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It's cookie season! Try this recipe for "Lighter Chocolate Chip Cookies": no one will even notice they are healthier, but their waistlines will thank you! ...http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/lighter-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe-2118646
21 hours ago
December Updates: Our monthly meeting will be postponed until January. We should have more updates by then. As of this post, we are waiting for the owners (PRA) to sign their end of the lease. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
29 hours ago
Tip #6 for a Healthy Holiday Season from the CDC: Get exams and screenings. Ask your health care provider what exams you need and when to get them.
46 hours ago
Dear officers, could you update us again About dog park opening? We are really bereft without dog park and are wondering if we should give up hope? Please reassure and let us know what we are waiting for, and can we help in any way? thank you, elaine and johnFrank wally and annie
2 days ago
#HealthyHolidayAlternative: Light Scalloped Potatoes With Roasted Chiles: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/light-scalloped-potatoes-with-roasted-chiles-recipe-2042445
3 days ago
Tip #5 for a Healthy Holiday Season from the CDC: Be smoke-free. Avoid smoking and breathing other people’s smoke.
3 days ago
HighPointe Performance Cafe is now open! Visit them tomorrow for half off all drink orders and be sure to try a delicious pastry. Learn more about what this new local business is brewing by clicking the link below. http://ow.ly/OEwy30h5lFE
4 days ago
Question: What's your biggest health goal you want to reach, and by when??
4 days ago
We are hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, December 14th from 8 am-1 pm. To make an appointment please visit the Welcome Center or sign-up online.
5 days ago
This week for wellness Wednesday we show you the Bulgarian split squat (also known as the rear foot elevated split squat) This is a great movement to build up your leg strength without overloading the spine. Remember to keep your chest up, and stay under control throughout the entire movement. Challenge yourself and try doing 1 minute per leg three times! Check back again next week for another edition of #wellnesswednesday !!
5 days ago
If you're still in need of a Christmas tree, check out our local guide to choosing, installing and recycling your Christmas tree!
5 days ago
Tip #4 for a Healthy Holiday Season from the CDC: Travel Safely. Wear a seat belt every time you are in a motor vehicle.
5 days ago
Do you need a gift idea this holiday season? We now have gift cards available for purchase at the Welcome Center. This is a great gift idea for members and non-members.
6 days ago
Not all those who wander are lost. ̶ J.R.R. Tolkien
6 days ago
FOW honored Crew Leader Marc Snyder by naming him Volunteer of the Year for 2017 at this year’s Volunteer Recognition Night on November 16 at Valley Green Inn. Other honorees included Kris Soffa, Trail Ambassador of the Year, Dan Mercer, Crew Leader of the Year, and Kevin Eikov, Structures Crew Member of the Year. FOW Volunteer Coordinator Christina Anthony had some questions for him that we are reprinting here from our fall newsletter.
6 days ago
Testimony in support of the temporary Demolition Moratorium on Ridge Avenue - Bill 17082
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Join us next Saturday, December 16th from 11am-3pm for brunch and complimentary portraits with Santa and Disney's Belle at Tavern on Ridge! Learn more by clicking the link below.
6 days ago
With more holidays around the corner, stand out with a HEALTHY side dish like this: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-pomegranate-and-hazelnuts-recipe-1973768
6 days ago
Participate in our Annual Giving Tree, all gifts will be given to a community member in need!
Winter Program registration opened today for all Family Members! Check out our Winter Brochure to see what we have to offer!
Tip #3 for a Healthy Holiday Season from the CDC: Keep Stress in Check. Keep a relaxed and positive outlook by getting the proper amount of sleep and a great workout in! https://philaymca.org/join-the-y/
Does anybody recognize this dog?? They are looking for his owner
Tip #2 for a Healthy Holiday Season from the CDC: Bundle Up. Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems - so stay dry, and dress warmly in several layers.
