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Baby It's Cold Outside...So Let's Get Some Exercise!

Baby, It's Cold Outside...So Let's Get Some Exercise! By Jennifer Neil Even though it's tempting to go full 'couch potato' when it's cold and dreary, this is a great time to start (and important time to continue) working out. In fact, there is NO reason you need to take a break from physical activity when the temperature drops. Exercising in cooler weather has some distinct advantages over working out in the warmer weather. For... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Monday, November 20, 2017 | 0 comments
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YMCA Volunteers Honored At National Philanthropy Day

YMCA honors Volunteers at 37th Annual National Philanthropy Day (Left to right: Christopher Whitfield, Greg Weyandt, Jill Kent) Three outstanding YMCA volunteers were honored at the Alabama chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 37th Annual National Philanthropy Day on November 9, 2017. Over 400 people attended the event, which celebrates the giving, selfless spirit of philanthropy so evident in our communities, organizations, places of worship and homes.... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 0 comments
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The Wonders of Massage - Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Rock, Ahhhhh...

The Wonders of Massage – Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Rock, Ahhhhh…… By Jean Bowick As far as any health-related “treatment” goes, the soothing effects of massage therapy – at the gifted hands of an oh-so-qualified professional – inarguably produce the most immediate (and enthusiastically appreciated) results from patients eagerly approaching the venerable massage table.  With centuries of interdisciplinary practice and widely... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 0 comments
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The YMCA Has changed My Life Forever!

The YMCA Has changed My Life Forever! My name is Sarah Barnett and the YMCA has changed my life. Losing my husband in 2010 was a wake-up call for me in so many ways. In order to keep up all the maintenance of my yard work as well as other responsibilities which had fallen on my shoulders, I knew that changes had to be made. I realized how desperately important it was for me to be not only in good health but to tone and strengthen my body. At 58 years of age, it was like I... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 0 comments
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Teach A Child To Swim and They will Help Another Learn!

Teach A Child To Swim And They Will Help Another Learn! The Hoover YMCA Branch's certified swim instructors teach Birmingham's youth the life-long skill of swimming from Kindergarten through the 8th grade. Sophie Schuman, age 12, has been on the Hoover YMCA swim team since 2014. Recently her younger brother Max, age 7, joined the Y's Beginner group as a non-swimmer. Once Max began swimming Sophie immediately began showing up during his practice times and... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 0 comments
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