Aetna Awards YMCA $50,000 toward Community Gardens

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Now Home to Gardens at Seven Branches Winston-Salem, NC – The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced today that the Aetna Foundation has awarded $50,000 in funds to the community gardens at the Fulton and Kernersville Family YMCAs. The grant will fund the construction of the community gardens to increase

YMCA of NWNC President and CEO Curt Hazelbaker Accepts New Role as CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Winston-Salem, NC (November 7, 2016) – The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Curt Hazelbaker has accepted the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. He will begin the new position in January 2017. Hazelbaker has served in his current role since

YMCA Expands Membership Benefit throughout North Carolina and Virginia

Y Members Can Now Visit Locations in Both States as Part of “My Y is Every Y” September 2016 – Beginning September 1, YMCA members can now access any Y facility across North Carolina and Virginia. The partnership is the latest expansion of the Y’s reciprocal membership program. “Now when you join the Y, you

YMCA Receives Gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

Winston-Salem, NC, July 1, 2016 – The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Y will use the grant to provide healthier snack options to participants at the YMCA’s program at LaDeara Crest apartments. The grant will allow the

Allegacy Partners With YMCA Of Northwest North Carolina

Winston-Salem, N.C., June 9, 2016 – Allegacy Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in North Carolina, announced a new collaboration with the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina to improve the overall health and well-being of their respective members. Allegacy is now offering the AllHealth Wellness Account program which offers financial rewards for

5 things to Love about HIIT Workouts

HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, which includes any exercise that alternates between intense bursts and lower intensity periods (or even complete rest). According to a recent New York Times article, recent studies “strongly suggest that a more demanding but more efficient and often more enjoyable form of exercise known as high-intensity interval training, or

Try Something New at the Y: My Y is Every Y

Now that My Y is Every Y is in full effect, we’ve see tons of members trying new things at different Ys around our community. The program allows you to visit any Y when you’re traveling throughout the state of North Carolina or just feel like trying out a different part of town. We encourage

Kick Start Your Weight Loss by Kicking the Sugary Beverages

By Jordan Lloyd, Association Wellness Director Whether you are embarking on a new health and wellness journey or just trying to shed the last few pounds to get ready for the summer and feel your best, we have a tip for you! Are you ready for it? Kick the sugary drinks to the curb. That

Take Control of Your Health: Know Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

No one wants to hear those words from their doctor after a routine blood test, “You have prediabetes.” But knowing you have prediabetes can be the most important step you take toward preventing type 2 diabetes. When your blood sugar is higher than normal you could be at risk for type 2 diabetes and other

During National Diabetes Awareness Month the YMCA Encourages Focus on Prevention

As the prediabetes rate continues to rise, few local residents know they are at risk Winston-Salem, NC (November 2015) – During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is encouraging residents to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of