Marion YMCA hosting lifeguard training

Do you want a job where you get to help people? The Marion Family YMCA is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class. This class will teach you the necessary skills to gain employment as a lifeguard. To become certified, you must attend all course sessions, participate fully, and pass all physical tests and […]

Marion YMCA’s capital campaign reaches $1.4 million, community phase launched

At an April 11, 2016 Kick Off for the Community Phase of its $2 million capital campaign, the Marion Family YMCA announced they surpassed 70% of goal prior to the day’s Kick Off event. With pledges turned in at the Kick Off, the YMCA has raised $1,439,000 towards its goal of $2 million. The Community […]

Local swimmers set to compete at YMCA National Championships, public send off planned

Four members of the Marion Family YMCA’s Dolphin Swim Team will compete in the YMCA National Championship in Greensboro, NC April 4-8, 2016: Linsie Zhang, Ali McFarland, Madison Linstedt, and Gigi Gooding.  These four athletes have the opportunity to swim with the country’s best YMCA swimmers at Nationals. The Dolphins Swim Team is coached by […]

Marion YMCA moves into “major gift phase” of capital campaign

The Marion YMCA recently launched the Major Gift phase of their $2 million capital campaign to increase its impact in youth development and healthy living. The Major Gift phase is the third phase of the capital campaign. It follows the Leadership Gifts that received pledges from the board, staff and campaign leadership.  The second phase, […]

Marion Family YMCA offers options for those with arthritis

Arthritis affects more than 50 million adults of all ages and is the leading cause of disability in the United States.  Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion.  Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. […]

Marion YMCA holding Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day at the Marion Family YMCA will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The public is invited to join them for some family fun with a movie, popcorn, a craft for the kids, and a day to enjoy their facilities. During this Family Fun Day our facilities will […]

OhioHealth Marion, YMCA, MACC team up to offer Stroke Support Group

OhioHealth Marion is partnering with the Marion Family YMCA and the Marion Area Counseling Center to bring you a program for stroke survivors and their caregivers. The Stroke Support Group is available to all ages and abilities. There will be support and an activity with the Marion Family YMCA staff (Yoga, Tai Chi, etc). Participants […]

Being “heart-healthy” is focus of next wellness program

The Marion Area Safety Council is partnering with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and OhioHealth Marion to present a four‐part Health & Wellness series open to all members of the community. Each series will have local experts share information and resources on a key Health & Wellness related issue affecting our community. Session two […]

YMCA announces new classes for New Year

The Marion Family YMCA said they are very excited to bring a few new adult classes starting in January. They will be offering four different TRX classes. TRX is a full-body strength workout that utilizes a person’s own body weight instead of relying on machines or dumbbells. It’s good for endurance athletes, power lifters, and […]

Marion YMCA launches $2 million campaign to lower debt, make improvements

The Marion Family YMCA announced plans to conduct a $2 million capital campaign to increase its impact in youth development and healthy living. The campaign will raise funds to reduce the current building debt and to help with needed improvements to the Y. Organizers said that both debt reduction and facility improvements will allow the […]