‘Anyone Can Do It’

December 20, 2019

Pernella Koonce-Chapman is an inspiration to our members and staff at the Stokes Family YMCA. She has been a member for almost 20 years, but she really became faithful to her wellness journey in the last 10 years. She chose the YMCA over other gyms because of the diverse programs we offer. Plus, she has

Maintain Don’t Gain this Holiday Season

November 11, 2017

The holidays are almost here, which means parties, potlucks, and lots of tempting treats. Studies show that the average American can gain seven pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That doesn’t have to happen! You can avoid holiday weight gain with these tips: Use moderation with your favorite foods. You don’t have to skip

Don’t Let a Fear of Falls Hold You Back

September 7, 2017

Each year on the first day of fall, national organizations from the Falls Free Coalition and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) join together for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a day of action to help raise awareness and prevention of falls. On Friday, September 22, the Y is asking older adults, caregivers, family members

“Decide you want it and you will be happier in the end!”

August 10, 2017

Stokes Family YMCA Member Sharon Taylor fell in love with the Y and wants to be an inspiration to others. Sharon said, “It is a mindset. Decide you want it!” She has been a member since May 2017 and can’t believe she has already lost 18 pounds and several inches. Here is her story: “I

“The Y Can Make a Difference in Your Health”

July 6, 2017

“The Y CAN make a difference in your health. If you develop a schedule and stick to it you will see a difference. When my husband retired, he and I decided to start going to the YMCA. We workout on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We walk a mile and then go to the fitness room

Two Inspiring Young Donors Make a Gift to the Y With a Lemonade Stand

January 23, 2017

In December, we received a gift from our youngest donors yet. Two four year-old members held a lemonade stand to raise money so that other kids could participate in sports programs. They were having so much fun in youth basketball and wanted to make sure that sports were available to all youth in their neighborhood.

Make a Splash at YMCA Outdoor Water Parks

June 20, 2016

You have access to several Outdoor Water Parks as part of your YMCA membership! Check out all the Y has to offer: Kernersville Family YMCA The Kernersville Family YMCA has two fun Outdoor Water Park areas. Playful features in the Splash Park area for younger children include tumble buckets that dump water and ground arch

Juntos receives a grant from Bank of America Merrill Lynch

June 7, 2016

Thanks to our friends at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the grant to support the Juntos program, which will fund college tours and field trips during the upcoming academic year. Pictured Left to Right: Roderick Howard, YMCA Childcare Services Executive Director Greg Cox, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Senior VP Power & Utilities Rob

Staying on Track: There’s an App for That

January 22, 2016

By Kasey Elliott, Senior Program Director – Wellness and Aquatics, Kernersville Family YMCA The New Year is here and it’s likely you made a resolution to be healthier. Maybe you resolved to squeeze in extra workouts, stick to clean eating, or perhaps start a workout and nutrition plan for the first time (or the second,

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

January 22, 2016

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