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Our Adult Education Series offers a variety of topics that with interests that help our community through health or issues happening in our community.

The AES is FREE and open to the public but registration is required due to space limitations. 

Click the button below to see our AES Schedule.

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The people have spoken! The North Suburban YMCA Is the winner for both the 2018 North Shore Choice and the Make It Better’s Best of 2018!

We would like to thank our members and guests for showing your support to the North Suburban YMCA and by representing it as your go-to community place.


We are the winner for the following North Shore Choice Awards:

  • Art Studio
  • Sports Camp
  • Day Camp
  • Swim School
  • Spin
  • Dance Studio
  • Personal Trainer
  • Yoga
  • Fitness Center/ Gym
  • Best Bar or Bat Mitzvah Party Venue
  • Best Child Birthday Party Venue


Make it Better Best of 2018 Awards:

  • Best Suburban Indoor Pool
  • Best Suburban Swim School 
  • Best Suburban Racquet Sports Club

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The NSYMCA is celebrating 50 years in our community by Honoring our past and growing for the future.

As we move towards the future of the NSYMCA and our community, we will be launching a series of transformative new Strategic Initiatives that will guide our Y for the next 50 years! From June 2018 to August 2019, we will enjoy:

  • Celebrations & Community Events
  • A voyage through the 50 Year History of our Facility and the foundation years that preceded it.
  • Five decades of reunions, bringing old and new friends back together.
  • stories of the Y's impact

For more information about our 50th initiative or to be a part of 50, please click here.

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Marathon runnersEVENT INFO

1st Annual Run/Walk to benefit The North Suburban YMCA

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Race starts at 8:00 am

Preparations and last minute registration begins at 7:00 am

Race Location:

2705 Techny Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062


  • Registration:
    • Online:
    • Mail: Download and complete this form and mail to North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062

    Register as Corporate Team!
    Want to run/Walk as a corporate team? You now can!
    5-10 Team = $18 per Runner
    15-20 Team = $17 per runner
    20+ Team = Contact Kim Nyren.

    Race Day Morning: 7:00am - 7:45am

  • Awards:
    • Top finishers: Prizes will be given to the overall male and female winners.
    • Youth age groups 19 and under: Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender category. Awards will be presented at the post-race awards ceremony.
    • Adult age groups 20 and over: Prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender category. Awards may be picked up at the awards table following the event.
    • See website for the list of age categories in each race.
    • See website for post-race results

    Packet Pick Up:
    • Friday, April 20, 2018 at the North Suburban YMCA from 8 am – 8 pm.
    • Race Day, at the registration tent between 7:00 am - 7:45 am.

    Race Course:
    Police and volunteer marshals will staff intersections and direct traffic, but the course will not be completely closed to traffic.

    Race Shirts:
    Every early participant will receive a short-sleeved technical T-shirt, both adult and youth sizes. Early registrants will receive their shirt selection in their race packet and are guaranteed the race shirt size they have selected. We will do our best to accommodate race day registrants but they will recieve a cotton tshirt and we can’t guarantee you will receive the size you want as they will be first come, first served.

    Timing & Results:
    CHIP TIMING! Course clocks will be located at mile 1 and at end of the race. Race Results will be posted on race day at the finish line and online at

    • For safety reasons, pets, roller blades, skateboards, and
    bicycles of any kind will not be allowed in either race.
    • Strollers will be allowed but must start behind the run.

    All proceeds go back to the NSYMCA

  • Race Parking:
    • NSYMCA Parking lot
    • Neighboring streets


    On April 21, the NSYMCA will celebrate the YMCA national initiative, Healthy Kids Day, to improve the health and well-being of kids in our community. 1.2 million participants worldwide at more than 2,000 YMCA’s will join us in inspiring kids.

    For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Kim Nyren.

    Click here to download our sponsorship packet.

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February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the North Suburban YMCA offers the following tips to help families in our 14 communities to be heart healthy.

  1. Get Physical: Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart. Plan and schedule opportunities for active play; for example, include a brisk 10-minute trip around the block after meals or a 10-minute walking break during the day. If your family enjoys active video games, select versions that require moving the body’s large muscle groups while playing.

  2. Take a Snooze: Lack of sleep can be associated with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Adults need at least seven, but no more than nine hours of sleep at night to aid with the prevention of heart disease. Children need 10-12 hours of sleep per night. Develop bedtime routines for the whole family to assist with falling asleep faster and staying asleep.

  3. Shape Up Those Recipes: Makeover your family’s favorite recipes by reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat and substituting a lower fat food without sacrificing tastes. For example, use low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream and skip the seasoning packet and use pepper and olive oil instead. Read food labels to learn more about what is in the package, select foods that have less than 1,000 mg of sodium per serving

  4. Feeling the Pressure: Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure.  Lowering or maintaining normal blood pressure can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Start self-monitoring your blood pressure and know the numbers. Discuss the results with your doctor, if needed.

  5. Play Together: Spending time together as a family is a great way to reduce stress, which is important to heart health. Make homemade valentines for your children’s classmates or build a snow fort together in the yard or the park.  

For more information on how your family can live a healthy, active life, please contact Wellness Director, Megan Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..