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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 […]

Partners in Corporate Wellness


Every company wants to have a healthier workforce.  That is the goal of every corporate wellness program.  If they have people miss less time at work than the company can produce more profits.  The Y partners with businesses all through out Catawba County to help companies have a healthier workforce.  We partner through memberships and […]

What is Workplace Wellness


Workplace wellness is a new age term.  The term  workplace wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health outcomes.  It came about because of the growing costs of insurance over the years.  The goal of workplace wellness is to get employees making […]

How the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Works

The YMCA of Catawba Valley offers the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program – an innovative program proven to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes – one of the nation’s costliest chronic diseases. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a group-based lifestyle intervention for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and has been […]

Not Just a Fitness Center

Every year another fitness center opens and more and more close down. So what makes the Y so sustainable through the years? The reality is that the Y is not just a fitness center it is so much more. We offer programs for all ages from infants through seniors. For the smallest of children we […]

Raising Generation Y

Raising Generation Y

The next time you walk into a YMCA fitness center, look around. Don’t just notice the machines and equipment…take a closer look. Look at the faces. Do you see the number of young people, both male and female, that have chosen to make fitness a part of their lives in their teenage years? It’s not just […]

Healthy Living at the Y

Healthy living at the Y is all about how we can help you to meet your goals.  No matter the goal the Y is always here to help you reach it.  Every goal is different and every goal needs different support to be achieved.  At the Y we offer many different ways for you to […]

5 Tips to Help Overcome Gym Anxiety

At the Y, we know how difficult it can be to get yourself in the gym, especially when you have anxiety about getting there and getting started. Now is the perfect time to to get into a new routine and conquer your fitness goals. Here are a few tips and tricks to overcome anxiety before […]

Coaching Connection at the Y

  We understand that wellness is a balancing act. It involves taking good care of your spirit, mind and body – all at the same time. At the YMCA, you can experience a great workout…whether you choose weights, cardio or friendly aerobic classes. For over 100 years, YMCA programs and services have been committed to […]