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YMCA's Camp Kirkwood gears up for summer

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videoSchool is out for the summer. With the nice weather creeping in, why not put down the gadgets and enjoy the great outdoors? Camp Kirkwood in Pender County is taking things to new heights with new hands-on features. Full story...
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YMCA hosts road race to benefit children

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videoThe Wilmington Family YMCA will host the OrthoWilmington 5K on Saturday. The race benefits the YMCA's Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. Full story...
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YMCA hosts family friendly obstacle course

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videoThere's still time to register for the YCC Beach Dash. The event kicks off in Wrightsville Beach Saturday, February 15. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: YMCA offers Pickle Ball

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videoIn this week's edition of Explore with George, George Elliott visits the Wilmington Family YMCA and checks out all it has to offer, including the new Pickle Ball courts. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Man saves life through exercising

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videoIn the Fit Minute, many people exercise to lose weight, stay fit or feel better. But, one man in Wilmington started moving his body to save his life. Ted Perry had a double lung transplant because of COPD and then he had some of his digestive system removed due to cancer. He started coming to the Wilmington YMCA to feel alive again. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Diving into a great workout

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videoIn this week's Fit Minute, we're diving into a good time and a good workout. Water aerobics isn't just for the elderly. Anyone of any age can splash up some calorie burning without any impact on the joints. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Sweat while you sit

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video While doing aerobics, doing pretty much anything that gets your heart rate up and muscles engaged will suffice. So, why not sit down while you do it? That's what some people are doing! They're sitting and sweating. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Barre

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videoHave you ever looked at a dancer's body and felt a little jealous? There's a reason they're so fit. And, you can look a bit more like them by doing barre. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Cancer survivors exercise together for support

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videoDoctors say working out helps cancer survivors reduce their risk of a relapse. There is a program that helps them come together to support each other while they exercise. It's called Livestrong at the YMCA. Full story...
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Fit Minute: Join the party with Zumba

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videoBy now, many people have probably heard of Zumba. It's a high-energy and super-fun dance workout full of moves with many origins. The mantra in many Zumba classes is just keep moving and have fun. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: TRX is a unique and fun workout

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video When Kathryn Ipsen took a TRX class at the Wilmington YMCA for the first time, she admits it was 'a bit nerve-wracking.' But, after she got through her first hour of TRX, she said she couldn't wait to take another class. Then, after doing four classes, Ipsen said she's glad she got over her nerves. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Triathalon at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning

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videoThe Wilmington Family YMCA Triathlon event is scheduled to begin on Wrightsville Beach tomorrow at 7 a.m. Normal traffic flow will be disrupted temporarily to facilitate the participants of this event. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Seated Zumba gives you great workout while sitting down

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video Zumba can be intimidating to those who are older or have physical issues. So, that's why instructors created a modified class known as seated Zumba. Full story...
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Lenny Simpson moves back to Wilmington to start tennis program

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videoTennis legend Lenny Simpson has returned to his roots in order to put tennis racquets into the hands of anyone whose willing to learn the game of tennis. On Wednesday Simpson announced his new partnership with the Wilmington Family YMCA. Full story...
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Local race benefits children's groups

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video Runners can take off from Legion Stadium Saturday, December 8, 2012, to honor the life of Dr. William Craig. Craig lost his battle with Leukemia years ago, but his fight to help local charities continues. Full story...
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