YMCA GTA Blog

Raising kids in the digital age & developing healthy technology habits

September 23, 2016

Last summer while my family was at amusement park, my daughter turned to my husband and asked “Why is Mommy always on her phone when we’re out and having fun? Is she bored?” I wasn’t bored, of course; in fact, I was texting and confirming dinner plans with my sister. But I was definitely on my […]

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How Puja pushed past her fitness plateau

September 21, 2016

Puja went through the same slump most of us do, where a trip to the gym just doesn’t seem worth it. But Lidia, her personal trainer, not only motivated Puja to get back in shape; she inspired the confidence and body positivity Puja wanted to have for her wedding and for the rest of her […]

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Movement for Change – Ben walks the walk for YMCA Sprott House

September 14, 2016

On Friday, September 23 Ben Pobjoy will be walking continuously for 125 km from Toronto to Buffalo, New York, to benefit YMCA Sprott House. This walk, which will take around 25 hours to complete, is his first self-initiated fundraising project — and it’s already generating lots of buzz, both for Sprott House and for Ben […]

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Mark, Participant, in front of YMCA Vanauley Street
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