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July 28, 2011

Can I benefit from being outdoors?

Stay Healthy, Get Outdoors Recent studies point to the mental and physical benefits of being active outdoors and having regular contact with nature. Researchers in Britain reported a positive effect on the mental health of people who spent at least five minutes a day in a park or woods walking, fishing, cycling, or r ...more

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July 19, 2011

What is the YMCA Mixer?

The YMCA Mixer is a new monthly networking opportunity for Downtown Y members. Don’t miss this great chance to meet other Downtown Y members, as well as see some familiar faces. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, join us for our next Mixer! WHEN: Friday, July 29 @ 5PMWHERE: Yard House ...more

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June 17, 2011

Does the Downtown Y have a pool?

Our swimming pools and aquatics programs are located at the Mission Valley YMCA and the Toby Wells YMCA. We know how important your aquatic needs are, especially with the summer heat upon us. As a member of the Downtown Y, you always receive free access to these pools as well as any other programs and amenities these ...more

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June 08, 2011

Does the Downtown Y offer summer camps?

Yes! This year the Downtown YMCA is excited to offer summer camps for kids ages 10-14! Every week we have themed camps that will teach your kids the fundamentals of different sports and have them playing with friends all day long. CAMP DETAILS Hours of Operation: 6:00am - 6:00pm Location: Roosevelt Middle School, 33 ...more

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February 17, 2011

When is the next Career Luncheon?

VOLUNTEER FOR A CAREER LUNCHEONHelp Youth Get a Head Start!NEXT LUNCHEON: March 9, 2011 at 12:15-1:30PMWHERE: Mission Valley YMCA, 5505 Friars RoadTOPIC: Health & MedicineWe're looking for volunteers to participate at the next Career Luncheon!Come share the wisdom you wish you would have known before starting your ...more

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February 15, 2011

How did the Cowles Mtn. Challenge go?

CONGRATULATIONS Jil! In eight (8) hours, Jil climbed Cowles Mountain Six (6) Times! And she says she’s not even sore today! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Jil wants to express her thanks to everyone who came out to encourage her for this challenge and SHE WANTS TO ...more

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February 01, 2011

What is the Cowles Mountain Challenge?

WHO: Fitness Coordinator, Jil HarrisWHAT: Climbing ChallengeWHERE: Cowles Mountain in La MesaWHEN: February 12, 9AM-5PMWHY: To support at-risk youthJil is challenging herself to see how many times she can climb Cowles Mountain in 8 hours!Help Jil help the children of San Diego by sponsoring her in this challenge for as littl ...more

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January 28, 2011

Can I volunteer for upcoming events?

Of course! We love volunteers!Help change lives!Participate in the Annual Support Campaign Telethon.Where: Bank of America Building 450 B Street, 18th Floor.When: 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Every Tuesday in February. Training will occur on location at 6:30pm.Sign Up: Contact (619) 232-7451 or visit the front desk. ...more

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January 28, 2011

When is the next member appreciation?

February 10th AND February 23rd!This month we're spreading the love!Chair Massage: February 10th 11am-1:30pmEnjoy a complimentary 10-minute chair-massage courtesy of Suzi at Alasse Wellness.Sign up at front desk or call 619-232-7451 to reserve your spot!Continental Breakfast: February 23rdJoin us in the lobby at 9:30am f ...more

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December 14, 2010

Giving back: P.E. at the Monarch School

I am in 3rd grade at the Monarch School. I like P.E. at the YMCA. We do a lot of fun stuff with our coach. The first time I went I was happy and having fun. It was the best! Every kid’s guardian should let them come to the YMCA to check it out. We love P.E.! — Ricardo, 3rd Grade Among other school ...more

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November 30, 2010

Y donate to our Toy Drive this month?

During the holidays, everyone is prone to being swept away by the frantic and joyous act of buying for and receiving gifts from our loved ones. However, it is easy while in this daze to forget that there are so many people who cannot afford toys for their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. This h ...more

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November 23, 2010

What are tricks to a healthier holiday?

Staying healthy in the holiday season is a struggle. Most people get time off of work and are surrounded by the foods that they wait for all year long. It is hard to maintain the will-power that you have during the rest of the year. Holiday weight gain is a curse that most of us have come to accept, but try a few of thes ...more

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November 03, 2010

Y is Group Exercise Good for You?

Most avid gym-goers will admit that they enjoy their workouts more when they have a friend at their side to entertain them. What many may not realize is that there are far greater benefits to having a gym buddy than just companionship. Here are the top five reasons that group workouts are better than solo exercise: 1. ...more

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