YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - June 2017

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Want Your Kids to Make Better Grades? Try Sports!

Want Your Kids to Make Better Grades?  Try Sports! By Jean Bowick Physical exercise can make your kids smarter. According to research, regular physical activity appears to help children focus, improve their cognitive skills, boost learning retention, and even increase brain growth. So children who are physically fit are quicker on their feet, in more ways than one. As published in an article by ParentingScience.com, kids who are physically active have quicker... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, June 29, 2017
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Dan Pile Joins YMCA of Greater Birmingham as Chief Executive Officer

Dan Pile Joins YMCA of Greater Birmingham as Chief Executive Officer By Jennifer Neil Birmingham, Alabama – The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is pleased to announce Dan Pile as the new President and Chief Executive Officer over its 10 branch locations, YMCA Camp Cosby and Hargis Retreat. Dan joins the Birmingham association from Atlanta, Georgia where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations at the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, and was responsible for operations and... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Cooking Classes at the Y

Now Serving: FUN & Healthy Cooking Classes by Jean Bowick Water Safety Classes for this summer have just kicked off at the Youth Center, but the 10-year-old facility is brimming with all  kinds  of cool activities, including Summer Day Camp, Sports Camps, Birthday Parties, Swim Lessons, Dance Classes, Arts and Crafts, and an Outdoor Walking Track. But what’s NEW on the menu at the Youth Center this year is the Healthy Cooking Class. Each month 10 participants... Read More
at Monday, June 26, 2017
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Build More Muscle, Burn More Fat

Build More Muscle, Burn More Fat By Jean Bowick An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure, but not all pounds are created equally. By measure alone the scale sees no difference – whether muscle or fat, a pound weighs the same. On the grander scale, undisputedly, muscles win big. If you’re exercising to lose weight, or more fittingly, to slim down and tone up, consider expanding your workout. When you increase the strength-training and muscle-building... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Monday, June 26, 2017
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Safety Around Water Begins this Month!

Safety Around Water Begins this Month! By Jean Bowick When Cullen Jones was only five years old, he almost drowned at a water park. Like many of the kids from his neighborhood, he couldn’t swim. But his mother was determined to change that. She did a mighty fine job. Today Jones is an Olympic gold medalist – and only the second African-American swimmer in history to set a world record. He’s also part of a greater mission: teaching kids across America how to... Read More
at Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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