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Monday, March 4, 2024

The Y – Visit the Y this holiday season

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Happy holiday season, friends and neighbors! We’re looking forward to the very quickly approaching Naperville Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast on Fri., Dec. 8. We hope you can join us to celebrate the season and “dream big” (our theme!) alongside local leaders and other esteemed guests.

As we continue on into the heart of winter and the increasingly gray days that come along with it, it’s extra important to stay active — not just for our physical health but also our mental and emotional health. Even light exercise can pump up endorphins, which are the feel-good chemicals in our brain that can help combat stress and fatigue. Stretching, a brisk walk (if you can handle that cold! Brrr!), and impromptu dance parties to holiday tunes are all great options to work some movement into your daily routine.

At the Fry Family YMCA, and across the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, we have a whole host of sports, fitness, aquatics, and other programs and options for all individuals and groups: youth sports leagues; themed group exercise classes; swim lessons for all ages and stages; drop-in and open gym times for pick up games; and opportunities galore for individual and self-guided workouts.

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Whether it’s learning a new sport, building positive relationships, or strengthening your skills, our programs offer countless benefits for holistic health and wellbeing. And they present the opportunity to meet new people, catch up with neighbors, and surround yourself with community, all of which are helpful to keep your spirits bright, even when the days get dark before dinnertime.

Added bonus: did you know that you can take your YMCA membership with you when you’re traveling for the holidays? Check in with our staff at Fry Family YMCA or other Y location to learn more about our reciprocity benefit.

And for more information on everything Fry Family YMCA, including programming and events, make sure to visit us online at fryfamilyymca.org or on our Facebook page at facebook.com/FryFamilyY.

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Erika Wood
Erika Woodhttp://www.ymcachicago.org/pages/safe-n-sound-staff
Erika Wood is the Executive Director of the YMCA Safe ‘n Sound. Contact her at ewood@ymcachicago.org.

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