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THE EASTSIDER

VANDERBILT YMCA 224 East 47th Street; New York, NY July 2012 ymcanyc.org/vanderbilt

A NEWSLETTER FOR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS OF THE VANDERBILT YMCA

IN THIS ISSUE 

Vanderbilt Street Festival

New Fitness Equipment

Strong Kids Campaign Events

Healthy Summer Eating

IMPORTANT DATES

FUN JULY FACTS

Here are some things you may or may not have known about this summer month. Have a safe and wonderful July! • The month of July is named after Julius Ceaser, who renamed the month after himself when reforming the Roman calendar. Originally, the month was called Quintillis. • July is national Blueberry month, so eat up! Not to mention blueberries are full of antioxidants.

MEMBER APPRECIATION EVENT Studio C Wednesday, July 11th 7:30 - 9:30 am

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT (Parents’ Night Off) Friday, July 13th 6:00 - 9:00 pm

FAMILY EVENT Family Brunch and Pool Party Sunday, July 20th 11:00 am

ENJOY THIS ISSUE? Feel free to share this newsletter with anyone who you think may find it useful.

• The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, IDEAS?

• The months of July and April start on the same day each year.

Contact LeeAnn Kelley, editor, at lkelley@ymcanyc.org.

 July is on average the coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.

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 July is UV Safety month! Be sure to read more on the reverse

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VANDERBILT YMCA STREET FESTIVAL On Sunday July 1st, the Vanderbilt Y participated in the Lexington Avenue Street Festival, hosting events enjoyed by both children and adults. These included a Family Concert with Lou Gallo, Arts and Crafts time, and a free Zumba class. Visitors even had the chance to enter in a raffle to win a free Summer Membership. Many thanks to all of those who attended and to our wonderful staff who made this day a success!

NEW FITNESS MACHINES Be sure to check out or new fitness equipment! The Vanderbilt Y recently received 66 new pieces of cardio equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, upright bikes, U.B.E’s, Stepmills, Concept 2 Rowers and the newest cardio addition Star Trac E-Spinner’s located in the 1st Floor Cardio Center. This bike features “Spinning Videos” with Master Spinning Instructor Josh Taylor which will lead you through a variety of Spinning programs. the “Build My Workout” option which allows you to select a workout ranging from 15-60 minutes and “Ride to My Media” option which allows you ride without any coaching or guidance with a count up timer to see how long you have been riding for. TV, iPOD and USB entertainment modes are available for both “Build My Workout & “Ride to My Media” options. Come try them all out for yourself!

STRONG KIDS CAMPAIGN Last month the Healthy Lifestyles Department hosted both a Zumba Thon and Spin-A-Thon as part of our Annual YMCA Strong Kids Campaign in which 100% of the proceeds raised will benefit youth programs and scholarships here at the Vanderbilt YMCA. Through these fun filled events we were able to raise a grand total of $630.00 and would like to thank all the participants and the Healthy Lifestyles staff who came out to support our great cause. Hope to see you at our other Strong Kids Events in the future!

HEALTHY SUMMER EATING The summer months provide an excellent opportunity to prepare healthy meals. With the wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available, there are limitless ways to prepare foods that are both nutritious and delicious. Try choosing lean meats and combining your favorite veggies to create salads or mix your favorite fruits and blend with milk and yogurt to create a healthy smoothie while you’re on the go. Be creative and keep your meals full of color and you will be sure to have a successful summer of eating well!

JULY IS UV SAFETY MONTH! With this beautiful weather, we want to make sure you and your family have a fun and safe summer. Ultraviolet radiation (UV) is the main cause of skin cancer (which is the most common form of cancer in the US), and can also cause damage to the eyes. While anyone can get skin cancer, the risk is greatest for people with light-colored skin with freckles, blond or red hair, and blue or green eyes. To prevent these risks, here are some things you can do: Try staying out of the sun between 10am and 4pm, use sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater, cover up with long sleeves, pants, and a hat; check skin regularly for damages, wear sunglasses outdoors, and use swim goggles whenever you swim. Be safe and enjoy!

VICTORY CELEBRATION On Tuesday, June 26th, the Vanderbilt YMCA celebrated reaching our 2012 Strong Kids Campaign goal of $242,000! The funds raised help provide youth programs and scholarships. These scholarships allow children, families and individuals in financial need to take part in the Vanderbilt YMCA’s membership and programs. As a non-profit, we rely upon donations from our members and friends to enable us to fulfill our mission of turning no one away due to an inability to pay. 2

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