Health & Wellness

Programs

Healthy Living Starts At The Y At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff as

Why You Should Be Working Out With a Personal Trainer

Why You Should Be Working Out With a Personal Trainer

October 31, 2017

There are a lot of benefits to working out with a personal trainer. Whether you’re training for a specific event, struggle with injury, or just need a little extra push, we have personal trainers at each of our branches who would love to help you reach your full potential. They teach you new things Personal

9 Ways to Get Your Kids Away from the Screen and Into Fitness

9 Ways to Get Your Kids Away from the Screen and Into Fitness

August 15, 2017

In the age of technology, kids are more likely to sit inside playing video games, scrolling through their phones, or watching YouTube videos. But it’s important to keep your kids active. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their families’ habits

Meet Group Exercise Instructor: Jen Merritt

Meet Group Exercise Instructor: Jen Merritt

April 14, 2017

  Meet Jen Jen Merritt has been a group exercise instructor at the Greenbush YMCA for 10 years. She started out teaching a Body Sculpting class and quickly fell in love with teaching. Now you can find her teaching Spin, Boot Camp, Cardio Pump, Max Strength overload and ‘all sorts of high energy stuff’. “I

10 Tips to Help You Become a Better Runner

10 Tips to Help You Become a Better Runner

December 5, 2016

Running is one of the best exercises that you can do. It’s a great cardio exercise that helps you burn calories, strengthen joints and muscles, help you stay fit, and can also reduce the side effects of aging. It’s a hard exercise to excel at, so we’re here to help. There are a few things

6 Reasons to Run a 5K

6 Reasons to Run a 5K

September 18, 2017

If you’re anything like me, the idea of running a 5K, or running any sort of distance, can seem extremely scary. Some people gravitate towards running as a means of exercise while others struggle with it. 5K’s are good for both experienced and beginner runners and I believe that everyone should run at least on 5K

Stay Safe During Your Winter Workout

Stay Safe During Your Winter Workout

March 14, 2017

Stay Safe During Your Winter Workout As told by Allison Reinhardt, the Regional Wellness Director at the Southern Saratoga and Glenville YMCA Snow day today? Take your workout outside! Living in the great Northeast means enjoying the magic of each of the four seasons, and this year, Mother Nature wants to give them all to us in

Turn Shoveling Into a Workout

Turn Shoveling Into a Workout

February 9, 2017

Shoveling can be a daunting task, especially when there’s a Grey’s Anatomy marathon on TV. Turn shoveling into a fun workout! But beware, shoveling incorrectly can lead to injury. According to a 2011 study, around 11,500 Americans end up in the emergency room each year from shoveling. There are things you can do to get

8 Reasons You Should Be Working Out with a Personal Trainer

8 Reasons You Should Be Working Out with a Personal Trainer

November 9, 2016

There are a lot of benefits to working out with a personal trainer. Whether you’re training for a specific event, struggle with injury, or just need a little extra push, we have personal trainers at each of our branches who would love to help you reach your full potential. They teach you new things Personal

Anti-Boredom Month

Anti-Boredom Month

July 1, 2016

“Boredom: The desire for desires.” -Leo Tolstoy July is Anti-Boredom Month, so let’s make the choice, right now, to have desires. Do you desire to read more? Write more? Play harder? Lose weight? Travel? Love harder? Eat healthier? Learn to draw? Knit? Cook? Run? There are many chances, in life, to run after our desires.