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Five Ways to Get Ready for Spring in Chicago

Five Ways to Get Ready for Spring in Chicago

It's time to start preparing for your family's best spring ever!

February 27, 2017

Take Your Workouts to the Next Level With the New “Advanced” Y MaxTraining System

Take Your Workouts to the Next Level With the New “Advanced” Y MaxTraining System

Our new research-based exercise and nutrition system can be customized to meet your goals.

February 16, 2017

Summer Day Camps Are Now Open for Registration!

Summer Day Camps Are Now Open for Registration!

Make sure your child has the best summer ever at a YMCA of Metro Chicago day camp.

February 14, 2017

Black History Month: Remembering the YMCA’s African-American Pioneers

Black History Month: Remembering the YMCA’s African-American Pioneers

From Washington and New York to Chicago, here are a few African-American leaders who made the Y what it is today.

February 08, 2017

6 Fun Things to Do With Your Family in Chicago This February

6 Fun Things to Do With Your Family in Chicago This February

Did we mention they're all 100% free?

February 03, 2017

Introducing Deep Water Cadence Running

Introducing Deep Water Cadence Running

Coming to a YMCA near you this spring.

February 02, 2017

5 Tips for a Healthier Heart This February

5 Tips for a Healthier Heart This February

Celebrate American Heart Month with these simple, effective tips.

January 31, 2017

ABC7 Spotlights Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention  Program

ABC7 Spotlights Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program

Eddie Bocanegra and Grant Buhr speak with Judy Hsu on Newsviews about the Y's evidence-based violence prevention programs (ABC7)

January 30, 2017

The Hidden Benefits of Sports for Kids and Parents

The Hidden Benefits of Sports for Kids and Parents

Physical health isn't the only reason to play sports.

January 18, 2017

We’re Hiring New Teachers

We’re Hiring New Teachers

The YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Early Education and Child Care programs are looking for help.

January 12, 2017

Bring the Whole Family to Our Free Fitness & Program Fairs

Bring the Whole Family to Our Free Fitness & Program Fairs

Class demos, tours, family games and sports, obstacle courses, prizes and much more!

January 09, 2017

Don’t Forget: Winter Programs Begin Next Monday!

Don’t Forget: Winter Programs Begin Next Monday!

Register now before it's too late.

January 04, 2017

Join Us for the ACTIVE8 Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge

Join Us for the ACTIVE8 Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge

Meet Your Weight Loss Goals in 2017!

December 27, 2016

Introducing Our New and Improved Online Registration System

Introducing Our New and Improved Online Registration System

Based on your suggestions, we’ve revamped our online registration system for YMCA of Metro Chicago programs just in time for Winter/Spring registration!

December 22, 2016

Join the Elmhurst YMCA for Girls Hockey Day!

Join the Elmhurst YMCA for Girls Hockey Day!

Join us this Friday, December 23, at the Elmhurst YMCA for a fun event with hockey training and discussions — and meet former U.S. Olympians.

December 22, 2016

Three Ways to Start Your Year With Service

Three Ways to Start Your Year With Service

Let's Move! Outside invites youth and families to serve public lands in 2017.

December 21, 2016

Youth Safety & Violence Prevention Receives $500,000 MacArthur Grant

Youth Safety & Violence Prevention Receives $500,000 MacArthur Grant

MacArthur Foundation invests $11 Million in Chicago youth, social progress and economic development groups, including the YMCA of Metro Chicago. (DNAInfo Chicago)

December 20, 2016

Elmhurst Y Hockey Keeps Youth Active and Safe in Frigid Weather

Elmhurst Y Hockey Keeps Youth Active and Safe in Frigid Weather

NBC-5 Chicago goes rinkside to learn how the Elmhurst Y's youth hockey players keep skating during cold weather. (NBC5 Chicago)

December 19, 2016

Largest Urban Warriors Cohort to Date Recognized with Graduation Ceremony

Largest Urban Warriors Cohort to Date Recognized with Graduation Ceremony

Saturday's ceremony celebrated the completion of the 16-week Urban Warriors mentorship program, where post 9/11 military vets are paired with gang-exposed youth. (WGN-TV)

December 13, 2016

Happy New Year! Visit Chicagoland’s Best Winter Walking Trails

Happy New Year! Visit Chicagoland’s Best Winter Walking Trails

Let’s Move! Outside Chicago invites you to get active this winter and stroll through the iconic Forest Preserves of Cook County.

December 01, 2016

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