6 Reasons to Add Strength Training to your Exercise Routine

October 10, 2017

Strength training can be intimidating, because there are a lot of stereotypes and preconceived notions surrounding that type of exercise. Some people think strength training requires bench pressing heavy weights, or participating in competitions, but that doesn’t have to be the case. That is just one type of strength training. Strength training can be as

4 Reasons to Try a HIIT Class

October 4, 2017

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can be intimidating. It’s a high-energy workout that keeps you moving for the entire class. If you’re unfamiliar, HIIT classes alternate short, but intense exercises—you move quickly from one exercise to the next with short resting periods. Simply speaking, you’ll be working as hard as humanly possible for the entire

#SelfieWithSomeoneNew

September 29, 2017

In these divided times, we must continue to bring people together, find common ground and bridge divides. Here in the Capital Region, the Y knows that this can start with something as simple as striking up a conversation with someone you’ve just met. This October, the Y is encouraging community members to meet someone new,

5 Stages of Retirement Planning

September 22, 2017

Everyone dreams of retirement. You dream of golf tournaments, beaches, and endless re-runs on daytime TV. Unfortunately, retirement isn’t gifted to you—it’s something you need to plan for. Here’s what to expect: Know Your Needs and How to Meet Them Retirement is expensive. The earlier you determine your retirement goals, the easier the planning will

Gym Etiquette for Group Exercise

September 22, 2017

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.

What to Expect: Boxing Edition

September 22, 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

Refugee Family Learns to Be Safe Around Water

September 22, 2017

In May 2016, five young girls came to America with their parents and brother from Afghanistan with their family to begin a new life. They were relocated to America in order to escape the violence of the Taliban and get a fresh start. As a collective effort to help the family acclimate to a new

Friends Help Friends Save Money

September 21, 2017

Exercise can be a difficult routine to maintain, but it’s twice as hard when there are sugar plums and eggnog clouding your vision. Don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. You probably have at least one or two friends who are struggling with the same issue. Why not join forces? If you join the Y with a friend,

Member Spotlight: Alexx Fuino

September 18, 2017

Meet Alexx Fuino, a young mother who found a second home at the YMCA. Alexx first moved to the area a few years ago with her husband Justin. The two met while serving in the military and relocated to Bethlehem back in 2010. Since then, the couple has frequented the YMCA as both employees and

6 Reasons to Run a 5K

September 18, 2017

If you’re anything like me, the idea of running a 5K, or running any sort of distance, can seem extremely scary. Some people gravitate towards running as a means of exercise while others struggle with it. 5K’s are good for both experienced and beginner runners and I believe that everyone should run at least on 5K