8 Tips to Make Fall Fitness Fun

November 7, 2017

You’re sitting in the office, looking out the window with longing. It was 40 this morning when you left the house, but now it’s just right outside. It’s the perfect weather to get outside and exercise. Here’s what you should do to prepare: Get a physical Did you know that only about 20% Of Americans

Military Family Month Tips

November 2, 2017

November is Military Family Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Capital District YMCA offers the following tips to help children of military families in the area cope while loved ones serve overseas. Avoid the Countdown  Try not to focus on the expected

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

Teaching Kids About Money

October 25, 2017

Money management is a hard skill to learn at any age, but the earlier you teach your children, the better off they’ll be. It’s a great way to instill responsibility and awareness at a young age. We’ve compiled a few tips that will help you come up with a plan that will work in your

Spooktacular Y Happenings

October 23, 2017

Looking for things to do with your family this Halloween? We have a ton of fun activities across our association: Tuesday, October 24th Halloween Flower Camp – Bethlehem It’s time to create a Spooky Arrangement! Jean Dearstyne invites you to jump on your bike and PETAL your way to flower camp for a spooky fun time

National Grid Brings STEM to Children in Need  

October 16, 2017

National Grid Brings STEM to Children in Need National Grid Gets the Gold Star for helping the Y deliver Science Crew (critical STEM programming) to scores of at-risk school children in our care. The results are in, and kids love science! Thanks to National Grid, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) piloted a

DIY Halloween Costumes

October 13, 2017

Halloween is the best time of year. It’s a time where you laugh and scream at the same time while collecting endless amounts of candy. That part is easy. The biggest dilemma is what to wear. The costume possibilities are endless. If you’re a planner, you already have your costume ready. If you’re a procrastinator, you’re

Halloween Safety

October 13, 2017

Halloween is an exciting day—you get to dress up as a famous icon or character while collecting sugary goodness. What could be better? While you’re out there having fun, be sure you’re being as safe as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Travel in pairs Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your child

8 Reasons to Play Pickleball

October 13, 2017

You may have heard about Pickleball, or have seen it played at your local Y, but what is it? Well, it’s sort of like tennis, but on a smaller scale. It’s been a hit with the older community as it’s a fun, fast-paced, yet low-impact workout! But why should you get started? It’s a fun

Think Pink This October

October 11, 2017

Breast cancer is an extremely malevolent disease that affects one in eight women nationwide. This is a large group of people whose entire lives have been affected by this disease. Thanks to global fundraising efforts, there are currently over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today. Here’s how you can help: