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   There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day.  

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  Kim and her family relocated to Broome County three years ago. After extensive research of many communities, she and her husband decided Vestal was a great fit for their family. once they settled in, Kim got caught in difficult cycle. Her bad knees impaired her ability to exercise. The lack of exercise led to

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With a smile that could brighten the dreariest day in Broome County, Sandy repeated again and again, “Thank you God” as she retold her story. She began with an event she faced exactly a year ago: On July 17, 2016, Sandy said she suffered massive trauma in an auto accident. Then she thanked God her

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When Mark experienced pain during his workouts on the machines in the Wellness Center, he pushed through even harder. He’d dealt with it for years, figuring it was an old gym injury. His public service in the military, law enforcement and 42 years in fire service trained him to perform under adverse conditions no matter

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Being a YMCA Member is Very Good Betty started in YMCA Water Fitness programs on and off again 20 years ago. She attended a 7pm class with her sister. They earned special notoriety for changing out of their swimsuits into their pjs before they left the Y for home. Since Betty retired 6 years ago,

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My name is Val. I was born with a congenital hip condition. Since the balls of my femurs were not completely formed, they fit loosely in the socket causing subluxation, an incomplete or partial dislocation of the hip. My doctor discovered the subluxation when I started to walk. So specialists formulated a treatment plan that

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My name is Carlena. After struggling with different health issues, including high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes, I decided to make some changes in my life. So, I joined the YMCA of Broome County 9 months ago. I now attend at least 6 days a week and love it! My water fitness classes and

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“Be in control of your life and not at its mercy.” Joseph Pilates Co-teachers Mary and Jennifer started the 8 a.m. Aqua Pilates class by demonstrating warm-up breathing technique for the 9 participants standing in the shallow end of the pool. In between focusing on their slow breaths, the class twittered and jested with one-liners.

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The YMCA of Broome values each opportunity to partner with members in their wellness journey. Periodically, the YMCA of Broome offers special challenges to our Y community to promote comradery, fun and success in setting and achieving fitness goals. On March 6th, the YMCA of Broome County launched The Great Lakes Challenge “as a great

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Sweethearts through 54 years of marriage, Marilyn and Ed followed an exercise regimen and participated in gym fitness programs since they were in their 40’s. After retirement, they looked forward to spending many years together traveling, playing sports and enjoying their grandchildren. So they intentionally set goals to increase their strength and endurance to maintain

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