Marion YMCA offering Black Friday sale, holiday passes

The Marion Family YMCA will be having a Black Friday sale for select programs on Friday, November 27, 2015. The sale will be available for one day only and will cover select programs including swim lessons, adult water fitness, youth sports, personal training, child watch and birthday parties. The sale is open to members and […]

YMCA holding Turkey Jam Dance-a-Thon

The Marion Family YMCA will hold Turkey Jam Dance-a-Thon on Monday, November 23, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. All types of dancing from hip hop, Latin, pop and Zumba will be featured and all fitness levels are welcome. Attendees can stay for one instructor or all. The event is open to members and *nonmembers […]

Marion YMCA focusing on prevention during National Diabetes Awareness Month

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Marion Family YMCA is encouraging residents of Marion County to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease. Statistics for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that one in four Americans […]

Marion YMCA hosting expert chat on arthritis

The Marion Family YMCA is pleased to announce another Health Chat Speaker Series with OhioHealth/Marion General Hospital’s Dr. Sanjay Vora, MD on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 2:30PM. Dr. Vora will discuss issues and solutions surrounding arthritis. Arthritis, an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease, is very common but is not well […]

YMCA offering stroke clinic for high school swimmers

The Marion Family YMCA will offer a Stroke Clinic for high school swimmers September 8–10, 2015 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. This clinic will offer stroke technique for every stroke.  There will be basic introduction to turns, starts and many different drills. If you have any questions, contact Debbie Sheehan, Aquatic Director at the Marion […]

Marion Family YMCA’s Triathlon and Duathlon aims for fitness and fun

On Saturday, August 15, 2015 the Marion Family YMCA is holding their 9th annual triathlon and duathlon.   Healthy living through physical activity is central to the Y’s cause and they say the triathlon/duathlon is a great way to achieve an exercise goal while having fun and building friendships. The triathlon consists of a 500 yard […]

YMCA opens registrations for fall soccer

The Marion Family YMCA will begin their fall youth soccer league on August 29, 2015.  Soccer League is for boys and girls ages 3 – 12 years old.  Leagues are separated by age.  Teams practice one evening per week and play games on Saturdays.  League runs through October 10, 2015. Members and Non-Members can register […]

PHC Marion explains billboard campaign, their mission and work

Pioneering Healthier Communities – Marion (PHC Marion) recently launched a public awareness campaign they said highlights issues of childhood obesity and how the Marion community can work together to ensure Marion’s youth grow up to be healthy adults. The focus of this campaign is acknowledging that one in three Marion County fifth graders is obese […]

Marion area students participate in YMCA Youth in Government Day

Twenty-two Marion area high school students participated in the 64th Ohio YMCA Youth in Government State Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse April 16, 17 and 18, 2015. Marion delegates joined 506 middle and high school students (grades 8 – 12) from throughout the state in this leadership and public service program. “From youth sports to […]

Diabetes expert to speak at Marion Family YMCA

The Marion Family YMCA has announced another Health Chat Speaker Series with OhioHealth/Marion General Hospital’s Dawn Sperling – Certified Nurse Practitioner – on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:30PM. Sperling will speak about diabetes. Sperling has been a Certified Nurse Practitioner since May of 2008.  She works in internal medicine at Marion Area Physicians (Former […]