Tag: working out

Valley Y Open House

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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

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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.

Fitness Frustration

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Has your fitness routine left you with a bad case of Fitness Frustration? Are you bored? Not seeing results? Ready to quit? Or, maybe even all of the above? Lets talk about how to fix those fitness blahs and fix your fitness frustration.

Fighting A Weight Loss Plateau

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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 […]

Do not forget to stretch!

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We’ve all done it, have a great workout then skip the stretching portion.  You’re in a hurry, to tired or just forget.  But is this really smart?  Experts say no, it is not smart to skip this portion of your workout routine.  Do not forget to stretch!

Exercising at the Y

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People walk into the Y everyday to exercise.  Exercising is just one service the Y offers.  At the Y, we offer much more than just the chance to exercise.  We offer the chance to be part of a collective cause that in strengthening our community.  It is our desire that when you come to the […]

Mix Up Your Workouts

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Do you want to stick to coming to the Y?  The best way to do that is to be willing to mix up your workouts.  Keeping your body guessing what you are going to do is a great way to get healthy.  Also mentally it helps you stay out of the workout rut.  People who […]

Back Exercises Help The Body

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Everyone needs to do lower back exercises no matter who you are what you are trying to achieve. These can be prescribed to deal with back pain or as part of routine training for injury prevention and better overall body capacity. The three main reasons for back exercises are spinal support, limiting injury, and balancing muscle […]

Does Pre-workout Matter?

Does it really matter is you do a pre-workout?  In order to understand that the first thing to think about is what is a pre-workout.  A pre-workout is what you do to get your body ready to workout.  It has multiple layers like getting enough rest, what you eat, warming up, and hydration.

Could the Y be a Wellness Spa?

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What comes to mind when you think of a wellness spa?  For many it is the thought of massages, steams rooms, and saunas.  Some people even think of being able to get into a hot tub would be great and relaxing.  People also think that they have to go to expensive please just get those […]