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Take control of YOUR New Year’s resolutions!

As you change your calendar from December to January, there’s always a bit of a thrill in the promise of a new year that’s full of potential. The New Year provides a chance to start fresh and say goodbye to any of the frustrations the previous year held-a perfect opportunity to make resolutions that will […]

What’s in season this fall?

Fall is one of my favorite seasons for many reasons: the cooler weather, the changing colors of the leaves, football, soups, and all the amazing fruits and vegetables that are in season! If you are like me and love pumpkin everything, sweet, juicy apples, and amazing soup recipes, then this post is for you! I […]

Diabetes Awareness Month

With 26 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, there is no denying the magnitude of the problem. Learning about diabetes, the risk factors and how to take control of your health are areas where the YMCA can help. In this video learn what diabetes is, how you can find out if you are at risk, and […]

What happens when we plant & water the seeds?

They say that the best time of year to plant a tree is in the fall. I wanted to share with you a powerful message I came across recently. Have you ever thought of our youth as a type of “tree” and what can happen when we plant and water the seeds? Belong to something […]

Tips to Prevent, Detect & Understand Breast Cancer

Chances are you may have already been impacted by breast cancer in some form. Breast cancer touches the lives of countless women, men, and families in the United States. Through early detection and diagnosis, understanding our risk factors, and by taking preventative measures we can reduce the impact breast cancer has in our community. What […]

The #1 reason your interview doesn’t get you the job…

In 2016 my college days were coming to a screeching halt. In high school, I had my five year plan. I was going to obtain an Associate’s Degree at a local community college, transfer to a four year school where I would obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and then duh…I’d immediately be employed making […]

Central Park Pool Collaboration

Collaboration means “to work jointly with others or together…” At the Y we are committed to building partnerships and collaborating with others in an effort to build a stronger community. I’m happy to share with you about a new partnership that the Y has established with the Peoria Area Water Wizards (PAWW), who operate out […]

Road construction near the Y

I wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of a new road construction project that is going to begin Monday, June 4th, that will likely impact your commute to and from the Y.  This project will encompass approximately six months of time and will impact many of you. The intersection at Allen Road […]

Stress Less this Spring Break

Spring Break is right around the corner, and for those of you in panic mode – stress no more! Did you know that the Peoria YMCA offers child care during Spring Break (March 30th – April 6th)? If your child is in kindergarten through 5th grade, they can join our school age group between the […]

Strength Training For Women

Strength training is one of the most important exercises women should do! Benefits  include stronger bones and heart, improved balance, easier weight loss and maintenance, and improved mood and sleep. It is designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising a specific muscle or muscle group against external resistance, including free-weights, weight machines, or even your own body […]

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