Month: August 2015

Yoga for All Levels of Fitness

  At the YMCA, we recognize the practice of yoga can be a powerful tool for improving our health and well-being. Students of yoga can find greater health through the use of breathing techniques and yoga poses. Yoga by its very nature, asks us to stretch muscles that are naturally tight and strengthen muscles that […]

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is Coming

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There seems to be a new wellness program that comes out each and everyday.  There are programs to help lose weight, or gain muscle, or target a specific area of the body.  What about a specific group of people?  There are classes for seniors, people looking for high intensity classes, and people looking for a […]

5 Tips for a Back-To-School Fitness Routine

Fall is in the air! The kids are back in school. Schedules are becoming that much more hectic. Don’t let any of these factors stop you from remaining active heading deeper into the Fall months. Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y […]

More Than A Gym Membership

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So many people think when they join the Y that they are getting a gym membership.  In reality they are getting so much more.  They get a place for the whole family and not just part of one.  The Y serves the family from cradle to grave and everywhere in between.  At the Y, we […]

Wellness Programs for all

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Everywhere you look these day you see ads for health and wellness programs.  Whether is it an infomercial or a billboard or just waiting in line at a store.  Wellness programs are always promising results to those who are willing to try it.  At the Y, we offer wellness programs designed to meet your needs. […]

Your Healthy Weight

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Do you know if you are at a healthy weight?  A healthy weight a key indicator of overall health.  It can even help prevent and control diseases and conditions.  The healthier the weight the lower the risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes, heart issues, breather problems, and even some forms of cancer.

Work with a Wellness Coach

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When you come into the Y, I’m sure you see people out on the fitness floor in a red Y shirt.  Those people serve as a wellness coach.  Each coach is trained to to work with individuals and groups.  They understand wellness and how to help you begin you wellness journey.  A coach is great […]

Physical Health Starts with You

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When people think of health, they often think of physical health.  Physical health is all about you and your body.  Do you know your numbers?  Are you eating healthy?  Are you exercising?  Only you know the answers to those questions. Physical health is about you knowing you body.  If you know where you are you […]

Why is Strength Training Good for You?

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Strengthen your muscles and get a great cardio workout in one of our cardio strength classes. Classes are all taught by highly-trained instructors who will help you get the most out of your workout through a combination of exercises to strengthen your core while burning calories. Looking for a class that meet your goals? Group Exercise […]

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes?

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Diabetes is a serious condition that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Currently, diabetes affects more than 29 million people. Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Risk for […]