9 Ways to Get Your Kids Away from the Screen and Into Fitness

August 15, 2017

In the age of technology, kids are more likely to sit inside playing video games, scrolling through their phones, or watching YouTube videos. But it’s important to keep your kids active. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their families’ habits

10 Ways to Ask Your Kids About Their Day at Camp

August 11, 2017

Have you ever asked your child, ‘How was your day?’ and they respond with, ‘Good.’ You try to get more out of them by asking, ‘What did you do?’ and they answer, ‘nothing’. Well there may be a way around that! We’ve compiled a quick list of questions to ask your child that will get

Why Teens Love the Y

August 2, 2017

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

Do You Use Our App?

August 2, 2017

You can now connect with us with the swipe of your finger. That’s right! We have an app! It’s designed to make your experience as a YMCA member easier than ever. Here’s what you can do with it: Check-in to your branch using your phone With our app, you don’t need to carry around your

6 Eating Habits to Maximize Your Workout

August 2, 2017

Exercise and eating go hand in hand. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or kick-starting your New Year’s fitness goals doesn’t mean starting a crash diet, or only eating raw foods. It’s about knowing what to eat when and what types of foods can help you make the most out of your workout! A healthy breakfast

Greenbush Traffic Alert

July 17, 2017

Please use caution on Community Way as road construction will impact the traffic pattern.  Road work will take place between 7:00am and 4:00pm weekdays through the week of 7/21.  Following 7/21,  road work on Luther Road (Rt. 151) will begin.  Please consider using the alternate routes posted on our website. We are asking that you

Why You Should Go to the Gym this Summer

July 13, 2017

Working out in the summer can be difficult. It’s hot. It’s humid, and exercising outside in that weather can be extremely dangerous. Excess heat can put extra stress on your body, causing your muscles to work in over-drive. Plus, with the humidity in the air, it blocks your sweat from evaporating, keeping your body temperature

Make Summer Reading Fun

July 12, 2017

Summer is the best time of year. The weather is nice, there’s more time to spend with your family, and you can relax. But what about your kids? Researchers have found that your child can actually lose everything they learned throughout the year. This is referred to as the “summer slide”. You can avoid the

Stay Protected: Tick Tactics

July 11, 2017

Summer 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 extremely high this year. So here’s what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Take preventative

Meet YMCA Teen: Jenesha Robert

June 28, 2017

Meet Jenesha Jenesha Robert is a graduating member of our Black & Latino Achievers program — a program which provides leadership, career readiness, and college preparation support to our middle school and high school youth. Because of all of Jenesha’s hard work, she earned a full-ride scholarship to St. Lawrence University, and was honored as