Tag: healthy living

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 […]

Fitness Programs

The YMCA of Catawba Valley offers so many different kinds of fitness programs for all ages and abilities. For kids, we offer kids fit, which is a program designed to get kids learning how to use the fitness equipment in safe proper way. It is available to members at no cost once a child turns […]

Financial Assistance for Fitness Programs

You may not realize it but the YMCA of Catawba Valley is a leading non-profit agency in the area. So many people think the Y is just a gym but really the Y is here to serve the needs of the community. One way the Y is serving the community is through offering financial assistance […]

What is a YMCA

What is a YMCA?  So many people think a Y is fitness center, or a place to swim, or a place to play basketball.  In reality though the Y is so much more than that.  The Y is designed to meet the needs of the community it serves.  Every Y is different so it can […]

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 […]

At the Valley Y fitness means family

Max and his grand children

Meet Max.  A long time member of the Valley Connection YMCA, Max told us why he believes at the Valley Y fitness means family. His story begins long before the Valley Y was the Valley Y, in 1980 when our facility was owned by Nautilus Fitness. Like so many of our long time members, family […]

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 […]

Fitness – Leading A Fitness Lifestyle for Health Seekers

After being in the fitness lifestyle business for almost 20 years, I have seen a lot of health seekers come and go.  They start out with a bang then a child needs a ride to soccer, a job schedule gets changed, the common cold saps their energy for a few days, school is cancelled due […]