Category: Fitness

Holy Yoga Back by Popular Demand at the Hickory Branch

Holy Yoga is back due to popular demand on Sundays from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Hickory Branch beginning February 7. As a highly skilled and certified Holy Yoga instructor,  Andrea will provide a world-class yoga experience that is 100% focused on connecting to Christ. Our Holy Yoga classes include prayer, Scripture and primarily contemporary […]

Reframing New Year’s Resolutions can Lead to Success

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Each year, millions of Americans turn the calendar to the New Year and make resolutions. But without breaking these goals down into smaller milestones, it can be easy to lose momentum. In fact, a 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions throughout the year. Many (71 percent) tried, […]

YMCA Adult Basketball – Register by Jan 31

Our Adult Basketball League is designed to be an aid and tool in the development and growth of the participants. The YMCA is not a building, athletics field or just a gym; it is an association of people who use YMCA basketball to foster physical mental and spiritual growth. The attainment of exceptional athletic skills […]

3 Healthy Habits to Start Today

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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?

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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 […]

Now is the Time for a Exercise Routine

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eat Healthy Snacks

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Eating healthy snacks can be the difference in weight loss and weight gain.  Think about what the last snack you ate was.  Was it something healthy like almonds or was it something like cookies or candy?  The key to snacks is to have healthy options available to you at all times.