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

Josh Wolin Promoted to Aquatics Director

August 20, 2014

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Wolin to the position of Aquatics Director at the Bethlehem Area YMCA. Josh started his career with the Y in June of 2011, as a swim coach.  His insightful nature along with his charismatic personality has enabled him to develop a swim team based on the

Arthritis Program

August 18, 2014

Hear from Desiree, a member of the Healthy Living Center, as she speaks about her progress in the Enhance®Fitness Arthritis Program. Enhance®Fitness Arthritis Program is a 16 week evidence-based group exercise program that uses simple, easy to follow movements that motivate individuals with arthritis to stay active throughout their life. Each class session includes cardiovascular,

Family Fun Month

August 13, 2014

August is Family Fun Month and with 19 days until September, there is still plenty of summer fun to be had. Family fun doesn’t need to be extravagant, it can be anywhere, any time. And you don’t need to go far to have fun. 31 Ideas to Celebrate Family Fun Month: Go on a picnic

We Have Arrived

August 12, 2014

After arriving last night, being assigned their rooms, enjoying a tasty dinner on the veranda of the JIY and a bit of blogging, everyone headed off to bed to get a good night’s sleep in the Jerusalem air.  They woke up refreshed and ready to go.  Starting with a beautiful buffet breakfast (yes we talk

International Youth Day

August 12, 2014

Youth Day presents an opportunity for every country to assess their investment in and commitment to youth, as well as general education. At the Y we are committed to helping our young people learn, grow, and thrive. As a Global Center of Excellence, the Capital District YMCA is committed to helping young people around the