Halloween Safety Tips

October 31, 2016

Halloween is an exciting day—you get to dress up as a famous icon or character while collecting sugary goodness. What could be better? While you’re out there having fun tonight, be sure you’re being as safe as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Travel in pairs Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your

Meet Bobbito Garcia: The 2016 Latino Youth Conference Keynote Speaker

October 28, 2016

Bobbito Garcia is an NYC native and entrepreneur who has built an empire on passion. He’s taken his love of basketball and writing, and turned it into a career. Bobbito is a former NY Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter, author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987, radio co-host of the legendary Stretch and

5 Things You Didn’t Know about the CDYMCA

October 27, 2016

Everyone knows that the Capital District YMCA (CDYMCA) is a fitness facility. We have treadmills, weightlifting, and various fitness classes, but that’s not all we do. We’re a non-profit organization that works together with the community to create a valuable experience for all of our members and non-members. What else do we do? The CDYMCA

5 of the Best Apps for Fitness Management

October 26, 2016

Technology is everywhere. You use it to talk to your friends, check movie times, and update your status, but that’s not all it can be used for. You can use technology for more than just communication. You can use it to track your fitness progress. We know you’re busy and fitness is hard to squeeze

Gym Etiquette for Group Exercise

October 25, 2016

Group exercises classes are one of the many things that makes the Capital District YMCA (CDYMCA) so special. We have great instructors, awesome facilities, and a number of different class choices to make your exercise routine a little more fun! Like the equipment room, there is an etiquette to follow when attending a group class.

DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

October 24, 2016

Halloween is the best time of year. It’s a time where you laugh and scream at the same time while collecting endless amounts of candy. That part is easy. The biggest dilemma is what to wear. The costume possibilities are endless. If you’re a planner, you already have your costume ready. If you’re a procrastinator, you’re

Why Teens Choose the Y

October 21, 2016

The Capital District YMCA (CDYMCA) is more than a gym. For teens and young adults, it’s an extension of learning. We help thousands of children and teens build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions through the YMCA. We nurture their potential. What exactly do we offer teens? Organized Sports We offer

4 Reasons to Avoid the Scale

October 20, 2016

For many, a scale is a sign of dread. You pull out your dusty scale that hibernates under your bed, and put your weight on it, one step at a time. You watch the numbers go up and down, while you hold your breath and hope it’s lower than the number in your head. It’s

National Unity Day

October 19, 2016

National Unity Day is a campaign to put an end to bullying in the United States and is part of National Bullying Prevention Month. It was first started in 2011, where people from all over the country in different communities would wear orange or display orange as a commemorative gesture. The campaign was supported by corporations

Member Spotlight: Joe Martain

October 19, 2016

In 2008, Joe Martain, then 56, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. As the disease progressed, he noticed daily tasks, like getting out of bed in the morning, becoming more difficult. “Now, I don’t have that,” Joe said, eight years later. Now, getting out of bed is easier. Why Two months ago, the Greene County YMCA launched