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Archive for 2015

– Harrisburg Police Athletic League TRU Club delivers Thanksgiving Meals to families in need in Harrisburg

Harrisburg Police Athletic League TRU Club delivers Thanksgiving Meals to families in need in Harrisburg

  The Northern Dauphin County Branch YMCA Tobacco Control Program’s TRU (Tobacco Resistance Unit) currently has an active club in collaboration with the Harrisburg Police Athletic League and the Cumberland Court Apartments in Harrisburg. TRU is a youth – led, empowerment, anti-tobacco program whose mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s youth from all tobacco and nicotine products. As part of their activities […]

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: http://www.parunners.com/2015%20RESULTS/Harrisburg%20Marathon%20Overall.htm Female Overall Winners: #1 – Shelby Joslyn #2 – Brooke Magni #3 – Meg Griffith […]

– Finding Victory at the West Shore YMCA!

Finding Victory at the West Shore YMCA!

We asked for your #MyYVictory stories, and you shared some great ones! Here are two stories from our West Shore YMCA! John has been attending the water walking class at the West Shore YMCA for about a year.  He used to power through the class all the time, thinking he was getting more out of […]

– Swimming Lessons FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Starting Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Starting Swimming Lessons

Although it’s true that many people learn to swim with a few tips from a friend or family member, formal swim lessons from an experienced instructor can help refine technique and ensure a solid knowledge of key water safety principles. If you’re thinking of signing your child up for swimming lessons or you want to […]

– A Pool Of Support: Pennsylvania Homes

A Pool Of Support: Pennsylvania Homes

  Pennsylvania Homes recently featured us in an article about The Harrisburg YMCA: A Pool of Support. Check out some of what they have to offer for Pennsylvania Real Estate.

– YMCA Summer Camps: What's Next?

YMCA Summer Camps: What’s Next?

From the first year that I was old enough to register, there wasn’t a single summer I didn’t spend going to some sort of camp. From day camps to sports training to musical theater camps, my summers were booked solid. And to tell you the truth, I loved every minute of it. I loved know […]

Diabetes Prevention Program: Wendy & Cindy’s Victories

The Northern Dauphin County YMCA provides help for individuals in the community who are at risk for diabetes with the National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is designed to encourage participants to practice healthy eating and physical activity in their everyday lives. The following are letters from two participants who were greatly impacted by the program. Wendy […]

– Tutoring: How Successful Is It?

Tutoring: How Successful Is It?

I was lucky to have a mother who tutored math, part time. She helped high school and college students in Calculus, Geometry, Algebra, and Trigonometry in the comfort of her home. She did not actively promote her own business, but somehow would still maintain a consistent flow of students coming to her for help. I remember sitting in […]

– Group Exercise: Together Is Better

Group Exercise: Together Is Better

I had never done Yoga before, but she said she’d pay for me to go, so I thought – why not? My doctor told me that I had the “flexibility of an average man,” so I wasn’t hopeful to begin with. She reassured me that we would laugh at ourselves if we couldn’t do all […]

– Top 7 Best Places to Run in the Harrisburg Area

Top 7 Best Places to Run in the Harrisburg Area

It’s happened again: Your running sneakers are calling you. They’re begging for the chance to carry you to new destinations. They’re pleading for awesome routes and exciting adventures. But you’re hesitant — after all, you’ve kind of lost interest in going for the same old run around your neighborhood again. What you need isn’t to […]

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