver Sneakers Finalist


Posted on August 18, 2014

Grace Ruby, a member of the 7:00 am circuit class at the Tempe YMCA, is one of the 10 finalists for the Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award. The Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award honors a member of Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness program whose healthy behavior has made a difference in his or her own life and perhaps has inspired others. Our board member, Bruce Jerde, who works for Healthways shared that there were over 240 entries. Gracie is very excited and grateful for being recognized.   We encourage everybody to go to Facebook through the link below to vote for Grace.  It’s become a very close competition. …

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Aqua Zumba is coming! Just Add Water and Shake!


Posted on August 7, 2014

Aqua Zumba is the" pool party" workout for all ages.   Perfect for those who are looking to make a splash be adding low impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. HOW IT WORKS Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance for one pool party you should not miss. BENEFITS There is less impact on your joins so you can really let loose.  Water creates natural resistance which means every step is more challenging and help you tone your  muscles. WHEN:   Mondays 7:00pm  beginning August 25, Lincoln Downtown YMCA Click here to search for more Aqua Zumba classes near…

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Y Race Personal Training Bundle


Posted on August 7, 2014

Have you ever wanted to do a 5K but didn't know where to start?  Are you looking to set a personal record for your next 5K?  Come train with us for the 2014  Race 5K on October 18th.   Our Y Race Bundle includes everything you need to succeed. When:  Mondays or Wednesdays  @ 5:30pm Cost:  $175 Package Includes: 10 1/2-hour group personal training sessions 10 week comprehensive training plan  Y Race Entry Tanita Assessment The first sessions starts Monday, August 18th so sign-up now!  Check at the Welcome Center for more information.  

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Northwest Valley to Expand Hours


Posted on August 6, 2014

Due to the overwhelming response over the last 2 months, we have decided to expand our facility hours. Starting this Friday, August 8th 2014, we will extend our hours by 1 hour Monday through Friday night. Here is what the new facility hours will look like: Monday - Thursday: 6am -9pm, Friday: 6am - 8pm, Saturday: 8am - 5pm, & Sunday: 12pm - 4pm.

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August Healthy Living: Rest and Sleep


Posted on August 5, 2014

Benefits of Sleep Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, immune system, metabolism, memory, learning and other vital functions. No better time to create healthy sleep habits than BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! Make a SMART START Appointment today to receive a YMCA program prescription that is sure to get you moving and earning those ZZZZZs. Does coffee really give you energy? While we are awake, neurons in the brain produce adenosine, a by-product…

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