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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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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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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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Holiday programmes a hit with working families

Summer. It’s the season of fun in the sun and holidays at the beach. But for working families, summer can also be a long slog spent juggling work and looking after the kids. Community recently caught up with Celeste and Emma, two mothers who work full-time, to discuss the challenges, and how YMCA holiday programmes and camps are helping them survive the summer

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YMCA receives three honours at NZ Exercise Industry Awards

For the third year running YMCA has won the Community Excellence Award at the annual NZ Exercise Industry Awards. 

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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 finalist in multiple national exercise industry awards

Four YMCA trainers and facilities have been named finalists in the upcoming New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards.

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Meet Ravi, our Member of the Month!

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Never2Old giving a new lease on life!

Never2Old is a victory for our terrific Terry. He has a totally new lease on life and he credits N2O for this!

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YMCA Lynfield's very own Super Star!

If you're part of the YMCA Lynfield Family, you will have received a friendly "Hello" from Paul during one of your visits to our Centre.  

Paul is YMCA Lynfield's Centre Assistant and has been at the Centre for 16 years. He has earned himself a renowned reputation - there is no job he cannot do!  Paul's hard work, friendly nature and can-do attitude was widely recognized and rewarded by the YMCA Auckland, as he won the Annual "Star of the Year" award, going up against 700 staff members from 23 different Centres.

Star Awards are how the YMCA recognizes staff that goes above and beyond their call of duty and displays our core values in all they do. Our values are honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Paul was greatly honored with the award during YMCA's AGM in October.

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YMCA Auckland gets young people physically active during the holidays

We’ve all seen the literature around minimising children’s ‘screen time’, but many young Kiwis are still far exceeding the recommended ‘no more than two hours a day’ limit! The school holidays are especially challenging, with long days that drag on and on and televisions, computers and game consoles at the ready. 

Find out how YMCA teamed up with the Ministry of Social Development to deliver Breakaway, a fully funded programme that both encourages and provides physical activity.

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