On Tuesday 12/5/17, The Committee on Rules of City Council will hold a Public Hearing at 10:00 AM in City Hall, Room 400, to hear testimony on Bill 17082. This is the much anticipated Ordinance to establish a temporary Demolition Moratorium (entitled 'Historical Preservation') with respect to properties in the area of Ridge Ave. between Wissahickon Creek and Northwestern Ave. Written testimony from the 21st Ward RCO's (Registered Community Organizations) will be entered into the record and we expect two representatives from our groups will be permitted to speak. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! All you have to do is attend! We want to fill the seats! Your attendance will speak volumes to City officials. Councilman Jones has walked along The Ridge with RCO representatives and understands our concerns. We are most grateful to him and his staff for drafting this ordinance. See you there!
Another healthy & easy holiday recipe: Roasted Balsamic Onions: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/roasted-balsamic-onions-recipe-1923248
Welcome December! Here is your first of 12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season from the CDC: Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs.
Head to Gorgas Park this Sunday at 5PM for their annual Caroling Night! This festive evening will feature your favorite holiday songs, hot cocoa, raffles and more.
Trying to keep track of your fitness goals? Try these 7 tips for a great fitness journal: https://philaymca.org/7-tips-for-a-great-journal/
6 a.m. BodyFLOW on Thursday morning is cancelled. For a great workout try RPM at 6 a.m. in Studio B on our brand new spin bikes!
We would like to thank The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for donating their time and talents to us during Giving Tuesday!
It is #NationalDiabetesAwarenessMonth. Did you know you can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living through the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program? Learn More: http://philaymca.org/programs/ymcas-diabetes-prevention-program/
It is almost time for Santa and Mrs. Clause to make their appearance at the Roxborough YMCA. Don't forget about our annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 8th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the gymnasium!
For holiday cheer and wintery magic, there’s nothing quite as festive as Roxborough’s winter event series. Happy Holidays from Roxborough is a series of stops all along Ridge Avenue offering a complimentary holiday portrait with Santa and Friends. All stops are family-friendly, festive, cheerful, and bright! These popular holiday “stops”, will take place at various locations along Ridge Avenue in Roxborough on December 9th, 16th , and 21st. Visit www.roxboroughpa.com/events for more information.
Devil’s Pool (ca. 1900)
Santa and friends are making stops along Ridge Avenue to spread some holiday cheer! Join us on Saturday, December 9th from 12pm-4pm for their first stop at HighPointe Performance Cafe. Enjoy delicious pastries and coffee while your children craft personalized photo frames and take a complimentary portrait with Santa and Friends! Learn more by clicking the link below.
It's #GivingTuesday and when you donate to the Y, you change lives! Donations to the YMCA allow the Y to provide programming that directly responds to community needs. Donate now: https://philaymca.org/donate/
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Don't forget to register Dragonfly Forest Camp! Create a new account and select dragonfly forest summer 2018 when registering: https://campspeersymca.campbrainregistration.com/
They're here! We are so excited for the 25 BRAND NEW Stages Cycle bikes!
10:15 a.m. RPM will be canceled today in preparation for the arrival of our brand new spin bikes! We appreciate your understanding.
Have you been working hard to reach your goals? Keep it up! Try out the YMCA app for goals, challenges and fitness classes: http://philaymca.org/about-us/mobile-app-2/
It's #NationalDiabetesMonth! If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes learn about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program! This program teaches you to make changes that will improve your overall health and well-being: https://philaymca.org/programs/ymcas-diabetes-prevention-program/
Zumba Gold today at 11:15 am has been canceled. Work off that pumpkin pie in SilverSneakers class at 11:20 am with Frank in Studio B!
Did you eat too much turkey? Well try a Body Combat class...it really does PACK A PUNCH! https://philaymca.org/fitness-that-packs-a-punch/
Hey pet owners, do you have a dog or cat that is 7 years or older? Schedule an exam and senior blood panel in November or December and receive 15% off the senior blood panel at Liberty Veterinary Clinic.
Thank you to all our members! We are wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving! Our facilities will be CLOSED today.
What are you #thankful for this Thanksgiving?
This week for wellness Wednesday we show you how to get yourself started on pistol squats. These are a great way to challenge your leg strength, stability, and overall balance. Start with a high bench, and as you get comfortable use a lower platform until you feel comfortable hitting full depth with no added support! For a great leg finisher try this: 10 left side pistol squats 10 right side pistol squats 9 left side pistol squats 9 right side pistol squats And continue to climb all the way down to 1! Come back next week for another edition of #wellnesswednesday !!
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