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.

Happy Holidays

December 17, 2014

This holiday season, we wish you and your family good health and happiness. Please enjoy our 2014 Holiday Video which highlights YMCA members, volunteers, and staff who are making a difference in our local community, and across the globe. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Best Wishes, David Brown President & CEO Capital District YMCA

Celebrate #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2014

Celebrate #GivingTuesday We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, non-profits, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Get

Celebrating Generosity

December 1, 2014

On #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, December 2, 2014, non-profits, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. We are grateful to have the support of countless volunteers who help support the Y’s mission and strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living, and

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