Tag: healthy

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 […]

Fitness For All Ages

The YMCA of Catawba Valley offers fitness for all ages. The Y offers fitness programs starting as young as 10 and going all the way through senior adults. Some of our offerings include a pool, group exercise classes, outdoor walking track, cardio machines, free weights, and weight machines. The great thing about the Y is […]

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 […]

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 […]