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What to Expect During Welcoming Week 2019

It runs September 13-22

FARGO, N.D. — Ten years ago, cities across the country started making more of an effort in welcoming immigrants, refugees and newcomers to the states. But it wasn’t until five years ago that Fargo–Moorhead got on board. “I can’t imagine living in a world where everybody is the same and we all do the same thing, we don’t ever learn…

SilverSneakers Program Gets Older Adults Active and Moving

Social interaction is part of the program

FARGO, N.D. — After retirement, it can be a lot harder to get out of the house and stay active. A program at the YMCA is getting adults moving and grooving no matter what their age. Pat Anvik says she didn’t do any exercise during her three plus decades of working. “Just my fingers on the computer,” she said. After…

Get “On the Move” This June, Get Rewarded

pick up a bingo card at courts plus community fitness, Family wellness or and YMCA location

FARGO, N.D. — Being active this June in Fargo will get you a lot more than some health benefits. You could score some rewards. Pick up a bingo card of activities at Courts Plus Community Fitness, Family Wellness or any YMCA location. As part of the Fargo Park District’s second annual “On the Move” initiative, you will win prizes from the…

Former Colorado Officer Teaches Self-Defense Techniques at Fargo YMCA

He wants both men and women to know they can fight back from an attack

FARGO, N.D. — A retired Colorado officer is looking to teach people in the F–M area how to act fast when they’re in danger. Michael Jamison is teaching a self–defense class at the YMCA in downtown Fargo. He is teaching people moves they need to make to protect themselves from attackers. Jamison says his goal is to empower people and realize…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Helping Federal Employees During Government Shutdown

They are providing access to their facilities and services

FARGO, N.D. — The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is helping federal employees by providing free access to their facilities and services. If you are a federal employee who has been impacted by the shutdown, the Y wants to help make this difficult time a bit easier. If you bring your federal ID to either member services desk at…

New Year, New You: Gyms, Fitness Studios Expect to See More Memberships as People Make Resolutions for Health

The YMCA is expected to get between 500-1,000 at both locations

FARGO, N.D. — Gyms and fitness studios across the metro are getting ready to see an uptick in memberships as people start making their New Year’s resolution to get in better shape. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how you can ensure that resolution is completed by 2020. Within the next month these machines can expect to get a work out from…

YMCA Holds Climbing Wall Party As Part of National Welcoming Week

It's a chance for new Americans and people born in the U.S. to get to know each other

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Welcoming Week, and cities all over the country are putting on activities to welcome immigrants and refugees. The Schlossman YMCA held a climbing wall party, where people got to rock climb on the 32 foot wall. It was a chance for new Americans and people born in the U.S. to get to know each other. Those…

YMCA Holds Registration And Information Event For Summer Programs

cater to a wide range of children from 6 weeks through 8th grade

FARGO, N.D. — School will be out before you know it and your kids will need something to do. That is where the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Summer Child Care programs come in handy. A registration and information event was held at all of the Y’s child care locations. The programs cater to a wide range of children…

Tap Into Youth with the YMCA and Fargo Brewing Company

It's a networking, professional development and volunteering group at the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties

FARGO, N.D. — The YMCA is collaborating with Fargo Brewing Company to educate people in the valley about Brighter Futures. It’s a networking, professional development and volunteering group at the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties. It provides opportunities for those who are less fortunate to enjoy activities and events they wouldn’t have the opportunity to do otherwise. One dollar…

People in the F-M Area Kick Off the New Year By Breaking a Sweat

The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Give Tips to Keep Up With Your Fitness New Year's Resolution

FARGO, ND — If you’re headed off to workout, be prepared to share the gym with more people than usual. YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties says they have had many new members join as part of the new year. But don’t let that scare you, they say after a month or two many people start to fizzle out and…