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Meet Jade - The YMCA Intern Quiz

Posted on 8/4/14 1:44 PM by Tracey Mitchell
Every year we welcome interns from all over the U.S, who bring ideas and energy that is an asset to our mission. This year we gave them the chance to tell us what the Y means to them, by taking our YMCA Intern Quiz. First up is Jade, 20-year-old student at Michigan State University with big plans to work in the Human Resources industry, thanks to her internship experience!
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MINTY WATERMELON POPSICLES ANYONE???

Posted on 8/22/13 3:35 PM by Tracey Mitchell
In exactly one month, Fall will officially begin. So why not enjoy this season's favorite fruit - with a twist before the leaves begin to turn? Our guest blogger, Jessica has the perfect idea: Minty Watermelon Popsicles that are delicious and fun for the whole family! Enjoy:
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TAKE A PICTURE TODAY, CELEBRATE FOREVER

Posted on 8/19/13 3:34 PM by Tracey Mitchell
Today is the perfect day to step behind the camera and take a photo. To capture something great - participate in today's National World Photography Day and make a celebration out of it!   If you can, grab a camera and just snap away. Whether it's a fancy camera, a small compact one, or your camera phone - tap into your creative side, by taking a photo of something spectacular to celebrate WPD. This is a fun one right? Not convinced yet? Well enjoy these ideas and get motivated to start your own photography excursion today!
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KIDS TRI RECAP: 286 KIDS WON AND SHINED YESTERDAY

Posted on 8/12/13 3:34 PM by Tracey Mitchell
On August 11, 286 eager kids participated in the Reston Kids Triathlon and took on a day of active fun! Families gathered at Langston Hughes Middle School to take part in biking, running and swimming at the 3rd Annual event of the YMCA Fairfax County Reston and the Reston Association.
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When your Kids Won't Eat Anything New - Expert Advice

Posted on 8/8/13 3:33 PM by Tracey Mitchell
August is National Family Meals Month - the perfect time to offer up some sound advice from our Guest Blogger, Jessica Reinhart. Jessica is a health and nutrition expert, specializing in wellness counseling and services (she also has tasty recipes to share - stay tuned). Read more about her here. Enjoy these tips for the kiddies in her article below:
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HEALTHY LIVING MADE FUN: KIM'S STORY

Posted on 8/6/13 3:30 PM by Tracey Mitchell
  252 lbs, hypertensive and diabetic!... When I began working at the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase, my goal was to change all this by becoming a gym rat, or some kind of great swimmer. But I couldn’t get myself motivated to do it. I was upset that I worked full time at the Y, had a free membership and was not using it.
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Beyoncé Performs Tonight in DC - Y Campers get Surprise Visit from Dancers

Posted on 8/5/13 3:26 PM by Tracey Mitchell
"I was born ready!"
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: EMBRACE THE POSSIBILITIES

Posted on 8/5/13 3:25 PM by Tracey Mitchell
Happy Monday! Here's a little inspiration to start your week off right...
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WE BECAME FRIENDS AT THE YMCA

Posted on 8/4/13 3:24 PM by Tracey Mitchell
Today is National Friendship Day -  What better way to showcase friendship than with this story of a friendship that means a big deal to three girls who met at the YMCA!
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