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Nonprofit Showcase gets moving with the Grand Rapids YMCA

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

From food trucks to free fitness classes, the YMCA of West Michigan has amazing opportunities to get healthy for no cost. The HUB is a free fitness program with 15 sites all over Grand Rapids. These fitness classes include Zumba, yoga, male...

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A Memorial Day your health will remember

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 05-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

One of the top three cook-out days of the year, Memorial Day is a day to celebrate outdoors with family, food and friends. You can make your celebration fun AND Healthy by making a few simple choices. Preparing simple, tasty picnic fare from home is...

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YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to keep children active

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Healthy Kids Day is coming up on April 30 and it is all about building on the “COOL” factor inside every kid. As spring transitions to summer, this event is a reminder not to let children idle away...

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Exercise plays an important role in chronic disease prevention

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

With fitness trends like CrossFit and wearable technology like the Fitbit, it’s easier than ever for people to get on (and stay on!) the exercise train. Even so, our dedication to exercise is often tied to losing weight, or getting our "...

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#MyWin: Aaron Ofseyer

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 03-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

A win is a small triumph. A personal victory. A success that's all your own. It's being able to fit into your favorite jeans, getting your confidence to get back out on the court, being able to exercise after surgery…it...

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#MyWin: Shelley Irwin

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

A win is a small triumph.  A personal victory.  A success that's all your own.  It's being able to fit into your favorite jeans, getting your confidence to get back out on the court, being able to exercise after surgery...

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Cooking Matters

by (grpl)

Submitted 12-16-2014 under

In partnership with the YMCA, the library is pleased to offer Cooking Matters, a six-week nutritional education program that fights hunger by teaching families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will learn how to select...

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Mobile farmers market spreads access to locally grown food

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Veggie Van, a mobile farmers market, is a year round program and the only one running in Grand Rapids. Their mission is to provide affordable produce in urban neighborhoods and to support local farmers.  "We buy from anywhere from five...

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Healthy cook-off proves tight budget doesn't mean poor diet

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eat fresh, eat local, eat healthy. Most Americans know what they should eat, but for low-income families, the question is how. On day two of Hunger Action Week 2012, the Healthy Food Cook-Off at United Church Outreach Ministry will provide some...

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Hunger Action Week: Poverty simulation shows hunger from inside out

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week 2012 begins not with a lecture or a film but by immersing participants in the daily rigors of life in poverty. “We want people to be a little stressed out by the whole experience,” said Shelly Helmus, Development and...

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