Tag: well-being

Wellness at the YMCA

8 out of 10 people come to the Y wanting to get physically fit.  Wellness at the Y starts with you the individual.  You are making a commitment to get here and do what you need you to do to feel better.  Whether that is losing weight, lowering blood pressure, fighting off prediabetes, or just wanting […]

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 […]

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 […]