Make Summer Reading Fun

July 12, 2017

Summer is the best time of year. The weather is nice, there’s more time to spend with your family, and you can relax. But what about your kids? Researchers have found that your child can actually lose everything they learned throughout the year. This is referred to as the “summer slide”. You can avoid the

Stay Protected: Tick Tactics

July 11, 2017

Summer is finally here and we could not be more excited! We’re eager to get out there—take a hike, go for a run, kayak, walk, and generally enjoy the weather. But with warm weather comes bugs, and the tick population is extremely high this year. So here’s what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Take preventative

Meet YMCA Teen: Jenesha Robert

June 28, 2017

Meet Jenesha Jenesha Robert is a graduating member of our Black & Latino Achievers program — a program which provides leadership, career readiness, and college preparation support to our middle school and high school youth. Because of all of Jenesha’s hard work, she earned a full-ride scholarship to St. Lawrence University, and was honored as

What to Bring to Camp

June 22, 2017

Summer Camp is right around the corner. Do you have everything your child needs to have the Best Summer Ever? If not, don’t worry, we’ve made a list of things your child should bring! Water Bottle This is one of the most important things to bring to camp. On hot summer days, when your child

Stress Free Lunches for Camp

June 22, 2017

Preparing lunch for your child can be extremely stressful. There are often a lot of rules to follow and certain foods to avoid, which can make preparing a healthy meal difficult. It doesn’t have to be hard! We’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help ease the stress. Spend Time Planning Planning for the

Y Happenings

June 14, 2017

Looking for things to do with your family this weekend? Or are you looking for a night out and a fun activity for your kids? We have all of that! Here is whats going on this weekend across our association: Friday, June 16th Phone Scam Awareness – Glenville Officer Tracy Nethaway of the Glenville Police Department

Keep Your Children Learning All Summer

June 13, 2017

Summer is the best time of year. The weather is nice, there’s more time to spend with your family, and you can relax. But what about your kids? Researchers have found that your child can actually lose everything they learned throughout the year. This is referred to as the “summer slide”. There are ways to

4 Reasons to try a HIIT Class

June 12, 2017

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can be intimidating. It’s a high-energy workout that keeps you moving for the entire class. If you’re unfamiliar, HIIT classes alternate short, but intense exercises—you move quickly from one exercise to the next with short resting periods. Simply speaking, you’ll be working as hard as humanly possible for the entire

Keep Your Teen Busy and Safe This Summer

June 1, 2017

Summer is almost here. Classes are almost done for the year—the kids are just waiting for the freedom bell. Waiting to ride bikes with friends, go to the beach, and enjoy the nice weather. But we all know that idle time can lead to unhealthy choices for youth, particularly teens. Keeping your teen busy in

Meet Group Exercise Instructor: Nina Floyd

May 25, 2017

Nina Floyd has 13 years under her belt as a Group Exercise Instructor and her energy is contagious. “I’ve always loved the atmosphere you can create in a class. I like how I see all different age groups moving and getting excited about moving,” said Nina. “I want them to get excited about a healthy