January 26, 2015 | Comments (4)

The Truth About a Piece of Cake

Last year for my birthday, my best friend spent twelve hours baking me a birthday cake from scratch. It was nothing short of a masterpiece...
January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Measured Success

New year, new Y, new you. We hear the same or similar messages each January, but this year I’m reminded of author Tom Peters’s quote...
September 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Celebrating a Legacy of Impact

We said goodbye recently to a man who touched the lives of thousands of people in our community: John O. Morgan. ...
February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kids Say the Darndest Things

There are moments when you can’t help but laugh when drawings from a five year old cross your desk. During the month...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (4)

Window Seat on the World

Normally, I’m an aisle girl. I like seeing what’s happening in the space around me. Last month I did a lot of travelling...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (2)

When We Return

I’m a cat person.   Let’s just get that out there from the start. I do love all animals...
November 19, 2013 | Comments (2)

In Times of Trouble

Earlier this summer Nik Wallenda, an incredibly brave wirewalker, traveled 1,400 feet across an Arizona canyon without a net or safety harness between him and...

The Gordon Family YMCA is looking for a creative professional with experience in effective communication to be their Marketing and Communications Director. The position closes on Feb 1. To learn more or to apply http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/gfy-branch-marketing-communications-director/

The Haselwood Family YMCA is looking for an experienced and energetic person to be their next Youth Director. You'll have the opportunity to shape the lives of children through positive programming and activities while supervising staff and volunteers. To learn more or to apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/hfb-youth-director/

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Friendly competition at the Y headquarters #gohawks #spiritof12 #bluefriday
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If you're passionate about fitness and have experience in supervision, you may be a candidate for our Health and Well-Being Director role at the Tacoma Center YMCA. Learn more or apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/tc-health-well-being-director/

Looking to try something new? The University Y Student Center is open to all Pierce and Kitsap County Y members.

We're looking for an experienced and energetic person to be the Haselwood Family Y's Aquatics Director. Learn more or apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/hfb-aquatics-director/

If you're skilled in administrative work and want to support the Haselwood Family Y's Aquatic Department, we want to hear from you. Learn more or apply for the Aquatics Coordinator position here: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/hfb-aquatics-coordinator/

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Happy New Year!

"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
--Goran Persson
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Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Blessings to you and yours this Christmas. At the Y, we have much to be thankful for and hope you build lasting memories with those closest to you today and in the year to come.
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Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: What is your favorite Christmas carol?
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July 10, 2014

National champions headed back home to washington

Defending National Champions have kept their title thanks to a stellar performance at the 2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Championship in Tampa, Florida. Teams from the...
June 12, 2014

YMCA offers free summer lunch program

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced lunch recipients...
June 11, 2014

There's no stopping kimmy watters

Kimmy Watters, 43, has become an inspiration at the Morgan Family YMCA in Tacoma for a variety of notable reasons: losing 50 pounds despite having...
June 11, 2014

The force of nature that is kimmy watters

“I was reluctant when I joined the Y in 2001,” Kimmy said. “I’d never worked out, never exercised, and I was 50 pounds overweight...
June 11, 2014

Children in Pierce County Provided with Healthy Meals this Summer

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced...
June 11, 2014

Helping Stem Summer Learning Loss

Providing opportunities to be both mentally and physically stimulated is the goal of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties’ Summer programs. From preschool through...
June 11, 2014

YMCA Feeding Children in Kitsap County for the Summer

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced lunch recipients...
June 4, 2014

this chihuly isn't art but about giving back to community

“We look for an alum who’s done some great things in the community through their job, their service, whatever,” Besett said. “I get nominations from...
May 19, 2014

Bainbridge students learn at camp seymour

Audrey Barnett, Hayden Marchinek and Soleil Cowen-Quan studied marine ecosystems, forest ecology and their impact on the environment at YMCA Camp Seymour on the Key...
May 7, 2014

Construction of gordon family ymca in sumner begins

The effort to locate a YMCA in Sumner that started six years ago took a major step April 28...
Dec
27

Youth Swim Lesson Winter 2

Give your child the gift of confidence around the water. Our swimming lesson program focuses on instructing children on the safety skills when being in...
Jan
26

Winter 2 Registration

REGISTER HERE Members may register for two included classes per person...
Jan
26

Lazy Man Triathlon

This is a great way to start the new year, and we hope that you try some new activities and challenge yourself to meet your...
Jan
26

Boot Camp TRX

Looking for a great Boot Camp style intense workout? One that will focus on developing strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously? Then join Boot...
Jan
28

Community Prayer Group

Starting January 7th, we are changing our prayer time to Wednesday mornings at 8:30am.  This is a time for us to come together and simply pray…all...
Jan
28

Walking Group

Lace up your walking shoes and join us on the track for good conversation and a workout that will fly by! For more...
Jan
28

Active Older Adult Potluck and Activity

Bring a dish and a friend for this twice a month opportunity to connect with others. We offer two potluck and activity times...
Jan
28

Community Prayer Group

All denominations are welcome for a quiet time of prayer and reflection in the upper lounge every Wednesday. We pray for our nation, our community, our...
Jan
28

Making Change Stick

We are determined to help you make change stick.   This workshop is designed to offer the following tools to support you in spirit, mind...
Jan
28

Active Older Adult's Potluck

Every fourth Wednesday of the month, join us in the Mind-Body room on the second floor for our AOA Potluck. Our potluck is a great...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.