HEALTHY LIVING

In the Y’s Blog, you will find information and tips to help you and your family find a balance of spirit, mind, and body. From fitness and health and wellness to volunteering and giving back, and everything in between, we’re sure you’ll find explanations and inspirations that help you along your healthy living journey.

ANNUAL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN UPDATE

The 2019 Annual Support Campaign continues to move along and is at 74% of Goal, raising nearly $630,000 of the $851,000 goal to enable kids and families who might not…

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SUMMER SUCCESS AT THE Y

As summer comes to a close, YMCA staff can be proud of a safe, successful summer camp program. This summer, the Y provided a safe place for nearly 20,000 kids.…

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YMCA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HOST NETWORKING EVENT FOR YMCA BOARD

The YMCA Young Professionals group hosted a summer networking event on July 25 to bring together their members and the YMCA of South Florida Board of Directors. The event allowed…

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COUNTDOWN TO BEACH BALL TO HELP SAVE LIVES

With less than two months to go, the YMCA of South Florida invites you to join us on the Rooftop at our 2019 Beach Ball Gala on Saturday, September 21,…

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HALLANDALE BEACH YMCA HOLDS GRAND OPENING AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 1

The new Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center at Bluesten Park opens Saturday, August 31, as part of grand opening events for a newly renovated Peter Bluesten Park. Grand Opening activities…

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MOVING US FORWARD – August 2019

The new Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center at Bluesten Park opens Saturday, August 31, as part of grand opening events for a newly renovated Peter Bluesten Park. Grand Opening activities…

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Swimming Safety – Pool and Ocean

South Florida is famously known for aquatics, blue skies, and endless days by the water. If you’re a Floridian, you know this includes splashing in the water on a hot…

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Never Too Early To Think Back to School

It is never too early to start making plans for your children at the Y, including the YMCA pre-school program and after school care camp in Florida. The summer has…

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MOVING US FORWARD – July 2019

The YMCA of South Florida and the Florida Panthers had planned a press conference for Water Safety Awareness Month for May 23 at the Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center, Hollywood,…

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SUMMER CAMP STAFF GET TRAINED & READY

On June 1, the YMCA of South Florida prepared more than 1,000 summer camp staff for a great summer camp season! The 2019 Summer Camp Training Day was held at…

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BUILDING NEW CAMP & AFTERSCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS IN AVENTURA

The YMCA of South Florida Youth Development Miami Program kicked off a new summer camp in Aventura on June 10. In the first three weeks, it is averaging 300 campers…

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CELEBRATING AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS WITH PRINCIPALS

The YMCA and the School Board of Broward County have been partners in providing Before- and After-School programs for more than four decades. On April 25, the YMCA of South…

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KEEPING KIDS ACTIVE AND HEALTHY

Each year, YMCAs across the country host Healthy Kids Day. YMCA of South Florida hosted nearly 5,000 kids and families. It is important to keep kids active, both mentally and…

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IN BRIEF

A brand new Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center is on its way to opening at Bluesten Park late August or early September. opens in August. The new Y is a…

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RECOGNIZING SUCCESSFUL Y LEADERS

As the YMCA of South Florida grows, Leadership Development is a large part of making us successful. Our goal is to develop and promote staff from within, preparing them for…

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CREATING A LIFESAVING LEGACY

The South Dade YMCA hosted the South Dade Soiree, a fundraiser to build a much-needed pool for their community, on May 16. The event was held as part of the…

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ENSURING THE SAFETY OF MEMBERS IN THE POOL

The safety of our members is a priority for the YMCA, that’s why we make sure all of our Aquatics staff are properly trained and certified. Our lifeguards and swim…

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YMCA & PANTHERS COME TOGETHER FOR WATER SAFETY & DROWNING PREVENTION

The YMCA of South Florida and the Florida Panthers had planned a press conference for Water Safety Awareness Month for May 23 at the Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center, Hollywood,…

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TAKING SWIM LESSONS TO FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY

With the support of donors, like The Related Group, the YMCA of South Florida Mobile Aquatics Team is able to meet families where they live and bring swim lessons to…

