Safety Around Water

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA’s Safety Around Water Program Helps Keep Volusia County Kids Safe Free water safety lessons offered during National Water Safety Month May 20 – May 24. DeLand, FL -, 5/1/2019 – During National Water Safety Month the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA offers Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and…

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Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

Free Blood Pressure checks at your local YMCA during American Heart Month, it’s the perfect time for a check-up. February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA urges everyone in Volusia and Flagler Counties to get a blood pressure screening. Revised…

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Know Your Risk: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

DeLand, FL – During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA is encouraging residents of Volusia 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 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show…

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DeLand Family YMCA to honor Ben and Janelle Flowers with the 2018 Jerry Frierson Award

DeLand Family YMCA Silent Auction to take place on Thursday, November 15th. DeLand, FL– The DeLand YMCA, part of the Volusia Flagler YMCA Family of Y’s, has announced that long-time DeLand residents and YMCA members Ben and Janelle Flowers have been selected to receive the prestigious Jerry Frierson Award at its Annual Silent Auction Celebration…

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HOW TO GIVE STRESS AND ANXIETY A PHYSICAL BEATING By Margo White The link between physical activity and psychological health is clear but also misunderstood. We ask health psychology researcher Amanda Rebar about how exercise really affects stress and anxiety. MARGO WHITE: What exactly is stress and anxiety?  AMANDA REBAR: It depends on who you…

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Why you need to give indoor cycling a go. WHY YOU SHOULD STEP INSIDE THE CYCLE STUDIO Brittany Jordt When it comes to pedaling it’s all about you and the bike. The beautiful thing about indoor cycling is you can start where you are, do what you can and let the energy of the group…

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Moderate-impact classes with high-impact results

Across the country, a growing number of Y associations offer Enhance®Fitness, an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life. Here are some of the changes our participants have noticed: More energy Better balance Increases in upper body…

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Daytona Lagoon, Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and Urban Surf 4 Kids Unite to Bring Swim Safety Awareness to Local Community

Local Organizations take part in global World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ Event Daytona Beach, June 21, 2018 – Today, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world united for the ninth annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) to raise awareness for swim safety. In Daytona Beach, Daytona Lagoon, Urban Surf and…

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The Y’s History of Building a Better Us

On June 6 the YMCA marks more than 170 years as more than a place, it is a nonprofit organization that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Here are five past notable events and achievements that demonstrate the Y’s commitment to the communities it serves:   American…

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American Heart Month Tips: Sodium Reduction

 February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the Volusia Flager Family YMCA offers the following tips from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help families in our community reduce the amount of sodium in their diet.   Think fresh: Most of the sodium…

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