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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 […]

Fighting A Weight Loss Plateau

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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!

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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!