Sunday, April 28, 2013
Bloomingdale and Riverview residents considering membership to one of the area’s YMCA’s can get three free visits by signing up online.
Bloomingdale and Riverview residents who want to check out one of the area’s YMCAs can do so without putting money down for membership right away. The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCAs offer a free trial membership that includes three visits annually, according to the Y’s website. All residents need to do to sign up is fill out an online form to be able to check out any of the YMCAs at no charge. YMCA options in the Bloomingdale, Riverview area include: ______________ ______________ To sign up for three free visits, just visit the YMCA online. The site gives access to other Y locations in the Tampa Bay area. Are you a YMCA member? What’s your favorite thing about the area’s Y’s? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! Keep up with…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The event will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that encourages kids and families in the Tampa Bay area to get moving and learning. The Healthy Kids Day takes place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., D, from downtown Tampa, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The free event features fun, active play and educational activities, such as bounce houses, fitness demonstrations, arts and crafts, water safety tips, healthy snacks and sports giveaways. Back by popular demand is the Y’s annual local mascot challenge, where well-known mascots compete in an entertaining dance-off. Local mascots competing this year include: The Tampa Bay Rays’ Raymond, Tampa Bay Lightning’s …
Monday, February 11, 2013
You may be surprised by the answer!
Want to help your child stay fit or trim down? One of the more popular options, of course, is to join the local YMCA. Patch recently spoke with the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA to get some tips on how kids can stay healthy. The association consists of nearly 20 locations throughout the Bay Area. Patch: How much exercise should youngsters get? YMCA: Getting 45 to 60 minutes of activity on as many days as possible, even if it is broken up into 15-minute segments, is an important goal. Patch: At what age is it considered safe for children to begin lifting weights? YMCA: The American Academy of Pediatrics position on strength training supports the implementation of strength and resistance training programs, even for prepubescent children, that…
Friday, January 27, 2012
The proposed facility would be constructed at the Vance Vogel Sports Complex in Gibsonton.
Right now, it's a vacant piece of property at the south end of the Vance Vogel Sports Complex, 13012 Bullfrog Creek Rd., Gibsonton. But if all goes as planned, it could become the site of the area's newest full-service YMCA facility including an aquatic center and sports fields. The first of two public awareness meetings to discuss building the YMCA is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough County South Service Unit, 8718 Old Big Bend Rd., Gibsonton. According to Kurt Gremley of the Hillsborough County Real Estate Services Department, residents will be asked to comment on the location of the YMCA at the Vance Vogel Park at the meeting. Currently, this is the home of a passive park as well as a sports complex for …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The FishHawk Area Networking Group's ninth annual Back-to-School Festival was a success, with about 1,000 school supplies donated to the YMCA.
This past Saturday was scorching hot across Florida, but one place to cool off a little and learn about area businesses was the FishHawk Area Networking Group (FANG) Back-to-School Festival. There was Italian ice being served from several area businesses, along with ice-cold bottled water to keep fair-goers cool and hydrated. "There were approximately 1,200 people that came out to support this year's event," said Marie Gilmore, FANG member and FishHawk Ranch resident. Each attendee was asked to bring along $10 worth of back-to-school supplies as admission to the event. "We are able to donate about 1,000 supplies to the YMCA backpack program this year," Gilmore said. The new Coffee House on FishHawk Boulevard was on hand providing hot …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Come out to the FishHawk Youth Sports Complex this Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to noon and bring $10 worth of school supplies for donation.
The FishHawk Area Networking Group (FANG) is gearing up to host its Ninth Annual Back-to-School Festival this Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at the FishHawk Youth Sports Complex. This event is the largest community function put on by FANG and is designed to help local area school children obtain supplies needed to excel. Families from around the area are invited to attend the event, which will feature neighboring businesses, restaurants and even county officials educating the community on fire safety and police watch. The kids will be entertained with bounce houses, kettle corn, celebrity characters like Plato the Publixaurus and the YMCA "Y Guy." Area restaurants, such as Chick-fil-A, will be sampling delicious food throughout the…
Friday, July 15, 2011
FishHawk Area Networking Group will host its ninth annual event.
Friday, July 15, 2011
It may only be July, but it's not too early to start planning for the new school year. At least, that's the philosophy of the FishHawk Area Networking Group, which is making plans for its ninth annual Back-to-School Festival Saturday, July 23. This year’s festival will benefit local needy children by providing school supplies. This year's festival will feature more than 100 local business booths, samples from 10 restaurants, music, demonstrations, exhibits from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, giveaways and door prizes. The festival is scheduled will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the FishHawk Youth Sports Complex on FishHawk Boulevard. Admission is free but $10 worth of new school supplies …