Tag: health

YMCA Programs for ALL

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why is Strength Training Good for You?

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Strengthen your muscles and get a great cardio workout in one of our cardio strength classes. Classes are all taught by highly-trained instructors who will help you get the most out of your workout through a combination of exercises to strengthen your core while burning calories. Looking for a class that meet your goals? Group Exercise […]

The Y: Not Just a Fitness Gym

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Nowadays you see a fitness gym on every corner.  There is a gym that focuses on a particular group of people.  Those gyms focus on just getting get people in physical shape.  They aren’t worried about the individual as long as they are paying to use the facility.  At the Y, we care about more […]

How to Make Healthy Choices

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When you look in a gym do you see healthier people and wonder how do people get healthy?  For many it is all about making the right choices.  It is choosing this over that.  It is choosing a salad over something fried.  How do people make these choices?

The Combo: Health and Nutrition

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Some people seem to think that if they workout they can eat whatever they want.  I’m sure you have heard people say I can eat this since I worked out today.  If only it was that simple.  The reality is that health and nutrition go hand in hand.  It is hard to have one without […]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight Fast

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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

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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

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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 […]