Servant Leadership – YMCA’s Chaplain Program

Kim JohnsonMission

YMCA’s across the world share a common mission statement: to put Christian principals into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We do this through Christian principles like servant leadership and demonstrating God’s love. When we had our grand opening in 2017, Pastor Dom Dinger approached me at the grand opening and simply asked

The Versatility of Biking

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

As we transition from winter to spring each year, I love seeing people starting to get outside and be active. One of the things that I see most is bikers. I see men, women, and kids of every age and ethnicity biking around our great communities.Biking is so awesome because you can make it whatever you want it to be.

The Importance of Swimming Lessons in Minnesota Summers

Heather SabinPool Aquatics

We see kids of every age, size, color, and experience level run into the Y every day so elated to get in the pool. And honestly, it makes our hearts happy. Empowering kids through swimming lessons is one of our core services and community responsibilities at the Y. We do live in the land of 10,000 lakes. The YMCA passionately

7 New, Active Ideas for Your Kids!

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

There’s just something about the Spring air and warmer weather that inspires us to get outside and active. Right? Children, in particular, benefit from getting outside and being active — and  you’ll feel good about it, too.

9 Winter Activities Sure to Wear Your Kids Out

Carolyne AndersonY News

Even though the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is predicting an early spring this year, we still have a few months of winter ahead of us. This winter has been, well, interesting to say the least. We’ve experienced more school closings, late starts, and early dismissals than we can remember any other year. It’s natural to go a little stir crazy.