Ants on a Log

March 20, 2015

Did you know that YMCA Afterschool Programs follow Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards. Need a fun activity for Nutrition Month? How about having kids make Ants on a Log? ‪#‎EatPlayYMCA‬

Workout of the Week

March 8, 2015

Here is a WOW lower body blast alternating cardio and toning exercises: High-impact option: 10 high knee runs, 5 Jump Squats 10 alternating jump lunges, 10 alternating (5 right/5 left) rear lunges 30 second jump rope, 10 calf raises 8 mogul hops, 10 alternating (5 right/5 left) side lunges Low-impact option: 10 alternating knee raises,

On The Way To Vietnam

March 7, 2015

Our team of staff and volunteers are on their way to Vietnam to help build a school with the YMCA of Vietnam, YMCA of Greater Houston, and other Ys from around the United States.

Workout of the Week

February 22, 2015

Jumpstart your workout with our new Workout of the Week! WOW #4 30 second plank 15 bicycle crunches 30 second side plank (Right) 15 bridge hip-ups 30 second side plank (Left) 2 minutes relaxation/deep breathing

Workout of the Week

February 15, 2015

Join the Healthy Living movement this February by trying our workout of the week! 20 second full squats 30 second squat hold 20 second squat hold pulses 20 second rest   REPEAT x3

Workout of the Week

February 8, 2015

Join the Healthy Living movement this February by trying our workout of the week! Keep track of how many of each you can do during a 10 minute period! (Rest as needed!) Ask one of our Wellness Coaches for a workout modification. 5 Squat Thrusts 5 Push ups 10 Bodyweight Squats 10 Sit-ups  

Workout Of The Week

February 1, 2015

Join the Healthy Living movement this February by trying our workout of the week! For those that would like a low impact/low intensity option of this workout, try this below. 5 bend knees/touch the floor, stand up on tippy toes with an overhead reach 5 Side to side toe taps with overhead Jack arms 10

American Heart Month Tips

February 1, 2015

February is American Heart Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the Capital District YMCA offers the following tips to help families in the Capital Region be heart healthy. Get Physical: Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart. Plan and schedule opportunities

Healthy Team Challenge

January 19, 2015

The 2015 Healthy Team Challenge begins Monday, January 26 and ends Sunday, March 22. This Member vs Member team challenge is a fun way to help keep you motivated after the New Year! Each participant is placed on a team with one of our wellness coaches. You will earn points for a variety of different

New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2014

Start Off ‘Small’ When Setting New Year’s Resolutions The New Year is a time for new beginnings and to set goals that strengthen one’s spirit, mind and body. While it’s tempting to make big goals, it’s essential to start small. Set goals that are attainable, easy to sustain and lead to big benefits over time.