Saturday, March 31, 2012
Start spring break in East Cobb with an eye on an active summer.
The McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA is celebrating spring and children's health with Healthy Kids Day from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the facility at 1055 E. Piedmont Rd. The family fun will include inflatables, the Atlanta Braves BAT Team and Kids Zumba. The YMCA also will offer free swim assessments. Drowning is the No. 2 cause of accidental death. More than 1,900 YMCAs across the country are taking part in Healthy Kids Day, an initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. Healthy Kids Day is filled with active play and educational activities that will help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term. Research shows that without access to activities that stimulate the mind and body, kids are more prone to gain weight …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Here's what you need to know to start the day July 6.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
1. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Expect a partly sunny day with a high near 90 today, giving way to a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2 and 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will be around 69. 2. The East Marietta National Little League’s 11- and 12-year-old all-stars couldn’t have asked for a better start to the District 2 tournament Tuesday night at Sewell Park, rolling to a 24-6, four-inning win over Murphey Candler Blue on Tuesday night. East Marietta scored 12 runs in the top of the first and added seven more in the second to grab a 19-0 lead and cruise to the win. East Marietta outhit Murphey Candler, 21-3, according to the online box score, and got home runs from Noah …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA and East Cobber magazine teamed up for last Sunday's Health and Wellness Expo.
Exactly one week before Easter, scores of families took advantage of the perfect spring weather Sunday to enjoy Healthy Kids Day held at the McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA. The event included a Health & Wellness Expo organized by East Cobber magazine. The goal is to encourage children and their parents to embrace healthy lifestyle choices through exercise, healthful food, and lots of fun. “At the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, we know that parents struggle to find the time to incorporate more active play and healthier habits into their kids’ daily routine,” wrote Executive Director Becky Shipley in a press release issued about the event. “Doing so doesn’t have to require extra money or resources. It’s as simple as making a play date with your …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
New equipment, new activities and a fee-reducing member-referral program are among the New Year's highlights at the East Cobb and Northeast Cobb Y.
Less is more—yet more is more—as the two local YMCA locations reduce membership dues through a referral program, install dozens of new exercise machines and increase the frequency of their most popular classes for the new year. With the Shrink Your Dues member-referral program, the McCleskey Family East Cobb YMCA and the Northeast Cobb Family YMCA hope to offer members a way to cut their monthly dues by as much as 20 percent, pushing fees back to decade-old lows. According to YMCA Executive Director Becky Shipley, if existing members refer family or friends to the Y, both the new and current card carriers will receive reduced monthly rates. The reduced fees could result in individual rates as low as they were in 1999. The campaign kicks …