BEAVER COUNTY YMCA

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From the Desk of Coach Tim

The character word is LEADERSHIP. Leadership is a big word and can can include many different aspects to it. For our program, we decided to focus on what it is to lead by example to those around us. People say not everyone is a born leader and I agree somewhat, but I do also believe everyone […]

From the Desk of Coach Tim

Trust is defined as the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. It is to have confidence and hope in something or someone. One of the kids this week said “Trust is to believe someone or believe in someone”. I thought that was a great way of putting it. In […]

Youth Dinners as we transition into Fall

Hunger does not take a day off.  One in five children suffer from child hunger. Since the start of the pandemic, Beaver County residents have donated over 16,000 meals to fight child hunger in our neighborhood.    “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa   As school starts, the Beaver County YMCA […]

We move into PHASE 3 of our Reopening Plan on Tuesday, September 8th.

While we have been opening slowly to ensure the safety of our staff and members alike, hunger doesn’t follow suit. Our Y has continued to serve meals to the less fortunate. As of the writing of this letter, we have served 170,000 free meals to those in need- 60,000 more than all of 2019! This is […]

COVID-19 has changed how people exercise.  Have you found your new normal? 

Fitness trends come and go, and with the recent pandemic it was clear we all were looking for a new way to stay safe and continue our fitness journey and small group training was the answer so many were searching for.    In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, we are able […]

The Y Feeds Kids

Governor Wolf mandated all schools be closed on March 16th 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The YMCA, along with generous community support, put our mission into practice and began to expand our outreach at-risk feeding program.  In John 6:10-12 “Jesus said, ‘Have the people sit down.’ There was plenty of grass in that place, […]

The Biggest Benefit to Exercise May Surprise You

When we think about the benefits of exercise, the first things that come to mind is losing weight, gaining strength, getting toned and increasing our cardiovascular ability. Did you know that exercise has an even bigger benefit? Exercise helps our BRAIN! Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy […]

PHASE TWO OF OUR REOPENING PLAN

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the daily changes and mandates associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.   As a part of our overall reopening plan, beginning Monday July 13th, we will be reopening the following areas of our YMCA:   Therapy Pool (Max capacity of 13) Water Based Group Exercise Classes Private Swimming […]

Auditing Your Diet Monthly, why is this so important to your success?

With so much information out there floating around the internet it is no surprise we are all confused about what we should or should not be consuming in our diet.  You can spend your entire year jumping from one fad diet or supplement to the next without seeing any overall progress in your health and […]

Operational Update from our President/CEO

As we close out our second week of operations, I wanted to follow up with an operational update.   Between now and July 10th we will be working with the CDC and Health Department Officials to access our next phase of reopening. We will communicate those decisions via email, social media and through our website when […]