Sunday, March 3, 2013
From skate nights, dances, game nights - and an upcoming underwater Easter Egg Hunt, the YMCA has a full line up of family-friendly activities.
Families are important at the Y. In addition to all the programs, fitness, sports, swimming and classes offered, Fowler YMCA offers a growing selection of family fun events. These monthly events provide families with a place to come together to have a good time; participate in a variety of fun activities; and meet other families. There are family skate nights, game nights, dances, special seasonal celebrations and more. And this is all in addition to the exercise classes, swim and gym times that invite families to play together and workout together. "Every night is a family fun night when we go to the Y" said Christine who has been a member of the Y most of her life. "We believe in giving families the opportunity to learn, play, and grow…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Fowler Fins, which swims out of nearby Peachtree Corners YMCA, captured a big win on Feb. 16 edging out two strong teams for the championship.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, February 24
On the heels of an undefeated 9-0 dual meet season, the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA swam its way to an impressive win over seven other local YMCA teams attending the Metro Atlanta YMCA Swimming Championships on February 16, 2013, at the Cumming Aquatic Center. Over 600 swimmers from age five to 18 competed in 84 different events at the meet. The Fowler Fins scored 1670.0 points to edge out second-place Tull-Gwinnett YMCA with 1517.0 points, and third-place Carl Sanders/Buckhead YMCA with 956.0 points. At the end of event 20, the Medley Relays, Tull-Gwinnett and Fowler were tied at 184.0 with both teams winning the exact same age groups as they did in the Free Relays. Fowler pulled ahead 535.5 to 446.0 after event 32, the short Free …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A heart attack followed by kidney failure didn't stop this school teacher who walked her way back to health at the YMCA.
Do you know Susan Wise? For 19 years she was a teacher at Simpson Elementary School in next-door Peachtree Corners and has a son and daughter-in-law and a cute little 1-year-old grandson. Susan's Y story starts in 2006 when she had a heart attack caused by congestive heart failure. She underwent a quadruple bypass and after her heart attack, her doctors recommended that she begin walking. She joined the Fowler YMCA and began by walking the track then the treadmills. She lost 30 pounds and began to feel better. Unfortunately her kidneys were damaged by her heart problems. She was told her health would never improve and she was put on the wait list for a transplant and examined monthly to be sure she didn't need dialysis. Susan's heart had …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The funds help families in the community to pay for YMCA programs, such as after-school care.
Members and friends of the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA in next-door Peachtree Corners turned out last Saturday to participate in the 15th annual Rock ‘N Roll-A-Thon event and raised over $36,000. Participants this year had the opportunity to cycle, swim, dance and shop to help support our community. "We are so grateful that our members, community partners, volunteers, staff and guests who believe in the work that the Y is doing to make our neighborhoods a better place for everyone," said Kushuna Exford, Membership and Marketing Director. "One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go directly toward funding financial assistance for children and families in our community who otherwise could not afford the cost to participate in the …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
"Pickleball is the most, fun, addictive game you can play," says one new Pickleball player. Similar to tennis, it's quickly becoming a favorite at Fowler YMCA.
The fast-growing sport of Pickleball is gaining momentum in popularity at Fowler YMCA in next-door Peachtree Corners by players of all ages. Similar to tennis, Pickleball is played on a hard floor court with a three-foot net between the players. However, instead of a tennis ball and racket, Pickleball is played with wiffle balls and wooden paddles. The Pickleball scene at the Y is both lively and social. The players take their fair turns on the court and enjoy cheering one another on while waiting to play. Here’s what a few Pickleball enthusiasts said about the game: According to the USA Pickleball Association, the game was invented in 1965 by a congressman and his friends wanting a game their families could play on an old badminton …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Enjoy upcoming family night at the Fowler YMCA when the gym is transformed into a roller rink for skate night.
Families are important at Robert Fowler Family YMCA. So in addition to the broad array of programs, sports and fitness classes offered, Fowler Y offers an ever-growing selection of family-oriented programs. Last Saturday was Family Game Night at the Y. Families enjoyed an afternoon playing Jinga, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Candy Land, Cards, Twister, and many other family favorite games. And this was all in addition to the gym and swim times that welcome entire families to play together and workout together. On February 16, Fowler Y is planning to transform the Y gymnasium into a roller rink of fun for Family Skate Night. To see all that Fowler Y has to offer your family, stop by the Y for a free one week guest pass. About this column: A …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Fowler YMCA invites the community to its annual fundraiser Feb. 2.
For 15 years, residents of Peachtree Corners and surrounding communities, including Johns Creek, have come together for a day filled with fellowship and fitness at Robert Fowler YMCA’s annual Rock ‘N Roll-A-Thon. The spirit and tradition continues on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m.-.4.p.m. as neighbors cycle, swim, dance and shop – all for a GREAT Cause! With a variety of activities to choose from - cycling in the gym, swimming in our pool, dancing to Latin tunes, or shopping the Silent Auction, there is something for everyone! You don’t need to be an athlete to participate; you just need the desire to make a difference! One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go to the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign which opens the doors for …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Your neighborhood YMCA might be just the solution.
Sunday, January 13
By Kushuna Exford The word resolution can be such a firm and unforgiving word, yet many people begin their New Year with a list of these “plans.” For many by the first week in March these “plans” are forgotten and tossed to the side for other things that take priority. The folks at the Y realize that a healthy lifestyle is important to people and they want to help you get to your desired wellness through collaboration and goal setting, not making “plans.” The staff at the Y understand that the journey to health and wellness looks different for every individual; they take the time to set goals and stay connected with you as you reach them. At the Y the focus is for you to recognize your own path to wellness. As you begin this New Year go …