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Cheyenne, Wyoming, Here Comes Cathy! On Monday, August 28th, 2017, a group of YMCA Water Fitness enthusiasts met for a farewell breakfast. Cathy, a member of the AquaBody Blast class, planned on moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming the following week. Cathy exercised harder than anyone else in the pool, so intense other members stepped back in

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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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Len, a YMCA of Broome County lap swimmer, hit his 6,000 mile on May 17, 2017 at the Binghamton pool. To put the distance in perspective, one of the southern most points of South America; Comodoro, Argentina is 6,106.72 miles from Binghamton, as the crow flies. Likewise, traveling east, Jerusalem, Israel is 5,723.11 miles. Len

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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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The YMCA of Broome Universal Pre-K Moving-Up Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Parents, family members and friends filled chairs in the room the class used all year. The well-wishers watched, videoed and snapped pictures as each student walked through the red star doorway to the left of the stage, then strided, sashayed,

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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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YMCA of Broome County member and Vietnam Veteran, Steve, recently took some time to share his thoughts on Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, when the graves of soldiers lost in war were “decorated” with flags and flowers. Memorial Day has meant different things to me over the years. When I was a youngster

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Emily celebrates her 22nd birthday on May 12th and works out at the West Family YMCA 4 days a week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, she enjoys joining the Rusty Hinges water fitness class. She devotes the rest of her time to the Wellness Center. She allots about 20-40 minutes to counting her steps on the

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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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