By Chrissie Kaufmann, YMCA of Greater Michiana Sometimes the troubles of the world directly affect our lives. The continued pandemic and its variants are stressing our local hospitals, supply chain bottlenecks are leaving empty spaces on store shelves, and inflation...
In 1735, Benjamin Franklin published a persuasive article on fire safety in The Pennsylvania Gazette that began with the now-famous proverb “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This phrase came to mind recently when I realized...
I consider myself an expert on autumn festivities and Halloween traditions. After all, I grew up in the Midwest where the leaves change each year and costumed children dash from door to door in search of treats. My most impressive...
For families with school-aged children and teachers, the starting gun has fired and the slow, steady marathon of the school year has begun. Add fall sports and activities, and our schedules have flipped from summertime empty to autumn overload in...
The YMCA has helped me go through my second cancer episode (chemo) with confidence and feeling healthy! LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and STAYSTRONG are the two experiences I’ll never forget. The coaches are simply amazing!
The Y has given my children opportunities to develop life-long skills as well as given them the opportunity to learn and socialize at a young age.
As an octogenarian, the Y keeps me active, healthy, and socially involved.
The dynamics of the Y and its integration into the community is an outstanding example of what can be done locally to help improve people’s lives.
I love that the Y has a place for my child to go while I can work out. We also love the fitness classes for both kids and adults!
The Y is a huge benefit for the community. I have a stronger emphasis on physical fitness since I retired, and as a result of working out at the Y and other activities, I have lost over 15 pounds in 6 months.
John & Sheila
I just want to say how IMPRESSED I have been with his [swim] teachers! I’m shocked how much progress [my child] has made in such a short period of time. You guys are really something special.
The YMCA of Greater Michiana is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.