Friday, May 10, 2013
Metro-wide YMCA Staff Field Day filled with fun and teamwork, 10 team members from the Peachtree Corners Y participated.
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Friday, May 10
By Kushuna Exford What do you get when you put 14 staff teams from 14 YMCAs across Metro Atlanta on a huge empty soccer field? You get a YMCA Staff Field Day. Each year our Sanders Buckhead YMCA organizes an Association wide staff field day. This event is full of fun and teamwork and a continual reminder to put a little play into our work days. YMCA Field Day is an annual event, where the each branch in the Metro Atlanta YMCA Association put together a team of 10 or more staff members. These teams are made up of full time and part time staff from all the departments at each branch. Each branch is encouraged to create a team name, design a team shirts and a team cheer. There were 10 staff members from the Fowler YMCA that made up team “…
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Peachtree Corners YMCA offers a unique way to get a workout - and stay cool in the process.
Have you checked out the Fowler YMCA pool? It's an ideal way to get in shape and keep your cool at the same time. You don't have to be a swimmer or get your hair wet or put your face in the water to participate in water fitness classes at the Y. It is a refreshing change to sweating on land, and the health benefits have been proven by water exercise research. Water fitness is adaptable to almost every exerciser, from the most fit to those who may have difficulty moving freely on land. Commonly called "water aerobics," aquatic fitness classes include one-hour morning classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. which are taught by YMCA certified water instructors. Early risers …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The local Y offers a variety of personal and group fitness activities. And on March 25 the Peachtree Corners facility is offering health screening tests.
One of the ways the YMCA brings health care into our communities is through health screenings, which provide convenient, easy access to a variety of common screening tests for numerous medical conditions and overall health. Health screenings can detect many medical conditions at an early stage before symptoms are present. Early detection and treatment can improve your quality of life and, in many cases, even save your life. On March 25 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Fowler YMCA will host HealthCheck Services, Inc. who will provide a screening service for a convenient, reliable, and low cost way to check your health. Screening costs start at $40. At the time of the screening, HealthCheck will obtain a small blood sample from you. The sample is …
Friday, February 15, 2013
A heart attack followed by kidney failure didn't stop this Peachtree Corners school teacher who walked her way back to health at the YMCA.
Do you know Susan Wise? For 19 years she was a teacher at Simpson Elementary School. She lives in Peachtree Corners and has a son and daughter-in-law and a cute little 1-year-old grandson. Susan's Y story starts in 2006 when she had a heart attack caused by congestive heart failure. She underwent a quadruple bypass and after her heart attack, her doctors recommended that she begin walking. She joined the Fowler YMCA and began by walking the track then the treadmills. She lost 30 pounds and began to feel better. Unfortunately her kidneys were damaged by her heart problems. She was told her health would never improve and she was put on the wait list for a transplant and examined monthly to be sure she didn't need dialysis. Susan's heart had …
Friday, February 1, 2013
"Pickleball is the most, fun, addictive game you can play," says one new Pickleball player. Similar to tennis, it's quickly becoming a favorite at Fowler YMCA.
The fast-growing sport of Pickleball is gaining momentum in popularity at Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners by players of all ages. Similar to tennis, Pickleball is played on a hard floor court with a three-foot net between the players. However, instead of a tennis ball and racket, Pickleball is played with wiffle balls and wooden paddles. The Pickleball scene at the Y is both lively and social. The players take their fair turns on the court and enjoy cheering one another on whhile waiting to play. Here’s what a few Pickleball enthusiasts said about the game: According to the USA Pickleball Association, the game was invented in 1965 by a congressman and his friends wanting a game their families could play on an old badminton court. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Fowler YMCA invites the community to its annual fundraiser Feb. 2.
For 15 years, residents of Peachtree Corners and the surrounding communities have come together for a day filled with fellowship and fitness at Robert Fowler YMCA’s annual Rock ‘N Roll-A-Thon. The spirit and tradition continues on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m.-.4.p.m. as neighbors cycle, swim, dance and shop – all for a GREAT Cause! With a variety of activities to choose from - cycling in the gym, swimming in our pool, dancing to Latin tunes, or shopping the Silent Auction, there is something for everyone! You don’t need to be an athlete to participate; you just need the desire to make a difference! One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go to the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign which opens the doors for children, adults and …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Four simple tips on maintaining healthy eating habits during the holidays from your Peachtree Corners YMCA.
For many of us, the battle of the bulge starts with the leftover Halloween candy. And...what’s another slice of pie when it's Thanksgiving? By December, all that baking, shopping and snacking can really add up. "At the Y, we believe that small steps lead to big changes and with a balanced approach, even during the busy holiday season families can discover ways to live healthier" said Gina Lembo, wellness director for the Robert Fowler Family YMCA. The YMCA offers four simple tips to keep you from tipping the scale. 1. Maintain your exercise routine. You’re not just burning calories, you're also making time for yourself. 2. Aim for Five Every Day. The delicious crunch of fruits and veggies can be part of every meal and snack your family …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Come enjoy Fowler YMCA's Fall Family Fun Fest in Peachtree Corners Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1-5 p.m.
One of the greatest gifts that you can give to your family is the time that you spend together. On Saturday, November 10 from 1-5, spend a fun afternoon together at Fowler YMCA's Fall Family Fun Fest. There will be lots of fun activities and opportunities for your entire family to share and play, including a 3-legged race! Play may be the best way to prevent childhood obesity. By putting more play into your family’s day, you will soon find yourself getting the activity that will have your family feeling energized and strong. Try your luck at the Fall Fun Fest frisbee toss or perhaps hillbilly golf is your game. You don’t have to be an athlete to practice healthy living. In fact, when your family makes play a priority, you’ll probably …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Even after experiencing a debilitating stroke last year, Brian Morgan is not a man that knows the meaning of giving up. With the help of the local YMCA, he's slowly recovering. Here is his story.
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Friday, November 2, 2012
By Brian Morgan Every life has a story and this is mine. I grew up on the rough side of Detroit but was fortunate to have great parents and a YMCA nearby where I played basketball. I went to Ashland University in Ohio on a basketball scholarship, played in a National Championship, and then after college played semi-pro for Global Basketball Association, needless to say I was an athlete. But on May 17, 2011, I experienced a severe stroke in the right hemisphere of my brain, I was 41 years old. I'd just gotten home from work and was talking with my wife about our two sons. When all of a sudden my head felt like it was exploding; as if it was on fire. I tried to move but my body was very weak and starting to droop, the pain was …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Did you know the Peachtree Corners YMCA has a competitive swim team? Check here for highlights on the team's season.
Congratulations Fowler Fins! Robert Fowler Family YMCA's swim team is off to a strong 2-0 dual meet season with victories over Buckhead and Ashford-Dunwoody in Sept. and Oct.. The final scores were Fowler Fins 432 - Buckhead Barracudas 321 and Fowler Fins 491 - Ashford Dunwoody Dorsal Sharks 264. Kudos to the following swimmers for setting new Fowler Fins Team records: · Emma Harrison, Girls 13-14 50 Backstroke, 34.41 · Emma Harrison, Girls 13-14 50 Breaststroke, 38.85 · Emma Harrison, Girls 13-14 100 IM, 1:15.39 · Preston Schaefer, Boys 13-14 100 Freestyle, 1:00.61 Fowler Y's swim team is a competitive program that focuses on the development of all ages and abilities. Workouts include endurance, speed …