Meet Kristen Hislop: Freihofer’s Training Challenge Co-Director

March 17, 2017

Kristen Hislop, a fitness coach at the Southern Saratoga Y, has been working as a head coach on of the Training Challenge for the Freihofer’s Run for Women for 7 years, and participating as a runner for 10 years. She was kind enough to sit down and tell us about the Training Challenge and what

Stay Safe During Your Winter Workout

March 14, 2017

Stay Safe During Your Winter Workout As told by Allison Reinhardt, the Regional Wellness Director at the Southern Saratoga and Glenville YMCA Snow day today? Take your workout outside! Living in the great Northeast means enjoying the magic of each of the four seasons, and this year, Mother Nature wants to give them all to us in

Snow Day Workouts

March 13, 2017

Snow Day Workouts As told by Stephanie Davis, a Personal Trainer at the Southern Saratoga YMCA Personally, I love, love, love snow days (when I do not have to drive in it, of course). It is great cross training. There are two things I look forward to when we get heavy snow: Shoveling Snow I truly enjoy

6 Reasons Swimming is the Best Exercise

March 10, 2017

Have you ever wondered why the people who love swimming absolutely love swimming? Because it’s one of the best workouts for all ages! It’s a Total Body Workout It’s almost as good as lifting weights. It works your arms, back, legs, and abs for the entirety of your workout. It Burns Calories Swimming is a

A Letter From Anthony

March 8, 2017

7 Ways to Give Your Brain a Workout

March 7, 2017

Brain health is equally as important as physical health. Take time out of your daily routine to give your brain a workout. Exercising your brain can improve your memory, focus, and boost your overall mood. Here are a few things you can do to make your mind sweat: Take a Cooking Class Your brain is

7 Tips for Keeping a Fitness Journal

March 6, 2017

When working towards a new and improved healthy lifestyle, there are a number of things you need to consider throughout your journey—you need to consider your goals, your availability, your emotions, and your exercise. There are a number of tools that people use to track this journey—a FitBit, pedometer, or a good pair of sneakers.

Meet Biggest Loser Contestant: Emiliana Brink

March 1, 2017

Emiliana Brink is a 19-year-old member of our Greene County location, and one of the younger contestants in the Biggest Loser Challenge. For Emiliana, the contest isn’t about the cash prize, it’s about so much more. For years, Emiliana has struggled with depression and Compulsive Overeating Disorder. To overcome this, she has decided to conquer

Locker Room Etiquette

February 28, 2017

Locker rooms can be a tricky place. Some people are more comfortable than others. It’s great that you’re comfortable with your body and aren’t bothered by changing in the locker room, but it’s also important to recognize that others might not be as comfortable with it. To help, we’ve come up with a few tips

Spring Into Health

February 21, 2017

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the snow is starting to melt away. It feels like spring is right around the corner—even if it’s only February. Now is the time to jump out of the winter rut and get back out there! Find your motivation Maybe you’re looking to lose weight, tone