Class Camaraderie


Group Exercise: Finding Friendship in Fitness By Dawn Medley Their weekly AquaFit class started about 10 minutes ago at the STAUNTON-AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA, but two participants float off to the side of the main group. [...]

Class Camaraderie2023-04-17T14:00:35+00:00

Meet Troy Blair


By Celie Collins Troy Blair knew what it was like to be a "Y kid". And now, he knows what it's like to be a Y leader. Serving as a STAUNTON-AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA Youth Counselor [...]

Meet Troy Blair2023-03-13T13:43:22+00:00

Women and the SAYMCA


How Women Created and Sustain the "Family" Character of Our Distinctive Organization By Dawn Medley In a staff meeting. At the front desk. On the wall of personal trainer photos. In a group fitness class. [...]

Women and the SAYMCA2023-03-02T14:54:05+00:00

Diabetes Awareness


Diabetes Dialogue World Diabetes Day, November 14, is an opportunity to join other YMCA members in raising awareness of the chronic disease that affects nearly 537 million people around the globe. Many community programs and [...]

Diabetes Awareness2022-12-01T14:28:51+00:00

Workout Wonder Women


Members Age 80+ Prove Fitness Can Last a Lifetime By Dawn Medley Four women. 358 years of life experiences. Nearly 80 years of combined membership at the STAUNTON-AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA. Virginia Martin, Opal Nelson, Ann [...]

Workout Wonder Women2022-09-15T18:37:44+00:00

Meet Eleanor Rixey


You may recognize our newest personal trainer, Eleanor Rixey. STAUNTON-AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA Zumba and Group Fitness Instructor Rixey is passionate about health and fitness, and wanted to broaden her expertise and offerings to further impact [...]

Meet Eleanor Rixey2022-06-13T16:42:02+00:00

Bobby Fitzgerald Day


Most people in the community know the mysterious story of Bobby Fitzgerald. The unsolved disappearance of the experienced hiker in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains attracted national attention in 2012. But there are [...]

Bobby Fitzgerald Day2022-04-20T14:29:09+00:00

Noah McMillan


Noah McMillan’s favorite jacket fits comfortably now. That’s thanks in large part to McMillan’s change in both exercise and dietary habits. A regular at the STAUNTON-AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA, pursuing fitness goals is something that McMillian [...]

Noah McMillan2021-12-31T17:26:59+00:00
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