Tag: health and wellness

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, […]

Fitness resolutions start New Year’s at YMCA

The Y is for everyone.

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 […]

The Y: A Place for Cancer Survivors

The Y is a place that is truly a representation of the community.  At the Y, you will see people of every background, race, and financial status all together talking to each and being together.  As you think about open to all, what does that mean to you?  Does it mean those who are in […]

YMCA Programs for ALL


When you think of YMCA programs, what comes to mind?  Is it children learning to swim, adults getting healthy, families having a place to go together, or seniors regaining their health?  I am sure at least one of those thing popped in your head.  As you think about what the Y offers, it is quite […]

Change your fitness program


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) […]

What is Health and Wellness


Sometimes when you think about being healthy the only thing that comes to mind physical health.  If this was many year ago that would be what doctors would be talking about but today physicians talk about health and wellness.  Health and wellness is a full body approach.  It is not just about physical but mental […]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight Fast


People always want to lose weight fast.  You always see these infomercials about you can lose so many pounds and inches in a short amount of time.  Those gimmicks will work for a short period of time but in the long run they will give you only short term results.  If you are looking to […]

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 […]