Month: September 2015

YMCA Programs for ALL


When you think of YMCA programs, what comes to mind?  Is it children learning to swim, adults getting healthy, families having a place to go together, or seniors regaining their health?  I am sure at least one of those thing popped in your head.  As you think about what the Y offers, it is quite […]

3 Healthy Habits to Start Today


At the Y, it is our goal that each person that comes in finds ways to be healthy by using healthy habits.  Habits take time to develop but once you do the results will be staggering.  Being healthy can be measured by many different tools.  Some people look at weight, or waist line, or blood […]

Can fitness make you happy?


Have you ever had “one of those days”?  You know, you’re upset, sad, angry?  It’s so bad you can’t even stand yourself!  Then you go to the gym (despite trying to talk yourself out of it) and amazingly…you feel better.  Like new money. The stress of the day is gone, the problem worked out in […]

Why Should Your Child Play Sports at the Y?


Why should your child play sports at the Y? The mission of YMCA youth sports leagues is to provide an opportunity for every player to participate, have a fun and educational experience, and also build healthy relationships with coaches and fellow players.  These ingredients are the foundations of our program and it is our choice […]

What is a YMCA Membership?


How many times have you heard someone call a YMCA membership a gym membership?  It happens all the time.  People have this preconceived notion that the Y is just like every other gym out there.  In reality though the Y is so much more and it is not a gym at all.  Gyms are singularly […]

Pickleball at the Y


Pickleball is the new and upcoming most popular program for seniors at the Y. Pickleball is played on a badminton court using a perforated plastic ball, similar to a wiffleball. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, game for experienced players.Try this increasingly popular sport that will […]

Now is the Time for a Exercise Routine


Every year there are seasons to life.  One of those seasons is when children go back to school.  Back to school for kids can mean back to a exercise routine for you.  Just because summer was not your season for exercise does not mean now can’t be.  Just take the first step and come into […]

Change your fitness program


We’ve all been there.  You finally reach your dream goal of miles that you run, miles that you bike, pounds you lift, and BOOM you twist the wrong way, step on a rock, or trip and fall.  The doctor says, “I’m sorry, but you can no longer run or bike or lift (or play tennis or racquetball) […]

TRX Suspension Training at the Y


Get fast, effective, total-body workouts with TRX Suspension Training at the Y! TRX suspension straps use your body weight to provide resistance. Explore the hundreds of TRX exercises that are designed to strengthen every muscle in your body.

Swim Lessons at the Y ALL Year

When are people’s mind set going to change about swim lessons?  The mind set that needs to change is that swim lessons are a summer thing.  In reality the likelihood of learning to swim by only taking lessons in the summer is just not realistic.  Swim lessons take months to learn and the more consistent […]