Tag: Fitness

Can fitness make you happy?

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Have you ever had “one of those days”?  You know, you’re upset, sad, angry?  It’s so bad you can’t even stand yourself!  Then you go to the gym (despite trying to talk yourself out of it) and amazingly…you feel better.  Like new money. The stress of the day is gone, the problem worked out in […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is Coming

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There seems to be a new wellness program that comes out each and everyday.  There are programs to help lose weight, or gain muscle, or target a specific area of the body.  What about a specific group of people?  There are classes for seniors, people looking for high intensity classes, and people looking for a […]

5 Tips for a Back-To-School Fitness Routine

Fall is in the air! The kids are back in school. Schedules are becoming that much more hectic. Don’t let any of these factors stop you from remaining active heading deeper into the Fall months. Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y […]

Wellness Programs for all

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Everywhere you look these day you see ads for health and wellness programs.  Whether is it an infomercial or a billboard or just waiting in line at a store.  Wellness programs are always promising results to those who are willing to try it.  At the Y, we offer wellness programs designed to meet your needs. […]

Your Healthy Weight

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Do you know if you are at a healthy weight?  A healthy weight a key indicator of overall health.  It can even help prevent and control diseases and conditions.  The healthier the weight the lower the risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes, heart issues, breather problems, and even some forms of cancer.

Work with a Wellness Coach

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When you come into the Y, I’m sure you see people out on the fitness floor in a red Y shirt.  Those people serve as a wellness coach.  Each coach is trained to to work with individuals and groups.  They understand wellness and how to help you begin you wellness journey.  A coach is great […]