6 Ways to Be Active With Your Kids

September 13, 2017

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time for the whole family to learn healthy habits together! The family that exercises together, stays together. Plus, it will bring your family closer together. We’ve come up with a few tips to help your family stay active. Take a class together This can introduce

Talking to Your Kids About 9/11

September 11, 2017

It’s difficult for children to understand the magnitude of the 9/11 tragedy. As a parent, it can be difficult to speak to your children about difficult topics in our history. While it’s not easy, it’s better to educate children at a young age so we’ve come up with a few ways to talk to your

7 Ways to Stay Healthy This Labor Day

September 1, 2017

Labor Day is basically the last hoorah of summer. Kids are going back to school, teachers are going back to work, and the chill of fall is right around the corner. Labor Day weekend is generally spent on a lake, barbecuing, camping, or anything that requires being outside. To help you have the best weekend

6 Tips to Get Back to School Ready

August 30, 2017

Getting your child back into the swing of the school year can be hard, especially with a holiday weekend coming up. You could be torn between mentally preparing your child and letting them enjoy their last few days of freedom. To help ease the transition, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you

It’s Never Too Soon to Teach Your Kids About Money

August 22, 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

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

10 Ways to Ask Your Kids About Their Day at Camp

August 11, 2017

Have you ever asked your child, ‘How was your day?’ and they respond with, ‘Good.’ You try to get more out of them by asking, ‘What did you do?’ and they answer, ‘nothing’. Well there may be a way around that! We’ve compiled a quick list of questions to ask your child that will get

Why Teens Love the Y

August 2, 2017

The Capital District YMCA (CDYMCA) is more than a gym. For teens and young adults, it’s an extension of learning. We help thousands of children and teens build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions through the YMCA. We nurture their potential. What exactly do we offer teens? Organized Sports We offer

Do You Use Our App?

August 2, 2017

You can now connect with us with the swipe of your finger. That’s right! We have an app! It’s designed to make your experience as a YMCA member easier than ever. Here’s what you can do with it: Check-in to your branch using your phone With our app, you don’t need to carry around your

6 Eating Habits to Maximize Your Workout

August 2, 2017

Exercise and eating go hand in hand. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or kick-starting your New Year’s fitness goals doesn’t mean starting a crash diet, or only eating raw foods. It’s about knowing what to eat when and what types of foods can help you make the most out of your workout! A healthy breakfast