Tag: exercise

Why The Y?


Why the Y? I hear that question asked so often.  In a world of endless choices, you can go anywhere, do anything, buy anything to make your life better, easier but can you say that you can always find something that engages you Spirit, Mind and Body the way the Y does? The Y isn’t just a […]

The Y: Improving Community One Day at a Time

For so long the Y has been known as a gym and swim throughout the communities that Ys serve each and everyday, but in reality the Y is improving community all throughout this country and many others.  The reality is that that the Y is so much more.  Each day the YMCA of Catawba Valley […]

Reframing New Year’s Resolutions can Lead to Success


Each year, millions of Americans turn the calendar to the New Year and make resolutions. But without breaking these goals down into smaller milestones, it can be easy to lose momentum. In fact, a 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions throughout the year. Many (71 percent) tried, […]

YMCA Adult Basketball – Register by Jan 31

Our Adult Basketball League is designed to be an aid and tool in the development and growth of the participants. The YMCA is not a building, athletics field or just a gym; it is an association of people who use YMCA basketball to foster physical mental and spiritual growth. The attainment of exceptional athletic skills […]

Have A Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, watch football, and enjoy a meal.  For some reason people think at Thanksgiving you should just eat and eat and eat.  The reality is that even though it is a holiday that centers around food you can still be healthy.  Make your goal this year to have […]

Maintain your fitness


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 & […]

Basketball at the Y

Get in the Game Now is the time to get in the game and start teaching your children the basic fundamentals of basketball at the Y. Our sports programs seeks to lay a foundation for parents to spend quality time together with their children while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports, […]

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 […]

3 Healthy Habits to Start Today


At the Y, it is our goal that each person that comes in finds ways to be healthy by using healthy habits.  Habits take time to develop but once you do the results will be staggering.  Being healthy can be measured by many different tools.  Some people look at weight, or waist line, or blood […]

Why is Strength Training Good for You?


Strengthen your muscles and get a great cardio workout in one of our cardio strength classes. Classes are all taught by highly-trained instructors who will help you get the most out of your workout through a combination of exercises to strengthen your core while burning calories. Looking for a class that meet your goals? Group Exercise […]