Month: February 2016

Physical activity after injury or illness

Anyone who has experienced a long illness or injury will understand the impact such a condition has on their level of physical activity. Normally, doctors and physical therapists tell you to exercise in a modified capacity. In reality, you may not have the energy and ability to do so in the recovery process.

YMCA HBCU College Fair

The YMCA of Catawba Valley’s Black Achievers Program Presents Annual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) College Fair High school students and parents are invited to the Annual HBCU College Fair to be held on March 5, 2016 from 10: 00 am – 2:00 pm at the Hickory Branch in Hickory, NC located at 701 1st Street NW.

Wellness Career Opportunities at the YMCA of Catawba Valley

The YMCA of Catawba Valley – Hickory Branch has a variety of part-time career opportunities at this time. We are looking for individuals that create a welcoming, warm environment for our members and guests while they pursue their wellness journey.  Open positions include water aerobics, group exercise instructors, yoga, personal trainers and wellness staff. For additional […]

YMCA Soccer – Still time to Register!

Now is the time to start teaching your child the fundamentals of soccer.  Our soccer program seeks to lay a foundation for parents to spend quality time with their children while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports, watch them have fun, learn new skills and meet new friends.  Sports provide an […]

Family Game Night at the Y

Ready to get out of the house?  Join us at the Hickory Foundation YMCA in the gym for Family Game Night.  We’ll have family kickball on one side of the gym and family pickle ball on the other! Fun for the whole family while staying active and being healthy.  Friday February 19th 6:00 pm – […]

Why The Y?

strength-training

Why the Y? I hear that question asked so often.  In a world of endless choices, you can go anywhere, do anything, buy anything to make your life better, easier but can you say that you can always find something that engages you Spirit, Mind and Body the way the Y does? The Y isn’t just a […]

New!! Adult Pickleball at the Y

Beginning February 16th from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, Adult Pickleball (Ages 18-40) will be offered at the Hickory Branch in the gymnasium on Tuesdays. Two courts will be available with rotation of participants. Equipment is provided and the program is free for YMCA members.

The Y: Improving Community One Day at a Time

For so long the Y has been known as a gym and swim throughout the communities that Ys serve each and everyday, but in reality the Y is improving community all throughout this country and many others.  The reality is that that the Y is so much more.  Each day the YMCA of Catawba Valley […]

New Class – Kids to the Core at the Y

OrthoCarolina and the Y are partnering to offer exercise classes for YMCA youth members aged 10 – 15.   Kathryn Ashworth, PTA, will conduct the classes in the Frye Community Room. The functional movement classes will be taught on Mondays beginning February 8th and will focus on strengthening of their “core” and helping with their […]