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Many people make New Year’s resolutions each year with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, the majority of people give up in the first few weeks, only to resort back to their current lifestyle and wait another 11 months to try again. Frustration becomes the only constant because, try as we may, nothing seems to work.… Read More


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Twas a while before Christmas and all through the Y… Group Fitness classes were rocking, enthusiasm so high. The flywheels are spinning, the cadences purring, The Zumba folks a shakin’, the feet just a stirring. The waves in the water jump over the dock, Group Power muscles pumping, wow do they rock! Group Active is Stepping, Group Core’s holding plank; The classes that are offered – they’re at the top of the rank.… Read More


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Are you looking to strengthen your family, build relationships, instill greatness in your child? You can achieve all these with a YMCA Membership. A membership includes all of the following FREE: Child watch, Group fitness, Zumba and Yoga classes, Pool access, Wellness Coaching, discounted programs (sports leagues and swimming classes) and so much more!!… Read More


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To continue promoting the Great American Milk Drive, the Maryvale YMCA will be hosting a breakfast for at-risk kids Tuesday morning. The drive will be partnering with the Dairy Council of Arizona and the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance throughout the summer to provide meals at over 100 sites across the valley.… Read More


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“Mom said I could … ” How do all children at some time or another attempt this feat? Even two-year-olds hear ‘no,’ then turn to look at the other parent or adult with puppy dog eyes. At the heart of the matter: children are very smart. The only defense is teamwork.… Read More


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The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, a nonprofit community service organization serving the Ahwatukee community, announced that it’s the recipient of a 2013 Arbonne Foundation Grant that will fund the Teen Employee University program to help serve young teens in our community through leadership development and community service learning. … Read More


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On Saturday, August 10, 2013, some of the most incredible people in our community – Building Futures Mentoring Program volunteer mentors, youth mentees and their parents, traveled to the Dave & Buster’s in Tempe for a day of recognition, celebration, food and most importantly, fun.… Read More


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While there are those who fear getting older, when you are a competitor, there is a certain appeal to your next birthday. Even running a local 5K provides age groups for runners to take first among those in similar age. On the larger scale, the National Senior Games (NSGA) promotes healthy and active lifestyles for athletes 50 and over. The NSGA is a recognized organization of the United States Olympic Committee, so this is not your local 5K.… Read More


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“After years in the financial-services industry, Brushfire owner Clint Berkey wanted to start a business to give back to others. He has pledged to donate 51 percent of the restaurant’s profits to charity. He cut the Valley of the Sun YMCA a $4,500 check after opening day, June 8.”… Read More


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The Valley of the Sun’s Southwest Valley Family branch recently completed a solar-generated energy project as part of the Y’s multi-location conservation effort. Located at Litchfield Road and Thomas, the Southwest Valley YMCA solar system is expected to generate nearly 75% of the electricity used by the facility.… Read More