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“I grew up in the YMCA and love it! I am a single mom and just really needed the help. I work very long hours and had difficulty picking up my daughter from school. My desire was to enroll her into the YMCA after school program so she could be picked up from school, participate in programs, and complete her homework under supervision…… Read More


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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.… Read More


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Fifty-two miles into Sirena Dufault’s quest to walk the entire 820-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail, the tongue of her right shoe pulled out. She could only laugh about it, hoping it might be the worst thing that happens during the 10 weeks or so she has mapped out for the trek.… Read More


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“I am a single mother with two boys, and my only income is just $710 a month. At the end of the month, I have hardly any money left after rent, electric, phone and every day necessities are paid for. My chronic illness has impacted my ability work, yet I have a desire to maintain my health as best as I can.… Read More


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It’s 2014 and that means a lot of fitness resolutions were made on Jan. 1. Here at the Y, we know a healthy lifestyle is a journey, so whether you made a new resolution or have been living healthy for awhile now, we’re all on this journey together.… Read More


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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