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With so much going on at YMCA there is lot's to talk about. Whether its our youth, staff or the people who use us we're sure you'll be impressed.

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Top 5 yoga tips for beginners

Yoga. It's the perfect workout for mind, body and soul, but it's not always easy to know where to start. To celebrate International Yoga Day, we asked Gemma Mullins, YMCA's MindBody Teacher of the Year, to give us her top 5 tips to help beginners get into yoga.

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Support a local hero

Every community deserves a hero. Here at YMCA we have Jill Gibson, who’s on a mission to get more kids active. Vote for Jill in the Westfield St Lukes Local Hero competition and you can help her and our Mt Albert YMCA team achieve that dream.

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Youth-run music events for Auckland teens

Auckland high school bands, musicians and singers will be showcasing their talent in June at live music events across the city organised by youth and open to teenagers

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Challenge of the Month: 50 bodyweight squats for time

How fast can you complete 50 bodyweight squats? Speed, speed, speed! That’s what this month’s YMCA fitness challenge is all about! 

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Wellington woman fights to give her health a Jumpstart

Erin McMenamin (72) of Lower Hutt, Wellington has a health history that shows she’s a fighter, from operations on her knees and hands to battling cancer, undergoing spinal and living with diabetes.

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Raise Up Youth Week events across Auckland

Young people from YMCA’s youth development programme – Raise Up – are showing the power of teenagers during national Youth Week, 19-27 May, with a series of events for youth and by youth across Auckland. 

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A new era for YMCA

In mid-May YMCA bid a fond farewell to chief executive Peter Fergusson. After seven years at the helm of YMCA Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, Peter made the tough decision to accept an opportunity as CEO with the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation

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Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA. 

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Challenge of the month: two minute push ups

Push ups. You either love ‘em or hate them, but either way our May challenge of the month is really going to test your muscular and mental endurance.

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Stroke of luck gives Hamilton man a health Jumpstart

Hamilton man Steve Harvey, 52, knew he faced serious health problems after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and it would start affecting his life badly if he didn’t take action quickly.

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Good in the Hood for Auckland's youth

Fill up at a selected Z petrol stations this month and you'll be doing more than making your car go - you'll also be supporting YMCA youth and early childhood programmes across Auckland.

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Slam dunk for YMCA Massey after securing $35k in funding

Massey Leisure Centre managed by YMCA has received $35,005 to upgrade basketball equipment after a public voting competition run by The Trusts in West Auckland.

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