Tag: fitness lifestyle

Eat Healthy Snacks


Eating healthy snacks can be the difference in weight loss and weight gain.  Think about what the last snack you ate was.  Was it something healthy like almonds or was it something like cookies or candy?  The key to snacks is to have healthy options available to you at all times.

The Y is NOT a Gym


When you look at a Y, I am sure many people think they are just looking at a gym.  It has fitness equipment, wellness coaches, group exercise classes, and weights.  In reality the Y is not a gym, but rather a collective group of people working towards a common cause.  That cause is strengthening our […]

Exercising at the Y


People walk into the Y everyday to exercise.  Exercising is just one service the Y offers.  At the Y, we offer much more than just the chance to exercise.  We offer the chance to be part of a collective cause that in strengthening our community.  It is our desire that when you come to the […]

Fitness and Wellness


Everyday you hear people you the words fitness and wellness as if they are interchangeable.  In reality they are two different things.  One word focuses on just your physical health where as the other encompasses so much more.  The goal of one is to work on your outside and the goal of the other is […]

Mix Up Your Workouts


Do you want to stick to coming to the Y?  The best way to do that is to be willing to mix up your workouts.  Keeping your body guessing what you are going to do is a great way to get healthy.  Also mentally it helps you stay out of the workout rut.  People who […]

No Health and Wellness Center


Everyone has an idea of what a Y is.  For many they think it is a health and wellness center.  In reality the health and wellness center is only part of what the Y does.  Healthy living is only part of the Y and not the whole Y.  For many they see these buildings with […]

What is Fitness?


Have you ever wondered what is fitness?  Fitness can be described as a condition that helps us look, feel and do our best.  That means your body’s ability to do what it needs to do from daily tasks, to take a brisk walk, to running a 5k.  There are many factors into your current fitness […]

Insanity Workout at the Y


Should you be taking the insanity workout class?  This class is not for everyone since it is done at such a high intensity.  That is a question only you can answer.  If you are physically fit and looking for a challenge then this class is right for you.  It will push you to your limits […]

Back Exercises Help The Body


Everyone needs to do lower back exercises no matter who you are what you are trying to achieve. These can be prescribed to deal with back pain or as part of routine training for injury prevention and better overall body capacity. The three main reasons for back exercises are spinal support, limiting injury, and balancing muscle […]

Does Pre-workout Matter?

Does it really matter is you do a pre-workout?  In order to understand that the first thing to think about is what is a pre-workout.  A pre-workout is what you do to get your body ready to workout.  It has multiple layers like getting enough rest, what you eat, warming up, and hydration.