Tag: wellbeing and fitness

Everything I know about working out…


Everything I know about working out…I learned in 80’s movies. Obviously we all remember the fashion, the headbands and leg warmers, but don’t miss out on the other messages hidden in the aqua net fog. Look past the big hair, campy jokes and that one guy who always wants to rock the striped tube socks […]

Valley Y Open House


The Valley Connection YMCA is excited to announce our January 23, 2016 Valley Y Open House. We encourage all of our members to come and bring a guest for FREE. There will be activities, a light breakfast served, give-away’s and so much more. Be sure to mark your calendar, so you don’t miss out on the […]

Physical Fitness and Dementia


Last year when I went for my yearly physical my doctor sat me down to discuss the relationship between Physical Fitness and dementia.  Studies have shown and proven a direct link between the two as greatly reducing the risk of this dreaded disease. Intrigued and encouraged, I turned to the Alzheimer’s Society for more information.

Fighting A Weight Loss Plateau


You finally have your “Fitness Epiphany”, get focused, find utter determination, start losing weight, feeling better and BAM!  You seem to hit a wall.  No matter what you do, what you eat, or how many more  classes you add to your fitness program you just can’t make the scales budge!  Well you’ll be glad to know…this is completely […]

Find the Right Wellness Program


Every wellness program is not created equal.  The program could be perfect for you or not even close to what you need.  The idea is that you have to find a wellness program that works for you.  How do you find the right wellness program?

The Y: Not Just a Fitness Gym

The Y is for everyone.

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 […]

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.

The Combo: Health and Nutrition


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 […]

What Workouts are Right for You


Did you know that not every workout is right for you?  Each person has different needs and their bodies react different to each type of exercise.  What you want to do is to find out what workouts are right for you.  It could be classes, or free weights, or machines, or cardio, or swimming.  Chances are […]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight Fast


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 […]