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2018 Fitness Assessment

Our goal is to help the Leaders adopt and commit to a healthier lifestyle. We hope that through motivation, training and education Leaders will begin to make better choices around their physical health and to give them to the foundation to build on as they progress through life. This is a process in 2017 we [...]

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All Things Registration – BRLS 2018

Cancellations/Waiting List We have been slowly moving through the waiting list, however there are still just over 100 teens waiting to hear if they will be able to attend, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY if you have any Leaders who cannot attend.  We want to be able to enroll another teen in their space, but do [...]

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Counselors/Opening Day and Evening Activities/Staff Liasons – BRLS 2018

Counselors  The counselors have been working hard over the past 6 weeks preparing themselves for YOU! Each has gone through weekly "staff training" with topics from homesickness to group management. They are looking forward to putting this information to use during the week. Arrival Announcements The Old Gym will be open for pick-up basketball and [...]

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Club Development – May/June 2018

Club Recognition First of all, thank you to those who applied for club recognition.  We had another record number of applicants.  The year long dedication to YMCA service and leadership at the home YMCAs can be seen in the supporting documentation shared each year.  With a new year on the horizon, it is time to [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – May/June 2018

ONE WEEK???? Is it really just one week until we are all together up on the mountain? Wow, what an exciting thought. Soon we will see old friends and begin to make new ones. We will take in the amazing views and learn from some amazing staff how to better serve our local YMCAs. But [...]

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Counselors – BRLS 2018

Being a counselor is about learning skills, developing character and making friends while leading peers to do the same. But few environments are as special as Blue Ridge Leaders' School, where teens become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in [...]

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Club Development – April 2018

Club Recognition The calls, text and emails regarding club recognition are picking up.  Club recognition supporting documentation is being gathered by club officers and teen directors across the South.  The thought of photocopying old agendas and rosters is making many sick to their tummies.  Budgets are being stretched because tens of dollars are being spent [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – April 2018

WOW, summer is just around the corner! I hope everyone is as excited as the SLT for BRLS 2018! I wanted to take a moment to lift up the hard work of this fine group of men and women. They volunteer hundreds of hours over the course of the year to plan, and produce the [...]

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Cool Down, Stretching & Recovery

Suzette Armatas highlights the importance of recovery after a workout and provides benefits of a cool down and stretching. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGSkpOUk5ZbERjbHMlM0ZyZWwlM0QwJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwYWxsb3clM0QlMjJhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==

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Agility Circuit

Mary Evelyn Henderson brings it all together with a fun agility circuit that you can bring to your fitness meetings! JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGalROejJsWFhRTkElM0ZyZWwlM0QwJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwYWxsb3clM0QlMjJhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==

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