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Welcome to the official Harrisburg Area YMCA Blog! Here, we offer tips, tricks, testimonials, and more related to our areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. To stay up to date on all the latest posts, subscribe to our blog by using the form on the right!

The Lighter Side of Thanksgiving: to Gobble or Not to Gobble

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s most people celebrate with holiday parties. Holiday parties usually have delicious, but not-so-healthy food. The average person consumes 4,300 calories on Thanksgiving, which is about double what the average person should consume on any given day. It takes about 3,500 calories burned to lose a pound, which means that the […]

Northern Dauphin County YMCA Hosts Golf Outing

On October 4th, the Northern Dauphin County YMCA held it’s Annual Golf Outing at Lykens Valley Golf Course in Millersburg, PA. The golf outing is one of the largest fundraisers for the branch. This year, over 80 golfers participated in the outing and over 40 local business’ sponsored the event. The NDCY would like to […]

East Shore YMCA Resident Program Update

Men who reside at the East Shore YMCA are developing a sense of community and interdependence through the Resident Council. The council affords the residents a place at the table before important decisions are made. It provides a vehicle through which they may express concerns, and it offers the opportunity to feel engaged through volunteerism.

Camp Curtin Y Had a Packed House for Their October Family Night

The Sisters Helping Sisters and Man Up programs hosted a packed house during their October Family Night. Family members, friends, JPO, and Children & Youth came to show their support for current students and recent graduates.

A New Perspective

Last night, right before I went to bed I decided to check my Facebook. I noticed one of my friends had posted a video. I usually don’t watch videos that my friends post, but something about this video caught my eye. When I pressed the play button, I could have never expected the emotions I […]

Tips for a Healthy, Happy Halloween

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Halloween, my inner child screams “CANDY!” Why can’t candy be healthy for you?! Well…until the day that researchers find a reason that candy is good for you, here are some tips to keep your diet on the right track during the sweet Halloween season.

Fall Membership Drive Is Being Extended!

Introducing LES MILLS BODYPUMP at the East Shore YMCA!

BODYPUMP™, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast! Now you can take advantage of this great new class at the East Shore YMCA. With eight classes per week, there is an opportunity for everyone to take advantage of this great workout.

2013 Fall Membership Drive Now Underway!

Any NEW Adult, Family and Senior qualifying facility memberships purchased between August 12 and September 30 will receive a $40 YMCA Gift Card to be used on anything at the Harrisburg Area YMCA. This includes membership fees, program fees, child care and MORE!

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