Category Archives: Things to do

Free “gym” memberships?!

Many people strive for an active and healthy lifestyle, but the cost of a gym membership may be a barrier.  Did you know that some health insurance companies and workplace wellness programs reimburse partial or full exercise facility membership fees? … Continue reading

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A cure for summer boredom

As the novelty of summer vacation wears off and the mid-summer slump sets in, kids are looking for fun things to do to save them from the ever feared boredom. Many parents want to provide their children with fun, summer … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for the Y-TriDu5K

If you’ve ever participated in a race you know, races are made possible only by volunteers. They dole out smiles and encouragement while directing runners and riders along the course. When I’m racing I make a point to thank whoever … Continue reading

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I am not a goldfish.

Stroke, stroke, stroke, breathe. Stroke, stroke, stroke, breathe. Flip-turn, repeat. Oh the monotony of lap swimming. I love to swim, but time can drag in a pool for me the same way it does on a treadmill. I try to … Continue reading

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Bike in York month

May is National Bike Month, providing 31 days to become aware of the benefits of bicycling.  The League of American Bicyclists, founded in 1880, is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.  By creating safer roads … Continue reading

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Only a month away from Tie Dye 5K

Once again, the spirit of people amazes. One such person, Spring Garden Township resident Missy Mulcahy, was recently named volunteer of the year by the American Heart Association. While I am proud to call Missy my friend, I am also … Continue reading

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Change of Scenery

I run the same routes a lot. It’s just how it goes. You leave your house and there’s only so many options. Turn left or turn right, and go. Running from my house saves precious time, but after a long … Continue reading

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day® on April 25 Aims to Help Kids Stay Active and Keep Learning

On Saturday, April 25, the YMCAs of York and York County and Hanover are holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health … Continue reading

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Y Run?

Why do you run? Are you a competitive runner, racing to improve your time? Do you run to stay fit and healthy? Are you a social runner, completing fun runs with friends? Are you a new runner seeking to accomplish … Continue reading

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Challenge Issued: The Y-TriDu5K

This month we’re focusing our videos on freestyle swimming, and we’ve got the perfect race for you to test your skills. The Y-TriDu5k, hosted by the York YWCA, has an event for just about everyone. (Unless you’re a dude, then … Continue reading

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