Unplug to find connection

Heather SabinHealth & Fitness

The holidays are all about spending quality time with your family and friends in your community, but technology and screen time can get in the way. At the Y, members like you – of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life – can set the virtual world aside to make lasting, meaningful connections in real life.Read More

Helping kids experience the majesty of the Minnesota Northwoods

Kurt DurrwachterY News

When Greg Gack, the Executive Director of the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA asked me what connected me to the YMCA, I told him, “Simple! Camp!” I was blessed to have parents with enough foresight and resources to send my sister and I to camp every summer for many of my most impressionable years as a youth.

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Medical Massage & Traditional Massage: The Best of Both Worlds!

Shawn LinnHealth & Fitness

We’re living in a time where people are putting more emphasis on health than ever before. That’s why medical massage, as well as traditional massage, are gaining credibility and becoming a major part of our health care team. At Lifestyle Health, we are committed to providing the best quality service and helping people feel better about their overall health and wellness. We offer both medical and traditional massage to meet the specific needs of each individual. Here are some details about what each style can provide for you.Read More

FIND YOUR VOICE

Sara Salas-RamirzYouth Activities

In recent years, more and more people are becoming more comfortable with speaking about their own government opinions. Today, conversations such as climate change, and same-sex marriages have caused younger generations to find their voice and speak up. The YMCA Youth in Government is a youth development program emphasizing the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

What is Youth in Government (YIG)?

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Let us help you achieve your goals.

Maddie SchugHealth & Fitness

Hop on Google and search the reasons why goal setting makes you more successful.  (Go ahead, I’ll wait.)

Study after study has proven that writing SMART goals, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-sensitive goals is the best way to have success. That includes fitness!

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Taking care of your brain

Carolyne AndersonHealth & Fitness

I played lots of sports growing up, including softball and volleyball. Looking back, it’s possible that at least once, I had a concussion.

The increased attention that’s been paid to brain health and concussion prevention in recent years, is truly positive. Our brains control the rest of our body, brain health is step 1 in overall body health.

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Advanced Body Analysis

Michelle Lee and Dustin HenkelmanHealth & Fitness

Advanced Body Analysis 

Have you ever wondered how many calories you need to lose, gain, or maintain weight? Knowing this information can help you set health and wellness goals. Knowing your body composition can help you dial in even further and track progress on and off the scale.

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Water Safety at the Y

Kaitlin PohlandPool Aquatics

The water is very intimidating. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. At the Y we want to educate people to prevent these unintentional tragedies not only in our facility, but in everyday life.

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The Bible: God’s Letter of Love

Dominic DingerMission

One of the most exciting revelations that comes from reading the Bible is that it is not just a book full of rules and regulations. But rather, it is the primary way by which God develops a relationship with His kids.

It is His letter of love, to you, from cover to cover.

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