YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - September 2016

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YMCA Afterschool Academy Launches In Walker County

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham’s Afterschool Academy program has been proven to help children continue learning after the bell rings, and this fall, the Y will have the opportunity to make an even greater impact throughout the Birmingham metropolitan area through our signature after school program. On Monday, October 3, the Y will begin offering the YMCA Afterschool Academy in Walker County, working with children from Kindergarten through eighth grade at Oakman Elementary School. ... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Y Experience: Floyd Escott and Massy Allen

YMCA of Greater Birmingham members Floyd Escott and Massy Allen know first hand the importance of having a workout buddy. The two gentlemen began exercising together two years ago after discovering they had mutual friends in common, soon becoming fast friends themselves.  Floyd and Massy workout five days a week at the Downtown Y, participating in water aerobic classes, swimming, walking on the fourth-floor track, and weight lifting. They both say working out with each other... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Monday, September 19, 2016
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The Y Is On Spotify!

Stay motivated with the Y’s playlist of uptempo, high-intensity tunes to help you go the extra mile. Each song was hand-picked by our staff of group exercise instructors, personal trainers, and other staff and are all but guaranteed to get your heart rate up, blood pumping, and make your ears happy.  We'll be adding new songs and lists regularly and would love to add your favorites to a playlist. If you have a favorite tune that you can always count on to get you... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Friday, September 16, 2016
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Don't Give Up!

Tips To Stay Motivated On  Your Fitness Journey Staying motivated along your fitness journey can be tough after the initial excitement of joining the Y and getting started begins to fade. We completely understand what you may be going through at the moment. Perhaps you started out with a plan to come to the Y five days a week, then it dropped to three, and now you're struggling to find the urge to make it to that group exercise class once a week. Don't give up! Here are a... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Downtown Branch Closed, Thursday, September 8

Due to a burst pipe resulting in flooding of the bottom floor and causing some mechanical issues with the elevator and HVAC system, the Downtown branch will be CLOSED on Thursday, September 8 but will plan to reopen Firday, September 9 for regular operating hours. Please feel free to utilize one of the 10 additional member branches in the meantime as we work to correct these issues.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience and understanding.  Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, September 8, 2016
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