Marco YMCA in the News 2018-02-07T16:33:57+00:00


Marco YMCA: New welcome and wellness center officially opens

February 7, 2018 Monday the Greater Marco Family YMCA officially swung open the doors of its $750,000 Wellness and Welcome Center expansion. Gone is the dated reception area (along with some pokey offices), and in its place are a spacious lobby, a soon-to-be stocked fitness and wellness room . . .  Read More

Marco Island Noontime Rotary announces first two Spirit award winners

February 6, 2018 The Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island recently announced that Carl Titgemeier and Philip Penzo, were selected as the first two recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Marco Island Award. Carl Titgemeier was taken by complete surprise at the recent YMCA Gala . . .  Read More

Former Olympian shares life lessons

January 25, 2018

He beat the odds to become an Olympian and professional wrestler. Then, indulgent life choices beat up on Chip Minton and he ended up a broken man in an $18 a night hotel room. “I was a lost person, and it was then that I made a prayer and asked Jesus to come into my life,” Minton told a group of children and adults who recently came to hear him talk at the Greater Marco Family YMCA’s Youth Development Center.  Read More

Counterpunch to Parkinson’s: Program aims at improving quality of life

January 25, 2018 Walk into the Marco Y gymnasium on any given Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning, and you’ll see many faces of Parkinson’s disease. But here’s the thing: They’re determined faces as Y specialists Hannah Heidenreich and Lee Pinkham put the 30-or so people through an hour-long set of exercises designed to improve their physical well-being and quality of life. Read More

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