Friday, May 17, 2013
Take a break from your day and enjoy lunch, fellowship and learning about healthy lifestyle topics in Peachtree Corners.
This week Fowler YMCA launched its series of “Lunch and Learns” for spring 2013, and kicked it off with a gardening session led by garden expert, Mickey Gazaway from Pike's Nursery. Attendees at the luncheon were provided with a salad and dessert, plus Mickey Gazaway's tips on everything from potted plants to the methods of caring for annual and perennial plants and vegetable gardens. Mickey shared words of wisdom from her father: “Usually in Georgia the last frost is no later than April 10, so you pay your taxes and then plant your tomatoes!” Gardening doesn't have to be a huge commitment, with the right tools, a little time and easy-to-follow instructions you'll be on your way to developing your green thumb. Before you start planting, …
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, May 3, 2013
Did you know that every year 10 million American kids attend summer camps? It's not too late to sign your child up for some summer fun at Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners.
Summer camp has been a U.S. tradition for almost 130 years. Back then, before air conditioning, hot city summers were miserable, so escaping to the country for a few weeks became a popular trend. Today, kids have different reasons for making camp a part of their lives. At camp kids take a break from TV, cell phones and Internet and reconnect with nature; they learn to be safe around water and develop lifelong swimming skills; improve athletic, artistic and intellectual skills; make new friends and develop social skills; and campers spend their day being active and having lots of summer fun! This month, Fowler YMCA will be holding Open House at each of its three summer camp locations. Parents can meet the staff, tour the camp and discovery …
Friday, April 26, 2013
After suffering a stroke, doctors told Peachtree Corners resident Brian Morgan he would never walk again. He has proved them wrong.
Many of you know Fowler YMCA member Brian Morgan, and know that he has been an athlete all of his life, he even played semi-pro basketball. But in May, 2011, he experienced a severe stroke. Brian takes aqua therapy at the Y, and he's steadily improving. The most exciting news is that Brian is practicing walking unassisted in the water at Fowler YMCA, according to his water trainer Jan Nance. "Brian is an extremely motivated, hard-working client with the dedication of the athlete he has always been," she said. "Despite being told by a doctor after his profound stroke that he would never walk again, Brian is using his training and the healing properties of the water to walk lengths of the pool." Brian's improvement in the water is also being…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Get a jump on summer at the Peachtree Corners Y Saturday, April 27 for free event for kids and their families.
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Friday, April 19
By Kushuna Exford It’s that time of year again….when the weather gets warmer, the days are longer, the teachers and students are both racing for the nearest door that leads to summer. Most parents are always looking for inspiration to help keep their kids and families active and engaged during the summer months. Join Robert D. Fowler YMCA for its Annual Healthy Kids Day event, Saturday April 27, 9-12 p.m. This is a free event that is open to the entire community. Research shows that children gain weight two to three times faster during summer vacation than during the school year. This is why the resources and activities provided at the Healthy Kids Day event are critical to the families in the community. For 22 years, Healthy Kids Day has …
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, March 8, 2013
As part of a research study, the Peachtree Corners Y is teaming up with the American Cancer Society in recruiting men and women who have never been diagnosed with cancer for the study.
Cancer is a word heard too often today. That is why Fowler YMCA is fighting back against this disease with the American Cancer Society – by encouraging individuals between the ages of 30 and 65, who have never been diagnosed with cancer, to take part in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 ( CPS-3). To better understand ways to prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women across the US for this research study that will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and will save lives. As an enrollment location, the Peachtree Corners YMCA had over 100 staff, members and neighbors enroll in the study this week to help create a world with less cancer and …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Fowler Fins, which swims out of the Peachtree Corners YMCA, captured a big win on Feb. 16 edging out two strong teams for the championship.
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Friday, February 22
On the heels of an undefeated 9-0 dual meet season, the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA swam its way to an impressive win over seven other local YMCA teams attending the Metro Atlanta YMCA Swimming Championships on February 16, 2013, at the Cumming Aquatic Center. Over 600 swimmers from age five to 18 competed in 84 different events at the meet. The Fowler Fins scored 1670.0 points to edge out second-place Tull-Gwinnett YMCA with 1517.0 points, and third-place Carl Sanders/Buckhead YMCA with 956.0 points. At the end of event 20, the Medley Relays, Tull-Gwinnett and Fowler were tied at 184.0 with both teams winning the exact same age groups as they did in the Free Relays. Fowler pulled ahead 535.5 to 446.0 after event 32, the short Free …
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, January 25, 2013
Enjoy upcoming family night at the Fowler YMCA when the gym is transformed into a roller rink for skate night.
Families are important at Robert Fowler Family YMCA. So in addition to the broad array of programs, sports and fitness classes offered, Fowler Y offers an ever-growing selection of family-oriented programs. Last Saturday was Family Game Night at the Y. Families enjoyed an afternoon playing Jinga, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Candy Land, Cards, Twister, and many other family favorite games. And this was all in addition to the gym and swim times that welcome entire families to play together and workout together. On February 16, Fowler Y is planning to transform the Y gymnasium into a roller rink of fun for Family Skate Night. To see all that Fowler Y has to offer your family, stop by the Y for a free one week guest pass.