Niles Buchanan YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y

NUTRITION COUNSELING NOW AVAILABLE

Denise Peters, YMCA Director of Healthy and Fitness, recently announced the addition of Nutrition Counseling to the list of Y services.

We are excited to offer individuals and families affordable nutrition counseling with Marcy Herbert, a registered dietician, who is also certified in pediatric weight management and dietary counseling. Marcy has been practicing for 15 years in the areas of weight management, diabetes, heart disease, food allergies, and other chronic conditions. Marcy is already active in the Y and currently volunteers as a nutrition guide for the YMCA Mariners Swim Team.

To schedule an appointment stop by Member Services or call the Y at 683.1552.

February is American Heart Month and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through healthy living, the Niles-Buchanan YMCA urges everyone to take steps to prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease, so they can lead longer, healthier lives.

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On January 21 the weather outside was all wintery and inside the Niles-Buchanan YMCA the talk was of being prepared. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Y and the American Red Cross hosted a Community Winter Preparedness Day. Supplies to build basic first aid kits were provided by the Red Cross along with information about preparing for winter and other emergencies.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) launched the new MI Healthier Tomorrow campaign aimed at helping people make the changes to impact their future today by asking Michigan residents to pledge to lose 10 percent of their body weight. The Y is one of several important partner organizations that is offering support for this program. This means you can expect to see an impact right here in Niles!

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We have exciting news! The Y is exploring a potential partnership with Ultra Camp to provide racquetball courts to our members. They are building new offices by Plym Park just behind our back parking lot and are considering including racquetball courts.

We are conducting an online survey to assess interest. Paper copies are also available at our Member Services Center. What you say could make an impact! Let us know your thoughts.




The Niles-Buchanan YMCA will host a Community Winter Preparedness Day in collaboration with the American Red Cross of Berrien County in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The public is invited to participate in this informative event held at the YMCA from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

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The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is offering a new, exciting and colorful 5K on June 22, 2013 and you get to name it! This event has been called the most fun and the happiest race in the world. People of all ages and abilities run or walk an untimed 5K and along the route they enjoy being showered with the colors of the rainbow! These races are selling out all over the country in major metropolitan areas. We decided to do our own - why should they have all the fun? Read more for contest details.

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The Niles-Buchanan YMCA will be running a membership special Friday, January 18th thru Sunday, January 20th during the Hunter Ice Festival. Stop by the Niles-Buchanan YMCA at 905 N. Front Street or visit the YMCA sponsored Warming Station at 127 E. Main to join the Y and have the normal joiner fee waived (savings of up to $100).

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The new year means a lot of people are making healthy resolutions. The most popular being exercise to lose weight, strength training to get in shape and adopting better eating habits. Fox 28 recently dropped by the Niles-Buchanan YMCA to find out what new year's resolutions we suggest for 2013! Be sure to watch the video segments that feature our Y!

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We all know the benefits of youth sports. Basketball is a game that uniquely focuses on team play, good sportsmanship and the role of the individual player in the success of the team. These life skills, along with the YMCA character values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility are the cornerstones of the Y’s kids’ league. We are always on the lookout for great coaches! Are you a parent or someone who loves sports and wants to be a role model? Why not volunteer some of your time and help teach players teamwork, cooperation and good values!

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
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