Category: All Blog Posts

Fighting A Weight Loss Plateau


You finally have your “Fitness Epiphany”, get focused, find utter determination, start losing weight, feeling better and BAM!  You seem to hit a wall.  No matter what you do, what you eat, or how many more  classes you add to your fitness program you just can’t make the scales budge!  Well you’ll be glad to know…this is completely […]

Teen Programs at the Y

What are Teen Programs? Somewhere between becoming an adult and being a kid, a teen is discovering who they are and who they want to be. Often misunderstood, teens want us to know that they are growing up. At the Y, we know that teenagers will rise to meet expectations set for them, so we […]

Losing Weight Long Term

Long term weight loss is the goal everyone wants to achieve even if they do not realize it.  So many people think about losing weight but in reality the need is to keep it off.  If the weight is kept off it leads to many health benefits such as lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and […]

7th Grade Initiative at The Hickory Foundation YMCA

Purpose At the Hickory Foundation YMCA, we want to encourage our youth to make responsible choices and live healthy lifestyles. All kids have enormous potential. We work every day to help children and teens set and achieve their personal and educational goals in settings where they can have a sense of belonging and feel comfortable exploring […]

YMCA Membership is a Bargain

At the Y, there are so many different items included in your membership.  The membership does not just cover the use of the fitness center only.  It covers so many other things as well.  When it comes down to it YMCA membership cost is really a bargain.  Just think about all the things you have […]

Do not forget to stretch!


We’ve all done it, have a great workout then skip the stretching portion.  You’re in a hurry, to tired or just forget.  But is this really smart?  Experts say no, it is not smart to skip this portion of your workout routine.  Do not forget to stretch!

Why The Y? What Our Members Have To Say.

  Since our inception, the YMCA of Catawba Valley has been guided by its Christian mission and values to strengthen the foundations of our community and nurture the potential of those men, women and children who make up the diverse and culture rich environment our wonderful community is built upon. As a leading nonprofit dedicated […]

Hickory Foundation YMCA Open House

Our Open House event is the perfect time to bring your friends and family to the Y. Refer a friend, get a free long-sleeved tee! You’re friends and family can also enjoy a free month of membership!  We’ll have group exercise samples, machines for you to try, and other fun events throughout the day. Also, Walgreen’s […]

Pickleball at the Y


Pickleball is the new and upcoming most popular program for seniors at the Y. Pickleball is played on a badminton court using a perforated plastic ball, similar to a wiffleball. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, game for experienced players.Try this increasingly popular sport that will […]

Change your fitness program


We’ve all been there.  You finally reach your dream goal of miles that you run, miles that you bike, pounds you lift, and BOOM you twist the wrong way, step on a rock, or trip and fall.  The doctor says, “I’m sorry, but you can no longer run or bike or lift (or play tennis or racquetball) […]