THE GREATER MARCO FAMILY YMCA IN THE NEWS
In their element: Local karate students celebrate medal haul at national champs
July 11, 2017 Inside “Sensei” Nick Lemke’s karate studio there’s an air of menace. But it’s a quiet, non-threatening menace as a group of his students perform a team exercise with six-foot wooden staffs, thrusting them backwards and forward in simulated combat. Read More
Free lunches with a cool catch: Marco Y, Family Church food pantry introduces senior outreach program.
July 5, 2017 Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch, even though in this case there’s a catch with a significant difference. That catch is camaraderie, a sumptuous meal and a feeling of belonging, provided you’re a senior aged 60 “or better,” according to the Greater Marco Family YMCA and the Family Church’s Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. Read More
Spirited Marco Y start to summer: ‘Big Bang’ Fridays and specialty camps add to attractions
June 23, 2017 As the recent epic downpours eased off and rays of sunshine peeked through, a host of other little rays of sunshine were whooping it up over at the Marco Y’s Youth Development Center. The occasion was “Big Bang” day, a Friday summer camp tradition that lets youngsters blow off steam after a week of creative and educational programs at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Read More
Work(out) & play: Marco Y brings in truckload of new fitness machines
May 28, 2017 In the early days of cardio equipment, repetition and fixed resistance was pretty much the standard for workouts.
Today, these machines bristle with technical innovations that can emulate hill climbs, downslopes, various posture choices … and even transport users via screens to American and overseas “roads” in very realistic virtual reality fashion. Read More