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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.

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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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Thank You Kona Ice!


Posted on July 28, 2014

Kona Ice came today to present the Desert Foothills Family YMCA with a check for $458.50, representing the proceeds from the Monday summer Shaved Ice Nights. These funds go directly to our Annual Community Support campaign for scholarships and helping to keep our programs affordable! Thanks Kona Ice.

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Massage Therapy Available


Posted on July 5, 2014

Miguel Valencia, licensed massage therapist, can offer 30- or 60-minute massages. $25/30 minutes, $40/60 minutes. Contact 602.518.4171

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After School Program Registration Has Begun


Posted on July 5, 2014

Registration has begun for our 2014-15 after school programs. Sign up today at the front desk. Be sure to bring your child's immunization records. The YMCA's After School Programs offer quality care in a safe, secure environment. We offer a curriculum that appeals to kids, encourages self-expression and enriches social development. The program is fully state licensed.

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Art Classes


Posted on July 3, 2014

Our art class is available on Thursday 4-5pm and/or Saturday 10 - 11am. The class will be taught by our award winning art instructor. This class is offered for preschoolers and older. We provide supplies and materials for the lessons. Class is held every Thursdays and Saturdays Facility Members—$60 per month (once a week- choose a day) Program Members—$75 per month (once a week - choose a day)

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ATTENTION: Group Fitness Participants


Posted on July 3, 2014

The Valley of the Sun YMCA requires a minimum of 12 participants or 75% of capacity to continue a group fitness class, regardless of the format. Group Fitness classes are subject to change or cancellation due to low attendance. There are currently 13 classes at the Scottsdale YMCA that could be cancelled unless attendance significantly increases. If you attend classes that regularly have 12 or more participants, you don’t have to worry about them being cancelled. Your attendance in a variety of fitness classes helps not only your health and fitness level, but that of your fellow members. Seven of…

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