Challenge Motivates Cates Family To Move

Sometimes, it just takes a little extra incentive to gain motivation to exercise. For Kristina Cates of Holdrege, that motivation came in the form of an exercise challenge offered at the Don Sjogren Community YMCA and a little encouragement from a YMCA staff member.

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Stevens Supports Lifetime Health Opportunities

Sports and physical activity have played a big part in Lynnette Stevens’ life. The retired educator grew up in Iowa, where women’s sports were already in full swing. She competed in every sport she could in high school and then went onto play more sports at a small college. She later...

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Triplets & Their Moms Find Support at YMCA

When Trish Nitchie and Ashley Larson walk through the doors of the YMCA, twelve little eyes brighten. The two moms have found the YMCA to be a great place for their preschool-ages triplets to learn, socialize and create while they find time for stress relief, adult interaction and...

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Czochara Serves God, Families in YMCA Career

Julie Czochara has lived in major cities on both sides of the United States, and now she’s living in the middle of the country in a small rural town tackling the challenge of beginning programs and operations at the new YMCA at Gothenburg Health. She started her YMCA career six years...

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Eustis Friends Find Second Home at YMCA

Five days a week, Sherry Timm and Marcia Keller meet up on a corner in Eustis and drive 25 minutes together to exercise at the Orthman Community YMCA. The two self-described Y “gym rats” have discovered their second home at the Y, which they have found to be more than just a nice place...

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