Category: Healthy Living

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

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

Whole-Wheat Pizza Pockets


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

Al: My Y Story

Al My Y Story|Ahwatukee Family YMCA|Valley of the Sun YMCA

Al loves coming to the Y and prides himself on his daily workouts. Al was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that has challenged his physical abilities for many years. He feels so much better after coming to the Y because he “gets to see all the smiling faces and friendly people”. … Read More

Mother/Daughter Duo: Employee Spotlight

Tina And Katie Pyykkonen|Ahwatukee Family YMCA | Valley Of The Sun YMCA

his mother/daughter duo has rocked the Ahwatukee YMCA with their enthusiasm and passion for fitness. They currently teach some of the most beloved group fitness classes and have a true knack for leading healthy lifestyles.… Read More

Keep Your Heart Healthy With These Daily Reminders!

Heart Healthy Month|Ahwatukee Family YMCA | Valley Of The Sun YMCA

During the month of February, the YMCA’s Healthy Living Team is promoting Healthy Hearts. … Read More

Warm Quinoa, Spinach, and Shiitake Salad Recipe

Recipe|Ahwatukee Family YMCA | Valley Of The Sun YMCA

Fights depression and anxiety. Quinoa’s not only an awesome vegan protein source—it’s also a complex carbohydrate that can help prevent depression and anxiety by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain.… Read More

Meet Jana Kennedy

Jana Resized

I have worked at Ahwatukee YMCA since 2004. I started as a group fitness instructor teaching a variety of classes. … Read More

Stop the Stress

Ahwatukee Foothills Branch | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Ask anyone who exercises regularly and aside from the weight and health benefits, they’ll likely say that exercise simply makes them “feel better.”… Read More

Safe Family Fun

Family Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Getting your child to enjoy exercise and movement doesn’t have to be a fancy or a complicated proposition. However, there are safety considerations one should take into account when planning family activities.… Read More