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CEO Message

It’s summer at the Y and we’re in the heart of our summer programming, keeping kids safe during summer camp and providing much-needed swim lessons. Our Camp Training in June…

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FATHER’S DAY BEGAN AT THE Y

Inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon over 100 years ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd wondered why there was no similar holiday for fathers. One of six children, Dodd’s father was…

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Inside Look at a YMCA Summer

Summer is here and that means kids summer camp and the top swimming programs in Florida are back at the YMCA of South Florida! Camp is a time-tested tradition that…

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Staying Fit in South Florida

Staying fit in South Florida, admittedly, feels like a necessity when everyone around you seems to be a fitness model. If you’re one of them, great. If you’re not, there’s…

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Healthy Kids Day 2019

We came, we saw – we had a blast at Healthy Kids Day 2019, celebrating the kickoff of kids summer camp in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Keys. This…

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Find Your Nearest YMCA Summer Camp Today

The school year is winding down, and in Florida that means it’s time to lock in kids summer camp plans! Of course, we know just the place – or places,…

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Inside Miami’s New Fitness Center – The Downtown Miami YMCA

There is certainly no shortage of gyms in Miami, a city that’s known for being the fitness center of the world. Miami is a city where you can work out…

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Swimming Lessons And Summer Fun

Summer is upon us, and that means swimming lessons for kids and water safety are of the utmost importance in South Florida. The YMCA of South Florida has deep roots…

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Health & Wellness At The YMCA

YMCA South Florida Offers A Multitude Of Health & Wellness Opportunities South Florida has lots of ingredients for health and wellness – Sun. Good weather. Pools. The Ocean. But living…

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Gymnastics At The YMCA

Gymnastics Is A Health - and Confidence - Building Sport Offered At The YMCA of South Florida From toddler tumbling to Olympic routines, gymnastics is a globally celebrated sport and…

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Summer Camp At The YMCA

Give your kids what they really want this year: summer activities! The YMCA of South Florida camp program takes the guesswork out of summer fun. With various activities to suit…

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Fitness Goals, Meet Fitness Classes

New year, new goals! With most resolutions including healthier and more active lifestyles, fitness classes are in the spotlight. They’re a great way to get in your daily sweat session,…

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Preschool At The Y

At the YMCA, we foster youth development early on. The benefits of enrolling your child in preschool have been well documented. Some of the nation's top researchers who have spent…

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Basketball at the YMCA

The YMCA is the starting point for healthy kids, and has been for over 100 years! At the Y, kids learn about becoming and staying active, as well as developing…

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4 Reasons Why Group Exercise Classes Are Better

Group exercise classes have been rising in popularity, but you probably knew that. It seems like almost everyone is either headed into or coming out of some type of fitness…

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Afterschool Care at the Y

The morning rush of sandwich packing, backpack checks and dragging your kids out of bed makes its way as the new school year begins. It’s time to start thinking about…

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Swimming Lessons YMCA South Florida

Swimming Lessons – Tips for Parents

As a parent or caretaker, you understand how valuable swimming lessons can be. Having peace of mind while your kids are near water is priceless, and swimming classes can give…

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YMCA – The Capital Campaign

“We are a powerful association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of…

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The Downtown Miami YMCA is the Newest Installation in Downtown Miami

The Downtown Miami YMCA is the embodiment of perseverance, motivation, and desire. We are here to help you exceed your potential and encourage others to do the same. It’s like…

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Association-Wide Impact Message

The YMCA of South Florida held its 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Weekend January 12-15 with nearly 700 community and business leaders. The tribute to Dr. King’s Legacy…

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YMCA Soccer

Soccer was my favorite game at the YMCA. I would always lace up my fastest pair of shoes. Loop. Swoop. And pull. Perfect fit. I remember one summer — one…

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YMCA Aquatics

Me and my sister’s first summer at YMCA was one of envy. I remember how hot the days would get, and how badly I wanted to take to the pool…

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YMCA Basketball

H--” I counted off the first letter after the basketball skimmed the rim and crashed into the backboard, “— my shot!” You always test your opponent at the free-throw line…

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