Meet Diane Hageman, the Y’s new Fund Development Director

Diane HagemanMission

It’s interesting to walk on a treadmill for the first time when you are pregnant.

That was the case for me. It was late 1990 and we were looking for a family-friendly place to exercise. My husband and I had our daughter who was 3 ½ and I was pregnant with our son.

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You’ve got to put in the work.

Dan EdemHealth & Fitness

This week, we start the year “2020.” That’s crazy.

Think about how much life has changed since just the year 2000: how much faster everything is, how much faster we expect everything to be.

Right now, on whatever device you’re reading this, you can read this blog post, watch a movie and order dinner – all at the same time.Read More

Don’t just join a gym

Greg GackMembership

It’s always exciting to change the calendar from December to January. A new year is filled with potential and the chance to start fresh. And after the busy holidays filled with celebrations and tables of delicious treats, it’s not surprising that, according to a 2019 survey, 65 percent of people resolved to exercise more with the New Year.

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How to Keep Your Kids Motivated Through Winter

Maddie SchugMotivation, Winter

It’s winter in Minnesota, the holiday hustle and bustle are getting the best of everyone, and the kids are more than likely getting stir crazy! When we hit colder months, it can get tricky to find activities for your kids to do, along with getting caught up in thinking about the weather being a barrier to outdoor activity. Outdoor activity has been proven Read More

A Psalm of Thanksgiving

Dominic DingerY News

I wanted to share with you two of the things that I am the most thankful for, as we approach a day that we set aside for giving thanks, my family and God’s word.

My family and I have been memorizing Psalm 100 lately on our daily drive into school each morning. It has been such a joy to hear God’s word come out of my children’s hearts and mouths with such innocence and enthusiasm. Day by day, little by little, Read More

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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