Month: August 2015

The Y is NOT a Gym

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When you look at a Y, I am sure many people think they are just looking at a gym.  It has fitness equipment, wellness coaches, group exercise classes, and weights.  In reality the Y is not a gym, but rather a collective group of people working towards a common cause.  That cause is strengthening our […]

Health and Wellness Programs

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The Y does not offer cookie cutter ways to get healthy.  It offers health and wellness programs of all sorts in order to help people meet their goals.  At the Y, you can take advantage of many programs that already included in your membership.  Things like classes, coaching connection, swimming, weights, and cardio are already […]

Losing Weight Long Term

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Many people join the Y everyday with the goal of losing weight.  To lose weight one must be willing to be diligent for the long run.  It is not a race to get healthy it is long term goal to get and stay healthy.  One pound is equal to 3500 calories so to lose one […]

Use Habits to Lose Weight

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Habits are formed everyday through the choices each person makes.  You can make good habits or habits but the reality is every choice you make is forming a habit.  It takes days, weeks, and even months to form some habits.  If you want to lose weight, forming habits is a great way to do that. […]

Say Bye to the Diet

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A diet is nothing more than a fad.  It is something people use short term in order to lose weight quickly.  At the Y we want you to say goodbye to a diet and hello to lifestyle change.  Lifestyle changes are changes that are made the long term.  If you want to lose weight then […]

Healthy Recipes

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Getting healthy can begin at home by cooking meals instead of going out and buying meals.  Not only will you save on money but you will also save on calories.  All you have to know is what to cook and you can have healthy recipes.  Keep in mind that almost anything cooked in a unhealthy […]

Exercising at the Y

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People walk into the Y everyday to exercise.  Exercising is just one service the Y offers.  At the Y, we offer much more than just the chance to exercise.  We offer the chance to be part of a collective cause that in strengthening our community.  It is our desire that when you come to the […]

Fitness and Wellness

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Everyday you hear people you the words fitness and wellness as if they are interchangeable.  In reality they are two different things.  One word focuses on just your physical health where as the other encompasses so much more.  The goal of one is to work on your outside and the goal of the other is […]

Mix Up Your Workouts

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Do you want to stick to coming to the Y?  The best way to do that is to be willing to mix up your workouts.  Keeping your body guessing what you are going to do is a great way to get healthy.  Also mentally it helps you stay out of the workout rut.  People who […]

No Health and Wellness Center

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Everyone has an idea of what a Y is.  For many they think it is a health and wellness center.  In reality the health and wellness center is only part of what the Y does.  Healthy living is only part of the Y and not the whole Y.  For many they see these buildings with […]