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Wellness for Cancer Survivors

Every year millions of Americans are diagnosed with cancer.  Cancer can effect anyone no matter your age, race, or fitness level.  It is hard to find someone whose life has not been effected by cancer.  You may not realize this but cancer is the leading cause of death in Catawba County.  

Valley Y Open House

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The Valley Connection YMCA is excited to announce our January 23, 2016 Valley Y Open House. We encourage all of our members to come and bring a guest for FREE. There will be activities, a light breakfast served, give-away’s and so much more. Be sure to mark your calendar, so you don’t miss out on the […]

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 […]

New Year New You at the Y

It is that time of year once again, when everyone is excited to make a new year’s resolution.  Each year many people make the same resolution as the year before because they did not keep the resolution from the previous year.  In fact, only 8% of people ever actually keep their resolution and by the […]

Fitness resolutions start New Year’s at YMCA

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Begin your fitness resolution on New Year’s at YMCA Bring a friend and kick off your New Year’s Resolution with a BANG at our New Year’s Day Fitness Extravaganza at the Hickory Foundation YMCA! We’ll have fun (and free) fitness classes all morning to get your resolutions in full gear. Have your friend join with […]

Give the Gift of Health

Every year millions of people are treated for chronic disease throughout the country.  They could have things like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and so much more.  This year you could help change that.  There are friends and neighbors you know that need to be healthy.  You can do that simply by purchasing a […]

New Years Resolution at the Y

Every year millions of people make a new years resolution.  This resolution could be anything from not eating something, to losing weight, to reading more, or anything else you can think of.  Make this year the year of health for you and your family.  Having yourself and your family be healthy is an important decision […]

Learning to Swim at the Y

Learning to swim is much more than just being able to pass a swim test.  There is a difference in being able to swim and being a swimmer and the Y can help you be the swimmer you have always wanted to be.  The goal in Y group swim lessons is to teach more than […]

Nutritionally Dense Holiday Foods

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The holidays are coming, The holidays are coming!! These words tend to raise the alarm and strike fear in the hearts of people everywhere. Regardless of the reason for your apprehension, the holidays can be enjoyed without the guilt. You can still enjoy holiday meals by concentrating on some nutritionally dense holiday foods. We looked […]