Event is Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Program is Tuesday March 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The man, Nicholas Lindsay was arrested for stealing from two lockers at the YMCA in March.
A trip to a restaurant ended up in an arrest for a St. Peters man. After weeks avoiding St. Peters Police, 26-year-old Nicholas Lindsay, of the 10th block of Spencer Valley, was charged with felony stealing and three other charges after police arrested him at El Agave restaurant. According to police, Lindsay stole items out of two lockers at the St. Charles County YMCA in St. Peters. Police said that on March 27, 2012, Lindsay used a guest pass to gain access to the YMCA and took two wallets from two lockers. One wallet contained $21 in cash, the other, however had several credit cards. Police said Lindsay admitted to using the cards to make purchases a Kay Jewelers, Champs and The Buckle with the credit cards. The total of the purchased …
Monday, August 8, 2011
St. Peters YMCA offers LiveStrong classes for cancer survivors draw a large crowd.
For decades, doctors, dieticians, and other health professionals have touted the benefits of exercise in fighting obesity, increasing heart health, and improving mental wellness. But exercise also provides benefits for those who have survived the ordeal of cancer. And the LiveStrong program at the YMCA in St. Peters provides formal physical fitness instruction for cancer survivors. “Exercise helps give these people more energy,” said Diane James, YMCA Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer. “After going through chemotherapy they are very fatigued. Once they finish treatment they have less chance of a recurrence if they keep their weight down, especially if it’s an estrogen fed cancer.” The St. Peters YMCA offered its first …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Kid Fitness program seeks to build good habits for a future of healthy living.
Childhood obesity has definitely entered the consciousness of Americans in recent years. Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s website, www.cdc.gov. The website reports obese youth are more likely to have high risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, bone and joint problems, and sleep apnea. Obese youth are more likely to continue to struggle with their weight in adulthood and be more at risk for health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis, said the website. But where there is a problem, there are individuals in communities who …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
St. Peters residents are taking Tai-Chi classes at the YMCA as a way to exercise.
When one looks to make a change for the better, sometimes it helps to search the past. And some are looking to Tai Chi—an ancient form of martial arts—to provide both exercise, relaxation, and piece of mind. “One of the main premises of this is that it’s a mind-body connection,” Tai Chi Instructor Charlotte Williams said. “You can clear your mind and almost meditate when you’re doing the exercises.” Williams—who teaches Tai Chi at the YMCA in St. Peters—started practicing the ancient martial arts system eight years ago and began teaching a year ago. Williams started practicing Tai Chi for stress reduction—the instructor said the deep breathing involved in Tai-Chi serves as a stress reducer. Tai Chi is also a solid form of exercise because …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Making exercise a part of your day is one habit you won't want to break.
The past two weeks have been a blur of doctors and antibiotics—for my kids and myself. Kids love to share germs. I found myself diagnosed with strep throat for the first time in my life. The cherry on the cake was having a nice raging sinus infection to go with it. While talking like Kathleen Turner is not necessarily a bad thing, the constant nose blowing and hacking doesn’t make for a very enticing package. My exercise routine had to be put on hold for more than a week while I tried to fight off the infection. There’s only one thing worse than resuming your workouts after an illness, and that’s getting started for the first time. It’s one thing to decide to start exercising, it’s another to actually begin. The biggest hurdle is usually …