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NZ Fashion Weekend slot for young designers

A collection of New Zealand’s youngest designers have an opportunity to present their work alongside industry leaders at NZ Fashion Week on 2 September.

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YMCA aims to protect seniors from falls

Fitness is key to mobility, but for those reaching their senior years extra attention should be placed on avoiding injury from falls.

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Two minute net weight challenge

How much weight can you lift in two minutes? Try our monthly member challenge.

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Auckland city receives boost as indoor stadium reopens

Recreation in Auckland’s CBD has received a boost following the reopening of YMCA’s Pitt St stadium after a $2 million roof repair and refurbishment. 

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YMCA Auckland and Waikato network receives child-safe accreditation

The YMCA Auckland and Waikato network has taken a proactive step to reaffirm its commitment to child safety by becoming New Zealand’s first accredited Safeguarding Children organisation through the internationally-renowned Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). 

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​Seniors’ flash mob sidesteps the effects of ageing

There’s no outstepping this flash mob of 45 seniors set to storm Wynyard Quarter on Saturday 25 November with spontaneous dance routines that prove age is no barrier to a bit of fun and exercise.

The 45 tail-shaking oldies are all part of an exercise group at their local YMCA. The oldest flash mob participant is 82, and the average age of the group is 70. For two months they’ve been rehearsing their routines for Shakira’s “Wherever, Whenever” and crowd favourite “YMCA” by the Village People in preparation for their flash mob this Saturday.  

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Finding time for whānau at Family Camp

Work. Finances. Chores. School routines. With the pressures of daily life it’s little wonder so many Kiwi families struggle to spend quality time together, and the numbers prove it.

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Breaking down barriers to healthy living opportunities

For eight years, Niloufer Sultana has faced a number of health challenges, including being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and suffering from a stroke and three heart attacks. By 2016 Niloufer knew it was time for a lifestyle change. Upon joining the YMCA, she felt she had finally found a place where she was welcome and comfortable enough to work on her health.

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YMCA Auckland city facilities undergo repairs

Repairs to YMCA Auckland’s central city premises in Pitt Street will begin this week following storm damage which uncovered the presence of asbestos.

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It's about team effort, 35kg lighter

Through hard work and dedication, John has put so much effort into achieving his health goals. What a difference a year makes. 35kgs lighter. Absolutely fantastic.

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Never Too Old – taking a spin with the YMCA

On a sunny Thursday in February, I took a spin around the city and out along Tamaki Drive with a group of senior Aucklanders on bikes, the first in a series of planned monthly rides.

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Supporting a friend turns into a life changing experience

For Josephine Lio, what started out as being a supportive friend by going to the gym resulted in her joining the YMCA Jumpstart programme, because she wanted to make a positive change in her life. Before starting the programme Josephine said she often made poor food choices, and didn’t stick to ideal portion sizes.

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