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A Word From Our New Registered Dietitian Nutritionist In Honor Of Nutrition Month!

Mar 28, 2022

Hi everyone, 

My name's Susie Robertson and I'm a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and personal training intern here at the West Suburban YMCA.  I'll be available for personal training sessions in June, and in the meantime, I'm offering group nutrition classes and individual consultations.  

March Is Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month!

Erin Whitten

Mar 15, 2022

The Y works hard every day to help people in our community live healthier and during National Nutrition Month this March we’re highlighting our efforts to make healthy eating part of your everyday life.  From nutrition reboot programs, and nutrition counseling, the WSYMCA offers programs to put into healthy eating into practice in your family’s everyday

White text on a black background that reads "Black History Month"

Black History Month at the West Suburban YMCA

Laura Snow

Feb 17, 2022

The history of the YMCA is a story of incremental progress toward greater inclusion and equity for all. The West Suburban YMCA is committed to putting action behind the words in our mission statement - “for all” - and continues to embark on a long-term initiative to strengthen our organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging actions and policies. 

How To Develop Healthier Habits In 2022

How To Develop Healthier Habits In 2022

Erin Whitten

Jan 24, 2022

January is a time of reflection for many, and often people’s goals are straightforward: they want to improve their lifestyle. It can be a daunting task, but New Year’s resolutions do not have to be drastic life changes like a new diet or exercising multiple times a day!

A mother and son talk about their YMCA Camp Pikati experience

Nurturing the Potential of Future Leaders

Dec 23, 2021

Imagine a world where friendships and the future are fostered.

Cultivating Connection No Matter the Age

Dec 15, 2021

Imagine a world where social connections and healthy lifestyles are nurtured.

Meet Bob, a West Suburban YMCA member for over 17 years, who feels that, “Coming here is like being home.” Bob faced the challenges of the pandemic along with the world last year and realized how much he missed being “home.”

Helping Families Thrive

Dec 07, 2021

Imagine a world where diversity is celebrated, and child development is beyond parents’ expectations.

A counselor and campers gather in the woods.

Mission Moment: Caring for the Whole Child

Nov 18, 2021
Our team often receives notes of thanks from families at the end of a program, but this one written to our President & CEO Jack Fucci particularly resonated this year. The Camp Chickami staff truly brought to life the “for all” in the Y’s mission; this parent’s words say it all (shared with permission). 
Dear Jack,