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The YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge had a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Richard and Elizabeth Macher Teaching Kitchen at the YMCA Express at Gainsboro. The new kitchen will offer community programs focused on nutrition, culinary education and healthy cooking.

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Y Inspired Story - Meet Ron

September 18, 2017

Ron Sweeney became a member of the Salem Family YMCA in 2012 after his wife passed away and his doctor’s recommendation to lose weight.  Ron decided to jump start his journey of a healthier lifestyle by signing up for a boot camp, and although the road was initially tough, he consistently stayed enrolled in new boot camp sessions.

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Ms. Wheelchair Virginia

August 4, 2017

Allyson Hart is an avid member of the Salem Family YMCA with a mission to stay strong so she can live independently.

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The YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge now has $9 million pledged toward building the Botetourt Family YMCA in Daleville. Read the full story here.

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Most days you can find Donna taking a water aerobics class or working out at the Y. Since November, Donna has lost over 30 pounds which she attributes to frequent exercise and cutting out sugar and breads from her diet.

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On July 15, 2017 the YMCA of Roanoke Valley will change its official name to YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge to better reflect its service area. 

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More Than a Gym, A Place to Belong To some in the Roanoke Valley, the YMCA is a place to exercise, take swim lessons, or try out a new group exercise class. But to some the Y means so much more.

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Jim Hubbard has been on a weight loss journey and through his personal dedication, faith and the help of the Y he has lost over 50 pounds in a 4 month period.

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