Real Talk: Episode 1

November 24, 2014

Start With Small Changes If you’ve ever thought ‘I’d eat healthier if… I wasn’t so busy… I wasn’t always rushing to pick up the kids… I didn’t work so much…’ then it’s time to have a real conversation about healthy living. Join Capital District YMCA Director of Healthy Living, Nancy Gildersleeve, and Communications Director, Rob Totaro, as

Men’s Health Tips

November 20, 2014

Did you know… 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men 15-35. Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year. The average life expectancy for men is nearly 5 years less than women.

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

November 19, 2014

For many, a bountiful Thanksgiving feast marks the beginning of what may lead up to several pounds of holiday weight gain. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, delicious sweets and treats are plentiful and available, more so than at any other time of the year. If you’re concerned about gaining unwanted pounds, these simple steps

Troy Monster Madness Dash Results

October 27, 2014

You did it! Check out the results of the 2014 Troy YMCA Monster Madness Dash. Results See Photos  

Thriller at the Healthy Living Center

October 27, 2014

It really was a “Thriller” at the Healthy Living Center anniversary party this weekend. Watch to the end for a “Scary” surprise finish.

John Lefner Selected to Lead Camp Chingachgook

September 29, 2014

The Capital District YMCA has named John Lefner as the new Executive Director of Camp Chingachgook, its regional outdoor education experience and resident camp located on the shores of Lake George. A senior leader in non-profit organizations with more than 10 years of camp leadership experience, Lefner has been selected to drive Chingachgook’s strategic plan

Tips to Prevent the Spread of Viruses

September 19, 2014

If you’ve seen the news, Enterovirus EV-D68 has reached the Capital District. Now is a good time for some tips to help prevent the spread of viruses this fall. Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing

K’s For Kids

September 9, 2014

Once again the Troy and Greenbush branches of the Capital District YMCA partnered with the Tri-City Valley Cats and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York to educate Rensselaer County school-age children on bullying prevention.  The K’s for Kids Program kindly donated $3,000 to support children in our Y programs in both East Greenbush and Troy.

New Greenbush YMCA Wellness Director

September 3, 2014

Please join us in welcoming Allison Reinhardt as the new Wellness Director for the Greenbush YMCA. Allison graduated college with honors and a degree in Liberal Arts. She is an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer and is also certified through the YMCA, AFAA, Spinning, Yoga Fit, and Silver Sneakers. Allison has been with

Healthy Meeting and Events Guide

August 21, 2014

How much time do you spend at work? The life expectancy in America is 78.6 years. This means most of us will spend an average of: 71 years indoors 10 years at work 5 years sitting at a desk (office workers) 2 years sitting in work meetings (average employee) To help build healthy communities, we’ve