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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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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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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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Leadership camp gives young people a confidence boost

Sixty-five teenagers from YMCA’s youth development programme – Raise Up – converged on Camp Adair in Auckland’s Hunua Ranges in mid-April for three days of leadership and confidence building activities.

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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 opens doors to Aucklanders affected by storm

Five YMCA facilities across Auckland are offering access to hot showers for those affected by the storm that swept across the city on Tuesday night.

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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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