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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!

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 […]

What is a YMCA Membership?

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How many times have you heard someone call a YMCA membership a gym membership?  It happens all the time.  People have this preconceived notion that the Y is just like every other gym out there.  In reality though the Y is so much more and it is not a gym at all.  Gyms are singularly […]

Pickleball at the Y

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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 […]

Now is the Time for a Exercise Routine

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Every year there are seasons to life.  One of those seasons is when children go back to school.  Back to school for kids can mean back to a exercise routine for you.  Just because summer was not your season for exercise does not mean now can’t be.  Just take the first step and come into […]

Change your fitness program

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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) […]

TRX Suspension Training at the Y

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Get fast, effective, total-body workouts with TRX Suspension Training at the Y! TRX suspension straps use your body weight to provide resistance. Explore the hundreds of TRX exercises that are designed to strengthen every muscle in your body.

Swim Lessons at the Y ALL Year

When are people’s mind set going to change about swim lessons?  The mind set that needs to change is that swim lessons are a summer thing.  In reality the likelihood of learning to swim by only taking lessons in the summer is just not realistic.  Swim lessons take months to learn and the more consistent […]

Yoga for All Levels of Fitness

  At the YMCA, we recognize the practice of yoga can be a powerful tool for improving our health and well-being. Students of yoga can find greater health through the use of breathing techniques and yoga poses. Yoga by its very nature, asks us to stretch muscles that are naturally tight and strengthen muscles that […]