Friday, August 31, 2012
It's not just a place for swim lessons and summer camps, it's also a place to volunteer and get involved in the community.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kathi Jones
Friday, August 31, 2012
What is the first thing you think about when you hear or see the the YMCA sign as you drive by the Peachtree Corners location. It's more than just four letters. It's likely to make you smile and maybe want to sign and dance! Then you probably think about swim lessons, summer camp, youth sports, senior programs, or maybe basketball, Toastmasters or Father’s Day? These programs have been associated with the Y for many, many decades, several of them getting their start at a YMCA. A child is having fun in a safe environment because he is attending summer camp; an active senior, who lives alone, gets ready to join her friends on a day trip to a local attraction; a mother works out on a treadmill, while her husband and son shoot hoops in the …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Peachtree Corners local YMCA offers a myriad of activities for families.
Summer is such an exciting time at Fowler Family YMCA. So many new friendships, so much fun, and lots of memories. The Y's camps are in full swing, sports are underway, and families are having fun together in the indoor pool. This summer the YMCA also offered over 100 weekly group exercise classes, a state-of-the-art wellness center, a full-size gymnasium, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you get started and stay motivated. "This summer has been a wonderful time at the Y and we always enjoy the smiling faces of those who visit," said Mark Thornell, Fowler YMCA's Executive Director. "We appreciate our members and the opportunity to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility." …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Opportunities abound for older adults at the Peachtree Corners YMCA, from exercise to social activities.
You are never too old to try new things - whether it's learning a new skill, discovering a new hobby or making new friends. As we age, it is increasingly important to stay active and exercise regularly. At Fowler YMCA, older adults can take advantage of wellness programs designed especially for them, like yoga, water exercise, Tai Chi, walking clubs and strength training. But, the fun doesn't stop there, in addition to exercise wellness programs, the Y offers a range of lifelong learning opportunities and social activities to keep older adults healthy, happy and connected to the community. "Life is so much more rewarding and fun when we find people and things that inspire us," said Glynda Jolley, an active senior member at Fowler Y. …
Friday, June 29, 2012
It's not too late to sign up for one of the Summer Camps at the Peachtree Corners Y.
At the YMCA Summer Camp is all about developing the camper and filling your child's day with fun, character-developing experiences. Campers develop new friendships while gaining a sense of independence. With activities like swimming, sports, gymnastics, cheerleading, nature and environmental awareness, arts and crafts, math and science, (just to name a few of the Y's specialty camps) campers try things outside of their norm. Activity and play is just the beginning. Camp Leaders create an environment where campers learn the importance of healthy choices and active lifestyles while developing teamwork and leadership skills. Both camps share one thing: they’re a fun and happy place to enjoy the summer. It’s not too late to sign your child …
Friday, May 25, 2012
If you're Interested in taking your personal fitness training to the next level, check out the Peachtree Corners YMCA.
Personal training isn't just for triathletes! At Fowler YMCA, wellness coaches work with people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you are new to training or just need an extra boost, the YMCA coaches can help you with weight loss, toning, sport specific training, increase stamina, strength training, injury prevention, and help you reach your fitness goals for a healthier you. "Our wellness coaches are here to provide motivation, encouragement and guidance to help you reach your health and fitness goals," said Gina Lembo, wellness coordinator. When you meet with a wellness coach you will find someone who is interested in your well-being. Your coach will assess your fitness needs and develop an exercise program specifically …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Membership at the Peachtree Corners Y offers so many options.
At the Robert D. Fowler YMCA, a facility membership offers the ultimate in benefits. For starters, there’s the free wellness orientation where new members meet with a coach for an in-depth look at equipment and classes. After discussing interests and fitness goals, an exercise plan is devised to help you reach your goals. If you need help staying on track, turn to the free FitLinxx system. This state-of-the-art technology records the number of sets and repetitions you complete, how much weight you’re lifting, and makes sure you’re using each machine correctly. Each Y member you talk with will have their own favorite activities: running or walking on the indoor track; swimming; playing Pickle Ball; taking a digital bike ride through the …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Peachtree Corners facility offers an after-school fitness program for teens that includes exercise classes and healthy nutrition guidance.
When the bell rings at the end of the school day, teens need a safe, fun and healthy place to go when their parents are still at work or away from home. Robert D. Fowler YMCA, right here in Peachtree Corners, offers quality after school programs for kids. In the Middle School Program, in addition to helping the kids with academics, they focus on areas of healthy living. All students in the Middle School Program participate in group fitness challenges every week. “We try to keep our fitness fun and fresh by offering several fitness opportunities each day,” said Craig Lovingood, the program’s coordinator. “We offer Teen Zumba and body pump twice a month, and the kids participate in weekly fitness challenges." The counselors also talk …