Tag: Fitness

Everything I know about working out…

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Everything I know about working out…I learned in 80’s movies. Obviously we all remember the fashion, the headbands and leg warmers, but don’t miss out on the other messages hidden in the aqua net fog. Look past the big hair, campy jokes and that one guy who always wants to rock the striped tube socks […]

Physical activity after injury or illness

Anyone who has experienced a long illness or injury will understand the impact such a condition has on their level of physical activity. Normally, doctors and physical therapists tell you to exercise in a modified capacity. In reality, you may not have the energy and ability to do so in the recovery process.

Wellness Career Opportunities at the YMCA of Catawba Valley

The YMCA of Catawba Valley – Hickory Branch has a variety of part-time career opportunities at this time. We are looking for individuals that create a welcoming, warm environment for our members and guests while they pursue their wellness journey.  Open positions include water aerobics, group exercise instructors, yoga, personal trainers and wellness staff. For additional […]

Why The Y?

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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 […]

Wellness for Cancer Survivors

Every year millions of Americans are diagnosed with cancer.  Cancer can effect anyone no matter your age, race, or fitness level.  It is hard to find someone whose life has not been effected by cancer.  You may not realize this but cancer is the leading cause of death in Catawba County.  

Fitness Extravaganza Open House

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Join the YMCA of Catawba Valley for our Fitness Extravaganza Open House! Open to everyone in the community, enjoy great events and win great prizes at your favorite location!

Reframing New Year’s Resolutions can Lead to Success

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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, […]

Fitness resolutions start New Year’s at YMCA

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Begin your fitness resolution on New Year’s at YMCA Bring a friend and kick off your New Year’s Resolution with a BANG at our New Year’s Day Fitness Extravaganza at the Hickory Foundation YMCA! We’ll have fun (and free) fitness classes all morning to get your resolutions in full gear. Have your friend join with […]

Physical Fitness and Dementia

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Last year when I went for my yearly physical my doctor sat me down to discuss the relationship between Physical Fitness and dementia.  Studies have shown and proven a direct link between the two as greatly reducing the risk of this dreaded disease. Intrigued and encouraged, I turned to the Alzheimer’s Society for more information.