This Is Me Now

August 8, 2016

Meet Tory It’s five in the morning, and while most of us are lying comfortably in bed, the doors of the Guilderland YMCA open and Tory Carman, 40, walks in, ready for her morning workout. Energized, focused and determined to keep pushing herself, Tory laces her sneakers and sets off on the track. At her

Friendship Day

August 7, 2016

In 1998, Winnie the Pooh was named the World’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. The UN also wrote a declaration in April of 2011 where we are invited to “observe this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities,

Watermelon Day

August 3, 2016

Join us in celebrating the ultimate summer food: the juicy, refreshing, hydrating, sweet, nutritious, delicious fruit that is WATERMELON!  Most of us have enjoyed watermelon in the classic fashion, sliced into triangle shapes and eaten fresh. Don’t get us wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But let’s have some fun. Here are unique watermelon

Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 2, 2016

It’s getting hotter outside and what better way to cool down than with an ice cream sandwich? Ice cream cones can get messy when it’s really hot and hard to eat when you’re on the go. Ice cream sandwiches are the perfect portable snack for a hot day in the sun! There are multiple ways

Dance Day

July 30, 2016

Let’s get moving! Today is National Dance Day, founded and officially celebrated in 2010 when American congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton decided to dedicate a day to dancing. Her goal was to promote physical fitness and dance education. Every year, National Dance Day is celebrated on the last Saturday of July. At the Y, we offer many classes that

Parents’ Day

July 24, 2016

In the year 1994… President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into Law for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” National Parents’ Day has been celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July ever since. Not sure how to celebrate? Today, we can start by sending our parents a

Junk Food Day

July 21, 2016

“At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.” -Michael Pollan It’s National Junk Food Day. At the Y, we’re here to coach you through it! With a little training and practice, a fresh, juicy peach can trigger the same satisfaction as a doughnut. It’s all about taking steps toward betterment;

Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15, 2016

Protect your family, home and pets from house fires According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 50,000 pets are affected by home fires each year; however, 1,000 house fires are actually caused by pets each year. National Pet Fire Safety Day was founded to spread awareness about pets starting house fires and how owners can

Pokemon Go PokeStops

July 13, 2016

Did you know that several of our YMCA’s are PokeStops in the new #PokemonGo game? Get active and catch them all at our Bethlehem YMCA, Greenbush YMCA, Guilderland YMCA, and the Troy YMCA.

Father Daughter Take a Walk Day

July 7, 2016

“In every walk with nature one receives more than [she] seeks.” -John Muir It’s National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day and we’re challenging all father, daughter duos to lace up those sneakers or hiking boots and hit the trails! Not sure where to go? Anywhere is fine, even the sidewalks around town. But if you’re feeling