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Feb
At the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville, we are always striving to put into place the best programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all in the communities we serve. And a large part of implementing...

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Jan
Corrie Menendez’s wellness journey started like so many others. S he was a self-confessed “out of shape” mom after the birth of her sixth child. She was a member of another gym in town, but she didn’t feel like she...

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Nov
Before running her first half-marathon on October 26, Kathleen Gillespie had a goal in mind – finish in under four hours. When she crossed the finish line inside Fluor Field, with pride and tears in her eyes, not only had...

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Sep
When you see Barbara Dooley on the Expresso bike at the Pickens YMCA, you’d never know the struggle it took to get to that moment. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2006, and recently coming off a second knee replacement, everyday...

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Aug
It’s one of every parent’s worst nightmares. It was July 4, and Sarah and Brent Gregorich, and their son Connor, were spending the day celebrating at the lake with friends. Everyone was on a large float, but three-year-old Connor was...

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Aug
For most parents, the possibility of their young child, who doesn’t know how to swim, falling into a pool or lake is a terrifying prospect. For Yanelli Popa, this fear was multiplied when it came to her son Diego, who...

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Jun
Ginny McJunkin has lived in the Easley community her entire life. She’s been around the Y for many years at pool parties and events. But with three children, 5-year-old twins and an 8-year-old, life as a stay-at-home mom made it...

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May
We all know someone who has received a cancer diagnosis. There is uncertainty, fear, and the inevitable physical tolls surgery and treatments take on the body. But there is also hope for the journey. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping...

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May
For most of her life, Jo-Ann West has been controlled by the number on the scale. She played four sports growing up in Canada, but, in particular, she was always being pushed by her gymnastics coaches to maintain a specific...

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Mar
If you see Joe Doria at the Y, you’re likely to find him in the same place: the Expresso Bikes. The Expresso Bikes allow riders to create an account to track progress, choose to ride challenging courses or flat terrain,...