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How YMCA Camp Independence Changed Gabi’s Life

Born with a neurological condition called spina bifida, Gabi Berthiaume struggled to adjust to the new social and physical demands of middle school.

January 18, 2018

After Losing Weight, What’s the Best Way to Keep It Off?

According to a recent study, the key factor in weight maintenance isn't the same as weight loss.

January 16, 2018

Athletes, Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Ketone Supplements

A new dietary supplement claims to boost performance by mimicking a low-carb diet. But scientists are skeptical.

January 11, 2018

How Joanna Korbut Overcame Her Shyness to Become a Leader

With the help of Leaders Club, a shy seven-year-old became a fearless 10th grader.

January 10, 2018

Meet Our Urban Warriors Program Director, Diana Hernandez

When asked about her motivation, without a second thought, Diana mentions the youth in the program definitely motivate her, especially “seeing them grow as they reflect and process their trauma”.

January 09, 2018

5 Tips for Staying Healthy As You Age

A few simple, easy ways to slow the aging process and continue enjoying life to the fullest.

January 08, 2018

Why You Should Add More Fiber to Your Diet

New scientific studies prove how vital fiber is to a healthy gut and immune system.

January 04, 2018

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

4 tips to help you keep those health and fitness-related resolutions in 2018.

January 03, 2018

New: Share the Y and Save 20% on Membership

If you refer a friend or family member and they join the Y, you’ll both receive our new member-referred 20% reduced rate!

January 02, 2018

Naperville YMCA Christmas Dinner Demonstrates ‘Importance of Giving Back’

The Naperville YMCA's, along with the Naperville Park District, hosted the 34th annual Community Christmas Luncheon at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. (Naperville Sun)

January 01, 2018

Storytelling Helps Chicago Youth Overcome Adversity

The YMCA's Story Squad Showcase featured stories by youth in South Chicago, Little Village/Pilsen and Humboldt Park. The event and the program was covered by the Chicago Tribune.

January 01, 2018

Lauren Reed Gives Back to the Y with Leaders Club

After participating in Leaders Club as a teen, Lauren Reed is still connected to the YMCA and the program as an advisor to give back to the community.

December 28, 2017

2017 Mayor’s Community Breakfast

The Fry Family YMCA and Mayor Steve Chirico welcomed the community a holiday tradition. (Naperville Community Television)

December 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Programs Are Now Open For Registration!

Winter programs begin Monday, January 8. Register today!

December 18, 2017

Green Creation Crew Showcase Environmental and Social Justice Issues

“Don’t ever forget how important it is to take care of ourselves and the environment. Remember YOU can make all the difference!” - Amelia Evans

December 15, 2017

The Y Celebrates 20 New “Urban Warriors” Graduates at the University of Chicago

Meet the Chicago teens in our Fall 2017 cohort who worked with military veterans to alleviate the effects of trauma in their lives and communities.

December 13, 2017

Paralympic swimmer Brad Snyder leaves Crystal Lake YMCA crowd speechless

More than 200 YMCA members, community leaders and nonprofit partners attended the Sage YMCA’s Holiday Inspirational Community Breakfast. (Northwest Herald)

December 11, 2017

Target Joins the Y to Help Chicago Teens and Families Cook Healthier Food

Thanks to a generous grant from Target, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is expanding our healthy cooking programs to reach more people than ever before.

December 11, 2017

This Holiday Season, the Y Is Here to Help Students When School Is Out

Parents, register your child for School Days Out, the Y's program to keep children ages 5-12 safe, engaged, and learning.

November 30, 2017

Stop Wishing and Start Doing With the Y’s “Active8 Challenge”

Join us for our annual 8-week weight loss challenge with check-ins, email support, and prizes!

November 29, 2017

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