Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA

Raising empathy: ‘tis the season for giving

Raising empathy: ‘tis the season for giving

While many children will be making lists to send off to Santa Claus asking for things they want for Christmas, the season can also be a time of giving, no matter the age, said St. Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Christina Shaver. Shaver said her 2-year-old son, James, is in the “mine” phase. “Everything he […]

Meeting the challenge at 73

Meeting the challenge at 73

Glenn Marr is 73 and works out two hours a day, five days a week. That’s intense, even for those who hit the gym frequently. “As long as I can do it, I’m going to do it,” Marr said of his routine. “We don’t last forever. Whatever I want to do, I am able to […]

Gardening cultivates young minds

Gardening cultivates young minds

Eva Anderson teaches the Voluntary PreSchool Program at the YMCA. Anderson, who has been teaching for 17 years, built her third school garden this spring with the 2016-2017 VPK class. “It was a fun job to do. I know the children are excited about it,” Anderson said. “Gardens in schools can teach children a lot. […]

Trainer Faves: Couple moves

Trainer Faves: Couple moves

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and with that Navarre’s personal trainers have weighed in on their favorite moves to give you a great workout to do with your significant other. Partner workouts are a great alternative to your typical workout. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com […]

Best moves to tone triceps

Best moves to tone triceps

As you get working on your health and fitness goals for 2017, I know you might have trouble spots you want to work on. I also know you might not quite know how to do so. The good news for you is Navarre has many knowledgeable personal trainers, several of which are willing to help […]

YMCA celebrates 10 years

YMCA celebrates 10 years

Bart Pullum remembers a time in the late 1990s when the YMCA in Navarre didn’t have a place to call home, save for a storefront location used only for office space. Swim lessons took place in a pool in someone’s backyard, basketball games were played in school gyms and the parking lot at Navarre Park […]