News Archives

Pushing the Limits: The Story of a True Y Competitor

May 21, 2019

As a personal trainer here at the Exeter Area YMCA, one of John McLean’s roles is supporting members’ peak performances through wellness practices. John works hard to ensure each client receives optimal education and encouragement in reaching their goals.

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Making It Theirs: One Couple's Commitment to the Y's Vision and Purpose

Apr 05, 2019

Did you know there are 2,700 YMCA’s throughout the U.S.? Russ and Aileen Woolbright have been involved with three of them throughout their lifetime and consider Exeter to be one of the best.

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The YMCA: More Than Just a Gym for Brandon

Mar 06, 2019

Brandon is a local young man who participates in the Youth Transitional Services through Easterseals to access his community and transition from high school. The Exeter YMCA is a very beneficial part of Brandon’s weekly activity schedule.

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Tackling Chronic Depression One Y Workout at a Time

Feb 01, 2019

A ray of sunshine comes through the door when Melanie Nessa Nelson comes in for a workout. She breezes past the front desk, but not without blowing air kisses to the staff as she heads upstairs to the track. 

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The Three Amigos: A Story of the Old Times and the New

Jan 10, 2019

The year is 1946. A gallon of gas costs 21 cents, milk 67 cents, eggs 59 cents and a loaf of white bread, a whopping ten whole cents. The Second World War has just ended, and instead of spiraling into the economic depression that followed WWI, the U.S is arguably thriving.

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Exeter Area YMCA Selected for Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

Jan 07, 2019

(7 January, 2019 Exeter, NH)

We are elated to announce that the Exeter Area YMCA has been selected to be a part of the exciting and innovative Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, which is specially designed to support local non-profits.

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Exeter YMCA Expands Membership Categories to Meet the Growing Needs of the Community

Dec 20, 2018

(20 December, 2018 Exeter, NH)—We appreciate your support throughout a year of growth and opportunities here at the Exeter YMCA. This year, we increased our number of wellness offerings, expanded our youth programming, and will be adding new functional training equipment in January.

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Exeter Area YMCA Wants to Awaken Summer Imagination at Annual Healthy Kids Day®

Apr 26, 2018

(26 April, 2018 Exeter, NH)—On Saturday, May 05, the Exeter Area YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

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Exeter Area YMCA becomes ‘home base’ for Military & First Responders

Apr 03, 2018

April 3, 2018 (Exeter, NH) – Exeter Area YMCA is honored to become “Home Base,” the dedicated meeting space for a very exciting project providing our nation’s active and retired service men and women, as well as first responders and their families, with access to The Military & First Responders Family Story Project,

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Alex Turek—Slam Dunk for Exeter

Mar 19, 2018

March 16, 2018 (Exeter, NH)—Brendan Power, Chairman of the Board of Southern District YMCA, is pleased to announce Alex Turek as Exeter’s newest teammate: CEO of Southern District YMCA, effective April 2, 2018.

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