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Celebrating Brenda Hernandez: A Heart for Service

April 4, 2024|Categories: Blog, Community & Culture, From Our Neighborhood|

Brenda Hernandez will be wrapping up her YMCA career this month after nearly 22 years. From her work at the Northwest Family YMCA Welcome Center to her recent tenure as Donor Relations Manager in the Metro Office, Brenda has embodied the Y’s spirit of community service. During a recent conversation, Brenda shared some of the insights gleaned over two decades. We all owe it to ourselves to invest a few minutes to hear her words of wisdom.

How did you begin working for the Y?

We had moved from Del Rio, and we were hurting. My boys were young, and I remember

What Soccer Teaches Kids About Teamwork

April 2, 2024|Categories: Blog|

From responsibility to respect to sharing, the game of soccer teaches a lot to kids of all ages about teamwork. Getting out onto the soccer field not only poses an opportunity to get exercise, it teaches kids about the importance of sharing, taking turns, and so much more.

Here is a look at the different ways that soccer teaches children about teamwork and other values.

Social Problem Solving

Kids who play soccer learn really quickly that it’s not all about “me and the ball.” Anyone who attempts to dominate play is promptly swarmed by the other team. That’s when all players realize they must depend

Women and Weight

April 1, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Wondering what this blog post is going to be about with a title like Women and Weight? 

Could be about weight loss or our society’s obsession with it.

Could be about women and weightlifting and the great class offerings we have for women that are interested in getting stronger and toning their bodies. No kidding, (Click here for more information about those class offerings!) 

March is Women’s History month, which got me thinking about the weight that women have had to carry through the course of history but more specifically today. I see evidence

What’s Happening at North Austin YMCA in April 2024

March 28, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Summer Camps at North Austin Y

Hey YMCA families! Get ready for a fun and exciting lineup of programs at the North Austin YMCA for your kiddos! We’ve got a variety of engaging activities tailored just for your little ones. Check out what we have in store:

Mini Camps 

Morning  Sampler Summer Mini Camp (Ages 6-12) Register Now!
Afternoon Summer Enrichment Mini-Camp (Ages 6-12) Register Now!
Interested in more programming options? CLICK HERE! 

Youth Programming

Get grooving and learn new skills

What’s Happening at Southwest Family YMCA in April 2024

March 28, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Member Appreciation

Just poppin’ by to say THANK YOU for being an awesome part of our community!

Grab some popcorn with us.

Monday, April 22.

Welcome New Personal Trainers

New personal trainers Sean George and Megan Montgomery have joined the team at Southwest Family YMCA. Get started on a personalized health and wellness plan when you book time to meet with these or one of our other personal trainers. Sign Up for Personal Training

New Saturday Ballet Class

Saturday, April 27 – May 25, 9:30 am

What’s Happening at Northwest Family YMCA in April 2024

March 26, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Youth Basketball Clinics| Ages 6-12 years 

Basketball clinics are designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and supportive atmosphere. They are offered in different ways; choose a 10-week or 5-week clinic. Clinics offered over 10 weeks will focus on all skills to promote game-day readiness, while clinics offered over 5 weeks

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