Category: Fitness

Say Bye to the Diet


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 […]

Exercising at the Y


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 […]

Mix Up Your Workouts


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 […]

What is Fitness?


Have you ever wondered what is fitness?  Fitness can be described as a condition that helps us look, feel and do our best.  That means your body’s ability to do what it needs to do from daily tasks, to take a brisk walk, to running a 5k.  There are many factors into your current fitness […]

Insanity Workout at the Y


Should you be taking the insanity workout class?  This class is not for everyone since it is done at such a high intensity.  That is a question only you can answer.  If you are physically fit and looking for a challenge then this class is right for you.  It will push you to your limits […]

Back Exercises Help The Body


Everyone needs to do lower back exercises no matter who you are what you are trying to achieve. These can be prescribed to deal with back pain or as part of routine training for injury prevention and better overall body capacity. The three main reasons for back exercises are spinal support, limiting injury, and balancing muscle […]

Does Pre-workout Matter?

Does it really matter is you do a pre-workout?  In order to understand that the first thing to think about is what is a pre-workout.  A pre-workout is what you do to get your body ready to workout.  It has multiple layers like getting enough rest, what you eat, warming up, and hydration.

Walking the Walk

Did you know the YMCA of Catawba Valley has a wellness program for our employees? We encourage our staff to be physically active and live healthy lifestyles just like we encourage our members.  Staff receives wellness points for physical activity, health education and programs, preventative care such as dental cleaning, mammograms and well-checks as well […]

Benefits of the Barre Class

Fall is the perfect time to get back into a fitness routine and with the kids back in school, you may have more time to try a class or just mix up your fitness routine. Barre class is a combination of circuit training, pilates, yoga.core stabilization,strength building and conditioning. Want to take a class?  Click here […]

Wellness at the YMCA

8 out of 10 people come to the Y wanting to get physically fit.  Wellness at the Y starts with you the individual.  You are making a commitment to get here and do what you need you to do to feel better.  Whether that is losing weight, lowering blood pressure, fighting off prediabetes, or just wanting […]