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Top 10 Healthy Restaurants in the Harrisburg PA Area

If you’ve committed to a healthy lifestyle, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy tasty, nutritional foods without breaking your calorie bank. For many people, eating at home is the best way to ensure you’re getting the proper nutrients and keeping your calorie intake in check. But let’s be honest — we can’t […]

2015 Marathon Update

Harrisburg, PA 11/09/2015 – Thank you to everyone involved with the 2015 Aspire Harrisburg Marathon! Unfortunately, the results for the category of Overall Female Champion were reported inaccurately at our Awards Ceremony. The race results have been updated here: Female Overall Winners: #1 – Shelby Joslyn #2 – Brooke Magni #3 – Meg Griffith […]

You Can’t Stop the East Shore Y Active Older Adults (AOA)!

You just can’t stop those Active Older Adults at the East Shore YMCA! Take Charlie Sunday, for instance.  At 86, our “bionic man” has had both of his hips and one knee replaced and suffered heart problems, yet still exercises regularly both in and out of the water. Membership in Active Older Adults (AOA) is […]

Ivan Breaks a New Record!

Five years ago, Ivan had a stroke. He was in a wheel chair for 6 months. By the time he got around to walking, he tested how far he could go. Two years ago, it took him 3 hours to walk a 5k, but he still made it. Around that time, Ivan started doing personal […]

A Home in Harrisburg

Did you know that the East Shore Y has residence hall that is home to 86 men? Part of the mission of the East Shore Y is to provide affordable housing to the men who live here. The residence hall even includes 16 rooms that are dedicated to housing and assisting homeless veterans who are getting back on […]

The Gift of the YMCA: Ashley’s Story

The YMCA has had a major positive effect in my life over the past month. My life quickly changed due to unfortunate circumstances, and I found myself as a single parent of 3 young boys. I was lucky to find a great job that supports my future career as a teacher. I am also a […]

Healthy Kids Day 2015!

THE Y IS ALL ABOUT MORE. The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids… the more amazing qualities they’ll get out. The more they get out, the more they can achieve growing up. That’s why we provide kids a healthy, caring environment of fun, learning and belonging to help them reach their fullest potential. And […]

Hope in Handball with Mayor Papenfuse

On Wednesday, February 4th, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse came to the East Shore YMCA to participate in the Hope in Handball youth mentoring program. For anyone not familiar with the program, Hope in Handball is a youth mentoring program that is run by YMCA members David Botero and Kevin Gibson. The goal of the program […]

Winter 2014 – Spring 2015 Program Brochure Now Available!

Looking for the latest info on our programs at the YMCA? Click the image below to view our latest program brochure!

My Story: Rebecca Funk

My Story: Rebecca Funk This is a getting healthy success story from Rebecca Funk.  Rebecca uses the TE Connectivity Fitness Center, managed by the East Shore YMCA I tell people that going to the gym has changed my life, and it can change theirs too. You don’t know what you are capable of until you […]

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