Meet Swim Lesson Star: Nick St. Louis

April 3, 2017

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit in on a swim lesson at the Schenectady YMCA pool. Head Lifeguard, Brie Bikowicz, was teaching soon-to-be fifteen-year-old Nick St. Louis to swim. “When he first started at the YMCA, he was afraid to even get in the pool,” said his mother, Amy. “It took a lot

What to Expect: Boxing Edition

March 28, 2017

Boxing is an exercise trend that’s on the rise. Celebrities are doing it. Your friends are doing it. Why don’t you try it too? Maybe you think it’s too violent, or that it’s an exercise for the experienced. But anyone can do it! Here are a few things to keep in mind about your first

Duanesburg High School Seniors Interview YMCA Seniors

March 27, 2017

Y Happenings

March 24, 2017

Looking for things to do with your family this weekend? Or are you looking for a night out and a fun activity for your kids? We have all of that! Here is whats going on this weekend across our association: Friday, March 24th Learn and Play Open House – Glenville The Glenville YMCA will be

New Tunes To Fuel Your Workouts

March 24, 2017

A typical gym routine looks something like this – walk to the locker room where music is playing over the loud speaker, lock your belongings away and walk towards the fitness center. As you approach your first machine or begin your first exercise, you choose your playlist and slide on your headphones. Turning on music

The Performance Project: Youth in Motion

March 23, 2017

This summer, the Schenectady YMCA has an amazing opportunity for students between the ages of 9 and 12! You are welcome to participate in “The Performance Project: Youth in Motion” presented by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Capital District YMCA, and the Saratoga Regional YMCA, in association with the National Dance Institute. This all

How to Build an Amazing Urban Garden

March 23, 2017

You don’t need huge, wide open fields or a homemade greenhouse to build a sustainable garden. All you need is a little bit of space and dedication! Whether you’re a gardening pro, or are interesting in getting started, here are a few tips on how to build the perfect urban garden in any space. Find

5 Reasons to Choose Camp Chingachgook

March 23, 2017

Monday May Be the Most Important Day to Workout

March 20, 2017

Mondays can be the hardest day of the week. You’re trying to shift from relaxation to productivity and sometimes that’s easier said than done. You have a hundred e-mails sitting in your inbox, three presentations this week, and your babysitter is sick. Working out may be the last thing on your mind, but there are

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