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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 […]

Learn to Swim Today

Every year people all around the world and right here in Catawba County drown because they did not learn to swim.  Being able to swim is more than passing a swim test.  Swimming is being able to be safe in and around water.  Whether that is a pool, hot tub, lake, or ocean.  Many people […]

Extreme Burn at the Y

Nikki’s Monday class is Extreme Burn! Extreme Burn is an total body burn. This high impact Tabata style workout will incorporate not only weights and other equipment, but your own body strength. This class is for all fitness levels.

Hip-Hop B.A.M at the Y

Eddie’s (Hip-Hop B.A.M.) B.A.M. stands for “Bust A Move.” This is taking dance fitness to the next level. Hip-Hop B.A.M. is the perfect mix of dancing and cardiovascular exercise. Mixing dancing with punches, high knees, squats, and jumps will ensure that you will leave this class dripping sweat and with a smile on your face. So […]

Fitness Frustration

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Has your fitness routine left you with a bad case of Fitness Frustration? Are you bored? Not seeing results? Ready to quit? Or, maybe even all of the above? Lets talk about how to fix those fitness blahs and fix your fitness frustration.