What to Expect: Boxing Edition

September 22, 2017

Boxing is an exercise trend that’s on the rise. Celebrities are doing it. Your friends are doing it. Why don’t you try it too? Maybe you think it’s too violent, or that it’s an exercise for the experienced. But anyone can do it! Here are a few things to keep in mind about your first

Refugee Family Learns to Be Safe Around Water

September 22, 2017

In May 2016, five young girls came to America with their parents and brother from Afghanistan with their family to begin a new life. They were relocated to America in order to escape the violence of the Taliban and get a fresh start. As a collective effort to help the family acclimate to a new

Friends Help Friends Save Money

September 21, 2017

Exercise can be a difficult routine to maintain, but it’s twice as hard when there are sugar plums and eggnog clouding your vision. Don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. You probably have at least one or two friends who are struggling with the same issue. Why not join forces? If you join the Y with a friend,

Member Spotlight: Alexx Fuino

September 18, 2017

Meet Alexx Fuino, a young mother who found a second home at the YMCA. Alexx first moved to the area a few years ago with her husband Justin. The two met while serving in the military and relocated to Bethlehem back in 2010. Since then, the couple has frequented the YMCA as both employees and

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

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