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2009-09-16 12:42:00

National Week-Long Campaign Aims to Inspire Americans to Achieve Lasting Healthy Lifestyle Changes CHICAGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA encourages Americans of all ages to participate in activities that promote healthy living during America On the Move Week with the YMCA, Sept. 20 through Sept. 27. More than 1,400 YMCAs will join with the America On the Move Foundation in a collaborative effort to improve the health of communities across the country. The YMCA,...

2009-08-05 17:14:00

Communities in three states will serve as initial sites for initiative to promote healthier options in communities CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixteen communities in Connecticut, Kentucky and Tennessee have been selected to build statewide networks to help reduce childhood obesity rates, the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) announced today. These communities will be part of Y-USA's Activate America(R): Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) initiative. Y-USA, the national resource...

2009-06-15 11:30:00

Donate Online to Support YMCA Kids to Camp Campaign DETROIT, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the state of the economy and the number of Michigan military personnel on active duty, the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Board of Directors announces a free week of overnight camp at Camp Nissokone in Oscoda,, Michigan, for 150 children of unemployed parents and deployed military personnel. This is a $500 value, per child, being offered at no cost to qualified families on a first come,...

2009-04-22 17:44:00

Will remain as CEO until successor identified; Accomplishments during 8-year tenure include reducing expenses, balancing budget, opening new facilities, expanding programming for those in need CHICAGO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO Stephen S. Cole today announced his plans to retire during a meeting of the Board of Managers. Cole will remain in his current position until a successor is named. "Steve Cole has been a tremendous asset to the YMCA...

2009-04-14 16:23:00

CHICAGO, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago continues its efforts to help area residents cope with economic uncertainty and the increased stress levels that they are experiencing. According to the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey, 76 percent of Chicago residents cite money as a significant source of stress; 69 percent cite the economy; and 66 percent cite work. From April 18-May 3, the YMCA will waive its typical joiner fee to...

2009-04-09 06:11:00

YMCA Healthy Kids(R) Day Celebrated on April 18 CHICAGO, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when American families face mounting challenges posed by a tumultuous economy, YMCAs continue to provide options for parents and kids to live happier and healthier lives. On YMCA Healthy Kids Day, YMCAs from across the country will open their doors to nearly 800,000 children, parents and community members for an event that celebrates healthy living, encourages families to embrace a more...

2009-02-04 08:26:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago recently unveiled a health and wellness initiative aimed at helping Chicagoland adults and families cope with the increased stress levels that they are experiencing. According to the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey, 76 percent of Chicago residents cite money as a significant source of stress; 69 percent cite the economy; and 66 percent cite work. "We have to give people a way to work out some of...

2009-01-26 10:51:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and Dominick's recently announced a partnership to encourage Chicagoland residents to lead healthier lifestyles. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 37 percent of adults report they are not physically active. Poor diet and inactivity can lead to overweight or obesity. People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke,...

2008-12-17 13:13:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Life is proud to announce they have teamed up with Cheryl Burke of "Dancing with the Stars" fame to create a brand new fitness program set to dance hits of the '70s, Cheryl Burke presents DISCO ABS. Cheryl Burke has been dancing since the age of 4 and over the past 20 years has won numerous dance titles around the world. For the past six television seasons, the two-time champion of "Dancing with the Stars" has charmed audiences on America's #1...

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2008-12-17 16:15:53

Time Life says it has teamed up with U.S. professional dancer Cheryl Burke to create a new fitness program set to dance hits of the 1970s. Burke is best known for teaching celebrities to dance on the television competition series Dancing with the Stars. Set to hit songs by the original artists, including YMCA by The Village People, Disco Inferno by The Tramps, Boogie Wonderland by Earth Wind and Fire, That's The Way I Like It by KC and The Sunshine Band and more, Burke's 3-DVD fitness program...


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