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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

The Y is for everyone.

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


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 […]

Have A Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, watch football, and enjoy a meal.  For some reason people think at Thanksgiving you should just eat and eat and eat.  The reality is that even though it is a holiday that centers around food you can still be healthy.  Make your goal this year to have […]

Physical Fitness and Dementia


Last year when I went for my yearly physical my doctor sat me down to discuss the relationship between Physical Fitness and dementia.  Studies have shown and proven a direct link between the two as greatly reducing the risk of this dreaded disease. Intrigued and encouraged, I turned to the Alzheimer’s Society for more information.

Swim Meet

The Hickory Foundation YMCA will be hosting a home swim meet on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. The indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub will be closed to members and guests during this time. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

YMCA Group Exercise

Exercise is vital in reducing risk of chronic disease, heart problems, and diabetes.  So what stops people from getting into an exercise routine?  Well there are many factors such as lack of time, lack of motivation, no one to workout with, or some people just do not see the need of exercise.  Instead of looking […]