A Memorial Day your health will remember

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 05-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

One of the top three cook-out days of the year, Memorial Day is a day to celebrate outdoors with family, food and friends. You can make your celebration fun AND Healthy by making a few simple choices. Preparing simple, tasty picnic fare from home is...

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YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to keep children active

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Healthy Kids Day is coming up on April 30 and it is all about building on the “COOL” factor inside every kid. As spring transitions to summer, this event is a reminder not to let children idle away...

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Exercise plays an important role in chronic disease prevention

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

With fitness trends like CrossFit and wearable technology like the Fitbit, it’s easier than ever for people to get on (and stay on!) the exercise train. Even so, our dedication to exercise is often tied to losing weight, or getting our "...

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Cooking Matters for Families

by (grpl)

Submitted 08-18-2015 under

Get cooking at GRPL! In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters for Families, a six-week class that teaches families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Learn how to pick nutritious and low-cost...

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#MyWin: Aaron Ofseyer

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 03-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

A win is a small triumph. A personal victory. A success that's all your own. It's being able to fit into your favorite jeans, getting your confidence to get back out on the court, being able to exercise after surgery…it...

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Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses sets precedent for minority neighborhood revitalization

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) was launched in July of 2013 by lifelong resident Jamiel Robinson to build awareness and give a voice to an under -epresented African-American business community in the greater Grand Rapids area.  In a...

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YMCA Farmers Market: supporting local growers, local businesses, local families

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

As it approaches its fourth season, the YMCA Farmers Market is continuing to educate consumers, build community and improve food access in Grand Rapids. Along with an array of locally produced food, the market offers its shoppers fun children’...

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