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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

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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 […]

Winter Workout Tips and Tricks

With the Holiday season quickly approaching, it’s that time that most seem to lose all sense of fitness motivation. With a dive in temperatures and what seems like less hours left in the day, we certainly realize how difficult it can be to get a workout in. Just because it’s getting close to winter time doesn’t mean […]

Swim Lessons For All

The YMCA of Catawba Valley has a goal to teach everyone in the community to swim.  It is our goal that no one goes without access to swim lessons.  Y swim lessons also teach more than just how to swim.  They teach water safety so everyone can be safe in and around water whether they […]

Corporate Cup/School Spirit Award

The Hickory Foundation YMCA invites the public to participate in the 15th Annual OrthoCarolina Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The event includes a Youth Mile Fun Run – 5k Walk/Run – 10K Run. This race is open to individuals and teams (10+ participants) and is perfect for runners and walkers of all levels; beginner to […]

Social Responsibility at the Y

Social Responsibility Giving back and providing support to our neighbors The Hickory Foundation YMCA would like to thank all community participants for joining us at our Annual Halloween at the Y family night! From your donations we were able to collect over 500 canned goods for our local soup kitchen. Community participation is an essential […]

Maintain your fitness

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You lost the weight, bought the new clothes and now it’s time to maintain your fitness.  In order to do that you have to think of things differently now.  We went to WebMD to see what they had to say. In an interview with Dr. Scott Kahan, Director of the National Center for Weight & […]

Halloween at the Y

What comes to mind when you think about Halloween?  Is it trick or treating, being scared, pumpkins, or something else?  Hopefully for many of you the Y comes to mind.  Annually the Y holds their Halloween at the Y party at each branch.  This year Halloween at the Y at the Shuford Y will be […]