Volunteer Spotlight – Judith Duma

April 25, 2017

Meet Judith! Judith Duma became a member of the Glenville YMCA in 2010 when she moved to the area with her family. She was looking to get healthy, but had a lot of other responsibilities. She was the primary caregiver for her ailing father and a single mother to a daughter she adopted on her

Volunteer Spotlight: Colleen Springborn

April 24, 2017

Meet Colleen! Colleen Springborn is one of Southern Saratoga’s dedicated Pickleball players, who has gone above and beyond the role of member, and transformed into a beloved volunteer. She wasn’t always into Pickleball. At first, her exercise routine was minimal. “I would come in and use the treadmill, watch Regis and Kathy Lee and then I

Charge up for a Healthy Summer with Healthy Kids Day

April 18, 2017

Charging Up for a Healthy Summer – Healthy Kids Day Summer is just around the corner and with it children’s break from the routine—mornings spent sleeping in, afternoons spent watching television or playing video games in the cool air conditioning and evenings enjoying a nice ice cream cone before bed. It may sound great, but

Meet Upcoming Iron-Woman: Stacie Moore

April 14, 2017

Meet Stacie In December 2015, Stacie Moore decided to sign up for her first-ever triathlon. Stacie wasn’t an athlete growing up, and exercise was never a huge priority. As a mother of six, life took over, and fitness took a backseat. In January 2016, she took her first step towards wellness and joined the Duanesburg

Meet Group Exercise Instructor: Jen Merritt

April 14, 2017

  Meet Jen Jen Merritt has been a group exercise instructor at the Greenbush YMCA for 10 years. She started out teaching a Body Sculpting class and quickly fell in love with teaching. Now you can find her teaching Spin, Boot Camp, Cardio Pump, Max Strength overload and ‘all sorts of high energy stuff’. “I

Y Happenings

April 13, 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, April 14th Good Friday Breakfast – Troy and Greenbush Please join us for the

Springtime Tick and Lyme Prevention

April 10, 2017

Spring is finally here and we could not be more excited! We’re eager to get out there—take a hike, go for a run, kayak, walk, and generally enjoy the weather. But with warm weather comes bugs, and the tick population is expected to be high this year. So here’s what you can do to protect

Y Happenings

April 7, 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: Saturday, April 8th Easter Egg Hunt – Glenville Join us for a fun-filled morning of

8 Tips for Spring Fitness

April 6, 2017

You’re sitting in the office, looking out the window with longing. It was 55 this morning when you left the house. Imagine how warm it is now. It’s the perfect weather to get outside and exercise. Here’s what you should do to prepare: Get a physical Did you know that only about 20% Of Americans

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