From time to time we hear great stories about the impact that YMCA volunteers, staff or programs have on individuals. We call these “mission moments.” Here is one a membership staff member recently shared.
With a packed schedule each week, you can’t always make it to the gym. No problem when you’ve got a living room floor, backyard or garage! Body weight exercises are a simple and free way to improve your balance, flexibility, and strength. You can work almost every muscle with moves that will show great results. Who knows? Maybe you can even get the whole family involved and have a little fun! Here are some great exercises to get started.
When you’re on a wellness journey, you probably hear all kinds of advice from family and friends. While it’s well intentioned, it may not all be accurate. As trainers, we hear the following fitness myths all the time and today, we’re going to bust a few:
Minor muscle aches occur after a workout because stressing your muscles causes tiny tears in the muscle fiber and connective tissue. Muscle growth and strength gains occur during the process of repairing these tears, so they are not a bad thing — but they can be uncomfortable. Expect some soreness after a good workout, but understand the difference between regular soreness and a potential injury.
Zumba Instructor Runs to Fight Childhood Obesity. LaQuinta Washington loves Latin dance. Now she’s taking her love of exercise to the next level by running the YMCA Mistletoe 5K.
Monica Swaim is on a mission to live healthier and show others that if she can do it, they can too. Learn more about her wellness journey here. The YMCA Mistletoe Run will be Monica’s first Half Marathon. Here is how she is preparing for race day.
The Fulton Family YMCA is excited to welcome Jordan Lloyd as our new Wellness Director! Jordan was previously with the Robinhood Road Family YMCA, where he lead groups in boot camps, personal training, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, and mor
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Winston Lake Family YMCA will host the Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast for the homeless. The Wilkes Family YMCA is hosting the 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K to jump start a healthy holiday tradition. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with your friends and family! We’re so grateful that you are part of the Y.
Chelsea became Teen Director at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA earlier this fall, but that isn’t the start of her history with the Y. Find out what she thinks grownups don’t “get” about teens, how she spent her teenage years, and more!
Meet the Mistletoe Runner; Nick Iauco, Mistletoe Run Planning Committee Member and Accomplished Runner. Hear how he got started running, gets ready for race day and his favorite part of the Mistletoe Run.