Weather Update

January 5, 2018

Weather Update – Friday, January 5th Due to inclement weather, we have a few delays and closing. The weather has affected the hours and offerings at the following branches: Albany YMCA: All morning classing and programs have been cancelled. Bethlehem: Open as normal. Duanesburg YMCA: All morning classes and programs, inclduing Child Watch have been cancelled. Glenville: All morning

New Year’s Resolutions – Do Them Right

December 29, 2017

This is the time of the year for making New Year’s resolutions and getting  gym memberships. This typically plays out in one of two ways. You either never visit the gym, or your visits begin to dwindle  three months in. There are methods you can easily implement in your life to keep yourself motivated and

2017 Raffle Winners

December 21, 2017

2017 Raffle Winners Our Annual Campaign Chair, Ray Bleser, was joined by our CEO David Brown, to announce the winners of our first-ever Fundraising Raffle! $5,000 Grand Prize Winner Antonia Cowie (#1077) $2,500 Winner Kim Eliashak (#0848) $1,000 Winner Joan Mortiz (2005) $500 Winners Maude Pinchinat (0811) Tiffany Stone (0112) Robert Peterson (0026)

How to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

December 21, 2017

As we all know, the holidays are meant for three big F words. Family, Food, and Fun. It’s a time when everyone gets away from work and college and just spends time with their family. When you’re with family however, you eat like pigs. Why? Because there’s no better way of talking and sharing stories

Win a Free 12-Week Membership

December 20, 2017

Win a Free 12-Week Membership We want you! The American Heart Association, and our generous sponsors, are seeking applicants for this life-changing challenge. We want applications from women that have a desire to change their lifestyle in order to live a more heart-healthy life. We will select 12 women to participate in the BetterU Makeover

How to Get Into Fitness

December 18, 2017

Fitness is for everyone. Regardless of what some people may say about themselves not being the “exercise type,” fitness can be molded to fit everyone’s body. Generally, excuses are made by people with busy lives, or by those who may not feel comfortable exercising, or maybe because they don’t believe that they are unhealthy. The

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

December 17, 2017

We always start the year with good intentions. We’re going to go to the gym five times a week. We’re going to make a budget and stick to it. We’re going to read one book a week, etc. But how often do we fulfill our goals? Hardly ever. But, I feel like 2018 is your

6 Reasons Winter is the Most Important Season for Exercise

December 12, 2017

Finding the time and energy to exercise in the winter can be tough. It’s cold, snowy, and windy while your house is warm and cozy. It’s easy to skip your early morning gym sessions when the weather doesn’t agree with you, but it’s extremely important to exercise through the winter. Exercise is important year round,

Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution

December 7, 2017

As you change your calendar from December to January, there’s always a bit of a thrill in the promise of a new year that’s full of potential. The New Year is chance to start fresh and say goodbye to any of the frustrations the previous year held—a perfect opportunity to make resolutions that will help

Follow These Tips to Become a Better Runner

December 1, 2017

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