Thursday, May 2, 2013
Exercising in a group can be fun, challenging and personally motivating.
We all know the benefits of exercise—both body and mind. But did you know group exercise often leads to better results? Experts from AOL Health and www.everydayhealth.com agree that group exercise provides support, structure and accountability. Exercising in a group can be fun, challenging and personally motivating. Patient information in the Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants recommends that people exercise with either a group or a partner because they “are more likely to stay on track.” As outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine, benefits of group fitness include a “social environment, safe and productive design, consistent schedule, accountability for participation and beginner-friendly experience.” These …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today at the West Roxbury YMCA is a Wellness Warrior Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat team info session.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Men and women ages 30 to 65, who have never been diagnosed with cancer, are needed for a cancer research study.
The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for a grassroots cancer research project taking place at the West Roxbury YMCA on May 2. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65, who have never been personally diagnosed with cancer are needed to join the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3. To pre-register or to learn more, visit cancer.org/cps3ne or call 1-888-604-5888. Walk-ins are welcome at West Roxbury's YMCA on Bellevue Street. The event on May 2 is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Enrolling in the study takes less than 30 minutes. Individuals will read and sign an informed consent form, complete a brief survey, have their waist circumference measured, and give a small blood sample. From home, participants complete a …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Students are participating in an eight-week internship program and will hear from a panel of business owners.
The West Roxbury YMCA is looking for business adults to participate in a Teen Internship Round Table. The round table is scheduled for Wed., March 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or so. The only requirement from the panelists is to prepare a brief history on themselves, their business and how they got where they are. The end portion of the program will be for questions from the teens. "The eight-week internship program offered at the West Roxbury YMCA is important because teens are being sent to the work force younger these days and with no tools in their arsenal," said Rebecca Peluso, West Roxbury Teen Director at the West Roxbury YMCA. "With the trainings and round tables offered through the internship the community teens are able to learn …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The West Roxbury YMCA is one of the area’s leading non-profit organizationis. In 2012, the branch provided over $800,000 in financial assistance to those who came to the Y for help.
Monday, February 11
To the Editor: The West Roxbury YMCA thanks the Parkway Running Club for their generous donation to the West Roxbury YMCA’s Annual Fund. The funds were raised, by through the annual Walter’s Run, a 5K road race held in honor of Walter Burgess. The funds were presented to chair person of the YMCA Board, Jim Hennigan and vice-chairperson Mary Mulvey-Jacobson by Louis Falcone, Cindy Gillian and Erin Dunne of the Parkway Running club. The YMCA partners with the Parkway Running Club each year to accommodate Walter’s Run participants before and after the race. All of the funds donated will go into the Y’s annual fund, which is used to provide financial assistance and supports programs such as Live Strong and our autism programs. The Y’s Annual…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The following article is based on a Boston Police Department report.
A West Roxbury man told Boston Police he believes three of his credit cards were lifted from his wallet while at the West Roxbury YMCA. The victim said somewhere between 6:15 and 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 that his American Express, Chase and First Republic credit cards were stolen from his wallet, according to a Boston Police report. He said all three cards were used at the Target store in Watertown for a total of $1500. The victim had notified the Watertown Police Department, who advised him to file a report with the Boston Police, and Watertown will also investigate.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Lance Armstrong admitted to doping throughout of his Tour de France wins, but that doesn't mean he still isn't a cancer survivor.
Lance Armstrong finally admitted that he used illegal drugs to help him win a record number of Tour de Frances. And while he is a cheater, he has founded the Livestrong organization that has helped many cancer survivors at the West Roxbury YMCA. “Lance Armstrong first and foremost, as far as this foundation goes, is a cancer survivor,” said Janice O’Connor, the West Roxbury YMCA's Health and Wellness Director to WBZ-TV. “The foundation is still going strong. It’s still helping people. Livestrong at the YMCA, here at the West Roxbury YMCA, we will continue to run this program. We stand by it. It’s a wonderful, wonderful program.” Read more here at CBS-WBZ.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Summer will be here soon, so encourage kids to learn how to swim this winter.
Thursday, January 3
The following was submitted by the West Roxbury YMCA. As swim season approaches, the West Roxbury YMCA reminds kids and adults about the importance of practicing safety when in and around the water. The Y offers a variety of swim programs in West Roxbury, where swimmers can have fun while developing confidence, engaging in physical activity and learning safety skills that can save lives. “The West Roxbury Y is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone to learn basic swimming lessons and water safety practices,” said Kelly Salisbury, Aquatics Director, West Roxbury YMCA. “We encourage kids and adults to have fun when in and around the water, but to always make safety their first priority.” The summer will be…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Start 2013 off with a Parkway Running Club 3- or 5-mile route.
If one of your goals for 2013 is to exercise more, the Parkway Running Club's Jon Connor Resolution Run on January 1 is the perfect event for you. Parkway Running Club's motto is "Nobody runs alone!" and it's a great way to get running in 2013 - with friends and new friends. The event is free for everyone and the run starts at 9:30 a.m. The run starts at the West Roxbury YMCA and runners have a choice of either a 3-or 5-mile route at a friendly pace. Breakfast snacks and coffee will be served afterwards back at the YMCA. "If you choose to join or renew a membership with the Parkway Running Club, it’ll be the best 'first check' of a New Year you’ve ever written. Seriously," said Rachel Forsyth-Tuerck of the Parkway Running Club. While …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Grant to help fund CDC’s Moving For Better Balance Falls Prevention Program.
The West Roxbury YMCA is one of three Massachusetts Ys to receive CDC funding to add “Moving For Better Balance, Falls Prevention Program” to their existing Active Older Adults offerings. While current programming focuses on helping older adults better their flexibility and strength, this balance program will greatly enhance the overall offerings that the Y brings to the community. More than 25% of the residents of West Roxbury are older than 60, according to City of Boston statistics. Active Older Adults programming at the West Roxbury Y provides the elder community with strength and flexibility classes, as well as welcome social opportunities. The Moving For Better Balance Program is based on the practice of Tai Chi. In a study …