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The human body is designed to stand up straight. When we stand (and sit) up tall, we breathe and move more easily. Working, walking, carrying groceries - everyday life improves when we start with good posture. So why do we...
The YMCA of Southwest Michigan and Brandywine Community Schools are excited to partner for the 13 th annual Cat Tracks 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, August 10. The race weaves around school grounds, along the cross country course featuring “the...
The Niles-Buchanan YMCA has received a $500,000 matching challenge grant from two local foundations. The grant will support the Y to close the $1M gap remaining to achieve its $3M goal for its upcoming expansion. “This challenge will incentivize the...
The Niles-Buchanan branch of the YMCA of Southwest Michigan will host an Overdose Prevention Training on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This training, in collaboration with Voice Change Hope and COPE Network, is free and open to the community...
The Niles-Buchanan YMCA met a $25,000 matching challenge grant from a local foundation. The grant was contingent on the Y raising $25,000 through the community phase of its C hanging Lives & Improving Health capital campaign. The grant, officially awarded...
Once as a young mom, I stopped at a beach in North Carolina after visiting a friend. My oldest child loved the water and ventured out to the edge of some rocks. I watched her from the beach, needing to...
In my adult lifetime, I have lived in several states and taught at a different fitness facility in each one. One was a national chain; one was a private local endeavor; two have been YMCAs. By far, the YMCAs have...
Children play hard. Whether on the playground or the sports field, kids can get dehydrated quickly. Drinking enough of the right kinds of liquids is important for their healthy development. Proper hydration is linked to healthy body weight, reduced incidence...
March is National Nutrition Month: a time to make healthier choices about what we choose to chew and swallow. How much difference, though, can small changes to our diet really make? More than I realized. Did you know that what...
Press Release Date: February 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kayla Foster, Marketing Coordinator (269) 683-1552 kfoster@ymcaswm.com Niles-Buchanan YMCA to break ground on capital expansion in July, kick off community campaign March 4 NILES, Mich. – The YMCA of Southwest...