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Wellness Lunch Series

Please join the Y for a  Wellness Lunch Series featuring: Alex Williams, Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition at UNC Greensboro and Dietetic Intern at Frye Regional Medical Center for a nutritional discussion and learn healthy eating options.

YMCA Sports: More Than A Game

When you think of YMCA sports I am sure many things come to mind.  For many it is the fond memory of playing sports, the competition, the friendships, the teamwork, or the fact that your parent was your coach.  In YMCA sports we strive to do more than just teach the skills of the game […]

Your Fitness Center Atmosphere Type

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Have you ever walked into a fitness center and knew right away that it was going to be the perfect place for you?  Or maybe it took the opposite direction and you felt immediately that the relationship would never work?  Today there are 100’s of different gyms which means 100’s of different fitness center atmospheres.  What is your fitness center atmosphere type?  Loud, crowded, quiet, adult […]

Teen Character Awards

The YMCA’s 15th Annual Teen Character Awards will acknowledge and applaud the outstanding efforts of Catawba Valley teens who demonstrate leadership and character traits that strengthen their homes, neighborhoods and communities. The event will be held on Thursday, November 12th at 6:30 pm at the C.O. Miller Teen Center.

Get a Routine With Coaching Connection

Would you be interested in working out with a fitness coach one time per week for 6 weeks?  Would you be even more interested in it if I told you it was included in your membership at no additional cost?  At the Y, that program actually exists and it is included in your membership dues. […]

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. Your SilverSneakers® fitness membership includes: • Access to our basic amenities such as our indoor and outdoor pools, private locker rooms, private showers, indoor and outdoor track, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, circuit training, tennis courts. • SilverSneakers […]

When a Fitness Program Isn’t Enough

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You have the drive, the motivation, the membership, but what does it mean when a fitness program isn’t enough?  Health and fitness programs are not “one size fits all”;  what works for one may not be applicable to another.  Some find immediate success with starting a simple workout plan while others seem to never be able […]

Swim Lesson Partnership

The City of Hickory Parks and Recreation Department are in swim lesson partnership with the Hickory Foundation YMCA, offering swimming lessons to residents of the City, ages 6 months to adulthood. The Fall session 2 is currently registering from September 21- October 17.  Participants must come to the Highland Recreation Department at 76 N Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601 with a copy […]

The Y: A Place for Cancer Survivors

The Y is a place that is truly a representation of the community.  At the Y, you will see people of every background, race, and financial status all together talking to each and being together.  As you think about open to all, what does that mean to you?  Does it mean those who are in […]

Diabetes Prevention at the Y

Help for Adults with Prediabetes at Hickory Foundation YMCA The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults make lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.  YMCA OF CATAWBA VALLEY offers The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program – an innovative program proven to reduce the burden of […]