Category: Blog

Y Member Spotlight: Oscar Garcia

ahwatukee member spotlight

Oscar is a 36-year-old brain cancer survivor, proud father, and husband. Born and raised in New York, he moved to Ahwatukee 6 years ago and has been a member of the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA for 5 years. … Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Richard Andreyo

Y member spotlight

Richard Andreyo is our Beat the Heat winner. Richard has been a member of the Y for 11 years. You can always find Richard in our water fitness or Silver Sneakers classes cracking “dad jokes” or directing new participants to the proper equipment that they will need to have a successful first class.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Natalie Hansen

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Meet Natalie Hansen and her beautiful family. Our first experience with the Y is when moved to the Ahwatukee area 13 years ago. Our kids started with going to the Amazing Kids Care when they were babies to now being involved with sports have Y. … Read More

Valley of the Sun YMCA Partners with LIVESTRONG

Livestrong Ahwatukee Family YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating YMCAs seek to create a welcoming community in which survivors… Read More

Men’s Health

Fathers Day

Knowledge and prevention are key factors to managing your health. June 19th is Father’s Day, and provides a great opportunity to focus on men’s health.… Read More

Vegetable Dip

Vegetable Dip|Ahwatukee Family YMCA

As summer temperatures heat up, we naturally look to cool, refreshing foods to enjoy. Try this tasty dip/spread with assorted raw vegetables and whole grain crackers… Read More

Jason Capriolo: Employee Spotlight

Jason Capriolo|Ahwatukee Family YMCA

Jason is excited to be able to provide fun and engaging sports programs for the people in his community, regardless of age or ability. As an avid ambassador of team sports, fitness and healthy living, he hopes to motivate others to take part in the recreational programs available at the Y so that the can experience the many benefits that these activities have to offer.… Read More

My Y: Amanda Steele

Amanda Steele|Ahwatukee Family YMCA

Amanda loves the Amazing Kids program because the friendly and knowledgeable staff members take such great care of her sons, 4-year-old Liam and 2-year-old Owen. Amanda says she couldn’t be happier with the care her children… Read More

Employee Spotlight: Debbie Mitchell


Meet Debbie Mitchell! She has been the Group Fitness Coordinator since 2005. Debbie is a mom to 4 beautiful children and loves fitness, hiking and watching movies with her family. … Read More

Whole-Wheat Pizza Pockets


Here is a fun healthy recipe to make with your kids!… Read More