North Suburban YMCA Takes 4 Top Honors in 2019 "Best Of" Awards

YMCA wins Health & Fitness and Philanthropy Categories in Better Magazine
NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Aug. 5, 2019 - PRLog -- The North Suburban YMCA received "Best Of" recognition in the 2019 Better Awards, in the categories of Philanthropy and Health & Fitness, for a total of 4 awards.  Top honors were taken in: Best Charity Walk/Run (Healthy Kids 5K), Best Fundraiser: Suburbs, Best Fitness Classes: Suburbs, and Best Fitness Club: Suburbs. Presented by Better Magazine ( on July 23rd, the awards are determined by votes by readers.

In April, the NSYMCA also took home 11 North Shore Choice Awards from 22nd Century Media for Best Camp, Sports Camp, Art Studio, Kids Birthday Party Venue, Bar and Bat Mitzvah Venue, Dance Studio, Fitness Center/ Gym, Personal Trainer, Spin Classes, Swim School, and Yoga.

Best Charity Walk/Run & Best Fundraiser: Suburbs
The YMCA held its 5K Run/Walk on April 27th to celebrate Healthy Kids Day, the YMCA's national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. The community was invited to run or walk the 5K course, and participants registered as individuals or as a team.

The 13th Annual NSYMCA Ken and Alta Thiel Strong Kids Scholarship Fundraiser was held on April 12th at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling. The event raised a record-breaking $340,000, netting $270,000. The Strong Kids Fund has provided over $3.3M to assist over 33,000 children, adults and seniors in the Y's 15 town service area. Each year, one out of five individuals at the Y – over 2,800 people – receive financial assistance through the Strong Kids Fund.

Best Fitness Club: Suburbs & Best Fitness Classes: Suburbs
The NSYMCA provides program participants with an exceptional experience that helps them reach their health and wellness goals in a state of the art fitness facility.  Fitness classes for members feature free unlimited group exercise classes with more than 60 offered weekly. Beginning in Fall of 2019, the Y is introducing a variety of new fitness and wellness programs including one-on-one nutrition coaching, chronic disease prevention, arthritis aquatics, weight loss behavior modification, Sports Management, and Bollywood.

"We are so pleased to receive this recognition, since it reflects the widespread attraction and enthusiasm for the NSYMCA from all over the North Shore," notes Howard Schultz, President/CEO of the NSYMCA. "Our Y goes above and beyond to provide top quality programs and facilities for our community. Most importantly, the Y is available to everyone in the community, offering financial assistance to those who need it."

Located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook, the NSYMCA serves 15 local municipalities with a full spectrum of classes, camps, and community events for all ages in its 80,000 square foot facility.  For information visit (

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