Improve emotional health & create consistent exercise habits for life at the fond du lac family YMCA

Exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind.  Exercising causes the body to make chemicals that can help a person feel good. Exercise can help people sleep better. It can also help some people who have mild depression and low self-esteem. Plus, exercise can give people a real sense of accomplishment and pride at having … Continue reading Improve emotional health & create consistent exercise habits for life at the fond du lac family YMCA

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH

HEALTHY LIVING TIPS September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving health, the Fond du Lac Family YMCA offers the following tips to help families in our community incorporate healthy eating and regular physical activity into their lives. The following tips will not only help families live healthier … Continue reading SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA welcomes new Aquatics Coordinator

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA welcomes Erika Poniewaz to their leadership team, as Aquatics Coordinator. Poniewaz was recently hired to oversee the Aquatics Department and staff who lifeguard and teach water fitness classes and swim lessons.  Poniewaz has been a lifeguard and swim instructor on pool decks and waterfronts, for the past decade. She … Continue reading The Fond du Lac Family YMCA welcomes new Aquatics Coordinator

THE Y WELCOMES Brittany drews as the new member experience director

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA announced the hire of Brittany Drews to Member Experience Director.  She will oversee and guide all aspects of membership as well as develop and implement high-quality, member-focused YMCA Active Older Adult programs. “Brittany brings both YMCA and Boys and Girls Club employment experience to the Fond du Lac Family … Continue reading THE Y WELCOMES Brittany drews as the new member experience director

As Communities Return to “Normal,” Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is offering tips for parents to keep kids safe in and around water this summer. The Y wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in our communities eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home … Continue reading As Communities Return to “Normal,” Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind

FOND DU LAC FAMILY YMCA LAUNCHES NEW 360-DEGREE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE FOR ITS MEMBERS

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA announced an innovative new benefit for members that matches their on-the-go lifestyles and puts healthy living at the center of 2021. YMCA360 is a 360-degree seamless Y experience on mobile devices, TV and web. It is now included free with every membership at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA. … Continue reading FOND DU LAC FAMILY YMCA LAUNCHES NEW 360-DEGREE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE FOR ITS MEMBERS

The Y promotes Ericka Wawrzyn to Director of Wellness and Personal Training

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA announced the promotion of Ericka Wawrzyn to Director of Wellness and Personal Training.  She will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the Personal Training Department and the Wellness Center (LMC), which offers LifeFitness cardio and strength training machines, free weights and stretching apparatus. “Ericka has been a key part … Continue reading The Y promotes Ericka Wawrzyn to Director of Wellness and Personal Training

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT FITNESS CLASS UPDATES & CHANGES

Due to some recent staffing changes, we are making some adjustments and changes to our group exercise class schedules, which may include some class cancellations over the next few weeks.  Our hope is to be able to bring back some of these classes once we have filled instructor positions. Active Older Adult Class Cancellations WEDNESDAY … Continue reading ACTIVE OLDER ADULT FITNESS CLASS UPDATES & CHANGES

CREATING A CHILD SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Child Abuse Prevention Month The development of children is the core of which the Y’s values were built. This is why the safety of all children in our care is our number one priority. Staff and volunteers at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA follow steps to ensure the safety of all children who come … Continue reading CREATING A CHILD SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Talking with Your Children About Abuse

Child Abuse Prevention Month Many parents and caregivers find speaking to their children about abuse to be uncomfortable. Framing these conversations around other safety conversations you have may help you work through some of that uncomfortableness. Below you’ll find age-appropriate ways to talk to your child about boundaries and preventing abuse. Young Children Parents can … Continue reading Talking with Your Children About Abuse