Tag: healthy living

Swim Lesson Partnership

The City of Hickory Parks and Recreation Department are in swim lesson partnership with the Hickory Foundation YMCA, offering swimming lessons to residents of the City, ages 6 months to adulthood. The Fall session 2 is currently registering from September 21- October 17.  Participants must come to the Highland Recreation Department at 76 N Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601 with a copy […]

Diabetes Prevention at the Y

Help for Adults with Prediabetes at Hickory Foundation YMCA The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults make lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.  YMCA OF CATAWBA VALLEY offers The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program – an innovative program proven to reduce the burden of […]

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 […]

Can fitness make you happy?


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


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


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) […]

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

Group of women and men working out at the gym

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. […]

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 Weight Loss is Important


Everyday you stories online of someone who has a weight loss story.  Those stories always talk about how they made lifestyle changes and what led them to do so.  They always have before and after pictures and give tips for others.  Let’s look at why weight loss is important for everyone.