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FREE Trunk or Treat Event!

Join us for some spooky family fun on Friday, October 25, 2019! FREE EVENT! There will be: Trunk or Treat – 6-7:30pm (parking lot trick-or-treating for the kids) Bounce House, plus games & activities for the whole family Come early to enjoy a complimentary cookout! Free event for both our YMCA members and the community!

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 […]

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 […]

Life’s Difficult Journey

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, my life was radically changed.  I arrived in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Friday to help a friend move their furniture and planned to get back on the road early Sunday morning, but that trip would never happen. On Saturday, I suffered from a massive headache. That headache turned out to […]

Heart Healthy Nutrition & Soluble Fiber!

As we wrap up Heart Health month, I wanted this blog to focus on heart healthy nutrition. Heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in the US accounting for every 1 in 4 deaths that occur.  According to the Center for Disease Control, half of all Americans have at least one risk […]

The Top 5 Reasons to stop by the Front Desk!

1. You can get a sucker from us! Usually its just the kids from Tot Watch stopping by for a sucker…but we don’t believe in age discrimination here…so they are available for anyone! 2. We can help you sign in if you have forgotten your card, or help you download our mobile app so you […]

10 Ways to Unplug

Studies from comScore, eMarketer, and Flurry show that in 2017, the average American adult (18+) spent over four hours per day on their cell phone. That means that 1/6th of our day is spent staring at a hand-held device rather than interacting with those closest to us. That is also over 120 hours every month […]

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